Thursday, January 26, 2012

Valentine Hop Featuring the Thankful Thursday Design Team

Hi Everybody!
Welcome to the Valentine Hop Featuring the Thankful Thursday Design Team!  I am so excited (and proud!) to be doing this hop with such an amazing team, and such talented crafters.  I know today you will be getting some fantastic inspiration for Valentine's Day, so let's get started!  There will also be a way for you to get extra entries for the prizes, so make sure you read to the end of this post :)

For our project, we made little mail boxes for my kids to take to school and keep their Valentine's in.  Here's how they turned out:

*These were simple to make.  We just used the small priority mail boxes from the post office!!  Free is the best price :O)

*We used some rub ons and patterned paper for decoration.

*She put some themed gelly stickers on the other side.

*We made sure to cut the holes in before we started designing so we knew which way to face things!

*My oldest used this owl image from the Jaded Blossom set I Hoot You.

*Hand-drawn art always makes projects a little more special :O)

*I had to take a picture of this before I cut the hole.  Apparently my 9 year old wanted to make sure I knew where to cut, lol!

I hope you'll try some of these with your family!  If you do, please link them up for the challenge, and share them on my Facebook wall HERE.  And now.................


**Space Party Cricut cartridge!!!!!!**

**A 5 pack of Action Wobbles!!!!!!!!

To be entered for these fantastic prizes:

1. Leave a comment on ALL blogs in this hop (there are only 9 of us).
2. Please be a follower of my blog (you'll be happy you did!).


1.Create a NEW Valentine project! 
Project must be new for this challenge, but can be combined with other challenges :)

2.  Enter the link in the Inklinkz below. 

3.  One project per person please.

4. Entries will be open until Feb. 9th, 11:59 pm PST.

Easy peasy!  You can earn a total of 3 entries!!!  I can't wait to see what projects you all create :O)  Now head on over to see the talented
as the next stop in the hop!


Here's the lineup in case you get lost or need to stop along the way:


  1. Hi Jenny!! How fun are these Valentine's holders?? I love free supplies too, but the artwork from your girls really make the project super special.

    Big Hugs, Cheryl

  2. What adorable boxes you and your kids made. Very sweet, and oh so special for all of you. And thanks for the chance at a great giveaway!--Pat N.

  3. Oh Jenny ... this is took cute!! Love it!!! I'm going to make one with Robbie...



  4. Oh my Im so exited! I love
    Valentine projects! Off I go to hop:)

    Debbie H.

  5. Just got done with the Hop and I Love Everyone's Creations! Everyone is so talented. Love your Valentine Card Boxes and I Love the Idea of using the (FREE) Boxes from the Post Office. My favorite one is the Kissing Sound one MUAH! Love It! I'm already a follower of yours and Thank You so much for the chance to win. :0)
    cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

  6. Love the Valentine Boxes! The free boxes are the way to go. I just started following your blog! :)

  7. Following and lovin' it! The mailbox is way too cute especially the directions from your daughter!!Priceless ! On my way to link up some fun Valentine projects..hope your day is always CREATIVE!
    Creative wishes,

  8. That is so sweet! I love the CUT HERE. :) And the MUAH.... awesome!

  9. Awww I love this. Takes me back! Valentines day was the best in school!!!!!

  10. Fabulous hop! I need to get back to using my cricut more. Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win :)

  11. What a cute idea to do with the children. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  12. I love this project! Your kids did a great job!

  13. That is a great idea Jenny! Your kids did a great job and I love the second to last picture that shows the "Muah (kissing sound)". Too cute! :)

  14. Jenny I haven't been able to comment all day! I LOVE this! :D I'm all about free projects and recycling too!

  15. Reminds me of when I was a kid and got to make these fun mailboxes for school. Ah, the good ole days. :) Love that your 9 year old thought you might forget to cut the hole. hahhaha
    I'm following your blog.

    Smiles Sher

  16. Brings back memories of making these for my boys & now starting on some for the grand kids. Have been a follower for a while.

  17. Ove the boxes my kids made those way back and now the grandkids are makeing them so fun.

  18. I can see your kids are taking their talents from their mommy.

  19. The most precious projects are the ones you share with your children. great job!! Follower here:)

  20. How cute, I can't wait to make these with my daughter when she goes to school. I remember the Valentine's day parties in grade school, it was so much fun!!

  21. super cute mailboxes! I just may have to copy this idea for the classroom!

    Kim :)

  22. What an awesome way to have family time! Your children did wonderful , sounds like you really had fun! How long does this blog hop go for? I would like to participate but don't have a new project, need to make one!! lol I love your blog and I am already a follower and subscriber.

    1. Hi Naomi! We had a blast doing this project! The blog hop will be open until Feb. 9th so everyone can have time to create. Thanks, and hope you can join in :O)

  23. Great project for kids! I love this idea and will file this away for my Madison. I already follow you. Thanks for sharing.


  24. These are awesome Jenny and kiddos! Looks like they put a lot of love into their project!! I love the idea of using the flat rate boxes! We've been saving cereal boxes for my preschool classes but I don't think we can eat 24 boxes by 2/14! I may need to make a visit to the PO! Thanks for the great idea!

  25. Absolutely Adorable!!! I love doing crafts with kids and seeing what they create! tfs :-)

    -Sam :-)
    SamanthaJDesigns @

  26. Already a follower. Thanks for the fun hop and your cool project.

  27. Great kids projects...those mailboxes are adorable!


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