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Homemade valentines to win their heart


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By Elizabeth Thompson
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Thursday, February 10, 2005
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Valentine's Envelope

Aw, man. You were up until 3 this morning working on those Victorian valentines you planned to give out to that special someone, or that one really nice clerk at Safeway, when you accidentally spilled a 44-ounce bombin' berry Slurpee all over them. There goes those authentic, embossed paper-doll cherubs playing harps from 1886 you had shipped over from Germany, that Victorian lace that you hand-stitched and those card tidings that had just enough shame and romance to them to make them seem authentic.

But don't fret. Your stab at making homemade valentines wasn't a total bust. These paper valentines are ultra-easy to make, and simple enough for you to spruce up with your own creative touches.

You can use regular construction paper, or go by an art supply store, like Posner's on Park Avenue, and check out their collection of fancy paper.

This craft has been adapted from a craft Web site for children called zoomdinosaurs.com, so if you have a hard time making these you should feel bad about yourself.

You will need:

  • The paper of your choice

  • A pencil

  • Scissors

  • Glue or Tape

    Print this template.

    Use it to trace onto your Valentine paper

    Cut out the template shape from the Valentine paper.

    Write something that's sincere and full of meaning, something you've never said to anyone before.

    Cross that out and replace with your favorite excerpt from Ludacris' "What's Your Fantasy?"

    On top of the center square, fold the squares down one by one.

    Tuck the last flap in, so one of its corners is under the first flap you folded down.

    You can tape it shut and have it be ugly, or you can cut out a small heart, put some tape or glue on the back of it, and stick it on to the center of the four flaps.

    Present to your Valentine sweetheart.

    Slow dance to "Lights" by Journey.



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