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Make It Monday // Cupids, Kisses, Hearts and Banners

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Make It Monday, blog circleWelcome to another Make It Monday! Can you believe this is #17? So excited for the series and I hope you’re enjoying it as much as I enjoy creating projects to share!

Are your creative juices flowing? Are you motivated to make some goodies?! I’d love to hear from you and see your creations, so be sure to let me know in the comments below! I read every single comment and love getting to know YOU! There are some fun plans in the works for the rest of the year, so be sure you don’t miss a single creative post and join the fun here!

Did you know I opened up an Etsy shop the end of last year? I did indeed! It brings me great joy to share these creations with others who love hand-crafted creations, be it banners, decorations, cards, party supplies, and more!

I created these goodies just in time for Valentine’s Day…coming up in just 12 days!! Are you ready to share your love, heart and kisses with your loved ones? These sweet banners will help set the stage for you and your honey loves!

Buy Amor Banner on Etsy

Buy Be Mine Banners on Etsy

Buy Kisses 5¢ banner on Etsy This one is one of a kind! Definitely one of my most favorite banners ever ❤

Buy Cupid Love banner on Etsy

Buy Fall in Love banner on Etsy

Buy Cupid Amour banner on Etsy

All of these are handmade by yours truly 🙂 I love adding the extra touch by dry or heat embossing to add texture, hand faux-stitching, distressing, stamping, cutting…whatever it takes to give it that extra something to make it extra special! Visit the Clicky Chick Creates Etsy shop to order yours today!

Or if you’re inspired to make any of these on your own, below are all the goodies I used to make them! My biggest tips to you:

  • When picking your papers, pick a patterned paper for your pennants (background) and a solid card stock for your letters.
  • Adding custom touches to your letters helps them pop – think heat embossing, dry embossing  for texture, glitter, hand faux-stitching and more!
  • If your letters don’t pop against the patterned paper, add a neutral colored shadow behind the letters to give them some pop!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Make It Monday, blog circleSo I have to ask you…how do campers create a Valentine? Keep the Make It Monday circle going, and head on over to my sweet friend Kristie Sloan’s Artful Adventures to find the answer! Her creativity is inspiring and her tutorials are fantastic! Be sure you don’t miss visiting her blog!

As always, thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day! Make sure not to miss any future posts by signing up for the Clicky Chick Creates email list here! You’ll get a great little freebie download as my thank you!

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Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

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Daisy Love Tubes // Positive Self-Esteem {Feeling Crafty}

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Right around Valentine’s Day, I volunteered to make a craft with my first grader’s Daisy troop. As I searched my craft room for project ideas, I had thought of working with them to create this project I pinned a couple years ago (the love tree/hand tracing), but I have done this project with my daughters classes for just as many years…

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So on to plan B. As I was looking through my supplies, I found tubes (from Close to My Heart) that I had not finished using. I had eight left over – perfect for the 8 Daisies in my daughters troop! I pulled some foam stickers, cardstock, mini heart punch and we were in business!

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Each girl received:

  • a tube,
  • 15+ strips of cardstock cut to fit comfortably inside,
  • hearts punched from same cardstock, and
  • a pen

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Before the meeting, our troop leader and I brainstormed some positive characteristics that are reflective of being a good Girl Scout, but the girls did so great brainstorming as a team during the meeting, we didn’t even need our list!

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Each of the girls decorated their tube with stickers. Then they wrote out qualities and characteristics they have and would like to have and put them in their “love tubes” – perfect little reminder of who they are and who they want to be!

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They really are a sweet group of girls and I love sharing my love of crafting with them! This activity helped them earn their purple learning petal: Gloria the Morning Glory, Respect Myself and Others. They’re so young, have so much to offer the world and have their whole futures ahead of them. Lucky girls! They were also the happy recipients of my butterfly snacks a few weeks back : )

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I think we all need written reminders of the goodness we offer the world. Wouldn’t it be great if we all had these sweet reminders of our greatness and offerings to our communities? Why not do it? Yes, right now, write down three (or more!) characteristics that help make you the BEST version of yourself. But don’t just write them down and bury them in a drawer, or a notebook, or on your computer. Put them on Post-It’s and on your mirrors, your computers, your fridge, your door – anywhere and everywhere you’ll read them regularly. And let me know how it makes you feel! Here, I’ll start:

1. Generous

2. Creative

3. Amiable

Now it’s your turn! Go! As always, thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!
Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

PS. If you need some help with your list, check out positive characteristics here.

PPS. Make sure not to miss any future posts by signing up for the Clicky Chick Creates email list here! You’ll get a great little freebie download as my thank you. What’s the freebie? My go-to shot list: 7-must get photos for kid birthdays!

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