Make Today: Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day, Makers!

Regardless of your current marital status, I promise there are tons of people you love who need some appreciation today. Family, Friends, Pets, etc. There are also tons of different ways to express your appreciation for those wonderful folks! If you’re like me, you’ve been eyeing up printables and other DIY Valentine’s projects… Remember our printable mailbox from last year?

This year I’ve once more taken to making my own Valentines. A little more two-dimensional, but still pretty awesome. I was inspired by the easy to follow tutorial from the Jones Design Company blog and set to work creating my own fake calligraphy. This card was made using some kraft cardstock and a pen and ink set.

outside: “Romeo & Juliet…”

Even someone with the most atrocious penmanship (ahem, me.) can dress up their handwriting. A steady hand and patience is key, trust me.

inside: “Are a couple of punks compare to my Mom & Dad”

My parents got a good chuckle out of this one ;)

I know it’s been a little quiet on the misc*makers front lately – but that doesn’t mean we aren’t busy little bees. Keep your eyes peeled for more easy projects to tackle.

Enjoy :)

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Roses are Pink

I hope all of you makers out there had a fabulous Valentine’s Day yesterday!

While I didn’t have a Valentine of my own, I did snap a photo of the pretty pink roses my Dad brought home for my Mom. So sweet :)

Seeing these lovely roses and then stumbling upon a box of crepe paper has given me a goal for this week:

Rose Kissing Ball

from heart-hands-home

(photo from heart-hands-home)

 

I plan to make two, one pink and one white. Normally something like this would be perfect for Valentine’s Day, but personally I think these are adorable all year long! Photos of my attempt will be coming soon, I just gotta go out and get some Styrofoam!

Make: Oven Baked Red Potatoes

Happy Valentines Day, makers!

If you’re like me, maybe you are planning to cook your loved one a nice dinner. If you are in need of a side dish, this recipe will complete your meal and add a little red to your plate! I found this recipe last year when I was making my boyfriend a dinner for Valentine’s Day. Cooks.com has an Oven Baked Red Potato Recipe that is to die for! It is amazing and it is so easy to make!

The ingredients are:

-1 tablespoon of butter (melted)

-1 tablespoon of olive oil

-2 cloves of garlic (minced)

-1/4 teaspoon of pepper

-3/4 teaspoon of basil

-3/4 teaspoon of oregano

-3/4 teaspoon of salt

-4 large unpeeled red potatoes

 

1)      Preheat the oven to 425.

2)      Mix all of the ingredients except the potatoes.

3)      Cut the potatoes into wedges. (Once the wedges are cut I usually cut them in half to make the pieces smaller.)

4)      Add the wedges to the bowl of ingredients, put a lid on and toss the mixture.

5)      Stand the potatoes on edge on a cookie sheet.

6)      Sprinkle a little parmesan cheese on the potatoes and put in the oven.

7)      Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown.

 

It is as simple as that! It is one of the best potato recipes I have made yet. Even if you are not making a Valentine’s dinner, it makes a great side dish for any meal you make.

 

If you make this, be sure to let us know what you thought about it. My question to you is,

What is your favorite side dish?


 

Print: Cupcake Sweeties Valentines

I love cupcakes. I love Valentine’s Day. I love sharing.

Three reasons I hope you love the lil’ printable I have for you today, makers!

All around the internet you can find free printable paper Valentines to hand out to your loved ones. Just to give you one more option, I’ve put together a printable sheet with three different cupcake designs. CLICK!

When you print, I suggest going with “borderless” and keeping the size the same. Just cut them out and pass them along!

Happy Valentine’s Day!