You’re a Gem Valentine’s Day Printable Cards

I’ll make this post short and sweet.

Girly and pretty. That’s how I describe these little Valentines. Attach the cards to a Ring Pop and you’ve got a “Gem” of a Valentine.  I’m sharing the free You’re a GEM Valentine’s Day printable cards HERE.

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My daughter is excited to give these to her classmates.

Are you ready for Valentine’s Day?

Have a Happy Day!

Download our You’re a GEM Valentine’s Day printable cards HERE.

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Find other Valentine’s Day ideas HERE.

Minecraft Valentine’s Day Printable Cards

Moo, oink, baa… Why am I hearing animals?

I used to ask myself this question when my kids first started playing Minecraft. Funny how I didn’t notice the other sounds coming from the popular video game. All I could hear and still hear loudly are the animals.

Anyways, since Valentine’s Day is near, I created these Minecraft Valentines for my son to give to his classmates. I’m sharing the printable with you – download the Minecraft Valentine’s Day printable cards HERE.

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I love how this design is simple. The wording is not specific for any kind of candy or treat.

Do your kids play Minecraft? I knew my son would love the game but I didn’t expect both my daughters to love it also.

I hope you have a happy day!

Download our Minecraft Valentine’s Day printable cards HERE.

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Find other boy-themed Valentine’s Day cards HERE.

Find other Valentine’s Day ideas HERE.

Christmas Countdown Printable

I have a secret I’ve been wanting to share. Until this post, only a few people know.

Today, we have a special countdown set to “1 Day.” No, it’s not this Christmas Countdown Printable but our Disney Vacation Countdown. Shhh…the kids have no idea we’re going to Disney World. It’s a super secret surprise trip.

They’ve seen my new Christmas Countdown Printable and said to display it instead of the Disney Vacation Countdown since Christmas comes before our next Disney vacation (which they think is in the summer). Hehe…see they don’t know.

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We’ll be in Disney World tomorrow. I think it’s safe to post this today unless 1) my kids get access to the internet at school , 2) decide to show off my blog to their teachers and friends and 3) read this post. Chances of all that happening are low.

The big surprise will be revealed when the kids get home from school. The Disney Vacation Countdown displaying “1 Day” will be one of the clues as they walk in our door.

Anyways, I decided to make this simple Christmas Countdown Printable because of a dear reader. She made a comment in the Disney Countdown post stating she wanted to make something similar for Christmas.

We love counting down to Christmas. We display a countdown on our family room mantle. We hang a countdown ornament on our Christmas tree. Can a family have too many countdowns?

Personally, I don’t think we really need a third countdown. To be honest, I made this printable countdown more for YOU…maybe you don’t have a Christmas countdown OR an advent calendar OR you don’t want/have time to make one yourself OR you don’t want to spend the money to buy one. Maybe you want something simple.

If you have a an 8×10 frame with glass, a printer, paper, scissors and a dry erase marker, then this Christmas Countdown printable is for you. Just print and frame it. That’s it – easy.

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Download our Christmas Countdown printable HERE.

This printable is meant to fit in an 8×10 frame.

TIPS: I recommend printing it on white card stock paper. I also recommend checking your printer settings. My printer’s “Print Quality” setting is normally on “Standard” but  I changed the “Print Quality” to “High.”

After printing, you’ll need to cut around the red frame of the Christmas Countdown printable to make it an 8×10 picture.

IMPORTANT: Make sure your frame has a glass top. The glass is where you write the numbers. It’s also why you’re able to erase and change the days with a dry erase marker. We use a slightly damp napkin to erase the numbers.

Does your family like to countdown the days until Christmas?

Happy printing and counting down!

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What I Love Most About My Home – Free Printable

I love this quote

What I Love Most About My Home Is The People I Share It With

I decided to create a printable with this quote and share it with you.

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But there’s more. I made not just one color house print but seven (7) different color versions. Print the one that matches your home décor best.

Here it is in blue.

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Here it is in yellow.

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I plan to use the green “What I Love Most About My Home Is The People I Share It With” printable and hang it in our living room.

NOTES:

  • This printable is meant to be a 8×10 picture.
  • I recommend printing it on white card stock paper (size 8.5 x 11).
  • Check your printer settings. My printer’s “Print Quality” setting is normally on “Standard” but it tends to print streaks especially on thick dark letters or graphics. I changed the “Print Quality” to “High” and it printed with no streaks.
  • Check your Size Options: My default setting was “Fit” but instead I changed it to “Actual size” If not, it printed smaller than an 8×10 picture.

After printing, you’ll need to cut it to make it an 8×10 picture.

Look at all the colors you can choose – red, black/red, orange, yellow, green, blue or purple.

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Download our “What I Love Most About My Home Is The People I Share It With” printables. The links for the different color options are listed below:

Have fun printing and framing your new home decoration.

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(I’m linking up to The Frugal Girls, Weekend Wrap Up Party and Sunday Showcase Party.)

Disney Vacation Countdown – Free Printable

If you are looking for an easy Disney Vacation Countdown to make, then you’ll love this. I created a free Disney Vacation Countdown printable for you. All you have to do is print it, trim it and frame it. Make sure the frame has a glass top. You just simply change the number of days using a dry erase marker.

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We are so excited about our upcoming Disney World trip (which also includes a cruise on the Disney Dream). It is a few months away. We normally don’t start counting down until about 30 days. But the kids wanted to start a countdown as soon as possible.

This is not my first DIY Disney Vacation Countdown. If fact, I’ve also made a Chalkboard Mickey-Shaped Disney Vacation Countdown. Unfortunately, it is no longer available. I accidentally dropped it on one of it’s ears and it broke.

We needed a new one. I wanted a countdown that was quick and easy to put together. So, I created this new Disney Vacation Countdown printable.

Download our Disney Vacation Countdown printable HERE.

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This printable is meant to fit in an 8×10 frame. I recommend printing it on white card stock paper.

I also recommend checking your printer settings. My printer’s “Print Quality” setting is normally on “Standard” but it printed the black Mickey silhouette with streaks. I changed the “Print Quality” to “High” and it printed with no streaks.

After printing, you’ll need to cut around the red frame of the Disney Vacation Countdown printable to make it an 8×10 picture.

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Make sure your frame has a glass top. The glass is where you write the numbers. It’s also why you’re able to erase and change the days with a dry erase marker. We use a slightly damp napkin to erase the numbers.

We’ve been updating our Disney Vacation Countdown every morning. Recently, someone changed the countdown to say “Too Many” Days Until Disney. This made me laugh. Do any of you, Disney fans, feel like this – there are too many days until your next Disney trip? Anyways, it was not one of the kids who wrote that. It was my husband.

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Are you going on a Disney trip soon? Have a magical time!

Download our Disney Vacation Countdown printable HERE.

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DIY: Shamrock Button Art with Rainbow Chevron Background

Here’s an easy St. Patrick’s Day craft project. It’s a simple framed decoration. When brainstorming ideas for this art project, I thought of the color green, shamrocks, four leaf clovers, leprechans, pots of gold and rainbows. So I came up with this inexpensive Shamrock Button Art with a Rainbow Chevron Background. It has the green, a shamrock and rainbow colors.

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Do you ever visualize an art project and hope to have it look exactly how you pictured? This is how I felt about this Shamrock button art. I imagined the background to be a chevron pattern with rainbow colors. But I wanted the colors to be muted or in light shades. Unfortunately, I didn’t see any cardstock paper resembling this in stores.

So what did I do? I created one of my own and I am sharing it with you. Download the printable rainbow chevron background with shamrock clover template HERE.

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To make this easy St Patrick’s Day button art, all you need are a frame, green buttons, cardstock paper and glue. You could use any pattern scrapbook paper as your background. But if you want, you may use our rainbow chevron background with shamrock template.

The frame I am using holds an 8×8 picture. I cut the chevron paper to size.

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The buttons I bought at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft store using a 40% coupon so it only cost $3.59. Using the clover as my guide, I attached the buttons using a hot glue gun. I first laid out a few of the buttons to get an idea how it would look and then glued. If you look closely, there are buttons on a second layer to fill empty gaps.

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I love the simplicity of our Shamrock Button Art.

Are you making any St. Patrick’s Day crafts?

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Find other St Patrick’s Day ideas HERE.

(I’m linking up to Sunday Showcase Party, Weekend Wrap Up Party and The Frugal Girls!)

DIY: Just Write Valentine’s Day Printable Card

I have another fun and free Valentine’s Day printable card to share with you. It’s heart shaped and may be “just right” as a non-candy option for school valentines. They are adorable “You are just WRITE” Valentine’s Day cards.

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All you need to do is print our “You are just WRITE Valentine’s Day” tag, cut the hearts out and attach a pencil.

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I used a hole puncher plus I used scissors to create two slits for the pencil to go through.

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You need to make sure the hole or slit is big enough to fit your pencil.

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Download our “You are just WRITE Valentine’s Day” printable cards HERE.

So, are you ready for Valentine’s Day?

I hope you have a happy day!

See our other free printable Valentine’s Day cards:

Read about other homemade Valentine’s Day card ideas HERE.

Find other Valentine’s Day ideas HERE.

(I’m linking up to Frugal Girls!)

DIY: Wheelie Fun Valentine’s Day Card (Printable)

I have a “wheelie” fun Valentine’s Day card to share with you. As you may know, I have three kids. Two daughters and one son. I have already shared our cute Valentine’s card ideas for my daughters. This “wheelie” Valentine printable card was created for my son to give to his classmates.

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This boyish card was inspired by the I “Wheelie” Like You card which I featured in our Valentine’s Day Card Ideas for Boys.

We plan to put a die cast car in each bag, tie it up and attach our  “Have a Wheelie Fun Valentine’s Day” tag. The dies cast cars we’re using was purchased at Party City (for $9.99 for a bag of 24 cars). You could pair this Valentine printable with any toy car, car shaped candies or Disney Cars Fruit Snacks.

Another idea is to use Life Savers Gummies since they look like tires.

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We’d like to share this fun printable with you. Download the “Have a Wheelie Fun Valentine’s Day!” printable card HERE.

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See our other free printable Valentine’s Day cards:

You may also like our Handprint I LOVE You This Much card HERE.

Find more Valentine’s Day card ideas that will appeal to boys HERE.

Read about other homemade Valentine’s Day card ideas HERE.

Find other Valentine’s Day ideas HERE.

 

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DIY: Bursting with Happiness Valentine’s Day Card (Printable)

This year my youngest daughter wanted to give her friends homemade Valentine’s Day cards. She didn’t want to do the cute School of Fish Valentine’s Day cards her sister made last year. So, we created these fun Bursting with Happiness Valentine’s Day cards. They were inspired by Starburst Candies Valentine Tags found on BHG.

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We plan to put Starburst candies in bags, tie it up and attach our  “Hope your Valentine’s Day is BURSTING with happiness!” tag.

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We’d like to share the printable with you. Download the “Hope your Valentine’s Day is BURSTING with happiness!” printable card HERE.

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See our other free printable Valentine’s Day cards:

You may also like our Handprint I LOVE You This Much card HERE.

Read about other homemade Valentine’s Day card ideas HERE.

Find other Valentine’s Day ideas HERE.

(I’m linking up to I’m Lovin’ It, Weekend Wrap Up Party and The Frugal Girls!)

Teacher Gift: You’re My M&M Poem & Jar Plus Other Ideas

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This year my kids and I came up with a Teacher gift idea that’s both sweet and simple – a M&M Teacher Poem attached to a jar filled with M&M’s. I orginally saw this great idea on Domestically Speaking.

All you have to do is get a jar and fill it with M&M’s. Next, write/type out the M&M Teacher Poem and attach it to your jar. You could also place a gift card in the jar with the M&M’s.

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I created a printable for the M&M Teacher Poem for you to use. See the end of this post for the link or click on image below.

Here’s the sweet poem:

Last year, my daughter and I made an easy-to-make and beatiful gift for her teacher. Maybe you’ve seen it here already – it was a Colored Pencil Vase. You can also find more teacher gift ideas at end of that post HERE).

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Also, if you plan to give a gift card to your child’s teacher, then read about our Creative Wrapping Ideas for Gift Cards post HERE.

Here are a few other awesome Teacher gift ideas I found. Check them out:

Download the M&M Teacher Poem HERE.

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(I’m linking up to I’m Lovin’ It, Weekend Wrap Up Party, Sunday Showcase Party and The Frugal Girls.)