Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Goldfish Valentine [a re-post] with a Printable Template!!!!

I have received so many questions about this little valentine, I thought I'd post it again for 2013.  Edited to add the files I created so you don't have to make your own!
(see below for templates)  

I purchased a pack of 100 of these bags at Michael's Craft Store for $3.99 (use the 40% off coupon!). 

originally posted on February 13, 2012
Happy Valentine's Day! 

I saw this valentine on, you guessed it, Pinterest.  (Click here to see what else I'm pinning).  The file is available in her Etsy shop, so you can simply print it. 

The concept of this valentine was perfect for us b/c it's unisex so it worked for both my son and my daughter!

For the over-achievers out there [insert fist pound here], you can make your own simple (translation: looks like a 3 year old drew it) version in Photoshop or Picnik (or another free photo editing site) and add your child's name.  Just don't fall in love with the ease of use of Picnik.  It's closing on April 19th. Boo.  

Use your printer settings to print 4 per page.  I stapled several sheets together (outside of my cutting area, of course)  so the sheets would stay straight while I cut them out.
Other variations include:
"Our 'school' is cool because of YOU!"
"You make our 'school' cool."

The bags (bought a pack of 100 for $2.99 minus 40%) stuffed with the card stock inserts.  Doesn't this pic look a little trippy?
The kids chose Goldfish crackers instead of Swedish Fish (which I was a *bit* disappointed by, btw). 

We made about 50 valentines and used about 2/3 of the giant milk carton-shaped Goldfish package.
Print.  Trim.  Fill.  Give.  Eat.  

[edited to add files for you!]
I am not a programmer, but if you have problems with the downloading the files, email me and I'll try to help!  

The first two files are PDFs and are not editable. #3 and #4 are Word documents that you can download and add your kids' names before printing*.

1. Download PDF & Print

2. Download PDF & Print.

3. Download Word Document. Click on the text boxes to personalize with names. Print.

4. Download Word Document. Click on the text boxes to personalize with names. Print.


*For personal use only. Please do not edit these files beyond the text boxes I've provided. Do not post these files anywhere, rather share them by linking back here!
Have fun!  

It doesn't get any easier than that, right?  
(well, maybe it would be easier to buy a huge bag of boxed nerds and just hand those out...but they aren't nearly as cute!)  
(don't worry, we bought said bag of boxed nerds...they are slowly disappearing into my belly) 
(just doin' my share to keep Wonka in business)

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