Don’t Stress Valentine! *Free Printable

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Sharing another great idea for a non-candy valentine today!  And a cute free printable too!

Attach these cute Valentine Stress Toys with my tag that says “Valentine…Don’t STRESS!  You are the BEST!

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Add some Hershey’s Kisses for XOXO and you have a very cute valentine to share!

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Let’s “CONNECT” Valentine! *Free Printable

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How adorable are these mini connect 4 games!  I died when I saw these and thought…hey that would make a cute valentine.  (only for older kids, little ones can choke:)  I added a striped tag that says “Valentine…Let’s CONNECT” My daughter is so excited to give these to her friends this month! Personal Use Only.  All printable downloads on this site are property of The Crafting Chicks, LLP. Pin It

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Leaping Lizard Valentine *Free Printable

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Right now my son is loving all things Lizards!  So we went with these cute valentines this year….”LEAPING LIZARDS!” I found these mini Lizards at Oriental Trading.  They were perfect for this! A fun Non-candy Valentine too! PERSONAL USE ONLY.  All images and printable downloads property of Crafting Chicks, LLP. Pin It

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You Make My Heart “Soar” Airplane Valentine *Free Printable

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Sharing a fun “non-candy” valentine idea today with Mini heart Airplane Gliders.  Attach my free printable tag that says “Valentine…You Make My Heart “SOAR!” I found the mini heart print gliders at Oriental Trading.  Attach the tag with cute red and white twine.  A very cute non-candy valentine.  xo PERSONAL USED ONLY PLEASE.  Printable Property of Crafting Chicks, LLP. Pin It

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Love Letter Station

I’m pretty sure I’m OBSESSED with the Target One Spot…like seriously addicted.  If you follow @craftingchicks on Instagram, you can see us post a lot of our Target dollar finds.  And for some reason this month…things have even been cuter!  Are you in love too?:) I found these mini mailboxes at Target (in the One Spot) and couldn’t wait to set up a little “LOVE LETTER STATION” for my kiddos!  They were so excited about this! With the help of the adorable American Crafts Embellishments, Stickers, Pens, Chalkboard clips, & washi tape, we were able to create the cutest little station.  All of these Items can be found at the Dollar Spot and range from $1-$3….BUT hurry fast and get to the nearest Target…this stuff goes quick! Here’s how we set it up our Lovely Letter Station! Using a chalk marker I added monograms to these mini chalkboard clips.  I added these to each of my kids mini mailbox with [Read More…]

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A Healthy Valentine with FREE Printables

Cutie Valentine: A Healthy Treat with FREE Printable

Hey there! I’m Sydney from Tastefully Frugal and I am so excited to be here today sharing one of my (and my boys’) favorite treats. I didn’t really realize it until I had kids and found it much harder to lose that extra ten pounds; but it seems like the winter holidays are all centered around food. Ok, maybe not centered around it, but doesn’t it seem like Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day are all filled with warm, delicious, not-so-healthy-for-you foods? No wonder by the time spring comes I have to kick my work-out plan up a notch; the last five months have been spent indulging in a long line of sweet treats. This year I knew I wanted to make a few healthier choices for myself, and my family. The only way to not eat candy and chocolate is to not have those things in the house. You see, I have no will power when it comes to sweets. [Read More…]

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Layered Ice Cream Cake


This post is sponsored by Adobe Voice. This layered ice cream cake is easy to make, but has a lot of steps, so I’m trying something new today. Instead of having a post a mile long with lots of photos and typing, I’ve used Adobe Voice to make it all into a little video. If you have little stories to tell, you might want to try Adobe Voice too. You can download it for free in the app store. They’ve recently released updates that let you not only select your theme, but also customize the fonts and colors too! So what do you think, would you like to see more video tutorials like this?   Pin It

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Class Party 101 – Valentine’s Edition

Valetine's Day Class Party 101 - Everything you need for a class party! Games, Treats, Crafts and more!

Any classroom volunteers out there?  We’ve gathered everything you’ll need for the Valentine Party this year!  We found fun games, easy crafts, and yummy treats!  Click on the links for all the details. For more class party ideas, check out our Valentine’s Day Class Party Pinterest Board. –Games– My heart is bursting from Balancing Home Headbanz from The Crafting Chicks Arrow Game from A Girl and A Glue Gun Memory Game from Crazy Little Projects Musical Hearts from Teach Mama BINGO from The Crafting Chicks –Crafts– Origami heart suckers from Skip to my Lou Stitchable Conversation Hearts from U Create Baking cup valentine flowers  from Skip to my Lou Thumbprint Bookmarks from Crafts for all Seasons Cupids crafty bow and arrows from Make and Takes Mosaic hearts from Elementary Sparkle Valentine robots from Kiki and Company Robot valentines from Make and Takes –Treats– Red snack day from Super Healthy Kids Dipped wafer cookies from Family Fresh Meals Rice krispie treats [Read More…]

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CREATE Marquee Letters


Marquee letters are hot hot hot right now! I’ve tried making them on my own and they were soo time consuming.   Heidi Swapp’s Marquee new line at Michael’s make it so easy. They have every letter, plus some fun shapes.   The line has paper and glitter and washi tape to decorate the letters with.   They come with everything you need. The lights and bulbs and even a tracing template that makes it super easy.   When tracing, flip the template and paper over. Be sure to make the circles.   A regular hole punch is the perfect size. Look how nicely the lights and battery pack tuck in the back and out of site.     I’ve been wanting to add CREATE above my window in my craftroom and these fit perfectly up there! I love the addition to my craft room! Pin It

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DIY Photo Album Cover *Life is A Beautiful Ride

Add this image/quote to any photo album or scrapbook! It is the perfect quote to go with documenting your sweet life! This is also a great gift idea for loved ones.  I made this in Cricut design space and cut out the vinyl with my Cricut Explore. LIFE IS A BEAUTIFUL ADVENTURE (Cricut Design Studio) Materials: -Cricut Explore Machine -Cricut Design Space software -12×12 standard grib cutting mat -Vinyl (your choice of color) -Mini Photo Album -scoring blade Prep: Find your album and decide on the size for the front. My design is 6×6 inches. Load your vinyl onto the cutting mat and into the cricut explore. Cut: Cut the vinyl using the appropriate settings. Assemble: Remove the vinyl lettering and image and place on the front of your album. Pin It

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