Valentine-a-Day: Day 3 {Sweet Bookmarks}

Here is a perfectly simple, quick, and personal Valentine for a book lover or teacher in your life.

There is a blank spot at the top of each cupcake that is just the right size for a little fingerprint.

Download the bookmark sheet using the link below.
Print them out on card stock.
Cut along the lines.
Have your little one use his or her finger to stamp a cherry with a red or pink ink pad.


I laminated the sheets of bookmarks with my handy laminating machine and then cut out each bookmark along the lines. You don't have to do this step, especially if you've printed them out of good heavy card stock, but I love the resiliency of a well laminated paper product.


I've been doing this FOREVER. Seriously.

I used to laminate EVERYTHING in high school and college this way. Cut strips to packing tape larger than the length of the bookmarks. Lay them vertically along the columns of bookmarks on the single sheet of paper you've printed with a 1/8" overlap. Then do the same on the back. Be sure to cover past the edges of the bookmarks. Burnish (or rub the tape down hard) with the back of a spoon or something smooth with no sharp edges. Then trim them out along the lines just as you would if it was laminated out of a machine. BOOM!

You could punch a hole at the top and then thread a tassel or ribbon through for a little extra fun.

We ran out of time (translation: I was up until 2 in the morning laminating and trimming so I had to cut corners somewhere). We packaged the bookmarks up in some heart decorated goodie bags with heart shaped chocolates.



Easy Sticky Note Teacher Gift with Printable Gift Tags

There is no denying it. Teachers are the hardest working professionals I know. I take every opportunity I can to thank my kids' teachers. So obviously Teacher Appreciation Week is no exception.

Here's a quick and easy gift your child can pass on to his or her teacher to show a little bit of love. All you need are sticky notes (like Post-Its®) and these printable gift tags.

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