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“DINO-MITE” Valentines!

February 13, 2014
by Kelly

Wow, it’s been a year since I last posted anything! And to be honest, blogging hasn’t exactly made it back to the top of the priority list yet. While I miss it, I don’t even know if I’m ready and committed to coming back yet. There are just too many other things to do…

But I still thought I’d pop in today and share the valentines I made for Ben’s nursery school this year. And I even included a FREE PRINTABLE for those of you last minute peeps who are looking for a quick, and super cute valentine to throw together for your kiddos.

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Last year, I used store-bought cards. I was okay with that, but still slightly annoyed when Ben came home with some of the same valentines from other classmates. So this year, I was determined to do something more unique.

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On a trip to Target this week, Ben pick out the fun neon dinosaur erasers to give his friends for Valentine’s Day. (They came as a pack of 8 and we found them in the Valentine’s Day section.) Of course there are a million and one awesome ideas on Pinterest—but I didn’t really find anything that captured the idea that was floating around in my head, so I just decided to created my own. Might as well put my design degree to good use, right!?

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You can download the printable here. There are three valentines per letter-sized sheet. Print as many as you need, and just cut on the dotted-line. I printed mine on bright white heavy card stock. I also decided to back them with matching bright neon card stock for a little extra support. But that’s up to you.

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I then hot-glued each dinosaur to the valentine. (Don’t worry—it won’t harm the dinosaur.) And even though the hot-glue was probably adequate to hold the dinosaur to the card, I decided to punch holes and secure them even more with a little bit of string. Plus, I think it’s a cute detail. But, likely unnecessary.

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Originally, Ben wanted to keep all the dinosaurs for himself. But he was so excited to see these this morning and absolutely pumped to give them to all of his friends. Ah, happiness.

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

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  1. January 19, 2015 7:50 pm

    hello! I would love to download your printable but it is telling me the link is no longer valid. Any suggestions? Great design! My son is very into dinosaurs and I found the erasers at Target for $1.50 per bag! Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. Toshia. permalink
    February 4, 2015 2:41 pm

    Is there another way to download the printable? It says the link is invalid.

  3. February 9, 2015 9:05 am

    We made our dinosaur cards this weekend! Super cute! Thank you for the printable cards!

  4. angelqiue permalink
    February 10, 2015 11:31 am

    Is there a way to add my sons name to the card instead of him having to sit and write out 30 out….poor kid?

  5. angelqiue permalink
    February 10, 2015 11:32 am

    sorry didn’t proof read before i hit send :(

  6. angelqiue permalink
    February 10, 2015 11:51 am

    I figured it out, thanks for sharing this great printable

  7. Diana permalink
    February 10, 2015 8:07 pm

    These are awesome. I recreated my own so I could customize the wording. I found plastic dinos at target 20 for $1. Where did you get your hole punch? I was going to hole punch mine but I can only get to the edges. After valentines day I’ll post a pic on my facebook page with a link to this post. Thank you for the tutorial!


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