We were over the moon when this gal said she would do a post with L&L! She is beyond a talent. One of the most creative people on earth! Even Martha Stewart thought so as Brooke was one of her magazine art directors in NYC for years before moving to California. Her amazing work has been featured in several of the craft queen's magazines and much more. Brooke brilliantly brainstormed an original Valentine idea just for our readers! It is so perfect and fitting of this classy real mom.
Hi. I’m Brooke Reynolds from the blog inchmark and I’m so happy to be guest posting here on Lunch Pails and Lipstick. I’m a graphic designer and art director by trade, so I spend my time designing books and doing work for great clients when I’m not at the park or beach with my four kids.
Valentines Day is just around the corner and I'm still figuring out what to make with my kids for their valentines. I find it hard to think of something the kids can actually help make, that doesn't take oodles of time (we've got 30+ kids in a class here!), and won't cost me an arm and a leg. And to make things even harder, my first grader's teacher just sent out the dreaded "No Candy or Edible Valentines" email. What's a valentine without candy?
In the past we've done little matchbox valentines, pixi stick light saber valentines, and personalized portraits. You can check out some of our favorite valentines from years past here.
For a non candy valentine, I remembered a technique I've used before for escort cards at a wedding and for holiday gift tags. I decided to make fabric heart bookmarks, perfect for little ones who are learning to read.
You'll need some fabric scraps (fabrics with small repeats work best), a printed template, 1.5" heart punch, sharp x-acto knife, and a bone folder. For the detailed how-to, please visit my blog inchmark.