Valentine's Day Free Printables!

It's that time of year again. Time to send some love notes, wrap up some special treats, and show those around you how much you love them! My kids love this holiday as much as I do, so they played a big party in helping me design some special cards for their friends. I encouraged a valentine that didn't involve candy and instead crayons. They each had a vision and I took it to the drawing board. See what you think of our "Will you BEE my Valentine?" and "I AM your Valentine!".  

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darth vader inspired valentine

Both can be packaged with a little shred and some crayons (or Burt's Bees Lip Balm).

And I thought I would share the love with all of you with a FREE valentine card printable! Click on the links below for either theme: 

Bee Valentine

Darth Vader Inspired Valentine

We would love to see how you style/package your valentines! Tag us on Instagram @designroots and #designrootsvday for a chance to win some heart day goodies sent to you! We will choose a winner next Monday 2/8! And of course, these are for personal use only. XOXO

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Cupid, Cards, + Cocktails {A Valentine's Day Workshop}

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What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than with a champagne cocktail in one hand, a cupcake by your side, and a butcher-paper-lined table filled with craft supplies? 

Last Thursday marked our first seasonal workshop here at Design Roots! We hosted a group of excited ladies for a V-day inspired class where they created greeting cards using Design Roots stamps along with an abundance of paper goodies and stickers provided by one of our favorite supply companies, Thatch & Thistle. 

Each student left with all of their card designs along with a Design Roots love stamp, which can be found in the shop.

Check out some of the card creations below along with additional shots from the evening!

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A huge thank you to Thatch & Thistle and Sugar Ray's Bakeshop, which recently opened dangerously close to us in Plano, TX. They provided red velvet latte and vanilla bean mini cupcakes and we may or may not have lost count of how many we consumed!

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And now, the craftermath...

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If you're thinking, "ohmygoodness this looked like so much fun, how did I miss it?!" don't fret because we will continue to add seasonal workshops to the mix, so be sure to check the classes + events tab frequently! 

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A DIY Valentine's Day

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We know Christmas and the holiday season just passed but around here, we can't help but start planning for Valentine's Day. So much pink, gold, glitter, can you even blame a girl? With all of the cute design-related products popping up in stores already, we decided to compose a DIY Valentine's Day craft roundup to get your creative juices flowing and showcase a few of the fun new goodies we've added to the shop.

The love stamp is super versatile and can, of-course, be used year round, but what better time to showcase it than on Valentine's Day? Above, we found the perfect shade of red ink and created flags for straws, which would be lovely for a girl's brunch. We're looking at you, mimosas.

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The love we share for butcher and kraft paper knows no bounds. It is probably one of the least expensive crafting supplies you can purchase and it comes in massive rolls that will most likely last for all of eternity. Which are just two of the reasons we're obsessed.

But the real kicker? You can also stamp, doodle, sketch, paint, and eat all over it which makes it perfect for everything from kids parties to cocktail parties to a messy backyard BBQ. It can be dressed up and dressed down. We're adoring the look of the heart stamp paired with gold ink and putting it to use as a table runner for a V-day party. Butcher paper also makes for easy cleanup. Crumble up and toss. Enough said.

Cupcakes and sweets are, of course, standard at any Valentine's Day gathering, especially when they're from Sprinkles! Using red place cards, the arrow + heart stamp, and a dash of calligraphy we created simple signage for food descriptions. To get the raised look of the stamp, we used a Versamark inkpad, which is a clear/watermark pad, Queen's Gold embossing powder, and the Paper Source heat tool. 

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Leaving little love notes around the house or in your kid's lunch boxes is such a sweet surprise! The I love you stamp is the perfect way to remind the ones in your life of those three special words. 

If you're interested in learning more crafty tips join us on Thursday, January 30th for our Cupid, Cards, and Cocktails workshop!

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