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Facebook Twitter A Frugal & Outdoorsy Valentine's Day Craft. February 14th is right around the corner, and this weekend it dawned on me that I needed to come up with a couple of no-frills Valentine’s Day gifts for my oh-so-frugal, mountain-man husband.

A Frugal & Outdoorsy Valentine's Day Craft

I LOVE being surrounded by nature- in fact, living in Los Angeles, a regular diet of hiking, beach-walking and camping is what keeps me sane! Fortunately, I married someone who shares my appreciation of wide open spaces, so when I thought about what he might like for Valentine’s Day, it wasn’t an expensive, glossy box of chocolates, or even a store-bought card. (I happen to love those things and buy them for other people, but not for my husband.) For Valentine’s Day inspiration for my husband, I turned to some of the “natural treasures” we have around the house; little polished rocks and especially straight twigs- the things that find their way into our pockets while we’re out exploring. String Heart. {Valentines day} pixelated popup card. I‘ve been scratching my head trying to come up with a card for my hubby {AKA the non-romantic type}.

{Valentines day} pixelated popup card

I finally decided to make this pixely popup heart card! They are really minimal (which I love) and take about 20 minutes to make (that includes the card, insert and envelope). You can even make some pixely confetti to put inside the card (if you are a big kid like me!). Full instructions and printable templates below! (BTW I remember seeing something similar in a popup book years ago. How to 1. (If you have a cutting machine then see note at end of post!) Cut along the black lines and score the grey lines. 3. 5. 7. Edited to add: The lovely Kayla from saynotsweetanne has send me a .dfx file of the card which you can use if you have a cutting machine. Bending Popsicle Sticks for a Wooden Helix Vase. 52 Reasons. This is one of the first crafts I'd ever posted online.

52 Reasons

I used to belong to a community called (waaaay back in the day). It's still around but I rarely remember to visit. However, it pops up on my radar about this time of year. One of my crafts was featured in their Valentine's Day collection on the forum. And now that Pinterest is here, my old post keeps resurfacing. My problem is I took the pics and posted them in a bit of a rush. I am able to do it because 1) the boypiece still proudly displays my project and 2) he lives under the same roof.

So here it is, back again, my "52 Reasons Valentine Deck of Cards" (ps. At the time when I made this, there were a few other versions out there. Supply list: 1 full deck of playing cards1 foot of red ribbonpaper hole punchglue stickscissors personal photos and clip art from the internetcomputer Quite possibly the most difficult part of this entire project was coming up with the 52 reasons! Have fun creating! A Wordy Egg. Over in Beyond Beyond towers we have one weakness, of the Achilles Heal variety and it is eggs.

A Wordy Egg

Scrambled, poached, sunny side up, boiled – whatever way you can imagine them we have had them in all the many fangled ways that you can imagine! What we have never had is an invitation in an egg and this exploded our minds not even blew them. So, if you want to fry people’s minds like eggs then you can learn how to make these eggtastic wonders here on Poppytalk. Droolsome, and after you make your message in an egg we like paprika and parma ham in our scrambled eggs. The dopeness glory goes to: Elephantine (thanks for the find) and Poppytalk (a big make WOW).

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