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Valentine’s Day has always been one of those no pressure holidays for us, we like to lay around and eat some chocolate. A tradition started way back on our first Valentine’s day together when on his way to work AJ threw out his back, had to go to an emergency chiropractor visit and we spent the day playing video games with lots of chocolate. I figured this year it would be fun to give gifts to some of my favorite girlfriends, as sort of a Galentine’s day present. So I made them some really cute and really simple personalized ring dishes. Of course you have to gift wrap your gifts and include an adorable card, American Greetings has some of the absolute cutest Valentine’s themed gift wrap, and hilarious cards. Check out the cute American Greetings cards at Walmart.
Seriously, how great is this burrito card? It’s the perfect card to illustrate a friendship. Cards are such an easy way to express your, Valentine’s Day, thoughts. The card can say what you feel, even if that’s just “thanks for being a friend.” So don’t forget the card on Valentine’s Day, which falls on a Wednesday, so be prepared and shop early, you don’t want to be that person that’s grabbing a card on the 14th, I’ve been that person before, I’m honestly terrible at remembering special occasions.
To make the DIY personalized ring dishes the process was pretty simple, first gather your materials. I bought ceramic soap dishes in a pretty Tiffany blue, you’ll also need a craft heat gun, an embossing pen, embossing powder, 1 dryer sheet, and a small paintbrush.
First step, is prepping your soap dish by rubbing it with a dryer sheet, this makes the surface anti-static so less embossing powder will stick in unwanted spots.
Second, use your embossing pen to write on the soap dish. If you want to go the faux-ligraphy route simply write in cursive and thicken the downstrokes (the lines anywhere where your marker would naturally go down when you write.) You can draw a cute little symbol too.
Next add the embossing powder to what you wrote, making sure every bit of your writing is covered. Shake off the excess, and use the paintbrush to get all of the remaining embossing powder off.
Next turn on your heat gun, follow the instructions on your heat guns packaging and distribute the heat over the spots with embossing powder until it melts to a shiny consistency.
Tada! You have cute gifts and it didn’t even take that long and it was really simple and really inexpensive to make if you already had embossing supplies, or it’s a good excuse to treat yo’self to some embossing supplies because embossing is addicting and fun.
I bought all of my American Greetings products at Walmart.
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Make sure you stock up on American Greetings cards at Walmart, they also have cute bags, gift tags, bows, wrapping paper, tissue paper, and everything else you could ever need for wrapping the perfect gift. Plus, here’s an Ibotta Offer – Buy 1 card and earn $1.00
Who are you celebrating this holiday? Let me know in the comments below.
Written by, Brittany, the geek behind the blog. I share lots of recipes, my thoughts on the latest tech gadgets, my favorite geeky games, and snippets of life as a Work-at-home mom.