Valentine’s Day is the perfect holiday for cute DIY gifts! Lucky for me, My Digital Studio makes creating easy and fun. When I think of Valentine’s Day, I think of getting something for my hubby, my boys, and the grandparents. (Sadly, this is the first year that both of my kids are too old to exchange class Valentine’s—sniff, sniff.)

First, I made gifts for the grandparents in our family. I don’t know how it is in your family, but in mine they all adore photos of their grandchildren. So this project was pretty simple to come up with and to create.

I created signs in MDS to use in the above photos.

I took photos of the boys holding the signs, then printed the photos and put them in a frame. I am making several of these and I know they will love this gift! 

 

Next, I wanted to do something fun for my kids. I decided to plan a little scavenger hunt for them on Valentine’s Day. I came up with some {corny} clues that will lead them around the house to find treats. I started off with an 8-1/2" x 11" project in MDS. I imported a photo template to make the clue cards.

The scavenger hunt ends in our basement. Here, they will find their last treat and complete the puzzle on the back of their clue cards.

I think I might do something like this again for Easter. (Now that our beliefs about the Easter bunny have changed—sniff, sniff again.)

 

Finally, I wanted to make something for my husband. I always see so many cute quotes on Pinterest. There was one in particular that stuck and I deemed frame-worthy. But, instead of printing onto cardstock, I wanted to try the iron transfer sheets I saw at my local craft store.  I’m really excited with how this turned out!

I’ll admit it—I’m always a bit scared of fabric. But this was really quite easy! I created my 8-1/2" x 11" project in MDS. I “inserted a duplicate page mirrored” and printed that page onto the transfer paper. Then, I ironed the image directly onto linen fabric. 

The image really transferred nicely. I first tried to iron it onto burlap, but the colors just didn’t show up as well. The linen fabric worked much better! I think muslin would work great as well.  I wrapped the fabric around a piece of cardboard and put it into a frame!

I hope everyone loves their Valentine’s gifts! I know the boys will have fun with theirs and the other two are gifts that will last for years to come! These projects are all easy to recreate—so go share some love this Valentine’s Day!!

Cori Kozak, My Digital Studio Design Team


Timeless Type Alphabet
(item 127168)
(NA, EU, SP)


12 Days of Christmas Swatchbook
(item 130985)
(NA, EU, SP)


Baking Up Love
(item 136798)
(NA, EU, SP)


Celebrate Any Day
(item 136821)
(NA, EU, SP)


Love is All Around
(item 136821)
(NA, EU, SP)


Officially Awesome Valentines
(item 133009)
(NA, EU, SP)

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Tags: Cori Kozak, Design Team, Valentine’s Day, valentines

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Comment by Heidi Baks on February 17, 2014 at 6:22am

How adorable and creative, Cori!

Comment by stampwithcynthia on February 15, 2014 at 12:49am

Just wonderful Cori and I too am in love with your Fabric Linen Iron On saying and Frame!  Awwww!!!

Comment by Anita Krul on February 11, 2014 at 8:47pm

Yes.... for Valentine's Day!  I'll do it!

Comment by Cori Kozak on February 11, 2014 at 8:28pm

Connie - I used transfer sheets for light fabrics.  Don't get the kind for dark fabrics b/c you have to cut around every little image.  I learned that the hard way!  LOL!  
Anita - oh you know he wants one.  I triple dog dare him!  ;)

Comment by Connie Sue Reitz on February 11, 2014 at 7:27pm

Love the linen iron on -- was there a specific type of transfer paper that you used?

Comment by Anita Krul on February 11, 2014 at 10:10am

So cute Cori!  Ahem... I just asked my husband if he wanted me to make him one of those iron on transfer shirts for work.  Yeah, he about died laughing!

Comment by Cori Kozak on February 10, 2014 at 5:29pm
Y'all are so sweet! Thank you for the nice comments! ;)
Comment by Amber Meadows on February 10, 2014 at 1:15pm

Cori, these are fantastic!! I think I'm going to steal each of these ideas :) 

Comment by Holly VanDyne on February 10, 2014 at 11:23am

WOW - these are so fun, Cori!!!! I must try the whole iron transfer to linen fabric thing (looks amazing!) but first I guess I need to buy an iron. ;)

Comment by Wendie Waldman on February 10, 2014 at 6:45am

Cori, these are such wonderful Valentine projects.  I know all the recipients will love them.  It's a challenge when our kids and grandkids get "too old" for things like exchanging Valentines and the Easter bunny!  But, I do still send my 42 year-old son a Valentine!  Everyone needs a little love in their life and you share it well.

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