Vintage valentines part 2

Here is the second installment of vintage valentines from my collection, equally as shocking and hilarious as part 1, perhaps even more so…
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Or I’m gonna take this hammer…

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Thankfully, this was originally published in the 1950’s and hopefully it gets a different reaction in 2012– funny but super inappropriate.

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OR… just imagine I’m a vampire (or werewolf) and now I’m all ears… what was it you were going to do to me?

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No words necessary, you had me when you skated up in the one strap pair of green pantaloons sans shirt.

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Aw come on, my hair looked like that all day yesterday.

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Made in USA, printed on there, just in case.

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A makeover would be a good start, no matter what the determinations.

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Axe and ice skates? Throwing caution to the wind for you, Valentine.

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Hmmm… creepy and fascinating. This is a short story starter for 7th graders.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Vintage valentines, funny and sweet

Here are some vintage valentines, funny and sweet, that I’ve come across over the years. Vintage Valentines from years gone by that might keep you guessing, and definitely giggling. ┬áThe puns are so punny, some are completely socially inappropriate and others just don’t make sense at all anymore. Find more on my Valentine Pinterest board! And be sure to check out vintage valentines Part 2.

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I’m feeling faint… losing a lot of blood with this creepy blood-dripping-down the arrows Valentine
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I hope this was a special valentine purchased for that one special someone, not purchased in a box of 35 for your whole 3rd grade class, breaking hearts all over town with the promise of ‘some day’.

 

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More like… “Hey Valentine, I need a nappy change- on the double?!”

 

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So, what is going on here? Is he trying to say, “I may be a chubby kid, but I promise to slim down when I become a man”, so please be my Valentine?

 

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I think this is really a waterhorse dressed as a frog or a salamander in shorts perhaps…

 

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Didn’t you play ‘court’ when you were little, right after that tea party? I’m seeing a little Valentine role play coming on…

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So cute, I’d like this a wallpaper somewhere in my house.

easy felt Christmas ornaments DIY

christmas ornaments fabric scraps

Making felt Christmas ornaments as gifts for friends or for your own tree is fun and can be a great family activity. Be prepared to make a big mess and glue your fingers together in the name of Christmas fun.

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Here is how to make felt covered styrofoam ball Christmas ornaments:

felt christmas ornamentTo make felt Christmas ornaments you will need a hot glue gun, styrofoam balls and 2 pieces of felt cut into circles.

felt christmas ornamentFirst put a thin, small amount of glue in the center of the felt. The hot glue tends to melt the styrofoam so use as little as possible throughout the entire process.
felt christmas ornamentPlace the styrofoam ball in the center of the glue area on the felt.
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Pick up the ball, holding the glued center area and snip with sharp scissors at 1 to 1.5 inch intervals around the felt, about 1 inch long snips.

felt christmas ornament

Put a thin layer of glue on the first felt section.

felt christmas ornamentsPress the glue covered section down against the styrofoam.
felt christmas ornamentsCover the second section with glue, covering the whole section but especially the corners.
felt christmas ornamentsPress the second section down, overlapping the first section so it lays flat against the styrofoam.
felt christmas ornamentsRepeat the process of gluing and pressing down the felt sections working your way around the ball.
felt christmas ornamentsMake sure to put glue on all corners to flatten down the felt so you still have a round ball shape.
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felt christmas ornamentsKeep gluing until one whole side is finished.
felt christmas ornamentFinish the other side the same way- begin with a bit of glue in the center if the felt.
felt christmas ornamentsPlace the ball right in the center of the felt circle, in the glue area.
felt christmas ornamentsPick up the ball and the felt circle, holding over the glued area. With scissors, cut slits around the felt about 1 to 1.5 inches apart.
felt christmas ornamentsBegin by putting a thin layer of hot glue on the first section, especially on the edges and corners.
felt christmas ornamentsThen follow gluing the first with the second section overlapping the edges as you go along, until you finish gluing all of the sections down.

felt christmas ornamentsYour styrofoam ball should be completely covered with felt now and ready to embellish.

felt christmas ornamentsIdeas for trimming your ornaments: ribbon, rick rack, sequins, sequined trims, sequins (and straight pins for attaching), colorful felt shapes, beads.
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I added the beads and small felt circles (about the size of coins) to the top and bottom of the ornaments when I hung them. I ran I long needle with a thin ribbon through the center of the styrofoam ball so the ornament is held from the bottom with a ribbon going all the way up through. Good luck, and have a very -handmade- Merry Christmas!
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