My daughter is very into the Warriors books by Erin Hunter and her favorite character is a cat named Bluestar. So this year for her class Valentine's Day exchange we decided to do a DIY Bluestar tag for some paw print pencils I found online on the Oriental Trading company website. These pencils came in a pack of 24 for $4.25. Which is perfect because there are 24 kids in my daughter's class.
I traced one of my daughter's drawings of her version of Bluestar and painted it in watercolor then lined it with a black Micron pen. I also painted a heart and paw print for the border. My daughter came up with the saying "I'm never blue when I'm with you". Then I scanned this all into an Illustrator file. I printed it on cardstock and used a mini Fiskars hole-punch to make two holes to slide a 1/8" (3mm) red satin ribbon through it to tie the tag on the pencil.
So if anyone else is a fan of Bluestar, Warriors, or Kitty Cats, here is a free downloadable PDF file for your own little Valentine's Tags that can be used to tie around pencils, candies or any other treats you can think of:)
Happy Valentine's Day!!