A few weeks back I saw these super cute sheriff's badges in the Valentine's section at Target. I set them down, but I just couldn't stop thinking about them. By the time I got home I knew I had to buy them the next time I was there and use them for D's Valentine's I feel like it can be difficult to make a masculine Valentine, but these little badges would do just the trick.
What to do with them though?
Well, the phrase, "Valentine: You've arrested my heart," popped into my head.
That was it!!!
At first I thought I would just print cardstock and place the badges to the right of the phrases, and then I saw these wonderful little library note card holders in the garage (they're left over from my teaching days) The red bandana print just shouted "Use ME for Valentine's Day." So, I had another great element. I put it all together, filled the little envelopes with candy, and VOILA! A masculine Valentine's card from your local sheriff.
Want to make your own? Let me show you how.
- Sheriff's Badges (1.99/16 @ Target)
- White cardstock (I used linen cardstock)
- Bandana printed paper/or other western style paper
- Printables and envelope template from here
- Adhesive (Glue or double sided tape)
- Paper trimmer or scissors
- Conversation Hearts
What you do:
- Cut out and fold your envelopes following the directions on the printable.
- Print out the printables and cut. The height of each is determined by the distance between each printable. The width should be 3 1/2 inches.
- Adhere your printed and cut labels to your prepared envelopes about 1/2-3/4 inch from the bottom. I eyed it.
- Now you can fill each envelope with a small amount of conversation hearts. It helps to shake the envelope to flatten them out before folding down the top tab.
- Fold down the top tab; you do not need to seal it with adhesive.
- Use the clip on the back of the sheriff's badge to attach the badge to the envelope. This will hold the envelope closed.
Phew! That wasn't too bad. I am excited that D gets to give a special Valentine at his BFF's party. He might just have to make her an extra special one though. Look for photos post-Valentine's of this fun event.
Oh yeah, one quick disclaimer. Please bear with my template; it's the first I've ever made. Thanks!