Sunday, February 13, 2011

Alligator Valentines (snap)! (Free SVG)

Happy Valentine's Day! (in 30 minutes or so...) Yes, it's almost midnight on Sunday and I'm just finishing up with Valentine's for the kiddos. I really can't claim much of anything that I did this time around, but I can share the love! I first got the idea for alligator valentine's from my sweet MIL who makes up big old themes when she gives gifts (and believe me, she goes ALL out!). Well, when she gave the kids some Valentine's, I fell in love with her theme and decided to go with it. I decided I was going to make boxes that looked like alligators, but was daunted by the task of coming up with an idea entirely by myself with only two days to speak of. So, I searched the net...and this is what I found!

Adorable! Cindy at Skip to My Lou
had a pdf of these little cuties and a great tutorial on them...go check her out! I fell in love with her site. So many fun ideas!

Well, I couldn't print the pdf and cut by hand these cute little guys (I mean, come on, use scissors?), so I (with the permission of one very kind Cindy at Skip to my Lou) created a .svg that I could cut with my handy dandy cricut. And guess what?! Cindy shares freebies too and said yee-ha to my request to share this file with you! Okay, she really didn't say yee-ha. I don't think she's from Texas.

I also got together my son's Valentine's to give to his class because I slept on the couch all day instead of doing it with him. I just made a cute little purse and stuck some candies and mazes in baggies. He'll be putting names on labels tomorrow morning. :)

If you're a slacker like me, here's a file! Or use it next year...if you don't want to be part of the last-minute loser club.

Free SVG
Alligator Valentine - .svg

Download and head on over to Skip to my Lou to see how to put it together (and to browse for hours on end...)

6 Comments from you:

Christine said...

They are adorable! Thank you and Cindy for sharing the file!

Jilly Bean said...

So cute! You're not that late....I don't have Valentines for my family and it's 10:15 on Valentine's day!

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [15 Feb 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Misty Morgan said...

Hello, You are so talented!!! I just Love all your wonderful svg files. The boot and guitar are really nice and they cut so smooth. I just started making cards and I can't stop...hehe It is so fun and the surecutsalot opens up a whole new world. Thank you so much for all your work and dedication. Blessings to you. Misty

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Valentines post on Feb. 15, 2011. Thanks again.

kiddle97 said...

If you are a slacker, I hate to think what I am! (You can see my blog for the sad Valentines -- or not-really-Valentines -- I made for my kids.) You crack me up and I miss you and these are adorable and please come live here so I can hire you to make all the fun things for my kids so they think their mom is cool. How'd you like the run-on sentence? :)