Thursday, February 10, 2011

say it film style for valentine's day.

last year i participated in a fun valentines day swap where the emphasis was use your best grade school art class moves.

i didn't have time this year to sign up for a swap, but that didn't stop me from busting out my art class moves. i decided to take advantage of the winter storm that kept me indoors and make homemade valentines for my amazing girlfriends.

as claire wrote in her valentines card to me, "Friendships like yours are why i love Valentine's Day." 

i stayed with my theme last year of films of love that are my favorites {including my favorite quote from each}, but since this year i knew each girl personally, i picked movies that reminded me of them.

*sorry, photo heavy!

 ^for my best friend Marisa : Woody Allen's Annie Hall

 ^for April : Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind {and yes, i realize i misspelt my most favorite line from a movie... for all the weight that simple phrase holds. AAAARGH}

^for Claire : The Way We Were

 ^for Lauren Nicole : her favorite movie, Across the Universe

 ^for Erin : Love Actually

 ^for Kary : Dirty Dancing (our fave!)

^this one was different from all the rest in that it isn't a movie but if you know Jessie, it's perfectly her. My college gf has a music soul so for her i made a Yoko & Lennon valentine. 


i had so much fun making these! printer + glue stick + stickers + an old romance novel to tear out pages + glitter and baker's twine... 

all to tell each girl how much they mean to me. 

26 comments:

Maddy said...

you should sell this stuff, you have a talent!

I love Across the Universe so I think that one's my favorite :)

Claire said...

omg your friends are so lucky!! :)

Lillian (Unstitched.) said...

These are incredible!! How amazing to receive a Valentine's like this!! :) I'm totally in awe - sooo creative & beautiful! :)

April said...

Girrrrl, I got this out of my mailbox yesterday and was with a group of friends and they were all suuuuuuuuper jealous. ;) Mine's super duper perfect. It's on my refrigerator. :D How did you pick which girl got which movie? It's fun seeing which movies you picked, and I think mine is perfect, but it makes me sad that it's so perfect, because that's such a sad/happy/bipolar movie.

Micaela said...

april, because i knew you would understand a film like that.. a valentine that's "unconventional" -- because i tend to be that way... messy even in love. So don't be sad, because it's a film close to my heart and out of all of the films... my favorite. I used to know exactly who i would say that quote inside your card to...

i don't know him anymore, but i had never felt something so strongly.

i knew that was kary & lauren's favorite movies and me and m talk about woody allen plenty of times. "The Way We Were" is both happy and sad but we are KKKATIE girls... i almost gave that one to you because when we love, "we're deaf blind and dumb" as Barbara Streissand so perfectly put it :) and let's not forget that SATC episode when they talk about this epic movie.

and Erin got "love actually" because it's a british film and she's my british bird :)

thanks for asking me though, it's fun to explain my randomness!

maddy, that's super sweet of you to say!! truly, made my day.

Erin {pughs' news} said...

Oh I love Love Actually! I only took a teeny peek, tried not to look in too much detail!

I love happy mail like this.
Hugs and kisses from your faraway friend who adores you!
xoxo

Simply Me said...

These are such lovely cards , really nothing matches a handmade valentine and thank you for sending one my way too :)
xoxo

Karina said...

Oh mi Querida Hermana!!!
You have no idea what it meant to me to open my mailbox today and find your valentine card :) I literally started crying as I opened the envelope and as soon as I got a peek I busted out crying!!!

My card is perfect and I love it SO much almost as much as I LOVE YOU!!!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!

I love you mi querida amiga y yo tambien he tenido el tiempo de mi vida conociendote!!!

Love you xoxoxo!!!!

Lauren Ebanks said...

OH MY, I LOVE THESE! They are so sweet and creative and.....made me a lil' teary reading them! Way better than those lame store bought cards.
I wish my friends made me things like this! You have very lucky lady pals.

:)

Cole said...

Those are great! I especially love the Dirty Dancing & Jon & Yoko ones!

Lauren Ebanks said...

OH! And I forgot to thank YOU for commenting on my lil blog. That seriously made my day. Gosh you are so COOL! :D

Steph said...

How fun. I love getting homemade gifts.

Claire Kiefer said...

Your valentine made me so happy, and your homemade cards certainly put mine to shame! haha. I think I'm gonna frame the one you sent me, I love it that much. It's so perfectly Micaela, but it's also perfectly me, and the quote made me get all teary when I saw it--literally. I love you so much my darling valentine!

Ria said...

Those are beautiful. I am so sure each recipient will love and treasure their valentine from you xx

Phoenix Peacock said...

you are such a sweetie.

Taylor Yves said...

you are an artist to the core, my lady!

Marisa said...

I LOVE mine. It and last years are my all time favorites...

Woody Allen always says it right!

love you

Kimbirdy said...

i LOVE this idea! you are such a creative gal. and those friends of yours are so lucky to get such fun valentine cards from you.

Ria said...

These are all sooo sweet!
I'm sure they'll love you even more.This is a great idea for a gift.Valentine's or not!Thanks for sharing!
xx

J. said...

You know I'm not one to celebrate Valentine's Day (or did you know that?) so getting any sort of card for this holiday was a shock for me- I can't remember the last time someone sent me one! I wanted to send some to friends this year just to let a few people know how much they mean to me (you included!) but a chaotic schedule got the best of me.
I LOVED my card. John and Yoko couldn't have been any better for me. And I love that you broke your 'film' theme for me- makes me feel special! ;) I must say, I'm a fan of all the movies you used, though. Especially 'Across the Universe' and 'The Way We Were'. Us KKKKatie girls have to stick together. :)
Love you! Thank you for making me feel so special and loved!

Cassie said...

Gorgeous cards and fabulous choice of movies too! Dirty Dancing never gets old does it!
Happy Weekend dear.
xx

s + b said...

you are AWESOME! 'the way we were' is one of my top ten of all time. such a cute idea! i wish i'd seen this earlier and i might have attempted something similar. super cute!

jaza said...

Lovely cards! What a great idea!

carmar76 said...

you are SO crafty, i love love love it! also, i don't remember which post, i'm kinda reading out of order, but your new stamper is awesome, and i think i need to get one soon! : )

Skye said...

nothing better than handmade love cards! so adorable. i am enjoying your blog a.k.a. little slice of happy!

Rhianne said...

your cards are always so beautiful! I agree with Maddy :)

We watched Across the Universe yesterday and I really liked it so I was excited to see that card!

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