Embellishments come in many forms. You can choose from die-cuts, stickers, epoxy or acrylic stickers, three-dimensional stickers, chipboard shapes, rub-ons, buttons, sequins, ribbons, scraps of fabric, stamped images, brads, eyelets, snaps or even handmade embellishments you can purchase from other crafters or make yourself.
Choosing the right motif or embellishment for your Valentine card is the key to a great card. Your embellishment generally becomes the focal point of your card and the element that stands out the most, so think carefully about what you want to use.
Valentines Day is a wonderful occasion for giving your loved ones handmade greeting cards but coming up with Valentine card ideas all by yourself is not always easy. After all, you want your card to be special and something your loved ones will always treasure.
The scrapbooking industry always makes sure we have plenty of different Valentines Day embellishments to choose but do not let yourself be overwhelmed by the sheer number of choices. Choosing your embellishments can be a lot of fun, but also a little daunting. The most important thing to remember when choosing the right embellishment for your Valentine card idea is that you are looking for something that will suit your card design and that the recipient of your card will love.
Giving handmade card and decorations to your chosen Valentine will surely be gratefully received. If not, you might consider the option of finding yourself a new Valentine Date, that appreciate the effort you have put into it.
After school safety – tips and reminders
When parents send their children for after school programs, they take it
for granted that the child is safe. But since the number of children
participating in these activities has increased, it is necessary to look
into safety issues.
Children are vulnerable when they are outside the classes. While going or
returning, they should know the safest route to take. Many kids hang out
with their friends just after these classes. Find out ‘danger zones’ from
your neighbors and make the children aware of these.
The child has to know how to handle emergencies. It is better to discuss
various scenarios with your child. Tell her what she should do in case the
class is suddenly cancelled. Show her the first-aid kit at home and make
sure she knows whom to call in an emergency. Post any important contact
information in a place that is easily accessible to the child. If the
child will be alone at home, discuss a few unexpected things with her.
Tell her to use the safety chain ALWAYS.
Relay on your neighbors and friends when needed. Let your child know who
can be contacted at times of emergency. Ask your child to check in by
phone. Above all, always tell the child to be in a group. Visiting toilets
all alone or going home via isolated streets must be avoided.