Shop Talk: Mini Valentines

4 Feb

I’m not a huge fan of Valentine’s Day, but, weirdly enough, I do like me some valentines! Especially those old-timey ones with terrible puns and adorable drawings on them. (Do you guys remember the Vintage Valentines Wreath I made last year??) In the spirit of pun-i-ness, I decided to create some of my own little valentines.

ckurpeski_bat

This is the first valentine that I made. I always liked the Valentine-y greeting “Batty for you”, so I decided to draw a lovely bat delivering a box of chocolates.

ckurpeski_bee

Then I drew this happy little bee wearing happy little boots. I kind of imagine that high fives are being given with both of its non-flower-holding hands.

ckurpeski_goldfish

I was thinking “great catch” because of the whole fishing thing (though do people fish for goldfish?), but I thought it was funny to draw this chipper fishie as a cowboy with a lasso (to “catch” their valentine).

ckurpeski_deer

And here we have a hopeful deer delivering a valentine. Here’s hoping he also gets an “x” and “o” in return!

ckurpeski_minivals

I had these printed on the same textured cream-colored card stock that I use for my greeting cards. To figure out what size they should be, I found small envelopes that I thought worked well (#3 coin envelopes did the trick). They’re definitely too small to send in the mail, but they’re perfect for hand-delivering to your favorite valentine(s?).

These designs are all available in my shop: www.etsy.com/listing/121079409/mini-valentines-day-valentines-4-pack. There are other Valentine’s Day cards available as well; they’re all available in the “greeting card” section: www.etsy.com/shop/absolutelyicebox?section_id=12594395.

By the way: Since I never throw anything out, I still have some my favorite valentines I got from my classmates when I was a kid. I keep these two up in my studio:

ckurpeski_faveval

On the left: Hulk Hogan! I got this in 1st or 2nd grade from a boy named Mike. We had to give everyone in our class a valentine, and I’m so glad that I was the lucky recipient of this unintentional hilariousness. It makes me giggle every time I see it. (I’m giggling right now!) The one on the right is from my good friend Sarah from when we went to school together. This one makes me so happy!

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2 Responses to “Shop Talk: Mini Valentines”

  1. Victor Curran February 4, 2013 at 8:41 pm #

    Wait! Is That a Lynda Barry Valentine (up above Obi-Wan Kenobi)?

    • Chrissy K. February 4, 2013 at 8:52 pm #

      Good eye, Victor!! It’s actually one of my favorite panels from one of her books. I love that lady. There’s also a cool photo of some rows of metal type, down at the bottom of the pic. You’ve seen my desk at work, so you know I like surrounding myself with fun images!

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