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Jan292010

Love and Rockets: Free Printable Valentine


  © 2010 Cameron Blazer // Cottage Industrialist

Well, it's that time of year again. While I don't care about receiving flowers or chocolate on February 14 (or the 18th, for that matter), I find that, as with most things, my enthusiasm is far greater when I consider the holiday through my kiddo's eyes. And, since he seems to see the world as one giant construction site/rocket ship launch pad for mankind, this year I put together these rocket ship valentines. Well, we did. Le kid was instrumental in the design of the ship, though he is a little disappointed that "da Spaceman" doesn't have a face. And I'm a little disappointed that I can't draw faces. We are both learning to live with disappointment. It doesn't mean we can't share the love.

This downloadable PDF is two pages--a front and a back, with 9 cards on each. Really, if you don't want to worry about lining up the front print with the back one, your valentines will be just fine without the back side. The cuts for this printable are a teeny bit involved, but I've provided cut lines in the file to help you (and each card is 2.5 in x 3 in, if you wanna break out the ruler).

Rocketships not your thing? Don't miss last year's dinosaur and cowboy (or girl)  themed cards.

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For those of you politely saying to yourselves, "Who needs Valentines? I have a recorder lesson in July and no July calendar upon which to record it! When is she going to post those calendars? I am here for the CALENDARS!" I promise they are coming soon. Each one takes a good long while to do, and I'd rather release them all at once than piecemeal. Soon. Soon!

A coda: A funny thing happened to me early yesterday morning. An anonymous person (well, not totally anonymous—she gave the name Claire but no email or web site) posted a comment here suggesting that the dinosaur valentines I designed last year were lifted from a Japanese web site to which she offered no link. I have to say it threw me. Not that I ever had an instant of doubt whether the work was mine. It certainly is. But I'm a criminal defense lawyer, and, believe it or not, I work with plenty of people who are wrongfully accused, actually innocent. Once an allegation is made, though, it can be very difficult to overcome, even when the facts are on your side. Of course, as a blogger, I have a tool my clients, unfortunately, do not: with a touch, I deleted the comment. Was it spam? A mean joke? A do-gooder earnestly convinced I'd stolen my own work from a Japanese web site? In the big scheme of things...it doesn't matter; it's a meaningless blip, but for a few minutes it threatened to spoil my day. Movin' on.

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Cute card. It is a joy and refreshing to see it through my daughter's eyes. How great that the two of you can create together.

January 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

Don't ever doubt your incredible talents and general awesomeness.

January 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKate

I just recently found your blog and I have to tell you how much I am enjoying it! The space valentines are adorable. As a rubber stamper I'm hoping to incorporate the idea into a handstamp card for my nephew. Thanks so much for sharing your talent. p.s. Glad you decided to use the delete key and move on. :)

January 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBeth M

I'm a huge fan of that font. As always, perfection!

January 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCourt.

I love it! The rocket is super cute, I'll be linking. One person can't possibly spoil your day when there are 876,000 more who think you're beyond awesome! ZOOOOOMMM is rocket for , "I love your valentines!"

January 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

Hi! Just wanted to say thank you for the freebies. I linked to them on my blog (AGAIN!):
http://delicious-ambiguity-nennyk.blogspot.com/2010/02/some-more-of-best-valentine-cards-gift.html
Cheers!-Jenn

February 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenn

Thank you! I just found my preschoolers Valentines~he loves rocket ships!

And I think Claire is a punk. No email, no link to said Japanese web site? No permission to leave a comment.

February 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTracey

Hello, I really like this job and I thought I'd share with my readers. I hope you do not mind! (If you leave me a comment and I will remove it). Thank you! Here is the link where it is entered: http://bimbumbeta.blogspot.com/2010/02/s-valentino-con-le-mani-in-pasta.html

Regards, Beta

February 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBeta

Hi! Just wanted to let you know that I’ve got a new FEATURED BUTTON & have started my new MckLinky party TOT TUESDAYS. I’d love it if you’d stop by: http://delicious-ambiguity-nennyk.blogspot.com. Cheers, Jenn

March 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenn

You are amazing - thank you so much! I can't wait to show my 3 boys their options in the morning so they can pick and start signing.

February 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSheryl

I linked your card on my blog http://sononatadidomenica.blogspot.com/2012/02/un-altro-biglietto-di-san-valentino.html

have a smiling day

February 2, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterantonella

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