Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Easy Valentine's Day Crafts with Epson LabelWorks Printable Ribbon Kit

Disclosure: I received a Epson LabelWorks Printable Ribbon Kit to facilitate this review; all opinions expressed are my own.

With all the snow that's been dumping on us lately I nearly forgot that Valentine's Day is approaching! When Epson sent over their LabelWorks Printable Ribbon Kit for me to review I decided to have a crafting afternoon with Nia and we created a couple simple projects:

We've been enjoying Nia's nightly devotional her grandparents gave her for Christmas, and she's very committed to remembering to read it so we created a bookmark for it!

We also made Valentine's Day card collages for each other. I had so many Valentine's Day supplies leftover from Alt Summit 2014 and this was the perfect opportunity to use them! Nia enjoyed selecting which elements to add to the card:

The Epson Printable Ribbon Kit is available on and comes with two 1/2" wide ribbon cartridges with refills available at OfficeMax (in store and online), and and can also handle sticky labels, iron-on labels and glow-in-the dark labels as well. The complete kit retails for $69.99 and just the printer for $39.99. 

Here are my favorite features:  
  • Endless design options: 14 font types, 10 font styles and 300+ symbols, 75+ frames
  • Can print up to two lines of text
  • Accommodates 1/4" and 1/2" wide tape
  • Built-in memory stores up to 30 label designs
Want to see the Epson LabelWorks Printable Ribbon Kit in action? Check out my quick video:

A couple other fun Valentine's Day projects I had in mind:
  • Date night out is often hard for parents of young kids, so how about a Valentine's Day Chinese take-out dinner in with homemade fortune cookies or a countdown to Valentine's Day using fortune cookies like this pin? You can put fun messages inside!
  • Nia's PK4 teacher sent home a print-out of her classmate's faces to attach to each Valentine which I think is an awesome idea! While she doesn't know how to read yet this made it very easy to cut and paste the pictures onto our tried and true GoGo squeeZ Valentine's Day covers (hooray for a no-candy Valentine!), but perhaps next year we can print out the names on ribbon and wrap them around the tops of the GoGo squeeZ!
Do you have a go-to Valentine's Day craft you enjoy doing with your family?