Tuesday, February 14, 2012

not original but certainly adorable!

I hijacked the kid’s valentines this year. I have been wanting to make this style since last February and come hell or high water, this year, it was getting done.  While it should have been as easy as 1-2-3-4
1.  taking a photo of each child with an outstretched fist, 
2.  overlaying some font in photoshop 
3.  printing them off,
4.  cutting a little slit above and below the outstretched fist to fit the sucker through
...it just didn’t work out that way.  

I really complicated things with my over the top ideas.  Since Anthony is really into super heros I thought I would make his card look like a comic strip.  Ava’s was a lot simpler because all she wanted was PINK.  Despite my constant battles with photoshop, I think that the cards ended up looking super adorable.    These cards would be a great idea for so many different occasions.... thank yous, get well soon, sorry (holding a little white flag), and congratulations.  I see many many more versions of this card in my future.....I may even let the kids have a little input!

My day is going to be spent showering these two with kisses and hugs, hand delivering valentine's cards, making a cake for Ava's school raffle, receiving gifts (hopefully) and enjoying a MEAL COOKED BY SRI.  
I hope everyone has a wonderful day today!


  1. Love it! So fantastic! Happy V-day!

  2. OMG! i sooo wanted to make these this year but I didn't get my act together! I have been trying to think of other occasions that I can use this idea... ;)

  3. jen,
    i think thank you cards from your children would be completely adorable. instead of suckers you could use pencils....oh my goodness I could get carried away with the options!