Friday, February 10, 2012

Kids' Valentines

For the last, I don't know how many years, I have made my kids' Valentines cards for their exchanges.  I can't stand how incredibly cheap the ones in the store are nowadays.  I remember when I was in grade school, the cards used to be halfway decent.  Not so much anymore.

This year I decided to try something that is all over Blog Land...3D Valentines.

I started by taking a picture of my daughter holding her fist out like she had something in it.  I also took the picture standing up on a chair so it drew her eyes and arm upwards.  After uploading the picture to Picasa, I used Piknik to do some editing, such as the frame and text.

For my son, I went with a slightly different approach.  I had him look up like something was on his head.  Again I took this picture standing on a chair, however, I don't think it really made a difference.  I also did some editing with his picture as well.

I uploaded these 2 pictures to Walmart and had them completed overnight.  While I was there picking them up, I grabbed a bag of good ol' Dum Dum Pops.

With the use of an Exacto knife, I made a couple of slits in each picture and slid a sucker in each card.

3D Valentine's Day cards...quick and easy.


  1. Stop it right now sister. That is super cute. Just showed the whole family. Nice work.

    1. Janell...your comment just brought a smile to my face (sister). Glad you liked them...nothing I came up with on my own, but certainly easy enough for me to copy. Have a good one.