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.