Thursday, February 02, 2012

Photo Valentine's Cards

I love Pinterest! There are a ton of great photo/craft/food/clothes/art/everything ideas on there. A long time ago I saw a photo Valentine's day card and knew that when the time came I wanted to make them. This project is super simple and fun.

You will need:
1 cute kid
computer & printer
photo paper
exacto knife

Step 1: Head out for a photo shoot. I kept my kid in her school uniform since she is going to be giving them out at school. Shoot from up looking down. This gives the fist the right perspective. Have your subject hold their fist up and away from them so when you add the candy it doesn't cover their face. And take A LOT of pictures. Chances are you will find one great one!

Step 2: After you find the right picture upload it to your favorite photo editing program (I love Picnik and am so sad it is closing!). Here I cropped the photo with my subject towards the left with plenty of room for text. Then I added some text and a pink heart. Last I added a pink border to up the Valentine's factor. Then save to your computer.

Step 3: Once you have edited and saved it is time for printing! I printed in a 4x6 size on photo paper. This way I can get 4 on one page. The photo paper needs to be thick enough to hold a lollipop. 

Step 4: Cut out all the cards and then grab your exacto knife. Carefully make a slice above the hand and below the hand. Long enough to hold your candy. First I tried it with a Twizzler.

I wasn't happy with that so I tried it with a lollipop and liked it so much more! 

I love these cards! And it was hard to beat the lips and mustaches we did last year! But of course The Phi will beg for a box of Justin Bieber or some cartoon ones too! 


  1. they came out so good!

  2. Anonymous9:46 AM

    Can you make some for me too? They are darling! --JVS

  3. Those ARE awesome. I hope to be receiving some in the mail :)

  4. OMG felix tried to jack mine!!!!! but i got it back. the papers on my callouge now.

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