Sunday, February 12, 2012

It's Not Too Late {Valentine's Day Idea}

OK...let me start this by saying that I saw this cute idea somewhere and thought I'd share it here.  Let me also say, I am NOT a crafty person.  I WISH I was.  I have friends who do all sorts of cute, trendy crafts and the stuff they make is amazing!  When I make crafty things, it looks like a third grader made it (no offense, third graders) and no one would ever display it in their homes.

HOWEVER....here is a great Valentine's card idea and it is not too late...
(I made these for my kids to give to friends)

1.  Take a picture - the person should have their hand in a fist (like they are holding a balloon), out to the camera.  For those of you who care about technical info, I used a wide angle lens (17-35mm) so that the distance between their hands and heads would seem exaggerated.  I used an f-stop of 4 and focused on the hand, not the face.  It lets the face be a little out of focus without losing it entirely.  For those of you who don't care about any of this, or have no idea what I am talking about, just take the picture!


You can see both sweet children added their own personality to the picture...then I added the words in photoshop.  If you don't have photoshop, you could have them hold a sign, add a sticker or just write the words on the picture.


2.  Send the pictures to your local, favorite lab.....I sent mine to Costco!  Wait an hour and then go pick them up.

3.  You want to gather your supplies....a hole punch (I used a crafty-scrapbooking gadget that I found in a box somewhere, but a handheld one would do), lollipops, and of course, your fabulous pictures.





4.  Punch two holes in each picture - one at the top of the hand and the other at the bottom.


5.  YUM...lollipops!!


6.  Put a lollipop through the holes to make it look like the person is handing it to the card holder.


7.  Pat yourself on the back for being so smart and crafty....and the envy of all your friends!


Now, isn't that one of the neatest things you've ever seen?  (And even if it's not, you have to admit, it is a fun way to get a lollipop!)

1 comment:

Lisa Lombardo said...

That is very cute!...and very cutely written!! :)