Leave it to me to take a great simple idea and turn it into a great complicated one. I loved the valentines we made for my son’s class last year, and since he is at a new school and my daughter hadn’t done these before, we decided it was a great enough concept for a repeat. Except I had grander visions…
Like taking advantage of my sweet baby and making him be cupid this year. I really wanted to have him flying in the same shot, like I did with Tessa in the Christmas cards, but logistically could not make that work this year, so I Photoshopped him (much smaller) on to each card.
The other addition I made was to cut a conversation bubble out of a large craft foam sheet and lay it down on the background so it could look like the kids are talking. For my son, I just entered his generic message, but my daughter wanted to take advantage of the conversation bubble to write a special message to each of her friends.
The first design I made for my son looked like this one. But I decided it might not work to give to his guy friends, so we printed these for the girls (poor little cupid is hiding behind the tootsie pop in this one), and this for the boys…
The saying was totally his dad’s idea! I love it, even though I don’t think the first graders will get it. *sigh* We printed these out as 4×6 photos and used a small hole punch to make room for the sucker.
I told my daughter that she was the love fairy and got her to pose for some cute pictures, too.
She was disappointed not to be holding a sucker, but this will be easier to mail to Grandma and Grandpa! (Cupid is again, Photoshopped in).
Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope cupid found you this year, too!