January 29, 2012
With everything going on in my life, I have to remember to set my priorities.
That’s right, my son’s Valentine’s Day Cards come first (hee hee.) Forget the laundry. Forget the dishes.
This year, my son was prepared to take the lollipop photo. He knew exactly what to do and how to hold his fist in the air. Only Mommy didn’t want to do the lollipop photo because we’ve done it the past two years. Mommy has a new idea! But that didn’t matter. So we did the lollipop Valentine’s Day card again (well, we are in a new city, and he does go to a new school…) BUT we also added a new Valentine’s Day Card.
This year, I still wanted to attach candy to the card (uh, that’s a no-brainer!) but do something different than a lollipop. So I had him hold up his empty palm to the camera while I took some shots (easier said than done, especially with a little brother running around us in circles, literally, and into the frame.)
So instead of getting the shot I had in mind, I got this.
And this (times 20).
Eventually got some great shots of my son. So it was time to start the Valentine’s Day Cards…
First of all, I chose two poses (one for the lollipop card and the other for the “new” candy card) and sent them to the lab to be printed. Then, I glued the photos onto card stock for support.
I used an X-Acto knife to cut a small slit above and below his fist and carefully slipped the lollipop through. Do this carefully, because you can rip your card. Be sure to make a couple extra copies just in case! For step-by-step directions on how to create the Lollipop Valentine’s Day Card, please refer to my post from last year, I Heart Valentine’s Day (still.)
For the other card, I used a Life Saver. I applied a glue dot to the center of his palm and pressed the Life Saver down on top of it.
The finished product? He’s holding up a delicious Life Saver or lollipop for his Valentine.
Have a great Valentine’s Day and please let me know if you, too, created a card for your little one!
February 3, 2011
Okay, so I learned from last year not to wait until the last minute, which for some reason doesn’t seem to work around the holiday season. Anyhow, I’m proud to say that I’m actually finished with my, I mean, my son’s Valentine’s Day cards. Whoo-hoo!
Very similar to last year’s design, I wanted to integrate the lollipop in the card, rather than just attaching it.
Here’s what I did:
1. Took a photo of my son making a fist. This took a little longer than usual, since he was full of a variety faces and poses. Plus, sometimes he would put his fist smack in the middle of his face, which wouldn’t work since he was covering most of his face. I guess he was a bit sassy that day. I also snatched a lollipop from the candy stash before my son could get to it.
2. Printed the photo and glued it to a piece of cardstock for stability.
3. Cut two small slits on both sides of his fist with an X-Acto knife.
4. Carefully inserted the lollipop into the card.
5. Stepped back and let out a sigh of relief. I’m actually early for a holiday. The planets must be aligned.
Here’s a side-by-side of my son’s card this year and his card from last year.
Now it’s your turn. Go try it and tell me how you did! Now go!