Chic on a Shoestring Decorating: Valentine's Day Picture Card

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Valentine's Day Picture Card

After seeing all kinds of cute-sey Valentine's cards out there in bloggy land I was inspired to make special Valentine's Day cards for my boys grandparents.  My oldest is SO not into crafting/drawing/etc (hopefully that means he'll be good at math because he doesn't like art, right!?) ;)  and my youngest is too young so I decided to do it myself. 

I took several pics of the boys individually holding up a piece of blank white poster board. 

Then I added letters using software I have on my computer, you can probably do it at Photobucket.

I did this for 4 pictures alternating kiddos so I was able to spell out LOVE, I then lined up the photos and changed it to black and white and "softened" the edges with my software.

I then downloaded some free digital scrapbooking paper to add as a background.  And here's the finished project!

I think the grandparent's will love it, I do!  :)

I went to and made them into 5x7 greeting cards with personalized insides for about $1.50 each.

I should mention that I was inspired by another bloggers LOVE picture with their kiddos, I think she actually wrote the letters on the poster board and then put each individual picture in a 4 picture holder frame as a super cute decoration.  I have been searching like crazy for her to give her credit for being my inspiration but can't find her anywhere.  So, if any of you out there know who I'm talking about, let me know and I'll link her up to my post. 

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  1. That's beautiful! If I have time I just might copy your idea.


  2. Ok, now that is the best valentine ever!!

  3. I bet some grandparents will be very happy! I love this and the fact that it's a keepsake. And yes, your son will be brilliant in math. I have one just like him.

  4. Check out my blog. I linked your project to my post.

  5. This is so cute, Kate! As someone who will be a grandma for the first time this Summer, that would just melt my heart!

  6. Thanks everyone for the sweet sweet comments!
    xoxox Kate

  7. Cute idea! I'll have to remember that one for next year. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  8. Very cute. I did something like this for Father's Day, but they were actually holding letters. I like your idea better because it was hard to get the letter right-side up and visible with the kids.

    Great job. I am sure the Grandparents are going to love them.

  9. The grand parents are going to love this. I know I sure do...

    Thanks for joining me for another great party at "Get Your Craft on Thurs." Please join me next week for another wonderful party..

    Please stop by for a big annoucement Tuesday, the 16th. I'm so excited I'm about to bust...


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