Chic on a Shoestring Decorating: Personalized Picture Valentine

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Personalized Picture Valentine

I did this post last year very early in my blogging career when I had about 20 followers.  With Valentine's Day right around the corner I thought I'd share it again because it's so easy and so cute (if I do say so myself ;).

After seeing all kinds of cute-sey Valentine's cards out there in blogland I was inspired to make special Valentine's Day cards for my boy's 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.

I picked my favorites and then 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 cropped and lined up the photos, 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. Easy-peasy!

And here's the finished project!

I went to and made them into 5x7 greeting cards with personalized insides for about $1.50 each.  Way cheaper than Hallmark!   You could also print them at home for free.

I think the grandparents will love it, I do! :)


Linking too:  Under the Table & Dreaming


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