Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day~Card Edition

I am finally finished with Aidan's Valentine's!  I think they turned out so cute. This is where the sign I made on Friday was put to use!  Saturday afternoon I threw on Aidan's Vday Tshirt and we headed outside to snap a few shots of him holding the sign and to make our very own Valentine Picture Cards. We gave some out to family today and even though I think they are a little biased, the reception was wonderful.  The picture turned out so well. 

And here's how we {me} made them:
I bought a pack of foam from Wal Mart. I wish they had had just a pack of red or white or even pink but they were rainbow colored. I chose to use the white and red.  First thing I did was measure the size of the sheet of foam.  I then cut it down to two 4 x 5.5 inch pieces with my craft knife.

{I seriously apologize for the quality of these pics. My camera was dying last night and did not want to focus}
I then cut 25 adorable photos of my sweet Aidan down to the same size. They were already 4 inches tall so I just cut the width down to 5.5 inches.
I then covered one side of the foam in Mod Podge.

And stuck Aidan's picture to it. After that I trimmed any edges with my craft knife.

I did the same with the red foam.

I let them dry for a bit.

While they were drying I started the next step. I bought this Valentine's kit at Wal Mart.
I picked out the hearts to use and used a white paint pen to sign Aidan's name to his cards.
and a black Sharpie for the white hearts.
Then I added the little silver ribbon that came in the kit and some of my own red polka dot ribbon to the hearts.

Then I took Mod Podge and covered the back of the hearts and glued them to the back side of the foam piece.


Then I let those dry for a while.

We added little heart stickers to the bottoms of the big heart and pencils Aidan had picked out that he wanted to give his friends.

And that's how easy that was! Adam asked me how much this little project cost and it was around $20.  For 25 Valentine's? Not bad.

Aidan is so excited to go to school tomorrow and show off his cards.  I think if anyone is proud of my crafty-ness it's him! He's so worth the late hours I stay up making them.   Creating fun things like this for my kids is like a dream come true.  HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! XOXO

I am linking up to the DIY Show Off.  There are some great DIY ideas and other great Vday ideas there to check out!  Use the button in my sidebar to link there too!


Anonymous said...

YOU ARE SO INCREDIBLY TALENTED!!!! I so enjoy your blog - I think I have told you a zillion times!!!! YOU SHOULD HAVE YOUR OWN TELEVISION SHOW!!!!!! I so look forward to what you are doing next!! And your little fellow gets more and more handsome every picture that you post!!!


Holly N. Madugula
Arlington, TX

Amanda said...

Wow, those turned out great! Good job Mom :)

Kathryn said...

April, you're going to be that mom I hate when my kids are in pre-school... I say that with lots of love. :)