Pinterest Valentine’s Card Kids Photo Project

by Sami

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I admittedly do not have a full blown Pinterest obsession yet, but when I found these Pinterest Valentine’s Cards, I knew this kids’ photo project was one I had to try this Valentine’s Day!

To reiterate, I am not what you would call a ‘crafty gal’. I’m sure you could get much more creative than I did, but I wanted to share the steps for this fun homemade Valentine’s Card kids photo project.

So I grabbed my kids after school and snapped these pictures of them after running around on the playground for an hour (think natural, not staged). With the the Camera Plus app on my iPhone, I used the “Depth of Field” in FX Effects to blur the background a bit:

From there, I sent it to my computer to add the Bible verse (John 15:13), “Happy Valentine’s Day”, and their names via Adobe Photoshop (you could also do this VERY easily with an AMAZING free photo app called PicMonkey):

Kariss-Valentines-Day-2012Britton-Valentines-Day-2012Again, not rocket science.

After the pictures were saved as a JPEG, I uploaded them to where they were having a print sale (Buy 25, get 25 free with code SHARE25). This gave us enough to hand out to everyone in each of their classes, plus a few left over for the scrapbook (if I ever get around to that!).

The pictures were ready this morning, so I stopped by Walgreens after taking the kids to school to pick up the pics, along with a bag of Dum Dum Pops that were on sale for $2 a bag (and had plenty in one bag to cover both classes). After school we came home and laid everything out on the kitchen table. I used a razor blade to cut slits just above and below their fist while the kids wrote their friends’ names on the back of the pictures.

Then, the kids slid the Dum Dum Pops through the slits and Voila! Here is our final product:

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In retrospect, I wish I’d had the kids hold their arms at more of an angle like the original pictures, but still, I can’t believe we have these done almost a week before Valentine’s Day!

Are you planning anything crafty and creative for your kids’ Valentine’s Day cards?

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Jenny Striepling February 8, 2012 - 9:35 pm

LOVE this!

Debbie February 8, 2012 - 10:17 pm

I loved these on Pinterest. There are a few blog parties out there specifically for Pinterest inspired projects. Not sure if you are interested in that or not. I am hosting one at my blog. Thanks for showing us your version!

sami February 8, 2012 - 10:18 pm

Sounds fun Debbie! Would love to hear more 🙂

Debbie February 9, 2012 - 2:57 pm

The only reason why you would want to join these parties is to increase your blog traffic and have ad sponsors on your blog. If you want to learn more email me or maybe we can have lunch one day. I live in Nashville and go to CP. Trish can vouch for me 😉 Im not a stalker just trying to help a girl out! Im still learning all of this too!

Georgia Cross February 10, 2012 - 1:15 pm

That’s a really neat idea! Great job.

sami February 10, 2012 - 1:28 pm

Thanks Georgia! We had fun doing it 🙂

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