Wednesday, February 13, 2013

DIY Valentines

I love handmade valentine cards and I look forward to making many with Charley as she gets older.  Obviously she wasn't hand making her own cards this year, so we put her hands on the cards instead.  If you can't tell, her hand prints are supposed to be in the shape of a heart, but I lost track of placing them perfectly when we were actually in the process.  I was more concerned with getting her hand on the paper before she used the paint as hair gel or ate it for a snack.  Mission accomplished.

I started by typing a simple valentine message on a word document and printing it out.   Then it was time for the fun part.  I painted one hand, stamped it on the page, cleaned it off, and went on to the next hand. 

Cleaning up was Charley's least favorite part of the whole craft.

When both hands prints were successfully on the paper, I drew a heart around them with a Sharpie marker and waited for it to dry.  Then, I scanned it onto the computer and printed them out onto card stock.  I cut them down to 5x7 cards and used scalloped scissors along the top and bottom. 

These were super simple to make and most importantly we had so much fun making them together.  Happy Valentine's Day!  XOXO

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  1. I can't believe you don't have blue paint EVERYWHERE. I have not yet been brave enough to try something like this with my son. Not only did you create a sweet little set of cards, you seem to have contained the mess. Well done!

  2. aww! What a little cutie! You should enter your photos from this project into Craftbaby's Hearts Craft Challenge :-)