Saturday, January 15, 2011
Who says valentines are just for kids?!
I have always really liked Valentines Day! With someone or single-who cares?! I see Valentines Day as a day to celebrate relationships/friendships and tell your buds/family how much you love them! I know...it sounds cheesy, but that's me!!!! ;)
This year I decided to try and make my own valentines by making my own clip art! I made a cool valentines design on card stock using cookie cutters as stencils, Crayola mini stampers, etc.and then took a picture of it.
I saw a stamp that I really liked in a Martha Stewart article and practiced drawing it on pink post-it's. I thought the design looked cool so I took a picture of it too and then used a pant program to make the background space pink to match.
I uploaded my 2 valentinesy pictures to Walgreens.com photo and selected to have my pic's printed out as "wallet size". When I picked them up there were 4 of the same images on 2 4X6's:
I cut them out and played around with different colors of card stock, shapes, and placements.
I used double-sided tape to stick everything together-I think it works better than glue ;)
Now I have some clever Valentines clip art that I made myself (!) and can use again and again in different ways. Along with sending out cards in the mail, I might send out a "handmade" email wishing friends V-Day happiness and use the pictures in the email to warm up my message!