Monday, January 30, 2012

Valentine's Card 2012

If you have a wall, coloured paper hearts, a camera and a kid, you too can make this card!


Valentine's Card 2012


The posing for this shot was precarious.  It took a while.




I cropped the shot and applied a filter to brighten it.  Then I sent it to the photo developer for 3.5 x 5 inch prints.  I wrote out a little message on office paper trimmed to the same size.  Photo and message sheet pinched together, I sewed three sides closed, creating a little pocket (to fill with a Valentine's treat!).





My four-year-old is rather difficult to coax into making his own Valentine's.  I found this card to require just the right amount of Oliver-participation.  Any more requirements and we may have had a mess AND a grouch on our hands...we all know I'm not the kind of hausfrau to overextend myself in such a way...

12 comments:

  1. Love your idea for the Valentine's card!

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  2. Just wanted you to know I awarded you with the Versatile Blogger Award http://www.sweet-fix.net/2012/01/versatile-blogger-award.html I really enjoy reading your blog!

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  3. Beautiful idea Melissa! The cards are just lovely!

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  4. Hi Melissa, thanks for your nice words! They brought me to your blog and now I'm completely in love with your fabric flowers... They are so beautiful and fun! I'm not a great sewer, so I have to envy your talent!

    Have a nice day!

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  5. Melissa, this is fantastic. I love your idea and the way this photo worked out is magical!

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  6. What a cute idea!! Thank you for sharing! =)

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  7. You know how some projects are a bust and some are a hit? This one seemed to come together in the way I wanted, despite my limited tools/ skills. Thank you all for your much needed feedback!

    (oooh la la! Thank you so much Maria for the petite award...so sweet!)

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