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A Slightly Homemade Valentine’s Day

14 Feb

The kids have spent the past week working on their Valentine’s Day cards.   We try to do something cool each year but I am getting tired of just passing out candy.  This year I asked the kids if they wanted to make their own instead of buying cards at the store.

My son decided he wanted to draw a picture using MS Paint.  We then put the paint picture on some postcards that I had in the drawer.  Viola, he was done.  Easy, Peasy!

He made it himself.

He made it himself.

My daughter is a bit of Pinterest addict.  She searched until she found the right Valentine’s Day card printable from The TomKat Studio.  She saw some other pins of cards that had glitter on them too.  So she glittered the red parts of the card  (This is a big deal because I kinda hate glitter).

SCORE- so some printer ink later and postcards and card stock I had in the drawer and we were done.

My daughter is also a huge Rainbow Loomer these days. She pinned some more ideas for different charms and got to work. She then attached her creations and made these cute cards.

Her Pinterest inspired creations.

Her Pinterest inspired creations.

I am pretty impressed with what they came up with.  Both of their cards highlight their personalities and talents.   I am glad to have passed on the crafting gene.  Plus- the cards are candy free!

Slightly homemade cards!

Slightly Homemade cards!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Hooligan Inspired Christmas Cards- part 2

14 Dec

My last post shared how we have done our cards in the past and our journey from cute and smiling to an more accurate portrayal of our family life.

This year we decided to plan on having a card that captured the sass and wit of our household.  I am also proud to say I made the cards myself this year too- I feel so crafty, just like my friends over at Shawna Brockmeier Styled Events and Almost Never Clever.

We found this stamp at our local crafts store.

Underpants!  What could possibly be a worse gift?

Underpants! What could possibly be a worse gift?

Both the Hubs and I started laughing and decided on the spot that this was going to be our card.  Things started to fall in place after that.  We left the store with a bunch of blank cards and envelopes, the stamp, ink, and some festive stickers to give it a little extra pop of color.

Next we staged the photo shoot.  Using the left over boxes and tissue from last Christmas, we made a giant mess in front of the fire place, had the hooligans put on their Christmas pajamas and then gave them the following direction.  “What is the worst present you think you could get for Christmas?  Now act like that is what is in the boxes.”

The best part is we got the perfect picture on the first try.

I think the boy deserves an Oscar for best acting in a Christmas card photo.  He was laughing so hard it looks like he is crying.

I think the boy deserves an Oscar for best acting in a Christmas card photo. He was laughing so hard it looks like he is crying.

I then printed the photos at our local 1 hour developing store, assembled the cards and voile- a finished card!

We have already started thinking about what we want to do for next year.  I think we have finally found the way to get a card that matches our family’s personality and that the troops are willing to pose for.

How do you do your cards?

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