Friday, February 12, 2010

Heart Blooms Photo Card

Here's a little last minute idea I whipped up to give to the grandmas - a cute little photo card that they can keep out long after Valentine's is over.  That's usually the thing I hate about cards - unless you packrat stuff them in a drawer, never to be seen again (ahem, my mom), they just get tossed out.  With this fan design, the Valentine's message can be removed, so this can be left out all year long.

I saw this flower paper & got it because I thought it would look great as something...just wasn't sure what.  Although I'm a crafting geek, I'm not big on scrapbooking.  I've tried, but just can't get into it, so this paper project had to be E-A-S-Y.  Here's what I did:

1.  I printed out a photo of each of the kiddies on matte photo paper and carefully cut their heads out.

2.  I traced out a heart on the floral paper so a bloom would be in the center of each & cut them out.

3.  I Mod Podged their faces onto the petal part of each flower.

4.  I printed out my message and cut it out in a heart shape & stuck that on the pink heart upside down.

5.  To attach the hearts so they would fan, I poked a small hole in the base of each piece & used a sew-on snap to keep them together so they could still move.

Now if grandma wants to keep her "little lovebuds" out, she can open the snap & take out the pink heart and it'll be sweet all year long.

I'm linking this with these great parties:
Poppies At Play's Creative Cats
Today's Creative - Get Your Craft On
Somewhat Simple's SYS Valentines
Life As Lori's Get Your Craft On 
The Girl Creative's Just Something I Whipped Up  
Fireflies & Jellybeans SYS 
Friday Follow 
Treasures For Tots 
Tip Junkie's Tip Me Tuesday


  1. What a cute idea!!!

    Stopping by from SITS!!!

  2. That is the cutest thing. You know the grandparents will love it.
    Came over from SITS.

  3. Following from Friday follow! What a cute idea!q

  4. How cute! I'll have to remember this one for next year!

  5. Very cute....

    Thanks again for joining Get your craft on Thurs.


  6. Very CUTE! I stopped by from FF. Have a great weekend.

  7. Friday Follower. Thanks for dropping by our blog. This is a cute idea. :)

    I see we have a few things in common, look forward to following your blog and getting to know you. Have a wonderful weekend. :)

  8. Great idea! I'm a new follower from Friday Follow.

  9. Thanks for linking up with Friday Follow! I am now your blog follower. Happy weekend!

    ~ Lynn

    p.s. Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

  10. Love it!! I'm always looking for homemade gifts for the grandmas. I might save this for Mother's Day!

    Stopping by from SITS :)

  11. That is aDORaBle!!! How unique!! I love it! Thanks so much for joining Creative Cats!!

  12. This is darling and such a fun idea. Your kiddos are darling! I just love Valentine's Day.


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