Happy Valentine’s Day!! Are you doing anything special today? My kids came home from school so excited and on a fun little sugar high (yay!). I spent part of the day at school living vicariously through them, remembering Valentine’s Day and the excitement I felt passing out my Valentine’s to my classmates when I was young. I love that this school embraces holidays and celebrations – it’s part of childhood memories that I think are so important. Both kids class had a little celebration and it was so fun to be a part of it.
I’ve had several e-mail and friends at school asked me how I made these cards. The mustache is an overlay (from Oh Snap Boutique) that I added to the image and I made the chevron background paper in photoshop. Added text and printed then off a little smaller than the size of a business card. I used my home printer an Epson Artisan 810. And the trick I finally found was in the printer settings (not in the normal place you’d think it would be… in a later box that is easily dismissed. You need to choose the specific type of paper and the image quality via the drop-down menus. With this printers set up it’s not intuitive and I was ready to toss it since it printed images so badly. But then I discovered this part. You have to do it each time you print pictures though, a bit of a pain but worth it.
Here’s the little tags we made for our Valentine’s day treats. :) We had fun making them.
Tonight we’re celebrating by just being together. Jeff and I typically don’t do anything for each other but we still enjoy the holiday and make it fun for the kids. Sometimes a card and an extra smooch and we’re happy. Hope you have a great Valentine’s Day!