{Happy Valentine’s Day!}

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!

by Kara

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Shellie MooreFebruary 15, 2012 - 5:22 pm

Braeden just loved Brielle’s card. Definitely the hit of the class. So sweet, both of them!

DestinyFebruary 14, 2012 - 7:56 pm

your kids are so beautiful!!! These rock and so does your set-up.

SandiFebruary 14, 2012 - 6:08 pm

So pretty. Love your work so much!

Jilly AnneFebruary 14, 2012 - 5:14 pm

Fantasic valentines!! Wish I had your talent though

BeckerFebruary 14, 2012 - 4:30 pm

Your kids are darling. Love this idea! Happy valentines day to you.

Tasha ChristensenFebruary 14, 2012 - 3:54 pm

Beautiful! Loved the idea and props!

Melissa BergmanFebruary 14, 2012 - 3:52 pm

OMG! You are too much! I’m in love with these! Thanks for sharing all the info. My kids school doesn’t allow much of a celebration. It’s really sad. So they don’t get the same excitement from it that I did as a kid. Glad your kids school celebrates. That fun is needed as a child.

mugsie5February 14, 2012 - 3:50 pm

Both cards are collectors. Love them

Kathy RasmussenFebruary 14, 2012 - 3:40 pm

Oh, Kara. These are wonderful! You have such a gift.

Lyndsay MeadlowFebruary 14, 2012 - 3:39 pm

These are so flipping cute!! Thanks for all the details! Adorable!

JessicaFebruary 14, 2012 - 3:28 pm

Cute Kara! I love your kiddos, they are just gorgeous :) Thanks for sharing and Happy V-day! :)

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