This year for Mother’s Day we made a few cards with the kids to send out (I couldn’t post it until I knew the recipients all received theirs). The tag line for this project, “blowing kisses your way” card, can be used for any affectionate occasion.
I created the main part of the card digitally (the caption, the girls’ faces) and the rest is done by hand. It was easy getting my (almost) 3 year old to cooperate with a kissy face and hand print .. but my 1 year old? Not so much. So we settled with the closest puckered face picture I could find, and had to do our best with the hand print. She hated getting her hand painted- it was humorous. Once I created the main part of the card on the computer, I uploaded it to Wal-Mart and picked it up at the 1-hour photo department. Using cardstock, I glued the 5×7 photo to a 7×10 cardstock and folded it in half to create the card. On scrap cardstock, I pressed their painted palms to create the hand print- then cut around it. I used 2 tiny brads to secure it to the front and made a small crease in it so it would be more obvious that you were supposed to pull down on the hand to reveal the face. On the inside of the palm, I wrote “blowing kisses your way for Mother’s Day! xoxo”. Then of course on the inside of the card is where we personalized a message for our loved mothers and grandmas in our life.
To make the main part digitally, you can use a number of programs. If you are not computer saavy, and don’t own any fancy programs- you CAN do it in “paint” which comes standard with most systems. It will be a little more difficult to get the face of the child and not the background. If you don’t consider yourself computer saavy but are interested in a software that is your speed, yYou can use a digital scrapbook software, like My Memories Suite ( My offer still stands- $10 off your software purchase plus $10 store credit to their online collections!And check out with code: STMMMS30383). Or if you are computer saavy and want to use a fancy program- then you probably aren’t asking me but I’ll say it anyway- Photoshop is awesome 🙂