DIY Valentine’s Day Cards with #HPCreate

Valentines day is one of those days that drives me crazy. I don’t particularly like being “told” that I should show my love for those around me with insanely overpriced flowers and a crowded dinner on the town just because it’s February 14th. In previous years I was typically able to escape, however now with kids… Good luck. The best I can do is at least not buy into the commercialism of it all and make my own DIY Valentine’s Day Cards. This is a win-win because it’s a fun and easy activity to do with the kids (made even easier by the fact that I can now wirelessly print with my new HP Photosmart 7520 e-All-in-One), and it saves me purchasing stock valentine’s day cards from the store that always seem to have too few or way too many in the pack.

As I mentioned, this was a super easy and fun project, and when all was said and done, very cost effective too! Here’s what I did:

  1. Took a photo of the kids with their hand in a fist, straight out. Make sure that their hand is off to the side of their body so when you attach the lollipop it’s not covering their face.
  2. Upload the photo into the SnapFish free Print At Home online photo program.
  3. Select the card of your choice (SnapFish has a ton of free templates to pick from that are so easy to use).
  4. Print! (wirelessly if you have the HP Photosmart 7520 e-All-in-One).
  5. Address the inside of your card (I opted to put TO: and FROM: on the inside of the card so the kids could practice spelling).
  6. Cut a small hole at the top and bottom of your child’s fist and insert the lollipop to create the illusion that they are holding out the lollipop.
  7. Attach a small piece of tape to the inner side of the lollipop stick to keep it from falling out of the card.

Voila! Your project is done in a snap! Seriously, this was one of the easiest DIY crafts I’ve done with the kids in a long time!

Hope you’re inspired to #HPCreate your own Valentine’s Day Cards!




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