Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Super Cute valentine take two

Are you looking for a cute and easy Valentine to make? Something so cute everyone will think you are a creative genius? Last year I was looking for Valentine ideas and came across Alissa's blog. She so smartly made her Valentine's by taking pictures of her girls and simply attaching a lollipop.

We made them again this year to hand out to the little one's pre-school class.  You can check out the picture we used last year here.

Time for a sucker break...

I used the chalkboard wall as a backdrop and used chalkboard pens because they don't smudge and the color is nice and bright.  I was inspired to write the Happy Valentine's Day bubble after seeing Lauren's post @ Simply LKJ. She took some cute pictures of her girls at Christmas time in front of their chalkboard wall.

 Here is how I made mine...

1. Take a bunch of pictures with your child holding her arm out with a closed fist.  (Bribing the child with ice cream or a sucker might be necessary to keep the photo shoot going with a happy face.)

2. Pick the best picture and have them printed.

3. Use an exacto knife to make two small cuts for the sucker to slide into.
4.  Put a piece of tape on the back to hold the sucker in place.

5. Package them up to send out or bring to school.

6. Watch everyone ooh and ahh over your super cute Valentine.


  1. this is too cute! what a darlin' little girl you have!

  2. SUPER cute! I love the second picture where she's telling sweet nothings to her lollipop and it's perfectly positioned under the heart. Love the chalkboard wall backdrop - genius!!

    That little girl of your is so darn cute!

  3. soooo cute! such a great idea!

  4. I was just thinking about these the other day! I was going to look through your posts to find the one you did last year. So glad you reposted this. She is just getting cuter and cuter!

  5. great idea.
    your little one is so pretty in polka dots!
    and the pigtails! love.

  6. I love it! That is adorable!! Thanks for the shout out. Our girls had so much fun taking pics with the chalkboard background.

  7. So cute! I knew you were going to love that chalkboard wall!

  8. This is the cutest thing ever! Definitely motivation for me to finally erase everything on the chalkboard wall in my powder bath and create a heart filled backdrop.
    Thanks Londen!!

  9. Super cute idea! Going full steam ahead in love with your chalkboard wall Londen.

  10. So adorable and love the chalk board wall. I need one...

  11. that is the cutest thing ever. My sister will love this. I am going to do this with my pup girls...hehe....

  12. I tried this too, although I don't have nearly that cute of a backdrop!

  13. That is such an adorable idea! I don't have any little ones in my life yet but I will keep this one in the vault for sure.


  14. One of the coolest things I've seen in a long time...thanks for sharing!

  15. That's cute. I love how you attached the lollipop to the card. The cuteness of that makes the valentines card that much more special.