For the past couple of years, my kids have been making their own Valentine’s Day cards for the classmates at school. I thought it would be a fun project that we could do together and something special that they could hand out to their friends. Here’s samples from last year:
You can make these cards in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements and either print them at home or from any photo printing store. I like to print them 2-up on a 4×6 photo and send them to Walmart. The cost ends up being either .09 or .15 cents depending on whether you want 1 hour prints or regular processing. So for a class of 26 kids, 1 hour prints, you’ll only end up paying $1.95! Plus, kids love being able to help with designing their own card!
I start by creating a 3×6, 300 dpi document in Photoshop. Grace (my youngest) decides what papers, elements, photo of herself, and fonts she wants to use for her Valentine’s cards and I place everything for her, asking her how big or small she wants each image or font and where she would like it. My son, Luke, is old enough that I’m able to have him sit down and make the cards himself, teaching him the steps. It’s a great way to show your kids Photoshop! After the card is finalized and saved one last time, I flatten the layers and save a copy as a jpeg. Creating a new file that is 4×6, I place the jpeg file of the card side by side creating 2 cards on one 4×6 photo, as show below. I then make sure that my layers are flattened and save this file as a another jpeg. This is the jpeg file that I’ll be uploading to the Walmart site.
After picking your cards up from Walmart or wherever you sent them, simply cut them down the middle and tape a small candy, pack of gum or stickers to the back! Kids love helping with this too! Happy Valentine’s Day!
Luke’s Card: Supplies from Weeds and Wildflowers
Grace’s Card: Supplies from Shabby Princess
Hi Everyone! Welcome!
My name is Jen Dipzinski and I’m very excited to be a part of the June House Party Blog Hop! This month’s color theme is titled “Whimsy” and the kits created from this are FA-BOU-LOUS! What an amazing array of colorful, bright, fun kits perfect for summer photos! You can check out out all the Whimsy kits by clicking on the image below:
Remember these kits are on sale, 30% off, through June 5th.
My contribution to the Blog Hop is a bit of inspiration and a tutorial. This layout is of my precious daughter, Gracie, 2 summers ago when we had a photo shoot done.
I decided to do something different by “cutting” circles from my selected papers. I then picked a brush out (I picked stars), adjusted my size, angle, spacing, and scatter options in the brush preset menu before drawing the stars around one of the circles. Make sure you do this in a new layer, not the layer that contains your actual circle. I then selected one star with the Magic Wand Tool, clicked Select, Similiar. This will select all of the stars. Keeping these selected, I clicked on the layer with my “paper” circle and hit delete. You should have a cut out of your design from the paper circle. Next click Layer, Layer Style, Drop Shadow and set your desired shadow preset to make your cutouts more prominent. The presets I chose were:
This will make your circles look like punched pieces of paper. To make the cutouts appear more realistic, don’t put too heavy of a shadow on them.
I hope you’ll enjoy the Whimsy House Party Kits and take advantage of the great sale!
I’m also very excited to announce that I have joined the amazing Designers here at DHD! My store is also on sale, 30% off, through June 5th! I’m slowly but surely loading my products into the store so stop by again to see what else I have added each week!
Thanks so much for stopping by! The next stop in the June House Party Blog Hop is Jessica Jeppson. Click on the arrow below to visit her blog!
If you get lost along the way, here is a list of all the stops:
Design House Digital
Tasha Lanigan Creates
Inkling and Wit
To Be Remembered Scrapbooks by Melissa Marti
Ratty Tattys Blog
Jen Dipzinski Design (you are here)
My husband and I use to be ski instructors. He instructed for 2 years and I ended up instructing for 10 years. In fact, I was still teaching when I was pregnant with my son. I loved ski instructing! So it was natural for us to get our son and daughter out on the slopes at a very young age. They both started right around a year and half and fell as much in love with it as we did! I love that it’s something our whole family can enjoy together (and that it doesn’t take batteries)!
I came across these pictures from a while back of a beautiful, sunny day that we went skiing, just the four of us. I had plans to create several 12 x 12 pages with them, but decided to use this mini wood album by Kaisercraft. I’ve been working on it for several weeks on and off and finally finished it. I really love the way it turned out and thought I would share it with you. I’ll be happy to post my list of materials… just as soon as I remember where I put it! 🙂
Last week I was so happy to receive an email from Francine Clouden asking me if she could feature my layout for the Friday, November 9th post at Craft Gossip.com! She is the editor for the Scrapbooking Section of Craft Gossip.com, a fabulous website that has all kinds of DIY and handmade crafts ideas from candle-making to scrapbooking! Francine is an extremely talented lady who lives in France and has a blog called Callaloo Soup that I was drooling over! I was so excited that she picked my layout, “Last Ride” after seeing it in the Two Peas Gallery! I was unable to blog about this exciting news due to being gone for work these past few days, however, I wanted to make sure that I posted this today. Thank you again Francine for featuring my layout! I’m so honored that you choose me!
The Peas are hopping for Digital Scrapbook Day
and this is my post on the journey!
You should have come from Jackie Doremus and your next stop will be back to the Two Peas Digital Blog where you will get your final letter! If you get lost along the way you can pop along to the Two Peas Digital Blog to get the complete list. At each station there will be part of a code for you to collect. At the end of the line (so to speak) you will have a complete code that will allow you access to the fabulous collaboration FREEBIE (limited time only) in the Two Peas Store.
My own contribution for the DSD Collaboration Kit is this:
Here’s a bit of inspiration that I thought you might enjoy using my kit plus other fun goodies from the collaboration!
I’m also giving away a FREEBIE on my Facebook Page for anyone that wants to hop over there and “Like Me”! Some cute versatile jounaling cards!
As well as this freebie there are a range of challenges to inspire you, each of which gives you the chance to win a $5 gift certificate to the Two Peas store.
The challenges can be found here.
I hope you enjoy your freebie and find time to join in with our challenges.
The part of the code from my stop is:
We are in full preparation mode – you know, party planning central! Here’s a peek at what we’re doing for this once a year digital extravaganza!
Our digital designers and creative team members have put together a blog hop where you can score a gorgeous collaboration freebie. In order to make it easy on you, instead of picking up minis to download at each stop, you’ll simply find the pieces to a coupon code. Then you can bring it back to the store to get this whole collaboration for exactly $0 – that’s right FREE. We’ll have the complete list a blog hop stops here and in the digital forum on Saturday morning. Happy DSD to you all of you!
We are having a weekend long store-wide sale of our digital products. Every single thing in the digital store, including new releases, will be 25% off on Saturday AND Sunday. And as if that isn’t enough we’re having a specialDSD release date. There will be brand spanking new “stuff” in the store, including this month’s Pea Soup. Make sure you stop by and take a look at all the designers have put together for you.
Our digital creative team members will be hosting challenges throughout the day. Check back here, at the blog, or in the forums for links. Challenges are a great way to give yourself a scrapbooking kick start, and can be a fun way to get to know your fellow Peas. There will be all kinds of inspiration to keep you scrapping. Plus every single challenge will have a gift certificate winner – which if you ask me, you may as well use while things are on sale. Justsayin’.
I’ve been working on some fun new celebration kits these past couple of weeks. The new Celebrate Today series has crinkled Washi Tape, bright colorful Papers and a fun, funky Alpha that all coordinates together! These kits can be used for anything that you might celebrate… birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, holidays, etc! Stop by Two Peas and check them out!
I’ve just released a new element kit at Two Peas! Gracie’s Garden Elements has 25 hand drawn, watercolored flowers, greens, rocks and other assorted items that you can mix and match. Perfect for cards, invitations, thank yous and of course, scrapbook pages.