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Photo Design Project: Valentine's Day

Photo Design Project: Valentine's Day

Need some inspiration on how to show your love this Valentine's Day?  Check out these adorable ideas from our resident do-it-yourself diva, Ashley Campbell. Ashley writes: With February approaching I thought it would be fun to share a couple ideas for customized Valentines. This year two of my kids will be celebrating Valentine's Day at school with friends. I wanted to send them to the parties with something a bit more unique than the standard box of cards you pick up at the store. When Design Aglow recently released the Free Speech quote graphics I knew they would be perfect. Keep in mind I created mine with 4 and 6 year old boys in mind. You could easily take these ideas and customize them for your studio or the ones in your life.

Whether it is big or small, fabric or paper, bunting is a popular trend right now. The first idea is to create a simple photo bunting Valentine.

Step 1: Select the photos you want to use and add your Free Speech quotes.

Step 3: Create a 4x6 document and place your photos to fit. I used six 2 inch wide photos. Keep in mind you will need a bit of extra space on the top of each photo to glue the bunting ribbon. Print your photos.

Step 4: Cut the individual photos.

Step 5: Using a hot glue gun, run a bead of glue along the top of each photo and press the ribbon down onto the glue.

Step 6: Fold each photo accordion style, tucking the ends of the ribbon inside. Use small hemp jewelry cord, baker's twine or ribbon to tie the bunting together for giving out and enjoy! 

The next project combines your photo, Free Speech quotes and Strawberry Crush. Since I was making mine for my son I wanted to play on the idea that he didn't have a crush on a specific girl. If you are making these for your studio you could change the quote to something more fitting. I think they would look great in a vintage cooler sitting out for clients to enjoy when they stop by. Step 1: Select your photo, Free Speech quote and determine the size. My photos were 2.5 inches wide. I created a 8.5x11 document, filled with the photos and printed a sheet from my standard home printer. 

Step 2: Cut each photo out. Select a decorative paper to cut just a bit larger than the photo. Stack the two papers and punch a hole in the far left side. Attach to the Crush bottle using ribbon and have fun passing them out.




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