Monday, February 8, 2010

Valentine Flip Book

I love the cards that we made for my daughter's class but I wanted to make something a little different for family. Since I knew there is no way they would recieve anything before Valentines day ( the downside of living of overseas!) I wanted to make something they could use all year. I came across a cute idea on Color Me Katie. If you have never read her blog you should check it out - she is amazing!
Valentine Flip Book
You will need:
A camera
A printer

The first thing I did was a take a picture of my daughter blowing a kiss. This was a little trickier than it sounds. She kept making upset faces and it was a challenge to explain to her that she need to smile and blow a kiss! After a couple dozen tries I finally got a picture we could use.
I uploaded the picture to my computer and then opened my Photoshop Elements. After I edited and cropped the picture I looked through my graphics to find the perfect heart. Then I added the hearts one at a time saving the picture under a different name each time. Now if you don't have Photoshop you can use Picnik online or you could draw the hearts on yourself after you print out the pictures. I wanted to make small flip books so I printed my pictures out at 2.5 X 3.5 which meant I could print them all on one page of paper.
Once the pictures were printed I cut them out and tied a little bit of twine through the pages to hold the pages together.
Now I have a great Valentines gift for family. Whenever they are missing us they can pull it out and get a little love from my daughter!

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Cari said...

Love it, love it, love it!

Anonymous said...

This is a keeper idea. Wow. Thank you!!

So I noticed on the blog you linked up that her person is on the edge that is flipping and on yours the hearts are on the outside. Before I print...did you like the way yours flipped through better..with your little girl on the inside by the binding?

Two Beautiful Girls Mommy said...

I did switch the book around and I prefer it this way. I like that my daughter stays on top and the hearts grow (so to speak). I flipped through it both ways before I decided and I like my way best!

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