More Valentines for Kids!
I was busy making iPod-like Valentines and finished them yesterday. You ever make something and it just seems as though it’s not quite right? Yeah, that was the problem. You see, I try to get as many items on a page that I can to control printing. I used an 8 1/2″ x 11″ page initially and really should have used landscape to begin with! I was able to fit 3 on a page instead of just one now in landscape. Now that’s what I’m talkin’ ’bout! (I have watched Despicable Me quite a few times. That and Si.)
Here’s the new Valentine I came up with for kids. Once again, I looked through a catalog to get some ideas and then opened MMS to create my own version. It’s truly THAT easy:
I inserted an identical page and then changed the background paper each time. I have a few more sayings like, “U R a Rock Star” and such (although you don’t see them all here). Just create some of those funny little Valentiney sayings and you’re good to go. On the blue background, I thought it looked a little plain so I added a couple hearts I found in embellishments. Grabbed one, mirrored it and placed it on the opposite side.
I now have 5 sheets of 3 Valentines each that my daughter feels are acceptable to pass out to girls and boys (nothing terribly “lovey-dovey” for my 10-year-old!). We can print them on cardstock and she can cut them out, address them to her classmates, sign her name and she’s done (or get real Martha Stewarty and add headphones made out of yarn)! I honestly think she’ll prefer the owl Valentine because it’s a candy holder, and that just has kid appeal and charm. It’s really the candy appeal, but I get that. I was a kid once and am still one at heart. Anyway, the purpose of these is to simply show you how easy it is by starting with a shape, add a few more shapes, add a text box and a few shadows (because, you know, I like shadows!), choose your paper for backgrounds and it’s all done. I didn’t line everything up perfectly like I usually obsess about just because I know my daughter won’t use these, but be sure to throw on your guides, rulers, grid and you can use the tools in MMS to align vertically and horizontally. It’s a lovely feature.
If you haven’t seen the owl Valentine, check it out here. In the meantime, get inspired and then get creative! You can do it and it’s easy in MMS to do both (be inspired and creative). Have fun!