Sucker Valentine: Mom Creative Tips

by jessicaturner on February 12, 2012


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As I shared on Facebook last week, we jumped on the sucker Valentine bandwagon this year.

The idea was inspired by this Valentine I saw on Pinterest.

I love this idea because the picture captures Elias in 2012 – so much better than a generic Valentine. :)

Here are my tips for making these sweet and easy Valentines.

  • Have your child hold their arm out a bit to the side, not directly in front of their face (it was a bit difficult to get Elias to understand this concept!)
  • Dress your child in Valentine’s colors (red, white and/or pink)
  • Solid colors or small prints will keep the focus on your child’s face
  • Simple clip art or photoshop brushes are a fun way to add some hearts/Valentines art
  • Leave plenty of “white space” so you have room for text
  • Buy small suckers so they don’t overwhelm the picture
  • Use a razor blade (or if you are a scrapbooker, use an eyelet setter like I did) to create slits/holes for the suckers

For more Valentine’s inspiration, check out my Valentines Pinterest board.



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Amanda February 12, 2012 at 6:20 pm

We jumped on the bandwagon too! I wanted to make the bouncy ball valentines, but my son saw the one like this when I showed him my pinterest board and he HAD to have it! We just made them today. I did a block of red down the left side of the card with white text instead of putting the text in the grass. Mainly because our grass is not so pretty and I didn’t want to spend all day in photoshop to make it look good. They turned out very cute! Thank goodness for Pinterest otherwise we would have boring generic cards again this year! 😉

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jessicaturner February 12, 2012 at 8:56 pm

I love all the fun ideas this year. :)

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Ashley Baker February 17, 2012 at 6:28 pm

I tried this idea and it was really fun : ) Elias’ little friends loved it.

-Ashley
http://pencilleddaydream.wordpress.com/2012/02/14/happy-valentines-day/

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jessicaturner February 20, 2012 at 5:40 pm

awesome! Love your little guy’s name

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