Wednesday, February 12, 2014

DIY Comic Book Valentine

DIY Comic Book Valentine by Cheng and 3 Kids

With Valentine's Day just a few days away, I'm sharing these DIY Valentines I made for my little boy's class.

I love using pictures to personalize gifts, and just to make it a little bit different, I decided to turn his photo into a comic book image. Sounds complicated? That's what I thought at first, until I found this video tutorial on You Tube. All I needed was my photo editing software (Adobe Photoshop Elements 9) and a printer. Trying to learn new tricks to edit photos can be a little intimidating at first, but it's really fun once you get the hang of it. :)

They are actually mini envelopes with M&M's Fun Size Milk Chocolate Candies inside.

DIY Comic Book Valentine by Cheng and 3 Kids

I used these heart stickers I found in my stash to close them. Pretty cute, right? ;)

DIY Comic Book Valentine by Cheng and 3 Kids

I made the starburst background with the help of this tutorial. And the paper is from Shery K Designs and I downloaded it from this site.

I liked my little boy's comic book image so much that I decided to use it for his teachers' gifts.

Valentine Teacher Gift by Cheng and 3 Kids

Valentine Teacher Gift by Cheng and 3 Kids

As you can see, I used the comic book image as a candy wrapper for Kit Kat chocolate bars. I love how they turned out! :)

The fonts I used are Badaboom from Dafont.com and Red State Blue State from Blambot.com.

I'm totally hooked on making these comic book images I think I might use this idea for gifts. Hmmmm... Maybe for Father's Day or Grandparents Day? Or maybe even a party favor? What do you think?

I linked this post to these wonderful parties:
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12 comments:

  1. Dear Ritchil, This is so adorable. I love that your boy looks like a super hero and it is personalized.
    I bet he loves this too. This makes a perfect gift. Blessings, Catherine

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    1. Thank you Catherine! My little boy loves it, he says it's "super cool," LOL!

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  2. Such a great idea for boys - and so unique. I love it!

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    1. Thank you! I love that you love it, LOL! :)

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  3. So creative! Thanks for linking up!

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    1. Thank YOU for hosting the link party Steph!

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  4. Hi Ritchil, what a cute idea! I don't have kids, but I'm thinking my husband and I would be cool as superheroes, too... ;-) Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I bet you and your husband would look great as superheroes Lee! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  5. You make the cutest little gifts and your son is just beautiful. A really fun idea.

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  6. These are SO cool! I've got a daughter but man I've got plenty of girlfriends with boys! Thanks for sharing via #LOBS! ~A~

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