Some epic Valentine’s Day cards

I made a wonderfully adorable Valentine’s Day craft, but I can’t show you all until I give it to the hubby tomorrow.

SOOOOO… here are a bunch of cute/funny/awesome/crafty Valentine’s I found on the interwebs that I wanted to share with you all.

No. 1: Pooping unicorn Valentine

This card would be perfect for my co-worker, Amy. A card with a unicorn that’s pooping a rainbow candy. Awesome.

No. 2: The funny journalist cards

As a recent j-school grad, this card is particularly humorous. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

No. 3: The Deck of Cards Valentine

This is the card that keeps on giving…. What could be cuter than a card that is a card for all 52 weeks of the year? Or a card made from cards! This is such a clever idea… and not too hard to make. Hop on over to the PaperVine to check out the tutorial.

No. 4: You’ll Do

This card speaks for itself — totally hilarious.

No. 5: The SomeECards card

My hubby might get into trouble with this one haha. But it’s pretty funny ;p

No. 6: The paint chip Valentine

SO CUTE! And practically FREE!

No. 7: Honey Badger Valentine

Haha this one is my favorite.

And, to be only slightly mushy, I actually got to shop in the Valentine’s-Day-cards-for-husbands section! {geeks out slightly}

Hope you all have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

Graphic Design

Project 8: Love Prints

Happy February!

February is basically the best month of the year. OK, well that’s clearly a lie… but it definitely has a lot of things going for it. It’s short, so that’s great. The faster spring get’s here, the better. It’s my birthday month (Woo!), so that kinda fun. And, of course, there’s Valentine’s Day. I am probably the one and only person whose favorite holiday is Valentine’s Day, but it is and always has been. I’m sure when I was a kid it was just a fun precursor to my birthday, which follows just four days later. (Sucks to be the husband… Valentine’s Day and birthday within four days!? Yikes!) Pre-birthday celebration aside, Valentine’s Day is just awesome.

When you are a kid you get to exchange sweet Valentine’s Day cards with all of your classmates in decked out, heart-covered paper bags. Who didn’t love that?! And if you are indecisive like me, you too sweated bullets trying to pick the best Valentines for your classmates. Should you choose Hey Arnold or Scooby Doo? Maybe Spiderman? How about Disney princesses… BAHHH! Today it would be easy: Up Valentines fo sho. I mean, honestly, who can say “no” to Dug the dog or Russell? In fact, I bought Up Valentines a year or so ago and gave them to my college roommates, my sisters and my little brother. They even came with tattoos. TATTOOS! They were AWESOME.

Even after elementary school, I think Valentine’s Day remains a great holiday. It’s one day a year when you remember to tell all the amazing people in your life that you love them. Significant other or not, it’s a day to love and be loved, and that’s why I love it. (I should try to squeeze the word “love” into that sentence just one more time, huh?)

Anyway, to the craft project. I have been experimenting with Adobe InDesign and I think it’s the best program ever. I made some love-themed artwork that I plan on printing out on a nice card stock and framing for our master bedroom. To keep the prints consistent, I used the same two fonts in each image: Baskerville and Zapfino.

What do you think? I’m really happy with how they turned out. And, depending on what color scheme we go with when we decorate, I’ll change the accent color. For now, I’m rocking the light bluish-green.

My take on the infamous LOVE statue in NYC.

“Love” and its many definitions.

Another version with definitions. I like this one a bit better.

This one is inspired from Pinterest!

And this one took forever, but it was so worth it.

I’m pretty pleased with how they turned out. Have you ever experimented with InDesign? What do you think about it? I took a graphic design class in college, so I’ve got the hang of the program. It’s a lot of fun to play around with it, so if you get the chance to try it out, I definitely recommend it!