Sunday, February 12, 2012

Valentine's Day gift for Dad

Finding the perfect Valentine's Day gift can be tricky.  Not only do I have to get one from me, but I also have to make sure that the kids have something to give their daddy.  This year, I decided to give him one gift from all three of us. 

While there are some great Valentine's Day gifts for men out there, I opted to make something special this year. I started by interviewing both of my children.  All of the questions related to their dad, and the answers were hilarious!  Once I had the text I needed, I got to work on the design.



Using Adobe Illustrator, I used photos of the kids with their dad as the background.  I used sepia tone and adjusted the opacity so that the text would stand out when added.  On another layer, I added the text and put the kid's answers a different font.  When I was satisfied with the layout, I printed the pictures and put them in a double frame.  Happy Valentine's Day!


16 comments:

  1. I made something almost exactly like this in high school in Coopersville, I'm sure you know where that is:)
    I did mine for my boyfriend's daughter when she was 4 and had her write the answers on the canvas in her own handwriting. LOVED it and LOVE the idea!

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  2. Love this. Thank you for posting this.

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  3. I just did one for my hubby from our daughter! Thanks for sharing this idea! :)

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  4. Those are beautiful. I don't have ADOBE but I'm going to try it in Word. Thanks so much for the idea!

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  5. so sweet! i love that they both answered "beer" for favorite drink! that would happen at my house, too :)

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  6. I love this idea and i'm going to get this done for Fathers day for my hubby!! He will LOVE it I know and later on a keepsake for his little girl!!

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  7. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this idea but I can not figure out how to use the adobe illustrator. Can you give step by step directions with that?

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  8. Just did this. So awesome & he is going to love it! Thanks for the idea. HIs favorite drink was Milk & for fun he "likes to go to work" WHat a fun guy!

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  9. so creative & precious. you can see the kids knowledge grow too to be more accurate.fun.

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  10. What is the name of the font you used on the all about daddy sign?

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  11. Also wondering about the two fonts you used??

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  12. I just want you to know that I adapted this idea a bit and my dad & husband LOVED receiving these for Father's Day. I'll be blogging about it later this week and I'll be sure to link back to you to give you credit. I found your idea on Pinterest. My blog is www.mamagab.net.

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  14. I remember that I did once when I was in kindergarten. I look back at it and just laugh. These are perfect! My dad thought it was the funniest thing ever.

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  15. I love this! How do you go about doing this?

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