If you know me, you know I am not a DIY kind of gal. Never have been. Never will be. However, this was a DIY project that I was really excited about! One that you can’t really mess up. Family flash cards for Theo!
I first found headshots of all of our loved ones – the higher the resolution the better, but really any photo will work, even if borrowed from social media. I cropped them to my desired size, and then applied the black and white setting in Lightroom.
For printing, I used the HP Sprocket. It’s an inkless device that prints 2×3 photos like a Polaroid. Also, the pics have a peel-off backing that reveals a sticky side, so you can easily apply the photos to any surface. I also use this printer for Theo’s baby book.
Then I took each photo, peeled off the backing, and applied it vertically to a 3×5 index card. Underneath each photo, I wrote that family member’s name. It’s literally as simple as that! You could decorate each card with more stickers or a cute drawn on border, but I am not that crafty or creative. I’m keeping this as simple as possible.
I bought an Amazon Basics laminator so that I could do this specific project. I laminated all of the cards, cut them up, and voila!
I think this will be a great way to keep Theo familiar with faces of loved ones that he doesn’t see every day. I can’t wait to watch him learn everyone’s faces and names!
Now, what else can I do with my laminator?!
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