Mother’s Day 2021

Now is a perfect time to do a photocrafting project for your mother! Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 9, 2021 in the United States. Although we missed the date in the U.K., March 14, these photocrafting ideas are good for many occasions! It’s a round-up of three of our previous creations with an emphasis on our mothers!

First gather some photos. How about the youngest ones in the family, drawings from children (always one of my favorites), a family portrait, a favorite vacation memory. I gathered a couple photos in each category to consider. I loved the flowers and thought the two girls were especially adorable in this photo. The penguins seemed to have more interesting potential for a photocrafted gift than the beautiful snow.

Six family photos show a child's drawing of flowers, a child's drawing of a family, a family portrait, two young girls, snow covered mountains, and penguins in the wild.
A selection of favorite photos offers several possibilities for photocrafting a Mother’s Day gift!
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Easter Pillows

Three images of pillows that are examples of good Easter or spring gifts.
It’s spring! It’s Easter time. What a great occasion to share a photocrafted gift with someone.

I started on today’s project unexpectedly because I got an ad for a free 12×12 pillow from Canvas People. What photocrafter could resist a new project with “free” thrown in? I thought immediately of a friend’s birthday this spring. It would be fun to make her a pillow — and we have shared lots of great hikes so I have lots of photos.

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Eating Your Photos!

OhMyGosh, I just found the best new photocrafting site. (New to me, anyway.) Inkedibles.com is definitely fun! Their products are exactly what the name proclaims — ink you can eat. Of course I couldn’t wait to try it out. I had just the occasion, our 42nd anniversary. I quickly dug out a couple of pictures of us in our first home and had visions of celebrating with a cake like you see above.

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Photocraft a Sweet Treat

What’s more fun than offering sweets to your valentines? Maybe you bake cookies for your grandchildren or buy a box of chocolates for your mom. For us, it’s another opportunity for photocrafting! Here’s a great idea to do with your kids. Or to make something fun for your own sweetie! It’s a Lollipop Card!

These cute cards are fairly simple. All you do is have your child pose like they are handing something to you. Upload the photo to your computer or do it from your phone. Add HAPPY VALENTINE’S to the photo and print them out at home or through a printing service (in town or online). Then you just poke the lollipop through  where the hand is. It looks like the person is handing you the lollipop.

Four examples of photo cards, each with a lollipop attached.
Pinterest points to many blogs for Lollipop cards. Thanks to woo!, Wonderful DIY, Erika, and for Joseph for their examples.
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Fan Cutouts as Photocrafting

Fans still fill stadiums and arenas even though they can’t attend in person.

I get a kick out of seeing the cardboard cutouts of people’s faces in the stands when we watch athletic games these days. It seems like a nice reminder that fans do exist for the players, and it’s a creative response to the covid rules that limit crowds. Plus, our college athlete granddaughter says it’s “cool to have them.” But recently I realized that I’m seeing photocrafting in action! How do those photos get there anyway? Turns out it’s not too difficult for seasoned photocrafters, even newbies!

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