Initially I wanted to make something similar to one of these which can be found here, here and here.
But it wasn't turning out right
I preferred the darker background but wasn't sure how to print on colored paper without having my picture look weird, and I could have used up a bunch of printer ink to make the background dark and the letters white but I was running low on ink and didn't want to chance it. Plus I just couldn't get the kids' names and dates to be spaced as nicely as the ones you could buy on Etsy.
So I scrapped that idea and went with this one at the last minute:
I got the inspiration from this:
Instead of using the flower, I used the picture of my kids. After all, I did make them dress in coordinating outfits and bribe them with ice cream to pose for me. I wasn't going to let my efforts go to waste.
It was simple to make. I don't have a vinyl cutter so I just used what I did have - my computer. I printed out the saying and picture using Word and mod-podged it onto a piece of wood. I cut the wood to about 4x8 inches and spray painted the sides and back black. I didn't spray paint the front since the paper would be glued onto it.
After everything was assembled and dry, I sanded the edges so the paper would be flush with the wood.
I did have to edit the photo. See if you can tell what was removed from the original image.
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