Step one: I selected a day when Lydia was not covered in dirt after school and asked her to pose for me. Thankfully she cooperated with the whole "hold your arm up, now put your hand like this, now look at me, now smile" directions, for about 5 minutes. I only got 5 quick photos before she lost interest and this is the best one in terms of hand position and smile. It is not ideal in terms of layout because the hand is too close to the edge of the picture.
Enter Photoshop! I planned on using PS to add the text, but I also bumped up the saturation of the colors a little and cut the extra grass from the right side of the picture and moved it to the left side of the picture. I added a pink box and wrote a Valentine's message. Hopefully this gets me out of asking Lydia to sign her name to 60 cards!
I punched holes just above and just below Lydia's fist. I then inserted the Tootsie Pop sucker and I was finished! (well, OK..... I repeated those last two steps SIXTY times and THEN I was finished!) I am SO happy with Lydia's adorable 3D Tootsie Pop Valentine's Day cards. Here's hoping her little friends enjoy them too.