Feb 10, 2014

Print Your Own Vintage Batman Valentines

Last year, Gbear wanted to pass out Super Friends valentines to her class. Except they don't make those anymore, because that show was on in the 70's. So I found some hi-res scans of some old SF valentines and printed them for her myself. I posted the images with instructions here, if you want to print and cut out your own Super Friends valentines.

So this year she wanted basically the same thing, but she didn't want to use the same cards as last year. She didn't like the art style of any newer Justice League valentines (and neither do I -- bleh), so we did the same thing again, with a focus on Batman -- cause we found a mishmash of awesome Batman valentines around the internet. 

 

So hey, want to make your own DiY vintage Batman Valentines? DC Copyright be damned, I'm posting the images for you!  

Click "Read More" at the bottom of this post to get the full sized images -- they're big so they'll print with decent resolution. I'm not an expert, and these aren't perfect -- the backing images don't line up perfectly in the same spot on each card. But they're close enough for us, and possibly for you.

Instructions:

1.) Figure out how your printer orients paper using a simple test like this one.
2.) Get some sturdy paper or cardstock and load it into the printer.
3.) Print the first hi-res image below the link posted at the bottom, and be sure to click "scale to fit media" in the dialog box.
4.) After you print these out, open up your paper tray and load the print-outs into it backwards, relative to how it printed them the first time. Now print the second hi-res image.
5.) Cut them out with scissors or a paper cutter. Some of the "To:, From:" images might be a little close to the bottom of the cards cause I'm far from a professional, but they should all be workable.

Enjoy!








11 comments :

  1. YES! I printed the ones you had last year and everybody at work loved them.

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    1. Aw dang, I'm really glad! Nothing says love and affection like Batman!

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  2. Holy generous bloggers, Batman, these are awesome!!! :)

    Seriously. They're all kinds of cool and so wonderfully thoughtful of you.

    Many thanks & tons of joyful Feb. 14th wishes!
    ♥ Jessica

    *PS* I've seen shredded coconut in cans at ethnic grocery stores (South East Asian and Mexican, specifically) a couple of times over the years, but it's no longer mainstream by any means.

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    1. Thanks, Jessica! I'm so happy you like them!

      There are many Southeast Asian grocery stores around here, so I'll have to add canned coconut to my list of things to look for there. For use in my old school recipes, of course! Thanks for the tip, you are awesome! :D

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  3. Yay! I can't wait to Vday bomb my daughter's lunch box this Friday, she's getting a couple of comic books so the theme definitely fits. She already made all of her cards for her classmates, but I'm going to give her a stack of these to use throughout the year and to give to neighborhood friends. As the mother of a super hero-obsessed first grader, I cannot thank you enough for sharing these!

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    1. You're so sweet! I hope your daughter enjoyed them! I'm all for romance, but isn't the mass distribution of friendly Valentines the best part of the supposed Hallmark holiday? I never get sick of it! ;D

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  4. I hope these were a hit. A printed them for her lab/officemates.

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    1. Indeed, sir. Glad they were deemed acceptable among scientists.

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  5. Everybody at the lab liked these. My co-worker pointed out that many of them are from Batman the Animated Series which I LOVED!!

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    1. Yeah, it's crazy how distinctly old school the 92 series' art style looks compared to a lot of today's stuff. That show holds up so well.

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  6. My Baby Doll loves old school cartoons. We watch ones from the 60's through the 80's. Usually it's super heroes but I jsut introduced her to Jem and the Holograms. She says, "Those girls have great style."

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