If you’re looking for an easy and personal decorating touch, just send Vana Chupp a favorite family photo and let her work her magic. The Mt. Prospect–based designer who runs Le Papier Studio turns photos into silhouettes and puts them on pillows, stationery, jewelry, and wall decals. Silhouettes are kept on file for future use, but if you want to experiment and make your own (we’re reminded of failed attempts in our fourth grade art classes, but it’s worth a try), Chupp has you covered with her helpful book Silhouette Art. Also handy, for couples who like celebrating their courtship, the poster shown here will make keeping track of those special dates much easier as the years go by.