May 17, 2012

Making cards using children's art

When Mother's Day comes along, I'm always racking my brain for a great gift for the Grannies in our lives. I like making something for them - or letting the children make something. So I was grateful when a friend of mine reminded me of this lovely idea. 

I don't know about you, but I love having some blank cards (bought or made, although I prefer home made) in my writing box. They are nice to have for birthdays, thank you's or any other reason - actually who needs a reason - I love giving and receiving a card! It's great to have something pretty to grab and use when you need it. I knew that both the Grannies would love this... 

So here's how to make some:
  • If you can, buy some pre-cut cards and envelopes - much easier than cutting and folding your own.  
  • Scan your child's art work into your computor OR 
  • If you don't have a scanner or the art work is too big for your scanner, photograph the art and download it. 
  • Use a photo editing program to touch it up or crop it if necessary - I use Picasa - it's free and easy to use. 
  • Cut it out and glue it on. 
  • A nice touch is to write the Artist's name at the back of the card and their age when they created it.   

Some beautiful, personal cards for Granny, or any special lady in your life.  

Now I definitely need to make some for myself :). If I do, I'll share them too. 

Happy crafting! 

PS. Sharing this at  
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Joyfulmama said...

SUCH a brilliant idea!! The grannies must have been so delighted with their gifts. Beautiful, beautiful, well done!! Xxx

Leigh said...

Not sure my kids 'art' is up there just yet. Once it is I'll be sure to try this ... fab idea especially for those sentimental grannies that live so far away xx

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