Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Easiest Notecards Ever

I don't know if other parents struggle with this, but I have a hard time throwing away my daughter's artwork. I know I can't keep it all, especially now that she is producing several pages each day. So last night I decided to repurpose some of her art.

I started with a giant watercolor painting, similar to this one, that had been sitting around the house for days. We have a roll of butcher paper for large art projects, and when the paints come out, the kitchen table is pretty well covered in the butcher paper. This makes for large works of art.

My paper cutter, glue stick and I spent some quality time together, and the result was these notecards. One painting yielded seventeen cards.

These will be used for my daughter's personal correspondence - thank you notes, birthday greetings to her friends, letters to grandparents, etc.

The only supplies I used were a stack of plain white notecards that I've had for years, a glue stick, a paper cutter, and my girl's watercoloring. And now we have an easy way to send both greetings and her artwork to grandparents who never seem to have enough of those things.


Heidijayhawk said...

that is the BEST idea!!!!

Linda said...

Such a cute idea!

Beth said...

What a great idea! I usually send the whole page, but I really love the notecards.

blair said...

what a fantastic idea! And it has come at a perfect time here, we are in the process of cleaning our old art and deciding what we must keep and must part with, but I think this will help me decide!

Thanks for your book recommendation, it actually sounds perfect.