22 August 2013

Homemade Flower Cards

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These turned out even more adorable than expected! Who doesn’t love a homemade card?

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First, the girls painted watercolors on plain white paper (front and back). A two step process but watercolors dry quickly.

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These are the 4 colors we chose.

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Then we traced circles in 3 sizes (big, medium and small).

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Next, the girls cut out the circles.

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For added texture or a 3D effect, they crumbled up each “petal”.

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Grace was simply using the “sticking her thumb in the center” method. That worked nicely, too!

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All the petals.

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Then we found some old buttons and jewels for the center of the flowers.

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Glue each layer.

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The flowers are ready!

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Draw a stem and some grass onto scrapbook paper and glue the flower to the top. This one happens to match Faith’s shirt!

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Pretty as a flower!

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It seems like we’re always in need of thank you cards around here-- not that I’m not complaining at all. That just means we have SO MUCH IN LIFE TO BE THANKFUL FOR!!
I personally love sending out a handwritten note. It seems like the written word is a dying art anymore but I’m determined to carry on my joy for expressing gratitude with my pen and a forever stamp.
Over the years, my kids have learned to love it, too! And that just warms my heart.
The girls usually like to make homemade cards that include their artwork but these flower cards were a fun project as well.

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