September 6, 2008

Collage Cards

We needed to come up with a quick gift for my aunt's birthday tomorrow so we decided to make her a set of collage cards. We have been reading a lot of Eric Carle and Lois Ehlert books lately so that was part of the inspiration (plus I happened to have a bunch of blank cards ready to be decorated!). A pair of scissors, a Pottery Barn Kids catalogue, glue sticks, blank cards with envelopes + a little creativity = an easy and colorful gift. I did most of the cards with some help from Noah, but my favorite one was the butterfly which he did all by himself.

7 comments:

Mom said...

The cards are beautiful and so creative. You are amazing! I haven't had any luck trying to get you via the cell phone. When you get service again give us a call.

Lisa said...

You amaze me with all the crafty things you do with the kids. I always thought when I was a mom I'd be doing all this kind of stuff and instead I just end up frustrated with a big mess. Maybe I just need to wait for Nathan to be older. On the upside I love having him in the kitchen with me and he is actually helpful...win win. :) These would make some great x-mas gifts-- I might use your idea. :)

Andrea said...

Those are really neat. What a great idea and a special gift.

I was really glad to hear you were all safe after the hurricane!

holly said...

ooh! oooh! what a lovely crafty thing to do. you make it look so easy. I'm loving N's butterfly too. :)

Karen said...

LOL- I love that you admitted to doing some!! Because I tried to have Mahlon do the collage/ decoupage flower vase the other day- talk about frustrating and a mess!! And then I ended up doing it myself while he watched cartoons ;) I think I even said something to Chris about how you do crafts with your kids and ours just don't 'get it'. I did save our holiday cards from last year to reuse for this years cards. I'm hoping this will be a fun craft and not become a giant holiday burden I end up stuck with. Ciao, K

Amy, Ryan, Aidan & Lauren said...

Thanks for the inspiration--we made some of these for Ryan's (my husband's) birthday. Very fun!

Melissa said...

great craft/gift idea! those collages came out wonderful.