I’ve been struggling with what to do with the growing mound of K’s art for a while now — the paintings, cut outs, stuck on paper crafts that have been piling up around the house that she comes home with from playschool. I love all of her little creations — I’ve even framed a few of the special ones that she was really proud of, but the rotating placement of art on our fridge is getting rather full.
Then I saw this on CRAFT and wondered why didn’t I think of that?! Turning K’s artwork into note and birthday cards is brilliant!
The card above was made for the twins birthday party. I hand stitched the painting to card stock using embroidery floss in a zig-zag pattern since I don’t own a sewing machine (I can’t sew but I really want to learn). I think the effect suited the artwork nicely, actually.
I have to admit, I’m guilty of the midnight purge that is mention in the CRAFT post. I suspect most parents are, afterall, how many newspaper cuttings glued on a paper plate can you possibly display in your home anyways? This idea might have just saved me from future guilt! Brilliant!