Adding your child’s art to your cards

by Danielle

Do you find sometimes that your child’s art would be perfect on a card but is just too big or too cumbersome to have them copy it 20+ times?  I decided this year that I wanted our Christmas card to showcase some of my daughter’s art.  So I devised a way to do so.

I use Adobe Photoshop CS4 at home for photos so took advantage of the program to do my cards.  There are several tutorials on the web if you google.  I have kind of learned my way around the program in order to figure some things out.  I am sure other programs work the same as well.  I am also self-taught so there might be easier ways to do this.

Here’s my list of supplies:

Cardstock paper (8.5X11 inches)

Blank cards & envelopes (I get mine from Michaels)

Eraser (optional for stamp)

Instructions (I have my full tutorial here):

Scan your child’s art into the computer and create a layer so that you can draw over the image with a brush to copy it.  Once you have that you can hide the original picture and resize the image to whichever size you wish and print it off on cardstock.  Use a paper cutter to cut the sheet into a small image and glue or tape onto cards.  Take an eraser and write a message such as “Art by (name)” and then with an X-acto knife cut around to make a stamp.  Here’s a great tutorial here.  Use the stamp with ink pad and stamp message on back of cards for a personal touch!

Here’s my finished product so if you’re on my list this year please act surprised when you receive it!

Danielle is mom to a 3.5 year old daughter and 1.5 year old son and always looking for fun things to do with the kids.  She blogs at Four Days Home.

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