Child Inspired Projects

(In case you didn’t know, I am Angie from TuttleTime and a guest blogger for this week…)

My 3yr old, Michelle, loves to color, draw, and “make cards.”  If I even say the word “cards,” she immediately marches upstairs for my craft closet.  She loves coloring with my expensive markers and cardstock (LOL!) to draw me a “PICK-cher.” 

I walked in from work this evening, and she ran to me holding her latest artwork….an abstract collection of circles in red, blue, and green on white scrap paper. I was so impressed with it that I decided right there to include her artwork in my next few card projects. 

For the first project, I decided to participate in Ruth’s cool Tacky Tuesday Challenge currently posted on her SeptemberNinth blog. This month’s challenge involved a berry or fruit of any kind and using the word, “Berry.”  Using my sweet little girls artwork, I created this month’s challenge…… 

Michelle’s abstract artwork serves as the background paper.  I placed that on top of a royal blue cardstock cut at 4 x 6 rectangle.  This will be a great card for her grandparents, who we miss “berry” much.
Next, Michelle requested that I cut out some butterflies for grandma (who LOVES butterflies).  She also wanted to “color” them, so at her request, I cut a “Mama” and “baby” butterfly…which she then colored, scribbled on.  I tried to touch them up a bit, but it still has her “touch.”  I think Grandma will be pleased…The inside will read, “Fluttering by…just to say Hi!”
I love doing things like this with my kids…not too long ago (earlier this year), I actually convinced/bribed my son to make a card for another SeptemberNinth Challenge….
Got to keep those artistic “juices” flowing somehow! 🙂 
Until next time, Angie
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  1. Great cards! Love that you got your kids involved!

  2. Elizabeths Creations
    August 5, 2011 - 2:23 am

    Such a great idea!!! I never thought of using the girls creations. I'm gonna scrap nap that idea!!!

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