Collage Cards

Hi friends,

Hope you are enjoying your weekend. I know Valentine’s is over but I wanted to share the collage card project Grace and I did for her classroom. I think this simple method of creating cards is really fun and can be done for any occasion.

Grace and I have done many collages but I have discovered that the best success is found when I curate the materials. Usually sticking with a theme or color palette allows your kiddo to make choices and express themselves without being overwhelmed. There have been plenty of times when I threw down a mass amount of stickers and papers only to find the Grace got overwhelmed and upset when her finished artwork looked “messy”.  She simply had too many choices in front of her. Providing just a little framework meant that she got to be creative and enjoy her results too. Nothing  is worse than an afternoon spent crafting only to end up with a grumpy kid, a paper strewn floor and glue everywhere. A creative buzz kill.

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Before Grace got home from school I had cut out and organized the elements that would be used for the Valentine cards. This made it easy for Grace to make her selections and understand the color palette.

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Scrapbook paper and vintage music sheets were punched into hearts using this handy dandy punch. Scrap booking die cuts and sticky jewels make easy embellishments – we had to make 25 of these cards after all! A little glitter was used at the end for a special touch of sparkle and buttons were a fun 3D addition. K & Company has some of the prettiest supplies and are my go to for scrapbooking goodies!

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We had so much fun making these! I would have pics of all of them but it was dark by the time we were finished!

Think about making some collage cards with your kids for Easter!

Have a wonderful Sunday!

xo,

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12 Comments

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12 responses to “Collage Cards

  1. Cathy Garrett

    I love Grace’s cards they are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  2. are you selling them????? perfect for my musical son and his gal pal

  3. So pretty! And fun to do together :)

  4. AnnaAmelie

    I loooove making greeting cards – noone ever recieves a card not hand-made. And yours looked fantastic, and additional value is the time spent together! Compliments for your pictures, really good, loved them.

  5. Lori

    Love them and you are so right about losing focus. Beautiful and classy as always.

  6. They are gorgeous!!! Great idea to choose the colors and such before hand to avoid the ‘mess’ . This is good advise for myself even!

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