Make Cards Using Your Child’s Artwork

Baby Girl Ward was born recently (view pics of the cutie here!), so while I’m out trying to raise her proper, I’ve asked some amazeballs bloggers to visit! Today’s post comes from Lauren Blekicki of! This woman is as sweet as they come, and today she’s sharing how to share your child’s artwork with the world!
Are you busting at the seams with artwork that your children create? The beautiful doodles, the happy colors, the handprints and brushstrokes that are so spontaneous and so precious are coming my way at a rapid pace.
I got to thinking about things that I can do with them besides shove them in a Tupperware bin and promise to revisit them when Henry and Georgia are grown. Enter, the need for thank you notes for the gazillion gifts they receive {regularly} for absolutely no reason. This tutorial is the easiest thing. Ever. You need only a few supplies, and you can turn extra artwork into something that is useful.
Choose a few pieces that you don’t mind parting with.
Grab some plain envelopes {mine are 4.3″ x 5.75″ which works well with 8.5 x 11 artwork}, a ruler, a pencil, some scissors.
Fold the artwork in half lengthwise like this.4
Fold in half again like this.5
On the folded side of the card, measure in so that the finished card will fit inside the envelope. I usually just eyeball this. Nothing too crazy, mamas.  6
Trim. Be sure you’re trimming on the fold to save yourself some cutting.  7
The cards are ready for a message! A thank you, an I love you, a note to say hi. You pick.  8
Insert the card into an envelope, with the happiest sneak peek of the card showing through.
Now, you’re ready to mail a special, personal, inexpensive card that your little artist created.
Lauren Blekicki is a mom, a wife, a designer, a blogger. She blogs about a little bit of beauty {and sanity} she can find in everyday life, mostly from a farm in Virginia. Find her online at
photography: all photos by Lauren Bleckicki

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  1. says

    Perfect use for all of those random pieces of work that don’t make it into the portfolio or a frame. So many friends and family can benefit from receiving an original piece from your child! The envelope template kit from Paper Source is another cool way to repurpose these pieces of art!


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