DIY || Making Greeting Cards from your Kid's Artwork

October 07, 2013



My daughter is an artist. She loves to paint and draw. And as a result I have sooooooooo much beautiful artwork.  She is VERY prolific. I just don't know what to do with it all. I wish I could frame everything, but its just not possible (definitely not enough wall space). So, I'm always on the lookout for ideas to showcase her work in other creative ways.  So I was thrilled to find this fabulous DIY- make greeting cards out of artwork.  This solution is ideal. I used Moo.com- they have the capability to print different designs within the same pack. Fabulous! and exactly what I needed!  It's was so easy too.  First, you scan all the drawings
you want to include and then you upload them to Moo.com.  Their printing turnaround is pretty quick and I was very pleased with the quality of the cards.   Here is a sampling of the cards we made (the fifth card is a drawing she made of our mailman!)-


I made several sets of cards because I think they would make ideal presents for Little Miss A's grandparents this Christmas.  And how will I wrap these cuties?  I think the Container store lacquered boxes will the be the perfect.


I hope this helped some of you mom's out there....plus you really kill a couple of birds with one stone- you showcase your kids' work and you surprise grandparents with a gift you know they will treasure.  Do you have other good ideas for kid artwork I should know about?  
 
[all photos by AMC for ML ]

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25 comments

  1. I don't have kids but my little nieces are artists too!
    My sister used to frame all their drawings but as you she doesn't have space anymore on the walls ... So this DIY is really a great idea!!! And yes the pink lacquered boxes is just perfect for this beautiful little cards.

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  2. Your daughter is an amazing artist. Around here, they do this as a PTO fundraiser. They turn the kids art into note cards, placemats, and my personal favorite, mouse pads that sit at the computer.

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  3. Love this idea. Should I have kids first so I can get some art?? :)

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  4. This is such a great idea! BTW she is fabulous, I love the variety in her art.

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  5. You have quite the artist on your hands! I love that that service allows you to do this, I personally might use if for the holidays! Love the packaging too:)

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  6. amazing post! love her work and the gifs are awesome.xx

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  7. What a great idea! So many possibilities...thank you, xmas and birthday cards!! Your daughter is very talented.

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  8. Aww I love this!
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  9. this is such a great idea! i have kept aston's artwork for years and i think i'll do this for christmas!

    thanks once again for the tip!

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  10. Realmente tu hija es una artista , de seguro sus abuelos estarán felices con ese regalo

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  11. Oh what a little artist! This is such a great idea Albertina. So creative and meaningful too!

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  12. Oh, I love this diy! So cute and from the heart!

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  13. So cute. I may have to borrow little A for this one... :) xx

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  14. This is such a great idea. My daughter is only 15 months but I can tell she is a budding artist too :)

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  15. I love this idea as my daughter draws more pictures in a day than I can handle. And your daughter is an excellent artist. I would totally buy that rain boots picture - she is great with color!! :)

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  16. What a great idea and your daughter is great! I bet she loves having cards made with her artwork on them. What a great way she can customize notecards for thank you notes and other little things! So cute!

    Laura
    House Envy

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  17. Talented Little Miss A!!! I am very impressed with her beautiful Artwork! Like Mother like daughter! I had never heard of Moo.com I'll check it out!

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  18. What a great idea! These are so cute, I'm sure grandma and grandpa will love them!

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  19. OK little A's paintings are insane!!! so so freaking talented! And your idea? genius!!! LOVE it.

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  20. Just catching up to this post... whoa Albertina! You have one talented little lady- the best part is that it already sounds like she found something she really enjoys. I love the idea and the way you boxed it up... I'm babysitting here in the next few weeks (and wondering what I do with three kids!). I may have to borrow this idea as a gift to my sister from her children... fabulous!

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  21. Thanks for this fabulous post. Gorgeous paintings. My daughter is all grown up now, and was exactly like this and I have heaps of her fantastic artwork. I went through a stage where I would buy Ikea frames with the plastic glass but it is costly when you have so many pictures. Also the space aspect. I did get one image onto a t shirt. I am an artist, but have never taken it anywhere, so to speak, but decided I want to turn my own art into cards. I will pursue this. The way you have presented the cards in the box for grandma etc is fabulous. Thanks again!

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  22. Love this idea. And for those who want a simpler and cheaper approach, you can just cut up drawings you have around the house and turn them into cards, though this approach is definitely not as pretty as the gift sets above. I wrote more about it, and featured your site, in a hint on the subject: http://hintmama.com/2014/09/03/todays-hint-turn-kids-drawings-into-easy-diy-thank-you-notes/

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