DIY Thank You Card

My husband and are expecting twins boys and we couldn’t be more excited! Our amazing family, friends, and coworkers threw us two beautiful baby showers over the past couple of weeks and we were overwhelmed by the amount of love that we received.

Now that we’ve opened all the gifts, it’s time to send thank you cards to everyone.

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Step 1:  In pencil, draw an outline of a heart.  Draw various images scattered throughout the heart.

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Step 2:  Using a black pen, trace all the images.  Fill in small empty spaces with little hearts.

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Step 3:  Let the black ink dry and then erase all the pencil markings.  Color in the images.step 3

Step 4:  Scan the drawing into the computer and insert into a publishing software.  Here I used MS Publisher and created 4 cards on a 8.5″ x 11″ size paper.

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Step 5:  Insert desired text.

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Step 6:  Duplicate onto the rest of the page.

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Step 7:  Print the final product on card stock.  Using a paper trimmer, cut the 8.5″ x 11″ size paper into 4 equal sections.

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Step 8:  Using a round paper punch, round the corners of the card.

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Step 9:  Write your message on the back of the card and send to your loved one!

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Kids Crafts: Polymer Clay Holiday Decorations

Another Christmas has come and gone, and today was a fun and eventful day.  After a morning filled with gift giving and lots of food, my niece and nephews wanted to do some arts and crafts.  Arts and crafts you say?!  It was like music to my ears.

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Using Sculpey polymer clay and various tools, they made holiday ornaments and magnets for their family members.

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After hand-making all the decorations, we baked the clay as directed.  Once cooled, ribbon was attached to create ornaments or magnets were glued to the back to create refrigerator magnets.

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My niece wanted to make a golf cart ornament and we found the above clipart online.  She did an amazing job replicating it on her ornament!

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All the ornaments and magnets turned out great and I had so much fun crafting with all of them!  It was the perfect way to spend Christmas. ♥

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season!