Tuesday, June 15, 2010

This Much Card and a Kid Canvas

Father's Day ideas continued...

I decided to show you the things Harvey and I made to give to Justin. First up...

"I Love You This Much Card":
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It's super easy...

1. Trace your child's hand, then cut out two copies. My paper was double sided so I made sure that when the thumbs match up - the yellow side would be inside, and the blue side would be outside.

2. Cut out a strip of paper and fold it accordion style. Use letter rub-ons or stickers to add the words "I Love You" on the outside, and "This Much" on the strip of paper. 
3. Glue the ends of your accordion strip on the insides of the hands and your card is done. :)

Kid Canvas:

Then Harvey and I made a little canvas (4 inches x 4 inches) to hang on the wall in Justin's office at work. I purchased small ones so we could add to them each year and hang them in one grouping.
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I prepainted the canvas in green, then set Harvey in the bathtub with blue paint and a brush and let him paint his own "picture." I did the footprint when he was about 9 months old. Then I wrote his name and age right on the canvas with a colored marker.

Every year I'll have our kids paint their own picture on a matching canvas to add to the collection.

52 comments:

  1. I love, love, love the canvas idea! I'll have to look into that.

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  2. i really like the "I love you this much" card! I want to make it for my dad! it's not too kiddish is it?

    ps- so you found out!! yeah we're excited! I haven't even told all of my family yet so I better get on that!! :) I've been sick, but definitely feeling better now!

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  3. Thanks so much for the lovely template! :)

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  4. I love the card - I found it on Pinterest today and the kids and I made them for Fathers Day. I just posted mine on my blog (with a link back to you) Thanks for the inspiration!!

    danielle

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  5. LOVE the I love you this much card idea!

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  6. GREAT project! I found it on Pinterest and have included it in my weekly Pinterest round-up here: http://youareglowing.blogspot.com/2011/07/pinterest-for-diy-crafts.html

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  7. How cute! I love your love you this much card :)

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  8. Found you through Pintrest and I love, love, love your card! So making that for my girls!!!

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  9. I love the card idea. I'm actually going to send it to my husband serving overseas. I hate always sending store bought cards so this will be perfect..

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  10. So Cute! Sharing this on my blog today!

    Tara
    www.thetrendytreehouse.blogspot.com

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  11. Thank you much for this wonderful card idea. Showed my daughter and she is going to make them as her special Christmas present to everyone. You saved me!

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  12. I love this card! So sweet! Thank you for sharing!

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  13. I loved this idea and modified it for my 3 boys - check it out on my blog:
    http://orangeyougladdaily.blogspot.com/2012/01/challenge-of-gratitude.html

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  14. Hi, I just wanted to let you know that this post was featured in my 2012 Valentine's Day Guide! Seen here: http://www.singingthroughtherain.net/2012/01/2012-valentines-day-guide.html
    ~Kathryn @ Singing Through the Rain

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  15. Oh my goodness this is so cute! I added a link of it on my blog. Check it out!
    http://www.fridaynightdatenight.blogspot.com/2012/02/valentines-day-prep.html
    Mackenzie @ www.fridaynightdatenight.blogspot.com

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  16. I LOVE YOUR CREATIVITY.... I'M A NEW FOLLOWER! AND WILL BE BACK =0)

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  17. Saw your card idea on Pinterest and can't wait to try it out with my family!

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  18. I'm wanting to do a Valentine's day craft for my children's show next week. Would you mind if I used your idea (the I love you hands)? I'm happy to give you credit and post a link both on my blog and on the actual episode clip as well. The show is called Bean's Monkey Business and its just a new kid's web show that is just starting...

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    1. Sure! I would love for it to be featured on a web show! Thanks for the link up! (And come back and link your show; I'm sure my little guy would love to see it as well..)

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  19. Just wanted to let you know I am featuring this on my site tomorrow- http://www.toysinthedryer.com

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  20. that's just brilliant and oh so memorable!

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  21. I love this idea. I hope you don't mind that I referenced it & linked to your blog in my post http://thnxpinterest.com/2012/02/19/thanks-pinterest-hug-in-an-envelope/

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    1. Of course I don't mind - thanks so much!

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  22. Hiya I would like to use this on my site I have a free projects section that gets changed every month, As its mothers day here (Ireland) shortly I thought it would be a great one for younger kids. I will naturally reference you on it.

    http://buttonhead.ie/free_projects_and_ideas

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  23. I love the hands card. I wanted to make one for my friend who is leaving for six months for work, so I had to adapt it to make it a bit more adult and more appropriate for our situation, and I thought I'd tell you about it! I'm always telling him to tell me with his hands how much he likes something, so this card is perfect. I traced my hands, and instead of I love you this much I wrote "I'm gonna miss you this much!" I laminated the hands. Instead of the accordion paper I super glued the laminated hands to a metal slinky. So now when he is in his office, he can play with my hands slinky and think of how much I miss him!

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    1. Oh. My. Word. That sounds SO cute!! I love that you adapted it to fit your situation. And the slinky... Brilliant!!

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  24. How cute, wouldn't that be a cool gift to surprise a mom, but you have to babysit her baby.....

    Di

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  25. Hello.

    Sorry for the late notice, but I am featuring this post of yours on Easy and Handmade Mother's Day gifts. You will have a text and photo link to your blog.

    The post will be on The Better Mom.

    Couldn't find another way to contact you.

    I hope it is OK and that you get a lot of traffic from it. I will be promoting the post all week.

    Thanks in advance.

    - Adrienne

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    1. Thanks so much for the link up!

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  26. I saw this in a card form at the store and bought it. How much easier and more personal it will be to make it though! Such a great idea! Thanks for the inspiration! I'm featuring it on my blog, I just love it so much. little-inspirations.blogspot.com

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  27. Love, love the canvas idea...so cute! Good way to display your children's artwork or hands & feet, and how they grow & change each year. I think i'm going to give this one a try with my 5 kids for father's day this year. Thanks!:)

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  28. I have a daycare and love both the hand card and canvas ~ for Fathers Day coming up!

    Thanks for working this out for me so I didn't have to!

    Em

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  29. Absolutely love the card idea!!! Thank you!! @aznannies

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  30. I love both of your creative projects! Great ideas! May use them for the grandparents too!!

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  31. I love both!! Going to make the card from scrapbook paper and am going to buy canvases on the way home from work! I am going to try do two small canvases every year - one of my little girl's hands and feet and one of a painting done by her. I want to do them in oposite colours if you know what i mean - pink on purple background and purple on pink background. Hopefully in a few years time he'll have a nice big colourful square on his office wall. Very 'Pop Art' :-)

    Thank you for the lovely ideas!

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  33. I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I featured your card on my feature, "Scouting Sunday". I love the card! If you're interested, you can snag a cool "I've been Scouted..." button, and see your feature at http://www.thiscraftinglife.com/2013/01/9awesomevalentinescards.html. Keep up the great work!

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  34. I LOVE these ideas! I really want to do the canvas one in the future when I have the money to buy the materials. But I wanted to thank you for the "I love you this much" card-- I created my own today with some modifications, and I had so much fun doing it. I wrote a blog post about it at Equis Place and credited you with the original idea. So, again, thank you! My son's father loves it!

    Best regards, Xiomara A. Maldonado

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  35. Hi there! I stumbled upon your site while browsing the web for Mother's Day craft ideas. I loved this project and have included it in my 25 Kid Friendly Mother's Day Crafts post. I've pinned this to my pinterest boards and am a new follower. I would love for you to stop by and check out your post... Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with the world. Happy Mother's Day! http://www.artistic31mama.com/2013/05/25-kid-friendly-mothers-day-crafts.html

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  36. Thank you for a wonderful idea, i also have a few Fathers day gift ideas you might want to check out.

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  37. Such a wonderful card! Dads are special to us. They deserve something special as well. This card will surely complete his day. My heartiest and heartfelt fathers day wishes to all wonderful DADS around the world!

    Regards
    Pam

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  38. Maybe you could use t-shirts as your canvas. That would be great.

    Cheap Canvas Prints

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  39. I'm going to do my own Grammy hands and send one to each of my granddaughters. We live in FL, they live in NY and PA. Think it will be cute for three tiddlers! Valentine's Day will be here soon, that's my goal!

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  40. Hi. I just wanted to let you know that I posted your pin for this project on my blog - www.lifeaswegoit.com - today!! I had my little guy make Valentine's with a similar style to your card. I posted a link to your site as well. Here's the link to it: http://www.lifeaswegoit.com/2014/02/liam-loves-you-thiiiiisssss-much.html. Thank you for the GREAT idea!! Erin

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    Thank You.

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