Annabelle’s Handmade Thank You Notes

Every since her first foray into finger painting, Annabelle has been a big fan.  Since it’s an activity we do often around here, we have a lot of little “masterpieces” floating around.  Instead of throwing them away (because, let’s be honest, I can’t keep them all), I decided to turn a bunch of them into thank you notes that I could send from Annabelle whenever people give her gifts.

After a fun afternoon of painting away…

…I let her pieces completely dry.  Then, using a paper cutter, I cut each piece of art into strips, which I then folded in half.

Since the paint makes the paper all crunchy and curvy, I took the folded cards and let them hang out in a heavy book for a few hours.

Once flattened, I added a little “Thank You” to the front and a “Made with Love By Annabelle” note to the back.

Now she’s ready to thank away when the occasions arise…

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  1. I absolutely LOVE these! How creative and fun!

  2. Diana Rossi says:

    That is a great idea…..i have a whole bunch from Michael that i don’t know what to do with but now i know!

  3. I really love this idea too!!

  4. I love this! I’m going to do this with my little girl. Thanks for sharing!

  5. donnaheaney says:

    What a great idea!

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