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Aliceana just started playing tee ball this Summer, and we’re so proud of how great she’s doing. Ok, her running could use a lot of practice, but that’s most likely my fault (running is my kryptonite.) Mostly we’re impressed with how much she’s paying attention in practice, she’s doing a great job of listening. The night after her first practice we told her just how proud we were of her, and she was beaming. She told everyone for a week that “mom and dad are so proud of me.”
I think it’s so important to remember that a few simple words can mean everything and have a greater impact than we realize.
So when she was at grandma’s last weekend I got crafty. I made some really cute canvases for her room using canvas, paint, paint pens, American Greetings cards, a precision blade, and some glue. She absolutely loves the Ferris wheel and loves dogs even more, so I selected a couple American Greetings cards with her favorite things, used a precision blade to cut out each, glued them onto canvas and lettered around them with a paint marker. For the Ferris wheel I painted the canvas ahead of time and let it dry first to add more dimension.
Here I started with a blank canvas.
Then I lettered directly in the center with a paint pen.
Next I cut out a pup from an American Greeting card, I then cut him in half and glued him on, with the word woof in the middle of him.
I used a craft glue, but would highly recommend hot glue, otherwise you have to hold down the piece for what feels like an eternity due to the cards thickness.
I did the same thing with the Ferris wheel, cut and glue, and then I lettered around the Ferris wheel. As someone that operated amusement park rides as a teen, “enjoy your ride” feels like a mantra to me.
Every moment, big or small is worthy of a card. Surprise cards and gifts are the best kind, and it feels so much better to give them than it does to receive them. I bought all of the supplies, greeting cards and even gift bags, wrapping paper, and tissue paper at Walmart. The prices were so reasonable, I will definitely be shopping for American Greetings for all of my gift giving needs! Aliceana is thrilled with her little gifts and card and asked if she could keep them in her room forever.
Plus, there’s a deal! Purchase Any American Greetings® Card at Walmart and earn $1 on Ibotta. (or while supplies last, each card must be priced $2.97 or higher (pre-tax)
Visit SendHappyBeHappy.com for more great ideas for celebrating those you love. Have you ever used greeting cards to make a fun craft? Tell me about it below!
Written by, Brittany, the geek behind the blog. I share lots of recipes, my thoughts on the latest tech gadgets, my favorite geeky games, and snippets of life as a Work-at-home mom.