This may be my favorite part of Colton’s Hole in ONE party: the thank you notes! I saw this card and thought it would be the perfect way to thank our friends and family for sharing his special day. I love a good handmade craft!
Colton and I love finger painting projects! I painted his foot with green tempera paint (washable!) using just a paper towel and made about four footprints on a piece of copy paper. (This technique results in a much more even footprint as opposed to dipping his foot in paint, which always ends up with globs in all the wrong places.) I figured that out of four, one was bound to be a keeper. I scanned the footprints into iPhoto, and then chose the best one. Now, washable tempera paints are great since I don’t have to worry about paint stains on my clothes, but I find that the colors are a little weak. The “green” is not a true kelly green. So, I manipulated the color just a bit to get a decent green using iPhoto.
Then, I created a note card using my Silhouette Studio. I used this tutorial to make the standard card outline. I imported my footprint image onto the note card. I printed the card on card stock and then cut them out. I then used the same cupcake flag template I used for Colton’s cupcakes and banner, only smaller, but I deleted the cut marks for the toothpick. I used a brown sharpie to draw a hole and a flag post onto the green. Then, I glued the flag cutout onto the post.
Now that I’m getting the hang of the Silhouette, craft projects like this are going a lot faster. I was able to design, print, cut, and glue about a dozen cards all during Colton’s afternoon nap. (Have I mentioned how thankful I am that our little Munchkin is now a pretty good napper?! That topic alone probably deserves its own post. Or 20! 😯 )
I think they turned out pretty cute!Share on Facebook