Most of our family lives out of town so we do a big mailing for holidays. Since I never know when my two-year-old is going to be in the mood for a specific project, I try to start the cards early so we can get them out in time.
I had a loose idea for St. Patrick’s Day—rainbows. So on an unseasonable warm day a couple weeks ago, when we went out to the porch to paint I had these cards in mind. Along with a bunch of other paintings that weren’t for this project, Noodle painted five construction paper sheets in their corresponding color—red on red, blue on blue, etc. After they were dry we stuck them on a shelf till we were ready to make cards.
On Sunday night I cut the construction paper paintings into strips of varying lengths. We had some kelly green card stock that I cut in half and folded. I glued the strips of paper onto the cards. The lengths could be mixed and matched in any way. I thought that we would add pots of gold, but I ended up liking them as is. There is something a little modern, but crafty about them!