Friday, May 22, 2009

More Paper Cutting

This paper cutting thing could be addictive. It takes so little time to make something pretty, I almost feel like I'm cheating! I traced a couple of applique designs onto patterned paper, cut along the lines, sprayed some glue on the back, stuck them to blank cards, and voila! Finished. (This is actually probably more of an applique-with-paper craft than it is traditional paper cutting with all its fancy curlicues and mirror images, but I'm being generous with the definition for my own purposes here.)

I made these as thank you cards for my daughter's science coaches. They are two moms who volunteer their time to help our students enter the science competition. Their creativity and enthusiasm have really inspired my daughter's love of rocks. My daughter painted two rocks to give to them, but she wouldn't let me photograph those to share here. Any time I post anything about my son or daughter, I ask their permission first. Sometimes they say yes, but a lot of times they say no. I hate it when they say no!