Kids’ Art Valentine’s Day Keepsake

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School and artwork go hand in hand.
And in the early years there is ALOT of it.
Having been on both sides of the equation I can completely appreciate the agony of wanting to hold onto your child’s artwork and the dilemma of ‘filing’ it away.

I’ve already had some practice with solving the issue (having already been through it with Gamer) and today I am sharing a lovely keepsake you can make from your child’s art work that would make a lovely gift for someone special and it doesn’t have to be just for Valentine’s.
Kids' Art Valentine BookmarkPrior to making the bookmark:

  1. Scan your child’s art work or if it is too large for the scanner, photograph it.
  2. In an editing program or Word re-size your child’s artwork image to 6cm x 6cm. (Check the size of window your die or punch creates as you will need to re-size to its dimensions).
  3. Print out the re-sized image of your child’s artwork.

Circle Window Bookmark:

  1. Cut out two rectangles 15cm long x 6cm wide.
  2. On one of the rectangles dry emboss a heart pattern along the bottom and die cut a circle window at the top.
  3. Add a strip of washi tape if desired.
  4. Glue the image behind the window.
  5. Glue a ribbon tag at the centre top to finish off.
  6. Take the second piece of rectangle and glue it to the back of your decorated bookmark.
  7. Use a corner punch to round off the edges.

Heart Window Bookmark:

  1. Cut out two rectangles 15cm long x 7cm wide.
  2. On one of the rectangles dry emboss a heart pattern along the top and using a heart punch create a heart window at the top.
  3. Glue the image behind the window.
  4. Highlight some of the embossed patterns with some coloured chalk.
  5. Glue a ribbon tag at the centre top to finish off.
  6. Take the second piece of rectangle and glue it to the back of your decorated bookmark.
  7. Use a corner punch to round off the edges.

What a wonderful gift this would make!

Other Keepsake Projects we’ve created:

Scrapbook Kids’ Christmas Artwork – Finger painted Christmas Tree

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  1. What a clever idea for keeping your child’s art work. Thanks for linking up to the #getyourcrafton challenge :)
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