Flip Pal challenge and kids art creations

This week I participated in a challenge using the Flip Pal™ mobile scanner. I’m in holiday gift making mode right now and I love to create things with my kids’ art for others in the family to enjoy. So, I combined the two and came up with hand made greeting cards featuring kid’s art. This is a great project to do at home with your own kids or, with the ease of use offered by the Flip Pal, this project could easily be created in a classroom as well.

Handmade cards featuring kids art scanned with a Flip Pal mobile scanner

Handmade cards featuring kids art scanned with a Flip Pal mobile scanner

How cool do these look!? From the photo, they look like layers of paper to make each card, but really it’s a scan, printed out and then placed on top of a plain colored background paper (just for added interest) and then little glitter sparkly things added. Such an easy and fun project! Here’s a close up of the tree card – the paper tree was made as a colored paper collage. I then scanned it, printed it and then added the little sequins. This one is definitely my favorite.

Kids art greeting card close-up

Kids art greeting card close-up

My original project idea was to create a Mother’s charm bracelet featuring kids art. I changed direction when I remembered, not everyone has photo editing and graphics programs nor the time or patience to spend the hours creating like I do. So instead I thought a set of 6 greeting cards would be the perfect hand made gift item everyone could make. Best of all, you can make it with your kids that created the art you are using!

Scanning the images with the Flip Pal brings out a lot of little details you might not get from flat art and a camera. The neat edges of layered paper, crayon textures and even glitter sparkles show up very nicely with this tool. I tried scanning a wide variety of surfaces and textures with my Flip Pal. I removed the cover and literally flipped it over so I could see where I was placing the scanning window which makes it really easy to get an exact crop on an image.

Kids art we scanned to make greeting cards

Kids art we scanned to make greeting cards

 

Scanning art is easy with the Flip Pal

Scanning art is easy with the Flip Pal

The scanning size of the Flip Pal is 6×4″, which is perfect for making a standard sized card.All you need to do is scan the art, download to your computer, print and create! My 4 year old helped me in the entire process… I used her art, she helped me scan and then made cards and embellished with glitter and sparkly gems and sequins. We had a ton of fun together and now I’m excited we have a pretty set of cards to give as a gift this holiday season.

There’s more… Other designers are participating in this Designer Connection Challenge today, check out their creative Flip Pal creations for more inspiration by looking for the Designer Crafts Connection widget
on the right side of my site (over there —>)!

Disclaimer: I received a Flip Pal™ to review and use in this project. The opinions are 100% my own.

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Debra Quartermain November 15, 2011 at 12:29 pm

These are just adorable! What a great idea and to create a Mom and me time too, thanks for sharing Jen!

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mary jean November 16, 2011 at 1:54 pm

wow!!! This looks like it would be a lifesaver when I think of all the old pictures from my inlaws!!! So many of us want copies but we are scared to take them out of the books!

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Terry Ricioli November 17, 2011 at 9:12 am

I love this idea! I can’t wait to try it with my granddaughter!

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