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Ok. I've been working on lots of projects behind the scenes and decided that it's time to start sharing some of them with you. I don't think this means that I'm back for good yet (miss baby girl hasn't quite arrived yet), but I'm certainly going to try to post a bit more regularly.
One of my recent projects has been to make thank you notes. We've now had three beautiful baby showers, so I've had many, many thank you notes to write. I wanted to make them a bit more special than your typical store-bought thank you note, so when I saw a pattern for origami dresses, I knew that was just the thing.
I used 4"x4" squares of scrapbook paper and folded the dresses using a tutorial that you can find here on YouTube. It was very easy after I made one or two dresses. Just stop and start the video (over and over and over, if you're like me!) until you figure it out. Not too bad, right?
Before attaching the dresses, I ran my blank cards through my printer and printed the words "thank you" on the front. Even easier would be to use a rubber stamp! Then I attached the dresses with double stick tape. It was a little extra work to make these rather than buying pre-made cards, but the extra effort was definitely worth it because they turned out so cute!
Depending on the paper you use, I could see these being turned into birthday party invitations (or thank yous), baptism invitations even baby announcements. And they don't even need to be for babies... they could make cute wedding thank you notes as well - just pick paper that looks more wedding-y.
Hope this gave you some great ideas. Have fun folding!