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Art for babies: Create a set of high contrast cards for newborns (Montessori style)

teacher avatar Maria Lia Malandrino, Story / Illustration / Animation

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      Intro

      3:14

    • 2.

      Materials

      1:59

    • 3.

      Why high-contrast cards work

      3:40

    • 4.

      Plan the set

      5:43

    • 5.

      Set up the canvas in Procreate

      1:25

    • 6.

      Draw the main card with the Symmetry Tool

      5:02

    • 7.

      Colour the main card using Colour Fill

      2:23

    • 8.

      Create a tiled pattern for the companion cards

      2:46

    • 9.

      Create a custom pattern brush

      4:15

    • 10.

      Double up your set with the Invert Tool

      1:01

    • 11.

      Printing options

      4:02

    • 12.

      Wrap-up

      2:26

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If you just had a baby or were shopping for a baby gift, you may have stumbled across high-contrast images. Newborns have a minimal range of vision, so these black-and-white books and cards are the best way to engage them, potentially boosting their cognitive skills. Would you like to create your own and give your baby a beautiful, personalised and highly stimulating present? If so, read on or jump straight into this quick and easy class!

Hi! My name is Maria and I’m a professional book illustrator based in Turin, Italy. You may have taken one of my classes before. Courses like Turn a Photo into a Cartoony Portrait and Reels and TikTok for Digital Artists: Learn how to Boost your Art have helped thousands of fellow students improve their art skills and the way they were promoting it online. 

I recently had a baby and have been catapulted into the world of baby paraphernalia. When I started researching newborn developmental stages, I found out that newborns can only see to about 30cm away in their first months of life - and their vision is blurry and not great with colours. They can better recognise and focus their attention on black and white or highly contrasting colours.

The great thing is that at this stage of development, the simplest shapes are likely to yield the biggest results, so even if you can’t draw or have never tried, you can easily create a pack of cards or even a book for your little one!

That’s right, you need no previous experience to join this class and create a beautiful gift that is sure to capture your baby’s attention and foster their curiosity and cognitive skills!

In this class, I’m going to go through the basics of creating a cohesive set of cards (which you can use as an age-appropriate picture book too!). We’ll talk about planning, thumbnails and the software you can use. I've kept each video short enough that you can watch it between one baby nap and another without losing your focus.

What you’ll learn in this class:

  1. Plan a set of cards
  2. Sketch with a traditional sketchbook
  3. Use symmetry tools in Procreate
  4. Create patterns in Procreate
  5. Create new brushes in Procreate
  6. A trick to double up your entire deck of cards in 1 minute
  7. Printing options

Let's get creative :)

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1. Intro: Hey, guys. My name is Maria. I'm a professional illustrator living in Turin, Italy. You may have taken some of my previous courses, like, how to turn a reference photo into a cartoony portrait, or how to use Reels to improve your social media account. These courses have already helped literally thousands of students improve their art skills and their social media accounts. Today, I'm going to do something a little different. I recently had a baby and I was, of course, frown into Googling everything about babies that I didn't know before, which was everything. One thing that I discovered is that baby's vision is really poor. When they are born and for the first few months, they can only see at about 30 centimeters distance. When you give them a book or you show them images or cards, they can't see them very well. That's why if you have Googled cards for newborns, you may have found cards that were high contrast, black and white cards or cards with very contrasting colors, because those are the only ones that newborns can actually see. In this class, I'm going to show you how to create a set of cards that you can additionally, also use as a book, maybe if you just put them together. It's going to be super easy, I promise. The great thing about these developmental stage in newborns is that the simpler the shape, the better. Even if you can't draw, [LAUGHTER] even if you feel like you can't even draw a stick figure, I promise you, you can do this one. I'm going to be using my iPad using Procreate, but you can use Photoshop, or Affinity, or any free digital drawing software, or even just do them by hand. Just do them traditionally, but I'm going to be using Procreate. If you have Procreate, that's the best thing. If you want me to do this class using different software, please do let me know in the comments and I will provide. In this last, I'm going to go through the basics of how to thumbnail and plan the set of cards, which is the same method that I use to thumbnail for children's books. Then we're going to move on to the digital part of the class. I'm going to show you how to set up a canvas in Procreate and how to use several different tools in Procreate to make this process even easier and faster. I'm going to show you how to use the symmetry tool. I'm going to show you how to create patterns, and I'm going to show you how to create pattern brushes. It might sound difficult, but it's not, it's super easy. It's going to make creating these cards child's play, literally. [LAUGHTER] It's really at the end, I'm also going to talk a little bit about your printing options, the way that you can print them at home, or some online services that I have tried in the past and then I liked. I'm going to take you from the very beginning of planning to printing out your cards. You need no previous experience, just a sketch book, and an iPad, and Procreate. If you want to create a beautiful gift that will hold your baby's attention and boost their cognitive skills, press Play, and let's get started. 2. Materials: Welcome back. In this video, I'm just quickly going to catch up on the materials that I'm going to be using, so as you can see here, I've got a few things. here I have a set of cards that I've been using so far which I'm going to replace with my own cards and these are just downloaded from the internet. They are super simple and my child actually really likes them, but I'm going to create more personal sets, so I'm sure that they're going to like them even more. Here I have my sketchbook. I have a pencil and a pen. I'm going to be using the sketchbook for the planning part. You can still plan using the digital medium that you're using, so appropriate for example. I like to sketch on a physical sketchbook, but it's up to you. Finally, I have here my iPad. I'm going to be using Pro Create, but again you could be using Photoshop or Print app, Affinity, basically any other software that is free. Pro Create actually has a one-time download cost, so if better than other digital drawing software like other Photoshop that have a subscription for example. I would recommend downloading Pro Create if you feel like you want to make a drawing a regular thing, mostly because it's quite cheap and it's in my opinion top of the line for visual drawing software and apps on tablets, but again it's up to you. In Pro Create, I'm going to be using just one brush which is called the studio pen and it's one of the native brushes of Pro Create, so no need to download any extra packages, and of course, I'm going to be teaching you how to create your own brushes so that will also come in handy. That's it for literally. These are the only two things that we're going to be using. As I said before, if you would like to learn this tutorial using a different digital drawing program like for example Photoshop or Affinity, please do let me know in the comments or in the class board so that I can address it and create a new video. 3. Why high-contrast cards work: Hi guys and welcome back. In this video, I just wanted to quickly touch upon the reasons why you would want to create a high-contrast set of cards. As I mentioned before, when babies are born, their vision is really limited to about 20 centimeters away from them. They can see basically nothing. As they grow older, as in days, weeks, and the first few months, their vision improves a little, but things are still blurry and they can still see to a very limited amount. What they can see best is very contrasting colors. So black and white, white and black, and contrasting colors like red and green together, or yellow and blue together. Basically, complimentary colors that are very different from one another. Shades of the same color will not be registered by them. If you couple this with the fact that newborns have a very short attention span, probably about five minutes if you're lucky, then when you show them a set of cards, they're probably not going to care unless you make them very, very contrasting and very simple in terms of shapes. The question would be, why would you be using a set of cards anyway? Is it even important for their cognitive skills at this stage in their development? Well, of course, you can just wait until they're a bit older. But I found that using a set of cards can actually help with a series of other things. For example, I have typed a couple of cards near my daughter's changing station. I just take them on the diaper bin [LAUGHTER] That means that when I'm changing her, which is usually a bit of a tricky time because sometimes she's in a good mood and sometimes she's just going to my head off basically. She just turns and looks at the cards on the diaper bin and she's very attracted to them, so she forgets that I'm changing her at that moment. Also, I'll be using the cards when we do tummy time when we play together on the floor to hold their attention to help the exercise moving her neck because especially certain cards like for example, out of these ones, I think this one is one of her favorites. Maybe because the two circles look like eyes. So she's focusing on them more. But if I show it to her and then I move the card sideways, sometimes not all the time but sometimes, she will follow it with her head and that helps her move her neck. You might know that getting a newborn to do anything is very hard. You need to have some incentive-based. Why does she need to move her neck? Well, the better that she can control her neck, the batter is going to be for all of her motor skills and starting to develop around movements. Using high-contrast cards can help during moments where you need your baby can be a little bit distracting, can help during play, and can also help develop in cognitive skills in general because it helps them focus on something and hold their attention on something for maybe one minute, two minutes, three minutes. Even just that short amount for a baby, it's a big achievement. High contrast cards are super helpful. You don't need to work in black and white. You can also use very contrasting colors. But for the sake of this class, I'm actually going to work with black and white. Also because that's the pairing that the Montessori method use, and I am trying to follow Montessori a little bit. That's enough for theory. In the next video, we're going to start actually planning our set and getting down to business. 4. Plan the set: When you want to plan your set of cards, I usually do it by using my traditional sketchbook. I feel like I can make more mistakes, if you know what I mean. Usually I would prepare just very roughly some rectangles of roughly the shape of the cards or the page that I'm going to thumbnail for. When we talk about thumbnails, we mean really super rough sketches. In this case, I want to create three main cards, and the theme is going to be family. One is going to be monkey, one is going to be a tree, and one is going to be a dog, because there is this running joke in my family that I am a little monkey, my partner is a tree because he's super calm and grounded, and then we also have a little dog. I'm going to have a big card, and these are going to be my three main cards. You just really roughly sketch out, I guess, this is a monkey. Looks something more like a bear, but is going to be more like a monkey when I am done with it, monkey with like some grass, and then I'm going to have the same design repeated on both sides. Just on one side in the background is going to be black on white and instead on the other side is going to be white on black. So where is going to be black, here is going to be white, etc. The two sides are inverted to make sure that we try and give as much contrast as possible. I would recommend to mark out the areas that you want to be black and the areas that are going to be white, just so that there's enough of an alternance of black and white in the card. Then we're going to have the tree. Here on the tree perhaps we can have one side with the moon and one side with the sun, so that we can then have this area light and this area instead is going to be dark, given a lot of contrast to the image. The trunk of the tree is going to be black on this side and white on this side, and then here I'm going to have some clouds, and here instead there's going to be the stars are going to be white. Then we have the dog. Our dog has pointy ears. So it looks a bit like a cat, but it's actually a dog. Our dog has a spot of white here, but then the rest is black, and it also has a little piggy tail. I'm going to have a little cushion behind him, as if he's sitting on a little rag, so that then there's enough geometrical shapes. Maybe behind him there's like a door, just so that you have, again, enough elements to have an alternance of black and white areas. This can be black, this can be black, and this can be black. The most important things when planning your main cards are to have the two sides with enough elements, with enough detail, and this needle should be geometric shapes. Have enough elements that contrast with each other in your thumbnail, as rough as the thumbnails are, you can plan already where it's going to be black and where it's going to be white. Also, make sure that your shapes are simple enough, big enough so that the newborn doesn't get too overwhelmed by looking at all the detail. Really, it's like a toeing the line between too much detail and not enough detail, so that you can have your newborn being interested in them, but not overwhelmed. Bear in mind that newborns' attention span is probably like five minutes, if you're lucky. You want to introduce these cards slowly over several days. When you have your three main cards, then you can develop your secondary cards, like your companion cards if you want. I'm saying like companion cards, because the way that I use these cards is that I create little stories when I show them to Yana. What I'm going to do is that I'm going to create two mini cards, half of the card layer, and these two mini cards are actually going to be doubled up by the fact that they can be inverted. So even if you create two mini cards for each set, then actually you're going to have four, eight, 12, 12 companion cards for a total of 15. Which is actually a fair number. It's going to be already quite a lot of cards that you can use. For each one of these main cards, I'm going to create two companion cards that relate to the subject of the main card. For the monkey I'm going to have bananas, and I'm going to have two big eyes with glasses that look out, just because I wear glasses, basically. Instead, for the tree, I'm going to have some nuts and some leaves. Instead, for the dog, I'm going to have bones and a path of footprints, like paw prints, basically, with some just geometric design to the side. These elements are going to be inverted, as I was saying, so for example, here the paws are black on a white background, and instead, when I invert them, that's going to be white paws on a black background. Cool. Now that I have planned my elements, I can start actually creating them on Procreate. Of course, you can plan more than just 15. I think 15 again is a fair number. I'm going to start on the actual creation of these cards by recreating them digitally. 5. Set up the canvas in Procreate: In this video, I'm going to start digitalizing my rough thumbnails using Procreate on my iPad. First things first, I actually need to create the card size, I was doing some tests earlier on with my monkey card, and I just used the same size as the iPad screen. But actually, if you want to print this out, it's best to set up a Canvas with some printing sizes. The big cards are going to be in A4 format, which is a standard format in Europe for a paper, so that you can easily print it out at home as well, so you know it's going to be this size, and then you just flip it around. Instead, I'm going to create a new Canvas size for A5, which is half of that A4 for the companion cards. The size is going to be in millimeters, and the height needs to be half the size of the A4. If the size is 297, it's going to be divided in half, 148.5*210 millimeters. Here the width is 148.5 and the height is 210, 300 DPI to make sure that you can print it out and we put on create. This is going to be the size of the A5. 6. Draw the main card with the Symmetry Tool: Let's start with one on the main cards. You could take a picture of these thumbnails and then just import it in your iPad. Or you can just go on the little wrench and go on Add, Take a photo. You can just take a photo of the thumbnail. Use photo. This one, you can put it to the side. By selecting Uniform, just make this a little bit bigger, just so that it fits the whole page. Then I usually turn the opacity down a little bit. Since the image of the tree is basically the same on both sides, we are going to be using the symmetry tools. Create a new layer on top. Go on a little wrench again, Canvas, Drawing Guide, and then Edit Drawing Guide. Here you have different drawing guides that you can use like 2D grid, Isometric, Perspective. We're going to go on Symmetry. As you can see, there's a little thing in the middle that you can change the color of and the thickness so that you can see it better and your opacity. Done. By the way, you can also have it not just symmetrical on the two sides, but you can have it with quadrants. I'm going to show you quickly. If you have the symmetry, you can have it vertical, horizontal, quadrant, or radial. For example here, if you have it with the quadrant, it means that if you draw something in one quadrant, it's going to be repeated on all, an even easier method to make these cards and repeat the design. Here you can see that this layer has the symmetry on because it's free and assisted underneath. In my case, I'm going to edit the drawing guide and go Options, Vertical. Done. Then you need to pick a brush that is going to be easy to control and have a vector look to it. I usually go into the inking native brushes and either use the Studio Pen or the Technical Pen. You can adapt the Studio Pen. If you're not used to drawing that much and you want to have a steadier hand, you can toggle the amount of streamline stabilization. If you can see here, if the amount is very low, then a really old bend that you make is going to be recorded exactly as you have drawn it. But instead, if the amount of streamline and stabilization is higher, then look, the line is getting changed. The algorithm of Procreate is going to make sure that your line is modified as you draw it to make sure that it looks smoother than it actually is. Let's clear again. You can have very geometrical shapes like this or you can have a little bit more pictorial, following more closely to the actual shape of a tree. It's up to you. I'm going to go with somewhere in between pictorial and geometrical. At the end of the day, don't think too much about it. Your newborn is probably not going to judge you on the basis of your drawing skills. Make sure that your lines are all closing though, because that's important. If the lines don't close, then there's going to be a problem in the next part, this tutorial. Make sure that they are all closing. Then you can create another layer underneath for the background. I'm going to trace a line in the middle for the separation of the two halves that are going to be inverted. In this case, we don't want the layers to be assisted because we're going to have the moon on one side and the sun on the other. As you can see, I am using a trick of Procreate, which is very useful. If you draw two lines and then you keep pressing on the page, you can make your lines become more geometrical and then move them around as if they were vector lines basically. Going to make this a little bit smaller because there was [inaudible] On this side, I'm going to add cloud and on this side I'm going to add little dots that are like the stars. Again, I'm going to keep pressing on the page after I have drawn my circle. This is going to make the circles perfect circles. If I turn this off, I now have a very clean looking line. 7. Colour the main card using Colour Fill: In order to color this quickly, we're going to create a new layer underneath the main object. I'm going to turn this into a reference. This means that if I color on any other layer, it's going to color inside these lines, so I'm going to show you quickly. If I color here, it's sticking inside the line, and if instead I color in white, there you go, it's colored the whole area. I need to add a little area in the middle here so that on one side I'm going to color first black then white then black, and inside here I'm going to go white, white, and black. You can add stuff halfway through it, it's okay. I'm going to add some leaves just so that I have a little bit more variance inside the shape, more detail to make it interesting for a kid. Then I'm just going to color it. If you're tired of always doing that, then click here continue filling, and then if you just press inside the various shapes is going to fill for you. Then we're going to create another layer underneath the background. I'm now going to make the background the reference layer. On this side, the moon is going to be the white area and the stars, and instead on the other side, the sun is going to be the black area and the little cloud. Here, the only issue is that this side of the tree is getting lost between these two. What I can do is that I can go back to the layer here, toggle off the Drawing Assist, swipe two fingers, so that it's in Pixel lock, and recolor this area of the tree. The outline here. I can just recolor it in white, so that I can actually see the part of the tree. I'm just recolor this part in white. As you can see, it took me probably 10 minutes to do this card, to completely color it. This is how you can create your main card. Just have the main area of the card on one layer and then the background on the other layer. That's it. 8. Create a tiled pattern for the companion cards: Now let's move on to one of the secondary cards. I'm going to show you guys two different methods to create patterns and make the secondary cards really super easy to make. First thing, I'm going to show you how to create a pattern and I'm going to use the leaves to create this pattern. First, I'm going to again use the drawing guide symmetry to create the object that is going to be repeated in the pattern. I'm drawing a very simplified version of a leaf. There you go. I'm going to add a new layer, make this into a reference layer so that I can recall inside its outlines, and then just color the inside of the leaf. I could also just color for example on one side here, on the other side here like this. Just to add some more color variance basically, then you can group it and duplicate it. I always like to keep one group just for back up basically, if you want to go in and reuse this shape in a different way. Otherwise, then you can flatten this and using the select and rescale tools by keeping it uniform, I'm going to place it to the side here and created a tile here, and then duplicate it here. Duplicate it here and then again here. This is going to be our tile and you can then flatten it all together. Then you can duplicate it and just place it again roughly over there. Then duplicate the main tiles and put it underneath here. Duplicate main tile and go over there. Then there's only like you probably need to have some underneath here. Always follow the line over there. I feel like maybe here and here, we could have another repetition. Just very small there and then finally, on this side here I need to follow that over there. There you go. In just a few moves, you have your full pattern. What you can do as well is to create a stamp brush and just use that brush to go all over the page. I'm going to show you that in the next video. 9. Create a custom pattern brush: I'm going to show you another way that you can create your patterns. I'm going to do it for the bones card. It always starts with creating the object that you want to have repeated on the card, especially if you don't want this card it to be like a fixed pattern, but you want the bones to be all scattered around. To create a brush, because first we need to create the brush, you need to have a square. A standard square is, for example, 3,000 by 3,000 pixels. You can also just use the standard square that comes with Procreate which I think is 2,048 by 2,048. But I prefer to have it a little bit bigger, so 3,000 by 3,000. I'm going to have the Drawing Guide, Edit Drawing Guide, Symmetry, done, just so that you have the bone as big as possible and as straight as possible. You have it in the middle here, like that. That is an approximation of a bone, I feel. You can just keep it as simple as this, just as big as possible. Just fit it in the page. Or you can have it colored as well. There you go. It's really up to you. I would probably go with the outline. At this point, what you need to do is to go into the layer with the bone, double swipe and re-color this in white, Fill Layer. If you turn off the background color, you can see the outline in white. There's a complicated explanation, but take it from me when I say it needs to be white for it to be visible when you create the brush. You go into the little branch again, Add and Copy canvas. Then you go into the brushes. You can create a new category for your brushes. For example, here I have my custom brushes and then go into the plus, and that allows you to create a new brush. You go into the Shape, and in terms of the shape, you go into Edit Shape, Shape Editor, Import, and then Paste. You paste in the Canvas that you have drawn. Done. Now, of course, it looks like there's a ton of bumps in the line. But actually, what you need to do is to go into Properties and go into Use stamp preview. There you go. This is the stamp. If you go into the Spacing, with no spacing, you're going to have this. But if you have the spacing at the maximum, then you can easily stamp around, and when you draw it's going to be each bone, it's going to have some space between one bone and the next. Then you go into the Scatter. As you can see, when you draw, it's going to scatter the direction of the bones as much as possible. If you only touch once, then you stamp just one bone, and if you just go around, it will have the bones all scattered around in different rotations basically. You can see you can enhance the different rotations. The maximum size can be augmented here. I'm probably going to have to increase the size on the page. If you increase the maximum size and the minimum size, it will make your brush bigger, basically, which is what I want. Done. Then I go back into my bones page, go on black. I don't want the drawing guide anymore. I'm going to go around the page. To avoid the bones to touch each other, you can just stamp them. Then you can create a new layer. Go into Reference, and on that layer, you can just continue filling and you can just color inside all these bones. Then you can just, these two, mix them together and then maybe make it a little bit bigger so that it covers all the page. Layer. 10. Double up your set with the Invert Tool: Now that you have these two methods to create your companion cards, what you can do is that you can double up the amount of cards that you have by simply inverting them, so, for example, here, I'm going to duplicate these leaves. I'm going to go to Leaves Inverted. You're going to have to export. Just save image in your camera always fine. Then you're going to insert a photo, there you go, and then tap on the Layer and go Invert. As you can see now, you have white leaves on a black background. As you can see, you have two cards. Super easy, took you 30 seconds. You can have the double the amount of the cards that you thought you're going to have. 11. Printing options: Hey guys, and welcome back. Now that we have all of our cards, the main cards, the secondary companion cards, and we're basically ready to print them off. What are our options? I think I'm going to be printing mine at home using just a simple printer basically. You might want to buy so that if thicker card just so that it's not as then the wall is normal printing paper is, so I'm talking something around 250, 300. And once you have your cards printed out, you can even laminate them if you have a laminating machine hand if you don't have one, it might be a good idea to buy one just because I feel like with kids in the house, laminating paper is probably a good idea, it will definitely last longer [LAUGHTER]. These types of cards that I printed off the Internet, I printed them on this slightly heavier paper. I printed them out probably like six weeks ago when my child was a week old and they're still intact. It's true that my child at the moment cannot grab or basically just hold anything in their hands because she's seven weeks old. If she were a toddler and these are really be destroyed quite quickly. You can also have them printed out for you with several online services or just by going in a printing shop in your area. If you go somewhere local, of course, that's better for the environment, and you can just export your files from Procreate, you can export them as JPEGS or you can export them as a PDF and just have all of the cards together in one PDF. Otherwise, you can use some online services. I usually use a website that is called the Sampling. It's a website that is economy based, Europe based. I found that their prices are very competitive and they are very good with deliveries so that would be a good idea. Or there is another website that I think is the UK, which is called Visaprint, and they also have pretty good race. Otherwise, what you can do as well is that you can take the cards that you've made and collect them all together and actually make a book out of it. One thing that might be nice is to make one of those cloth looks like the software books that kids can actually put in their mouth, and that's a whole other process. If you would like me to try and make a softbook which is something that I actually really wanted to do, please do, let me know and I shall provide. But otherwise you can just export all of your cards as JPEGS and upload them on some websites that can make books for you on the month. So you don't need to print a million books, you can just print just one copy or a couple copies. Maybe you want to gift the same book, not just to your kid but to some of your friend's kids as well, so maybe you can make five or 10 copies. There's some websites that I looked up. There's a website called Bookbaby Children's Books Printing Services. The only problem is that they only do a minimum of 24 pages. There's another one called PrintNinja.com that can help you printing your own custom book. There's children's books printing in the UK, and children's book printing in the USA. Usually what you have to do in this websites is that you need to take your JPEGS and fit them to the templates that they offer you and then they'll print it for you and ship it to your home. You can use them as cards or you can collect them together and use them for a book. I personally like the cards because I'm going yo interested plaster the house with them they double up as a tool for playing and also as just like a nice thing to have around and something that the child can look at and they can actually recognize. So I prefer the cards. 12. Wrap-up: Hey guys, and welcome to the last video in this class. First and foremost, I hope that you enjoyed the class, that it was everything you expected, and that it wasn't too hard especially if you're a beginner. Because my claim was that you could take his class with no previous experience. I do think that you can really do it without any experience as an artist or even as someone who has drawn in the past few years. But please do let me know if you could leave a review or just post your comments on the class conversation board. That would really, really help me as well as if you want to share the class with your friends, if you think that they would find it useful, again, that would really be super helpful and you have my thanks. Don't forget to document your progress in the class project section. I would like to see how you get on and give you some feedback as well as your fellow students can also [LAUGHTER] give you feedback and also have a look around the projects and try and give feedback yourself. It's nice that we can all look at each other's work and grow together so let's do it. If you finish your project and printed out your cards and are having a great time with your newborn or if your newborn is looking at the cards and being entertained by them, don't hesitate to take a picture and post it on your social media accounts and tag me as well or just write to me and DM on social media. These are my social media handles. I always like to keep a post, re-share, and in general basically connect with you guys over social media. If you have any suggestions for future classes or you like any of the potential classes that I mentioned before, like for example, how to make a soft book for newborns, or how to make a novelty, which is also something really useful to do for your baby, please do let me know and write your suggestions on the class conversation board. Also if you want me to go back to classes that are more about procreate and art in general or social media, please do let me know as well. Basically, I just want to hear from you, so don't be a stranger. Bye, guys.