Children’s Cards Easy Peasy

Are you stuck in a rut when it comes to making cards for the kids in your life? Let me show you a few cards I made recently, even though I used retired Stampin’ Up! stamps to make them. You can easily grab a simple stamp set and go to town.

Easy Peasy Children’s Cards

My daughter asked me to make a few cards for her to send to her niece who is seven years old. So I wanted something whimsical and pastel, because she requested pink and unicorns, in no particular order. So I went to my Evernote file (this is a great tool for keeping an inventory of your stamping supplies) and looked through everything I have that is kids related and pulled out a couple sets, one of which I’d yet to use. So that was an added bonus!

  • These cards are note card size – 3 ½” x 5″. They take a regular US postage stamp.
  • Stamp set one: Magical Day from the Myths and Magic Suite
  • Set 2: Cheerful Critters
  • Colored with Stampin’ Blends
  • Gratefully stamped with the Stamparatus!

Children's cards using Cheerful Critters #stampinup #craftcarnivore

I love the little unicorn from this set. Very fun to color, and very little to color, to boot. While the mermaid card is a bit more detailed, it was still easy to do. I die cut and colored the mermaid and sea horse, and the card stock and ribbon/bow are both Pool Party.

** Full disclosure here: I got some ink smudged on the half circles above and below the mermaid; Basic Pearls were a quick fix! **

Die cutting can take time, but don’t forget that since these images are small and in different colored card stock you can run them through the Big Shot with one pass. Cutting them out ahead of time and all together is a time saver!

Children's cards using Cheerful Critters #stampinup #craftcarnivore

Simple stamping here with the Cheerful Critters. I stamped the critters first and then went back and stamped the sentiment inside; could not have done it without the Stamparatus! Simple matting with colored card stock, images colored with Stampin’ Blends, and done!

My daughter was really pleased with the results. Hopefully when she sends them out her niece will feel likewise!

Click here for some other fun kids’ cards!

It’s Halloween 2018 ~ Let’s Trick or Treat

It’s October 31 once again, and time to trick or treat for Halloween 2018. I’ve been wanting to make this card for years, and only just got around to doing it this year.

Halloween 2018 Procrastination quote

At least I can be a “Pro” at something, right?

I got this set from Simon Says Stamp probably four years ago. I went back to their website so I could CASE this card – and to spend some more time working on my Stampin’ Blends skills. Or should I say, acquiring said skills?

Halloween 2018 Trick or Treat from Simon SAYS Stamp

I went back to the Simon Says website to see if they had the matching dies, but they no longer have them. I wound up fussy cutting the images instead. I love these two little guys – they remind me of Garfield and Odie. Garfield’s Halloween is a must-watch here on Halloween, along with It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. If you’ve never seen the Garfield one, it’s definitely worth tracking down to watch. The songs are sung by the great Lou Rawls. Perfection!

Quick Easy Birthday Cards for Kids

Do you struggle with quick easy birthday cards for kids? Are you a last minute card-sender or present-giver? Raise your hand! Mine are both raised, natch!

One of the many reasons to love Designer Series Paper and coordinating accessories, including stamps, is that it makes the creation of beautiful,fun, hand-made cards super easy. Here is one I made recently, using the Birthday Memories Suite (OMG, I adore that paper):

Quick and easy birthday cards for kids can be as easy as 1-2-3

Super cute, right? Well, it’s also super easy!

  • The card base is Whisper White A2
  • Add a background color of Real Red paper, 4″ x 5¼”
  • Cover that with a piece of the Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper, 3⅞” 5⅛”
  • Die cut the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes framelits in Whisper White
  • Die cut the fox and the banner from the Designer Series Paper, and then fussy cut the bunny.
  • Stamp the sentiments in Real Red on the circle and the banner using the Birthday Delivery stamp set

That’s it! You’re done! I mean, how easy was that? Now that you know how to do it, you can whip up your own card in a flash.

Until next time, my friend. Now go do something creative! Especially quick and easy cards for kids!


Click here for some other fun ideas for kids!