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!
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!
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!