Thursday, August 22, 2013

Cardmaking for Kids, Part 2

Here's the second card we'll be making at today's class.  It's a little tricky knowing how to design cards for kids...there's a decent age range, so I need to try to appeal to everyone.  This one is a little more grown up looking, but will hopefully be a hit because of the monogram.  I used the French Script background stamp (which retired years ago) and then proceeded to stamp it upside down.  But I'm working with a limited paper supply, so I just went with it.  They are kids, after all, and will find great delight in knowing that I made a mistake!

The card base is River Rock, and the flowered Designer Series Paper at the bottom is Paisley Petals.  I used some Baja Breeze seam binding for the ruffled strip.  I have a feeling the girls will all like that part of this card, too!

Tips & Tricks
  • Always stamp images right side up...ha!
  • simple layout + monogram = perfect gift!  A set of these would be the perfect gift to give as a bridal shower or housewarming gift.  The combination of papers, colors, and ribbons is endless, and is a great way to use up odds and ends of Designer Series could make a set of these that aren't all exactly the same, but coordinate.

Stamps:  Lovely Letters (retired, although any medium sized alphabet set would work!)
Ink:  River Rock
Paper:  River Rock (retired), Baja Breeze (retired), and Whisper White card stock, Paisley Petals DSP (retired)
Accessories:  1-3/8" Circle Punch, 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, Sticky Strip, Baja Breeze seam Binding Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

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