Wednesday, June 18, 2008

kids birthday cards

This Saturday I'm doing a kids' birthday cards stamp a stack. I've had requests for this class from moms whose kids get invited to lots of birthday parties and who therefore have a constant need for little people cards. I thought this was a great idea because it would give me a chance to design several different cards that I would have for the kid parties we get invited to. A total win-win for everyone.

I decided that the eyebrow guy from last night had to make the kid birthday card cut, and so I made two more cards using the same sketch (we'll be making 12 cards at the stamp-a-stack, using 4 different sketches).

The first card also uses the pick a petal set. This time a petal serves as a candle flame. What a neat idea, right? Not mine, of course. Someone else on SCS came up with this and I just CASEd the idea. I used bits of the jersey shore designer paper for the candles -- this, by the way, is a great way to use up your small designer paper leftovers -- and drew in the wicks with my black stampin' write marker. I added a bashful blue mat and attached the image to the card base, to which I previously attached a strip of brilliant blue and a strip of the jersey shore designer paper. The I just stamped the make a wish sentiment from "A Little Birthday Cheer" in basic black and the card was done. Fun and Cute!

For the next card I used the elephant from the Happy Heart Day stamp set. I inked him up with my basic black stampin' write markers so that I could omit the heart above his trunk and the words around him. Once the elephant was stamped, I added the presents from the Loads of Love Accessories set. I colored the image in using Stampin' Write markers and the colors form the Bali Breeze designer paper I knew I wanted to use as an accent on the card. I took an old olive card base, added a strip of taken with teal card stock and a strip of designer paper, then added a pumpkin pie mat to the main image and attached the image to the card base. I stamped the happy birthday sentiment form Eat Cake and the card was done.

In the process I learned that I really liked this sketch. Don't be surprised if you see it pop up again once in a while.


Diane said...

Those are great Diane! Love the candle idea,my fav one is the elephant one,it's so darn cute!!
TFS! Have fun with your class!

Holly said...

These are both great cards for kids! My favorite is the candles too because it's so clever to use the Pick A Petal as a flame!


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Liz S. said...

You share the BEST ideas! Wished I lived closer to be a more devoted follower :)

Juliann said...

Fantastic kids cards!!!