Sunday, June 22, 2008

The last of the kid cards

I know, I know. It's Sunday and I haven't posted a pillow CASE yet. Mea Culpa! I just haven't had the time today to do one and I'm not sure I'll have time during the week either. I guess I'll just chalk this up to a pillow CASE vacation. But, in lieu of a pillow case, I'm showing you not one, not two, but three of my kid birthday cards.

These are all made with the same sketch, and the sketch is perfect for using up -- what else? - scraps! This time it's designer paper scraps. Each of the designer paper squares you see on these cards is 1.75" square, so all you need is two 1.75x3.5" pieces of designer paper that go reasonably well together and you can make a cute card! Don't you just love that? I sure do! This is yet another sketch that I know I will use over and over again in the future, as I sure manage to accumulate lots of little pieces of designer papers.

Anywho, the first card is my favorite of the three. The main image is the turtle from the Older and Wiser set -- so cute! I love how his shell coordinates with the cutie pie designer paper. (The striped Certainly Celery paper is from the Flowers for You assortment.) He is stamped in basic black ink on a 2x2" square piece of whisper white card stock and matted with a2.25" square piece of ballet blue card stock. I colored him using my so saffron, bashful blue, ballet blue and certainly celery stampin' write markers. I positioned him in the center of the four designer paper squares mounted to a so saffron card base and added the sentiment from All Holidays stamped in basic black on a strip of certainly celery. Fun, easy, quick and cute!

For the second card I started with a tempting turquoise card base and added four squares of Flowers for You designer paper. I stamped the elephant from Year After Year (Get this set before it retires in August!) in basic black on the whisper white card stock and added the certainly celery mat. I colored the elephant with my lovely lilac, certainly celery and tempting turquoise markers and mounted the elephant to the card by centering him between the four designer paper squares. the I added the sentiment from A Little Birthday Cheer stamped in basic black on a piece of regal rose card stock. Another quick and cute card.

I confess this last card is probably not a pure kid card. There's no reason why you couldn't give this card to an adult, maybe even a guy? On the other hand, there's no reason not to give it to a kid either, and by this card (number 12) I was running out of kid ideas and images that would fit this sketch, so here it is. The candles are from Older and Wiser an they're inked up with my old olive, bashful blue, real red, only orange and basic black stampin' write markers before being stamped on the whisper white card stock and mounted on a old olive mat. The designer paper is from the Summer Picnic assortment (available only through the end of June from the Occasions mini) and is mounted to a real red base. The sentiment is also from Older and Wiser, stamped in basic black on a strip of bashful blue. Simple, clean-cut and appropriate for just about anyone. Woo hoo!

Now that the kid cards are done, tomorrow we're moving on to something new and different. What will it be? Even I don't know! Be sure to tune in tomorrow to see where my stamping adventures take me.


Holly said...

These are all really cute cards. I especially like the elephant one. I think the papers you chose are just perfect!

desirée said...

Cute - I'm jotting down that sketch to use myself! TFS:)