Yes I know it's been forever since I have blogged but rest assured I've still been crafting my little heart out! Now as some of you may know I'm a mother to a now 6 year old boy (gee whizz they grow up quick!!) and am always in constant need of kiddy cards. Just last week I ran a class which focused on cards for these little people in our lives.
Now the first one I want to share with you I found online through either Pinterest or Google which are my favourite places to find ideas and inspiration. Anyway I wanted to do an Elmo card because seriously who doesn't love Elmo right? I stumbled upon a real cutie made by Andrea Borries which you can see here. It was so quick and simple to make and is just adorable don't you think?
Now another classic with the kiddies is Minnie Mouse and I had seen heaps of ideas around using different punches and dies but I set about making one with the right proportions to fit the bow builder punch. So to do this I used my circle Framelits and cut 2 circles for the ears using the 1 1/2 inch framelit (3rd smallest) and 1 circle for the head using the 2 3/4 inch framelit (6th smallest). Then because I only need the bow part and not the tag pieces, I cut my DSP to 1 inch width and was able to thread it through and punch the piece I needed without much wastage. I hope that makes sense! I'm planning to do a tutorial when time permits so if you would like a copy once it's finished please leave a comment or send me a message. So how do you think it turned out?
I think she's pretty cute and Minnie could easily be turned into a Mickey Mouse for a little boys card by putting the bow underneath the head instead of between the ears. I also love making matching gift bags to keep on hand so after class I whipped this one up to add to my collection and match the card.
The other little girl's card we decided to do was based on one I made for my friend's daughter a couple of years ago and loved it so much I thought it would make a great addition to the class. Now the only problem was that it used a retired stamp set called Pony Party but this design, as with most of my designs, are easy enough to adapt to stamps you have at home so don't feel you need to have exactly the same supplies that I have used. I made a matching gift bag for this one too!
Now last but definitely not least is a card I saw on Pinterest a couple of years ago and added it to my list of cards to make. The original one I saw was made using an owl digital image but I knew that I could use any number of sets in the Stampin' Up! range to recreate it. Then not too long ago I stumbled across a version by Dawn Olchefske using the now retired Dinoroar set which you can see here and decided to make my version with the current stamp set called Boys Will Be Boys.
Now as you can see this is a super simple yet effective card that any child would love to receive and colour in themselves. You could easily make them for boys or girls by altering the stamp images and cardstock used. I'm planning to add quite a few more of these to my stash soon. If you have any questions about the cards I've shared today please do not hesitate to get in contact with me and I'll only be too glad to help. Until next time, take care!