Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Share Handmade Kindness-Kids Week


Hello. Today I want to share a few card ideas for kids. I made these cards for Emily and Xander- two amazing kids who are fighting cancer and could really use a showering of cards. You can read lots more about them and how to send in cards HERE

When I create cards for kids, I like to include a little something. For these cards, I'm including some monster tattoos. I used a couple of them on the front of the card as part of the design...
I applied the temporary tattoos to a piece of THIS cardstock (I chose this paper since it can withstand the moisture) in the same way I would apply it on skin. I took the plastic cover off, flipped it on to the cardstock, rubbed it well with a bone folder, and applied a baby wipe to the back for a few seconds. After lifting off the backing paper, I let it air dry. It stays a bit sticky, so I applied some of THIS on top. I noticed that it is very delicate on the cardstock, so I applied a layer of glossy accents to cover and protect it. It makes a fun embellishment to the card.
For my second card, I used the same design, just mixed up the colors for a girl card...
I chose THIS, THIS, and THIS paper pad to add bold color to the cards and THIS die to add some awesome tiny hearts that I used for embellishments. THIS greeting worked perfectly with the monster images. 

Here is a peek at the inside of the cards. I included some tattoos for the kids and placed them in some adhesive backed plastic pockets...

Here are a few more card ideas for kids that I've shared in the past.....

INTERACTIVE CARDS

A maze card is always fun for kids! ...

I like to make coloring books out of tags, stamping some fun images, and clipping them together with a book ring....


Another coloring example- HERE and HERE 


JOKE CARDS




3. FUN SURPRISE

Just like the tattoo cards I shared in this post, I like to include a little something for fun. I clear heat embossed patterns on some butterflies on the front of the card so the child could use the watercolor set included to paint them and discover the fun resist technique...

I hope this has inspired you to take part in the card shower and create a few cards for Emily and Xander...


All the information can be found HERE

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!

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8 comments:

  1. WOW - COOL technique and FABULOUS tattoo cards Heather!!!
    PERFECT timing ... I have just dropped by from visiting Jennifer's blog, so that card drive is fresh in my mind.
    ALL of your ideas are FUN and INTERACTIVE => THANK YOU for sharing :)

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  2. Great cards. I like how you made your cards interactive for the receiver.

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  3. These are so cute and adorable! I really like the maze idea! And the stamped images for colouring!

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  4. I love all of your ideas and creativity! Keep sharing please!!!! You are so creative!

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  5. Wow you are clever & so sweet! Those butterflies with clear embossing is such a fab idea.

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  6. Wow heather your creativity is outstanding! Im gonna have to pin all of these!

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