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Card Kits for Kids

I have a crafty kid. She loves to glue and stamp and colour and draw. One of her favourite things is creating cards for her friends, and I usually let her loose in my craft area with some coloured and patterned paper, some craft punches and a glue stick, and she creates the cutest cards. One day in my wanderings through the galleries at Splitcoaststampers, I came across this lovely idea for a card kit for kids, and immediately knew it would be a hit.

This kit was put together for a birthday gift for one of Eliza’s little friends, who also happens to be the daughter of a preschool teacher. I know her mom is really into crafty stuff, every time they have a playdate over there, Eliza comes home with a craft of some kind. Add a pack of crayons, markers or pencil crayons and this kit is the perfect inexpensive yet thoughtful gift for a kid who loves to create. This would also be fun to do for holiday-specific cards as well!

These cards are super simple – the cards in the original kit that I drew inspiration from are created with rubber stamps, but I decided to check out the world of ‘digital stamps’ for my version. ‘Digital stamps’ are just clip art in a printable quality, really, so while I paid for these images, you could just as easily find freebies out there. I used Photoshop to resize the images to the desired size and create the greeting text, printed it all on an inexpensive white cardstock with my laser printer, and layered with some coloured cardstock to make them a little sturdier. Greetings were punched with craft punches, and the whole thing was glued together. For those who want the specifics, here are the details for each card:

Digital Stamp: Cynthia on Birthday Cake from The Stamping Boutique
Cardstock: Staples 110lb white, Stampin’ Up Pink Pirouette & Ruby Red
Other: Stampin’ Up Large Oval & Scalloped Oval punches

Digital Stamp: Cupcake from The Stamping Boutique
Cardstock: Staples 110lb white, Stampin’ Up More Mustard & Riding Hood Red
Other: Stampin’ Up Large Oval & Scalloped Oval punches
Digital Stamp: Robot with a Balloon from Birdie Brown
Cardstock: Staples 110lb white, Stampin’ Up Wild Wasabi & Tangerine Tango
Other: Stampin’ Up Large Oval & Scalloped Oval punches
Digital Stamp: Cutie Patootie Birthday Mermaid from Michelle Perkett Studio
Cardstock: Staples 110lb white, Stampin’ Up Blue Bayou & Elegant Eggplant
Other: Stampin’ Up Large Oval & Scalloped Oval punches

And, here’s one of the finished ones, as coloured by my daughter for her friend. I love it! Who wouldn’t want to receive such a lovely little card on their birthday?

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