Monday, 19 November 2012

Christmas, Kids and Cards

Little kids love to get surprises. They love to open an envelope, a little parcel or packet, anything that is going to be a surprise unfurling.

I am making some simple cards for kids that we can tuck a little chocolate inside. These corrugated cards would cost a fortune to mail as the card itself is a double fold so the interior of the card is 1/8 inch deep. Perfect for tucking a small prezzie into and hand delivering the card.

The Christmas season is a time for parties, drop in company, open houses, and visiting. It is always nice to have some kid cards on hand. You can't walk into a party with the hostess gift and nothing for the kiddies.

I thought this design paper was perfect for a kid. It has many of the images on it that kids associate with the buildup to Christmas. As I guess they would get handled a lot, I will keep them fairly simple.

The card base is covered with two snippets of that blue and red patterned paper with a piece of ribbon in between them (to stretch the 2 pieces to cover the card front).  After that, I just added some more of the infamous dollar store snowflakes. One big layered one,a few tiny ones up on the blue sky, some teensy diamond and it was done. Fastest card ever! I don't know if you can tell, but I used all three sizes of snowflakes on this card. There is the large shimmery oneas the base of the stacked layer. There is only one of the opalescent style layered on the largest snowflake in the sky. The other small ones are a white satin finish and are scattered on the sky and the snow.


Not bothering with a recipe on these super simple cards as it has basically already been described above.

I am entering this card in the following challenges.
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop   The snowflakes, bling and chipboard are all from my stash and the ribbon is my only "cut with scissor" :snippet!  Hope I don't get expelled!
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19 comments:

Di said...

Wow Mo, what a brilliant card! I can see it being well fingered and pored over 'cos it's so full of fun elements. You do have some great 'finds' :)

Not a chance of being expelled - any snippet is fine, and (whisper) folk could say they used a snippet and I'd be none the wiser really.

Hugs, Di xx

Margareta Carlsson said...

That is super cute!! Wonderful card!

Joann Burton said...

These cards are wonderful. I love your snowflakes. Great card...joann sassy raggedy

brenda said...

So beautifully put together with a lovely traditional feel.

B x

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Adorable idea!

Barbara said...

what an adorable card and a great idea for little ones.

Bonnie said...

What a delightful card and thoughtful gift for the kids!

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Adorable design!
And love the idea of tucking some candy inside :)

Jingle said...

Very cute card! It's a fun one!

Wishcraft said...

It's so cute, and what a lovely idea too :o) Hugs, Lisa x

laura said...

Good luck with your entry. It is super cute.

Samantha Elliott said...

This is super Mo! Love how happy this looks!
As for my card today, I KNOW you have the instructions to make these as I sent them to you so you have no excuse. They really are easy once you have done one.
Hope to see some soon!
xx

soapHOUSEmama said...

super cute card!!!

Fleursbydesign said...

so cute, the kids will love it :)

Madeline said...

So cute! Love the corrugated base and all the glittery flakes!

Tracy said...

Awww another adorable card.
I think many an adult would love one of these with treats inside as well ;)

Amanda said...

Great idea although I think the chocolate would struggle to get out of my house lol. Hugs, Amanda x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Brilliant use of snippets! Lovely kiddies card xxx

Glenda Atkins said...

Darling card, love all the many elements! The snowmen are too cute; love the snippets (have not hear that word for years, love it), paper, design & snowflakes you used.
hugs