Kids cards ideas…

Hey there!

Before anything else, you gotta check out THIS cute post from Heather about my 15-year-old step-daughter's stamp class.  SO cute.  Thanks, Heather!  I just love seeing kids stamp – what a healthy hobby. 

So, I have been getting a lot of emails asking for ideas of types of cards to send in for Cards for Kids and Cards for Grace.  My recommendation?  Light-hearted, silly, happy cards.  Let your kids write messages.  Include a knock-knock joke. Talk about your silly pet. Just have fun.

In fact, here at the lake, the girls and their cousins have been coloring with Copics.  Lots of fun images that will end up on Cards for Kids…

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Here are some examples…

This is a simple one.  Just stamped, colored and stuck to a card.  The inside has a silly pig joke…

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Supplies: Hero Arts notecard; October Afternoon stamps; Copics

And here are some past cards I have done, with links below them to the original posts for supplies.

This pocket card could hold things besides money.  Would be great with maybe 10 pieces of white paper in the pocket, each already stamped and ready for the child to color…

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Kids always love cute pet photos.  This one in the front would be perfect for making a sick child smile!

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Kids LOVE cards that are personalized with their name or initials..

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These cards don't have to be complicated.  These would be great to stamp and then sit in front of the TV to color with pencils.  Heck, even have your kids do the coloring and mention that in the inside…

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Simple, simple, simple… :)

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I LOVE the funny things Kay did in her cards for the kids…

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My friend, Heather, is really good at creating cards for kids.  Check out these examples:

  • Adorably cute cards HERE.
  • Excellent joke cards HERE.
  • More cuteness HERE.

If you have posted cards that would be great for kids, please link them in the comments.  I will pull a list together to share. And maybe give a prize… :)

Take care…

22 CommentsCards, Cards for Kids

  1. Lin

    THANK YOU for these great examples. I guess it’s been too long since I was a kid and also since I had my own :) LOVE, LOVE that pocket card idea with the hearts!

  2. Such fun examples…just sent you my first card for Grace today…hoping to make some more over the weekend!

  3. Sarah M

    Fabulous examples, Jennifer! Love seeing the pics of Kay teaching on Heather’s blog too. So fun!

  4. Thanks for the wonderful ideas for cards for Grace, hoping to get mine done this weekend, thanks Jen. Hope you are enjoying your time away. :)

  5. I absolutely adore your heart pocket card! Im always looking for great ways to give cash or gift cards. And this is a definitely too cu-te!!

    I thought I would share a card I did for my DD 4th birthday: http://wahinelei.blogspot.com/2010/07/bicycle-birthday.html.

  6. Judy

    Great ideas for cards for kids. I love the heart pocket and the simple one image
    cards. Here is one of the ones I did that was my favorite (except that it
    required a clear box because it is 3D): http://www.flickr.com/photos/26045224@N02/4353328425/

  7. Alecia

    I love your pocket cards!! What a brilliant idea!

  8. marla H.

    What beautiful and fun cards and how lovely that you can brighten the life of a child!!

  9. These are stunning! I especially love those money cards. Such a clever border!
    If you’re interested, there’s a new card challenge here!

  10. Melissa

    I was just trying to make another card for Grace and could not make up my mind on how to finish it. Then I get your post in my inbox! Amazing timing! Thank you for the ideas.

  11. Thank you for the great tips and idea. I love the pocket cards and attach the blank stamped imagine for them to color. I will make some cards like that. Thanks again and Happy 4th.

  12. Love these cards~! seriously adorable. I recently made a child’s card for a 1st birthday using the SU pun fun set. It still makes me smile, but then again, I’m a big kid at heart. (Ok, Never linked a post of mine without Mr Linky, but here goes!: http://handmadebyanne-marie.blogspot.com/2010/06/birthday-hippo.html#links

  13. thanks for the inspiration and ideas for card for kids! Happy 4th of July!

  14. jan

    Wonderful kids cards, really enjoy the ones on kraft paper, very cute!

  15. Tassie

    Your hogs and kisses card was soooo cute. I just LOVED it!! I can’t wait to try it myself.

  16. Rhonda Miller

    Wow, these are so great. I love the word bubbles. TFS.

  17. Sandi N.

    Jennifer

    All of your families children
    are talented!!! Cute photo:)

    Sandi N.

  18. Hi Jennifer, love the pocket card whereby we could put money or drawings. here are the personalised cards which I’ve made for Grace http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_kGU7lfS2S-E/TCycGjdmjmI/AAAAAAAAAMs/wd1JZAsTUR0/s1600/045.JPG, Aria http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_kGU7lfS2S-E/TCyWytHs3FI/AAAAAAAAAMM/z8KDSgnJD8w/s1600/002.JPG and
    Meg http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_kGU7lfS2S-E/TC4BY08JvGI/AAAAAAAAANE/WMqd2ytcHJk/s1600/040.JPG . I’m planning to make more.
    Thanks for everything!
    Lai-Yoke

  19. Have made a cute card using the silhouette print and cut feature, hope Grace likes it and that it makes her smile, here is my link:

    http://jtcardmaking.blogspot.com/2010/07/chubby-zebra.html

  20. Here is another one I made for David! I hope it will cheer him up a little.

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_kGU7lfS2S-E/TDR6k1Gn8MI/AAAAAAAAAOM/EJ6AGidqcs8/s1600/001.JPG

    Thanks!
    Lai-Yoke

  21. This is my take and I plan to send it in for Grace. A funny silly card and hope this can bring her some smile. http://craftcoffeecat-nicky.blogspot.com/2010/07/too-hot-and-i-havetwo-cards-to-share.html

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