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Video: Kid Watercolor Cards + Giveaway

Hello friends. Today’s video shows a fun way to get kids involved in cardmaking. I also show a fun coordinating stamp and die technique.

Kid Watercolor Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Affiliate links used. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

My kids have always enjoyed watercolor and I have stacks of papers they have created. Therefore, I decided to get them to create pieces that I could incorporate into cards. It was so much fun!

Kid Watercolor Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I started by taping watercolor paper into boards to hold them down. I then taught the kids how to first wet the paper with water and then add watercolor on top to get the color moving. They loved it!

Kid Watercolor Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

We used both Kuretake Gansai Tambi and Peerless Watercolor, but you could use any watercolor you have. We also added Finetec Mica Watercolor for some added shine. (Remember – you can use any “metallic” or “Pearlescent” watercolor for this… or even make your own with Perfect Pearls and water. Check out THIS video for more info.) Keep in mind – the wet results may not look great, but the dry results always do. The kids can learn a lot about blending colors, etc.

Kid Watercolor Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

After the pieces were dry, I cut them down and die cut lots of hearts from the Memory Box Stitched Heart Layers Dies. I then did a fun technique using the Concord & 9th Being Classy stamps and coordinating dies. For added interest, I used silver and gold glitter embossing powders.

Kid Watercolor Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

This is one of many ways to get your kids involved in creating. They also like to create cards entirely on their own, but this was fun, too.

CHALLENGE UPDATE

These cards are a perfect fit the this week’s Share Handmade Kindness Challenge. The focus is on kids – either creating kindness FOR them or WITH them. Soon I will be back with an idea for creating happy kids cards… that would be perfect for the Card Shower I mentioned HERE.

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GIVEAWAY

Today I have FOUR giveaway packs from the kind folks at Concord & 9th! This is a new company and I have been very impressed with the kindness of the owners. Each prize pack has the Being Classy Stamps and dies I used today… along with a pack of their Happy Hues notecards. (These look like pre-watercolored cards and are gorgeous. Check them out HERE.) These products are also part of the Concord & 9th “Kindness Bundle”… where they are also donating to the Kind Campaign.

For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 11/22/15 telling me if you ever “mass produce” cards to make a bunch at once. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)

SUPPLIES

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749 thoughts on “Video: Kid Watercolor Cards + Giveaway”

  1. I love to mass produce cards….I can’t remember when the last time was that I bought a card because I have a little stash going that when someone’s birthday or another occasion pop up I go to my little box and pick out a card for them.
    Thanks for the video!

  2. I mass produce Christmas cards. I also try to make 1-2 extra cards when I am making something so I always have something extra in my stash for when I don’t have time to make a card.

  3. I don’t like to mass produce cards because I like everyone that gets one to know it’s a one-of-a-kind creation. I don’t send out a lot of cards normally.

  4. I Nass produce cards for holidays but also like to keep some thank you, get well and birthday cards on hand. Love the Concord & 9th stamps.

  5. I love these cards! I only mass produce birthday cards. And that is so handy when you don’t have time to make one!

  6. I have made multiple cards before but I have a hard time remembering who I send them to and am always afraid I will send someone a duplicate. If you have ideas of how to keep track of sent cards let us know.

  7. I have now! lol! I recently got into card making and this holiday season, I have made about 15 cards. Five cards were in one single batch. It was a ton of fun, but I think I need a MISTI! lol. Thanks for sharing this project, my son and I look forward to making some together!

  8. I am a new stampin up demonstrator. I am extremely inspired by Jennifer McGuire and how she shares her talent with others. About the only mass producing of cards that I do is making 10 cards in 20 minutes inspired by Brandy Cox Stampin Up demonstrator. I hope to mass produce my Christmas cards this year and kick off my new career. Thanks for thinking of others Jennifer and keep up the good work!

  9. I like to make all my Christmas cards. Each October/November and make three or four types of cards to make all my Christmas cards. I’m thinking about using the watercolor technique with Christmas colors for some of my cards this year.

  10. I love mass producing cards! Once I get started on a card I can´t seem to stop until I have a substantial pile of finished cards!

  11. Hi Jennifer ♥ I mass produce cards on occasion, but try to make each one a touch different from another. I love to imagine all the smiles ones get as they open their mail box and see happy mail inside!!!

  12. I’ve never mass produced a card design, but I think if I were to do so, I would always give each one a slightly personal touch, either through colours used or the sentiment. I think the beauty of handmade cards is how personal they are.

  13. If you include “save the dates” I mass produced 180 of them for my daughter’s wedding last year! I love shaker cards and have mass produced several of them for my grandchildren! I finally decided to buy a MISTI and received it yesterday. I can’t wait to use it for more mass card making!!

  14. I don´t normally mass produce identical cards as I enjoy coming up with new designs. I do like, however, to make very similar cards but have each one of them being slightly different from the others. For example, I will change the background pattern or the position of the sentiment or the orientation of the card. That way I end up with a bunch of similarly themed cards but each one is unique. Kink of like you have done in this video.

  15. When I “mass produce” it usually just means 3 at the most lol. I think the MISTI makes it easier to do this, but I think doing a set of notecards is a lovely idea.

  16. I’m just starting out, so for me “mass producing” may mean two or three instead of one. Great idea though when you find a design that works well and can “easily” be repeated.

  17. Lately I’ve been doing a lot more mass producing cards as gifts for friends and family. I love the simple design you showed us today, and now I want to try it!

  18. I have done 4 – 6 at a time. I’ll have to try mass producing more. I love your cards today & it’s great how you got the kids involved.

  19. What a wonderful way to share creativity with your kids. I have mass produced Christmas cards before with simple stamping and some diecuts.

  20. No I do not mass produced cards. I love all your different techniques it is fun to try something new every time. These techniques are useful on all different kinds of art. Thanks for sharing. You do an excellent job with your videos.

  21. I usually have a specific recipient in mind when I’m creating a card, so I don’t mass-produce very often. Sometimes if I like a design a lot I’ll make a bunch though!

  22. I only mass produce a card if it is easy to make – if it is just stamping, embossing, stickers, and my Cricut. But even then I usually only make 4 to 6 of them. Sometimes I’ll make a set of cards where it is the same “pattern” but with different paper or different stamps from the same set. It’s only one card of each but it’s a bit like mass producing because the format and techniques are all the same. If I’m doing a complicated card with Copic coloring that takes more than an hour I only make one, and it is only for someone I know will appreciate the work.

  23. Very pretty. I really like the outcome with all the shimmer that you and your children added to the paper at the end. These would make beautiful stitched hearts. Keep doing what you’re doing becuase we love it.
    Susan

  24. I have mass produced cards before, but I prefer to customize the card I make with the person in mind–much more personal! I do like to have extra mass produced cards on hand for last minute occasions! Thanks for sharing!

  25. I have mass produced some birthday, smile, wedding and sympathy cards. I especially like to give favors on the holidays for my coworkers and relatives. I made 45 Thanksgiving favors this year. They’re so cute! Can’t wait to give them out. Thank you for sharing your great techniques and ideas!

  26. First off, I love love love your video today. What a fabulous way to get your children involved in card making and encouraging their creativity. I really enjoyed the video.
    I like to mass produce cards to create gift sets of all occasion cards. I all mass produce my Christmas and Easter cards every year. Thank you again for a fun & inspiring video. Happy Thanksgiving to you & your family!

  27. these cards are so so cute; especially when it’s made by kids….I did made 8 cards thank you b4, but not really “mass produce” cards yet!

  28. So beautiful! What a fun way to include the kids! I love the way you cut the heart with the word in it. Thank you again!

  29. I have only made one card to date. I often see in your videos that you make a few at a time. Next time I follow oe of your videos, I may try it since I already will have all my supplies out. I thank you and all yor friends for the great tutorials you share.

  30. I mass produce Christmas cards. When Mali g other cards I try to make at least 2, sometimes more when I hit on a good thing.

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