… I am slowly getting back into the swing of things.  One minute I will feel great and start doing work and such.  And I then quickly run out of steam and feel the ick again.  However, I am getting better.  Thank you for all the emails, comments and get-better vibes.

I am about to sit down and make a list of video and topic ideas based your comments.  Thank you for all the suggestions.

I did notice a few people asked about kid invitations and cards.  I had these things that I thought I wolud go ahead and share. 🙂

The first are some quick cards that I made for the girls.  (My favorite two to make cards for!)  They are using the newest little sweet stamps from Hero Arts – perfect for kid’s cards.  I plan to use these a lot on kid’s cards, gift tags, invites, lunch box notes, etc.  And the kids can use them, too!  (Click HERE to see all the new things.)




Hero Arts stamps (frog, monkey, small dots and big circles) and notecards
Colorbox Chalk Ink Primary Elements Queue
Black Memories Ink
Colored pencils and some gamsol goodness

I did this for the Hero Arts’ 2008 catalog.  You can see the details of the invite HERE.



See HERE for details.

I also made these pieces to go with the invite, but they weren’t in the catalog.


On this one, the string is supposed to be in his hand, but I forgot to attach it. Der.


Supplies for both cards:

Hero Arts stamps (thanks, birthday and monkey) and notecards
Black Memories Ink
Colorbox Chalk Ink Primary Elements Queue
Random patterned paper for part hat
Little white pompom for party hat topper
Colored pencils and the oh-so-loved Gamsol
String and brads and ribbon

I also shared a quick kid’s thank you note HERE.  It could easily be made into easy invites, too!

This would be another great set for kid’s cards…


Hope that gives some fun ideas for kids cards.  Off to have a snack and read through your ideas.  Night!

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  1. These are too cute! My 2 oldest have started going to friends B-Day parties this past year and I’ve been making the birthday cards… Thanks for some great ideas! (I actually just bought the Clear Stamps you featured a few months ago for that very purpose…now time to use them!) 🙂

  2. oh my gosh I have to have those stamps. You are such an enabler. My uncle and aunt have a monkey and that would be great for cards for them. Also my girls are totally into giraffs! Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Such sweet ideas. I have just purchased the set with the little birds, owls, branches etc, it’s so cute. I left a comment in your prisma/gamsol section on using gamsol but thought I might repost it here in hope that you might see it. Have you tried using baby oil(or basicaly any oil) instead of the gamsol? It gives as good a result if not better, especially using the blending stumps, and there is not the risk of brain damage that is associtaed with long term use of odourless mineral spirits(gamsol). We want your talent around for a long time girl.

  4. Thanks Jennifer!! I really needed that inspiration and those stamps. Seriously, kids cards are so challenging! Colin’s invite is just too adorable!!

  5. Your magic is working… the “Playful Animals” clear stamp set is sold out at 2 Peas! It really is cute! I love all your kid cards!

    Glad you are starting to feel a little better~

  6. such cute cards jennifer! that little monkey is so cute (and little monkey dude colin too. lol!) … i remember that card from the catalog. although that frog is really calling me … wouldn’t he be cute with some of those googley eyes glued on!

  7. What great ideas Jennifer! Three of my grandchildren are moving out of state next month:( – and these ideas will help me keep their mailboxes happy.
    Glad to hear that you are starting to feel better – hope some sunny days help.:)
    Linda J

  8. Very cute cards! I have a hard time with kid’s cards. Which I think means that I just don’t have the right stamps!! LOL

  9. Jen the little monkey invite is too cute. I just showed my boss this idea & shes in LOVE with it. her little guys turning 2!
    I hope you feel better 🙂

  10. Jen the little monkey invite is too cute. I just showed my boss this idea & shes in LOVE with it. her little guys turning 2!
    I hope you feel better 🙂

  11. These cards are adorable! I love how all the cards coordinate with the monkey theme. Too cute!! I’m going to have to get my hands on those animal stamps. I love all the animals that come in the set!

  12. Super cute kid cards! I just love them! Thanks for sharing the card ideas! Where can you purchase these cute hero art sets online? Leesa

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