Kids Cards… and a giveaway…


Thanks for the posts and many emails about the card drive.  It will be fun!  Yep, after I get all the cards, I will photograph and share the big pile here.

Kay (my 13-year-old-step-daughter-who-I-adore-and-is-my-big-helper) is going to put the prize packages together tomorrow.  She is so excited!  Hope to show pictures this weekend.

I thought I would share three cards I made for the kids.  It uses adorable little cards from Stampin’ Up.  They are such fun! 

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Hero Art stamps (animals, balloons and greetings, background) and gems

Memories Black Ink

Stampin’ Up little cards

Creative Impressions silk ribbon

Other: circle punches, colored pencils and gamsol

A few people wanted to know what to write in the inside of the cards.  You don’t have to write much – just say you are sending smiles or something and sign it, along with where you are from.  Or, you can get more creative.  Erin Lincoln was the first to send a card for the drive and I love the clever thing she wrote inside!  🙂 Erin, thank you so much.  Adore you.  Here it her fab card…


By the way, if you aren’t a cardmaker, you can send a store-bought card.  Someone who is currently traveling emailed me and send they are sending a postcard – that is a great idea!  Really, anything goes.  And if I get a TON of cards, I will let you know and we can instead start sending cards in for our local children’s hospital.

And, since you all have stuck around long enough to read this far, I have a giveaway! 🙂  Just leave a comment here telling me something that you are dying to try in scrapbooking/cardmaking.  Be sure to leave it by tomorrow at 11:59pmEDT.  I will pick a random winner and send them a copy of the Designing With Recipe Book!

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Thanks again, all!  I have some videos coming soon.  Off to work on my PS video.  Smooch!

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235 thoughts on “Kids Cards… and a giveaway…”

  1. I am dying to use my PearlEx powders which I bought last year! Eep! Also, just like the above person commented, I’d like to play with ‘Inchies’. I think the latter I will still do this weekend. 😉

    Thanks for asking!


  2. I want to try UTEE & embossing. I really need to get some inks so I can really start making some nice stamped cards, I already have a few stamps. I got a cuttlebug for Christmas & I’m itching to use it for cardmaking. Always so many new things to try, can’t keep up with them all!!!

  3. As a teen, a scrapbook only events, like vacations or concerts. I’m dying to move toward more personal pages, about relationships, feelings, or my favorite things.

  4. i was dying to try the cuttlebug, but i finally did last night! it is awesome. i can see why you use it so much. can’t wait to get mine and play,play,play!

  5. One thing I would like to try is painting on cards and layouts. I have lots of paint – just never brave enough to put it on paper.
    Cards for kids – what could be more fun. I’m off to find my inner child.

  6. I have never done embossing. So I guess that’s on my ever-growing list of things to try! I love those cards–super cute!

  7. Karen D I would love to try using alcohol inks great idea with the cards I will be sending mine off soon for the little kids from Canada it must be some adjustment for them in a new country and leaving friends and family behind good causes come with sacrifices for all.

  8. I would like to try flocking. I’ve purchased the supplies but haven’t had a chance since we recently moved and I need to set up my scraproom.

  9. I’m itching to try a hybrid layout… I’ve done paper scrapping, and I’ve done digiscrapping, but I’ve never mixed the two together! Thanks for sharing those cute cards with us today.

  10. Hello!
    I’ve looked at this post three times and keep coming back!!!
    I would like to get the ‘bleach’ technique figured out! ( I always make a mess)…

    And, still trying to work up some nerve to make inchies!

    Have a great day!

  11. I learned flocking today and I am intrigued by inchies. I love to try new techniques & projects. I love the cards!

  12. I love flocked paper, but I still have yet to TRY it! Also, using spray paint w/masks. I used the masks before & they’re fun!


  13. I would love to try being a little more random and eclectic in my cards, scrapbooking, etc., but it is so hard to let go of my tendency toward the “straight and narrow!”

  14. I’ve bought everything I need for embossing with a heat gun – now I just need to try it. I love the look, just nervous about figuring out how to do it myself. I’m taking a class Monday night at our local stamping store – maybe I can learn some new techniques there!

  15. I want to try the cuttlebug embossing on my cards. You always make it look so fun and easy and I love the look.

  16. Hi! I really want to try using clay to make my own buttons. Maybe add some paint, glitter, and seal them for some shine. If I can just find the time!

  17. Hi Jennifer, just found your blog, and i LOVE it! Keep up all the GREAT WORK!! I love stamping and scrapbooking and cardmaking, i really can’t say i love one more than another, but i’m really wanting to learn to work with all my alcohol inks i have just sitting in a drawer. BUT, i want to make an acrylic album using them so really two new things at once and i’m just scared to death that i’m gonna mess them up. so wish me luck! and do you use “copic markers”? if so, do you like them and are they worth the investment to get involved with them if i already use colored pencils and gamasol? thanks, hope you have a blessed day! sheryl lynn

  18. I would love to try Gamsol!!! I love what you have done with it. Such a great look…

    I am planning on getting some cards done – I love what you are doing and I can’t wait to be a part of it!

    Thanks for the giveaway, too!

  19. Believe it or not – I have never done any embossing on my pages. Did some YEARS ago before I had ever heard of modern scrapbooking because my mom was into all kinds of crafts. Now I’ve inherited her stuff and came across her embossing inks, powder and heat gun, so I need a refresher on using them, but I can’t wait until I can use them.


  20. Untill now I’ve only used my stamps to creat cards, but in the future I want to use them on my layouts too. I think it’s a bit frightening cause I’m really afraid it won’t be right from the first time.
    Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

  21. I’d love to be able to just sit down and scrap or make some cards. I have so many goodies that I want to use. I’d love to learn how to use my glimmer mists more then just spray chipboard and flowers with them. I would also like to try out some of the things you’ve done on these cool videos too.

  22. Hi Jennifer…
    I just finished a card for your kids…using the wonderful Pop up from today’s video…
    I was dying to try it since it has been years since I did a Pop up! Was so fun….
    thanks for your wonderful creations and ideas!

  23. I would like to give brayering ink for a background a try. I just don’t have the confidence to play around with mixing colors and masking, etc. I don’t even have any reinkers, just pads. Actually, don’t think I have a brayer either.

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