“Color Me” Card Kits

Hello! Today I have a fun gift to share… a “color me” card kit. They are easy and fun to make!


[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

My friend Heather Ruwe is one of the most creative people I have ever met. She has made several “color me” card sets as gifts and I always have found them inspiring. Heather said I could share the idea here, so please check out her blog. It is fantastic!

In my card kit, I included twelve cards – six each of two designs. All the cards were stamped with Black Hero Arts Ink on Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper. On six of the cards, I used the Honey Bee Zen Bouquet and Honey Bee Thanks & Giving Stamps. Oh – and this was easy and fast to do, thanks to my MISTI stamping tool!


I colored one of the cards in the kit to show as an example…


The other six cards feature the Honey Bee Ten Things and Honey Bee Happiness Stamps.


Along with the stamped cards, I included twelve silver envelopes and twelve markers. The markers are a handful of Zig Twin Tip Markers from a larger set. (I can save the rest for another card kit.) However, you can get a better deal by using the Pentel Markers. My kids use these and they are great. (Keep in mind that they are bigger pens – longer than the Zigs.) But really any fine tip marker would work!


I tucked everything into a Thirty-One Gifts mini pouch. Isn’t it cute? (You can get one HERE – and credits earned will go towards donations to a shelter.) I attached a tag that explains the gift inside. Oh – you can print THIS to make your own tags! 🙂



Be sure to check out the sale that Honey Bee Stamps is having today (12/12/16) only! They are offering 25% off the stamps I used in this video. You can find the deals HERE. I have really enjoyed getting to know this company this year. Such good people with good hearts.


Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with from Honey Bee. As always, this post was NOT sponsored.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), Honey Bee (HB), etc.

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72 thoughts on ““Color Me” Card Kits”

  1. What a wonderful idea!!! I would LOVE to get a gift like this!!! Thanks so much for sharing this fabulous gift idea!

  2. I love unique gifts, and you presented this one that is filled with so much love and creativity.
    I am looking forward to doing something like this. Thank you to you and Heather Ruwe for sharing this lovely idea.
    Another idea could be to include Prismacolor pencils and a pencil sharpener rather than markers.

  3. I’m a little confused: since the Zig markers are water based, I’d expect the Hero Arts dye ink to run, and that you’d need to use an ink like Ranger’s Archival (permanent). Regardless, what a wonderful idea! I made a little bound coloring book for a friend, but cards are more versatile. Thank you.

  4. That is such a clever and creative idea. It’s like 2 gifts in one since they can use the cute little pouch for other things, too.

  5. I made a similar kit for my sister recently – only I didn’t put a sentiment on the card – instead I stamped sentiments on narrow black strips with gold embossing so she could use for whatever she needed – she was thrilled. I just did card fronts – 4×5.25 – as she has plenty of cardstock for card bases.

  6. I love this idea Jennifer, I think anyone would absolutely love to receive this gift! It really is a great way to give a homemade gift that will really be useful to the recipient. Thanks for the inspiration and great video tutorial!

  7. I do this too, and I got the idea from Heather Ruwe’s blog a few months back – thought it was brilliant. But I can’t afford to include Zig, so instead I put in a collection of Sakura gel pens for the card sets I make.

  8. Love this idea! I do have one question- do the markers bleed through the card stock on the inside of the card?
    Thanks so much for the idea!

  9. It would also be a great gift (with some modification) for kids. I found a box of Christmas coloring cards at a consignment sale recently and took it to my grand-girls. Both of them immediately pulled out markers and crayons and started coloring! It was one of the best visits I have had with my daughter-in-love in a long time–no interruptions! (I went to their house yesterday for dinner and caught them making birthday cards for me!) One of my gifts was a set of coloring cards with encouraging Bible verses. After dinner, one of the girls and I colored one to give to said daughter-in-love as a thank you! LOVE IT!!!!

  10. What a wonderful way to introduce someone to the craft of making cards!! Great idea and gift idea. I received a post card colouring by my sister-in-law from New Zealand from a set she had received while recovering from surgery. Love the Honey Bee stamps!!!

  11. Such a treasured gift and so easy to do. I like some of the modifications that people have offered. It’s nice and fun to share ideas back and forth like this. Someone recently did this for me, they sent me a card I admired and with it sent two of the same stamp to color myself. I thought that was so nifty (and thoughtful!). Thanks Jennifer and fellow creatives!

  12. What a thoughtful and wonderfully fun gift!!! Very practical, too, since you’re including a handy bag to keep everything together. Whoever receives one of these will be incredibly blessed!

  13. Thanks for sharing this idea! It’s a wonderful gift. And someone who doesn’t think they have crafty ability may find hidden talent when they receive this! Just special! 🙂

  14. What a great idea for a gift for people who love to color. And you can decide ahead of time how much you want to spend on the products for the gift. Thanks for sharing.

  15. What a fantastic idea and I love the label you attached to the bag. Checked out Honey Bee’s page and love there designs (especially the friend card by Kathy Racoosin). Thanks.

  16. This is terrific! I have seen several stamps that made me think of the current coloring book style of art. What a great gift!!

  17. Such a brilliant idea! You could even include pencils rather than makers, and it would be a great gift for kids who want to make their own cards.

  18. This is such a great idea!! I think I am going to have to do a few of these kits for friends and family! Thanks for the inspiration!

  19. Hi Jennifer ~ What a thoughtful and heartfelt gift idea. Thanks so much for sharing….this is definitely on my to-do list for a couple of crafty people who have limited space. ~HUGS~

  20. What a great gift idea! I happened upon Heather’s blog a long time ago, right before you first introduced her on your blog, and love her work!! So funny and I wondered why she wasn’t all over blog land. And then she was. Thanks for sharing.

  21. Spectaculer idea! Add a Spectrum Noir, Wink of Stella or even a glitter pen or two for some sparkle. Who doesn’t love sparkle?

  22. What a creative gift and one lucky teacher. I know I have stamps that I can use for this. Thanks for the inspiration.. I agree a wink of stella or spectrum or noir pen would finish it off. Thanks for sharing.

  23. I can think of so many people who would love to receive this as a gift. That honey bee floral set is so beautiful too. Thanks for sharing!

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