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Tips For Kid’s Card Making with Guest Lila McGuire + GIVEAWAY

Hello! I know many of you have kiddos in your life that enjoy crafting with you. So today my 7-year-old, Lila, joined me in my video to share fun ideas for creating WITH kids!

Kids Card Making Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Multiple stores are also linked in the parentheses following the product name. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.]

I am a big believer in bringing kiddos into your craft room! I like to teach them how to use different products and HAVE FUN. After all… what a great hobby for kids to get into! Lila joins me for parts of my video today.

In part of the video, we show a few simple card designs using many fun, tiny embellishments from Trinity Stamps. They have a great assortment, including jewels, clay pieces, and wood shapes. I love the clay pieces! You can see them all HERE at Trinity Stamp or HERE at Simon Says Stamp.

Our cards are very simple! They are 3 1/2″ x 5″ each. We used THESE 4 bar envelopes and stamped on them with the Trinity Stamps Mr Snailman Stamp Set (SSS | TS). On most of them, we added a scallop border that we cut from a Trinity Stamps Narrow Card & Bookmark (SSS | TS) die cut.

This is Lila’s favorite of the cards! We used a few tiny bear embellishments from the Trinity Stamps Pandamic pack and a sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Punny Animals Stamp Set.

Kids Card Making Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Aren’t those pandas cute? The paper scrap is from the My Favorite Things Black and White Stripe Paper Pack.

Kids Card Making Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Here is another using the same products.

Kids Card Making Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Oh my cuteness! πŸ™‚

Kids Card Making Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Although we used lots of tiny clay embellishments today, you could also use tiny stamped images, die cuts, jewels, buttons, etc.

Kids Card Making Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Lila wants to send this one to our friend Lydia. πŸ™‚

Kids Card Making Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

There are many different themes you can do with these cards. The cute flowers on the right are from the Trinity Stamps Fondant Florals Mix.

Kids Card Making Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

And by the way, kids love digging through my patterned paper scrap drawer. And scraps are great for this card design!

Kids Card Making Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

We plan to make more cards using the ‘i love you” sentiment from the Trinity Stamps Picture Sentiments Stamp Set (SSS | TS) along with tiny Trinity Stamps Patchwok Hearts embellishments. After all, these can be sent for any occasion.

Kids Card Making Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I love the detail in these embellishments.

Kids Card Making Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

These two cards feature the sentiments from the Trinity Stamps Fairy Wonderful Stamp Set (SSS | TS) and Trinity Stamps Caffeinated Sentiment Stamp Set (SSS | TS)… along with Trinity Stamps Funfetti Love (SSS | TS) and Trinity Stamps Rainbow Stars (SSS | TS).

Kids Card Making Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

While Lila was at VBS, I made this card for my friend Gina. The message is perfect for her! It is from the Trinity Stamps Succulent Sparkle Stamp Set (SSS | TS) and features Trinity Stamps Cinnamon Red Hots.

Kids Card Making Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

During our crafty day, Lila and I also made a bunch of bookmarks for family members. She has two grandparents with cancer, so these will be nice gifts for them. We used the Trinity Stamps Narrow Card & Bookmark (SSS | TS) to create the bookmarks and added images from the fun Trinity Stamps Picture Sentiment Stamp Set (SSS | TS). These are so fun!

The bookmarks say “eye love ewe”… “owl pray for ewe”… and “tank-full four ewe.” So cute!

Kids Card Making Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

We stamped the key on the back. Be sure to watch the video to see how we made the bookmark to slide over a page and stay in place.

Kids Card Making Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Thanks for joining us! Lila had fun doing this video.


Today I am participating in a blog hop in honor of Trinity Stamps 1 year anniversary! I love new companies… we want our industry to thrive and grow! To celebrate, they are releasing new products, which you can find HERE at Trinity Stamps or HERE at Simon Says Stamp.

The next stop on the hop is the blog of Jessica Frost-Ballas! You can also start at the beginning of the hop at the Trinity Stamp Blog.


One reader will be randomly selected to receive a $20 Trinity Gift Card and Birthday Surprise Gift. Leave a comment on all the blog stops for a chance to win! Winner will be announced on the Trinity Stamp Blog.


Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you for your support! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except the some (but not all) of the Trinity Stamps products and products with asterisks which were received from the company with no expectation. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.

Trinity Stamps Picture Sentiments…
[ SSS | TRN ]
Trinity Stamps Mr Snailman Stamp Set
[ SSS | TRN ]
Trinity Stamps Narrow Card & Bookmark…
[ SSS | TRN ]
Trinity Stamps Narrow Card with…
[ SSS | TRN ]
Trinity Stamps Fairy Wonderful Stamp Set
[ SSS | TRN ]
Trinity Stamps Succulent Sparkle…
[ SSS | TRN ]
Trinity Stamps Caffeinated Sentiments
[ SSS | TRN ]
Simon Says Stamp Punny Animals Stamp Set
[ SSS ]
Trinity Stamps Fondant Florals
[ TRN ]
Trinity Stamps Cinnamon Red Hots
[ TRN ]
Trinity Stamps Pandamic
[ TRN ]
Trinity Stamps Grandmas Candy Jar…
[ SSS | TRN ]
Trinity Stamps Animal Crackers
[ TRN ]
Trinity Stamps Funfetti Love
[ SSS | TRN ]
Trinity Stamps Rainbow Stars
[ SSS | TRN ]
Trinity Stamps Patchwok Hearts
[ TRN ]
Jewel Picker
[ SSS ]
My Favorite Things Black and White…
[ SSS ]
Gina K Jet Black Amalgam Ink
[ SSS ]
Altenew Obsidian Black Ink
[ SSS | ALTN ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ SSS ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock
Sketch Copic Markers
[ SSS ]
Gina K Connect Glue
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn 1/4″ Double Sided Tape
[ SSS ]
*Gina K Comfort Blocks
[ GNK ]
*Tim Holtz Haberdashery Scissors
[ SSS ]
White Craft Foam
4 Bar Envelopes

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94 thoughts on “Tips For Kid’s Card Making with Guest Lila McGuire + GIVEAWAY”

  1. I think it’s great you include Lila in your work…nothing better than to share with your daughter!!!

  2. Lila, you did a great job on these cards. Love the designs and colors you used. Keep up the good work.

  3. Lila dis an amazing job on all her cards today. Those little Trinity embellishments are the sweetest accent ever.
    Hope to see more of your work in the future, Lila.

  4. Fantastic projects! Love the bookmarks and the clean and simple cards. Good luck to Lila with her lemonade stand.

  5. My granddaughter has been going into my craft room and crafting since she was 2. My children were early as well. I believe in letting them use their imagination and creativity in all forms of crafty goodness! I think your daughter did an amazing job!

  6. These cards and bookmarks are adorable. Sure looks like Lila is following in Mom’s foot steps. She did a beautiful job with her coloring etc. I hope she sells them all at her sale. I used to craft with my kids, but they are grown now, but in November I’ll be a Grandma and will one day get a chance to craft with her. I’m already making things for her to wear and for her room. Luckily my daughter in law is also a crafty person and loves hand made things, as does my son. I have a small canvas in my craft room that my daughter made for me that says “I got it from my Mama!” She loves crafting too, we just don’t get the chance to do it together much. Thanks for this video and sharing Lila and these cards and book marks with us.

  7. Love the mother/daughter projects. So creative and cute. Lila’s little hands are the most adorable little things.
    Wise is the parent who teaches children to give to others.

  8. Oh Lila ! You did such a fantastic job and gave me so many ideas. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Hugs

  9. Those Trinity embellishments are such fun. Loved all of the cards you and Lila created. Thanks for sharing your process video on this Anniversary Blog Hop.

  10. How precious are these???? Awesome job, Lila…way to go! Trinity embellishments are so sweet! Looks tiny enough to be able to go thru mail without any issue! Thanks, Lila and Jennifer…would love to more of this little guest artist! Blessings always!! MWAH!

  11. Lila is an excellent card maker and you can tell she observes everything you do. You are a wonderful example for her. These Trinity mixes are the cutest things ever and these cards are adorable.

  12. I can’t believe Lila is already 7! This post really makes me miss not having a little crafting partner around anymore.

  13. Hi Lila,

    Thanks love to see more Mother and Daughter cards. My Children use to craft with me when they were young. Especially my Son he had his own cabinet at your age Lila. He loved to raid my Sticker Box. Great jobπŸ‘πŸ˜€πŸ‘

  14. It was really cute to see Lila in this video. πŸ™‚ The cards you made are wonderful, and it’s really sweet that Lila will sell some of these at her lemon-aid stand. πŸ™‚ I love the fun bookmarks, too. Such a great idea to make them slide over the page to stay in place.

  15. So cute to see your daughter also enjoying this with you!
    You are lucky…….no little girls here, and the boys are only liking baseball! Lol

  16. Lila is SOOOO cute! And copying her mom leaves no doubt there will be the two of you doing more videos together in the future. Good job Lila!!!

  17. Those bookmarks are so cute! Congrats to Trinity on the anniversary. I’m always happy to support new companies like this. New stamps mean new ideas and more fun!

  18. It is so wonderful that your daughter shares your joy of paper crafts! She is much more talented than I am!
    I have been looking for a nice scallop border die ,and you’ve shown me how to repurpose something to match my needs. Perfect! Thanks!!

  19. i LOVED the ideas today, I have 5 grandchildren and love to share stamping and cardmaking with them all-2 boys and 3 girls . This is a must do for me! Thank you Jennifer and I enjoyed your daughters lovely tutorial along the way!

  20. I love the idea of having two bookmarks adhered on the top. It makes the bookmark sturdy and also secures the page you left off with this page in between the two bookmarks. My 7 year old also crafts with me occasionally especially when he sees me doing something in our known house craft room. He actually finished coloring a mandala using Zig Clean Color markers. He did this while I was at work since my table cannot accommodate both of us. I used to be very protective of my craft supplies from my sons. I loosened up thinking that with my sons using these products, it is a way of testing the quality and durability of the product. Also, if it gets broken or used up, it gives me a valid reason to craft shop =).

  21. Jennifer this video was one of my all time favourites of yours – loved seeing Lila’s adorable hands as she was creating. And she is so good at showing the colours and tools she’s using. I totally agree with you about letting kids use the ‘real’ stuff – it does teach them a lot. Thanks for introducing me to Trinity Stamps – I didn’t know them and now I love them! Those embellishments are just so fun!

  22. Seeing you and Lila craft together brings back great memories for me. My mom always crafted and baked with all of us from a very young age. The clean and simple cards you made are really sweet. The bookmarks, too. Love the idea of putting the bookmarks back to back so they can slide over a page. Seems like they would be less likely to fall out that way. Good luck with your lemonade stand, Lila!

  23. My kids are grown and gone but I did let them
    work with my crafting if they were interested.
    I teach a card making class and try to be sure
    that thek kids the parent wants to tag along is
    really interested. Nothing is more
    distracting than a kid who is bored.
    Love these simple ideas. thanks for sharing

  24. Yay, Lila! Love how you learn by copying your mom. Funny thing, that’s how my Sequoia learns, too, not copying me, but copying YOUR mom! Everytime she crafts, though, she likes to do the talking and pretend she is recording! Your mom is a great teacher, and you’ve obviously learned a lot! Way to go!

  25. Lila did such a great job with her cards. I enjoy your videos that include her. These cards are adorable and the charms are so cute!

  26. These simple cards are great for my dementia patient card making events at mom’s nursing home. Clever, easy, and will be so fun. LOVE your videos with Lila, so sweet how she showed the copic colors and her shading skills are excellent.

  27. Lila, I am so amazed that you are 7 years old and can color so well! I hope you will make more appearances in your mommy’s videos! Big hugs!

  28. Great to let children share with you in the craft room, ideal way to inspire the crafters of tomorrow.. Lila you for a fabulous job x

  29. So happy I finally got a chance to watch this fun video. Lila did a wonderful job! Those bookmarks and cards are awesome! I especially loved the stamp set you used for the bookmarks so fun!

  30. Love this video! Now I have another fun activity to do with my kids this summer! Thanks for the great idea and tips!

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