This week’s challenge at the Global Design Project is based around the theme of Kids! Having four of the little monkeys myself, I find myself making kid’s birthday cards pretty often as not a month goes by without two or three party invitations coming in. In fact, my son is attending one this weekend and one next weekend. Never one to make extra work for myself, I thought I would kill two birds with one stone and couple this week’s challenge with the kid’s birthday cards I need to make.
I made a return to one of my favourite DSP’s in the current annual catalogue – Pick a Pattern! The colours are bright and fun and some of the patterns are perfect for Kid’s Birthday Cards.
One of the parties is for a little girl and one for a little boy who, as you can see, are both turning 7. So, I made a his and her version using different patterns within Pick a Pattern. I haven’t showed them to the birthday guest yet, do you think will he approve? To be honest, he’ll probably want to make his own!
I love this dinosaur paper and Pieces and Patterns, a co-ordinating stamp se has little dinosaur stamp that I used on the inside to tie the whole card together – too cute!
And look at all these cute critters?! I’m in love with the little bear – if I’m honest, I hadn’t even noticed that Pieces and Patterns contained the bear stamp, until my downline Nicki used him in our team swaps last month – just too cute!
Tips and Tricks for my Kid’s Birthday Cards
- Take inspiration from the co-ordinating cardstock packs that SU make to match the DSP – the Pick a Pattern cardstock pack contains Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo and Sahara Sand.
- ‘Happy Birthday’ comes from Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set and isn’t actually curved – however, the set is photopolymer and is easy to bend then adhere to a block. You’re then all set to punch out with the Duet Banner Punch
- I love using different die-cut shapes and punched shapes at different heights to create visual interest to my cards – I always have a few packs of dimensionals to hand!
I hope you like today’s cards. As always, I’ve included a list of all the products used in today’s cards.
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until next time, happy crafting