For the Kids


I love making cards for kids, they’re so much fun. I recently made this dinosaur card from the No Bones About It stamp set for my nephew and he just loved it! My favourite feature about this stamp set are the bones themselves. You could leave the dinosaurs as a solid block of colour, but I love stamping the bones – and being a photopolymer stamp set, it’s really easy to do.

The colours I’ve used for this card are Cucumber Crush, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze and Pacific Point which kind of represents one each of the four basic colours but in a murky dinosaur way! The bones and ferns are stamped in Soft Suede.

PhotoGrid_1453257654330The stamp set also included the little party hat the t-rex is wearing on the inside of the card, which I embossed in gold to make it stand out a bit more.

The stamps here are inked with Night of Navy to give some contrast against the Pacific Point cardstock.

This card was very quick and simple due to the fact that all the images came from the one stamp set. My other nephew’s birthday is coming up later this year and I’m looking forward to make something similar but different using this same set.

PhotoGrid_1441753576498This Pacman themed card is from a birthday last year. Again the colours are based around those primary four colours and here I’ve used Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Pumpkin Pie and Gumball Green.

This is a punch art card so there’s not a lot of stamping, only the greeting. The ghosts are actually the upside down body of the owl from the Owl Builder punch.

After I’d made and sent off this card, the movie Pixels came out, which features Pacman and the ghosts and it just made me chuckle watching the movie and thinking of the card I’d made which was similar.

PhotoGrid_1441753483000And lastly this is a card I made for my niece last year, a towering ice cream cone, yummy! This is of course the very popular Sprinkles of Life stamp set and I’ve used the Tree Builder Punch to punch out the lumps of ice cream (they can also be used as clouds).

I used the retired 2013-2015 incolors for this card because they look very ice creamy and to be honest, even the names sound ice creamy – Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe and Baked Brown Sugar – yummy!

The lumps of ice cream were coloured in using my aqua painter which gives a lovely swirly effect and adhered using dimensionals to make them pop!

Birthday come every year and it’ll soon be time to create another round of fun cards for the kids 🙂

Astrid Bealing About Astrid Bealing
I am an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator from Brisbane, Australia. I’ve always loved all things craft and finally taken the leap into demonstrating the wonderful products Stampin’ Up! sell, which I’ve been using since 2010. I will be posting my Stampin’ Up! projects here to inspire you. I also hold monthly card and paper craft workshops from my home in Eight Mile Plains, and sell product Australia wide.

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