Cards for Kids...Using DieCutsIn my last post I focused on using stickers to embellish handmade cards for kids.
However, if you have time and access to a good die cut machine, you can get pretty creative with your designs, making your cards even more unique.
Train Die-Cut Accordion Fold Card
Stampadoodle & The Paper Cafe, my local fine paper and rubber stamp store, has an amazing selection
of die-cuts and fabulous cardstock. Bright colors and polk-a-dot paper seemed appropriate
for this one-year-old's birthday card. The window cut-outs in the train cars allowed me to add
sticker images and a photo of the birthday boy as the engineer!
More stickers for the front with drawn lettering, and brush pen for his name on the envelope.
Chorus Line of Kids Die-Cut
Another accordion fold card, this one utilized a die-cut silhouette image of five children holding hands.
Although each panel of the accordion fold repeats the five images, I didn't want the children to look the same. I drew the faces and hair, then my husband and I sat down to work together drawing
and coloring the clothes on each figure. No two are the same.
Once the kids were in place, I drew the balloons, signs, kites, presents, etc, spelling out the
Finally, the Neuland lettering was added along the bottom with a calligraphy marker, and outlined
with a fine line pen for a more playful look to these block letters.
Starting out with some great die-cuts and stickers can make the card creation process flow a little faster and easier than starting with a blank slate.
Coming up in my next post...calligraphy and hand lettering in cards for adults!