It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players! LeAnne, in honor of her granddaughter Cassidy’s 4th birthday, is challenging us to create a Clean and Simple Birthday Card for the little ones. As I sat down to create this week’s card, I realized that I do not have many children’s sets any more. The closest I came was Sea Street, with its adorable Octopus. So, I put on my thinking cap, and he donned a party hat! Enjoy today’s card.
The Stampin’ Schach Design Tip: A Child’s Birthday Card
This finished card measures 4-1/4″ wide by 5-1/2″ long.
- Bright colors! I want the cards I create for the wee ones to be bright and cheery! So I stamped the Octopus from Sea Street in Pacific Point and the Fishies in Tangerine Tango.
- Balloons! Those octopus tentacles were just crying out for balloons. So I pulled out Sketched Birthday and stamped up three balloons in Rich Razzleberry, Real Red, and Hello Honey. And while I was at it…I decided that Mr. Octopus surely would look cute wearing the Party Hat. I inked it up with Old Olive, and added a Bakers Twine bow.
- Bling! I couldn’t resist adding Rhinestones to the trio of Starfish, which were stamped in Hello Honey. One is never too young to appreciate the beauty of bling!
I hope you enjoyed today’s cutie patootie card! It was quick to make, and easy, too! I find children’s cards to be a challenge My area of expertise was with high school students. But I think this card has a lot to offer in terms of a learning experience: colors, shapes, counting, and a science lesson! What do you think of today’s card? Won’t you let me know in today’s comment? And remember, if you ever have any questions about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away! Until next time…
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