When my niece is over to visit, she always asks’ me if she can help with whatever I’m working on (when I’m working at my craft desk). It’s always hard for me to say “Not, right now cheeky, I’m working on orders”, and I always feel so bad saying no because I know that all the stamps, punches, glitter, and things looks so inviting for young children—but if you’re like me, you’re also super protective of all the expensive crafting supplies that are used. She’s only 3 so you can image the kind of damage a 3 year old can do to stamps and things.
I thought I’d make her something that looks cute, fun, and important. If I’d simply give her a few pieces of paper she’s look at them in disappointment because they don’t look nearly as cool as the things I’m working on (and I know that for a fact because I've tried it before, haha)—she’s a smart kid. So, I came up with this cute and colorful DIY Card kit. It comes with the elements needed to create 4 cards; and, everything can be stored in a handmade folder. My niece doesn't know how to make cards yet but this is still something she would love to play with because these are the same things I work with at times. I think what’s great about this little DIY kit, is that you can make it for a young child or even an adult that would like to learn how to make greeting cards.
How I made it—I took 2 pieces of white 8 1/2” by 11” cardstock, cut them in half, and scored them to create a perfect A2 size card. This makes 4 cards total. I included some white envelopes, stamped out some really cute banners and added some sentiments. I also cut out some 4 1/4” x 5 1/2” pattern paper sheets, and stamped out a few images using my Lawn Fawn stamps—all the things one would need to create some fun cards.
I hope you loved this little DIY—I know I can’t wait give this to my niece. I know she won’t know how to make a card with it, but I’m sure she’ll love coloring all over everything and trying to make something out of it. I’m just really glad she expresses an interest in crafts—and as an avid crafter—how can I deny her that?