Thursday, February 3, 2011

Birthday Cards for Children

I pulled out Oh Boy, a clear set from Clear and Simple Stamps, to make some birthday cards for children. The focal images on these three cards are from that set.

First up, a train. So cute! I used the birthday sentiment from Papertrey's Birthday Basics set to ground the train, a variety of markers to color it, and a pair of brown brads to balance the image (echoing the wheels) and the sentiment with a visual triangle. Don't you love the smoke coming from the funnel? Too cute!


Next up, a puppy. This is my favorite image in the set...so very cute, and easy to color, especially if you leave him mostly white, LOL! I stamped the pup and masked it, then stamped the swish, which is from Hero Arts
(Friendship Messages, I think is the name of the discontinued set). The sentiment is from Papertrey's Mixed Messages.


Finally, a paper airplane. I colored it with two shades of red Copics (remember, I won three red Copics from Sue Berker's blog...very cool!). The sentiment is from the Oh Boy set.


I love this set for children's birthday cards!

Dee asked me what I do inside cards, and the answer is, usually, not much. I enjoy writing notes and leave myself plenty of space, but for birthday cards, I always add a stamped sentiment to the inside, usually one from Papertrey's Birthday Basics. I'd really like to start adding a little something to the insides of cards...perhaps a little image to coordinate with the outside of the card. We shall see.

I'm blown away by the sheer number of comments on the Give-Away post, and have loved reading what y'all have to say! Thanks so much to all of you who have commented. Remember if you haven't commented yet, you have until Sunday night at midnight.

21 comments:

  1. These are adorable Susan! I loved that train the first time I saw you use it, but I especially love the cute puppy card. And the puppy does look so cute mostly white!
    Love Shell

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  2. I love the commentary you put with your card postings. I am amazed at how deliberate you are in making your cards. I look at your card and I like it immediately, but I never 'get' that the sentiment grounds the card or that the brads repeat the visual of the wheels and add balance. I have so much to learn! Thanks for teaching. Paper Doll

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  3. Oh, LOVE this set of cards! And look at you with your fancy colouring!

    So cute and um, I think I need that dog stamp.

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  4. Susan, these are terrific cards for children! The paper airplane is my favorite!

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  5. love all of them. esp the coo-chuk-chuk as my little girl calls it :)

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  6. Ah, these are all so sweet, what child wouldn't adore these, it's perfect!

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  7. Oh, wow, I love that paper airplane and the card you've made with it!

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  8. Love these cards Susan--simple but so adorable!

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  9. brilliant cards. I especially love the paper airplane

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  10. I hadn't yet got round to thinking of CAS for children but ................ FAB-u-LOUS!

    Kathyk

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  11. Really fun and fabulous. I love that set.

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  12. Gorgeous, I love how you've mixed CAS with children's cards, it just works so well. Loved your train first time you used it and it's just as cute this time!

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  13. Is there anything you don't do well? These are so fun - and you colored beautiful with those copics!

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  14. Susan,

    I love you, but dislike how you enable me! I'd never heard of Clear and Simple Stamps, so this morning I popped onto their website and placed an order BEFORE getting ready for work! I've been on the hunt for a nice dog stamp, and the one you used today was perfect!! Only reinforcing your thought of having "not enough" yet too many stamp supplies!

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  15. Great cards! Love the use of the sets!

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  16. All three of these cards are so cute, but that puppy card might be the winner by a wet nose for me!

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  17. Oh my these are so cute!! Adorable images and great coloring!

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  18. Great selection of kids cards. I particularly like the plane and train! So nice to see cards that aren't too cute!

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  19. nice set of cards, Susan! ~
    I like the way the heavy border ties them all together.
    The train is my favorite, I can hear it now; chuga, chuga, choo-choo. :)

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  20. Beautiful and fresh set of cards - I really do love them so much! I love how you have such clean and simple lines Susan - and love how you manage to balance your cards so well with very few elements. Every time I visit here, I learn something new. I learnt today that you don't have to have ribbon on a card; it can look absolutely smashing without one! That might seem odd but I always feel like I should be adding a ribbon somewhere on my cards. Nope - not now. Thanks for helping me think outside the box! Always such a delight to drop in here. Thanks Susan :-)

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