Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Homemade Card with Layers

This is a quick and easy card that does not take much time to put together. A great way to show your kids how to layer. Not all cards need a saying, some cards are decorative enough by themselves. This card will be used as a quick note card.

Cut a piece of card stock at 8-1/2" x 4-1/4". Score in half at 4-1/4". Then cut out coordinating paper for layering of 4" x 4" square [which I did in a pattern], 3-1/4" x 3-1/4" square, and 3" x 3" square [the layers do not have to be card stock]. Layer the look how you want it to appear on the card.

Then cut out a piece of white card stock size 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" square. Use your clear rubber stamp and stamp your image onto the card stock. If you make a mistake you can always use the opposite side of the paper. I used the giraffe from out Circus Act set of our Bigfoot & Pickle Face Creations Collection. We used our child safe/washable ink stamp pad in black to stamp the image. This ink is wonderful as it is easy to clean up and is kid safe.

Lastly, apply to your card and decorate. I place it a bit off to the side and cut out some leaves from a paper punch I had and ran them along the side and bottom. There are so many ways to decorate a card, the best is to let your imagination run wild and have your children assist and make their own cards. Inside I put a white piece of card stock size 4" x 4" so I can write my note.

Crafting is so much fun and great relaxation and the best time is when you invite your kids to do crafting with you. Feel free to leave a comment about this project or others or visit us on our website or at our store to purchase your stamping products. All of our products are made in the USA. Thanks for stopping and stamping!

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