Here’s a simple, kid-friendly Valentine card that’s good to do with younger kids. It’s quick and easy and turns a bunch of hearts into a flower for Valentine’s Day. Regular tacky glue and kid-friendly scissors will help keep the project nice and safe for tiny hands.
This card is a good way to recycle used Christmas cards from a previous year. You’ll be needing one with a Santa and sleigh, and one with a door. The slight pop up part of this card is on the front, which leaves the interior blank for writing.
For years I’ve been making up clue games for my siblings and relatives (that usually result in headaches for them as they try for hours to solve the riddles and get to the next clue), so I thought it’d be fun to extend a bit of that cipher-making into some Christmas cards. It’s just kind of a fun way to make your family and friends think for a moment when they open their Christmas cards. However, the riddle on this card is pretty straight forward and easy enough that there shouldn’t be any headaches involved for the recipients. Though if you do want to make it a bit more difficult for them, you can leave out the underscore completely so it takes just a bit longer to figure out what letter is missing.
Was just kind of in a cardmaking mood, so here’s another card. This one uses a cookie cutter cut out, and a little piece of cardstock on the inside to make what’s cut out on the top, pop up on the inside.
I was just having some fun with this card. I had some really small pieces of incense leftover that were way too small to be of any use to burn, so I figured, why not use ’em on a hippie-themed card. It also let me use up some leftover flowered cardstock that was too small to use for much of anything, but still too cool to throw out.
This is kind of a fun way to make a dream catcher card, and it’s a lot less time-consuming than making a real dreamcatcher.
Dream catchers are a craft originating with the Ojibway Native American tribe. They were often woven for newborns by grandparents, to protect the children from nightmares. When hung above one’s place of sleep, they are said to protect a person from bad dreams. While the traditional dream catcher is Native American, the concept of objects to protect a sleeper from nightmares is universal. Many cultures throughout the world have their own ways prevent bad dreams.
The Native American dream catcher consists of a hoop, within which is woven a “web,” and feathers dangling off the ends. This dream catcher is hung over one’s bed. Good dreams pass through the center hole in the web, trickling down the feathers into the sleeper’s head. Bad dreams get stuck in the web and disintegrate when they are touched by the first rays of the morning light.
Real dream catchers have a bead to represent the spider. This card utilizes a button. I’m not sure if a card protects from bad dreams, but as dream catchers are beautiful anyway, it works well for a card.