Thursday, August 23, 2012

Cardmaking Apprentices (Part I)

I think it's terrific that Simon Says Stamp is offering a challenge just for kids. Especially since there are TWO apprentice cardmakers in the family! I have yet to convince my husb to make me one :P, but both my grandchildren love making cards for special occasions. And what could be more special than their great-grandma's (my mother-in-law's) 90th birthday? First up is a card my seven-year-old (eight tomorrow!) grandson made:

Their G-G enjoys feeding the backyard squirrels, so it was easy to choose the squirrel from Stampin' Up's Animal Crackers set. He chose not to ink the "I'm nuts about you" sentiment. He borrowed his sister's Prismacolor pencils to color the image. Next a "tree" from the SU set Cheep Talk. (It was the only tree-like stamp I had brought with me.) Then we looked through my stash of die cuts and found this Lil' Inker Designs acorn. A little green cardstock through a crimper, some pop-dot tape on the squirrel, and he had a terrific card. 
Next up, my granddaughter's card Pin It Now!


Jessi Fogan said...

Now this is great! I love that acorn, and the crimped paper is an awesome piece of grass. Good work, buddy :)

Anonymous said...

Very cute and clever. I think your apprentice did a fine job.
Heather T

Heather said...

Such a fabulous card, I love your acorn and great tree. Your squirrel is fantaric!!

Heather xx
Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining us the Simon Says Stamp Children's challenge

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card G :-) I love the cute little squirrel and the acorn and tree are fabulous ! I am sure your Great Grandma' will LOVE this :-)

I hope she has a lovely birthday :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Children's Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Sarah J Moerman said...

Wonderful card! Cute squirrel! Love that he's got his eye on the acorn! Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Children's Challenge!

Marlena M. said...

Cute (from Amanda):)

Marlena M. said...

Darling!!! (from Shelby)

Marlena M. said...

I'm just nuts about it!!!!(from mallory)

Lisa Arana said...

aw, good for him! love the squirrel inspiration for his theme.