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Childrens Birthday Cards can be quick and easy to make with your Big Shot machine.
"It's as simple as A B C, a birthday's more fun if you share it with me!"
Childrens birthday cards are fun to make when you have a Big Shot machine and a scallop circle die. I always want to take a special card along to a young person's celebration but know my carefully prepared greetings could get ripped and scrunched along with the wrapping paper, so why not make a quick and easy punch art card for the youngsters? These will even rock back and forth if you stand them up. That's interactive, right? Children like interactive things.
Here's what to do:
Make a hinge for your card base by laying one of your card bases on the scallop circle die, aligning the card opening with the bottom of the scallops. Where the card is folded, it will not quite cover the die. This part will form the hinge of the card and not be cut when you cut the scallop shape. Go ahead and roll the cardstock and die through your Big Shot machine.
You will now have a double scallop circle that is hinged at the top. Make another card base from the other cardstock using the Scallop Circle die.
Now take the #2 circle die. Cut four small Basic Black circles for pupils, cut one large black circle for the two mouths and cut that in two with your paper trimmer, then shape the top of each mouth with scissors
Cut a nose from the Peach Parfait cardstock with your 1 1/4" circle punch, then cut four circles as whites of their eyes from Whisper White cardstock with the 1 1/4" circle punch.
Cut a cookie with the 1 1/4" circle punch from the Crumb Cake cardstock and take a bite out of it with the Scallop Circle punch. Stamp it with your small circle stamp in Basic Black ink to make the chocolate chips. You can also sponge the cookie edges in Crumb Cake
Sponge around the scalloped card bases with ink the same colour as the cardstock (Poppy Parade red and Pacific Point blue) NLA to add some dimension.
The pieces should look like this:
Now you can assemble your Cookie Monster and Elmo cards:
I showed some ladies at my card class how to make these little guys and we wound up with such different expressions on each card. See what I mean? Even the decorated envelopes are different.
Here's another card made with punched circles of different coloured cardstock. I added details with a black journaling pen and a few other shapes for the hat and flag:
Now you know how to make some quick and simple childrens birthday cards with your Big Shot machine.
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