These would normally be pretty fast and easy cards to make BUT was in a busy gym with all kinds of distractions. I teach several craft workshops for homeschool kids and this was VERY challenging. Normally I don’t like more than about 8 people and this was way too many and would probably not do again :-). I get frazzled easily when tryign to explain and craft supplies were being thrown around and have to admit I got a bit freaked 🙂
We did up 2 birthday cards and 1 Thank You card. I did all the cutting before hand and that was also not so fun.
Below is the THANK YOU card we did did up. They did up their own version with all kinds of variations.
I actually started everyone on with a cheap blank card that I bought in bulk from craft store. I had variety of coordinating solid papers and then a box of Basic Grey scraps they could use to cut out shapes and put a border along the side.
Solid paper was cut and pasted onto card.
Then a border using pattern paper glued on one side – they used paper trimmer and then decorative scissors to make the cut along inside and then inked the edge with matching or contrasting ink.
I cut out welded THANK YOU phrase so it would all be one piece with my Klik n Kut and had those ready to go all in blue.
I had a few Quickutz die cuts that worked well. I used my Quick Kutz Epic for first time in a long time . The first kid who used it turned crank in reverse and broke it,. ( Did I mention I had a bad day?)
I had a dragon fly shape, lady bug, butterfly and couple of others. I like the “flying” object shapes becasue they could bend a little and give die cut and card some dimension.
I bought a bag of buttons from dollar store- got hundreds of them in the bag and most were typical black beige and white buttons but had lots and lots of colours as well and this was a GREAT deal. Had each child pick out 3 buttons in different sizes that went well with their card and glued on.
The kids used cheap tape runners to adhere most and then some Tacky Glue to glue on buttons.
I had little stamp that said ” hand made by …” which they stamped on the back and put there names.
Some moms joined in as well and a surprising amount of boys really enjoyed the craft.
The card could have been done very quickly on my own and looks pretty good 🙂