It’s time to make cards for our little heroes. Our children have been resilient, brave and understanding as they adjust to life in quarantine and isolation. Dance class, swim class, sports and extra curricular activities have been cancelled. So do playground visits and playdates. School is done at home. I have a 5-year old and all this time she’s been such a good sport about it. She knows the dangers of the virus and even though she tells me about a hundred times a day how much she misses school, her teacher and all her classmates, she patiently waits for the time when things get better. Next week school will re-open and she is thrilled!
Let’s not forget the babies who are born around this time too. They are being welcomed into a strange and different world. It may be a while before they get a proper hug or cuddle from the rest of their families.
Show your appreciation by making gorgeous dinosaur cards to welcome newborns or birthday cards that are sure to delight. Who doesn’t like dinosaurs? Creatures from the past capture children’s imagination. They are curious about their habitat and whether they eat people ( a question I get a lot from my little one).
This stamp set from Stampin’ Up! called Dino Days is a fun and versatile set. Want to cut out the images? Not a problem, it has coordinating dies. I especially love the tree trunk and the leaf. Stamp and cut as many leaves as you can so you can have them handy to make nests, trees and anything that needs foliage.
See the egg die? Simply cut twice and put together with a brad to help it open and shut just like the one on the card sample above. If you notice, it’s effective when you layer your stamping with Designer Series Paper and vellum too. There are so many fun elements in this set. I’m curious to know what you’ll create.
Order your Dino Days with Dino Dies and enjoy making cards for kids and the kids-at-heart. Send them by snail mail. Nothing compares to that special feeling of finding something wonderful in the letterbox. Children remember good things.
I hope that you enjoyed today’s card inspiration. Happy card making!