Art Project #51: Making Homemade Cards

The younger boys had been asking if they could make cards.  I had no arts and crafts projects planned for our 100 Days of Art so I said sure!

My craft room isn't that large though so I told them they would have to work one at a time.  

Evan wanted to go first and he wanted to make a card that used my Cricut.  The boys just love watching my Cricut at work!

Evan decided to make two cards; one for each of his brothers.  He also decided they were going to Christmas cards.  We started with the card base.  He chose red for them both.  

We folded the cards and then he picked a polar bear for the front of Ian's card and a penguin for Alec's card.  We cut them both out of white. We cut a second penguin out of black so we could add more detail. 

We added glitter and dimension to each cut out too. 

Adding details to the penguin; isn't he darling?!

Using the tape runner to put the card all together. 
Then Alec got his turn in the craft room.  He decided to make a card that combined rubber stamps and my Cricut.  He cut out a branch and an owl using brown cardstock then decided to use one of my punches to make a moon.  He filled in the whole background with a star stamp.

Stamping away 
Their completed cards:

Our other art projects:
Project 1: Painting with Hexbugs
Project 2: Tissue paper flowers
Project 3: Star Wars Crafts
Project 4: Watercolor compass circles
Project 5: Floral pens
Project 6: Watercolor outlines
Project 7: Scratch art jellyfish
Project 8: Oil pastel flowers
Project 9: Fingerprint dandelions 
Project 10: Beaded Sun Catchers
Project 11: Bird Crafts and Snacks
Project 12: Color Mixing Butterflies
Project 13: Water Gun Art 
Project 14: Using Watercolor Kits
Project 15: Dragonfly Silhouette Paintings 
Project 16: Painting Pet Rocks
Project 17: Spray Paint Resist 
Project 18: Water Bottle Windsock 
Project 19: Stained Glass Kits 
Project 20: Tin Can Windsock
Project 21: Firework Glue Art
Project 22: Qixel Art
Project 23: Makit Bakit Kits 
Project 24: Wood Burning Project 
Project 25: Making Our Own Raft
Project 26: Spray Painted Canvas
Project 27: Paper Bowl Jellyfish 
Project 28: Tin Foil Art
Project 29: Oil Pastel Bubbles
Project 30: Chalk Pastel Paintings 
Project 31: Washi Tape Votive Holders
Project 32: Drip Painted Pots
Project 33: Sun Art 
Project 34: Tissue Paper Transfer
Project 35: Stained Glass Class
Project 36: Visiting the Art Museum 
Project 37: Taking an Art Class
Project 38: Making Minecraft T-shirts
Project 40: How to Draw Books
Project 41: Wax Resist Watercolors
Project 42: Splatter Paint on Canvas
Project 43: Fine Line Fall Leaves Drawings
Project 44: Fairy Village Trip
Project 45: Oil Pastel Resist Leaves
Project 46: Tissue Paper Leaf Art
Project 47: Bat Silhouette Paintings
Project 48: Beginner Photography 
Project 49: Making Harry Potter Wands
Project 50: Making Cat Faces


  1. Oh my word the glitter! so pretty!!

    1. I am a sucker for glitter! I can not resist and so I was thrilled to add a bit of shine to his cards with him.

  2. Handmade cards aer the best. You're brave to bring out the glitter! They turned out great

    1. They are actually neater with the glitter than I am! I am usually covered.

  3. You've all been busy!! I love handmade cards - never heard of a Cricut.

    1. Oh we just love our cricut! It's an automated die cut machine and it works wonderful for cutting out all sorts of wonderful shapes and embellishments.

  4. Beautiful! We'll be making some cards this week too, to send back home :)

    1. Aw, I bet they'll be well received. I love getting non-bill mail.


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