Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop ~ Kids Cards and Crafts


You have stopped here in a small town in the middle of the United States to see what I have for you today. I will try no to disappoint!

So, I guess it’s time to be completely honest with you all. When it comes to sending cards, I am the worst! I make cards all the time. I must have thousands of them. But, I never send them or given them to anyone for any special purposes. I do give people cards to use and I do sell some of my cards at fairs, etc. I just never thing to make people a special card for their special occasion and send it.

Well, that’s not quite right either. I do think of it. I design the card in my mind. Lately, I just haven’t had the time to actually sit down and make it. And, if I want to give you a card, I want it to be made especially for you… Not just give you one out of my stash of club left overs and blog samples.


But, I am going to change that… With these two cards.

The theme for this IIBH monthly hop is Kids Cards and Crafts. So, my youngest niece turned 18 a week ago. I guess she is technically no longer a kiddo, but I think the card I made for her would make a great card for any cat-loving teenager.

I CASE’d (Copy And Share Everything or Copy And Selectively Edit) a card by Debra Harrison. But, I turned it into a gift card holder…

Whoa, what?!?

Yep!!! Check it out!

The gift card portion was inspired by Kat Kalthoff. I adapted her directions to suit my needs. It slides up when you open the card! What teenager wouldn’t like a fun gift card holder?

Here’s another shot of the inside with the fancy gift card removed!

And my mandatory close-up shot…

No, I didn’t do a tutorial for this card, but I do have some measurements for you and some photos to help out.

Base: 4-1/4″ x 11 scored at 3-1/2″ and 9″

  • Smokey Slate Base: 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored at 3-1/2″ and 9″
  • Purple Posy Inside: 4-1/8″ x 7″, scored at /2″ and 5″. (Note: measurement is wrong on photo!)
  • Layers: Purple Posy: 3-3/8″ x 4-1/8″and 1-7/8″ x 4-1/8″; Highland Heather: 3-1/4″ x 4″ a 1-3/4″ x 4″; and Whisper White: 3-3/8″ x 3-7/8″ – you will trim 1/2″ off after stamping.

And a couple tips… Use Tombow Multi-purpose glue or Tear and Tape to adhere the inside gift card inser to the card base. This will giveitthestrength needed to open and close multiple times as your teen shows off the card to all her friends!

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Well, I had better go get the real gift card and out this in the mail to her! Time for you to hop along down the line…

Until next time… keep it simple, Stampers!

🙂 Joanne

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