Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Kids Christmas Cards

With everything we've got going on at the moment, I was thinking that this might be a good year for Amy and Jacob to (block your ears as I'm about to utter cardmaking profanity) BUY their Christmas cards. *gasp!* I know!....Can you believe I even thought such a thing?? I must have been closer to insanity than I realised! Thankfully before I could damage my children's sensitive souls with such a suggestion, they started pestering me to let them make their cards. Of course I said yes, as if no other option had crossed my mind...

Amy came up with this idea for Build-a-Roo when she first saw it in the catalogue back in April, and has stored it away in her little brain all year:
She stamped Build-a-Roo, and omitted the end part of his tail, and she has drawn a Santa hat on there. She was tossing up whether to put presents or the joey in the pouch, and decided on the joey for cuteness factor. The roo and joey both have Rudolph-red noses too! She stamped a snowflake background using Snow Swirled and watercoloured all the roos using Watercolour Wonder Crayons. The greeting is from the Window Dressing Hostess set. Amy chose Baja Breeze and Certainly Celery for something a bit different!

Jacob is a big fan of the markers. He has used my Bold Brights markers more than me! Whenever he picks up a stamp he always wants to make it multicoloured. He chose to use Christmas Classics for his Christmas cards, which was a perfect choice for this marker-obsessed boy!

All of his cards had slightly different combinations of stamps on them, but they were all coloured with markers. Jacob went for traditional Christmas Real Red and Glorious Green for his cards, and a traditional greeting too!
I was very impressed that they made all of their cards in one sitting (about 20 cards each). It took them a couple of hours, but they kept on going, and wouldn't let me help either!
Amy and Jacob would both love to hear what you think of their cards!

21 comments:

  1. Very clever kids. Must take after their mum!

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  2. Oh great work Amy & Jacob!!! Fantastic Cards! Amy, what a great idea for the Christmas hat on the kangaroo's tail!! Very clever!! I shall admit to suffering greatly and actually doing a purcase this year. I'm sorry. I hope your opinion of me hasn't dropped too far!! lol

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  3. Wow! Amy and Jacob, you must have been taking notes off your mum. Your cards are wonderful! You should be so proud of your efforts.
    Cheers

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  4. Fantastic work by both! Love the hat on the tail by Amy and great colours by Jacob. I am sure everyone who receives these will be mightily impressed!

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  5. WOW - very professional looking! Well done Amy and Jacob! Im sure your friends were impressed too!
    Lisa :)

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  6. Wonderful work Amy and Jacob! I can see that mum's creative flair has been passed down by the bucketload! Be proud kids, your cards are gorgeous!

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  7. Beautiful cards Amy and Jacob! Love the idea of the christmas hat on the kangaroo, very Australian! And the colours used on yours Jacob are very christmassy! Well done!
    Rachel

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  8. Jacob and Amy - you have done a fantastic job. You are definitely your mothers kids!!!

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  9. So, so clever you two ......and oh, I have a job for you both ........I haven't started my cards yet and I'd love to hire you for the day.. ...your card designs will do just fine !...my address is ...mum knows it LOL....

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  10. These are fantastic cards, Amy & Jacob! Good on you for making them in one go - you are both very talented!

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  11. We can see where they get their talent from. Well done to you both they are excellent.

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  12. What fantastic cards and great stamping. Must be genetic!

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  13. How old are Amy & Jacob? Their cards are so well-made and thought out. Great work and you must be very proud of them. Merry Christmas to them (and you of course).

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  14. They can make my cards next year!!!

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  15. Wow! Amy and Jacob they look great. You are both very talented.

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  16. Well done Amy & Jacob, beautiful cards! How very clever you both are, love the ideas on both xoxo

    cheers
    Adele
    xoxo

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  17. Wow what fantastic cards. I have brought cards for my daughter to write in and there is two days left and she still has not done it...wanted to make her own...maybe I should listen to her.
    Marls

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  18. Well done Amy & Jacob, you are a very creative pair!

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  19. Marelle, they both have obviously gotten your creative genes!!
    Fantastic cards....I'd have been pleased to do something this great when I first started at the beginning of this year!! Can't wait to see where they go from here!! :)

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  20. Wow Amy and Jacob! Your cards are fantastic! I hope your friends loved them too! Merry Christmas, Jane (Loganberry)

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  21. Well done Jacob and Amy. Your mum's talent is certainly rubbin off on you both.

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