Cards for Kids and Teenages

Having got nephews and a niece, ranging in age between 3 and 21 at the moment, I need to cater for some wide ranging tastes when it comes to cards for birthdays, etc.  I’ve found that CUP has such a wide range of images and styles that it’s difficult to choose which sheets to buy and even more difficult to choose which ones to put up in this blog.

Cards with some movement are always a good bet I’ve found.

1Bunny Birthday Slider2Cute teddy with strawberries spring card3Fisherman slider4Blue Butterfly Waterfall5All at Sea- wavy penny slider

  1. Bunny Birthday Slider by Mary Jane Harris (The rabbit shape is quite rounded so wasn’t too difficult to cut out and the inside of the slider mechanism was cut with a craft knife.)
  2. Cute teddy with strawberries spring card by Ammie Sanders (Only straight edges for cutting and scoring on this card and kids are fascinated when they press it down and it bounces back up again.)
  3. Fisherman slider by Kristin Guyer (The fish is the most fiddly thing to cut out for this card.  I used clear acetate with a tab at the end as the mechanism so kids can pull it in and out to make the fish move.)
  4. Blue Butterfly Waterfall by Russ Smith (Another movement card with something for the kids to pull.  The addition of glitter on a card seems to go down well with youngsters as well.)
  5. All at Sea- wavy penny slider by Sue Foord (Some use of a craft knife was needed to cut out the inside pieces for this card, although none of it was very intricate, so it does require a bit more dexterity than some of the others.)

Cute animals or bright colours also seem to go down well with both young boys and girls:

1Giraffe Pyramid2Hide an’ Seek3Clown with Cake -Easy Card Front with decoupage4Noahs Ark Deckle Edge Corner Stacker5Bubble Boy quick card

  1. Giraffe Pyramid by Chris Harland (Straight edges only to cut out this pyramid, together with an oval greetings panel.  I didn’t use all the layers for this card but did put some small googly eyes over the giraffe’s eyes.)
  2. Hide an’ Seek by Carol Brown (Straight cutting only to make this card as well.  Added the same type of small googly eyes over the snakes eyes in this one.)
  3. Clown with Cake -Easy Card Front with decoupage by Margaret Jones (There is some cutting out for the decoupage element of this card if you want to build up the image, although I didn’t bother with the candles and the rest of the elements were reasonably easy to cut.)
  4. Noahs Ark Deckle Edge Corner Stacker by Emma Bee (If you can cut out the deckle edge you’ll be fine with this card and it ticks the boxes of being both bright and have cute animals.)
  5. Bubble Boy quick card by Chris Harland (Some finer cutting around was required for this card, although I certainly didn’t cut around the layer of bubbles on its own or the water spurting from the elephant’s trunk on the second layer.  Some Flowersoft and glaze give added texture to the card.)

Teenage girls are another matter altogether!  Lounging around, makeup, dressing up or dressing down are all safe bets, depending on the teenager herself of course:

1Friends Out On The Town2Relaxing Teenager Twisted Pyramid3Ladies Accessories Tri Fold Quick Card4Glamour Print and CUT5Cool Teenage Girl

  1. Friends Out On The Town by Angela Wake (An easy to cut tri-fold card.)
  2. Relaxing Teenager Twisted Pyramid by Sheila Rodgers (Only straight edges to cut for this card.  Does it remind you of anybody you know?!)
  3. Ladies Accessories Tri Fold Quick Card by Lorraine Smith (Another easy to cut tri-fold card. More “posh” than the clothes worn in the first one of this group.)
  4. Glamour Print and CUT by Luanne Collins (No cutting involved with this sheet of makeup related items as it’s a sheet to be cut out using a Craft Robo.  The images can be put together however you like, on whatever style of card fold you like.)
  5. Cool Teenage Girl by Deborah Davies (Again a sheet with only straight cutting required for this card.)

For teenage boys it appears to be either TV, sports, or an obsession with getting their first motor vehicle and going fast:

1Out of Control 12Football Cut and Fold Card3Biker4Funny car topper5Lager Diamond Top

  1. Out of Control 1 by Stephen Ingram (This card only requires straight cutting and brings to mind the Dr Who program.)
  2. Football Cut and Fold Card by Carol Clarke (This is a simple print, cut and fold card, but it can be decorated with matching twisted spiral sheet cup95482_359 like I’ve done in this instance.  A good sheet to have on your PC ready for a card for any male in case you find you’ve forgotten somebody and need a card in a hurry.)
  3. Biker by Sheila Wilks (The top biker layer requires some more intricate cutting out, but it is mostley rounded curves not fine details, however a nice card can be made with just the backing and the main topper image.)
  4. Funny car topper by Sharon Poore (It may be to do with the area we live in in West Wales, but there is a need to get independent and mobile as soon as possible so youngsters try to get their own car as soon as they pass their test and that car can look pretty beat up!)
  5. Lager Diamond Top by Diana Hutchinson (The older teens also have an unhealthy preoccupation with going out drinking, which is really unsafe if he also has a preoccupation with speed.)