Has anyone ever put together a card kit? I have a great neice that will turn 9 this month and she enjoys crafting. I have given her several crafty gifts in the past that she has enjoyed making. I have several Cricut cartridges and am thinking about cutting out some cute die cuts and putting together a card kit for her. Has anyone ever done this? If so can you give me some pointers. Did you keep each card's "pieces" together seperately in a zip lock bag? What all did you include? Should I make a photo of each card (assembled without adhesive)as a sample to guide her? Any suggestions for a pretty box or other container?
Yes, I did one for my grandson when he was about that same age,,,,I included A2 cards (prefolded) some colored cardstock cut to A2 size, die cuts, ribbon, lace, flowers (yeah, he's a boy, but he makes cards for GIRLS ) some metal embellishments, leftover embellies like K and co die cuts, stickers, etc that I had,,,,just a whole bunch of things,,,,,he has an ATG, but I would have included some tape runners if he didn't. I did include some dimensionals, too,,,Oh, and envelopes and stamps,,,,,
I wouldn't include sample pics, only because my style isn't his,,,,I let him go with it, and he did completely different things than I would have done,,,,,but he had a ball!!!
I used to do them for my sister's kids and for the boys I included stickers too as the boys I knew wanted to have it done instantly so I figured stickers would make it faster. I included strips of different patterned papers so they could make a card with a stripe of different paper on it, or many stripes, they told me afterwards how cool that they did not have to cut all that paper. I also included some charms and ribbon or fibers to attach the charms. I tried to use charms that matched a theme like animals or flowers then had pattern of die cuts or papers also with the same theme. I love to make card kits, I really enjoy it!
I forgot to say, the small priority mail boxes make perfect boxes for card kits. I take one and fold it together then decorate it with paint and whatever embellishments suit the person it is for. And Yes I know I am supposed to use those for mailing, but who is going to know if I use an occasional one for more permanent purpose??