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David Tutera Craft Inspiration and Giveaway

The kids and I recently had a fun card making day and lucky for us I had just received a big box of David Tutera's new card making supplies. We love to make our own cards! I usually don't even buy cards at the store because I can never find one that says what I really mean… so we dove into this box of goodies and got all crafty together. (Read below to find out how you can enter to win your own box-o-goodies!)

Box of David Tutera goodies
Box of David Tutera goodies

 

card making day using David Tutera paper craft supplies
card making day using David Tutera paper craft supplies

 

Pretty card made by my daughter using David Tutera Paper Crafts
Pretty card made by my 5 year old daughter using David Tutera Paper Crafts

David's 1-2-3 system makes the task of coordinating craft pieces so much easier, so you and your kids can enjoy this project together. You first choose a card base from the 1 category, these will be blank, undecorated cards. Then you select a layer from the 2 category. You can cut these or apply them to the card as is. You can even apply multiple layers if you'd like. Then you finish off the card with your fun add-ons from category 3. We even played with completely blank, white cards and painted them using water colors, glitter and crayons.

We started out with making a birthday card for a friend…

David Tutera Paper Crafts for a birthday card
David Tutera Paper Crafts for a birthday card

We started with a plain white card, added a dark blue reverse-scalloped layer and a white “Happy Birthday” die cut layer that my son colored. Then we added some stars. Voila!

David Tutera Birthday card
David Tutera Birthday card my son made all by himself

 

Then we moved on to making piles of Thank You cards. Recently both my kids participated in a fundraiser for their school called a Move-a-Thon. Friends and family donated money and the kids exercised for an hour at school. So, we wanted to make hand made cards to say thank you. We love to paint and color so we added this to every card we made. Here's what we came up with…

We got artsy with a ton of plain white cards and paper along with our markers and watercolors.

David Tutera paper crafts supplies
David Tutera paper crafts supplies

Then we got to work…

we painted the white card stock using water color paints
we painted the white card stock using water color paints

 

we drew on cards with markers
we drew on cards with markers

 

we added glitter to our cards
we added glitter to our cards

 

we added pretty accents to our cards
we added pretty accents to our cards

 

we tied twine and added tags to the cards
we tied twine and added tags to the cards

The result was a pile of fantastic Thank You cards completely made by my kids. They had a ton of fun without getting frustrated or tired of the creative challenge. We even had time to make a couple more birthday cards!

Whole bunch of handmade cards made by kids
Whole bunch of handmade cards made my by kids

Each card is completely unique and we didn't spend days making them.

Just using David Tutera layers and a red marker
Just using David Tutera layers and a red marker

This green Thank You card just needed a little paper cutting and some glue along with a red marker to write “thank you” to create. It took no time at all and my son was so proud of his fantastic creation!

Every Thank You needs a bit of glitter
Every Thank You needs a bit of glitter

This card is only two layers from the David Tutera system. We started with a plain lavender card, added a white die cut layer, painted the white and added glitter to the lavender. That's it. I think it turned out so pretty!

Sometimes I think the creative process gets overshadowed by the technical process of being creative and that's why so many people don't feel creative. I think if we take out all the complicated “how to” details, more people would just in and make something fabulous. I love these products because they do just that. All you need is some glue and scissors and you can mek your own pretty handmade cards in no time at all!

When we were all finished, my daughter and I made a fun art project using these materials too. Check out the David Tutera 1-2-3 inspired preschool art project.

For more great David Tutera inspiration:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DavidTuteraCelebrate
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TuteraCelebrate
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/CoredinationsPaper/videos

You will soon by able to find these products at Jo-Ann Stores

 BONUS: Enter to Win!

Win a David Tutera Prize Pack
Three lucky winners will receive a $300 grand prize pack of supplies from
David Tutera’s Celebrate cardmaking line AND a personally signed book from David!
20 additional winners will receive a $50 Celebrate prize pack.
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Disclaimer: I received a generous box filled with David Tutera goodies so I could share these ideas with you. All opinions and project photos are my own.

Jen is Passionate about Creativity. She is the owner and "doodle in charge" of JGoode Designs, a Denver based design studio. She is an illustrator, mixed media artist and creative lifestyle blogger. Jen has been a creative professional since 1998 but says she's been an artist since she was old enough to eat glue.

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