In my creative space today is a sweet treat birthday card idea. I wanted to make a fun, creative birthday card for Amelie's special friend Henry for his 3rd birthday this week and mulling over a few ideas in my head I came up with this idea for a yummy treat card. What 3 year old doesn't want a card filled with lollies! Here's how I made it...it was actually quite easy!
You will need
- 2 pieces of A4 card
- mini zip lock bags (enough for each letter of the childs name) -I got mine from a dollar value shop but stationery shops should have them too
- decorative sellotape or kozo tape
- craft knife or little sharp scissors
- cutting mat (or could use old magazine)
- small lollies (I used jellybeans, mnm's and wine gums but the smaller the lollies the better - mini mnm's would be ideal)
1. Using Word or Pages (or another word processing programme you use), type up the front of the card. For the letters of the childs name use a wide block type font and change the style to Outline. I used Gill Sans Ultra Bold. Another good font is Optima Extra Black. If the childs name is long you could make the card landscape layout instead of portrait so you have more room for the letters.
2. Print out onto one of the pieces of card
3. Using the craft knife or scissors cut out the letters like this
4. Fill up how ever many mini zip lock bags you need with lollies. Don't overfill or they won't lie nice and flat under the card.
5. Tape the bags to the back of the card underneath each letter. Next time I do this when typing up the card I will move the letters in more from the edge of the card so I've got more room to tape the bags down.
6. Get your second piece of card and use your decorative tape to join the 2 pieces of card together to make one big A4 size treat filled birthday card!
Henry loves fire engines so I found a poem by famous New Zealand poet James K Baxter, "The Firemen" and glued it into the card. I found the poem in a book from my childhood "Poems to Read to Young New Zealanders" (unfortunately I think it's out of print now.)
And there you have it- just don't eat too many lollies while you're making it like I did!
(If you want to make a smaller greeting card you could just cut out a large first letter of their name on the front of the card and use a larger zip lock bag.)