The following post is by contributor Mariah Bruehl of Playful Learning.
I am a huge fan of making homemade cards for every occasion. Yet, I often find that when it is time to get busy, getting creative, I have to search in ten different spots to find inspirational materials.
So this year, before the Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, end of the school year, family birthday card making frenzy started, I decided to put together a card caddy that would have everything the girls needed to make lovely and unique cards.
A card making caddy
I grabbed an unused utensil basket and gathered some materials that I thought would be fun for creative card making sessions. I started by searching through all of our craft supplies and was pleased to be able to put together a basket full of items that we already had on hand. It was fun putting these tubes (left over from our Valentine’s Day cards) to good use as handy storage containers.
Below you will find a list of supplies that we included in our card caddy:
- Alphabet Stickers
- Pressed Flowers
- Sentiment Stamps
- Washable Ink Pad
- Black Pens
- Pressed Leaves
- Blank Cards and Envelopes
- Tiny Sea Shells
- Metallic Colored Pencils
- Paper Punch
I must say that since collecting all of our card making materials and organizing them into one easy-to-grab spot, our spontaneous (last minute) card making endeavors have been a breeze!
What would you include in your card caddy?