Sunday, January 24, 2016

Coloring Pages to Cards

I'm sure most of you are aware of the current "Adult Coloring Book" trend.
I have always loved to color (my sister-in-law and I used to buy coloring books and color together as "newlyweds." We had lots of fun experimenting with shading and combining colors!)
Anyway, I got to thinking about using coloring pages to create postcards --- especially
 inspirational coloring pages.
I LOVE Karla Dornacher's Designs and was delighted to find two of her coloring books as digital downloads!
(Here's her shop on Etsy)
The awesome thing about them being digital is that I can print them over and over again and make an unlimited amount of cards/postcards!
I printed most of the pages to use as postcards, but while I was experimenting with sizing I got a few too small. No problem - I just turned those into card fronts!
The book (or download) comes with 8 bookmarks as well!
You can color them and use them like they are or mat them on cardstock for some extra stability and color pop!
They make great "tuck-ins" for your cards.
If you're sending to a child or someone else who likes to color - just print and slip them into the card "as is."
I plan to use these for the Shelter: Postmarked ministry!
(The book I bought was "Forget Not All His Benefits"  - she also has one called "Simple Blessings" as an instant download.)

(You can find a page of Karla Dornacher FREEBIES here.)
Supplies and Tools: Karla Dornacher Coloring Book, Colored Pencils, Sharpie Markers, White/black Cardstock, Postcard Stamp, Scallops Embossing Folder (Sizzix)

There are also a lot of FREE coloring pages on-line.
I made the "color-me" kids cards (below) from freebies found here.
Instead of me coloring these before I send them, I'll be sending them in black and white and pairing them with with a gift of crayons, colored pencils, or Twistables.

This post linked to:
Roses of Inspiration


Conniecrafter said...

I love the ones that are small enough to put on cards, such pretty coloring, and I love the idea of sending them plain so the person can coloring themselves, great idea and thanks for sharing links!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What a great idea! I love coloring, too, and I appreciate you sending the links for these. What a great little gift idea to send the black a white cards and some marker, colored pencils or crayons. ❤️

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

So cute and pretty. I've been adding some colored images to my cards. Fun! Visiting from Roses of Inspiration.

Debby Ray said...

Oh, I really like these and have gotten into the coloring books too as you may know. I really like the smaller ones for cards and I may check into that download! Thanks for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

I love the idea of giving the colorable cards with crayons or colored pencils for children. Thanks for sharing the inspiration!

Kim said...

Isn't it wonderful that we adults can revisit the fun we used to have as children in colouring in all these gorgeous books that are available for adults today. I used to sit for hours as a child and colour in with my pack of 12 Derwent studio coloured pencils. I always found it so relaxing and fun. I love that you are making sweet cards from these cards...and what a great idea to send blank ones as well.

Stephanie said...

These are so pretty, my friend! My mom loves to color and has been quite addicted the adult coloring books. I will have to let her know about these sweet cards.

Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs!

Anne Payne said...

Oh, thank you for posting your coloring creations! Karla's designs are amazing. And you did a great job! I have several adult coloring books. It's fun and relaxing. Visiting from Roses of Inspiration :)

Andy said...

Great post and very creative idea. If you need more coloring pages then I would recommend:
This is my favourite:)