Handmade Cards for Your Little Campers

  • Difficulty Rating: Beginner
Handmade Cards for Your Little Campers

Are your kids at camp? Let them know you’re missing them while they’re away by crafting this cute little card.

Sleep-away camp is filled with fun, but it can be a difficult time too when kids struggle with homesickness. Taking a little time to craft a card and send a little note from home letting them know they are missed can work wonders to lift spirits.

The color palette and textures chosen for this project can be very “vintage cabin” inspired.

1. Use your Fiskars LED SureCut paper trimmer to cut an 8” x 6” piece of heavy white cardstock. Fold in half, and crease the fold.

2. Cut a 3.5” x 5.5” piece of wood grain paper. Then round the corners with your scissors or Fiskars ¼ Corner Round Squeeze Punch.

3. Cut a band of coordinating patterned paper measuring 2.5” x 3.5”.

4. Glue the wood grain paper to the card base and the band to the wood grain paper as pictured.

DIY Happy Camper Card using woodgrain paper

5. Print out the sentiment “I COULDN’T POSSIBLY MISS YOU ANY S’MORE THAN I DO” on heavy white cardstock. Cut it out using your paper trimmer, and mount it on a slightly larger scrap of plaid paper. Glue in the upper section of the card base.

DIY Happy Camper Card camping sentiments

6. Use your favorite crafting scissors to cut out several “rocks” from craft foam sheets in shades of gray.

DIY Happy Camper Card creating foam rocks

7. Cut some tiny logs for your fire from the wood grain paper.

DIY Happy Camper Card creating fire logs

8. Cut a thin branch from the wood grain paper and a marshmallow from a white craft foam sheet. Attach your marshmallow to the branch with an adhesive foam dot. 

DIY Happy Camper Card creating marshmellows

9. Cut a few flames for the fire from red tissue paper.

DIY Happy Camper Card creating flames

10. Build your “fire pit” by attaching the rocks to the card with adhesive foam dots. Criss-cross the logs in the center of the pit and attach with foam dots.  

DIY Happy Camper Card creating a firepit

11. Glue in the flames.

DIY Happy Camper Card completed firepit

12. And add your toasting marshmallow and branch.

DIY Happy Camper Card finished card

Supply List

White cardstock

Plaid cardstock

Patterned cardstock

Wood grain cardstock

Craft foam in white and gray tones

Red tissue paper

Paper glue

Adhesive foam dots