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Friday, July 22, 2011

Kids and Cardmaking

Are the children starting to get bored this summer? Well, I've got the activity for you!

Operation Write Home always needs Any Hero cards/letters. Have your children write a letter and put it in a handmade card. Make sure they include more than just "Thank You". Have them write what they did this week, what vacation they took or are taking, their favorite activity, tv show, subject in school. Let your children send a bit of our wonderful country to the service men and women overseas.

These cards were made by the Backyard Bible Club Michele goes to. Of course you know who got to share her passion for card making with these great kids.
I pulled out last year's In Color Card Stock and retired Hostess Paper pack. With a 1/4 sheet of Whisper White as their canvas they punched out the shapes and colors they wanted and glued them on with our Anywhere Glue Sticks.

To make sure everything stays where they put it, they then ran it through the Big Shot using the Embossing Folder of choice. The final touch was stamping thank you from the stamp set Thank You Kindly and punching it out with the Modern Label punch.
The children ranged in age from 4 years (she made that pretty card just above) to 11; boys and girls; and many different abilities. They had loads of fun.

You can check out the requirements for Any Hero cards on Operation Write Home's website.

God Bless,
Stamps: Thank You Kindly
Ink: 2010 In Colors
Paper: 2010 In Color card stock, Hostess Paper Pack
Misc: Stampin' Dimensionals, Anywhere Glue stick
Tools of the Trade: Circle punches, Star punches, Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer punch(122464), Boho Blossoms(119858), Itty Bitty Punch pack (118309), Heart punches, Big Shot, Square Lattice, Perfect Polka Dots, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folders


Adriana Benitez said...

How fun and what a great cause. What a blessing for a hero to receive a card like this! And that 4 year old did amazing work :)

TexasGramma said...

I love how you've included children in your love of stamping. As a retired teacher, I still go back to schools and make thank you cards with students, and they always think it is wonderful!

Linda Callahan said...

Such a great idea - and they did a wonderful job!

Ann Schach said...

What a fabulous idea, Martha! You are so sweet to share your passion so generously! The cards turned out great!