My kids like to make their own cards… or more accurately, I like to have my kids make their own cards for occasions. I feel it makes birthday wishes and other events that much more special! And how sweet is it when a little one can’t wait to hand you something they spent time and creativity doing? Love that!
My kids and I just spent the most wonderful hour making Holiday cards together! They love using my stamps. And the end result is REALLY cute!
Here is what you will need:
- Card stock, for cards and for stencil
- Precision cutting knife (Fiskars craft knife selection can’t be beat if you are looking for a new precision tool.)
- Stamps & ink
- Glue Dots® Removable Dots
- Glue Dots® Craft Dots
- Glue Dots® Pop Up Dots
Here is what we did:
Cut out cards in the size you would prefer. We did 5.25″ X 5.25″ as I had some extra square envelopes in my stash! Also, draw a tree shape on a piece of card stock slightly smaller than your card.
Cut out the tree shape using your precision knife. I did one for each kiddo!
Using Glue Dots® Removable Dots, place Glue Dots around the edge of the cut out tree stencil.
Adhere to cards, placing tree wherever you would prefer!
- Let the kids stamp like crazy! I had them use a retired Stampin’ Up mini holiday set. I encouraged them to use green ink for the tree and brown for the trunk… but you know, they have their own wonderful creative agenda!
- Peel off the fantastically removable stencil (thank you Glue Dots!) and you have a lovely tree!
- And now… BUTTONS! Using the Glue Dots® Craft Dots, have your child trim their tree with buttons. My little guy is still pretty young, so I lined up the button and squished it on the glue dot strip. He peeled it off easily and stuck it on the tree himself!
- Use a Glue Dot® Pop Up Dot to add a cute little snowflake or star to the top and have the kids sign their names! How cute are these?!
What other fun shapes would this stencil idea work with? A multi-colored party hat for birthdays? We are going to do a few more tree cards for my kid’s teachers! I know… a month early but it’s good to check things off the list!
I wrote this blog post while participating on the Glue Dots® Design Team.