In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Day of Service, my kids and I sat down and stamped some simple Patriotic cards for the soldiers. These cards were super easy and even fun for the kids to make. We used the Illuminate Glimmer Watermark Stampin' Pad. It is a carry over from the Holiday Catalog. I love the silvery white look it produces. The Thinking of You is faint on this card but darker on the rest. This was the sample. I used the ink pad for this one but prefer the marker for this Shimmer paper.
For our cards we used:
Stamp sets: Every Little Bit (for the star) and Best Dad Ever (for the sentiment) stamp sets.
Card stock: Real Red, Midnight Muse, and Shimmer (retired)
Ink: Midnight Muse Stampin' Write marker and Illuminate Glimmer Watermark Stampin' Pad
We used the marker on stamp technique. It was easier for the kids and made them less likely to have an edge around their stamped image.
No one complained the entire time...well except when the six year old got upset that he was going to be the last one to finish. So much competition in our house!
My six year old did most of it independently and my nine year old even said we should do this more often. I agree!
The 11 year old? She's a pro. She could do this with her eyes closed but what would be the fun in that?
Our finished cards! The kids were very proud of their accomplishment.
When everything was inked, stamped, adhered, and written we had 9 Patriotic cards with personal handwritten messages of thanks.