Sunday, January 23, 2011

Stamped Valentine's

Little ones spending the night is a perfect reason to make lovely abstract roses for Valentine's Day Cards for their Mommy.
 This Martha Stewart project worked well with various ages.  I had a 4, 6, 7 and even 13 year old interested.  I enjoyed stamping right along with them :)
 The simple stamping tools are easily made from corrugated cardboard and a wine cork.  I prepared these before the kids arrived.
Using a box cutter, I cut pieces 4x12-inches for larger rose motif  and pieces 4x4-inch for smaller roses.  After rolling up, I secured the tube shape with rubber bands.
The leaf stamp was made by slicing 1/4-inch from the end of a cork.
Martha suggested using an ink pad.  I didn't have one so we squirted some acrylic paint onto a cookie sheet and dipped the edges into the paint making sure that all of the edges were loaded with paint.
 
 Creative little people went to work on their pieces of card stock
 
 
 Even a thirteen year old had a tender heart about making a sweet Valentine for his mom.  When the paint dried, I glued them to pieces of card stock in a complimentary color.
 We had some very stylized creations, some random ones and all very beautiful and made with love!
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36 comments:

Lisa RedWillow said...

Looks like you had some fun and the children all look so happy. Wonderful Blog.
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Ann said...

What fun and such great looking cards. One idea and so many different looks. I'm impressed that you got a 13 year old boy to join in :)

Sue said...

Two words, ADORABLE!! PRICELESS!!.
Sue

Buttercup said...

The cards are sweet and the pictures are sweeter. I need to get going on Valentine cards. Have a warm and cozy Sunday!

Margie said...

I'm sure those cards will warm their mother's heart! What a nice surprise they will be ... and I LOVE that the 13-yr old made one too ... what a sweet thing to do!

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Olga said...

What a fun project! And inexpensive one too. Those cards are soooo pretty!

Cindy said...

I can't wait to be a grandma! You make it look so fun.

Carol said...

So sweet they all are! What a great project, and I am sure there will be some very thrilled recipients of such beautiful cards!

A Garden of Threads said...

I would love a card like that. They are adorable, Mom will be very pleased.

GrandmaK said...

Looks like everyone had a grand time! The Valentines are very nice!!! Cathy

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

That's the kind of project I would have loved as a kid. Loved stamping. We made ours with a potatoe.

Jeri ~ said...

Great post - the kids did a fantasic job --their Valentines are so pretty!!

Mary said...

Oh what a fun project, and they came out beautifully!

Custom Comforts said...

What darling little cards. Their mothers will be so surprised and pleased. What a creative idea.
Cindy

Diann said...

How fun! I want to come over and play!!

podso said...

These are very sweet and I think they came out better with the paint than the stamp ink!

Snap said...

what fun! I have cardboard ... i can feel some roses coming on!

Life In a Little House said...

Oh what a sweet project! that turned out wonderful. ~Love Heather

g.suzie said...

Very fun idea for the kiddos!
The kids look like they were all
enjoying this project!
sj.

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

What a great project...I know you had some happy kids...who wouldn't have fun with that??? Great idea!!!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That DOES look like fun for every age! And you're making memories! ♥

Jill said...

What a great project - fantastic pictures, and a lovely blog you have here!

I'd love if you came and linked them to my weekly "Round Tuit" post at:

http://jembellish.blogspot.com/2011/01/round-tuit-33.html

Hope you have a lovely week!

Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://jembellish.blogspot.com/

Carol at Serendipity said...

What a great project. I will save this idea for this summer when I have lots of time with my grandchildren. Martha has some wonderful ideas.

Carol

crochet lady said...

Cutie pa-tootie! I might have to try that with my story time kids.

Kathy said...

Oh how sweet! Love projects like this! These turned out wonderfully!
Kathy

Lady Farmer said...

You are such a thoughtful and creative gramma! Mamma will be thrilled with her lovely rose cards!
Blessings!

eileeninmd said...

What a fun idea and how pretty. I'm sure their Mom will be very happy with her Valentines card.

Janice said...

Great shots of the kids!

Mary said...

How adorable! I especially love seeing those nail polished hands creating :-)

Beth said...

The crafts are lovely, and the time spent with the children is even lovelier. You must have enjoyed your evening together!

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

This is such a fun and creative project for the kiddies. The note cards look fabulous! Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase - I greatly appreciate it. I'll be featuring this today. Hope you have a wonderful week ~ Stephanie Lynn

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This was a wonderful idea and mosaics! I'll save the technique to use with my grandson when he is a little older.

Cozycomfycouch said...

Really lovely!

Ann said...

What a great idea! I loved seeing the action shots of the children working so intently.

Beth (www.livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com) said...

Super cute! And I love that all your kids are working on it together! I am your newest follower. I'd love for you to follow me back, if you wan to =-) I also wanted to invite you to link up at my kid oriented linky party TGIF - http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/search/label/Linkey%20Parties - I know my readers would love this too!
Beth =-)

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