Monday, February 17, 2014

Loads of Valentines

On Wednesday night I was given the opportunity to stamp with our girls club at church.  What fun!  For those of you who know me, I'm a mom to three boys so I soak up the opportunity to hang out with girls.  And oh what fun we had!  I apologize for the pictures.  They were taken with my phone, so the colors aren't that true.  :-(
Cherry Cobbler, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla, retired Designer Paper
This first card was made with the 3rd grade girls.  It was kept simple so that it wouldn't be too time consuming and not too many decisions to make.  Even so, I included the retired triple heart punch to decorate the inside with.  Some of the girls took that and ran!  They decorated the outside with a cloud of hearts of different sizes.  I love it when I can see such fun creativity! It ended up being a very cute card that only takes 5 minutes. 
Whisper White, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Basic Gray, Soft Sky
This card was made by the 4th graders.  While a little more involved than the 3rd grade card, these girls were done first!  I wanted to show them how you can make a cool background by inking up your acrylic blocks.  They loved it.  And after finishing the card, they all decorated their envelopes to match.  You should have seen their smiles!
Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Silver Glimmer Paper
The 5th graders made this card.  Still keeping it fairly simple, but showing them how to stamp and then punch out with a coordinating punch.  We also used a Dimensional to attach the flowers to the silver glimmer paper and Dazzling Details for the center of the flower.  Sorry, but the Designer Paper is retired.  Some of the girls switched a bit on this card, but not many.  We decorated the inside with flowers in the upper right and lower left corners.  They had the option of stamping Happy Valentine's Day if they wanted to. 
And the final card design was for the 6th graders!  Again a little more complicated to give them a better flavor of what you can do with stamps and papers.  The girls did fabulously with this!  Some of them were even able to follow the written instructions and complete it without assistance.  We used the retired Designer Label punch as a frame for the ticket.  Doesn't that fit perfectly?!  The Designer Paper and ribbon are retired.  Not very complicated again, but a pretty card.  They had a blast and I was able to also show them how to stamp and then punch with a coordinating punch.  Some of the girls started out a little nervous, but by the end they were all pretty excited!

Results of the night?  A success!  At least two of the four groups are going to invite me back to do the rubber stamping badge with them.  Oh how fun!!!!  Yes, I am looking forward to it.  :-)

Thanks for stopping by the Stamping Station.

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