*Today's Guest post is brought to you by my long-time friend Kat Cowell*





When Roz asked me to do a guest blog for
her I was very honored that she would think of me since I’m not a blogging mom,
I do however LOVE to read other blogs in my spare time. I am a crafty person and
enjoy doing crafts with my kiddos so I thought I could manage doing a blog about
my card making with my kids. This craft project is so easy and takes very few
supplies to make.

Here’s what we use:

A seasonal stamp set or
two

Black stamp pad

Markers, colored pencils or crayons for
little ones

Paper, white cardstock weight &
various scraps of cardstock

Punches, scissors & straight edge
cutter

Ribbon, glitter or other bits come in
handy as well but aren’t necessary

Glue sticks or double sided tape (glue
sticks are cheaper for kids)





You can get most of these supplies at your
local Wal-Mart, craft stores or my website.


First, to make a standard greeting card 5
½ x 4 ¼ you cut a standard 8 ½ x 11 piece of paper in half, this gives  you two greeting cards out of one piece of
paper. We folded the card in half. I let my 11 year old pick out the layout of
the stamps on her card. After the stamping is done move the card away from the
area and clean the stamps. I’m using a cleaning pad and cleaning mixture on the
tray in my picture. With little ones the washing of the stamps is an important
step so you can teach them how to take care of the stamps. If you are using more
than one stamp pad color it is important to teach them not to stamp the rubber
stamps into a pad without cleaning them first. So you don’t have a black
sunshine in your yellow stamp pad, trust me this is NOT good
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Second, let their creativity shine… let
them color their card with their choice of colors.



 





You can have them add a greeting/word
stamp to the inside of the card and even add a stamped decoration to the
envelope.




This is the basic’s to making greeting
cards with kids. You can add item’s to the projects to make them more elaborate
or sit down on your own and let your own creativity shine.

To see more samples of stamping projects
you can visit my blog:  www.katcowell.stampinup.net


My name is Katherine Cowell and I live in Northern Idaho. I’m first of all a daughter of the King, a follower of Christ and striving every day to glorify my Maker.   Then I’m a wife and mother to my beautiful family.  I have 9 children, Richard 14, David 12, Jacquie & Katie 11, Jacob 8, Hannah 6, Ethan 3, Sam 2 and Bella Hope 2 ½ months.  I currently homeschool  6 of them.  In my spare time I enjoy reading, crafting & hanging out with my kiddos. I’m also a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator .




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