Recently one of my girls came into my stamp room and asked me when I was going to make a card for her. Her question really hit me. As much as I love to make cards and give them to people, I've been forgetting my children. Of course I give them birthday cards, but I haven't been making random cards for them letting them know I'm thinking of them or that I love them.
I immediately remedied the situation. I went to my stash of stamping supplies and pulled out the mailbox tins I've been collecting. Everybody picked out which mailbox they wanted and we put them in a central place in the dining room. I'm now using the mailboxes to leave notes for my children letting them know how special they are to me or thanking them for a job well done. I've even put a treat or two into their mailboxes. It lights up their day to come home from school and see that the flag on their mailbox is up which means there's something inside for them. My girls have even started making their own letters and drawings that they are putting in other people's mailboxes. It makes me really happy.
Here's a look at the set of cards that I made for my children when I first introduced the mailboxes.
I used the Scallop Notes II as the base for my cards. I used the Baja Breeze and Chocolate Chip cards for my boys and the Pink Pirouette cards for my girls.
There were only three card colors in the package so I made both of the cards for my girls the same. For each of the cards I added a small strip of DSP to the inside of the card to accentuate the beautiful scalloped edge. I stamped each of the images in a lighter color so it blended more into the background. I wanted the sentiment to be the focal image instead. I colored in the sentiment with markers, stamped it on a separate piece of Whisper White card stock, cut it out, and attached it to the card with dimensionals. I finished off the cards for my girls with a simple ribbon bow.
My next task is to sit down with each child and decorate their mailbox. It's just a matter of squeezing it in between homework, dinner, my work schedule, and bed time. If only there were a few more hours in the day.
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Stamps: Serene Silhouettes, My Little Valentine
Paper: Scallop Notes II, Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Parisian Breeze DSP
Ink: Crumb Cake, Real Red, Chocolate Chip
Stamps: Flowering Flourishes, My Little Valentine
Paper: Scallop Notes II, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Twitterpated DSP
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Dimensionals, Marina Mist Ribbon, Glue Dots