When Cutting Edge Stencil sent my package, they also included a small stencil for little craft projects. How on earth did they know I would need this? I have a toddler who thinks she is entitled to do whatever mommy is doing at the moment, so when she begged to help stencil my storage box, I grabbed the little craft stencil and set her up with a project of her own.
I think the practice of sending Thank You cards for gifts is a lost art that should be rekindled, so I am always adamant that my little one send Thank You cards after birthdays and such. I like for the cards to have some drawing or special touch from her, so our little stencil was the perfect thing to make home made cards!
I set her up with a few pre-cut cards (from cardstock), a brush, acrylic paint, and the stencil. For my storage boxes, I used spray adhesive to secure the stencil, but I was afraid that the adhesive would damage the card once I pulled off the stencil. So I used tape on the edges, instead. There was some leakage under the stencil due to this, but I also had to keep in mind that my toddler cakes on paint by the globfuls. I’m sure this attributed, as well.
Once she finished with a few of her favorite colors, I embellished them with things like cut out words from my Cricut and a little bow. Now her cards are personalized and ready to send! We may be making these in bunches after the holidays.