Stamping with Sponges

  • Difficulty Rating: Beginner
Three Father's Day cards

Here are some fun cards for the toddlers to make for Father’s Day!

I always enjoy using my paper crafting supplies and tools to create something fun with my kids. I love the big smile they have when they get to say “I made that!” For Father’s Day, I decided to help my children make stamped cards to give to their dad on his special day.

To make sponge shapes to stamp with, I bought regular kitchen sponges and die cut them using the Fuse Creativity System®.

 

Butterfly cut sponge

 

 

I die cut various shapes and sizes, and the smaller ones are perfect for young toddlers to hold and stamp with.

 

shapes of sponges by dies

 

I trimmed around the negatives of some of the die cuts to use as stamps as well. Using the Easy Grip Scissors I also cut some of the waste bits into small triangles and squares. These are great to stamp and create a background.

 

Cut up shapes of sponges

 

I precut some cream cardstock to fit a card front using the Card Making Bypass Trimmer. This trimmer is smaller and more compact in size, so it’s perfect for card making.

Then I pulled out the paints to prep for help from the kids.

 

stamping with sponges

 

And then I let the kids have fun with the stamps!

 

stamping with sponges

 

Once they were done, I added a sentiment to each piece of artwork and adhered them onto cards.

 

Happy Father's Day card

 

Now we have simple, fun and colorful Father’s Day cards to give to dad – and my kids had so much fun making them!

 

Father's Day card with stamped butterfly