Monday, November 29, 2010

Featured Stamper card and a Fun Craft To Do With Kids!

Hi everyone! How do Monday's come around so fast? Four days off flew by! I did have time to play in the featured stamper challenge on Splitcoast stampers yesterday. The card I chose to CASE is THIS ONE, and here is my card

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I loved the way Kris had the little bow tied around the top of the bird cage, so I was sure to copy that little gem of an idea! My caged bird is from Squigglefly of course, and is drawn by Revi Devi Paat. I colored the bird with Copic markers, but that's the only coloring that was required!

The happy birthday sentiment is from a dollar stamp I got at Michaels. The pearls at the top really dress this up don't you think?

Now, how about a fun thing you can do with your kids or grandkids? A while back I saw on one of Squigglefly's design team members blogs where she was making turkey's with her daughter by tracing their hands. I mentioned to her a craft I used to do with my kids when they were younger where we used their hands and feet to make a reindeer. I told her how to do it, and then I thought maybe it would be a fun thing to show ya'll too!

I don't have any grandkids (yet!) to do this with, so I did the next best thing and asked my best friend if she would trace her granddaughter's hands and feet for me so I could make one. here's how Katelyn's reindeer looks

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Here's how you do it - trace the child's foot on to brown card stock and cut out. Trace both hands on a lighter brown card stock and cut out. I sponged around the hands with some Chocolate Chip ink, and I thought it might look cute embossed too but I haven't tried that yet. Tape the hands at the toes end of the foot and add eyes and red nose.

I made my eyes with two white ovals, and two smaller black ovals. The eyelids were punched out of two brown ovals and I used a circle punch to take a bite out of each one. I sponged some Chocolate Chip ink on that too and used pop dots to pop them out over the eyes a bit. I used a white gel pen on the black part of the eye. The nose was also popped up and sponged a bit on the edges to give it a bit more dimension.
I added a bow so Katelyn can have a girl reindeer!

Make sure you write the child's name and date on the back. You can add a paper clip to the back for hanging, or a magnet for hanging on the fridge. I've also seen popsicle sticks taped to the back so they can be used as puppets. I think it would be cute to trace the hands and foot, scan them and then reduce the size on your computer and make tiny little reindeer for putting on a tree or pinning on a coat lapel.

Today's Monday so that means there's a new challenge on the Squigglefly blog today! Run and see what Kim has challenged the team to do! Enjoy your day, and thanks for looking!


Kim said...

Wonderful card Holly!

What a great idea you have here. I will be doing this with my 2 grandkids! They will love this!!! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Love your clever idea for this card Holly!! Great use of props!! :) What a darling reindeer project!! So fun...boy how I wish my kiddies would do this stuff again!! LOL!!

Becky said...

What a cute card but I think that awesome reindeer of yours is the star of the show this morning. :)

Patricia St Martin said...

That is so cute Holly... I will have to try that with Emma. I get her tomorrow. She will love to do it. Your card is really cute also.

sucor said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely card and a great project for the kids!

Marlene said...

Adorable card...and I remember my younger daughter bringing home one of those reindeer creations. Now I think to myself - why didn't I think of that?!!

Maria Matter said...

lovely card, nice mix of papers & color combo!!!

your handy reindeer is so 'deer'! lol I miss doing little crafts with the kids!

Lola said...

Yes! Now I get it. This would be perfect to replace the turkey on the door. These really are great to look back on. I just measured her baby foot with her 3 year old foot. My how they grow and you don't even realize. The bow is the perfect touch.

Also, great card as usual. What a lovely image.

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