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Scrapbooking Project – Child’s game

February 9, 2010

Today we’ve got a fun little project for all you mums out there!

Check out this cute spelling/learning game created by our very own Renee Ludlow!!

Materials: Photo Stand BTP (SB2069), Made with Love collection (papers, embellishment pack, alpha stickers, die cut elements), SB716 Blush pearls, A5 storage pocket refills (FD302).

I made this little word game for my daughter who has just started big school.  She already loves trying to read and spell simple words, so I thought a little game with her own alphabet cards (in her favourite colours of course) would be just the trick to keep her enthusiasm going.  The heart stand provides the perfect base for this game by allowing her to read and spell 2-3 letter words, and she loves being able to clip the words into the stand herself. I believe that kids should be able to have fun learning, which is the main reason I try and make things we learn at home more enjoyable.

Because this stand was going to be used by little hands the design was kept fairly simple.

Step 1. Paint the back and the edges of the base using lilac paint.  Do the same for the hearts.

Step2. Cover the top of the base using the reverse of Cupcake paper.  Cover the front of the hearts using papers from the 6″ paper pad and add embellishments.  Ink the edges using Brown (IP708) ink.  Add some and drawn stitches and glue the stand together.

Step 3. Using some of the die-cuts from the 6″ pad to adhere to the base of the hearts. Add some tulle, then using the Embellishment pack (EM907) make a ribbon bow and add the felt heart to one corner. Add Pearls to the opposite corner.

Step 4. For the cards cut 3.5in x 2.5in pieces of cardstock. Round the corners. You will need one card for each letter of the alphabet, plus double of letters like “f” for words “off”. I made doubles of the letters-b,d,e,f,g,l,,m,n,o,p,t.

Step 5. Cut pieces of the reverse Cupcake paper to 3in x 2 in. Ink the edges using brown ink and add to cardstock.  Add the Alphabet stickers to the center of the cards, and embellish with hand-drawn stitching.

Step 6. Use an A5 Kaisercraft pocket to keep all these important cards together. Cut a 4.5cm x 21cm strip of paper and adhere ribbon across the centre of it.  Adhere to the top of the pocket.  Add a rub-on sentiment and some pearls.  Tie a piece of tulle and a die-cut tag to the pocket and give to that special little child.

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  • Reply Denise February 10, 2010 at 2:14 am

    This would make a wonderful gift to give on Mother’s & Father’s Days. I can see this with the word MOM on it right now!

  • Reply Pam February 10, 2010 at 4:24 am

    What a great idea Renee!! can I add a little tip though? usually schools work in lower case rather than capitals-so that might be best for little kids.

  • Reply Renee February 10, 2010 at 8:20 am

    Great tip Pam. I did think about that after I had finished them. Maybe I should have added, that these cards could be double-sided, so uppercase on one side, lowercase on the other.

  • Reply Pam February 10, 2010 at 10:02 am

    That’s an even better idea Renee-you are so clever!!!

  • Reply Samantha February 10, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    oh i’m so loven this idea! My little boy has just started kindy so this is a great way to get him started!

  • Reply Anita February 10, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    what an awesome idea my daughter eve would love this…

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