Friday, September 5, 2008

Girls Card Club Projects... and the other little owl treat bag

By now, you know that I share my love of card making and paper crafting with a group of very special girls at the Alden Road Exceptional Student Center. This past week, we had our first meeting of the 2008-09 school year, and have a new club president this year too (Happy Birthday Ciara!).

So.. here are the projects which we made in our club meeting last week. The girls were so happy with the owl treat bag that they will make several for their school open house too!
You may recall, this was my preliminary owl treat bag.. very simple and easy to replicate.

It was a fun day, the girls had an opportunity to use my new Big Shot machine and cut two samples with the Top Note Die. They also learned to score the top note die so that it could easily be folded in half, and punched a lot of paper too!


This little owl went to school and had a crazy day as you can tell by his cross-eyed expression!

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Basic Black, and Pumpkin Pie

Big Shot Top Note Die, scored and folded in half to make the owl's head.

Punches: 1 1/8" circle, 1/2" circle, 3/8" circle, and 5 petal flower.


This standard card was also made during our girls card club meeting. The simple thank you card features the new Ronald McDonald Set: Say it With Scallops (#111678, 4 pieces $17.95). Stampin' Up! Donates $2.00 from the sale of each and every one of these sets to Ronald McDonald House... so I thought it was a perfect set to use with my mentally and physically handicapped girls! The set also matches perfectly with the new scallop square punch.. isn't that fun? The girls punched thru the front of the card with the scallop square punch, and then punched the greeting with the scallop square punch. The greeting was perfectly aligned inside of the card by attaching small glue dots to the corner of the punch greeting. After closing the card, they attached the greeting from the outer punched window.. so now when they open the card, the punch is perfectly placed! We used the punches to build our flowers, and a marker to place seeds inside the flower centers.

Cardstock: Brocade Blue, Apricot Appeal, Bashful Blue, Whisper White

Stamps: Say it With Scallops

Classic Ink: Basic Gray

Other: 5 Petal Flower Punch, Scallop Square Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Bashful Blue stampin' write marker, glue sticks, glue dots, cropadile punch, and candy corn!

These are both quick and easy projects which use minimal supplies, simple enough for kids too!


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