Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Children's Birthday Class

Well I had a lot of fun a fortnight ago, I got to do a special birthday class for six 9 & 10 year old girls who just love to craft! We made three items using one stamp set, three ink colours and some punches - kept them happy and entertained for 1.5-2 hours.

I did the die cutting before hand and the girls got to chose which embossing folder they liked and put it through the Big Shot themselves. The first item we made was a Top Note bag, similar to the ones we made at our World Card Making Event here. You can't see from the angle of the photograph, but there is a second punched pink butterfly beneath the stamped one to give it more dimension, only the central body of the butterfly was glued down so that the wings could stay up to give more dimension. The largest of the Boho flowers was also popped up on dimensionals to give more dimension. Each of the girls got a little wood mount stamp to pop in their bags to take home.

The second project was a matching card and envelope - I should say that although these were the samples I made up, the girls took their own initiative and made them up to suit themselves. Some decorated with the hearts not the butterflies or birds and they all chose different textured backgrounds, or sentiments, some chose to pop things up on dimensionals and others not - although everyone loved using the basic pearls!

They were really good about sponging their projects to add that extra depth and layering up the punched out pieces. Some used different coloured leaves or flipped the ribbon to use the plain pink side rather than the polka dot. The last project involved lollies (candy/sweets) so of course was popular! It was also the simplest of them all as it is a Top Note die cut piece of designer paper folded in half and embellished before being attached to a small cello bag filled with treats!

Stamps: Punch Potpourri, On Your Birthday
Ink: Regal Rose, Tempting Turquoise, Chocolate Chip
Card Stock: Pink Flamingo DSP (retired), Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: Chocolate Chip double stitched grosgrain ribbon (retired), Melon Mambo polka dot grosgrain ribbon (retired), small cello bags, Two-step bird punch, butterfly punch, Boho Blossom punch, full heart punch, two way glue pen, SNAIL, basic pearls, large oval punch, stamping sponges, Dimensionals, Big Shot, Polka dot textured impressions die.
Non SU: gold paper bag 

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