Sunday, February 20, 2011

Kids Craft Blog Hop

Welcome to the Kids Can Craft blog hop.

If you arrived here from Annette @, you are in the right spot.  If you just happened upon my blog today, you are in luck!! Please head back to Jen's blog so you won't miss a single project!

In case you haven't noticed... the hop today is all about kids!! My kiddos love to craft with me and I think this blog hop was a wonderful idea (Thanks Jen).

Both of my boys have a project to share today. Sorry that this post is a little photo heavy but it's totally worth it!

First up is my 6 year old, Owen. He wanted to make a set of six "thank you" note cards. He chose 3"x3" cards made out of craft card stock.  All the cards have a little white twine too.

Owen made a total of six note cards.
Owen's personalized stamp.
He cut the pencil from Simply Charmed and assembled them and we worked together to print the notebook paper and added the "thank you" sentiment on my computer. The font is Peas Bhea Script (18 pt I think). These were cut at 2 3/4" x 2 3/4".

Here is the little gift bag he made.
We used craft card stock here too.
He made a little gift bag with Plantin Schoolbook to put the note card set in.  He is going to give them to Ms. Corrina, our PTA president! :)

What a silly little boy! :)
Second up is Bryce, my 8 year old.  He wanted to make a pop up card similar to the one I made and shared last week.  Bryce is a major Mario Fanatic!! So it was easy for him to pick Mario as the subject of his card.

We printed all the graphics from a Google search.  I used Photoshop to size the images for the project. The front is two layers... one back ground (with black mat) and the close up of Mario is fussy cut and attached with pop dots. 

The inside features the pop up Mario and a Life Mushroom in the spine. We cut out doubles of both Mario and the mushroom so we could attach them to both sides of the pop up. The message portion of the card matches the background of the front of the card (complete with black mat) but I've added a little white box in PS so there is a place to write a message.

Inside: view one
Inside: view two
Inside: view three (this is the back of the pop up center)
Bryce needed a little more help with the assembly of his card, but he loves it and that totally makes it worth it!

Bryce's personalized stamp

Ha... his black eye is from running into the goal post
 while playing Soccer... he gets his grace from his Dad! :)
These are the stamps I bought for my kiddos.  They love having a stamp for the back of their projects like I do.  I think they were around $6... which is super cheap for a personalized stamp. 


Thank you so much for visiting today!! My kids would love to hear what you think about their projects too. 

Please don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win my blog candy.  It's a all-in-one scrapbooking multi-tool called a Cutterfly by EK Success!  :)
Contains a rotary blade, needle nose pliers, distress tool, tweezers, scissors, retracting ruler, paper piecer, embossing stylus, rub on tool, screwdriver and key chain!

For a second entry, "like" my Facebook page for my blog:
and leave a second comment telling me you did! :)

Have you been crafting with your kiddos???
 Link up to share your creations too!

I'll be doing a giveaway for the kids! :) All entries are due Feburary 27th, 2011.
Don't have a blog? No problem, link up a Facebook or Photobucket picture of the project! Please use a direct link to the photo or blogpost.


Georgiana said...

These are awesome cards. I wish I had my Cricut when my son was younger. I know he would have enjoyed making projects too.

Great job boys!

Kelsey said...

I love the personal stamp that your boys have. Also cute cards. How did you make the pop-up?

One Creative Teen

Heavenly Creations said...

I LOVE these projects!!!!! So awesome!! My boys would love to make these.

Tanya said...

Good jobs guys!!! Love them!! I bet your PTA pres will LOVE the notecards!! I thought Mario was about to jump off the card!!! Super work!

Melissa said...

WOW! Those are amazing cards!

lovescrapreflect said...

how cool were those cards so awesome

The Purple Scrapbooker said...

Wow - I have never made anything as awesome as these two projects!! The note cards are just great, the PTA pres. will LOVE them!!

The card is nothing short of AMAZING!!

You boys both did such a WONDERFUL job, you really blew me away!! :-)

Unknown said...

Wow two very awesome projects, made by two awesome boys. My son won't even come near my cards lol. Thanks for sharing. And thanks for the chance to win a cutterfly, this is the first time I have ever seen one of those. too cute. I am a new follower. :)
Melissa D

Unknown said...

I "liked" you on FB. :)
Melissa D

Tristan's Time 4 Craftin' said...

I like your cards they are good.
I am Tristan. I am 8 years old. I am in Montana. I made my own blog using my Nanas laptop she gave me.

Maybe you can follow me on my new blog? I am making a new card today for a challenge.


Nana's Craftin Buddy said...

Hello! I am doing this blog hop with my 4 year old Kaleigh. Her Nana made her a blog and Kaleigh made a card and it's been posted. While Kaleigh & her brother were at Nana's she thought if she made a card she could just join in.

Here is what Kaleigh has to say now ;) (mom typing) I like your boys cards they are very pretty. Thank you for showing it to me.
I sorry about you cat my Jinx go to Heaven last year to.


Please stop by her blog and follower her if you would. It'll make her day!

*Star said...

Wow! Those cards are amazing!! My 9-year-old son really loves the Mario card. He pretty much freaked out about it! The card set is so cute. I can't wait to make a set for my kids teachers. Tfs and have a great day. :)
p.s. Thanks for sharing where you got the stamps. I'm going to be ordering some for my kids.

Amanda said...

Your boys did an awesome job!! Thanks for sharing!

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Wow! You are an extremely patient and talented momma!! How sweet that they have their own custom stamps!!

Emily said...

They did a great job with their cards :) So cute!

Alex said...

WOW ! fantastic projects ! Wish I had some kids to craft with so I can join your challenge, but they are all grown now :(
Oh well I happy to see your creations :)


the condes at gmail dot com

neddie58 said...

love them both

Cricut Matriarch said...

WOW! These are awesome cards! Good job guys!!
Thank you for sharing.
Cricut Matriarch at

LesleyfromWI said...

Wow your guys did a fantastic job. I am really impressed!! Way to go

mlc_15 said...

GREAT Job! Your boys are very talented. Thanks for sharing!

mlc_15 said...

I am back after going to your FB page and "liking" it! Thanks again!

Linda said...

You did an AWESOME job!!!! i love your cards

Jennie Garcia said...

Amazing cards!! Love the pencil with twine and everything!! I love that pop up!! Great cards!! Maybe I'll do the challenge with my sticker loving 21 month old daughter!! TFS!!
Take Care!!
Jennie @

Cathy S said...

Owen and Bryce your cards are amazing! I love that you both have personalized stamps for the back of your cards that tell me you hope to be doing paper crafting for a long time and I hope you do. Had to check out Mom's pop up card after seeing yours Bryce...tell her she did a good job too. Thank you for sharing your time & talent with us today.
Cathy S

Meagan said...

Wow!!! These cards are fantastic!!! What an awesome job you've both done! Thanks so much for sharing!!

Meagan & Sara

ShersL84bed said...

Fantastic cards.

sucor said...

I love these awesome cards! You both did a great job! Thank you so for sharing them with us!
Suzanne sucor_2 at

sucor said...

I "like" you on FB! Thanks again!
Suzanne sucor_2 at

Unknown said...

What wonderful projects!!! Thanks for sharing with us :)

Barbara said...

Really nice!!! Thank you for sharing!

Anita said...

Your boys did a great job--I know you and so proud of them.

Kim said...

Wow!! You Boys are Super Talented!!! I have to say how impressed I'am with the great job you did with your projects!!!

Kim said...

I went to facebook and hit LIKE!!

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Love your boy's projects, now I want some children to craft with. I will have to wait for grandkids.

Katsews at gmail dotcom

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

I am a Facebook Fan also.

Katsews at gmail dotcom

Anonymous said...

What wonderful projects Cheryl -- your boys ROCK! You're such an awesome mom. :))
Those stamps are terrific....and I'll have to check into them.


quilt4fun2 said...

I liked you facebook page and am following there.
quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

quilt4fun2 said...

Owen you did an awesome job on your Thank You Cards! I like the way you tied string, made it look like a notebook page and the metal on the pencil. Way cute and the holder was a great idea.
Bryce you did such a great job on the pop-up Mario card. It looks just like seeing the game on the TV. The ? boxes are way cool too. Love the card.
Thank You to both of you for sharing your projects in the hop.
quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

Anna said...

WOW you guys have some awesome talent. You must take after your mom :) Thanks for sharing with us. Great job!!! Thanks for the chance to win. annadowdy at gmail dot com

Anna said...

I am already a friend on facebook. thanks for the chance to win. annadowdy at gmail dot com

Celeste B. said...

My name is Dakoda, I'm 3. The card is like Andrew's game. **Translation - My uncle Andrew loves to play Mario games; it reminds me of the games that he plays.**

My name is Taylor, I'm 5. I like the pencil cards and the purse (sorry, anything that holds something else is considered a purse). :)

Mom - You boys did an AMAZING job!!!!! I think I need to make some of those Thank You cards with the holder for Taylor's Teacher (although the PTSA president is a good idea too). The Mario card is AMAZING!!! You did such an amazing job!!! Great job guys!!!!!!! I love the personalized stamps too (I may need to look into those). :)

Celeste B. said...

Of course, I am a fan of FB!!!! :) What a fun giveaway. It looks like the swiss army knife of the crafting world. Thanks for the chances! They did a great job! :) Always such an honor to hop with you!!!! :)

Anonymous said...

what beautiful cards and talented kids! thank you so much for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I already liked your FB page! :)

- - Sheryl - - said...

they are so much fun! It's precious they want to create with you.

Kristin said...

Your boys did an amazing job on their projects! I love the personalized stamps you got for them!

ksully4597 at gmail dot com

Becky Dunham said...

Great projects boys! I love that your boys want to craft - it is so important I think to have something you enjoy doing :) If I can get my kids to do something, we will post it. Thanks so much for that opportunity :)

Crooked Scrapper said...

OMG!! Both boys made amazing cards and I love the fact that they both have thier own personalization stamp. Great job, Guys. Keep on crafting, you are amazing!!

Corrina (PTA pres) said...

I'm so lucky and treasure the cards by Owen! I enjoy the fact that they are so kid friendly and usable. You are one talented and crafty family! ~Corrina

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great projects! Your boys are very creative!

Unknown said...

Those are awesome cards. I didn't do any crafts like this when my kids were little. However I do have friends with little ones and I know that they would love to craft. As military wives you learn to band together and help each other out. This is what I plan to do is have crafting days at my house. Gives mommy's a little break. Can't wait to see more.

~ Creating a Crafty Life ~ said...

Your kids are so talented!!! I love what they created and I just adore the handmade stamps with their names on them, Great idea!!!
CreatingACraftyLife dot gmail dot com

~ Creating a Crafty Life ~ said...

I just hit the "Like" button on your facebook page :) Can't wait to see more of your creations!
CreatingACraftyLife dot gmail dot com

Scrappers' Ranch said...

Hey Cheryl

How adorable! I love the Thank You notes Owen made, this is something I NEED to make Oh, and I also LOVE Mario.. Bryce's card is too cool, now I must learn how to make one of these! Your boys are very talented.
I am already a follower of your blog and love your designs
TFS and a chance to win
Bonnie C