Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Watermelon Summer Reading Log

I had time to sneak one more project in... my son and I created this summer reading log featuring the watermelon from Doodle Charms.
I cut the watermelon from Doodlecharms at 4". My son helped design and assemble his reading log.  He chose paper from my scrap bin - the red black and shimmery green watermelon rind are all scraps.  The yellow stars background paper is unmarked but came from the loose paper racks at Joanns.

Here you can see the green watermelon rind, it's shimmery green and that doesn't photograph too well but it looks terrific in person.  We added some Glossy Accents to the seeds and I added the white gel pen stitches. The watermelon is attached with two Action Wobbles and it looks so cute! :)

We added some red and white bakers twine and a red button too. You can see the stars on the background paper here.  My son told me he wanted yellow paper with stars and I found this paper for him in my stash! Just perfect.

We printed the title directly on the yellow star layer.  Bryce picked Kristen ITC font (30 points).  I added a green outline to the black letters and Bryce really wanted a shadow layer so we added that too.

Here is the inside of the reading log.  I've included a PDF file so you can download it for free and make your own (or create one with your child). I used a saddle stapler to bind Bryce's reading log, but you can lace it, use a Bind-it-all, Cinch binder etc.

Here's a close up of the reading log pages.  You can see I just used some 20 lb printer paper for our pages (you can see the backside bleeding through a little) but you could used heavier paper if you wish.  

Download this PDF to make your own summer reading log:
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crazyaboutcricut said...

I can't even say how perfect this is! Another amazing job, and so great of you to share the file :) Soooo going to use this!

Jen said...

What a cute idea, Cheryl! So sorry you missed entering it at Cooking With Cricut. Our link closed at midnight EST (Eastern Standard Time).

~ Jen, CWC Design Team

P.S. I'm a new follower!

Carole Beath said...

Great take on our BBTB2 challenge. Thanks for joining us.

Chriss America Real said...

This is the most adorable idea ever! The great thing about it is that you can then put it in his scrapbook and he will know what books he read at what age! I love it! I wish I had a record of all the books I read in the summer time!

Hey, stop by my blog around July 1st I am going to be giving away a Mickey and Friends Cricut Cart to one lucky follower. Thanks! Chriss


abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great idea! Thanks for joining us over at the BBTB2! DT Member Carri

DonnaMundinger said...

What a fabulous idea! I always loved reading in the summer. Fun that the watermelon wobbles. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2. xxD

A Little Time said...

What a cute idea!! I love that reading log. I think I'll have to download that. Thanks for playing with us at BBTB2.

teachermom5 said...

Love the glossy accents and the twine. Super cute!