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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Kids & Cards ~ Introducing Michele

Today's challenge at Pals Paper Arts is a technique challenge using punches.
It just so happened my 9 year old, Michele, wanted to make a card yesterday for her sister in college. Yesterday's post featured Rachel's card to her.
Michele saw a card in an old Stampin'Up! magazine, Stampin' Success by Jackie Topa (June 2010). This card is cased from Jackie's and was created by Michele.
I remember the early days of our homeschooling. The three older ones learned writing by copying parts of some great writers' works. I think the same can be said here. Children can learn card making skills by copying other's cards. (This is true for me too. I am proud to be a "Creative Copier"!)
  • Michele looked through magazines and found the project she wanted to create.
  • We looked at it together and decided how it was made
  • We located all her supplies
  • I used the Tabletop Paper Cutter
  • Michele did the rest; stamping, sponging, laying it out, gluing it down, & adding the details
  • I answered questions and made a few suggestions
As she worked on her card she began to make changes like putting a palm tree in the window for a backgound. I showed her how to mask it. I had her use Dotto so she could pull things up if she needed to. It worked great and alleviated much frustration.

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I hope you enjoyed today's project. Both girls would love to read your comments so, please leave one before you go! Have a great day!

God Bless,
Stamps: Three Little Words, Tropical Party(retired)
Ink: Garden Green, Crumb Cake, Elegant Eggplant, Early Espresso, 'Rose Red, and Sahara Sand Stampin' Write Markers
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Garden Green, Whisper White card stock, Woodland Walk Designer Series Paper
Misc: Dotto, Stampin' Dimensionals
Tools of the Trade: 1 1/4" Circle punch, Small Oval punch, 1/2" Circle punch, Boho Blossoms punch, 1/4" Circle punch(retired), Paper Snips, Tabletop Paper Cutter


Mary Fish said...

So cute!

Hugs, M

Ann Schach said...

Michele is definitely going to be a super stamper!Such an adorable card!

Kristie said...

This is so cute!! She did a great job :)

Melanie C said...

So cute Martha!!! She did a great job! Thank you both for playing along with Pals Paper Arts this week.

Marci said...

It was great to see your cards, Rachel and Michele. I have been working with my Grandboys with stamping and scrapping and this will be fun to show them. Marci

lisa808 said...

What a fun card! tfs

Linda Callahan said...

Michele did a great job - a chip off the old ink pad!

Carla Bazhenow said...

Michele's card is fabulous!!! I love her card, she did a spectacular job!!! Hugs,

Adriana Benitez said...

Wow! Great card Michele! You make beautiful cards just like your mom and sister :)