Sunday, October 9, 2011

Mom and Me Projects: Treat Cups, Glitter and Candy

Mom and Me Stamp Camp Projects: Build-a-Blossom Punch, Long Cellophane Bags with Candy and Treat Cup with eraser - by Katie Johnson (StampladyKatie)Stamping together is a great way to spend some quality time with the children in your life. *There is a joy in creating things together. *You gain new insight into your children's thinking process as you help them think through the steps to a project. *You strengthen your relationship as you help your child succeed at a task they perceived as being hard.  These events are designed to help build the relationship: parent/child, grandparent/child, aunt, uncle, cousin, big sister . . . what ever the relationship is, the Mom and Me Stamp Camps will help create common memories.

Stampin'UP! has many products that are well suited to
Kids Projects. This picture shows the 3 projects we did at the October Mom and Me. Would the children in your life enjoy making these projects? We usually do 2 cards and 1 3D item often with candy. Leave a comment below and let me know of any great Kid Projects you've made.

Long Cellophane bag filled with M&M's and Peppermint Patty -by Katie Johnson (StampLadyKatie)
For the candy bag we used the new long cellophane bags introduced in the Holiday Mini Catalog on page 11.  The flowers are made with the 1-3/4" scallop circle punch for the Daffodil and the 2-1/2" scallop circle punch for the Tangerine. We used the Blossom Builder Punch for the leaves. And our 3/4" circle punch is just the right size for the center of the flower. And can you tell from the photo that the petals are turned up?  We used the bone folder to curl the petals. I always try to include at least one punch art project. Check out this punch art car we made at the August Mom and Me event.

We used the 2 Tag Punches and the Linen Thread to create a little label. The words on the label say "sweet treats" and are from the Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes.

Isn't it great how well the M&M colors match the Stampin'UP! colors: Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight and Early Espresso. I'd love to be able to tell you this was all part of a grand plan, but I'm sure its just a happy accident. And some lucky person gets to eat them! As we make our projects we always discuss WHO we are going to give them to. I think its important to for kids to grow up thinking about sharing themselves and thinking about their relationships with others.

The bottom project uses the Treat Cups. These come in either round or heart shape and match our 1-3/4" circle punch and the Full Heart Punch. More details on this card in a future post.

The card in the upper right uses scrap Designer Paper for the candles. The flame was stamped with two of the petal images from the Build a Blossom Stamp Set. We used the 2-way Glue Pen and Dazzling Diamonds glitter to make the flame sparkle. A little 1/4" White Grosgrain ribbon sets off the Concord Grape card base very nicely.

This is a fairly new class with a growing list of participants. We usually have them the 2nd Saturday of the month. These projects went together quickly - the whole event is under 90 minutes. I like to design the projects so that each one is only about 20-30 minutes. If you'd like to share in this adult/child stamping experience then be sure to check the calendar for future dates. Also be sure you are on my Newsletter List so you'll get emails about class projects.

I've also done private in-home parties for your child and their friends. Contact me (608-220-3450) to see how I can help with your Birthday Party, Girl Scout Project or just friends getting together. Its all about making memories and building relationships

 And, speaking of relationships - feel free to contact me with any questions

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