Saturday, 27 November 2021

Day 27 at Beccy's Place - X is for X-treme

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I'm not colouring at the moment but I am working on Christmas craft projects for creative little hands around our neighbourhood ... the endless months of Covid-19 lockdowns has brought our community much closer and I look forward to sharing more crafty adventures with them over the coming weekends and school holidays now that restrictions have eased.

Beccy's prompt for Day 27 is the letter "X"
(Beccy's post with "X" inspiration words and delightful
X-Press It blending card kangaroo card to inspire is HERE)

My "X" kids Christmas activity kit is for X-treme snowflakes.


These snowflake ornaments are X-treme because, apart from being X-tremely beautiful, they start with four craft sticks glued to make two X's and they're X-tremely fun to make.  The X's are glued together to make the snowflake base and your imagination is stretched to the X-treme with all the embellishment options at your fingertips!


I was quite conservative with my design, painting the craft sticks white, topping with white glitter paint They needed to be painted white underneath because the white glitter paint I have is almost transparent and I didn't want light brown snowflakes.

   

I punched a bundle of snowflakes from white and silver glitter cardstock, layered them together, then adhered them to the sticks.  ... I was going to add a sparkling rhinestone to the middle of each snowflake but the sparkle already made it look like we were having a disco, so I decided that maybe we could try adding some when little hands wanted to play.


Make a loop to hang the ornament and glue to the back
of what you decide is going to be the top of the snowflake.
I used a shimmering ribbon with silver edges to add
X-tra sparkle to my X-treme snowflake ornament.


Although my snowflake ornament has lots of sparkle, I'm sure there will be amazing designs created from the rainbow of sticks, paints and embellishments in imaginative little hands.  I hope to share some here soon...


*** INGREDIENTS ***
craft sticks - plain or assorted colours - four per snowflake
paint - to make your own coloured snowflake sticks
glue
assorted embellishments
rhinestones, glitter, glitter glue, sequins, pom poms, stickers, punched
shapes, beads, bells, the options are limited only by your imagination
assorted punches & papers - I used snowflake punches
twine/string/cord/ribbon - to make a hanging loop

*** REFERENCE ***
This project was inspired by the "Popsicle Stick Snowflake Ornaments" post on "The Best Ideas For Kids" blog HERE.

Friday, 26 November 2021

Day 18 at Beccy's Place - P is for Penguin

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I'm not colouring at the moment but I am working on Christmas craft projects for creative little hands around our neighbourhood ... the endless months of Covid-19 lockdowns has brought our community much closer and I look forward to sharing more crafty adventures with them over the coming weekends and school holidays now that restrictions have eased.

Beccy's prompt for Day 18 is the letter "P"
(Beccy's post with "P" inspiration words and
stunning poinsettias card to inspire is HERE)

My "P" kids Christmas activity kit is for craft stick penguins.


This project uses a combination of craft sticks (7) and mini craft sticks (7).
Paint 7 crafts sticks and 2 mini craft sticks black for the body and flippers.
Paint 5 mini craft sticks white for the belly.
The great thing with black paint is that it doesn't matter what colour is underneath, so I was able to paint a rainbow of craft sticks black with just a single coat.  A handy tip is to run a strip of double-sided adhesive tape along some scrap cardboard and place the craft sticks in a row along it.  This holds the sticks in place while you're painting them and saves a lot of time.  I like to flip them over once dry so that all the sides are fully covered.


Adhere the 7 craft sticks to a small piece of black cardstock.
The cardstock provides support to the penguin body and is not visible
from the front.  My piece of cardstock is 2 3/8" by 3 7/8".
Adhere the 5 white mini craft sticks to a small piece of white cardstock.
This makes it easier to line up the sticks, hides any gaps and makes it easier to line
up the white belly on to the body later.  My piece of cardstock is 1 1/4" by 2 1/4".


Adhere the white "belly" to the body of the penguin, lining up the bottom of the mini white craft sticks with the bottom middle of the black craft sticks body.
Adhere the pom pom "feet" to the bottom of the belly.
Adhere the googly eyes.
Cut and fold a beak from orange cardstock, glue the bottom of the
beak below the eyes so that the top of the beak sits slightly open.
Adhere the 2 black mini craft stick "flippers" to the body.

This penguin is too cute to not hang from the Christmas Tree,
so I took some ribbon, made a loop and glued it to the back
and transformed him into an ornament.


*** INGREDIENTS ***
craft sticks - popsicle sticks - 7 per penguin
mini craft sticks - 7 per penguin (5 for belly, 2 for flippers)
black paint
white paint
tacky glue
cardstock - black - to support the back of the body
cardstock - white - to support the back of the white belly
googly eyes
cardstock - orange - to make the beak
large pom poms - orange-yellow-black or any colour - for the feet
optional - ribbon/string/twine - to make loop for hanging

*** REFERENCE ***
This project was inspired by the "Popsicle Stick Penguin Craft" post on "The Best Ideas For Kids" blog HERE.

Day 5 at Beccy's Place - E is for Elf

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I'm not colouring at the moment but I am working on Christmas craft projects for creative little hands around our neighbourhood ... the endless months of Covid-19 lockdowns has brought our community much closer and I look forward to sharing more crafty adventures with them over the coming weekends and school holidays now that restrictions have eased.

(Beccy's post with "E" inspiration words and
adorable Elf card to inspire is HERE)

My "E" kids Christmas activity kit is for Elf ornament.


This cutie starts out as a jumbo craft stick.
Paint the top end green (approximately 1/5th the length of the stick = 3cm) to go under his hat and the lower end green (approximately 3/5ths the length of the stick = 9cm) for his body, leaving approximately 1/5th the length of the stick (3cm) unpainted for his face.

Make a hat by winding a green pipe cleaner around the top of the stick.  Adjust the hat to a point and glue on a red pom pom to the end.  Add googly eyes and draw on a smiling mouth with a paint pen.  Make a belt by gluing a yellow ribbon around the middle of the stick and glue on a button/sequin/pom pom for the buckle.  Make a loop from ribbon/string/twine and glue to the back of the ornament so that it can be hung on the Christmas Tree.

   

What do you think?
Does he look like he's been a little bit naughty?

*** INGREDIENTS ***
jumbo craft stick
paint - green
paintbrush
pipe cleaner - green - for hat
googly eyes
pom pom - red - for the hat
yellow ribbon - for belt
red button - for belt
cord / twine / ribbon - for loop hanger
glue dot or glue or glue gun - to secure eyes, pom pom, belt & button
black paint pen - to draw on smile

*** REFERENCE ***
This project was inspired by the "Craft Stick Elf Ornament"
post on "The Resourceful Mama" blog HERE 

Wednesday, 24 November 2021

Day 24 at Beccy's Place - Something Sweet

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I'm not colouring at the moment but I am working on Christmas craft projects for creative little hands around our neighbourhood ... the endless months of Covid-19 lockdowns has brought our community much closer and I look forward to sharing more crafty adventures with them over the coming weekends and school holidays now that restrictions have eased.

Beccy's prompt for Day 24 is "Something Sweet"
(Beccy's post about sweet and tasty holiday treats and
elf cooking Gingerbread men card to inspire is HERE)

My "Something Sweet" kids Christmas activity is for
crayon colouring cards with a Sweet & Tasty image.
This is my eighth crayon colouring card design this year,
you can see the other ones via the links at the end of this post.

These crayon colouring cards use the Carrot Bunch image
from the Easter Joy digital stamp set by Beccy's Place.

Carrots make for a refreshing sweet treat and I am sure that Santa will enjoy crunching into a bunch with Rudolph after nibbling cookies and sipping milk all night long.


I used a cut file for the crayon colouring card (details and link below), enlarged it to 5 1/2" square front panel (1/2" spine and 5 1/2" square back panel), added a fun wavy matting layer (details and link below) for both the front image panel and for the crayon holder inside.  I removed the perforated cuts from the crayon holder (I found that it was easily torn by little hands removing the crayons when I last made them and hope this will make them stronger) and added the crayon holder to the inner wavy matting layer for inside the card.

I opened the Carrot Bunch image from the Easter Joy digital stamp set in Silhouette Studio, sized the him to fit nicely on the wavy panel for the front of the card.  I added the "Jingle Bells" as a sentiment, printed the image panels and cut with my Silhouette Cameo.  I cut the card bases and crayon holder layers, burnishing the folds with a bone folder then adhered all the layers in place.  It was fun choosing the crayons to go inside and I know that little hands will enjoy colouring these sweet and tasty treats.


*** INGREDIENTS ***
Beccy's Place - digital stamp - Carrot Bunch from Easter Joy
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Design Store - Design ID #249841
Happy Birthday Coloring Card - Cactus - by MiniLou
(note: I enlarged the outer card frame to be 5 1/2" square, 
removed the perforated fold lines from the crayon holders,
added the original sized crayon holders to a wavy square (link below),
I also used the Carrot Bunch digital stamp by Beccy's Place
instead of the cactus image supplied with the cut file)
cardstock
crayons
Helmar 450 Quick Dry liquid adhesive

*** REFERENCE ***

This project was inspired by the crayon colouring cards I made HERE for "Day 6 at Beccy's Place - CASE Yourself" (with others made several years ago linked in the Day 6 blog post), HERE for "Day 9 at Beccy's Place - H", HERE for "Day 10 at Beccy's Place - I", HERE for "Day 23 at Beccy's Place - U", HERE for "Day 13 at Beccy's Place - K", HERE for "Day 16 at Beccy's Place - N" and HERE for "Day 11 at Beccy's Place - J"

Day 4 at Beccy's Place - D is for Deer

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I'm not colouring at the moment but I am working on Christmas craft projects for creative little hands around our neighbourhood ... the endless months of Covid-19 lockdowns has brought our community much closer and I look forward to sharing more crafty adventures with them over the coming weekends and school holidays now that restrictions have eased.

(Beccy's post with "D" inspiration words and
grumpy goose card to inspire is HERE)

My "D" kids Christmas activity kit is for a
Dear little Deer ornament,
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer.    


These Dear little Deer started as plain wooden pegs (clothespins).  I used a black paint pen and ruler to draw the legs on the top "finger squeeze" end of the peg, in line with the spring.  While the paint was drying I folded a brown pipe cleaner in half then rolled the ends around the pend of the paint pen to make the antlers.  (I used the pen because my fingers are a bit too knobbly, it would be fun for kids to twist them around a finger or two.)  I knotted a loop of twine with a metallic thread then used liquid adhesive to secure the hanging loop and antlers in the "bitey" end of the peg, tucking in the sides so that the pipe cleaner antlers were only visible from the top of the head.  Next came the eyes, of course they had to be googly eyes and tiny red pom poms for the nose.  Lucky last came the scarf.  Instead of a ribbon, I thought it would be easier for little fingers to twist sparkling pipe cleaners to make it more merry.  A pipe cleaner cut in half is the perfect length, with scissors to trim one end to make it look a little more interesting. 
 
   

Which one is your favourite?
... I confess, I love googly eyes, the bigger the better,
they make him look extra cute.



Here they are, laying flat and hanging.

   

I have bags filled with wooden pegs, brown pipe cleaners, tiny red pom poms, coloured and metallic pipe cleaners, glue and assorted ribbons, string and twine ready for a fun workout with my fun new black paint pen.

*** INGREDIENTS ***
wooden pegs
pipe cleaners - brown
mini pom pom - red
googly eyes
1/2 pipe cleaner or fine ribbon - for the scarf
fine cord or twine - for the loop hanger
clear ruler
black paint pen
glue - for antlers & hanger - Helmar 450 Quick Dry
(or tacky glue or a low temperature glue gun)
glue - for googly eyes - Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive
(or micro glue dots, they're a lot easier and less messy, it's handy to have the eyes already secured on a strip with glue dots so that they just need to be peeled off and stuck in place ... I confess, I have strips of different sized googly eyes ready and waiting for future projects)

*** REFERENCE ***
This project was inspired by the "Clothespin Reindeer Christmas Ornaments"
post on the "One Little Project At A Time" blog HERE

Tuesday, 23 November 2021

Day 11 at Beccy's Place - J is for Jingle Bells

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I'm not colouring at the moment but I am working on Christmas craft projects for creative little hands around our neighbourhood ... the endless months of Covid-19 lockdowns has brought our community much closer and I look forward to sharing more crafty adventures with them over the coming weekends and school holidays now that restrictions have eased.

Beccy's prompt for Day 11 is the letter "J"
(Beccy's post with "J" inspiration words and
pretty Blue Jay card to inspire is HERE)

My "J" kids Christmas activity is for
Jolly koala singing Jingle Bells
crayon colouring cards.
This is my seventh crayon colouring card design this year,
you can see the other ones via the links at the end of this post.

Introducing Kevin Koala.
Kevin is an image from the Sing Joy digital stamp set by Beccy's Place.

Kevin is Joyfully singing Jingle Bells at the top of his voice.

Are you singing along with him yet?


I used a cut file for the crayon colouring card (details and link below), enlarged it to 5 1/2" square front panel (1/2" spine and 5 1/2" square back panel), added a fun wavy matting layer (details and link below) for both the front image panel and for the crayon holder inside.  I removed the perforated cuts from the crayon holder (I found that it was easily torn by little hands removing the crayons when I last made them and hope this will make them stronger) and added the crayon holder to the inner wavy matting layer for inside the card.

I opened the Kevin Koala image from the Sing Joy digital stamp set in Silhouette Studio, sized the him to fit nicely on the wavy panel for the front of the card.  I added the "Jingle Bells" as a sentiment, printed the image panels and cut with my Silhouette Cameo.  I cut the card bases and crayon holder layers, burnishing the folds with a bone folder then adhered all the layers in place.  It was fun choosing the crayons to go inside and I know that little hands will enjoy colouring this singing Christmas cutie.


*** INGREDIENTS ***
Beccy's Place - digital stamp - Kevin Koala from Sing Joy
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Design Store - Design ID #249841
Happy Birthday Coloring Card - Cactus - by MiniLou
(note: I enlarged the outer card frame to be 5 1/2" square, 
removed the perforated fold lines from the crayon holders,
added the original sized crayon holders to a wavy square (link below),
I also used the Kevin Koala digital stamp by Beccy's Place
instead of the cactus image supplied with the cut file)
cardstock
crayons
Helmar 450 Quick Dry liquid adhesive

*** REFERENCE ***

This project was inspired by the crayon colouring cards I made HERE for "Day 6 at Beccy's Place - CASE Yourself" (with others made several years ago linked in the Day 6 blog post), HERE for "Day 9 at Beccy's Place - H", HERE for "Day 10 at Beccy's Place - I", HERE for "Day 23 at Beccy's Place - U", HERE for "Day 13 at Beccy's Place - K" and HERE for "Day 16 at Beccy's Place - N"

Day 16 at Beccy's Place - N is for Naughty . . .

. . . or Nice? 

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I'm not colouring at the moment but I am working on Christmas craft projects for creative little hands around our neighbourhood ... the endless months of Covid-19 lockdowns has brought our community much closer and I look forward to sharing more crafty adventures with them over the coming weekends and school holidays now that restrictions have eased.

Beccy's prompt for Day 16 is the letter "N"
(Beccy's post with "N" inspiration words and
Grumpy Goose Naughty List card to inspire is HERE)

My "N" kids Christmas activity is for fun Naughty or Nice crayon colouring cards.
This is my sixth crayon colouring card design this year,
you can see the other ones via the links at the end of this post.

Beccy's Grumpy Goose Naughty List card reminded me of the Bertha image from the Beccy's Place Cool Chicks digital stamp set and it was impossible to resist using her.

Can you hear Bertha asking the question?


I used a cut file for the crayon colouring card (details and link below), enlarged it to 5 1/2" square front panel (1/2" spine and 5 1/2" square back panel), added a fun wavy matting layer (details and link below) for both the front image panel and for the crayon holder inside.  I removed the perforated cuts from the crayon holder (I found that it was easily torn by little hands removing the crayons when I last made them and hope this will make them stronger) and added the crayon holder to the inner wavy matting layer for inside the card.

I opened the Bertha image from the Cool Chicks digital stamp set in Silhouette Studio, sized the image to fit nicely on the wavy panel for the front of the card.  I added the "naughty or nice" question, printed the image panels and cut with my Silhouette Cameo.  I cut the card bases and crayon holder layers, burnishing the folds with a bone folder then adhered all the layers in place.  It was fun choosing the crayons to go inside and I know that little hands will enjoy colouring these singing Christmas cuties.  After seeing Beccy's creative doodles, I might even suggest that they draw on a cheery Santa cap so that Bertha looks a little less grumpy.


*** INGREDIENTS ***
Beccy's Place - digital stamp - Bertha from Cool Chicks
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Design Store - Design ID #249841
Happy Birthday Coloring Card - Cactus - by MiniLou
(note: I enlarged the outer card frame to be 5 1/2" square, 
removed the perforated fold lines from the crayon holders,
added the original sized crayon holders to a wavy square (link below),
I also used Bertha bird digital stamp by Beccy's Place
instead of the cactus image supplied with the cut file)
cardstock
crayons
Helmar 450 Quick Dry liquid adhesive

*** REFERENCE ***

This project was inspired by the crayon colouring cards I made HERE for "Day 6 at Beccy's Place - CASE Yourself" (with others made several years ago linked in the Day 6 blog post), HERE for "Day 9 at Beccy's Place - H", HERE for "Day 10 at Beccy's Place - I", HERE for "Day 23 at Beccy's Place - U" and HERE for "Day 13 at Beccy's Place - K"

Day 13 at Beccy's Place - K is for Koalas

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I'm not colouring at the moment but I am working on Christmas craft projects for creative little hands around our neighbourhood ... the endless months of Covid-19 lockdowns has brought our community much closer and I look forward to sharing more crafty adventures with them over the coming weekends and school holidays now that restrictions have eased.

Beccy's prompt for Day 13 is the letter "K"
(Beccy's post with "K" inspiration words and
Three Kings easel card to inspire is HERE)

My "K" kids Christmas activity is a Koala crayon colouring card.
This is my fifth crayon colouring card design this year,
you can see the other ones via the links at the end of this post.

I have used the very merry A Capella group,
the "Three Singers", an image from the
Sing Joy digital stamp set from Beccy's Place.

... can you hear their joyous voices?


I used a cut file for the crayon colouring card (details and link below), enlarged it to 5 1/2" square front panel (1/2" spine and 5 1/2" square back panel), added a fun wavy matting layer (details and link below) for both the front image panel and for the crayon holder inside.  I removed the perforated cuts from the crayon holder (I found that it was easily torn by little hands removing the crayons when I last made them and hope this will make them stronger) and added the crayon holder to the inner wavy matting layer for inside the card.

I opened the Three Singers digital stamp in Silhouette Studio, sized the image to fit nicely on the wavy panel for the front of the card.  I added a sentiment, printed the image panels and cut with my Silhouette Cameo.  I cut the card bases and crayon holder layers, burnishing the folds with a bone folder then adhered all the layers in place.  It was fun choosing the crayons to go inside and I know that little hands will enjoy colouring these singing Christmas cuties.


*** INGREDIENTS ***
Beccy's Place - digital stamp - Three Singers from Sing Joy
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Design Store - Design ID #249841
Happy Birthday Coloring Card - Cactus - by MiniLou
(note: I enlarged the outer card frame to be 5 1/2" square, 
removed the perforated fold lines from the crayon holders,
added the original sized crayon holders to a wavy square (link below),
I also used Three Singers koala digital stamp by Beccy's Place
instead of the cactus image supplied with the cut file)
cardstock
crayons
Helmar 450 Quick Dry liquid adhesive

*** REFERENCE ***

This project was inspired by the crayon colouring cards I made HERE for "Day 6 at Beccy's Place - CASE Yourself" (with others made several years ago linked in the Day 6 blog post), HERE for "Day 9 at Beccy's Place - H", HERE for "Day 10 at Beccy's Place - I" and HERE for "Day 23 at Beccy's Place - U"

Day 23 at Beccy's Place - U is for Unconventional

. . . using an unconventional image for Christmas!

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I'm not colouring at the moment but I am working on Christmas craft projects for creative little hands around our neighbourhood ... the endless months of Covid-19 lockdowns has brought our community much closer and I look forward to sharing more crafty adventures with them over the coming weekends and school holidays now that restrictions have eased.

Beccy's prompt for Day 23 is the letter "U"
(Beccy's post with "U" inspiration words and
elegant under the mistletoe card to inspire is HERE)

My "U" kids Christmas activity a crayon colouring card
made using an unconventional Christmas image.
This is my fourth crayon colouring card design this year,
you can see the other ones via the links at the end of this post.

Introducing Edna from the Poultry In Motion digital stamp set from Beccy's Place.
Yes, she is very merry, dancing with joy beneath the Festive Baubles because . . .
. . . Christmas is turkey time!


I used a cut file for the crayon colouring card (details and link below), enlarged it to 5 1/2" square front panel (1/2" spine and 5 1/2" square back panel), added a fun wavy matting layer (details and link below) for both the front image panel and for the crayon holder inside.  I removed the perforated cuts from the crayon holder (I found that it was easily torn by little hands removing the crayons when I last made them and hope this will make them stronger) and added the crayon holder to the inner wavy matting layer for inside the card.

I opened the Edna image from the Poultry In Motion and the Five Baubles image from the Festive Baubles digital stamp sets from Beccy's Place in Silhouette Studio, sized her to fit nicely under the groovy disco baubles on the wavy panel for the front of the card.  I added a fun sentiment, printed the image panels and cut with my Silhouette Cameo.  I cut the card bases and crayon holder layers, burnishing the folds with a bone folder then adhered all the layers in place.  It was fun choosing the crayons to go inside and I know that little hands will enjoy colouring the very merry dancing Edna.


*** INGREDIENTS ***
Beccy's Place - digital stamp - Edna from Poultry In Motion
Beccy's Place - digital stamp - Five Baubles image from Festive Baubles
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Design Store - Design ID #249841
Happy Birthday Coloring Card - Cactus - by MiniLou
(note: I enlarged the outer card frame to be 5 1/2" square, 
removed the perforated fold lines from the crayon holders,
added the original sized crayon holders to a wavy square (link below),
I also used the fun Edna and Five Baubles digital stamps by Beccy's Place
instead of the cactus image supplied with the cut file)
cardstock
crayons
Helmar 450 Quick Dry liquid adhesive

*** REFERENCE ***

This project was inspired by the crayon colouring cards I made HERE for "Day 6 at Beccy's Place - CASE Yourself" (with others made several years ago linked in the Day 6 blog post), HERE for "Day 9 at Beccy's Place - H" and HERE for "Day 10 at Beccy's Place - I"

Day 10 at Beccy's Place - I is for Icing . . .

. . . icing the tasty gingerbread man!

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I'm not colouring at the moment but I am working on Christmas craft projects for creative little hands around our neighbourhood ... the endless months of Covid-19 lockdowns has brought our community much closer and I look forward to sharing more crafty adventures with them over the coming weekends and school holidays now that restrictions have eased.

(Beccy's post with "I" inspiration words and
gorgeous icicles card to inspire is HERE)

My "I" kids Christmas activity is a crayon colouring card.
This is my third crayon colouring card design this year,
you can see the other ones via the links at the end of this post.

Introducing the Joyful Gingerbread
a cute FREE digital stamp from Beccy's Place.
All that icing is calling for some tasty colours.


I used a cut file for the crayon colouring card (details and link below), enlarged it to 5 1/2" square front panel (1/2" spine and 5 1/2" square back panel), added a fun wavy matting layer (details and link below) for both the front image panel and for the crayon holder inside.  I removed the perforated cuts from the crayon holder (I found that it was easily torn by little hands removing the crayons when I last made them and hope this will make them stronger) and added the crayon holder to the inner wavy matting layer for inside the card.

I opened the Joyful Gingerbread digital stamp in Silhouette Studio, sized him to fit nicely on the wavy panel for the front of the card.  I added a sweet and tasty sentiment, printed the image panels and cut with my Silhouette Cameo.  I cut the card bases and crayon holder layers, burnishing the folds with a bone folder then adhered all the layers in place.  It was fun choosing the crayons to go inside and I know that little hands will enjoy colouring the icing on these tasty Christmas cuties.


*** INGREDIENTS ***
Beccy's Place - FREE digital stamp - Joyful Gingerbread
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Design Store - Design ID #249841
Happy Birthday Coloring Card - Cactus - by MiniLou
(note: I enlarged the outer card frame to be 5 1/2" square, 
removed the perforated fold lines from the crayon holders,
added the original sized crayon holders to a wavy square (link below),
I also used the free Joyful Gingerbread digital stamp by Beccy's Place
instead of the cactus image supplied with the cut file)
cardstock
crayons
Helmar 450 Quick Dry liquid adhesive

*** REFERENCE ***

This project was inspired by the crayon colouring cards I made HERE for "Day 6 at Beccy's Place - CASE Yourself" (with others made several years ago linked in the Day 6 blog post) and HERE for "Day 9 at Beccy's Place - H"

Day 9 at Beccy's Place - H is for HO HO HO

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I'm not colouring at the moment but I am working on Christmas craft projects for creative little hands around our neighbourhood ... the endless months of Covid-19 lockdowns has brought our community much closer and I look forward to sharing more crafty adventures with them over the coming weekends and school holidays now that restrictions have eased.

(Beccy's post with "H" inspiration words and
hot chocolate card to inspire is HERE)

My "H" kids Christmas activity is a HO HO HO crayon colouring card.
This is my second crayon colouring card design this year,
you can see the other one in my earlier post today HERE.

Introducing the Jolly Gingerbread
a cute FREE digital stamp from Beccy's Place.


I used a cut file for the crayon colouring card (details and link below), enlarged it to 5 1/2" square front panel (1/2" spine and 5 1/2" square back panel), added a fun wavy matting layer (details and link below) for both the front image panel and for the crayon holder inside.  I removed the perforated cuts from the crayon holder (I found that it was easily torn by little hands removing the crayons when I last made them and hope this will make them stronger) and added the crayon holder to the inner wavy matting layer for inside the card.

I opened the Jolly Gingerbread digital stamp in Silhouette Studio, sized him to fit nicely on the wavy panel for the front of the card.  I added a bubbly HO HO HO sentiment, printed the image panels and cut with my Silhouette Cameo.  I cut the card bases and crayon holder layers, burnishing the folds with a bone folder then adhered all the layers in place.  It was fun choosing the crayons to go inside and I know that little hands will enjoy colouring these tasty Christmas cuties.


*** INGREDIENTS ***
Beccy's Place - FREE digital stamp - Jolly Gingerbread
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Design Store - Design ID #249841
Happy Birthday Coloring Card - Cactus - by MiniLou
(note: I enlarged the outer card frame to be 5 1/2" square, 
removed the perforated fold lines from the crayon holders,
added the original sized crayon holders to a wavy square (link below),
I also used the free Jolly Gingerbread digital stamp by Beccy's Place
instead of the cactus image supplied with the cut file)
cardstock
crayons
Helmar 450 Quick Dry liquid adhesive

*** REFERENCE ***

This project was inspired by the crayon colouring card I made HERE for "Day 6 at Beccy's Place - CASE Yourself" and others made several years ago (linked in the Day 6 blog post).

Day 6 at Beccy's Place - CASE Yourself . . .

. . . CASEing some crayon colouring cards I made several years ago


I'm playing along with the

Ninth Annual Month Of Holiday Cards

at

Beccy's Place


I'm not colouring at the moment but I am working on Christmas craft projects for creative little hands around our neighbourhood ... the endless months of Covid-19 lockdowns has brought our community much closer and I look forward to sharing more crafty adventures with them over the coming weekends and school holidays now that restrictions have eased.

(Beccy's post with her North Pole candy cane card to inspire is HERE)
CASE = Copy And Selectively Edit

My "CASE Yourself" kids Christmas activity is a crayon colouring card.
A few years ago I made several of these and they were very popular.
Details and links are below if you would like to check them out.
There are some changes to those earlier versions, so I am copying the original design and selectively editing to hopefully improve them.  I have used a different Beccy's Place digital stamp to colour and made adjustments to the design, removing the perforations from the crayon holders so that they are stronger, placing the crayon holders so that the crayons sit horizontally in the card and I've made the border of the matting layers wavy instead of scalloped.

Now it's my pleasure to introduce Milton from the
This delightful image and sentiment always makes me smile.


I used a cut file for the crayon colouring card (details and link below), enlarged it to 5 1/2" square front panel (with a 1/2" spine and 5 1/2" square back panel), added a fun wavy matting layer (details and link below) for both the front image panel and for the crayon holder inside.  I removed the perforated cuts from the crayon holder (I found that it was easily torn by little hands removing the crayons when I last made them and hope this will make them stronger) and added the crayon holder to the inner wavy matting layer for inside the card.

I opened the Milton Catching Snowflakes image and the sentiment from the same stamp set in Silhouette Studio then sized them to fit nicely on the wavy panel for the front of the card.  I printed the image panels and cut with my Silhouette Cameo.  I cut the card bases and crayon holder layers, burnishing the folds with a bone folder then adhered all the layers in place.  It was fun choosing the crayons to go inside and I know that little hands will enjoy colouring these Christmas cuties.


*** INGREDIENTS ***
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Design Store - Design ID #249841
Happy Birthday Coloring Card - Cactus - by MiniLou
(note: I enlarged the outer card frame to be 5 1/2" square, 
removed the perforated fold lines from the crayon holders,
added the original sized crayon holders to a wavy square (link below),
I also used Milton Catching Snowflakes digital stamp by Beccy's Place
instead of the cactus image supplied with the cut file)
cardstock
crayons
Helmar 450 Quick Dry liquid adhesive

*** REFERENCE ***

This project was inspired by the crayon colouring card I made several years ago.
Click on the photos below to read the original blog posts
and get links to the Beccy's Place images used in each one.