My two favourite little people came to spend the day with us yesterday Chloe aged 10 and Aaron aged 7. Their Mum (my little sister!) wanted to do some Christmas shopping so while she was gone we all did a bit of crafting for Christmas!
Kelly (the Mum in question) loves a cup of tea and also always uses shopping lists (unlike me, I try to keep it all in my head and usually forget something!). I thought they might like to make their Mum a shopping list holder using the free stamp of a cup and saucer from the latest Craft Stamper magazine.
Not sure if this is allowed - rubber stamping AND eating crisps!
We had a bit of a production line going then punching holes (with the Bind-It-All machine) in some plain paper to go inside the holders.
What great team work!
They then had to decide how they wanted to bind the covers and papers together. Aaron chose to use the wires and Chloe went for some fluffy fibres!
They embellished their covers with glass pebbles and fun buttons - Chloe went for the 'less is more' option, but Aaron decided 'more is more'!! It was at this stage that Aaron decided he liked his book so much, he'd keep it for himself! We agreed that he'd make another one for his Mum some other time!
This is what they looked like inside
and when closed
Chloe wrote some words on pink paper which we stuck under the pebbles with Glossy Accents.
Isn't that lovely!
Here's the two happy crafters with their finished shopping lists.
If you're wondering what became of the stamped cup and saucer images - they were stuck onto the back cover of Chloe's book (not pictured) as the papers on the front covers were a little too busy for them to have shown up.
Thanks for a lovely day kids, who enjoyed it most - you or me!!!!