Fathers Day

I had a lovely time on Roster at Kindy yesterday making Fathers Day Cards. Some very eager little people had fun, stamping the background of the card and either stamping the Motorbike image or adding the stars…. oh yes and then there was the glue stick. They all love glue sticks so those feature panels are not going anywhere.

The children then got to write their names on the inside and draw a picture for their dad.

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>Be Our Valentine

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Valentine’s Day was the perfect opportunity to try out my new punch and “I {heart} Hearts” stamp set when making a Card for Sam from both Ella and I. Fortunately the punch and stamp set arrived a few days before Valentines Day.

I used a white pen to write on the inside of the card…. I always like to let Ella write (have a little scribble) on the inside of cards we send particularly when she has helped me to make them in the first place.

Cardstock: Purely Pomegranate*, Very Vanilla, Kraft
Ink: Purely Pomegranate*

Stamps: I {Heart} Hearts, Wonderful Words (retired)
Accessories: Purely Pomegranate Double Stitch Ribbon*, Crimper, Hear to Heart Punch

*Purely Pomegranate is a retired “in colour” from 2008/2009 Catalogue…still one of my favourite colours.

>Fathers Day

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As well as Ella giving Sam the obligatory “Socks, Jocks and Singlets” for Fathers Day, I wanted to make a special gift for Sam with Ella.
So I thought it would be nice to capture her hand print on canvas, well initially I was thinking hands and feet, fortunately I gave that up as a bad joke and decided to stick to hand prints only. I then thought it would be nice if the card reflected the gift. So I decided on a fold out card with two hand prints and a couple of photo’s of Ella in her creative mode, which includes lying under the table with paint brush in hand.
I padded the back of the canvas out with a hand towel, so that there was not as much give in it. Proceeded to cover her palms (one at a time in paint) and then practiced on card stock before tackling the canvas. Everytime I congratulated Ella on how well she had done, she tried to clap…. yes with her hand covered in paint. Also I probably should point out that this is not the smartest thing to do on a day when you do not have running water. I woke up to a leaking kitchen tap (a fine continual spray of water and a very large puddle of water) that morning, so I was waiting on the plumber to arrive and hence had the water off….. a bucket of swimming pool water and a large number of baby wipes did the trick.
Sam loved the idea and we now also have Ella’s handprints at 18months….