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Friday, March 5, 2010

Color-Me-In Kit for Kids

Yay it's Friday!
We've got a fun challenge for you over on the Christmas Stampin All Year Long blog.

It's the first week of the month, and that means a "gift set" challenge!
This week's challenge is to create a "Card Purse" with a coordinating card. There will be no specific theme for this project. You may use any image, color, or embellishment as desired. And just in case you haven't made one of these before, here is a link to the card purse tutorial: Click Here

This is what I came up with... I'm really big on thank you cards and have taught my kids the importance of gratitude. In fact, they're not even allowed to play with a new gift until a thank you card has been popped in the mail. (It's not really as mean as it sounds).

Each year around the holidays, I make my kids a large set of thank you cards that are almost ready to go. All they have to do is color in the image and write a message on the inside. I decided to use todays challenge to get a head start on my Christmas thank you kits.

I used the card purse tutorial that is linked above, and then added another small box to the front to hold some crayons. I thought it would be cute to make the purse look like a giant box of crayons, so I went to the Crayola website for a little inspiration.
Obviously these cards are really simple, but just perfect for the kids to send to their friends and family during the holidays. These kind of cards are a great way to use up scraps of cardstock and images that you've stamped out but didn't use. (I have a whole drawer of those, how about you?)
All of these images happen to be from Pink Cat Studio, which my kids LOVE.
I hope you'll play along with us this week! Be sure to hop on over to the challenge post over at the CSAYL blog to check out what the rest of the design team did, and to post your creation. Have a great weekend!

11 comments:

Michelle said...

This is totally awesome. What a great idea for a kids party favor. Thanks so much for sharing :)

Maria said...

What a fantastic idea to have your kids color the images!! Your kids must have a lot of fun wwith a mommy like you! I love the crayola box . . .what a fun gift for kids! Beautiful job with this week's challenge, Mackenzie!

Have a wonderful Friday!!

Maria

Anita said...

Wow...you never cease to amaze me! :) This is just the most fabulous idea, and adorable too. Thank you so much for the inspiration!

Marcia said...

What a wonderful idea! and so cute!

Alyssa S said...

Oh MacKenzie! You are such a fantastic mom! This is a great idea - I would have had so much fun with this when I was little. Thanks for the fantastic idea!

Michelle said...

Ok, TOTALLY LOVE this idea! What kid wouldn't love to color their own card...Thank you for the AWESOME idea...my daughter is going to LOVE this!!

Kathy W said...

super clever and fun as always, like how it looks like a crayola box

Anonymous said...

I absolutely LOVE that you have taught your kiddos to do thank you's. As an "auntie" who has "gone without" thanks, so often, I can't begin to tell you how important it is to those of us who give . . . no, not for the thanks . . . but because we love . . .yet still want to feel "special" to those kids! I wish many more moms had your attitude!!! Hugs! Janice RR

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Oh my word! This is a fantastic idea! When we were growing up we always (and I had 4 brothers) wrote thank you notes for the gifts we received. It's sad that it is something that seems to have gone by the wayside nowadays.

Butternut Sage Designs said...

these are delightful!

inlovestamping said...

This is a great idea with the crayons and cards for coloring!! Great twist to this weeks project. That is what I love about these challenges, seeing the different takes on it. I will be make a few sets of these for sure! :-)