Tuesday, 12 April 2011

MFT Creative Challenge - For the Kids

It's time for the MFT April Design Team Creative Challenge and this month the theme is "For the Kids".  We were to make a gift item for a child.  Perfect timing for me since I've been looking for a solution to the 60 pencil crayons that have been lying on my family room floor!  My daughter is currently obsessed with colouring (I have no idea where she gets it from?!) and so routinely dumps out the entire box of pencil crayons so she can find the one she needs. She also loves to make cards for people - but her idea of cards is using the blank Christmas cards from the art center at school.  So I did what any self respecting cardmaking mother would do - I stamped her some images to colour so we can turn them into "proper" cards.  


This is an empty coffee can that I covered with Echo Park Be Mine paper and then added a decorative strip made out of the Jumbo Scallop die and the Scalloped Scallop die.  I also added a 3/8" Rosette and a flower from the Perfect Petal Trio die.  


I found an empty tin that I had on hand and covered it with the same papers.  I used Pure Innocence You Color My World (currently being restocked) and added the new Fishtail Banner along with the Typewriter Alphabet (currently being restocked).  I also used another flower from the Perfect Petal Trio and a Rolled Flower made from felt (which  doesn't look like a big black blog in real life!).  


I added some more paper to the inside and then stamped over 20 Pure Innocence images on various shapes. This should make it easy to make them into cards later.








I barely had time to take pictures of my set when my daughter absconded with it.  She's already coloured 2 of the images and is having a ball.  She loves the colours (pink is her fave) and that it has her name on it.  And guess what else?  The pencils are going back in the tin, not all over the floor!  All in all I'm calling this one a success!

I know that my MFT sisters have some amazing projects to show you and inspire you.  Check out Kim's blog for links to all the designers sharing kids gift ideas today.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

13 comments:

Lisa H. said...

wow! cute, cute stuff! love this Kerry.

Eva said...

Ohhh...so cute....and now you have a new MFT addict in works...LOL

Alli Miles said...

Fabulous!!! The kids would LOVE this for sure.

Arlene said...

cute idea, love the papers! your coloring is fabulous Kerry! ♡

StampOwl said...

totally cool project Kerry

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Such a cute, clever idea, Kerry! Well done, Mom!!!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

These are so cute, what a great idea

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

What a FABULOUS idea Kerry!!! LOVE the matching tin and card, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE how you stamped her a bunch of images to color! GENIUS! I am sure she is going to LOVE those!!!

kurlygirl said...

Cute project! I know I would have loved this as a child!

Inge said...

I loooove the sight of all those colored pencils in that gorgeous decorated tin!!! Such a fun idea:-D I am sure your daughter will love this!

Melody said...

Wow, what a great gift! She will love! Love the tin idea!

Megan said...

Soooo cute!! Of course Syd is already coloring--takin' after her Mom!

Christina Fischer said...

Shut up!! This is awesome! Gotta make one for my girls! :)

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