Monday, June 17, 2013

Waltzingmouse June Blog Party - Relax - It's the Summer Vacation!

 Today I'm joining the WMS Blog Party -  this month the theme is Summer Time Fun! 
 
So I have lots of pictures of my project to share with you today -  I'll try to keep the words to a minimum!   I started my project with a little metal 'lunch box' that came with Tootsie Rolls inside that I got at Target in the Dollar aisle a couple of years ago.  I bought it because it was so CUTE (I love miniature things!) and I thought I might use it someday for something -  well -  today is the day!
 
 The box measures approximately 4 1/4" x 2 3/4" x 1 1/2" (of course the Tootsie Rolls are LONG gone!)
  Here's the panel I made for the front - stamps from My Island and Free Spirit Boy.  I layered orange card stock over red - and sponged the edges with Ranger Distress Wild Honey Ink.
 
 Here's the back panel - stamps from My Island, Playful Pinwheels, Free Spirit Sentiments, Way Out West.  I adhered some orange twill around the sides using Scor Tape.
 And when you open it up -   there's a little brown bag of crayons - stamps from Playful Pinwheels
 
 AND under the crayons are tucked some little cards to color!
 I made some for boys and some for girls as samples - Stamps from Half Pint Heroes,
How fun would this be to give to a child when they're going for a long car ride - or camping - or to give them when they come visit you?!   Cute huh??  And you can keep making cards for the box using these or other images!  The kids could use them as cards to give to friends and family after they colored them as well!
So - what's  your idea of Summertime Fun??  Come join the WMS blog party - see all the details and everyone's linked projects on Claire's blog here -  you have 24 hours to link your card over there!

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Heroines - Fairy Princess, Half Pint Heroines, Half Pint Heroes, Way Out West, Free Spirit Boy, Free Spirit Sentiments, Playful Pinwheels, My Island.
Paper:  White, Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise - PTI
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Distress Festive Berries, Wild Honey
Accessories:  Scor Tape, orange zest twill - PTI, small lunchbox - Target, corner rounder - Zutter, mini kraft bag - Canvas Home (Joanne's), Crayola crayons

26 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Julia this is cute cute cute, what a fantastic idea!

Renee said...

Julia this is fabulous!!
I think I'm going to attempt something similar for a little guy here at my house...
but for church!
So he's quiet and doesn't get us kicked out! :)
But I love this idea...
and you did it so perfectly with all the fun summer images!

Lynn Mercurio said...

This is a very creative activity kit, Julia. I can tell you know just the thing to keep little hands out of trouble. Such a clever project.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

How super cute, fun, and creative Julia!! Love that you made this an activity box. CLEVER!!

Marybeth said...

Julia, this is just the sweetest activity set for kids. Such a thoughtful box! I love all the images you chose to stamp ..perfect for coloring.
I cant wait to get to the second stage of your comment, thanks!

Jeanne J said...

OK Julia I am absolutely IN LOVE with the little cards you came up with for your coloring box!! I want to come over and play too! How fun is this?

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

This is the cutest play set. Now I know why I kept a couple of these miniatures! Thanks for posting a really fun project!

LaurieJ said...

Oh my goodness, what an absolutely brilliant project! You really put a lot of thought into this. I adore that little box!

winterbeartp said...

Julia! You clever girl! This is just as cute as cute can be! I would love getting that for a gift and I am 62!! ;)
Keep the great ideas coming, kiddo!
Melinda - Winter Bear Trading

Cathy Weber said...

Officially the most creative thing I have ever seen! I absolutely love your little activity box...any little boy or girl would love to get this! You did such a great job using so many different Waltzingmouse stamps Julia...this is amazing!

Joyce said...

Wow--this is such a great idea. Any kid would really love to receive this awesome gift.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

This is such an amazing project, Julia! I love it!!

Patti J said...

Very cute, Julia, and what a great idea!

Claire said...

What a brilliant idea! My kids would love this...and so would I if it kept them quiet for half an hour!

Dianne said...

Julia this is a BRILLIANT make, I loooove miniatures too.I read everyone agrees it's so darn cute inventive and practical all wrapped up in one fabulous tin, congrats to you Missy and thanks for sharing your creative idea..

Vicki Dutcher said...

How cute is this! The perfect little travel aid for those children - Very awesome!!

-Aneta- said...

I don´t know where to began..this is sucha fun idea and perfect outcom !! Just perfect for summer gift :)

Antje said...

WOW!!!! This is a gorgeous project!!! Love that cute bag and what an effort you have done! I am sure it will have even more fans from the receiving kids!

Super Jen said...

You are a genius. Lucky for me, I just ordered these sets. Plus, I'm thinking when they are colored, DD can use them to make cards.

Marlena M. said...

ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

This is so cute and clever--I think any child would love getting this. You are amazing!

Chris L.

Claire Brennan said...

Oh this is awesome Julia, that's just the sort of wee thing I would snap up too - it turned out superb, my wee folks will want one when they see it!! I will now have to make 3! lol, Fab project - Hugs to you missy!

Deborah Frings said...

Absolutely brilliant! I really can see this being just perfect for a long journey - even Kathryn (at the grand old age of 11) would have loved to play with a kit like this. Awesome work!

Craftilicious said...

What a darling little project - they'd make gorgous wedding favours for kids - keep them occupied at the table!

Kary said...

Julia, what a brilliant project!! Love this kit - I'd probably fight to colour the stamped images with a kid ;) Such a perfect gift for a little one!! Awesome!!

Vickie Z said...

Fun fun fun!! Love this little tin!! Perfect take along for little ones!!

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