Thursday, November 11, 2010

Nov 11th Family Craft Day - Countdown Blocks

Welcome to our first ever family Craft Day! We got together at Ruthanne's house to make "Countdown to Christmas Blocks". The day started at 6am for Mame and Candice who used the Cricut to cut out the words and numbers. Mame and Candice made up packs for each set of blocks we were going to do. 0-5 for one block and 0, 1, 2, 6, 7, 8 for the other block. Be sure that you put the six/nine on non-directional and non writing paper so you can turn it upside down for the 9.
Even Bentley was helping Mame cut tags out for me on the Cricut. At 1pm the rest of us came to paint the bases. We had purchased blocks already painted. Next we chose and cut our paper.
You will see how individual they all turned out!
It takes a while to cut it all out.
Still cutting . . .
Next came the "Hodge Podging" as Adina dubbed it. We Modge Podged on the papers and letters then gave it a final coat of "Hodge Podge."
Everyone is busy putting their personal touch on their blocks.
The Holst family made four sets from two sets of the same papers. That is how far the paper goes however you have to be creative with how you to the base.
Also, ****IMPORTANT**** To avoid tons of frustration. Change the plastic on the table after you are done painting. We had problems getting paint on the paper from the plastic table cloth while we were modge podging things on the blocks.
I think Mame's papers came from Stamp it Up. They were so cute!!! Great job Mame.
The Holsts used papers Ruthanne found at Scrapbookers Paradise.
Victoria found some papers at Michael's.
She kept Merrick busy with Mame's copic pen figures so Adina could do her craft.
Most of the papers were double sided so you could use a different pattern on all six sides of the block.
Allyson was able to drop in via skype so here are the girls showing her their blocks.

LeiLani came a little later so you can see the original blocks that we were covering. We just painted the base 2x4s to match. Notice that Kristen's base top fits. I think that is because they made four sets from 2 sets of paper.
I think this is Kristen set of blocks. Look at the star by the number one! Fun placement Kristen.
Adina is doing her first craft ever. She did a great job!!!
Voila her final product. Adina shared the same papers with Grandma.
This is Grandma's set. You can get two sets with 3 pieces of paper but you will see that the final top of the block is a little too narrow for the top.
This is the one I made for Natalie from the BoBunny papers from Scrapbookers Paradise.

LeiLani finished her base top with the ends of the strips that were cut off. Very clever adaptation!
To finish off we decided to sign the bottom of everyone's project! Thanks for the fun idea and great day girls!!!

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