Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Lacing Cards

My kids love lacing cards, oh boy do they ever. The problem is most of them are really pretty flimsy and get bent and ruined pretty quickly, plus it is hard to find ones that are cute or in a theme that your kids may be into. So of course my "em-agination" was sparked and out popped this idea for what I think are some pretty cool lacing cards.
 

Oy Vay...this one wrinkled and tore so much,
I am hoping that with a clear coat it won't be so noticeable.
 

How did I make them you are wondering, well they are really easy and really cheap. First off, I picked up a piece of basa wood at Micheal's that was 4 X 24 X 1/4 inch thick and cut it down into 4 (4 x 6) pieces. I then used my favorite tool, say it with me, the Silhouette craft cutter to cut out my images. The Olivia images are from a new line they just released oh my gosh how cute are they. I simply chose the size I wanted, printed it out and then fed it through the Silhouette where it cut out my image, easy peasy. I did the same with the trucks, another image I bought from the Silhouette online store, print and cut. I then used Modge Podge to glue a 4 x 6 piece of scrapbook paper and my image onto my basa wood and let dry. Once they were dry I measured out my holes and drilled right through all 4 pieces at once. I haven't sealed my cards yet, but I will just to give them a finished look and longer durability, I will probably used a gloss finish such as Diamond Glaze.
I plan on wrapping them up when the clear coat is dry and giving them as a gift. To who you ask??? Well my son's kindergarten teacher gave out a letter at the beginning of the year and asked that through out the year if we wanted to give gifts that we try and give gifts that can be used in the classroom such as donating a book to the classroom library or buying new pencils or markers that often get used up as the year progresses. A great idea I thought and we have done those things for Christmas and such but Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up May 2-6 with May 3rd specifically being Teacher Appreciation Day, so my son will be giving these to his teacher as an appreciation gift, one that can be enjoyed by the whole class.


2 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh Emily! Those are soooooo dang cute! I love your blog!!!

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  2. These are soo stinking adorable! Love the Olivia's.. soo cute! Hope you will share with my Pink Hippo party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2011/04/pink-hippo-party-24.html

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