Friday, January 9, 2009

Handmade Card

25.  This Christmas I spent some time making special handmade cards for some very special girls.  I teach a girl's club class for 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade girls every Friday evening at my church.  We have so much fun together and it is always a highlight of my week!
Each week I like to prepare a craft for them to do together.  Sometimes, it goes along with our lesson...most of the time, it is just for fun.
So our last class before Christmas vacation, we had a snow storm and had to cancel...leaving me with a winter craft...for no one to do.  Well, I got to work and made them personal for each girl and sent them the craft to construct at home.  I found this idea in the Family Fun Magazine several years ago.  You can find the instructions here.   It really would be fun to make any type of make-your-own card...maybe for Valentines Day and fill the bag with items to decorate a card with hearts.  
Here are pictures of my handywork.

Cutting out the shapes...I needed a Martha Stewart circle cutter gadget!
I placed each item in a zip bag and then taped the bag to a window card.
Here is the finished product.    The girls had fun making them! 

It is Friday, and tonight we are talking about Grooming.  You know body shapes, face shapes, clothing and cleanliness.  My friend, who helps me in class, is a beautician by trade.  She will be giving the girls hair makeovers tonight!!!   Exciting!

"The moment one gives close attention to any thing, 
even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, 
awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself. "
 ~Henry Miller


Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Very cute. I hope the girls enjoyed their craft and I hope the girls have fun and enjoy their makeovers. I know I would!

BECKY said...

What an adorable card! I have a Keepers At Home girls club with 10 girls from 8-12 and we meet at my home Thursday afternoons. Yesterday we baked pumpkin bread for our baking award. Such fun to invest in these young lives, huh? I'm sure you're a real blessing to them!
Thanks for sharing, Lilly!

Linda said...

Very cute indeed! I like making cards, wish I had more time to do it. Fun thing to do with them.

Jane said...

We used these snowmen to play "tag" over the holidays. We went ice skating and some little girl handed me my snowman that I had dropped. Thanks for sharing.

Melissa Wertz said...

I know that the girls enjoyed the card craft. It is very cute.

Linda C said...

Very cute! That's a lot of circle cutting for you:) I bet the girls loved it.

Thanks for showing how to make this card:)

Linda C

Nora Lee said...

How cute! Thanks for sharing.


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