Saturday, September 8, 2012

Number Learning Game

Have I ever told you before that I love posting on Saturdays?? Since I'm a stay at home mom and my husband has no work schedule at all, every day is pretty much the same!! I get bored over the weekends when a lot of my favorite bloggers don't post... I figure I can't be the only one excited to see people posting over the weekends!!

My project today is inspired by one of the release challenges over at Peachy Keen. The challenge was to include three of something, and use PK stamps, of course. This got me thinking about a little number game for Bria that I've had in my mind for a little while. I always try to find new, fun ways to teach her letters and numbers. With her help, we choose some graphics that she loved and went to work! 

We used the Sea Animals for Girls set from MyGrafico... 



I took out the original faces on the graphics so that I could add my own PK faces - which are soo much more cute! :) I used a variety of face assortment sets - Princess Faces, Happy Lashes and Winter Wonderland. Some of the animals only needed one eye since they are looking to the side... For these ones, I inked up my stamp then used a baby wipe to wipe off the ink (then dry the stamp) from everywhere on the stamp except the one eye. Then I stamped the eye onto my creatures. If you look close at the seahorses, I actually only wiped the ink off the mouth and nose on the stamp - the two eyes were the perfect distance apart to stamp both seahorse's eyes at the same time! I made 20 cards - 10 with creatures on them, and 10 with corresponding numbers. 


I made the cards in Silhouette software and then printed them out, followed by cutting them with my cameo. I made 20 cards - all the same - with the background paper that came with the graphics set, to make the back sides of the cards. Once I had all these printed and cut, I used ATG tape to adhere a background card to a picture/number card.


I'm planning on taking these to Staples to have them laminated so that they don't get wrecked the first time she uses them!

I will also be linking this project up over at Pink Cricut's Link Up Tuesday!!

I hope you liked my project today!!! I'll be back soon with my second project for the Peachy Keen release challenges! 

12 comments:

Lisa said...

These are so cute!!! you are very talented!

Lisa

Linda said...

These are fantastic and I love the beautiful colours. A very clever idea too. I blog everyday of the week hun and enjoy it. Thank you for sharing and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Hugs
Linda xxxx

Ang said...

What a clever idea and so cute too I'll bet Bria will love playing with them
Hugs
Ang
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Sherry said...

I made a counting book for my little girl and plan on making cards too. I wanted to share my book with you. I love the cards you made. It would be a lot easier to laminate the cards and is probably a better idea than mine.
http://upordowntheyrebeautiful.blogspot.com/2012/08/mrs-bells-count-me-book.html
Thanks for sharing your great idea.
Sherry

Pinkies Sparkly Creations said...

great idea i love them emma xx

Danie May said...

What a great and very clever idea Candace. The fun images and colors of these cards for your game will no doubt have your little one knowing her numbers in no time. This may be something you could sell to others too! xx

Kate M said...

Great idea and the cards are really pretty and appealing - she will love using yhese
Kate
xx

jane stillman said...

A brilliant idea - great fun way to learn x

Barbara said...

Wow, these are amazing....so very clever, love them!

Zoe said...

Very clever! This is amazing and very beautiful xxx

Sammylou said...

What a fab idea! I may have to try these for my son, they're so much nicer than the ones for sale xXx

Trina said...

This is very cute.