Just as I predicted Jack loves my JustRite Monogram Stamper. Within hours of waking up on Saturday morning Jack spotted my stack of Provo Craft Band aid boxes and asked if he could have one to keep his money in. I suggested we alter it which he thought was a great idea. He chose his favorite Murdock Country Creations paper -Nature's Gift. He measured all the dimensions (Since Dad is a carpenter - he is learning how to read a tape measure) and carefully covered his box. This is the box he designed.
His review of my new toy went something like this: Way cool!!, Sweet!! Awesome!! and when can we make our next project!!!
A raving review from a 10 year old!! He loved the fact that he could design his own saying and put his initial in the center of his saying. The letters from the small letter set are tiny but he patiently placed them all in place by himself. So if you haven't taken yours out of the box yet- you don't know how much fun you are missing!! Just ask Jack!!
This was a great design project for him as he had to count the number of letters in his design and find the center letter and figure out how to place them on the rim so that they would be nicely spaced. He also had to place them on the rim in reverse. He wanted to know how many people had already seen the Easter bottle with his name on it since it had been posted. And he was very specific that I show you all the sides of his Stash box so here is the front:
He insisted that I take a photograph which showed your the cool ribbon on the side. He also informed me that Polka dotted ribbon was way to girlie for him. Guess mom will be investing in some more masculine trim in the near future. I was so excited that we were able to spend some fun quality time designing together...that I was walking on clouds for several hours!! I love that my entire family is involved in the design process and really gets it!! Once he had stamped his image then he used my Circle Scalloped Nestabilities to die cut his image and dry emboss it with my Cuttlebug...another toy Jack hadn't played with yet but loved. Then we decided to chalk the edge of the diecut with blue pearlescent chalk from Pebbles Inc. to give the diecut more depth.
Didn't it come out great!!
Tips for using the small letter set with the monogram stamper -During my first class, Sharon came up with 2 great tips - Sharon thanks for letting me share them .
Tips 1: When you open your set you should apply ink to the small letter set and stamp the whole set on a scrap of paper and keep it as a reference. Then clean them before you begin your project.
This will allow you to see which of the stamps are actually apostrophe's since it is almost impossible to figure this out when you are looking at them in reverse image when you are using them.
Tip 2: Once you have your letters placed in the channel in the rim - do not remove them to adjust the spacing. Just simply place the tweezers which come with the set over the letter and move it in the channel. This tip will save you a ton of time. Thanks Sharon!!
Tip 3: Once you have designed your stamp with all these tiny letters, I recommend stamping extra images and setting them aside for additional projects.
I think Jack is a future blogger. What do you think??? He is so excited that his project will be on the internet. I am sure Jack would love to read a few comments on his project tomorrow!! (hint, hint!!)