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Friday, 15 July 2016

The Grad!

Good morning all

Here's a quick fun share from me today - might even be useful inspiration for those of you with kids finishing off school for the year who need to make a teachers card.

My grandson Jacob (age 4!) has graduated!!!
No he' not a mini genius - it's just what they do at nursery school now (apparently)

Here he is in all his regalia - I think he looks like a miget Harry Potter lol

They had a mini graduation ceremony and by all accounts he thoroughly enjoyed it - don't think he know's quite what's in store at school though, because he told me after his visit last week that he was a bit disappointed that they had was nothing to make robots with!! - his current obsession

Anyway he loves to craft with Grandma - he says
 "I call Grandma's craft room - Jacob and Grandma's craftroom"!!
and his favourite thing to do is help with die cutting with my little Diamond Press die cutting machine from Crafter's Companion.  He loves to turn the handle then wait for the reveal when the card pops out of the die.  So for his thank you card for his nursery nurse he wanted to make a flower card.
So with a little help from Grandma this is what we made!

Jacob wanted a flower card with stars and chose the papers himself,  cut the shapes out with the diamond press with a little help, then he wrote out his little tag all by himself - a real budding craft genius I'd say.  We used the little hexagon shape and a stamp that came free with the last Crafter's Companion inspiration magazine, made a flower shape and stuck it all together -he was as happy as can be. Obviously at 4 he couldn't do it by himself (even though he's a genius lol) - but an older child could have a good go at making this card with die cut hexagons I'd say

Here he is in action a few weeks ago making a gift box for Mammy with punched flowers!

This is what Jacob and Grandma did....

Papers - my minds eye 
Kraft card - Crafter's Companion
Hexigon shape and thank you stamp from crafters inspiration magazine
Leaf shape die - MFT blueprints 14
tag shape dies - MFT
Star shape = Crafter's Companion essentials die

Wishing all you mums and Dads with kid's breaking up from school the very best of luck for the next six weeks - fingers crossed for good weather and well behaved kids lol


Judith x


Natalia Smith said...

What a beautiful card Jacob made with grandmas little help. Brilliant photo of your grandson x

Stamping Bubbles said...

This is a lovely card, just perfect for a teacher thank you. I am sure Jacob's teacher will love it.
I hope he enjoys school, I am sure that a some point there will be some modelling to do.
Crafty hugs

Carol S. said...

A gorgeous card and he looks adorable. Makes me miss my grand kids. They are coming at the end of the school holidays. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Mrs.B said...

What an adorable little boy and I love the card he made. The little gift box looks gorgeous, I bet Mummy appreciated it.
Have a great weekend.
Avril xx

Sue B said...

Oh this is brilliant Judith… as soon as I saw it I thought Harry Potter… what a wonderful photo for Jacob to look back on. I really hope they find some art stuff for him to make his robots or do a project even. I'm a big fan of incorporating learning into whatever kids love the most.
How fab that he likes to help you using the die cutting machine… he must take after his grandma! ;-) you made a beautiful card together!
Sorry I don't get to visit as often as I'd like. Hope you are doing ok.
Love Sue B xx

Carol said...

What a gorgeous card Judith and such a handsome little chap. Carol x

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Awww bless him...what a lovely card with granny help he made...great photo of him all dressed up....Joolsx

Kat W said...

That's such a sweet story and such a cute pic of Jacob in his graduation outfit! He may not be able to do all the making of the card himself yet, but he certainly has an eye for design to pick out those lovely papers and come up with the flower idea. The finished card is fab and making the flower up from hexagons is a really brilliant idea :-)
It must be lovely to share your crafting with such an enthusiastic and talented companion!
Big hugs, Kat xx

cheryl said...

Oh bless his heart I too thought it was harry potter wonderful memory to look back on love looking back on photos never had any takenn of me when I was growing up. So I've made sure there is plenty of my children and grand children. Wonderful card you both did love cheryl xxx

Patty Sue 2 said...

He is just too cute! Aren't grandkids the best gift ever! I have three grandsons and I love them all! They are my sunshine. Love the look in the graduation duds. Things have changed so much since I raised our kids. LOL....must be getting old!