Wednesday, May 28, 2008

May Papertrey Blog Hop!!!

I'm so excited to be participating in my second Blog Hop with Papertrey Ink!! What a great opportunity for us crafters to share our work and ideas using Papertrey Ink products!! I have to admit, I was a bit stuck on this month's blog hop challenge..and once again, I didn't create a card...I was planning on it but this time around my ideas kept growing and growing and I finally came up with my project. I'm not sure if you are like me but many, many times I start creating one thing and end up with a totally different idea than I had initially started with..I'll do one thing with my project and all of a sudden an idea pops into my head and I go with that...This time around I ended up creating "BABY BINGO" cards for a baby shower... I started by cutting 12 3 3/4 X 3 inch squares from the Lavendar Moon and Sweet Blush Papertrey Card Stock. I then placed a square lengthwise and scored every 3/4 of an inch so I had a total of 4 scored lines. I then turned the square vertical and I started scoring my lines starting from the bottom of the first score line I made when it was lengthwise.(You do this so you have a place to stamp your sentiment "Baby Bingo" without having scored lines there.) You will score every 3/4 of an inch moving vertically with a total of 3 scored lines. You should now have a 4x4 grid with a 3/4th of an inch opening at the top. I then took my Polka Dot set and stamped the middle sized polka dot just on the top. I stamped out "Baby Bingo" using the sentiments from Bitty Baby Blessings. I just used the sentiments "Good Things come in Multiples" and "Baby makes three". I used scotch tape to cover up the letters I did not want to use and was able to spell out "Baby Bingo". Hope that makes sense!! I then just took the tiny stamps from Bitty Baby Blessings and randomly placed them in the squares I had created....Make sure each card you create is different from the others...I finished the Bingo Card by placing it on to a piece of Papertrey Kraft paper and using two small white brads on the top. I repeated these steps with all 12 squares so I ended up with 12 Bingo Cards. I have a paper punch of baby feet that I decided to use as my game pieces, so I punched out several of the feet in both colors I had used. I then punched out several small circles from the Kraft paper and stamped the tiny images I had used on the Bingo Cards onto them. Now you are ready to play Baby Bingo!! Before you play, place a few bowls full of the punched baby feet(or any game piece you decide to use) around the room. Place the circle pieces into a bowl or bag and have the new mommy pick out the pieces and call out the image. You can play by having whoever fills up the whole card first wins, diagonals, corners, etc. It really is up to you...There you have it.. A quick and easy project that utilizes score lines in a fun way!! I think this would be such a fun little game to introduce at a baby shower..the images are just too cute for words!! Thanks for looking!!! Bridget Rose

33 comments:

Kimberly said...

FABULOUS project!! what a clever idea!!! tfs!! :)

IamDerby said...

What a great idea! you are so smart

Lisa H. said...

how stinkin' cute is this. great job with the challenge-love the project.

Monique Van Keuren said...

Ok there is some serious cuteness going on here! This has got to the cutest idea ever!GREAT JOB GIRL!

Jennifer Buck said...

How fun is this! Very clever! :)

Janette said...

this was such a clever idea- nice job! Congrats on your win again in April btw.

Jak said...

brilliant idea, love the card

Etha said...

that's just super cute! what a great idea to make a bingo sheet with scor lines and those tiny stamps, wonderful!

Regan said...

what a cute idea!!!

Diane said...

Just too clever! You did a fabulous job!!!

Lori said...

What a fantastic idea!

Kristy Vernon said...

How cute! What a brilliant idea and the footprints are adorable!

Radiogirl said...

what a wonderful idea; TFS!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

This is so stinkin' CUTE!

Lynn Mercurio said...

This is so very clever Brid...love the little feet as bingo markers. Great job.

Molly B said...

What a great idea. -Molly B

Chris said...

cute idea!!! i just went to a baby shower, this would have been so fun!!!

Deanna said...

Oh the cuteness of it all... I am totally making this for the next baby shower!

Latisha said...

what a fun idea!

Teresa said...

Such a fabulously cute idea!!!

Ana said...

so creative!!

Aimee said...

never would have thought of bingo... great job and so fun

Donelda said...

This is a brilliant idea!!! How out of the box is this!! Love it!! Thanks for the inspiration.

Bonnie said...

What an awesome idea!!

Theresa Tyree said...

You are one clever girl!

amber said...

How original. I will have to rememeber this or make a version for my classroom. Non-baby of course :)

Lisa Thibault said...

What a fun project! I love how you've used the challenge to "think outside the card".

calliezant said...

cute,cute,cute...love the project! Well Done!

Barb W said...

What a clever idea! And so very very cute. TFS!

Debbie Olson said...

How incredibly creative! Great job, Bridget!

Jeanne said...

Very clever!!!!!! Very cute!

Scrapping Julie said...

AWESOME!!!!

Cassie said...

what a cute idea!