Monday, June 20, 2011

Better Late.....

With a broken camera last week and only the use of a disposable camera (with two little ones, it's hard to go even a day without a camera) I am a little late sharing my Father's Day projects.  But wanted to share just the same.  Better late then never....right? 

Anyway, we had a fun time decorating these cute plastic pencil/pen holders for our Papa and Grandpa.  Notice the background paper is random stamped with the kids finger prints, then transformed into bugs by adding antennae and legs.  Loved using the bright colors of CTMH Exclusive Summer Inks to make these colorful bugs.
Tip of the Day:  Children's finger/hand/foot prints make perfect stamps for background and texture papers or even embellishments for scrapbook layouts.  Check out this cute turkey  I added to a calendar layout.  The kids grow so fast, hands included, and it just makes me happy to look back and remember their sweet little hands.  I think their Grandpa's will like to look at these little finger prints as the years go by too.  Stay tuned for more "hand" made art throughout the year. 

Here is another smaller pencil/pen holder I made for my husband.  No creative art from the kids, the rolled up paper in the container are colored and decorated notes from them, just pictures of them for Joel to display at work.      
The plastic pencil/pen holders were purchased at Michael's for $12.99 or less when using their coupons.  These were easy and fun projects to make.  All Dads were happy to receive them yesterday. 

~Amy 

5 comments:

Karen Day said...

What fun Dad projects! I love the little finger-bugs especially - thanks for sharing them with us on H2H :o)

Saisslin Family said...

Great idea Amy! Very crafty.

Haley D. said...

What a fun project! I love those cute little fingerprint critters. Thanks for sharing with us at H2H!

Haley D. said...

What a fun project! I love those cute little fingerprint critters. Thanks for sharing with us at H2H!

Melinda said...

How did you come up with the idea of turning fingerprints into bugs? What a keepsake! Love all your artwork and want to thank you for joining us at H2H!