My kids...they are funny. Anytime Disney or Cartoon Network is on, they become fascinated with all the toy commericals.
Steve might be doing crosswords or I am cooking and we hear, "Mom! Dad! Can I have that?" or "Come quick! I want that, I want that!"
It happened so often that it truly became annoying. At first, I did noble mom duty and tried to explain how you can't get everything you want. I discussed the concept of being greedy and the importance of using imagination.
It didn't stop them. So one day we just started saying, "Put it on the list." I think we overhead brillant Auntie Sue using that line with Christian! It is so smart. They say "Okay!" and it is over.
When I was asked to be a guest designer over at Allyscraps, I got lots of fun Sass stuff. I love Sass because of all the cool scalloped and shaped border edges and the fun papers you can cut apart. When I laid my eyes on the Cherry Delicious line, I was super inspired by the vintage toy theme. What does this have to do with my post...
I made them a "List". A little place they can write down all those toys and gadgets they long for (and will never get...hahaha!)
Check it out!
To make it, cut a piece of nearly solid patterned paper into an 8 1/4 (length) by 8 1/2 (width) inch rectangle. I used a piece with detailing in the upper right hand corner to add a bit of detail. Fold in half to make the mini-notebook. I simply cut a rectangular box full of vintage items and laid that down about 3 inches from the top of the card. Add some stickers and a popped flower and you are good.
But that is not the end...here is the notebook inside.
I made the little pocket for crayons...just cut a rectangle 3 1/2 by 4 1/4. Apply a very skinny strip of adhesive along the two sides and bottom edges and adhere to the card!
To make the notepaper part, I just cut two sheets of plain white paper into 8 1/4 by 4 inches. Score a horizontal line about 3/4 inches from the top. Place a line of adhesive along the top and stick down! Use one of the cool Sass borders to hide the score and to add detail. You are done!
Fun for you and the kids!
By the way, I keep wondering if I get a list too...hmm...