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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Grade One Tradition

Two years ago when my eldest daughter, Marley,  was about to start Grade One I surprised her with a fun cone of goodies hanging on her door in the morning. I'd heard about the idea from Big Picture Classes Big Idea Festival (actually a combination of two different ideas) and ran with it. I almost forgot to do one for Paige this year but managed to squeak out this little beauty after she'd gone to bed. Sorry about the quality of the pictures but it was pretty late!!

The two ideas I combined were 1) to make a paper cone and fill it with summer goodies and 2) in Germany it is tradition to give a gift to your child on the first day of Grade One. Marley actually reminded me several times to do this for Paige!
Paige got to pick the paper but had no idea what it was for. She chose a paper from Floral District and I picked out some coordinating papers to make the butterflies. I made them using my Beautiful Butterflies Die for the Big Shot. Here's a close up so you can see the layers and the added rhinestones.

I kept the wings popped up by using Snail adhesive in the centre of the butterfly and Stampin' Dimensionals under the wings.

This butterfly was found at Michaels - it's a little clip. So ridiculously delicate (it broke pretty much immediately!) but so beautiful too!

I filled the cone with school-ish related supplies - a Hello Kitty mini white board, a journal with some matching pencils and another smaller journal with attached pen. All things I knew Paige would love to have and use. She is my little artist and as such is always looking for paper to draw and write on!

Another view looking deep into the cone.

Thanks for stopping by. It's been a crazy week and a half since school started. I am WAY behind in my crafting, my blogging and just about everything! Hopefully this is the first post of many as I catch up. 
Have a wonderful rest of your day!! See you soon.

1 comment:

  1. Love it and can't wait to see more when you get some much deserved "you"time:)