Want to make a project that makes life a little easier in the school holidays and summer holidays run a little more smoothly? Something fun you can whip out to save the day when that dreaded “I’m Bored” rears its ugly head? Then these little Boredom buster cards are just the thing to make you smile and save your sanity. Read on to find out how to make a sanity saver to make both you and your children smile…..
First you need to find a digi kit you and your kids like. One with bright colours like Owen’s Room Bundle is great as it has journaling cards available as an add on. I used this kit plus Brady’s Room Bundle which are both by Wishing Well Creations.
The bright colours in these sets work great for my boys and daughter, but there are so many options to choose from to suit your own personal taste.
First, you need to make up a box to keep them in. I used a fliptop box template that I had previously but again, there are quite a few options for boxes over at the Digichick Store, you can find lots under Kelleigh Ratzlaff’s designs.
I chose my paper and layered it over the template in PSE. Then, I printed, cut it out and put it together. Very simple. If you don’t have an editing program like PSE where you can layer directly onto to your digital paper, it is just as easy to print the lines onto your already printed patterned digital paper and cut out.
I inked the edges of my box with chalk ink and then glammed it up a little with some diamond stickles
The next step is to make up your cards, I put a range of different activities that are particular to living in the country with things that they can do alone mixed in with some that I need to help with and supervise. It is a great way of spending some unexpected quality time with them when they pull a parental involvement card
I opened the journal cards and typed my activities in PSE as shown.
Once I had my cards all typed up, I merged the individual cards onto a large layer in A4 size (In other countries I think you use 8.5×11) for quick and easy printing.
Once they were printed I cut them out with my trimmer and rounded the corners with my corner punch.
I then made up my card for the front of the card box and added a button closure with bakers twine to tie.
And there you have it – a fun project to make and one you and your kids will love.
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- Child's Blackboard - October 1st, 2012
- Children's Door Hangers - April 9th, 2012
- Mini Whiteboard - March 14th, 2012