Hi Everyone! I have another fabulous Lifestyle Crafts Project for you!
If you haven’t ever used die cuts, well… it’s a little addicting. I’ll just leave it at that!
Today Lifestyle Crafts is releasing their Fall Core Collection!
I made this little paint chip banner
To make this I used the Nesting Dies from the new Fall Core Collection.
Lifestyle Crafts will be debuting these at the CHA trade show. You’re in luck though. They will be releasing these pretty little ladies (yes, these dies are ladies!) throughout July!
I LOVE the nesting frame… it feels so fun… like a party maybe?! Yup.. it feels like a party!
Here is how I made my Banner….
Steal… I mean get some samples from your local paint store, because you never know, you might REALLY want to paint your room that color, and you need 15 of each color card because you might loose one, or 14. OK, but really they are FREE.. and just sitting there. There aren’t any paint swatch police is there? ok good!
Take your baker’s twine and wrap some tape around one end. This makes it easier to feed through the slits you just cut.
Once you are done with the tape, just feed that through all your slits and you are good to go! It tends to get all twisty when you feed it through, so just make sure you let it unspin after each piece.
Fun right? I can’t wait to show you my whole mantel… when I say mantel, I mean the top of my dresser ; )
Now it’s your turn to make a paint chip banner!
Ok, so one more thing…
I also got the treat box die to! I’ll be sharing this tutorial a little later but I wanted to show you what I did with it.
We have been having somewhat of a hard time with my son and not listening to what we say. I know I know.. like 5,000 mother’s just rolled over in the grave. I child not listening?! That’s unheard of!! (sense the sarcasm?) ; )
Anyways… so I have been meaning to fix up some kind of reward chart for him. I cut out the treat box and just kinda stared at it for a while trying to figure out how I wanted to use it. I’m a super visual person, so it helps me to be able to visualize it. So this is what I came up with. Don’t worry I’ll explain… just keep reading! : )
Ok, first thing you are probably thinking is what the heck are those egg shaped smiley faces? Does this lady actually blog about her egg shaped crafts?!?! Well.. I have good reason! I promise. My son is OBSESSED with drawing smiley faces right now…. so I thought maybe this would help! I was so right too…. not to toot my own horn. BUT he loves these little creepy smiley face things! He wants to play with them like he does lego guys! Creepy yes… is it working… well, that’s another story, you might have noticed there are no “happy sticks” in the good behavior side! : )
I’m not sure how we came up with “happy sticks” it was either me or Aubrey, but that’s what they are. So now my kids run around asking if they can have a “happy stick” I soon realized this could sound bad in public. Now I get to explain that 500 times! “No I do not let my kids smoke… I give them creepy egg shaped smiley faces on a cake pop stick to reward them for their good behavior” Oh the things a mother does!
So here is how it works.
All the sticks start out on the left. Every time they display “Good Behavior” or in Addison’s case, tee tee in the potty, they get to move a “happy stick” over to the good behavior side.
Every time they do not listen, or throw a fit, things of that nature, they have to put one back in the starting place. Or as I like to call it the “you are diving mama nuts side”, but we don’t put a negative name on that side. : ) At least we try not to, lol!
I’ll let you know how it does for me!
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Disclosure: I received free product from lifestyle crafts. All opinions are 100% mine!