As the world goes into lots of forms of reduced services and isolation, I’ve been reflecting on how lucky we are to have the internet! For social interaction, for news & updates and for crafty inspiration!
For now, it’s business as usual for both Stampin’ Up! and Australia Post, so by shopping in my online store (click here to visit) you can still get crafty supplies delivered to your door.
I also feel lucky to be connected to a wonderful community of lovely stampers including the Just Add Ink design team. Today we’re sharing another challenge theme – Just Add “E”. It’s a great theme to get you thinking about what stamps, techniques or themes you can create starting with “E”.
As we embark on voluntary isolation, I’ve added “Education” as my theme, making some accessories for the Little Miss Papercrafts to use in our at home school experience.
Following my instinct and the advice of some parenting experts I respect, our approach to home schooling is going to be very casual for the immediate future. Our time at home is a long game – they are predicting students won’t return to school for many months. But, there’s always a place for stationary!!! I know these little gifts for the girls will add some excitement to the pending time at home.
For our “everything pretty & pink” Little Miss, I’ve made a unicorn corner bookmark. This style of bookmark is so easy to make using some simple origami steps. Click here to visit the tutorial I used.
For our “animal loving, plans to be a vet” Little Miss I made a nature themed bookmark using the Tropical Oasis DSP and chinchilla from the Witty-cisms stamp set.
Did you read Babysitters Club books as a child? I think I read every one every published and I’m sad I didn’t keep hold of them, so I was excited to able to pick some up second hand recently!
To go with each bookmark, I covered a wood coaster tile with DSP and a bulldog clip with coordinating DSP to create a post it note holder. These are my favourites to make as a quick and easy desk gift. The coasters are from the KAISERwood range and available here in Australia from Spotlight (and other craft supply stores I’m sure!).
How stunning is the Best Dressed DSP?!?! It makes a great unicorn flower crown. The horn and eyes are from a Pink Fresh Studio set. The post-it note sentiment is from the Leave a Little Sparkle stamp set.
I’m not sure if Alexa knows what a Chinchilla is (we don’t have them in Australia), so this seems like a great research project for home at school! The other activities I have planned are baking, outdoor exploring, yoga, Lego, reading, writing and sleeping in (this might be my favourite part!). I’m sure there’ll be some movies, some board games and even some crafting in the mix!
Thinking of my fellow crowned home school parents – we’re all in this together, and like most things in life, this too shall pass.
To see more design team projects and to add your “E” creation to our gallery, visit the Just Add Ink blog.