Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Paper Smooches and Scor-Pal Blog Hop


Paper Smooches is joining forces with Scor-Pal all week long. Today, I'm thrilled to share a cute little project that I made to occupy my son. It's a creative game I'm calling Pour & Create.


I started by making a mini milk carton using this Beate Johns tutorial and my trusty Scor-Pal which I absolutely love! It makes perfect score lines every time even after years of use. I also can't live without Scor-Tape which is one of my must-have adhesives.





After cutting, scoring and assembling the milk carton, I die cut some blooms and monogrammed it with an 'E' which is really an ampersand from We Connect but I love how it looks like a scripted 'E' for Emily. I know my son is eventually going to change it to his initial. ;)


There are about 50 die cut pieces of various Paper Smooches stamps from Cuteasaurus, Flap Happy, We ConnectWicked Nauticool and Woofers & Tweeters.


All I have to do is pour out a few pieces and ask my son to make up a story with them. He can also glue them on a piece of paper and draw out a scene to incorporate those pieces.


If he's not playing LEGO or Playmobil, he's drawing and colouring. It makes me so happy to watch him create and then tell me a story.

Both Paper Smooches and Scor-Pal are giving away prizes so be sure to check these two blogs every day, today through Friday, May 31st.

Paper Smooches Blog
Scor-Pal Blog

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

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38 comments:

Gay Peplow said...

Brilliant make!! What a clever mum you are Emily! Your son will go from strength to strength, it's so good to be able to formulate the order of a story and imagination is so important too, what fun you are going to have! Hugs Gay x

snappy scrappy said...

Really cute idea!!

cm said...

Oh my, Emily - not only is this a gorgeous project, combining PS and Scor-Pal, but the concept behind it is BRILLIANT! What an amazing mom you are, encouraging, supporting and engaging your son in developing his creativity and imagination. The ability to 'tell stories' is such an important skill to develop, and your son is well on his way to learning to do so. WOW! Impressive, enlightening and FANTASTIC!
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Sus said...

Very clever! A great way to stretch our use of stamps!!! Thanks for sharing!

Trinh said...

What a great idea! I just may have to CASE it for my DD.

Paper Smooches said...

seriously girl - you are beyond amazing!!!

marylouh said...

Great idea. It shows your son that you can play with simple things - they don't have to be fancy and expensive. It gives him a chance to use his imagination. And it shows him that mom loves him enough to make up a fun game for him.

auntiejenni said...

very clever, very clever. the entire game thing for your son is genius and the milk carton idea is awesome. i agree....i cannot live with scor-tape. another stroke of genius by someone. i love your idea here and thank you for the link to the milk carton box. i love those things. angelheartcottage@comcast.net

Kailash said...

Such a clever and creative project. Thanks for the inspiration!!

Jessi Fogan said...

Emily, this is incredible! And what a fabulous activity for D - seriously, I am *still* working on story-telling skills with my 2! It makes an impact in all aspects of learning. What a mom :) You rock!!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a great activity Emily! This is so fun, I might have to steal this idea!

Sue D said...

Very clever idea!

Isha Gupta said...

So very creative and clever Emily!! It's just so you...perfect. What a superb idea to keep the kids busy in an innovative way :) TFS

Ravengirl said...

What a great idea! I think my daughter would still go for something like this, especially if she can keep the dies or images and glue them down on her illustration!

Sabrina said...

This mini milk carton is just too cute!!

Scrappin' Diva said...

What a fun and cute idea! I have a little girl who loves dinosaurs so this would be a great idea for her to play with when we are out and about!

karenelr said...

What a fabulous idea Emily! I am glad you gave us the link for the carton and the knowledge to score it up so we can create the same type of game--if it's alright with you! I would love to make some of these for my nieces and nephews--of which I have many! Thanks for sharing today!

Lindsey said...

This looks like a ton of fun, Em! Knowing your son, I'm not sure why you even bothered starting with your initial. ;)

Lynne in NI said...

Wow, what a fabulous imaginative pressie for your son, hope he has lots of fun playing with it!

Cindy C. said...

What a fun project!!!

Gabby said...

Great project! Thx for showing how to make the milk carton using the Scor-Pal! :)

Jessica Yoder-Jones said...

CUTE milk carton!!

mandalj said...

What a great idea - such a stimulating toy!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER fun project for your son!! LOVE the different shapes and images-- LOVE PS dies and stamps:) Gotta love Scor-Pal too:)

Pam said...

LOVE this idea!! How fun! My son would love this too!! :)

Jean Bullock said...

I love containers and this is a great one. Thanks for the tutorial.

Jenny said...

Way to go combining crafting with fun and educational!! Love the mini milk carton to store all the pieces in Emily... I bet Damian loves this new game :0)
Jenny x

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Your work is amazing!!! :D

Mare said...

What a great idea! Love it!

TJ Butler said...

What a cute, clever idea! Love it!

Glenda J said...

EEK! Absolutely fantastic! Great work!

Janis said...

Wonderful project and game!! Happy times.

Lisa R. said...

Great lil project! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Billie A said...

Great project and game. How fun this would be.

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

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Barb Ghig said...

I love how you created your box for your game...so clever and so fun! Such a great way to expand a child's imagination!

dorism6220 said...

What a clever idea!

Larissa Heskett said...

AWESOME!! Such a FUN idea!! THANKS for sharing the GREAT Tutorial and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)