Sunday, December 7, 2014

{Paper Smooches Video} Flash Cards with Gift Tags 2


I used the Gift Tags 2 dies to create a set of flash cards for my son who spent the first two weeks of grade one studying math basics. My mom used to have me recite the multiplication tables (yes, all 12) before bed every night. Once memorized, math becomes super easy, and that is the point of these flash cards. By making math fun and cute, kids will definitely want to use these for learning.


They also studied different ways to make ten, i.e. 1+9=10, 2+8=10, 3+7=10, 4+6=10, 5+5=10. I'll be adding those to the next stack of flash cards.



As explained in the video, the cover cards are double-layered so that all the character and star dies are inlaid. Each set of flash cards can be combined with the cover cards and used to section off different sets or they can be used separately with their own book rings.


I used the following stamp sets and dies to create these cover cards: (red) Smarty Pants, Smarty Pants Icons, Stars, Uplifters; (orange) Great Chemistry, Great Chemistry Icons, Stars, Uplifters; and (yellow) Super, Super 1, Stars, Smarty Pants. All of the stamp sets that were used for the flash cards themselves are listed in the supplies list below.


For the past six weeks, my son's class has been doing Spell Well tests so these flash cards could be used to practice spelling words as well. At some point in the future, these could be also used as gift tags or embellishments on a greeting card. Awesome, right? ;)


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14 comments:

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

What a cool project! Awesome idea!!!

DoofyJEss2 said...

Wow Wow Wow!!! What a GREAT flash card set!! Your son is so lucky to have these to learn with!!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

AWESOME!!!

KayM said...

What a super fun and cute idea!! These are just amazing and a fun way for the kids to learn!

Shelly said...

Oh.my.word. LOVE this, Emily!

Scrapthat said...

So super cute!! TFS

Lindsey said...

Awesome is definitely right! I think this is all kinds of brilliant. And I have to confess, I am al in favour of math fact memorization, pariah though that makes me. :)

Meghan said...

As a one-time grade one teacher [I teach high school now] I say these get an A+! Your son is one lucky young man!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a GREAT idea! Love this, so clever and it makes learning so much fun!

Tenia Nelson said...

Very cool!!

Lynn said...

You are an awesome mother. How clever and wise you are to make learning fun and attractive. I just bet your son will be getting an A+ in math!

Mary-Anne V said...

What a great idea and so fun!

Jocelyn Olson said...

These flashcards are so awesome, Emily! The in-laid die cutting is fabulous. These are going to make learning so fun for D!

Wendy said...

These are so creative, great idea!