Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Posting for Matthew

My 2 grandsons are here today since their school building is being used as a voting place.  Matthew, my crafting buddy, wanted to make something for Memorial Day.  We googled kids crafts and checked pinterest.  He decided he wanted to make a flag.  Scanning the Stand and Salute cricut cartridge book, he found several and decided on this one:

He cut the white map as a frame and then a plan red map for under it.  I handed him my box of solid scraps and had him look for a blue piece.  We cut it to size and he stamped the stars (CTMH stamp, white daisy ink)  He mounted the map on the chevron paper.  He has a pretty good eye for centering.  I don't get to help.  He is 8!  He wanted to use the eagle frame from the cricut cartridge but the map was too big.  So he just cut a plain eagle, added a googly eye and popped it onto the page.  Next I handed him my red, white, and blue box with goodies I pick up to use on OWH Hero Cards.  Matt added the chipboard self adhesive letters first, followed by the bling borders, fireworks stickers and more bling for in the centers.  It was looking so great I started digging in my closet.  All the way at the bottom I had stashed one of those scrapbook page frames.  He let me put the page in the frame.  He says he's giving it to his dad for Father's Day, but my guess is that his Dad will get it this afternoon.
I think he did a phenomenal  job!

I am entering it a few challenges for him:
Not Just Cards Challenge # 19 - Always Anything Goes

Now we are off to the movies.


  1. So cool! Thanks for joining us this week at Use Your Stuff!

  2. What an awesome frame he made!! WTG! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week xoxoxo

  3. This is absolutely fantastic, Debi ! Tell Matthew I think he did an incredible job on it.

  4. Matthew did a fantastic job on this! Thanks so much for joining us this week for our chevron challenge at Use Your Stuff!
    Lori - UYSDT


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