Friday, June 18, 2010

Summer Activity Cards

A few days ago I was browsing blogland and happened upon A Girl and a Glue Gun. Great site with great ideas! One of her ideas she posted was her Summer To-Do List  project.  I thought it was a great idea to help us get outside and do fun things during the summer!  

Basically what she did was make a bunch of summer activity cards and decorated an envelope for them to go inside.  She went all out and decorated each card by hand with scrapbook paper.  I am not nearly as good at papercrafting as she is so I opted to do it all digitally.    I used some digital scrapbooking kits (I mostly used the "Backyard Play" kit from and other random elements that I have. If you want to know specifics, let me know and I can try to find out.)  I also used clipart images from Microsoft Word and Google. 

I went a little crazy and made an envelope for each day of the week (except Sunday).  I also laminated my cards so that I can reuse them for years to come.  Here is how mine turned out! 

I have to tell you though, we aren't going to do this EVERY single day.  Not on days where we have other appointments or whatnot--just when we are home during the long days!  I have done a few already and they have been a big hit with my 3 year old.  She is so excited to open the envelope and find out what we get to do next.  

Summer is arriving slowly but surely here in Idaho. When it does finally arrive, we will be ready! 

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Beth said...

Your cards and envelopes are so cute!

Kami @ Sweet Charli... said...

These are very cute! I wish I did more with paper crafts! Thanks for sharing! :)

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

Wow, that is such a great cute idea! Thanks for sharing!!

Sarah said...

Thank you for sharing. These are really cute ideas. :)

fiberdoodles said...

How cute! Thank you for sharing!!

Jessica Hills said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing this on Favorite Things Friday!

Daisy said...

These envelopes are adorable, and I know my 7 and 3 yr olds are going to love them. Thanks for sharing.

★All Thingz Related★ said...

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Brianna! said...

I am completely OBSESSED with making my own cards!

It's SO fun to share something from the heart and super adorable!


Kaysi said...

What a great idea!!!

Lanie Ree said...

Aww, great idea1 And they are so cute.

Thank you for participating in the Creative Therapy Session at Life in the Pitts.

Show Me Mama said...

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