Friday, March 6, 2015

Valentine's with Paper Smooches~Great Chemistry

Hello everyone!  I know I'm a little late posting, but we a great Valentine's Day around our house!  My youngest son loves science, he wants to be a scientist when he grows up.  So when it came time to make Valentines for his class, I was so happy to find the perfect stamp set already in my stash!  My son and I made them together, and had so much fun!  We used the super fun stamp set from Paper Smooches, Great Chemistry.  I taught him how to use various shades of Copic markers to shade, and he loved it! Ok...I have only been making cards and using Copics for about two years...But, I taught him what I've learned anyway!  :)   I die cut some tags to glue the pieces on.  Then we attached the tags to "test tubes" from CTMH, and my son had fun filling them with skittles.

For his Valentine's box~We took his Lego Avengers box from last year, and re-used it.  Whew~that is the worst part to me...That saved me hours!  My son did the stamping, and we each colored half of the scientist.  Then I let my ScanNcut cut all the little pieces...He wanted to make his box look like a mad scientist, with his lab exploding.  So I put adhesive on the pieces, and let him attach all of the stamped test tubes and other images where ever he liked.  We borrowed a lightbulb and connector set from one of his real science kits.   Maybe it was because it was my idea, but I think it turned out pretty awesome!  I got to help with his school party, and all the kids LOVED it.  The working lightbulb was a huge hit, and got us stopped in the hallway by teachers wanting to check it out too.  Here are some pics:

Supplies used:

Stamp set:  Great Chemistry~Paper Smooches
Markers: Copic
Paper: Poppy, Papertrey Ink
Dies: Mama Elephant
"Test Tubes" Treat tubes: Close to my Heart
Baker's twine: Lawn Fawn

Thanks for joining me!