Thursday, July 21, 2011

Thankful Thursday Summer Movie Theme

Hello Everyone!  Today is my kids favorite post day of the week!  It's Thankful Thursday today and the Design Team at Crazy About Cricut has created some amazing and fun projects to celebrate Family Movie Night!  Our challenge this week is Summer Movie!  So what is your families favorite movie!  Our all-time favorite movie in our house is the Wizard of Oz!  My longtime followers know that Oldest E had a Wizard of Oz Dress-up Birthday Party this year!  Even the adults got in on the fun!  So for our project this week, my girls wanted to make a tunnel card just like they had seen Dr. Sonia and her little assistant make at Cards, Crafts and Kids Projects!  Here is what our Wizard of Oz tunnel card looks like!

My dear friend Sonia has a wonderful tutorial on how to make this creation HERE!   Her and her little assistant's card is much more detailed!  You must check it out!  Let me show you our fun in making this!

We started with these frames.  I used my Gypsy to cut rectangles with frames from Once Upon a Princess.  The little Wizard of Oz die-cuts are from my LSS and are made by Paper House Productions.

Here is Oldest E working on coloring her frames...

....and Middle E working on hers!

Outer frame - Oldest E used the Wizard of Oz Die Cuts and some Wizard of Oz Chipboard stickers to create her scene then faux stitched her border....

Next frame she gave the Scarecrow a cornfield to stand in....

Next, Oldest E gave the Tin Man some apple trees....

and the Cowardly Lion got a forest (she wanted to do lions, and tigers and bears but couldn't fit them on the frame)....

Middle E did the Wicked Witch and her flying Monkey!  She is obsessed with the witch!  
After all the frames were done, we stacked them on top of each other and Oldest E added a few more of the chipboard stickers that went with the characters.  When they went for their naps, I followed Dr. Sonia's tutorial (See HERE - thank you Sonia) to build the tunnel card!  Below is the finished card at different angles! 




Here are the girls after their nap.  The were admiring their work and absolutely thrilled with how it turned out!

I hope you'll join us at Crazy About Cricut for our Thankful Thursday this week!  I can't wait to see the Summer Family Movie projects you create with your kids or loved ones!  If you are not familar with our challenge and the rules, please check it out at Crazy About Cricut!  Below is the wonderful prize pack sponsored by our friends at Post-It that you could win for crafting with your family this month!  There is also a chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate for Pink By Design but you must stop by to see how you can win!  Thanks for stopping by today!


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14 comments:

artfuldelight said...

Your girls are so adorable and so is your project. Your girls look like that had fun making it. I have to admit, I do not like the movie Wizard of Oz. Call me crazy but when I was a kid the witch would scare the poop out of me and now as an adult I just can't watch it. Do you have something that happened when you were a kid that just brings back bad memories as an adult? A song or movie or smell or something? Well for me that's clowns and Wizard of Oz. I tried when my oldest daughter was younger to watch it, we even had the DVD but I just couldn't do it. We haven't watched that movie in 8+ years. :-(

Your project is awesome though and so great you and your girls could make something together. :-)

Dr Sonia S V said...

Oh Amber so wonderful of you to have each daughter create a scene!! You are awesome. I just about manage with one little girl!! The result is fantastic and its so nice to see them peering through their tunnel card!

Stephanie said...

Wow, what a super fun card and project. I love how you get the girls involved in crafting. My three year old loves it and tries to help but she is still a bit young. Please let the little ones know what a great job they did with each of their part. I really like how the witch page was done with the scribbling around..makes it look she flew around the page.

Tanya said...

I TOTALLY love this project!! The girls did a FAB job and I TOTALLY have to try that!! Be sure to tell them I enjoyed their project and they have 2 thumbs up!! :)

Hugs,

Tanya

Cheryl Gaffney said...

What an awesome project!! Your girls are so cute and so proud!! I love that!! Great job to all of you!!!

TFS, Cheryl @ CardsbyCG.blogspot.com

Kate said...

Very Nice. The kids are definitely doing an Awesome job.

Hugs
kate

Cely said...

That is the COOLEST thing ever!!!

Rachel W K said...

how cool! They definitely got into this project, all the different layers look amazing :) They all did a great job!

-rwk
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

Missy said...

This is a great project Amber, tell the girls they did a fabulous job on their parts!! I remember that Wizard of Oz party you did all that stuff for, I think that's when I started following your blog, the party things you did were incredible!!!

June Houck said...

Your girls are absolutely precious! I love that movie, but not when I was their age…those flying monkeys are way too scary for me :)

Great family project. Kudos to your girls on their mad crafting skillz…clearly they get their oodles of talent from their mama!

HappyPlaceJen said...

Love the Wizard of Oz tunnel card! And even more I love the pic of the Es admiring it! Too cute!! :) ~Jen
http://happyplaceforjen.blogspot.com/

Melissa said...

Ohhhh mama Amber, I can TOTALLY relate to your day yesterday!! I had one of those days too and by the end of the day, I was bawling. I bathed my kids, grabbed a cold beer (which I never do) and went outside to talk to my husband while he worked on fixing a combine. It was very relaxing until I heard one of them from the door yelling MOOOOOOOOOM!! I came racing around the corner to see what was wrong and he said..."oh, I was just checking to see if you were still outside"!! Today has been much better...I hope it stays that way! I hope your day is much better too! I agree w/ loving being a SAHM, but I can be just a little stressful some days! :) Love your project and the Wizard of Oz, by the way!! :)

julieprice3 said...

Wonderful creation,they did a great job!
Hugs Julie P

Cindy said...

This is such a super project Amber!The kids did a AWESOME JOB with you!JUST BEAUTIFUL!:)