Saturday, July 17, 2010

Christmas in July! JustRite!

It's Christmas in July with JustRite! We are showing you Christmas ideas and creations to start that holiday magic! Can you believe it, in 8 days, we will be 5 months away from Christmas Day? So, while the outdoor temperatures may feel too warm or the calendar feels a bit too early to start thinking Christmas, I propose creating for the holidays year round makes for a more relaxing holiday! Are you with me?

How about a reindeer tic tac toe board game today, utilizing the reindeer image from one of JustRite's newest sets, Holiday cheer? This adorable image is sure to please players of all ages!

The markers are color coded, by the reindeer's scarf, hat rim, and patterned paper. Beneficial for color recognition, each marker is stamped with X's and O's for a bit of letter review! The reindeer nose is accented with crystal effects.

The board was purchased at my local Dollar Tree. I painted the wood and inserted squares for color and dimension. It allows the markers to really show well too. This item really is intended for a wall hanging and came with hangers attached to the backside. I removed them. A closer peek at the button feet! After the patterned paper was adhered to the sides, I lightly sanded the edges.

And another angle of the completed board. I painted the board with white acrylic paint. What a fun and economical gift that can be loved and used all year long! The JustRite Stampers Design team has inspiration upon inspiration for you today! Take good care and enjoy the hop! JustRite Inspiration Blog Becca Feeken - Debbie Olson - Stephanie Kraft - Sharon Harnist - Kazan Clark - Heidi Blankenship - Barb Schram - Kathy Jones - Michele Kovack - Angela Barkhouse - Sankari Wegman ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

STAMPS: JB-09770 Holiday Cheer (JustRite), JB-08062 Times New Roman 95pt. Font (JustRite) PAPER: White cardstock (GinaK), SU green, Cosmo Cricket Early Bird papers (Joan's Gardens) INK/COPICS: Memento Tuxedo Black (Stamp Simply Store), StazOn Black, Copic YR00, E31, W1, R24, R27, BG13, Colorless Blender OTHER: JB-09500 Clear Round Stamper 1 5/8" (JustRite), Small Classic Square #3, Large Classic Circle #1 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), EKSuccess 1 1/4" and 1" circle punches, Dill Buttons (Local Fabric Store), SU Crystal Effects, Wooden board (The Dollar Tree), white acrylic paint, craft sponge brush, sanding block

17 comments:

Luv 2 Create said...

Oh so cute & very creative. This would definitely entertain the kids even in the car on the way to Grammas house Christmas morning. TFS. Great use of the new stamps which I adore by the way.
Marcie

AndreaA said...

Very cute.
My Granddaughter would love this.
I use to make tic tac toe boads by had when my grown boys were in grade school.
TFS

Nancy Boatwright said...

How cute and a great idea. Sure this would be enjoyed by all ages.

Debbie said...

What an adorable idea!

Noreen said...

I love it! Very cute idea!

Earline said...

What a beautiful project you made love that green also

Angela said...

once again, Barb, you have come up with a brilliant idea!!! I love this!
TFS,
Angela

Deborah Young said...

ADORABLE!!! Off to the Dollar Tree. Thanks for the inspiration!

Cathy U. said...

What a nice idea.

Stephanie Kraft said...

Oh, this is darling, Barb.. love it!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

OMGosh Barb, this is so cute and so clever!!! You do the most amazing off the page stuff and this brought a huge grin to my face!!! Love it!!! :)

Kathy Martin said...

What a darling project! :)

Selma said...

How cute this is. This would be something really cute to leave on the coffee table for when grandkids come to visit during the holidays. You are so creative.

Martha Nicholson said...

Really cute design

Kim said...

Very cute. My neice and nephew would love it!

Sharon Harnist said...

Very cute, Barb -- I've certainly made plenty of tic-tac-toe boards in my time and I love the box you found for yours!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Love this -- it's clean, fresh, darling and FUN!