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What Does Forgiveness Look Like? Lesson 11 Grade 1

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Lesson 11 Grade 1 Ruhi Book 3 Forgiveness

Forgiveness

  • What is Forgiveness?
  • How do we forgive others?
  • Why should we practice the virtue of Forgiveness?
  • When do we practice the virtue of Forgiveness? 

What does forgiveness mean to you?  Forgiveness means letting go of hard feelings like anger, sadness, or frustration that happen when you or someone else makes a mistake. It’s saying “Thank you” or “That’s okay” when someone apologizes and does not stay upset about what they did. It’s having patience with yourself and others, and recognizing that no one is perfect—everyone makes mistakes. Forgiveness doesn’t mean that all of a sudden what someone did doesn’t hurt or isn’t wrong. It means that you find it in your heart to give the person another chance.

Did you know that forgiveness is one of the attributes of God?  We all make mistakes, and God forgives us when we ask for forgiveness and try our best to do better.  ‘Abdu’l-Bahá modeled forgiveness and always told us to be forgiving with one another. He said we should see with eyes of forgiveness and overlook one another’s faults. If we follow ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s example, we will show forgiveness not only to our friends when they make mistakes but also to those who are unkind to us.

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Lesson 11 Grade 1 Ruhi Book 3 Forgiveness

We are Memorizing The Prayer: Blessed is the spot

Blessed is the spot, and the house,

and the place, and the city,

and the heart, and the mountain,

and the refuge, and the cave,

and the valley, and the land,

and the sea, and the island,

and the meadow where mention

of God hath been made,

and His praise glorified

Lesson 11 Grade 1 Ruhi Book 3 Forgiveness

Memorize

“. . . let your adorning be forgiveness and mercy and that which cheereth the hearts of the well-favored of God.”

Meaning Of Words

Cheer

Ursula was not feeling well. Her friend Elsie brought her flowers and sat with her for a long time, telling stories and talking. Elsie’s visit made Ursula feel much better. Ursula was cheered by her visit.

Mrs. Sanchez received a long letter from her husband who had gone away to a nearby town for work. The letter brought the good news that he would soon be coming home. The news greatly cheered her.

Favored

The teacher loved all of her students and paid special attention to each one. She favored them all.

James liked all of the subjects at school, but he did best in science. Science was the subject he favored most.

Send a Postcard

Send a postcard to a friend

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Lesson 11 Grade 1 Ruhi Book 3 Forgiveness
let your adorning be forgiveness

Looking For Good
Lesson 11 Grade 1 Ruhi Book 3 Forgiveness

Story Of Forgiveness

Note, while telling the story, have a few props available to show the children: WORDS IN BOLD: A sign saying CLOSED, KEYS, TELEGRAM, PRESENT, LETTER. a ticket for the trip is additional if you like.

During the days the Master lived in ‘Akká, there was a governor who, time and time again, tried to harm the Bahá’ís. On one occasion he came up with a plan to destroy their means of livelihood: he ordered his guards to close down the shops of all the Bahá’ís and to bring him the keys. But ‘Abdu’l-Bahá learned of the governor’s plan and advised the friends not to open their shops the next day. He told them to wait and see what God would ordain. 

Imagine the governor’s surprise when he heard that his guards could not bring him the keys because the shops had not been opened. But before he could think of what to do next, something unexpected happened. A telegram arrived from his superiors dismissing him from his post as governor of the city. And so the shops of the Bahá’ís were saved. The ex-governor was ordered to leave ‘Akká and go to another city called Damascus. He did not know what to do. He had to leave quickly and alone. What would happen to his family? Who would help someone who had lost the favor of the government? The Master heard the news and went to see him. He showered the unhappy man with great kindness, as if he had never been an enemy of the Faith. Not once did He mention his past wrongdoings. Instead, He offered to help him in whatever way possible. The ex-governor was worried about leaving his wife and children behind. ‘Abdu’l-Bahá assured him that He would take care of the matter. Later He arranged for a comfortable trip, provided someone reliable to accompany the wife and children, paid for all the expenses, and sent the family on its way to Damascus. 

When the ex-governor was reunited with his family, he rejoiced. With a heart filled with gratitude, he turned to the man who had traveled with his family and asked him about the cost of the journey. The man explained that it had been paid by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá. Then the ex-governor offered him a present for his kindness and diligence during the journey. But he would not accept the present; he said that he was merely obeying ‘Abdu’l-Bahá and did not wish to receive anything for his services. The ex-governor then asked the man to stay the night as a guest in his home. He said, however, that he was eager to follow the instructions of the Master, Who had told him to return to ‘Akká without delay. The ex-governor asked the man to wait at least long enough for him to write a letter to ‘Abdu’l-Bahá. This he accepted and upon his return to ‘Akká delivered the letter to the Master. The letter read: “O ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, I pray you to pardon me. I did not understand. I did not know you. I have wrought great evil on you. You have rewarded me with great good.”

Other Stories:

Shaykh Mahmúd of ‘Akká

Zillah Sultán and his Sons

The Unfriendly Governor

BALLOON ACTIVITY

Each person has a balloon.  First, we are going to see what happens when we build anger up and don’t forgive.

Someone calls out names of emotions (sadness, anger, hurt, resentment, impatience, pain…) and with each name you hear, you blow into your balloon until it becomes pretty big.  Hold onto it.  When gets big, then have everyone let go and release it.

Okay, now let’s practice with forgiveness.  Blow anger into the balloon.  Now forgive- let it out, blow sadness into your balloon, now let it out.  Blow frustration into your balloon, now let it out! GREAT JOB!

HOT POTATO

Children form a circle.  Then ask: 

What are some of the things your body feels when you feel angry or frustrated? One thing is that you might get really hot. I call those feelings “hot feelings” because sometimes your face can get red, you might feel a burning feeling in your stomach, and you might even feel like a volcano full of hot lava! When you touch something hot, do you want to hold onto it? No! You want to let it go as quickly as you can.

  • In this game, the ball/[potato is a “hot feeling.” Pass it around the circle while the music plays, letting it go as quickly as you can.
  • When the music stops, everyone looks at the person holding the hot potato and says: “We’re sorry!”
  • The person holding the ball puts it down and says, “That’s okay. I forgive you.” Then the game continues…

People to People

Tell the children to walk around randomly, while clapping and saying, “people to people”. When you call out “back to back”, they should stop, and each back up to a partner. On your signal, they start to move around again, clapping and saying “people to people”. When you call out “face to face”, they stop and each face a partner, bowing heads. The game continues in this way, with these two commands being repeated several times. Other commands can include “knee to knee” and “elbow to elbow”.

Role Plays: What Forgiveness Looks Like

Invite kids to give responses and act them out. Ask, “What does forgiveness look like when . . .” (HAVE ON SLIPS THAT THEY PULL OUT)

  • Your friend accidentally broke your favorite toy
  • You did something you feel is very bad (forgiving yourself)
  • Your brother takes something of yours without asking
  • Your friend got angry and said something unkind to you and then apologized.
  • Someone keeps doing something hurtful to you over and over without being sorry*

*There are sometimes when forgiveness won’t help someone change their behavior, and it isn’t the only virtue you need to call on. While you can let go of the hurt feelings, sometimes, you need to stay away from that person (if you can) and stop giving tem the chance to hurt you. In these cases, respect for yourself and justice (making sure everyone is being treated fairly, including yourself) are just as important as forgiveness.

Lesson 11 Grade 1 Ruhi Book 3 Forgiveness

An Experiment

Here is an experiment to try to help illustrate forgiveness 

Make a Paper Plane

Make 2 planes hiding a penny in one. They will look the same but not fly the same. Ask the children to look them over and figure out why. Explain “the airplanes are like us and the penny is when we hold a grudge. A grudge is when we hold bad feelings inside of us because of something someone did or said to us. These feelings can weigh us down and keep us from flying high.

Use the quote for the lesson (see below) in this craft idea Here is my template.

TEMPLATE FOR CRAFT

“. . . let your adorning be forgiveness and mercy and that which cheereth the hearts of the well-favored of God.”

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Simpon Says Stamp Card Kit

I recently signed up for a Simon Says Card Kit of the Month and because I live in Canada, It did not get here until a few days ago (September 20th!). I was so excited to get this month’s kit for a few reasons. First of all, it had two stamp sets in it. and secondly, one of the stamps was a large stamp, my first ever.

Heads Up, before we go any further, this is a SHORT post!

My first look at the stamp and I was so excited. I knew what I wanted to do: use clear embossing ink and heat emboss. I lined it up in my stamping tool and dabbed embossing ink on it. STAMP. Not all areas of the stamp got inked!

Try number two, inked it all up. STAMP. Spaces in the image. Glad to have my stamping tool! I was ok to keep going as the image was stamping in the same spot over and over because of the stamping tool: mine is a Tim Holtz tool.

Well, I have to say by the fourth try, I was fed up! I decided that since I put all this energy into the thing, I might as will heat emboss what I could. I finished up the heat embossing and wondered if I could cut the image apart and used the pieces in different cards… I figured, hey, I have spent a good 15 mn with this, let me colour it in and see what it looks like before I start the cutting process..

So I coloured in the image MY STYLE which translates to no real knowledge of shading etc. Once it was finished I fussy cut it out.

I have to say that given all the mistakes with me not stamping it correctly, and colouring it incorrectly, I still like how it looks.

Next time I will not cut it out as there is too much inner white space, so I will just stamp it on the card base that I will use.

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INTERACTIVE WORKING GUMBALL MACHINE CARD FREE

I was looking for an interactive card to make as I LOVE paper creations that move when I came across a few people making a gumball machine that dispenses candy. YEP, it really worked. So I wanted to make my own card and tried out one of the videos with so-so success. After looking at a few different ways to put this card together, I decided to do my own, so below is what I did and some tips on what worked. I will give instructions for both solid cardstock and the cardstock/foam tape version.

Give some credit!

So before I begin with my own design, I would like to list the places I saw this card.

Material

Here is a list of what you will need to make this card

  • Heavy cardstock 110 pound
  • Decorative Cardstock for gumball machine.
  • Double sided foam tape
  • Double sided sticky tape
  • Glue
  • Acetate for shaker window
  • Candy: mini M&M or Tic Tac
  • Optional chipboard 1/8 inch thick
  • My SVF file or your Circle Dies- 2 in, 1 in, 1/2 inch

Easier Than You Think

Ok, I am going to give quite a bit of detail below and although I hope to be clear in the instruction, you may look at it and think it’s complicated. It’s NOT! The general assembly once everything is cut takes about 15 minutes.

The piece we will use are named for easy reference

Pieces

  1. Gumball Card Base
  2. Guide Mechinism which looks like a rectange and a odd lightbulb shape cut out
  3. Dispensing Mechinism looks like a circle with a wedge shape cut out – PacMan shaped for those of you old enough to remember!
  4. Handle made up of small circles and rectangles
  5. Optional 1/4 inch strips to cut for a tidy finish.
  6. Lid to cover the refilling candy space.
  7. Gumball Machine Body
  8. Greeting Card base
  9. Stopper

Assembly

Gumball Card Base – Cut 1

Working Gumball Machine
Gumball Card Base- the starting point to dispensing candy from a working gumball machine

CUT 1 of the Gumball Card Base

Cut a piece of acetate 4 inches long by 3 inches wide and using double-sided tape/glue, cover the larger (shaker) window.

Glue the acetate to the back of the Gumball Card Base – choose any side to be the back. Glue or double-sided tape can be used and will not show when the card is finished.

Additional information: The size for the Gumball Card Base was taken from the Tiffany Yu version. The size of the Gumball Card Base used in this file is 4 inches by 5.25 inches. I found this Gumball Card Base size to be perfect. I did try using 65-pound cardstock in my trial version but decided on the heavier 110-pound cardstock. All of the various parts are made using 110-pound cardstock with an option to use less cardstock by using a combination of Cardstock, foam tape, and use 1/8 inch chipboard for the inner part of this card. You will need a Cricut Maker to cut the chipboard if you decide to use this material. The size of the circles on this card base is 2 inches, 0.55 inches and 1 inch cut partially for the tray. When I made the file, The position of the window (2 inches) and The mechanism/handle turned out to be crucial in a smooth dispensing of candy.

The various parts of the Gumball Card Base
Card Base GumBall
This is the Gumball Card Base that is used as a base to creates the gumball machine

Inner Mechinism

The inner part of this interactive card has two parts, First is the Guide Mechanism for the candy to move from the window to the Dispensing Mechanism that catches the candy and dispenses it.

Guide Mechanism

Cut 1, 8, or 12 of these depending on what you decide after reading the additional material below.

Foam tape can be used in between the cutout pieces in any fashion you like to bring the inner mechanism to the required 1/4 inch.

Glue the assembled Guide Mechanism to the back of the Gumball Card Base

Option 1: Use 12 pieces of Inner Mechanism cut from 110-pound cardstock. My image below the inner mechanism is not yet glued together. This version does not need anything extra to protect against a sticky edge.

12 layers of cardstock. no edges to cover as none are sticky

Additional information: We need to create a space between the shaker window and the back of the card that will allow the candy to flow smoothly. If the candy is flat, the mini M&M is about 1/4 inch. If it ends up sideways then it needs 1/2 inch.

I used 1/4 inch spacing, and if any went sideways, a little shake fixed the issue. To get this space, I stacked and glued 8 of the inner mechanism and then used 2 layers of foam tape.

You can also get a 1/4 inch space by using all foam tape: Cut one of the inner mechanisms to use as a guide and then put foam tape on all of the solid areas. Don’t go too close to the cutout section in the middle of the Guide Mechanism as you don’t want the candy sticking to the foam. If you decide to use only foam tape, you will have to use a 1/4 strip of paper to cover the sticky edge later on in the assembly or dust the sticky edge with powder to get rid of the stickiness. A 1/4 inch strip to cut is included in the file.

You can also use only cardstock, cut 12 pieces, and glue them together. This will make your card a little heavy, so if you are thinking of mailing it your postage may increase

Option 2: Use 1 piece of Inner Mechanism cut from 110-pound cardstock. Use foam tape to build the space to be 1/4 inch. We will need to use a 1/4 inch strip of paper to cover the inner edge of the inner mechanism so that the candy does not get stuck. with any foam tape use, this strip of paper to cover the sticky edge is needed.

Dispensing Mechanism:

Cut 1,8 or 12 of the Dispensing Mechanism after reading additional information below

Cardstock foam tape: use 1 Dispensing Mechanism cut from cardstock and layer foam to create a 1/4 high object. This is best done as described by Tiffany Yu. Cut 4 1 inch circles and cut in half. Layer on the bottom of Dispensing Mechanism. Cut 2 half circles 1 inch in diameter and fold each piece in half. Layer on the solid wedge area.

Cardstock only: For the Dispensing Mechanism, you can also use only cardstock: cut 10 to 12 of the Dispensing Mechanisms and glue them together to form a 1/4 inch thick object. Cover each side with a solid 1-inch circle.

Insert the assembled Dispensing Mechanism to the back of the Gumball Card Base so that it looks like this below. note that yours will have the additional solid circle covering this Dispensing Mechanism so the wedge will not actually be visible.

Final Assembly of The Card

Gumball Machine

Cut 1 of each

The Gumball machine consists of a gumball base and a circle. These are glued to the front of the card Base

Handle

Cut 8 of the .5 inch circles and 8 of the 1-inch rectangles cut and 1 out of decorative paper

The handle has 2 parts: first is the 8 small circles about .5 inches in diameter that are glued and stacked and then finished off with the rectangular part of the handle made up of 8 pieces of cardstock. Put this through the .55 inch hole in the front and glue it to the Dispensing Mechanism that is at the back

Stopper

The removeable stopper to refill the gumballis simply two pieces of cardstock with foam tape and some string snadwitched between them. The finished thickness should be 1/4 inch.

Greeting Card Base

Greeting Card Base 8.5 by 5.5 folded in half. The entire assembled Dispensing Gumball Machine is adhered to the front of this card. You can stamp a message in the shaker window area so that when the candy is finished, there is a message.

Well, All Done

Once you attach the finished gumball machine, adhear to the front of your greeting card and fill with candy. The stopper prevents the candy from falling out and can be removed to refill.

If you would like the svg file, drop me a note and I will email it to you. The file below is PDF.

For SVG File

Here is a link to my google drive for the SVG file: SVG FILE

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2 Easy Cards In under 10 minutes each

For those of you who know me, I try to help out with the local children’s class and provide the crafts. Although it can be a bit of work, it is always enjoyable. During COVID this activity went to nil. It gave me the opportunity to put lessons up on an online platform, with all the lovely activities in one place. These 2 easy cards are all about prayer and use a simple popup card template and a popular with the tracing of the child’s hand. Any child from 3 to 11 would be able to finish this in under 10 minutes.

Let us start with the very simple popup card. This is a template that you can print and cut out (subscribe below to request it) or if you want to join the mums teaching the children in your neighborhood, you can download for free from this site with access to the full lesson,

How to make the first easy card

This first easy card is a popup card.

The most time spent will be in cutting it out of the printed template. Assembly should take 5 minutes.

  • Download and print the template
  • cut out the base, there are 2 per page
  • cut out the cover
  • Print and cut out the prayer

When you are cutting out the pieces, the straight lines are cut lines and any dashed/dotted lines are to be folded. The folded lines are only on the card base in the middle.

Base for popup care and prayer
Cut out pieces for first easy card using the free template and a printed prayer

Once the pieces are cut out, take the base and push the partially cut middle out. This is the only tricky part if you are not familiar with popups. take a look at the photo below

Side view of popup card
Side view of popup card. So Easy when you get the hang of it!
front view of popup card
front view of popup card

The rest is easy! Glue the prayer onto the popup section.

Here is the finished card with a little bit of decoration

Easy Craft #2 is a prayer hand

This second easy to make card really is super simple. Trust me!

To make the prayer hand you will need 

  1. Cardstock  about 6 in x 11in or larger
  2. Pencil
  3. Scissors
  4. printed prayer or quote
  5. Child

You can see the slide show here or enroll for free to access the entire class on Prayer Here

  • Fold the paper in half (your paper is now 6in x 5.5 in)
  • Place the child’s hand on the fold of the paper
  • Use a pencil to trace the hand. The fingers can be together or apart.
  • Try to get as much of the fold as part of the drawn hand as possible as this gives more space for the prayer to be stuck.
  • Cut out hand shape.
  • open and glue the prayer to the hand. You may need to trim the prayer if too large
  • Decorate

Photo Steps

Trim if too large

Tring exsess paper if there is overhang

The card is finished!

Well, that is it. Let me know if you made any of these easy cards or even both! The lesson on Prayer is available to anyone who wants it and if you don’t want to enroll for free, you can always request the PDF version with all the links to the video content that I have created.

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Wiper Card and KOKESHI CARDS

From the Silhouette Store by Valerie Foster Design ID #7183

Egads! What is a wiper card and WHAT on earth is a Kokeshi card?

Well, you are in for a pleasant surprise. I was pinning stuff on Pinterest and came across wiper cards tutorial on Youtube.  

I was intrigued! I love any paper projects that has movement in it and this one did.

Basic explanation

When you pull on the sides of the card, there is a piece that pops up. Take a look at the video for a way better feel of how neat this project is.

I looked at the video, made notes and created a digital file so that I can share this with you all. I did find the measurement (slightly different from the video) written out and pinned it to my board, so go take a look if you want to make this but need to cut it all out by hand.

So that takes care of the wiper card part.

What is a Kokeshi card?

The Kokeshi card are cute Japanese doll cards I got on The Silhouette Design Store and I used parts of them in this project.

The project parts

Here is a look at the pieces you will need. This is a mock up on my computer so the actual cardstock I used was blue.

The solid pink is the body of the card. The polka dots are decorative pieces and the grey is the wiper arm.

I cut my card out of  plain blue cardstock. So the two large “pink” pieces are in reality blue below and folded along score lines.

Assemble card

  • Base is cut out
  • Using the measurement given, cut out the white matting for the front and decorative pieces for the side panel mat
  • You can use your own measurements and decorate the front with any measurement of patterned paper you like, there is no one correct way.
This is a modified version of the decorative pieces
This shows the decorative pieces that are in the file
  • Once the front was decorated, I glued the wiper arm piece of the project to the inside of the front of the card.
  • My downloadable file below has a small score line to help line this up.
  • Once the pop up arm is lined up and glued down, attach the back piece so that the “Z” shaped folds are on opposite ends. (see photo at the top of the post with the blue card pieces)
  • Decorate with your choice of images. I will use my card as a “hello” card with the Japanese translation on the back “Konnichiwa”

Pulling the sides allow for the two dolls to disappear inside and pop up again.

As I mentioned, I used the dolls from  KOKESHI CARDS by Valerie Foster Design ID #7183 . This design is for 3 cards so head on over to The Silhouetted Design Store and grab the adorable dolls or any one of thousands of other images that can be used.

Thank you for reading and I hope you get to make this card. Subscribe to my blog as I will keep posing files and ideas.

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The PDF file below is for the main body of the card. For decorative parts you can do whatever you like.

This link is for the SVG file to cut using Silhouette or Cricut

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POP UP CARD: CAT

My popup card was made by the children when they went to deliver gifts of old blankets to the animal shelter.

This is an easy card to put together: if you are not using a cutting machine like Silhouette Cameo or Cricut, it will take a little bit longer to cut the pieces… but not a HUGE amount of time, as the pieces are big.

Here is what you need if you are going to make the card

  • 2 colour Card stock for the card
  • Scrap pink cardstock
  • Scrap red cardstock
  • 1 colour for cat head, and body
  • 1 colour cardstock for tag
  • pen
  • glue.

Cut out the pieces

  • Download the link to my template below and print out. You can use as is and cut the images out out use the image to cut your own colour choices.
  • the two card bases are cut from 2 different colours. I used pink on the outside and grey on the inside
  • Cut the body and head of the cat out of one colour cardstock
  • Cut the nose out of pink cardstock and Tongue out of red cardstock
  • cut the tag pieces out.
cat body and head, nose and mouth as well as the first inside card base

Glue it all

  • Use the smaller card base and glue the back of the cat with tail onto the top of the card, glue the paws down to the bottom of the card.( right close to the centre line where the card folds. Glue the middle of the cat on to the cat a little way down from the tail.
  • Next add the nose and mouth to the head of the cat.
  • glue to the head to the front of the cat .
  • Glue all to the body of the cat.
  • next write your message on the blank tag provided or print the tag with the quote of kindness to animals.
  • I used dimensional foam tape to attache two tags and then glued to front of card.
  • Glue the inner card with cat inside the larger outer card

Hope you card turns out fabulous!

Here is the link to the template to cut and use your own colours or print with my colours.

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Pop up Tulip Card for Mum

Tulips can be use for a Mothers Day card or Spring or get well card: It’s a pretty generic image.

The pop up card we will make today is from my Pinterest board that I saved as it looked so easy to do.

And, it is very easy! My template took less that 10 minutes to cut: that included changing paper colour and reloading the mat. It took me about 5 minutes to glue everything together.

If you have a Silhouette or a Cricut machine, you can use my free template to cut everything you need for this card (SVG, STUDIO 3 Files included) . There is also little tag to cut out and put on the front of the card if you like.

Don’t own a Silhouette or Cricut Machine? No worries, I have included my pdf version for you to print.

Steps to make the Pop up card

  • First of all cut all the pieces needed: the inner card base that has the cut in the middle, the outer card to use as a cover and the flower and leaves parts.
  • Next you need to fold 2 of the flowers in half and glue them on to the third flower at a slight angle. the top of the flower looks like a “W”
  • now glue the flower onto the pop up strip
  • attach the leaves
  • Line up the edges of the inner card with the outer card and apply glue.
  • Write your sentiment or print the one I have included.

Download the template here

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Pinterest tries: Mothers day card #2

I love to Pin stuff on Pinterest and I have many boards dedicated to paper crafts, templates, cards, journal ideas, mini scrapbooks, brag books and more.

Some of the pins are my own and lots of them are just suff I find that I love but never seem to do more with these pin than file them away.

How about you? Do you do the same? One of the things I am looking for is easy crafts for kids and families. The one below seems to be very easy so here goes!

The craft I am going to attempt is a simple craft from Pinterest that is a flower shaped Mothers day craft and I will include my template version.

By the Way, if you need another Mothers day Card then get my twirling heart Mothers Day card template here.

The list of items you will need are:

  • 2 flower shape cut out of card stock, one white and one painted or cut from coloured cardstock
  • popsicle stick painted green
  • small photo that fits in a 2.5 inch circle
  • glue
  • small clothes pin/peg
  • pen to write message
  • Use my FREE template available in SVG, PDF,Studio 3

Assemble the card using my template:

  • If using my template, cut out the pieces by hand (PDF). OR if use your machine cut out pieces using the files included (STUDIO 3 or SVG files included)
  • Put the white flower with the writing on the bottom
  • Glue the pink flower to the centre of the white flower
  • Glue the photo to the centre of the pink flower
  • Glue the flowers to Popsicle stick
  • Add little clothes pin to look like a leaf. You can clip a Mothers Day greeting to the stem.

Assemble the flower without using my template:

I get it, you love to do it from scratch yourself.

  • Cut out two flowers the same size
  • cut out a small circle for the centre of the flower
  • cut out a photo to fit the small circle or write a message in this circle.
  • Attach a photo to small circle
  • paint the popsicle stick
  • Paint one flower any colour you like
  • On the white flower write your messages
  • Glue the painted flower on top of the white flower
  • Glue the circle with the photo on top of the painted flower
  • Glue both flowers to the painted popsicle stick
  • Add a small clothes pin.

Finishing Up:

to finish up I am adding a heart to the centre of the flower and not a photo as I did not have a photo small enough. Here is what I did:

If you want to use my Template, you can download it HERE.

I hope you enjoyed this craft. think its pretty easy as I took me 5 minutes to cut and 2 minutes to assemble .

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Easy Craft for Kids: Mothers Day Card

Mothers day is fast approaching and I know some of you amazing dads want to help the kids make a gorgeous card for mum. Or Maybe you are just amazing parents and want to make a card with the kids for a grandparent. I am going to use Pinterest as my best friend and resources and try a few of the cards that I have pinned on my board Easy Crafts For Kids. I will also try to keep track of how long it takes!

The first craft I am going to try is a twirling heart and can be used not just for Mothers Day but also for Valentines day, or any occasion/ lesson for heart theme . The cards original video can be seen via the link twirling heart.

Material Needed

  • You will need a piece of cardstock 8.5 x 11 inches any colour. You can use any size but my instructions and template attached will be for these sizes.
  • piece of pattern paper 8.5 x 5.5 inches
  • 2 Red hearts same size
  • A piece of string approximately 8 inches long
  • something round to draw circle.
  • tape
  • glue
  • scissors
  • pen to write your message

Steps

Fold 8.5 x 11 inch cardstock to be a 8.5 x 5.5 inch card. You can orient the card to be any direction you like (landscape or portrait)

8.5 x 11 inch cardstock folded in hald

Use something round like a lid of a jar or a drinking glass to draw a circle on the front of the card. I used a mug that was about 3.5 inches in diameter

Glue heart on to string, centring the heart on the string as much as possible so that there is an even amount on top and bottom of heart.

Place the second heart on top of the first heart so that string is sandwiched between the two hearts.

Place heart on the front of the card, centred as close as possible over the cut out circle.

Tape the string on top and below circle

Glue the patterned paper on the front of the card so that the string is hidden

Twirl the heart and close the card.

Give the card to your Mum

When the card is opened, the heart will spin. Twirl the heart and close the card and when opened again, it will spin…. continue as much as you like.

From Start to Finish

With my PDF template to print, cut out and glue it took 15 minutes. Without my template it took longer as I had to draw the circle, and hearts and then cut out : this took about 20 to 25 minutes. Using my silhouette to cut took under 10 min.

My free template of this card can be downloaded as an SVG file, A studio 3 file or PDF here.

Carolyn

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Shadow box card in 10 min

Have you seen those awesome shadowbox cards that are 3 dimensional and look like an artist, graphic designer and engineer must have collaborated to make it? Also You can buy these cards for $2.99 and more but why would you when you can make your own?

If you have not see theses cards then you are in for a treat because not only will someone love getting one from you, I will give you the basic template and you can customize as you see fit.

Shadow Box Card

Ok now lets back up a little and give you some ideas of what I am talking about and then we will go into what you need to make these cards. Below is a Christmas Santa card that I made a few years ago. Notice that there are layers and this gives the 3D effect. These cards are called shadowbox or tunnel cards.

Christmas Shadowbox card
Christmas Santa delivering toys

This Santa Card what cut on a Silhouette Cameo Machine, so for those of you who own a machine like this, I will show you how to use my template to make any card you like.

For those of you who don’t own a machine, I will show you how you can still make beautiful tunnel cards, just will a little bit extra work like the one below. This will be a separate post that I will put up later. In the mean time, download the free template and use any pictures or embellishments ….for all you know, you may end up with some tricks to show me!

So, for those of you with machines like Silhouette Cameo and Cricut, the first thing you will need is my template for the card itself. You will need to open the SVG file in Silhouette Studio. see my post here.

If you can’t open SVG files let me know and I will send the studio files.

Now that you have the template, think about what you want the card to be about and spend a few minutes looking for free images on Google. I wanted a beach scene as summer is on the way. Here are some of the images I found. I used the trace feature to trace them and then resized for my card.

In my free template, I included 2 images that looked like “hills” or “clouds” I use these to create different heights for each layer and welded it to my frame. Remember to ungroup the fold lines (dashed lines) before you weld.

Next I arranged my images and welded to card pieces. Below are the pieces cut out and compared to the template with no images welded.

Assemble

  1. To assemble the card bend all the fold lines.
  2. Lay the back piece flat
  3. Glue the tab of inner card so that it is up against the fold line. The tabs of each card is great for spacing if you place them right up against each other.
the inner card is glued so that the tab is up against the fold line
the next layer is glued right up against the edge of the last.
you can see the layers here
This is the back. the tabs have glue on then and we close the large brown piece on top and press down.
Shadow card with beach scene
Shadow Box: summer at the beach

Carolyn