Thursday, May 27, 2010

Paper Pals for Summer Scrappin'

Some of you may know that I've signed up for a summer online scrap class at Big Picture Scrapbooking. This one is about the kiddos and what they are doing with their summer moments. It gives them a chance to express what they have experienced and put together their own memories in a scrapbook.

The class officially kicks off in July. However, there are some pre-class assignments. One of these was to build a little paper pal for the kids to take with them on all of our summer adventures. I spent some time yesterday asking the kids what they wanted their little pals to look like. Today I spent time with my Cricut Create and the Everyday Paper Dolls Cartridge found at DCRU for 45% off right now!

Once I finished our new little friends I ran them through the Your Story Laminator. The lamination is to help keep these little friends stand up to the sticky fingers that will be handling them on a daily basis. My pals were at least three pieces of cardstock thick...considering that I'm pretty pleased with the way the laminator worked. It wasn't perfect but I think we will be safe for the months of June and July.

Soooo here we go....Introducing the Paper Pals of 2010. (Yes, I'm planning on doing this for a few more years.)

From left to right: Zakk, Zoe, Bekah and Aubrey.

I made these at 6" so they would be large enough to photograph and be easily seen. We are taking our first Paper Pals trip tomorrow and I can't wait to see how things go. Our destination is Deer Creek Beach. We are going to build sand castles and have a picnic. There is a little play area not far from there and we may have to stop there for a while too. I'm not sure if we will take on the damn...but it will be fun to at least drive past and let the kids take a peek. If they are on their good behavior we may have to head up there and take a walk.  I think we are going to have day filled with fun.

Next week my oldest is leaving for a cross-country vacation with her grandparents. She has a Paper Pal too. Hers is made from the Forever Young Cricut Cartridge and is much more grown up. She is going to photograph her Pal in places like Mt. Rushmore, The Bad Lands, St. Louis,  MO...lots of other fun places too. I can't wait to see her pics.

Have a great evening everyone!



  1. Love, love, love this idea! Have to do it too, only mine will be 4 boys. Heehee. Your paper pals will look cute with mickey ears. ;)

  2. Your Paper Dolls are just precious.... What a great idea you had.


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