Passport Stamp Bingo

Hi all!  It’s about time I share this big project I made back in May.  The preschool my kids attended was holding a carnival fundraiser, along with silent auction baskets.  My son’s class was supposed to do a theme of around the world for their basket.

I created a table in Word and printed off “BINGO” blanks.  There are 15 squares on each card.  I used many of the Travel Sticker Stamps, as well as Tourist Riley, Route 66 Riley, Sitting on Trunk Riley, and Map Riley. There are 5 cards in the set, so I had quite a bit of coloring to do!  After coloring, I laminated them for long term use.

Of course, without having the traditional letter and numbers to call the game, I made up little cards to draw.

These were also laminated and on the back side, I put a little circle with “Passport Stamp Bingo” on each.  I have yet another set of these to make as my kids want their own set!  Maybe a good project for the winter!

Challenge Submissions
Riley & Co– Riley/Sophie on Vacation
City Crafter Challenge — #119 Bon Voyage

Passport Stamp Bingo
Stamps: Riley & Co Tourist Riley, Map Riley, Sitting on Trunk Riley, Route 66 Riley, Travel Sticker Stamps
Paper:  Brilliant Blue, Pure Poppy, Tempting Turquoise, Handsome Hunter, Creamy Caramel, Orange Zest, Neenah Solar White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: too many to list!
Other Stuff: 

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Critter Block Memory

Happy Friday! Unfortunately, we are ending a really nice week of weather with BLAH weather. It is supposed to rain the entire weekend, which is really a bummer since our town’s St. Patrick’s Day parade is on Sunday. It is a pretty big deal and we look forward to it each year. I love listening to all of the bagpipes & drums. Hopefully, the rain will be through or light so we can still go.

When I bought my Critter Block images, I didn’t have yesterday’s card in mind. My thoughts went to my kids and something fun. I haven’t introduced my daughter to the Memory game yet, but I thought these would make a really cute set and be the perfect way to start her out.

Introducing Ainsley & Carter’s Memory Game:

I used 4×4 chipboard squares and cut them with the largest Labels 1 die. I liked the idea of having a non-square shape to them. When I did this, I wasn’t thinking about a way to store them and when I was done, this was perfect because they fit into a 4×4 box.


Using each critter, I printed out two copies of each and colored them. I picked out some more Animal Crackers paper from DCWV and adhered it to the chipboard. Because I wanted them to lie evenly, I kept them free of embellishments. On the top side of the card, I attached a label that I printed from Word. This was a very simple & fun project, but it was a bit time consuming between the coloring, cutting and embossing. I can’t wait to play with my daughter.

The box was very simple — two sheets of 12×12 Chocolate Chip. I cut the lid sides down a bit and added some strips of the DCWV patterns. It’s the perfect storage for the cards.

Critter Block Memory
Stamps: Bugaboo Critter Blocks
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Select White (PTI), DCWV Animal Crackers
Copics: 100,B00, B000, B06, B29, BG05, C3, C5, C7, E00, E11, E21, E29, E33, E35, E39, G14, G17, R02, R46, R81, RV10, V15, YR07, W1
Other Stuff: dimensionals (lots of ’em!), Nestabilities Labels 1

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Gingerbread Houses

Oh, so much to do, so little time!

I wanted to share a really quick, non-paper related craft with you today. I can’t take credit for thinking of this, but it was so darned cute, I had to pass it along.

My daughter is in pre-k. Each month, her teacher puts together an outline of what they are working on and what various supplies they will need. This month we needed a half gallon cardboard juice or milk container, which was empty and washed out with bleach. When we were cleaning ours out, my husband kept asking questions — do we need the cap? can we open the top? what is it being used for? I had no idea.

Last week we had gingerbread house decorating. I was wondering how they were getting all of the gingerbread baked. When I arrived at school, I saw what our half gallon was needed for. The carton had been cut in about half, removing the bottom. Each child had a paper plate with their name written on it and the half of their carton.

Also on the table were cups of icing, graham crackers and various candies. We covered the carton in icing and then graham crackers & then candy.

Here is my daughter mid-decorating.

And a few of the completed project.



This was such a cute project and was perfect for the age group. The kids had such a great time creating their own personal gingerbread houses.

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