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Sunday, October 13, 2013

A beautiful 10-year-old cardmaker...

Beautiful, right? The girl, I mean. Oh, yes. And her card, too.

This is my 10-year-old granddaughter, Sophie. She came over today and asked if she could make a card for a friend who is having a birthday. Of course, I said YES! I love to make cards with my grandchildren.

I gave her some of my Cricut cartridge handbooks to look through (they all love to cut images on the Cricut).  She picked the frame from Cindy Loo and the fish from Pagoda. Sophie loves animals and really wanted to put one on this card. She thought this fish was pretty cool. Don't you think that frame looks like it has water splashing out from all four sides?

She selected the images she wanted on my Gypsy, sized them and placed them on the mat so that we could easily add the different colors of cardstock. Once everything was set, she hooked the Gypsy up to the Cricut and entered the commands for loading the mat and cutting. Pretty soon she'll be more adept at using that Gypsy than I am. She took to it like a fish to water - pun intended!

Here's a little closer look at her beautiful creation. Notice that she used a blue flat-backed gem on the top and bottom of her frame. Not too girly, but it did add that little bit of sparkle that I think her little girlfriend will love.

When I asked her how she'd like to decorate the inside, she said she "definitely wanted to stamp." She loves to play with my stamps, too! She picked out a birthday sentiment and then a little swirl stamp that she wanted to use on the inside. We went through my inks and pulled out all the blue and green ones. She tested them all and decided which ones she wanted to use and then went to town--stamping like a Stampin' Up demonstrator!!!

I think Sophie did a spectacular job, don't you! We had a lot of fun, and I hope she comes back for another cardmaking session very soon.

I'd love it if you'd leave Sophie a little note of encouragement, because I'll make sure she sees this post. I already told her it was definitely going up on the blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


TNW said...

She's giving Grammy some competition. Gary

TNW said...

She's giving Grammy some competition. Gary

Gail W said...

Great job Sophie!

designbydonna said...

What fun. My granddaughters love to play in Nana's craft room.

Anonymous said...

Well done Sophie, your card is super. I hope my 5 year old daughter will soon want to make cards with me.

Anonymous said...

Nice card Sophie!! Your friend will really like it because you made it just for her. Keep crafting with Grammy. She will teach you a lot. I liked the picture of you also. MKW

Anonymous said...

Wonderful card Sophie! You are going to be a wonderful artistic young lady! I also loved the picture of you and have downloaded it into my album. Your choice of colors, cuts and design are great and make for a first rate card that your friend will definitely love! pj

Anonymous said...

Sophie says "thank you for all the compliments on my card!"

Sophie might be only 10, but she knows that there are few better ways to spend time than crafting with Grammy. Thanks, Mom, for being such an encouraging, constant and creative presence in Sophie's life. She is a really lucky little girl.

With much thanks and love,
Sophie and Sophie's Mom