Heart 2 Heart Creature Feature

I strongly support local read programs for children where I live by using India greyhound and Gina whippet who are Therapy Dogs International therapy dogs and READ (reading education assistance dogs). The girls participate with me in local read programs at schools and libraries. After a child reads with the girls they always receive a book mark with a picture of the dog that they have read a book. Some of these children visit again and again from month to month. I decided I needed to change things up a little bit and made this project for the Heart 2 Heart Creature Challenge and as one of the things that participants at my upcoming Dream Pop parties can make for children and grandchildren. I have included a series of pictures of the bookmarks and bookmark canister that feature a variety of creatures. The canister features the owl cut out of the Dream Pop paper. I used the CTMH canvas letters and colored them with one of the CTMH alcohol pens. I used a variety of four Paradise CTMH baker twine colors on the canister, cover to the canister and the book marks to give them a festive look. The elephant on the canister top and tag are cut out from the Dream Pop paper. The read that appears on the canister top is from the CTMH glitter alphabet. The bookmarks all feature Dream Pop paper with the tops of the bookmarks punched out with the CTMH 1 1/4 inch circle punch and the 2 inch scallop punch. There are a total of six bookmarks in the canister that feature a dog, owl, cat, fish, frog and bird features on a variety of CTMH stamps. The animals are stamped in CTMH Lagoon ink. I have included a series of pictures of the project including close ups of the canister and bookmarks. I am anxious to hear from you about what you think of this project. It was a lot of fun to make! Do you think the children will like picking out one of these bookmarks?

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Have a wonderful day and take an hour to help a child to read!

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Shirley
    May 23, 2013 @ 16:29:59

    I love it, great idea for encouraging young people to read! Love the bookmarks and there holder. Thank you for joining us at H2H this week.

    Reply

  2. Sheila Bennett
    May 23, 2013 @ 21:00:54

    Wonderful project! Love your use of the Dream Pop paper.

    Reply

  3. Haley D.
    May 24, 2013 @ 06:45:38

    These are adorable! What a wonderful program you have! Thanks for sharing your critters and a great cause with us @ H2H!

    Reply

  4. Katy Donaldson Taylor
    May 25, 2013 @ 12:23:16

    What a CLEVER IDEA!!! And….LOVE those pink elephants cut from the B&T. Thanks for sharing your “creature” with us this week at H2H!

    Reply

  5. Melinda Everitt
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 10:05:36

    Lovethe colors and the idea is fantastic! Great job and thanks for sharing this with us at H2H!

    Reply

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