Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Christmas Tin Game

I have been working on this project for months. Literally! I made all the pieces of this game back in August, but never finished the "packaging" of it. When I saw Brooke & Sankari's latest Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge which features Miracle on 34th Street, I knew I had to finish this up and get it posted. It was a true miracle! ha ha! (Did I mention they are giving away blog candy this week? All you have to do is post a project for their challenge!)

So, here's the story behind my project: Christmas is my very most favorite holiday. It is filled with lots of little traditions in my family and my siblings and I cherish each one of them. One of those when we were younger was that we weren't allowed out of our rooms Christmas morning until the appointed (by Mom and Dad) time. Of course, we could hardly sleep, wondering and waiting to see what Santa had brought for us. So, we would stockpile games in our room on Christmas Eve to keep ourselves entertained until the magic hour.

Without further adieu, here is my Christmas Tin Game:

These skinny silver tins are available from Stampin' Up! for $1.95 each (Item #108333). (Sorry about the glare on the tins in the photos.)

I was inspired by the Monster Match game I saw on SCS last year. As soon as I saw the sneak peek of the Deer Friends hostess set this summer, I knew that I had to make a Christmas version of this "Memory" game.

And, I was so inspired by the memory of our Christmas morning game time that I created another Christmas Tin Game. Watch for pictures tomorrow!

Supplies: Deer Friends, Short Order Alphabet, Season's Greetings (retired), Ski Slope DSP, Metallic Gold cardstock, Ruby Red ink & cardstock, Basic Black ink, Old Olive ink & cardstock, Elegant Eggplant ink & cardstock, Really Rust ink & cardstock, Cameo Coral ink & cardstock, Not Quite Navy ink & cardstock, More Mustard ink & cardstock, Close to Cocoa ink & cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Kraft cardstock, Scallop Edge Punch, Round Tab Punch, Corner Rounder, Scallop Circle Punch, 1-1/4" & 1-3/8" Circle Punches, Gold Cord, Coluzzle, Stampin' Dimensionals, Silver Tin


Becky said...

What a fabulous idea!!! I just might have to make my granddaughter a set like that!!!

Sankari W. said...

That is such a great idea! Love the story that you shared about how you would bring the games into your room the night before Christmas so that you could keep yourselves entertained until the magic hour! What a fun gift set to give to children and I love your colors and all the pieces you have created!!! VERY lovely! (and you are just toooooo awesome to have started in August - way to go on being organized! i always feel like I am still catching up from all the previous holiday - and am always rushing around getting ready for the next one! Great inspiration!! Great idea! Will have to try this!!!

Thanks so much for playing along in these weekly challenges at Cinema Saturday! Sending you all best wishes,
Sankari :)

Simmy Ogg said...

What a cute idea. This would be great to send to my young nieces and nephews. I never saw the Monster Match game, will have to check that out too. Thanks for sharing :-)

Unknown said...

What a great idea.....Very creative.
I think I will make one for my grandson. Thanks for sharing you ideas. i really enjoy your blog

Kathryn said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this stamp set - Super Cute idea! :)

Amy, Ottawa, Canada said...

What a brilliant idea, Julie! I am totally going to do that for my 3, awesome! TFS, Amy.

Sherri said...

What a clever, clever idea?!! I love it!!

Jules said...

This is so great! Love your story too! What a fantasic idea!

Dee Tollaksen said...

So clever and so easy -- the perfect combination! My nephews will definitely be getting a set of these "cards!"

Brooke S said...

What a great project.. When my bigger kids were older I made a memory game with them using there favorite stickers.... Then laminated it... It was a great hit... I wish I had a cool tin like yours to put it in... So glad you played along with us... So fun to see a familier face....