Sunday, October 3, 2010

Jouette's Accordian Box

Jouette's Box

A few weeks ago before my parents came to visit us I made an according box, that I will post pictures of in the next post, and Jouette was so in love with it that she wanted to make one of her own. I told her once Grandma and Grandpa came she would have to share a room with the boys so that they could sleep in her room. Jouette is allowed to stay up 45 mins. longer than her brothers so I told her she could spend that 45 mins. doing fun things with the adults.
So Jouette has spent the last 3 weeks working on her box most evenings with me. She has stamped, used the punches, and glued almost everything herself. I did help put the flower together but she punched all the petals out herself. A few times I also had to remind her that we wanted to use the papers that matched and not some random red or yellow piece of paper.

This page Jouette did the stamping, placing of the double sided sticker and pour the glitter on. I think she even punched the hole for the fancy brad she choose.

This paged Jouette chose the paper, and turned the handle on the big shot to make the butterfly's, painted the paper with a shiny paint and glued everything down.

This page Jouette made up on her own. She saw the flowers and wanted to use them. Then she sorted though the stamp sets to choose the one she wanted. I did ink the stamp for her but she pressed it down and put the flowers on the page. She even colored the stamp in a bit by herself.

This page Jouette chose the impressions pad and then cranked the big shot. Then I inked the brayer but she rolled the brayer on the paper to make the snowflakes fall out.

Jouette stamped, punched and glued this page.

This page I did punch the scallop bottom but Jouette punched the hearts, chose which ones to use and glued it all down herself. I did tie the bow on the clip and attach the clip to the paper.

This pager Jouette punched the circles and flower and arranged the page herself. She glued it all down and then I trimmed the edges for her. You can tell in the picture but she also painted the button with the shimmery paint from the butterfly pocket page.

This one Jouette ran the white paper thought the big shot (in the photo you can't see the raised embossed paper), and punched out the petals. I did arrange the petals into the correct order and put the flower together. But she placed it on the paper.

Here is another page Jouette created herself. She chose the paper, and the chipboard and I cut out the J. Then she wrote her name on it.

This last page I did have to encourage the paper choice but she punched the heart, did the writing and placed everything. I tied the bow for her but she glued it all down.
Last night I made the box for it and glued all the pages together for her. But as you can see this is Jouette's box and I am very proud of her dedication to finishing it. Every night it was all she wanted to do with me! I am grateful to be able to share a passion with her since I know not all Mom's have that!


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