Creative Blog Hop – Homemade Headbandz

I was nominated by my friend, Krista Frattin to be part of the Creative Blog Hop!  It is my first time being part of a blog hop… super duper exciting!

I’m always on the look out for fun things to do at my Cloud 9 Stampers (my demonstrator team) get togethers, and recently I’m on a game kick!  Of course, games with Stampin’ Up! demonstrators should have a stampin focus, right?!

This month, I created a homemade version of the game “headbandz.”

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Have you played before?  It involves using a head band to hold a card on your forehead.  You can’t see it, but of course, you can see the cards on everyone else’s head.  You get to ask yes/no questions to try to figure out what your item is.  In my version, they couldn’t ask each other what the item was – once they thought they knew, they could come ask me, “is it a…”  If they were right, they got to enter into a draw for fabulous prizes.

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There was  A LOT of laughing going on during this game… mostly by me!  Just kidding.  They thought it was fun and it’s a great “get to know you” type of game.

Here’s what you need to make this game:

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Make a dozen or so cards with images on them.  I took the Project Life Grid cards and stamped on each one a different image using several different stamp sets.  You can pick any that you have in your stash.  I choose lined images so I could colour with my stampin’ write markers.

You’ll need headbands to hold the cards.  I found the easiest was using the elastic headbands that my kids use to hold their hair back for gym.  You can find them at any drugstore or dollar store.

To put it all together, I used one of Stampin’ Up!’s take out boxes and decorated with a belly band:

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The embellishment is done using left over ribbon bits.  If you are a ribbon hoarder, you will love this idea.  Find coordinating pieces and use a glue gun to layer them together.  I used the glue gun to adhere to the belly band so that it has ultimate strength to remove the belly band over and over to open the game.

I’m thinking I should make a Christmas version for our family Christmas party!

There are four questions that go along with this blog hop to help you know a bit more about me…

1. What are you working on?

This time of year I’m very busy with Christmas Classes.  I’m working on cards, tags, packaging ideas and Project Life albums.  My job is to make you look like a superstar this Christmas.  You’re welcome.

2. How does your work differ from others in your genre?

I would classify my work as “Simple yet Effective.”  I’m really not a fan of fussy, but I like the look of fussy so I often find short cuts to make complicated crafting as efficient as possible.  I really want my customers to feel empowered to craft at home successfully.

3. Why do you create what you do?

If something makes my heart beat faster, then I find an excuse to put a class on my calendar, or fit it in as a club project.  When I create, I’m excited to share it with others.  That’s part of the fun for me: teaching.

4. How does your creative process work?

Like most creative-types, I troll pinterest but usually with a purpose.  The things that catch my eye are often with a class or club project in mind.  I rarely CASE a project exactly, but am inspired by elements on the project that evolve into something that makes me smile.

So… I get to introduce you two more blogs next Monday!  I nominate:

Joyce Fowler –

Joyce has been a demonstrator on my team for a couple of years and has a beautiful blog with fab projects!  She has an eye for detail and is also the source of my pretty nails!  Joyce always makes me laugh and I enjoy her enthusiasm! Her blog post will be live on Nov. 17.

Meg Loven

Meg and I have been friends for several years.  We met on stage at my first Stampin’ Up! Convention, and got to know each other when we served on the Stampin’ Up! Advisory Board together in 2007.  She’s my hiking, stamping, traveling companion and I’m so glad to have her in my life.  You can visit Meg on her blog on Nov. 17 to see her creative projects!

Have a fab week.  Oh!  And if you think of a game that would be fun for me to try with my Cloud 9 Stampers group, leave me a comment!  I’m always on the look out for new games!!

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