02 March 2011

Read Across America "Create a Book" Blog Hop and SVGcuts.com Blog Candy

(** edited to add the winner of yesterday's $10 SVGcuts.com Gift Certificate, at bottom of post) Today is "Read Across America" Day and I have a two year old,the book that I made it to help teach my little one colors, shapes and numbers. He loves trucks, trains and planes so I used those as my theme. I used the truck from SVGcuts.com's "Play all Afternoon" collection and Make-the-Cut to create this book. What I did was to put all of the pieces of the truck together on the virtual mat and then I duplicated it. One the second truck I welded all of the pieces together, I created a shadow as well, I also welded an extra rectangle onto the rear end of the truck to give me space for the spiral binding. The shadow layer I cut four times for the front cover and 4 times for the back cover. I cut 2 out of cereal box chipboard and I used the print and cut feature in MTC to print out the patterned papers on the inside covers and the back cover outside.

I used the basic shapes in MTC for the shapes and they are all cut out and the names of the shapes and colors are printed and then the shape was cut, again using the MTC print and cut feature. The graphics for the vehicles in the numbers section of the book came from Goodness and Fun's "On the Go" graphics set (Goodness & Fun graphics can be found at mygraphico.com) I used my ATG gun to glue the pages together and then I laminated them and the covers were Mod Podged to give them strength and durability so that the book will survive and 2 year old. This book was so much fun to create and my little one LOVES it!! We have read this book about 10 times a day since I finished it. (Please forgive the photos, I had a terrible time with reflections due to the lamination of the pages) Don't forget to leave a comment to win today's $10 SVGcuts.com gift certificate!! (In order to be eligible to win you MUST be a followers)
Here is the blog hop list so you can continue from here, go to the beginning or anywhere else! 
Joy – http://joyslife.com
Tammy - http://tammyjennings.blogspot.com (you are here)
Rosy – http://sweetdelightspapernmore.blogspot.com
Jin – http://www.underacherrytree.com
Melissa – http://melissa-moecreations.blogspot.com
Amanda – http://amandascraftsandmore.blogspot.com
Ruthie – http://www.septemberninth.blogspot.com
Martha – http://pattisscrapingtime.blogspot.com/
Scraps2Treasures – http://scraps2treasure.blogspot.com/
Suzanne – http://cricutcraftingrammy.blogspot.com/
Sandra – http://365daysofcricut.blogspot.com/
Becky – http://www.cricutinmyclassroom.blogspot.com/
Misty – http://www.abusyplace.blogspot.com/
Lisa – http://bitbythecricutbug.blogspot.com/

Winner of yesterday's SVGcuts.com $10 GC is Amanda!
Amanda said... [Reply to comment] Wow Tammy, both of your projects are FABULOUS!!! I just love your Easter paper favor cake.. Thanks for the awesome giveaway..



Michelle said...

i love counting books!! TFS!


shersl84bed said...

Very cute! Makes me wish I had a little one again.

lisastuf said...

Adorable book Tammy!
I have a 3 year old Grandson who would LOVE this!
lisastuf at gmail dot com

Dina said...

He will love this! very cute! Dina arm1997@msn.com

Melissa said...

Too cute! I love this book ~ now i want to make one. Melissa :) scuba-n-scrappen at att dot net

Melissa said...

Great job and great idea!


Melissa said...

I just love this, you did a fabulous job!

sleeplesswonder said...

Love it. TFS. I may just have to try this.
Melissa D

Donna said...

Great book Tammy!

Sarah said...

Wow! what a great little book! I am glad that I found you on this blog hop! I am going to look at your other projects now!

creative patti said...

I love it! Great Job! Now I'm starting to remember what "Picture books" are. LOL!! No babies in my house...TFS!

Sherry said...

Awesome Books I Am Loving Seeing All The Creations Since I Have A Lil One About To Go To School In A Year .She Would Love These..


Tammy D said...

This is a keepsake. Wonderful.

Felicita said...

I love this! Perfect for my 2 year old.

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Little Scraps of Heaven Designs said...

adorable book.

Ladybuglair75 said...

Beautiful book! You did a fabulous job!

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Tanya said...

OMG!! TOTALLY LOVE IT!!! My lil guy would be reading it alll day long!!!


Latinacreativa said...

Cute book! I'm sure your son loved that it was also a truck!

Melanie Makes said...

You did a wonderful job on your book. Any 2 year old would love it.

Suzanne said...

Very cute book Tammy. Kids love shape books and this is so darn cute. You did an awesome job!

Tristan's Time 4 Craftin' said...

I like your book




Ashleigh said...

OMG this is amazing. I may have to try something like this for my son!

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Anonymous said...

oh wow I love love your book.....

just jayma said...

Darling book! Lucky boy!

Kwilt said...

What a FUN book!
TFS! :)
kwilt_81 at hotmail dot com

Lillian Child said...

What a work of love! Fabulous project!

I just found your blog on this hop and am now a follower - so very nice to meet you!


Jen N said...

Cute book! I need to make one to help my son with his colors. jenny.naus@yahoodotcom

salleys said...

Very cute book. Gives me great ideas for my GS.

Ruthie said...

Super cool book Tammy! I see many more books in my crafting future!

Ruthie :)

Becky Dunham said...

This is absolutely adorable Tammy! I'll bet your little one loves the bright colors and all his favorite toys in it :) I am a new follower of your sweet blog and happy to be here.

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Mrs. Green said...

My daughter would FLIP OUT over this book! She is 2 and all about her shapes right now! Great job.

In Love with a Bug said...

Great book - love all of the cut-outs.

Percilla G said...

Another fabulously wonderful book that I love as would my K/1st grade students. Great teaching tool.

S Glup said...

So awesome....great learning to that your little will love for along time...TFS

Sheri G

Shelly said...

Very cute idea! Great way to teach little ones! Thanks for sharing.

Gabriela Sandoval said...

This is such a great idea. Thanks for sharing.



Whitney said...

This is the cutest book! I have twin boys that are 3 and I think that they would love something like this. Now I have an excuse to buy a binding machine!


joni said...

Very very cute!!!! I love that you did colors and shapes!!!! Adorable! TFS

Christine said...

Fun book. It looks great! TFS


purplemel said...

Great book am going to make one for GS first birthday TFS

McVic said...

Im follower 300!! congrats! Love your book- Ill be back!

Trisha said...

It is amazing what you can do with SVG and MTC. Thanks for sharing and I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Amazing project, I love your learning book.

Katsews at gmail dotcom

Charlotte said...

Oh what a cute little truck book and a great teaching tool.

BunnyFreak said...

What a great book!
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sophia said...

Cute! My two year old is really into truck, cars, and planes too! I am going to have to try this!
angeli08 at yahoo dot com

Lisa said...

Wonderful book! I just love it.

Recipe Scrapper said...

Such a cute and 'rugged' looking book! Any child would love having this in their reading collection.


Vicki said...

Adorable book. Thanks for sharing.

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JerseyJenn said...

This book is so cute! I am a new follower!

AJoy said...

Cute idea! TFS!

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ScrappinAnn said...

A very great little book. Thanks for sharing it. Some how I have not been here before. Not sure how that happened. Love your stuff. I am a new follower.
help me get to 150 followers.....

Zoey and the furballs (the Zoo Crew) said...

OMG! I love this! I'm so going to have to scraplift the idea.

Crafty Teacher said...

Love the book you created and that you put in the names of the shapes!

SherylK said...

This book is so darn cute! You did a great job :) I missed out on getting entered in but if you want to see my album I made you can visit my blog...and don't forget to follow me and leave me a comment. Thanks.

Sheryl (igottacraft@gmail.com)

Shawnee said...

Such a great book! Thanks for sharing this great idea with us!!


Anna said...

Just adorable!!! Great book.
I'm a follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
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annadowdy at gmail dot com

Teri said...

Very fun! I love shape books. Thanks so much!!!!

Babe O'Mara said...

Adorable book. You did a fabulous job on it. My kids loved shaped books. Yours is so colorful. I'm a new follower. Thanks for a chance to win.


st_mccall said...

What a wonderful book! I am a new follower to your blog, thank you for the inspiration and the chance to win.

quilt4fun2 said...

Wonderful book. You spent a lot of time working on this one. Thank You for sharing in the hop
quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

SherriC. said...

this is sooo cute, what a fun way to learn his colours...
brodiec88 at hotmail dot com

Teri A said...

This so cute I think it is wonderful for kids to have books to learn like this and to make them does save a great deal I remember I used to make books for my kids, but I had to cut by hand
teri dot barefoot at gmail dot com

Tabitha said...

This book is adorable. TFS

Melissa said...

Such a great idea!!! Time for some books!!!

dolfnz777 at yahoo dot com

Tricia said...

I love your book, wonderful ideas

Erika said...

Cute book. Such a great idea.

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