When you were in school, did you celebrate the 100th day of school? If we did, I don't remember it. I can tell for certain, that my little won't ever forget it.
EmJ was given a task: Bring something to showcase 100 days of school! um... okay.. When Boog was in Kinder, we did something with pennies. But for my baby... my last little presh, that simply wouldn't do.
So- for Em's project, we did 100 faces of Emileigh :)
Gather your craft supplies. Here is just a snippit of what we used:
* 100 photos. (I printed 115, because you never know when you'll screw something up)
* 1 Project Display Board (you know, the kind you use for the science fair
* Sharpie Markers
* Scrapbooking embellishment stickers
* Scrapbooking paper for mats
-I chose the 100 pack from the Walmarts. That way... I KNEW I wouldn't miss a photo :)
* Paper cutter
* TIME. LOTS OF TIME YA'LL lots of time.
I measured out the board and then we used the maths to determine that I would have to cut my photos down to a 3 x 3 picture in order to mat it, and still have room for a title and larger photo.
While I do own one of those handy scrapbook paper cutters, I realized super quick that it was going to take me FOR.EV.ER if I measured 100 photos... So, I made a guide:
Tear off the back of that photo mat stack. I believe in using all of the supplies I purchase!!
Cut your mat the size you want your picture. This is a 3 x 3 mat that worked PERFECTLY. :)
*** Sorry- I forgot to add that you MUST have a beautiful made up helper. This one is a MESS! Who seems to pull all of my creative juices out :)***
Take your guide and a silver sharpie and draw a box around each of the 100 photos you are going to want to use in your project.
Again, you can use your cutter thingy, but it really is much quicker to do it this way... I mean, unless you have a BigShot. In that case, use those dies and save yourself a ton of time! We went the old fashion way.
After you cut out the little pictures, glue them on the mats. yeah... I know - more cutting ahead... Its super worth it, ya'll! Promise.
Isn't this picture precious? LOVE.
We purchased white letters for the poster and then just colored them with Sharpies. That worked so so good. I'll show you a finished picture soon...
Daddies are GREAT helpers. Ours cut the mats with a little helper.
*notice a couple of things... (1) Em is now showered, THANK YOU JESUS (2) I prefer to drink out of a jar. Any jar will do... pickle jars are the best!*
Grease Live was on by this time... Em was more interested in that and was OVER this project... But isn't it looking ADORABLE?!?!?!?!
Here's the deal, ya'll. You're probably going to mess up. I did. You might have to replace the stickers and move them around. IT IS OKAY!
Lay the photos down and get it all situated before you glue ANYTHING, though. You have to do this step... do NOT skip it. You'll be angry if you do.
The finished project.
We added some scrapbook embellishments and washi tape. But other wise, the pictures tell the story alone.
This was the most amazing, sweet, exhausting project we've tackled last minute. However, it was so worth it!
Comment below if you have any questions... and if you attempt this, PLEASE leave me a picture. If anyone will appreciate the hard work, I will !
**OUTTAKE - Em was not having fun about 24 minutes in...