You know when you buy yourself something special, but the second you bring it through the front door, you know deep down that it no longer belongs to you, because all shiny new objects suddenly become the property of every other member of the household.  Yep, that happened to me.

A couple of weeks ago I purchased a cute little recycled desk caddy (photos to come once I finish organizing my workspace).  I set it up yesterday.  As part of the set is a stack of recycled note papers.   Turned my back for a second and a few went missing.

Who took them you ask.

The teenager.


To make these.



Yes, that's right, with a scrap of recycled note paper and a hole punch he made made these great patterns.  I asked him if he would mind me turning them into Valentine's Day cards to send with our other handmade cards to his dad (who is deployed, so if you read this honey just pretend you haven't seen. K) and he thought that was a great idea.

So, if you are looking for an activity to keep those little ones busy.  Hand them a stack of scrap paper and a hole punch.

When I mentioned to him that I wanted to post these on my blog, he set to work once more:

displaying everything for a photo shoot:


and writing out instructions for your kids


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The Eadle Family January 23, 2009 - 4:00 pm

oh Jay, such a good kid. lol, and crafty like his mommy.

Jason and Fawnda January 23, 2009 - 4:00 pm

What a good idea to fold the paper in half! You can make a cool design in the middle of the page! I am so excited to try this! Kuddos to your son!

Alisha January 23, 2009 - 4:00 pm

The cards are lovely. What a wonderful idea.

Jonah Lisa January 23, 2009 - 4:00 pm

Great idea. Reminds me of The Polar Express. WOuld be a neat project to do at Christmas after watching that movie–you could make your gift tags or Christmas cards out of them.Okay, it’s really time for my mind to STOP thinking of Christmas things! Please!

Sharlene January 24, 2009 - 4:00 pm

Good job Jay. I see you are in line to take over the family blog someday. 🙂

Kara January 25, 2009 - 4:00 pm

I just stumbled upon your blog and I am in love with it! I am always looking for crafty things to do that don’t take 10 years to finish. I also saw your other blog and am looking forward to crafting with my kiddos! Great card idea..and I totally doing this for V-day! ~Kara

Amy January 28, 2009 - 4:00 pm

wow Jay- nice work! Love the idea!

Ashley's New Adventures February 2, 2009 - 4:00 pm

Too Cute! I have an award for you at my blog!!!


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