Sunday, December 18, 2011

Rock the (Home School) Block Blog Hop

Starting December 19th thru January we will be celebrating National Paper Craft Month! SO JOIN THE CRAZE! When you place a minimum order of $25 from the Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book, you can get TWO new products for just $15: the My Creations® Collage Cubes (a Spring/Summer 2012 sneak-peek product!) and the exclusive My Acrylix® Rock the Block E-size stamp set. 
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Welcome to this Rock-The-Block Blog Hop where you can see a variety of projects using this stamp set and block kit by different CTMH consultants. If you have come here from Rachel’s Blog,  you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants here.  There’s more than 30 of us Rockin’ the Block so keep on hopping!
My blocks were designed for my 5 year old.  We’re home schooling him and while we have manipulatives for math, we didn’t have any hands on items for phonics. 
He’s learning his phonics, starting to read and now building some words on his own. 

We’ll also use them as a kid décor item to spell out some special words.

Being that they’re kid friendly, I didn’t use any ink on the blocks.  His hands are rarely clean and dry at the same time.  I did paint them with our Create a Shade Pearl Paint before adhering any of the papers. 
The blocks were covered with cardstock cut at 1.75” using the Art Philosophy cartridge in Holiday Red, Sunset, Sunny Yellow, Pear, Dutch Blue & Gypsy—all from the Summer Cardstock Combo Pack X5918.  Letters were cut in White Daisy at 1.5” also using the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.
Now "Hop" on over to CC's blog to see her work.....

Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the Rock the Block set of blocks with the exclusive E sized stamp set is only available until January 31st! Email me or go online to get this promotional bundle. Get them now before it’s too late. The My Creations® Collage Cubes (a Spring/Summer 2012 sneak-peek product!) will be available all next year but the exclusive Rock the Block Stamp set is only available until January 31st.
Check back for more pictures of this home school edition.  I’m still putting the finishing touches on!  I also can’t wait to get another set so I can have a beautiful “mom” set that’s complete with pictures & beautiful embellishments.


  1. I really like the colors you used and how classic they look. Good job!

  2. I really, really love this. It is simple, yet perfect for what it is meant for. I love the fun colors you used for it. I may have to make one for my son as well!

  3. What a fun idea! I love the colors you used for this project.

  4. What a fun way to use the cubes! And the colors are perfect for this project.

  5. I love it and will share it with my daughter, who is home schooling!

  6. Such a great idea! Wish I still had little one's that I could do this for.

  7. What a great way to "build" words. Love the bright colors that you used.

  8. I can not say enough how great this is! I love the idea and am working with my own son on "building" words. What better way to build words than with blocks :)

  9. So fun to see your little guy "helping" with the project. Great idea!

  10. I love that your project is clean and crisp as well as functional. What a great idea!

  11. great idea for kids. mine would just chew it up - dog- great job

  12. Great idea, I like the bright colors!