Welcome to Day 1 with Imaginisce!

March 6, 2012 by  
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We are excited! Are you?

First some housekeeping…you can post on our blog here all week long for a chance to win. We will put all of the comments in random. org and pick one random winner from blog posts. AND we will pick one lucky winner from our Facebook page, too!

AND…yes there is more! Imaginisce is giving away goodies on their blog, too! Of course there is loads inspiration over on their blog as well. PLEASE head over to their Facebook page as well. If you don’t like them, well you should! And if you already do…awesome! Tell them we said HI! Cannot wait to see how they work some Core!

Our team got to work with the iRock and the word is out, “WE LOVE IT”! No more brads getting stuck under your fingernails for sure.

First up we have a tutorial from Design Team Member Kim Jeffress.

Here is a little about this book from Kim in her own words,  “I wanted to create a simple mini book to help my son with his number recognition and counting skills. The glam rocks that form the numbers provide a tactile as well as a visual way to learn, he can trace over each number with his finger to learn how to form each number. The black dots provide extra practise for him to count a collection for each number.”
Step 1 Gather a chipboard album, paper trimmer and Core cardstock. I have used a combination of BasicGrey Core Impresssions and Core Essentials.Take apart the chipboard album,  measure and cut the cardstock to the size of each album page and round the edges.
Step 2 Cover your chipboard pages with PVA glue then lay the cardstock on the pages. Allow them to dry for several hours. I placed some heavy books onto each page as they dried to allow for an even surface.
Step 3 Once the pages are dry, sand the embossed cardstock and the edge of the Essentials cardstock to reveal the Core underneath. This gives a fun element to the book.
Step 4 Take a sheet of kraft core in black and punch enough circles (using a small punch) to co ordinate with the number on each page.
Step 5 Using the foam squares from Imaginesce add one to the back of each black circle. This will provide a bit of depth on each page.
Step 6 Using a lead pencil very lightly write a number on each page 1-10
Step 7 Add the glam rocks along the pencil line, placing them fairly close to each other. Using an eraser carefully rub out the pencil lines. Print the written word for each number onto some white paper then adhere to the bottom of each page. Add the co ordinating amount of black circles to each page.
Step 8  Reassemble the album, add a piece of ribbon and you are done!


72 Responses to “Welcome to Day 1 with Imaginisce!”
  1. Miriam Prantner says:

    What a great project! Great learning tool, and this is something that the kids can help create too!

  2. Marcia D says:

    Awesome project to teach kids to count!

  3. DebbieC. says:

    What a wonderful project with bright cheerful papers. I like how the irock lets the child feel the shape of the number. Great project Kim.

  4. anne says:

    Wow! awesome project! Anne

  5. Denise says:

    Cool idea! Great job.

  6. Cari Locken says:

    Love this idea Kim!! You’re so creative!

  7. Danielle says:

    Great idea! Fabulous project.

  8. Ange says:

    Fabulous! What a cute idea!!

  9. Gordon Miller says:

    What great projects. Gets my imagintion working.

  10. Katherine L says:

    What a great learning tol and fun!!

  11. Melissa Kaye says:

    Love this idea! What a great way to teach kiddos their numbers!

  12. Heaney says:

    such a bright idea to incorporate texture to the number cards…a very important aspect in early childhood education!

  13. Fabulous! Love this!

  14. Jessica S says:

    What a brilliant idea. I like how you’ve incorporated a touch component to learning numbers.

  15. Oh my…I just love what you did here!

  16. Love the counting book. I might have to make one for my granddaughters. Thank you for the inspiration.

  17. Michele D says:

    Love the look of the sanded embossed paper. Fun project!

  18. Dawnll says:

    Oh my goodness what a fun idea!!! How creative

  19. conniemelancon says:

    This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

  20. Dorina D says:

    What a wonderful project. Love this idea for a birthday gift for the nieces and nephews. Thanks for sharing.

  21. Karen Sue says:

    wow that is one neat project, I love it, I have 8 nieces who would love something like that.

  22. Tina M says:

    Inspiration, inspiration, INSPIRATION!! Again, great projects. Would love to win this giveaway for my sis and I! Thanks for the chances!!

  23. Liz says:

    How adorable, this is a perfect alternative to the store bought books, love the cardstock, I am sure I will be buying some coordinations cardstock soon! Thank you for the inspiration and the chance to win!

  24. Amy Jones says:

    What an awesome tool. I love how it works. What a great project. Thanks for sharing.

  25. Jennyfer L says:

    What a great project with a great tutorial!

  26. Jeana says:

    Wow, this is such a cute project!

  27. Chelle K says:

    Awesome project.

  28. Smokie says:

    This a great way for them to learn braille. Great project!!!

  29. Kerys says:

    OMGoodness! What a fantastic project idea! I love it! Being a teacher – this would make a great project for the children! Thank you so much for the inspiration – this will be appearing in a classroom very soon 🙂

  30. Cynthia B. says:

    Fabulous AND educational project! WTG with this tool for your child! 🙂

  31. Sharon Gullikson says:

    What a cute book. I’ve been wanting to make a counting book.

  32. natasha g.p. says:

    Thanks for showing us your creation. The special papers make it extra special.

  33. B. Poteraj says:

    The rounded edges look great. And I like the colors you chose—kids like bright, happy colors.

  34. What a super fun idea!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  35. Rebecca W says:

    Fantastic book- I love the texture all through it.

  36. Cindylu says:

    Great project, love all the textures!!

  37. Andrea Amu says:

    Love this Kim! I may just make one of these for my Preschool class now!

  38. Shaunte says:

    Fabulous idea! I love this, Kim.

  39. Tona says:

    Great project!

  40. Sandi B. says:

    Love this. What a great way to teach the little ones their numbers.

  41. Julie M. says:

    This is too cute. I have a daycare and this would be perfect to teach the preschool age kids their numbers. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful project.

  42. Kay R says:

    I think this project would make a great baby gift.

  43. Laura Cox says:

    Super cute project….love my i rock!!

  44. Tanya P says:

    Fabulous idea!~Love it 🙂

  45. Janet Femmer says:

    This little book is darling!

  46. What a terrific project! Wonderful teaching tool also!

  47. What a refreshing idea for a child love this. Great idea for the bookl
    Love all the corediantions stuff
    Greatswap. Thanks for a great oppprtunity

  48. Denise Bryant says:

    Fun book idea! I love it!

  49. Jan Garber says:

    Being a retired kinder teacher, you KNOW I love this idea! Your son will love it, I’m sure!

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