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Monday, September 16, 2013

FCCB Challenge #178 - ABC's 123's

This week starts the beginning of another challenge over at FCCB! We want to see all your projects that have to do with your ABC's and 123's. For my project, I wanted to make an ABC workbook for my son who just started preschool this month. I saw an idea on Pinterest and just elaborated on it a bit. I also discovered some awesome Gel Pens that work in Cricut machines to draw images on your paper! Cri-Kits are the name of them and I think they are fabulous! I have even put a video together for you to see how they work in detail.  What's even better is that you have a chance to win a set of these amazing pens over at FCCB, so be sure to link up your projects!!!  Anyway, my project came together using the Zutter Bind-it-All, the Your Story laminating/binding machine, some paper from DCWV All About Boys mat stack, and of course the Cri-Kit Gel Pens.  Basically, I drew (with the Cri-Kits) all the ABC's upper and lower case from the Nate's ABC's cartridge (Font 2), laminated the paper they were drawn on and bound them all together to create a dry-erase workbook for my son.  Please check out my video to see this project, the pictures just weren't working :)  I used chip board for the front and back cover and used Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive to attach the fun DCWV Alphabet and Polka-Dot paper.  I am so glad that I was introduced to the Cri-Kit gel pens, the magnetic holder is ingenious and really makes a difference when drawing with your machine!  I can't wait to see what you all come up with for this challenge!!!


  1. I will admit I have not had time to watch the video, but from your description your mini sounds fabulous!! I will try and pop back in on a less crazy day this week to check it out, I want to see how ti turned out!!

  2. Love the mini book! I would love to won a bind it all :)

    have a great week


  3. This is a wonderful book for your son! He'll be so good at his writing by the time hes in 1st grade!