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In our church we have a program where the Young Women work on improving themselves. This month is a night where we honor their success. It is called Young Women in Excellence. Here is the layout I've been toying with for our invitations and such. I wanted it simple, clean and easy to print off on cardstock. Our theme is Women Of Virtue and is modeled after a program by Jessica Roberts found on Sugardoodle. Like Jessica, I chose gold as my accent color since gold represents the value Virtue. I printed them on pearlescent paper found in an 8 1/2 X 11 pad at JoAnn's.
Program: (sorry about the watermark)
Name Card for the Display Tables:
Alternate Name Card with notes from the parents about the YW's accomplishments this year and a note about a virtuous woman in that YW's life.
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A few years ago I was called to be the Primary Secretary. What a great calling! I got to work interact with all of the adorable children but my main job was behind the scenes. It was the end of the year and I wanted to spice things up for the next year. My sister in law's ward had been passing out "Primary Mail" and she said it was a great success. The person who had given a talk that day got to be the Postman and deliver the mail at the end of Sharing Time. I decided this was it, and with the approval of my President I went for it. First I went to Archiver's Scrapbook store and purchased a chip board mailbox. I decorated it with red, yellow and blue paper (Primary colors). Then it was time to make the mail. I wanted an old Airmail look. I got busy on Microsoft Publisher and this was my outcome:
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I was called to work with the Young Women of our church last year, just before Christmas. I knew we needed to think of a cute, inexpensive, and meaningful gift for each girl on their birthday. I found a bottle cap necklace on Etsy, but they were $8 each. Very cute, but too expensive. I did a little research and found that I could make my own for around $1 each! The following is a tutorial of the best advice I found from many websites including my own trial and errors. This craft is great for this year for YW in excellence, Christmas presents, or adapted for any program or theme!
Supply List: Cardstock, Bottle Caps, Workable Fixitif, Glossy Accents, Ball and Chain necklaces
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Paper bag journals are a fun inexpensive craft perfect for trips, camps, or fun summer memories. My family made these at our summer family reunion in Laguna last year (filled with beachy words, photos from the Hollywood sign, and souvenirs from "Pink's") and the kids from 6 to 15 loved making them. For YW camp last year they were a hit as well.
At a regional camp meeting last year I saw a great journal craft. I took their idea and put my own twist on it. It is an inexpensive project and with a lot of prep work, goes very smooth in the woods.
Supplies (per journal):
3 lunch bags, folded and pre punched with 5 holes
22" twine, taped on one end for easy threading
scrapbook paper pre-cut to fit pages of the journal (16 total, 3 sizes)
velum labels (printable below)
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Our cute camp director last year (Nancy Christiansen) thought up a great idea. Camp Value Pills (aka Skittles). They came in value colors and were the perfect pick me up when girls were feeling blue.
Nancy bought the pill bottles from a local pharmacy. I took her text and turned it into a label to resemble real pill bottles. I made them to fit a standard mailing label that I had on hand (4X2 or 8163).
Click HERE for the printable PDF for the labels.
If you do not have or do not want to purchase labels, you can print off the paper labels below. Just cut out on the gray lines and glue to the pill bottles with Rubber Cement.
Click HERE for the printable PDF for the cut-able DIY sheet.
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Last year for camp I was in charge of the crafts (dream job! Lots of work, but worth it). A quick easy one that the girls enjoyed were bottle cap pins. You could make these magnets, neclaces, whatever, but we did pins because they were the cheapest and I thought they'd look cool on their camp bags. The technique is basically the same as the bottle cap necklaces tutorial found HERE. Instead of drilling a hole for the necklace, we brought superglue and after the bottle caps were dry we glued the pin to the back. Supplies: blank bottle caps (Hobby Lobby) card stock (use a different color for each sheet you print for variety) Glossy Accents (JoAnn or Hobby Lobby) pins (very cheap at Hobby Lobby) super glue (Dollar store) scissors This is the one I made for myself (note: I changed the year to 2012 for the downloads):
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With four boys I was bound to find myself serving in our local Cub Scout troop. After four plus years in Cubs, I've been to my fair share of Blue and Gold Banquets. Our pack has a tradition of having each boy make and decorate a cake. After they are "judged" we eat them for dessert. One year I made awards for each of the cakes, only I made the awards before I had seen ANY of them. I came up with as many categories and themes as I could and printed them off on glossy photo paper. With a sharpie in hand, I wrote each child's name on the back of the award that best went with their cake. It worked out perfect, each boy felt their cake was appreciated and we had extra awards to spare. Here is an example of one sheet of awards. They are four to an 8 1/2 X 11 sheet. There are 32 awards total.
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Last year our Young Women's theme was the 13th Article of Faith. I had the assignment to decorate our bulletin board. We have a chalk board in the middle and two bulletin boards on each side. Our ward takes the left side. This is what I came up with
(note: this could easily be changed based on the theme of the year).
The striped paper is three sheets of scrapbook paper, two on the top and 1 cut in half and placed side by side on the bottom. I printed out the letters and cut them out with scissors and made a banner. The "SEEK" letters are popped out (but you really can't tell in person). On the sides of the board I ran crape paper and taped it every once in a while.
The center background was a large peice of scrapbook paper pre-cut. I printed off the Owl from a google image search. Then I sketched out Read more [...]