Stampin' Up! in VBS

VBS Crafting with SU!

As many of you know, last week was Vacation Bible School for us.  I thought I would share one of the crafts that involved a lot of work and a good number of Stampin’ Up! supplies.  The theme was Gold Rush: Discovering the Rock of Ages.  To go with that, we made this cute Miner’s Journal.

We started with two pieces of cardboard and then the children painstakingly tore little pieces of masking tape to cover front and back of each piece of cardboard.  (They had a bunch of adults helping with all that tearing!!)  Once the masking tape was in place (can you see the two different kinds of tape I used on mine??), we used the Soft Suede Classic Ink Pad and Stampin’ Sponges to rub ink into the tape giving it a fun leathery look.

The Crop-A-Dile was wonderfully handy as I punched holes through all the sheets of cardboard and the sheets of copy paper inside the journal.  We used some twine/yarn sort of stuff I found to tie all the pieces together.

The Circles #2 Big Shot die made cutting out circles of “leather” easy and then the cross you see here was cut out with the Lattice Big Shot die (with a little extra cutting with scissors) out of fun foam.

The journals took a lot of work but I’m sure glad for the tools I have to help it along!  I’m also very glad for the wonderful helpers I had!!  The children did a wonderful job and I think they walked home pleased with the end result of their work.

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this fun project from VBS.

Have you joined in the new Ribbon Shares?  Be sure to check out the information in yesterday’s post and contact me to join in the fun!


  1. The journal looks too good… And the leathery look is just so perfect… I think you guys are doing a great job..

  2. This is terrific! What a great journal for the kids to make!

  3. What a great project! Hope you had some wonderful decisions for Christ during your week and thank you for being there for the Lord’s smallest creations. 🙂

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