Sunday, April 5, 2009
I got this idea from Crafty Crow and it is such a neat idea.
So what are they? Each person gets a dice (die?) and rolls one. Then that person starts telling a story having something to do with what ever was rolled. If a house was rolled, your story has to have a house; a kite, about a kite...you get the drift. If you roll a letter, you have to think of something that starts with that letter and use it as your story theme. When one minute is up (or however you decide to play) the next person rolls their dice and continues the story from where the first person stopped making sure to incorporate whatever image they rolled.
The set I was looking at had hand painted images on them (never going to happen with this un-artistic gal)but I thought is was a great chance to use some of my small rubber stamps. I also thought it would be neat to have a photo on each one. I made Millie a set of 4. Each block, or dice, has one photo, one letter and 4 rubber stamped images. Millie picked out the letters she wanted on each one and the stamps she wanted. I lightly sanded the edges and corners of the 1" blocks. After we stamped them, I covered them in Mod Podge to give them a bit of a shine. That is also how I put the photos on, giving that side a few extra coats.
If you are interested in purchasing your own set of Story Dice, let me know. If you send photos, I will put them on your dice. A set of 4 story dice is $5 and that includes shipping, multiple sets would be less. If you are local to me, the cost may be less, just contact me for more info.
I used 4 sets of Stampin Up stamps for this project...ABC Images, Year Round Fun II, Winged Things (because Millie wanted a Ladybug) and Loads of Love (because she wanted furniture and dogs). I used a 3/4" circle punch to punch the faces out of my photos.
Need a card?
If you like any of the cards you see, let me know and I would be happy to make them for you. To see some, but not all, of the stamps I have available for your cards, click on 'Stamp Image Options' along the right side. If I don't have what you are looking for, just let me know, I love a reason to buy a new stamp!