Last year I found a cute treasure hunt online and printed it off - what could be easier? The kids loved it and I didn't have to spend a lot of time getting it ready. This year however, I wasn't overly thrilled with the pre-made treasure hunts I found. What's a girl to do? Well, make her own version in My Digital Studio, of course! I'll be the first to admit that I'm absolutely hopeless when it comes to poetry, so I had no problem copying clues from someone else.
For the first clue I thought and thought about how to design it and then finally remembered a St. Patrick's Day card I had made a couple of years ago. I made it completely out of punches and really liked how it turned out, so I went back to the card, grouped the elements for the pot of gold together and saved it. After you've saved a grouping you can use it in any project you want! That's one of my favorite features of MDS.
I wanted to change things up a bit so it wasn't the exact same thing I'd done before, and when I happened to see this adorable page from Cindy Schuster I knew I'd found just the thing. How brilliant to use the gold glimmer paper! I changed the paper in each coin and voila! I was able to add a little more interest to the card.
The clues took a little bit of time to put together, but by the end I was really getting the hang of it. I used the freeform tool to draw a half circle that I could attach the wording to - that was the part that took some trial and error. After getting the shape the way I wanted it was easy enough to shrink or stretch it to fit each color of the rainbow. Once I print the file, I can cut the rainbow strips apart and hide each clue. Can't wait to see the boys' faces - they're going to love it!
I hope you enjoy the rest of the blog hop! Our guest blogger this month is Wendy Weixler so make sure to stop by her blog and give her a warm welcome!