Chick-Tac-Toe Travel Game: PALS Spring Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for the March Pals Blog Hop! Today the Stampin’ Pretty Pals are excited to share new ideas and projects to get you ready for Spring.

You should have just left stop number 11 on the Pals Hop – Kerry Willard Bray at stampgoodness. If so, you are in the right spot. If you get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

Chick-Tac-Toe Travel Game

Every Spring, our extended family gathers in South Carolina for our annual Brown Family Reunion. When my brothers and I were very young, Mom would pile us all into our Gumball Green Volkswagen Van to make the trip from Georgia. That was well before the invention of DVD players and headphones that keep children occupied these days. I can’t imagine the agony Mom must have gone through to keep three boys busy for the whole trip.

For today’s Spring Blog Hop, I have created a magnetic tic-tac-toe game that’s perfect for any car trip. Do I hear quiet children? The tic-tac-toe board is glued to the lid of this tin (I picked it up at The Container Store over the weekend), and the “tokens” can be stored inside the lid. Fill the container with crayons, little books or other attention grabbers, and you can all expect to have a great - Chick-Tac-Toe Travel Game

And a view from the - Chick-Tac-Toe Travel Game

Flatten the pop top lids. I flattened the pop top lids by running them through my Big Shot (it essentially rolls the pointed edges down). Here’s the sandwich I used (worked like a charm!): Multipurpose platform set on no tabs, standard cutting plate, pop top with jagged edges pointed up, standard cutting plate.

I then stamped five pink chicks and five green frogs, cropped them with my 1″ Circle punch and glued them in. I added magnets to the back of the lids. Woo hoo!

Stamp set: Spring Sampler Inks: Melon Mambo, Lucky Limeade Papers: Sunshine & Sprinkles Designer Series Paper, Brights Designer Series Paper Stack, Whisper White Accessories: Soda Pop Tops, 1-3/8″ Square punch

That egg means you’ve found another blog candy giveaway! Please be sure to leave a comment on this post by 6 PM EST on Thursday, March 14. One recipient will be chosen at random from the comments received. I will announcthe winner on Friday morning at 5 AM EST. The recipient will need to email me their mailing address within 24 hours to receive these goodies. Blog candy can only be shipped to a US address — thanks for understanding.

Here’s what I’m giving away:  A collection of goodies from the Spring Catalog – 5/8″ Flower Trim, Designer Builder Brads, Elements Cute - giveaway



The next stop is Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards, stop number 13 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting – and I hope to see you next month!

  1. Dawn Tidd at tiddbitsfromdawn
  2. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  3. Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps
  4. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works
  5. Debbie Mageed at Scrappin’ & Stampin’
  6. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  7. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
  8. Ann Schach at The Stampin’ Schach
  9. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  10. Nicole Watt at Impressions By Nicole
  11. Kerry Willard Bray at stampgoodness
  12. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  13. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  14. Jennifer Takacs at Stamped in Full
  15. Carmen Sublasky at The Creative Stamptuary
  16. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  17. Linda Callahan at Stampin’ Seasons
  18. Kim Czenszak at LiveLoveStamp
  19. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  20. Julie Trevett-Smith at The Stampin’ Affair
  21. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  22. Ginger Toivonen at
  23. Amy Williams at Stampin’ on the Range
  24. Shannon Jaramillo at ezpeasycards
  25. Amy L. Lazzell at Just A Thought…Cards by Amy
  26. Penny Nichols at Sierra Stampin!
  27. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  28. Peggy Noe at
  29. Maxine Conrad at Stamp to the MAX!


  1. great idea I have two grandchildren who will love to play this- thanks for your idea& how too, My demo Carol always sends us to look at your blog- keep up the good ideas! and thank you for a chance for blog candy
    Alyse D

  2. I love this idea! My 7 year old loves tic tac toe, so I’m going to make him one of these! Thanks for the great idea.

  3. I’m a little behind in my blog reading, so I just saw this post…REALY CUTE IDEA! Love it!! Thanks for sharing.

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