Saturday, September 12, 2009

Review and Giveaway -- Printies Design Studio Kits

When I was contacted by Printies Design Studio Kits to do a review and giveaway, the concept intrigued me. Emily was able to create her own stuffed animal with very little help from either Mark or me and she was quite happy with the results!

Here's how it works: First, your child gets to design their own toy using their incredibly awesome software. It's simple to use, available for Mac or PC, and allows for endless design possibilities. I'm a former Software Engineer, so I'm picky about these things!

Next, we printed out both sides of the design on special Printies fabric using an inkjet printer. No problems lining this up, but there are test sheets provided in the kit just in case.


Emily carefully tore the paper away from the fabric.


Then, it's stuffin' time!


Then, we attach the feet to seal the stuffing inside for her toy to be displayed.


She was so proud of herself for making this! She wants to make a few more modeled after storybook characters, which I think is a fabulous idea.


Printies Design Studio Kits come with materials to make six different stuffed toys. They are recommended for kids ages 6 and up, and retail for $19.99 at places like Target, Amazon.com, Toys "R" Us, and Walgreen. Refill kits are available for $9.99.

Now the fun part -- 2 Lucky Readers will win a Printies Design Studio Kit of their own! To enter for your chance to win, leave a comment on this post. Be sure to leave your email address in the comments field! Tweet or blog about this giveaway, and you're in for three more entries. (Just be sure to come back here and leave a comment that you tweeted/blogged about it.) Follow Frugal Family Fun Blog on Twitter, subscribe to our feed, or follow in Blogger and you're in for three more entries. (Again, leave a comment that you follow or subscribe.)

Giveaway ends Wednesday, September 16th @ 6:30pm EST and winner will be chosen by random.org.

Good luck!!

60 comments:

Anonymous said...

She did a FANTASTIC job! What a fun thing to do, my girls would jump at this!

Reena
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Also tweeted about this @bearzfamily

The Activity Mom said...

That is really cool! I like the immediate gratification of the whole thing. =)
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Christy said...

That is really cool! I have never seen anything like it. We would have fun with that!

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Christy said...

I follow you, of course!

Jess Tryon said...

What a fantastic project! I just recently found your blog, and I love all the wonderful ideas.

I'm a follower now!! =D

Is posting this on my Facebook status get the same points as Tweeting? I haven't got Twitter, but I can do that!

Jess
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Karen said...

How cute is that. My daughter would love making her own stuffed animal.
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Karen said...

I follow you on google reader.
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Karen said...

I don't tweet either but I posted your link about the giveawy on my facebook account.
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Martha said...

wow that is cool.mavans@scottsboro.org

MaryAnne said...

Emma would love this, what a great idea!

MaryAnne said...

I follow your blog =)

Lenetta @ Nettacow said...

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Lenetta @ Nettacow said...

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Lenetta @ Nettacow said...

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Anonymous said...

Very nice! Just found your blog and I love it :)

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Valerie said...

Oh Sissy would love somthing like this! I've never heard of these before, thanks for the post!

Blessings,

Valerie

Nadia@FunWithMama said...

ooh i'd love this!!
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Nadia@FunWithMama said...

im subscribed through bloglines

Nadia@FunWithMama said...

im following you on twitter

Mrs. Wright said...

What a cute idea!!

Mrs. Wright said...

I subscribe on Google reader :)

Jessica said...

What a cute idea. Would have never thought of that. Kalyssa would have such a ball with this!


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finding_ac said...

that is a super idea! i like the idea that you can model them after storybook characters! i wonder if you can only make animals or if you could use your picture on the face of one, or if you could make like bible character dolls?! is it just limited to animals?

♥ ac

Wendy said...

THats so cute! What a neat idea!

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Sherry said...

She did a great job!
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Sherry said...

and of course I follow your blog!

MelanieKS said...

My five year old daughter would love to try these.

And for extra entries, I so subscribe to your feed in my Bloglines. :)

Thanks!

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Stephanie Griffith said...

How fun! That would be fun to win!

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Sara said...

This is awesome! My kids will love it.

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Valerie said...

@finding_ac -- Yes, you can add a photo for the face. They are so much fun! Really, lots of possibilities here. :-)

Amanda Pedro said...

what a great project! My kids would LOVE this. Very special. They could even make ones for birthday parties. Endless possibilities. Thanks

Amanda Pedro said...

this giveaway is sooo cool, I mentioned it on my blog

http://latenightstamper.blogspot.com/2009/09/birthday-balloona.html

thanks so much

Amanda Pedro said...

I follow you now. Look behind you. DO you see me lurking? :}

Julie said...

Great idea! Would love to be entered in . . .prickett222@yahoo.com

Thanks for all your postings!
Julie Prickett

Denise said...

This is very cool!

Denise said...

I subscribe the Frugal Family Fun.

Laura said...
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Laura said...

I follow you on Blogger...

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Laura said...

My kidlets would LOVE this - computer fun and stuffed animals? Two of their favorite things :-)

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ScottChrisCoriCassiCali said...

Maybe the drawing day will be lucky for us. It's a birthday in our family. ;)
Cali would love this project and looks pretty cute. Thanks for the chacne.

Kate said...

My little guy would love to try this out - fantastic giveaway!

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Shannon said...

I subscribe on Google Reader.
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Shannon said...

This looks like such a fun project. Would love to do this with my little man!!

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Ahoy Matey! said...

Ok, that is the coolest thing ever! EVER! Great idea, I would totally buy this!

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lekmay said...

That's amazing. I am not a sewer so I have never made stuffed animals. But with that, I think I can make the best stuffed animals. Thanks.

Also, I just found a pretty new and healthy snack at Toy's R Us: Snikiddy. They have Cheese Puffs Balls and Chocolate Chip Bites with different favors. The best part: they are made with all natural ingredients and are from homemade recipes. Enjoy.

Oh, I almost forget; lekmay@yahoo.co

Thanks again.

Julie said...

My girls would Love this!
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BFine said...

Oh my kids would just love this! Wonder if they would share with us big kids.
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Following and Tweeting ya up!

Heidi said...

I've never seen these before - my boys would go CRAZY over this! How fun! :)

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Heidi said...

Oh, and I follow you on Blogger, naturally!

jnbythesea said...

Oh, my- that looks like *so* much fun. We would love to try it at our house.
Also- looks like a great gift idea!
Thanks for posting about it.

Jenn

jnbythesea@gmail.com

Joannof10 said...

We would love to be winners---those look so fun!!

Joannof10 said...

I follow

Anonymous said...

what a very creative product. I am a newbie to your blog but I think I will stick around for a while.

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Lena Blair said...

Both my kids would love that!!!!!

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Val in the Rose Garden said...

Ok that is crazy cool.... I just have to put my comment in and see if I get pulled. What a fun project! Cyan would love it!

Have a great night...

Val

The Starks said...

Thanks!
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subscribed to your blog
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I tweet about this post
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