Your Story Family Bingo Game 12 Days of Christmas DAY EIGHT GIVE AWAY

It’s Play Time!!

I’ve had a Your Story for about a year and I finally tried it out!  You know what?  It’s super cool AND easy to use.  I used it to laminate these Family Bingo game cards that I created using my Father & Son and Mother & Daughter stamps.  Let me show you how I made my game.

If you don’t have a Your Story and you’d like a laminator, this Scotch laminator is another great option!

First, I picked family and friends stamps from my Mother & Daughter and Father & Son stamp sets.  You can mix and match words from those sets to make a lot of combinations too.  I punched out the pieces for the Bingo board using a 1″ circle punch and I used a 1-1/2″ punch for the larger game pieces used to call the words for the game.  The “I heart You” stamp is the “Free Space”. 😀

OH NO!!  What happened to Zippy?

Zippy and I were busy getting ready to use our Your Story for the first time.  I looked away for a few seconds and when I looked back…he’d FAINTED!  I checked his batteries, so it wasn’t that.  It was the fumes from the Your Story.  PHEW!  It smelled AWFUL when it heated up!  I gave him some chocolate and he eventually came around, but he made me promise to use the Your Story in a well ventilated area.

So, easy Zippy could use it…if he had hands.

It’s really that easy.  You put your item inside a lamination pouch and when the Your Story is ready (after about 5 minutes) then you can push your item in through the front.  It comes out the back all nicely laminated.  I used pouches I bought on Amazon.  Here’s a link to the ones I bought: 100 Clear Laminating Pouches at Amazon for $16.  I’m really happy that I have a lot of those laminating pouches because now I want to laminate some more things!

I made this little holder for the Bingo pieces used by whoever calls the game.  This was SO EASY.  I just folded a piece of paper over, taped each side and then I used a circle punch to make that little opening so you can more easily pull out the pieces.  It doesn’t need the twine, but I like it and felt compelled to wrap something with it.  LOL!

Lastly, I forgot to take a photo of the dry erase markers I had for each person to use so they can mark off the words that they have on their Bingo card.  Rest assured, those markers wipe right off of the laminated Bingo cards.  I’m pretty happy with my fun little game.  I hope you like it!


On the 8th Day of Christmas Joy (that’s me!) Gave to one Winner….

a set of Father & Son stamps AND….

a set of Mother & Daughter stamps!!

FUN! To be eligible to win please leave a comment on this post. The winner will be chosen by Random.org on December 13.

SEE YOU TOMORROW FOR THE 9th Day of Christmas and a Crafty Post & Give Away!!

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  1. What a great idea!! I swear I don’t know where you get them all!! I would so love some of your new stamps!!! Would be a great Christmas gift for me!!

  2. Welcome to the Joy&Zippy Life.com…I see Zippy is your ‘coal canary’ for your craft room, keep lots of chocolate on hand to keep him healthy lol
    Cute after family dinner game, everyone likes playing bingo. Thanks for the idea.
    Cathy S

  3. Bingo is such a fun game. You put a nice twist on it using your stamps. I’ve really been enjoying what you’ve created and been showing us. TFS!

  4. I’m soooo glad ZIPPY is OK! Boy you had me worried for a sec! 🙂 Sooo it smells funny when first used? or all the time? Just wondering…. I don’t have one…. But you got me interested…. I’m glad you showed how it works… Cause I really had no idea until now…. 🙂 Thanks!

  5. i just bought a xyron with a laminating cartridge so i hope it works well so i can make this game. great idea about the marker to mark off the ones that are called. thanks for sharing

  6. Joy,What a cute game,I have a mystory,used it once to make a small album,works great,just need to use more,Have do this ,thanks for all the great Ideas,Joy

  7. What a cute idea. Think I should make this for my grandchildren. This will keep them busy for a while. My grandson just loves those zhu zhu pets. I think he must have all of them by now. Hope zippy is ok now. Just give him a little TLC.

  8. Hi! Can you believe this is my first time visiting the site. I could stay all day! The bingo game is too cute. I am going to spend sometime looking at the older projects. Can’t wait to try some of them-Amy

  9. Love the game Joy, you totally rock!!! Love the give away as well!
    Each summer I run the Arts and Crafts program for a non profit week long summer camp. All the staff are volunteers so 2 years ago I decided that the kids needed to learn about giving back. So I implemented a challenge for the kids to make cards that are donated to the Children’s Hospital, the main hospital and the Seniors Homes. These stamps would be an awesome addition to the supply kit for that activity ( Would also be great to make some of my own cards as well, wink)!!!

  10. POOR Zippy! I feel his pain. I almost fainted whilst using my laminating machine to. I do love your B-I-NGO cards (are you singing the song? I am…) Wonderful gift idea. Would be very cute if you had the time and patience to make that for a classroom using pictures/words for the kiddos. TFS!!!

  11. Dear Joy,
    What a wonderful game idea. You made this look so easy; probably just another of your vast talents! Thank you for giving us another great gift idea.
    With Warm Regards,
    Carol Broney

  12. Another great project! And I hope that Zippy is okay! Are you sure that Chocolate is good for him? 🙂

  13. LOL, you crack me up, thank heavens Zippys Ok, chocolate will fix anything!! Love your Bingo game, family time!!

  14. Cute, cute idea and a bingo lovers dream game!! Your little mascot is adorable too. Thanks again for a great idea.

  15. Great stamps and what a fun idea!

    Congratulations on the maiden voyage of YourStory … great little machine (I’m shocked it’s not more popular, actually).

    p.s. Joy’s Life must have a mile-long que … I’ve been bumped twice today and have hardly been able to get through otherwise … you’re in the Cool Kid’s Club … yay!

  16. You are too creative! Gave me a great idea to create custom bingo games for my kindergarteners. Poor Zippy! These stamps would complete my collection.

  17. Glad the chocolate was able to revive Zippy 🙂 I didn’t know that thing also laminates!!! Thanks for showing because now I know. Thanks for the chance to win the cool stamps…they are great prizes. Your game looks awesome also.
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

  18. poor zippy. I as well didn’t know that your story laminated…I thought it just bound books…very cool.

  19. It is a good thing Zippy was there to warn you, we wouldn’t want you to pass out……LOL you crack me up…..this is a great family game……I think I may need to put a Your Story on my Christmas list…. Thanks for all these great ideas Joy…..
    I can’t believe this is day 8!!!!

  20. What a neat idea. I have the Your Story machine for about a year and have not used it yet. I will try these for sure…

    Thanks for sharing.

    p.s. tell Zippy I love him….

  21. That is a fantastic idea! Wish I had thought of it. Guess I might have to “lift” that idea. Thanks for the inspiration.

  22. Ohh.. great idea. Man, I’m going to spend my whole Christmas break from school working on projects for school! and I get to blame you for some hahaha 😉 Hope Zippy didn’t have a zhuzhu fume high.. Off to add to my lonnnnnnnnng list of great idea’s book!
    TFS Joy! 🙂

  23. I was wondering about the YourStory.. kind of wanted one but… wasn’t sure.
    I bet Zippy will have fun playing too.
    Thanks for the link on the pouches.
    Thanks for the great ideas!

  24. I love stamp saying’s. These hit home on the saying’s like “Survivor, You can do it, etc. Lifted my sprit up.
    Thanks Joy.

  25. What a creative fun idea!! Love it. I love the give away. I have been dying for some of your stamps. I keep trying to tell my hubby how much I like them and keep hinting to go to Joyslife.com. hehehe 🙂 We will see. But I would be flipping to be able to win your set!!


  26. Oh my gosh! How much do I love this Bingo idea?! It’s SO cute! And you’re SO creative!!! I’d love to win these stamps to make my own!! 🙂

  27. Love this idea…..thanks for the chance to win, Im just getting into stamping and these would be awesome!

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