Wednesday 20 December 2017

Dino-mite Party | ft. Lawn Fawn Pop-Up Dies and "Critters From the Past"

Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day.

Last weekend, my youngest got invited to her very first birthday party. She's obviously been to birthday parties before, but this one was a friend from her Kindergarten class and that meant it was super exciting.

When I called the mom to RSVP I was told that he likes dinosaurs. Immediately my mind began sketching card ideas and because it was such a special occasion for her, I used the Lawn Fawn Pop-Up dies to create the birthday card.

I love to keep the outside simple since the inside is going to be so much more involved. I think it kind of lowers people's expectations as well. Like "oooo .... thank you....?" then they open it and they're like "DANG!". It's kind of satisfying, really. LOL

To begin, I cut down a piece of kraft cardstock using the stitched rectangle dies and adhered it to the front of my A2 sized card base. I then stamped the dino prints around the edge using CTMH Saddle ink.

I stamped all my dinosaurs, the trees and the hat from "Critters From the Past" and the gift from "Pa-Rum-Pa-Pum-Pum" with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on 110lb Copic-friendly cardstock. I then cut them all out using the Brother 2 Scan N Cut, and coloured them with Copic markers.

I set all my pieces aside and cut the Hillside pop-up from the same cardstock and sponged Cracked Pistachio and Mowed Lawn Distress inks to make the grass. On the top portion inside my card, I sponged Tumbled Glass to get a nice blue sky.

I then assembled the inside of my card, adhering all the pieces with strong two-way tape. I stamped the sentiment inside with Memento Tuxedo Black ink as well, so that the inks would match.

Once the inside was completed I adhered the dinosaur and the speech bubble to the front of the card.

While my daughter was eager for me to just leave her at the party with a super fast "see you later, mom" she was very happy to report that the birthday boy loved the card as well as the gift.

I think my favourite part about making all my cards - not just the selling or the gift sets - really being able to customize it to the recipient's likes. I think it really adds something special that they know how much thought and time went into something just for them.

I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't already, please follow me on the right side bar or over on Facebook, so you don't miss any future posts. Drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.

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