More Dino Days!

Yes, it’s more Dino Days and today I’m featuring a card from this month’s class.  The card features the Dino Days Bundle which includes the Dino Days stamp set and coordinating Dino Dies. In addition, the Dinoroar Designer Series Paper provides the perfect background.  The Pteradyctal, with it’s wingspread, goes perfectly with the sentiment.  I have had great fun creating projects with this bundle and can assure you, I will be posting more Dino projects in the future!

Dino Days Pterodactyl Card

Card Details:
  1. Create card base using Pretty Peacock cardstock (4-1/4″ x 11″, score at 5-1/2″).  Card is an oblong, right side opening card.
  2. Layer a 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Dinoroar Designer Series Paper onto the card base.
  3. Cut Lovely Lipstick cardstock layer: 2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″.
  4. Use the Stitched Rectangle Dies to cut Whisper White cardstock (select rectangle die to cut Whisper White so that piece will fit inside of the Lovely Lipstick layer).
  5. Stamp the tree trunk with Pretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ Pad.  Add the palm fronds, stamping with Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad.  TIP: Stamp once, then stamp again before re-inking the stamp.
  6. Stamp background circles onto the Whisper White using Pineapple Punch. 
  7. With Lovely Lipstick Classic Stampin’ Pad, stamp the sentiment onto the lower portion of the Whisper White cardstock piece.  Add to the Lovely Lipstick cardstock layer using snail adhesive.
  8. On a scrap of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the Pterodactyl using Mango Melody Classic Stampin’ Pad – first, stamp off onto another piece of paper, then stamp again.  Stamp the wing design using the Mango Melody ink without stamping off.  Cut using the coordinating Dino Die.  Add to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  9. Cut a 3′ piece of the Old Olive/Pretty Peacock Reversible Ribbon.  Fold in half and attach to the lower left side of the Lovely Lipstick layer using adhesive.
  10. Add completed sentiment layer to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Hope I have convinced you to use the Dino Days Bundle to create some fun cards for your dinosaur lover!  

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Dino Days Treat Holder

Do you have a youngster (or oldster!) who likes dinosaurs?  If so, this Dino Days Treat Holder is perfect for when you want to give them a “little something”.  The Clear Tiny Treat Boxes are perfect for tiny treats and fun to decorate.  It’s been great fun creating different projects using the Dinoroar Suite Bundle and this Dino Days Treat Holder is no exception.  

Dino Days Clear Mini Treat Box

Here’s a side view:

Project Details:
  1.  Stamp dinosaur body from the Dino Days Stamp Set using Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad onto Whisper White cardstock.  Also, stamp the spikes using Pretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ Pad onto Whisper White cardstock.  Cut the pieces using the coordinating Dino Dies.  Attach the spikes to the dinosaur body using mini glue dots.
  2.  Using Mango Melody Classic Stampin’ Pad, stamp the sentiment onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Cut using the Stitched Nested Labels Dies.  TIP:  Position the die so that the sentiment will be closer to the right edge of the cut shape.  This will leave room to add the dinosaur.  Add the Dinosaur to the left side of the sentiment label using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  3. With Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad, stamp the fern fronds onto a scrap of Old Olive cardstock.  Stamp 3 times.  Cut using the coordinating die from the Dino Dies.
  4. Cut along the edging on an approximately a 2″ piece of 3/8″ Denim Ribbon.  Then fray the ribbon into threads.  Use Snail Adhesive to attach the frays to the sentiment piece (refer to project photo).  With mini glue dots, layer the 3 ferns and add to the top right edge of the sentiment label behind the frayed ribbon.  Embellish with a Dinoroar Enamel Shape.
Assemble the Box:
  1. Put the Clear Tiny Treat Box together.  TIP:  Don’t forget to remove the plastic film that protects the box.
  2. To create a liner for the box, cut a 6″ x 2″ piece of Mango Melody cardstock.  Score at 2″ and 4″ and insert into treat box.  For the Dinoroar Designer Series Paper, cut two pieces:  2″ x 4″ (score at 2″) and 2″ x 2″ piece (two pieces are cut so that the print goes in the same direction when inserted into the treat box).   Use a mini glue dot at the top of the designer series paper to hold it in place.
  3. To complete the treat box, attach the sentiment label to the box using Stampin’ Dimensionals and add your treat!  TIP:  For ease in opening the box, put the label on the box back so that the box lid opens from the back. This also keeps the sentiment label in place.
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Reminder: You may purchase supplies for this card by clicking the links under the Project Materials or visiting my online store.  I appreciate your business!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Project Materials:  (click on link to order) 

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Highlighting Dino Days

In today’s post, I am sharing a fun set of note cards highlighting the Dino Days Bundle.  In addition, the Scalloped Note Cards are featured. Not only are the note cards lots of fun to create, they are fun and playful looking.  The Dino Days Bundle includes the Dino Days Stamp Set and Dino Dies.  The Dino Days Bundle is included in the Dinoroar Suite Bundle along with the Dinoroar Designer Series Paper, 3/8″ Denim Ribbon and Dinoroar Enamel Shapes.  When starting to design the project, I first looked at the Dinoroar Designer Series Paper and used it as my color inspiration.  It was then when I realized that the designer series paper would coordinate beautifully with the Scalloped Note Cards.  If you’ve noticed in past posts, I am a huge fan of note cards.  Now with the Scalloped Note Cards, I have more creation options.  

Dino Days

Aren’t the dinosaurs cute?  I’ll let you in on a secret!  All of the dinosaurs used on the note cards were cut from the Dinoroar Designer Series Paper.  And no fussy cutting was required!  The Dino Dies matches perfectly with dinosaur images on some of the designer series paper.  

Here’s a tip for you when cutting the dinosaurs with spikes on their backs.  There are two separate dies, one for the dinosaur body and one for the spikes.  First cut the dinosaur body with the coordinating die.  After cutting, you will notice that the spike will not have enough paper for you to attach it to the dinosaur.  Therefore, adhere the spike to a scrap of whisper white cardstock and then cut it with the spike die.  This will provide you with enough paper to attach to the dinosaur.

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Check back on Friday for more fun project ideas!  You may purchase supplies for this card by clicking the links under the Project Materials or visiting my online store.  I appreciate your business!

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting! 
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The Host Code for August is: CZ9HMVB2.   Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards! 

 

Team Gifts

Each month, the two Playtime with Paper team members with top sales receive a special thank you gift from me.  Most recently, the top two team members received team gifts of 2019-2021 In Color Faceted Dots and a yard of each of the 1/2′ Scalloped Linen Ribbons in the five new In Colors.  Instead of a card, a tag was created to add to the cellophane bag holding the goodies.  So, I decided to use the Wiggle Worm stamp set and coordinating Wiggly Worm dies for the tag.  Did you know, you can save 10% when purchasing the Wiggle Worm Bundle?  Just look, how stinkin’ cute are those bugs?!  In addition to the cute bugs, the sayings in the stamp set are appropriate for lots of occasions.  

Tag Details:
  1. For creating tag base,  layer  a 2″ x 4″ piece of Garden Lane Designer Series Paper onto a 2″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock.  To adhere the two layers, use multipurpose glue.  For the tag top, use the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.  Finally, round the corners on bottom of tag with the Detailed Trio Punch.
  2. Use the Stitched Nested Labels dies to cut a piece of watercolor paper.  Using an aqua painter and Balmy Blue ink, color a sky background onto the watercolor paper.  Let dry.
  3. Select desired bug stamps and stamp onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Color with Stampin’ Blends markers.  Use the coordinating color of Classic Stampin’ Pad to stamp the bug lines.  In my samples, Mango Melody Light and Dark Blends color the beetle.  To stamp the lines on the beetle’s body, use the Mango Melody Classic Ink Pad.  For the dragonfly, Daffodil Delight Light Stampin’ Blend colors the body with the wing decor stamped with the Daffodil Delight Classic Ink Pad.
  4. After coloring, use the coordinating bug dies to cut each bug.
  5. Stamp the grass onto the watercolor paper label using Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink Pad and the sentiment using the Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad.
  6. To attach both the watercolor label and the bugs, use Stampin’ Dimensionals .
  7. For an extra touch, cut 2 sets of leaves using the Leaf Punch.  Select color that coordinates with the Designer Series Paper.   For a crumpled appearance, lightly spray water onto the leaves using a Stampin’ Spritzer.  While cardstock is damp, pinch leaves between fingers.  Allow to dry and then attach to tag under the label as shown in photos of gifts.  For a bit of bling, add 3 rhinestones clustered together to form a flower on the base of the top leaves.  Use the 3/16″ Linen Braided to tie the tag to the cellophane bag. 

The bugs were loads of fun to make!  Thus, I stamped and cut more bugs to have ready for other projects.  Just stamp, color and cut to have extras available to use.

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Happy Crafting!

 

 

 

Coordinating Tea

Creating projects that have a special place in your heart is always fun.  I love the Tea Together stamp set and coordinating Tea Time Framelits with it.  Tea time with family and friends is always a special time.  Why not put those memories into your cards.  It’s even better when you can earn the Framelits from the Sale-a-Bration catalog.  The stamp set is available in the Occasions Catalog.  I love that there are coordinating products you can earn for free.  You can see Chad below show you the Tea Time Framelits Dies and a few samples made with them.

The Tea Time Framelits Dies includes the nine framelits shown below.


You can visit my online store here and pick up the framelits with a qualifying order through March 31st.  

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Featuring Needlepoint Nook

In an earlier post this week, the Needlepoint Nook bundle was introduced to you.  Today, I am featuring the Needlepoint Nook bundle in three different cards.  The Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper is especially highlighted.  The detail of the designer series paper is amazing!  You are able to see the individual embroidery strands of the stitches.  With such detail, it makes creating cards simple since the paper can be the feature element.  

Helpful Hints:

As you look at the samples, notice the first two from the left are very simple cards.  The pink card really features the paper with just a ribbon tie and a stamped sentiment added.  This card is perfect for the beginning stamper or anyone needing a quick to make card.  To create the sentiment, first use the Needlepoint Elements Framelits Die to emboss embroidery stitching on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Next you will stamp the sentiment into the center of the embossed piece.  Lastly, cut the shape using the coordinating Pretty Label Punch.

The blue butterfly card includes a “tuxedo” fold to add interest to the card front.  The double-sided designer series paper is great since the reverse design coordinates perfectly.  To create the “tuxedo” look, mark the midpoint of the designer series paper. For the sample above, the designer series paper is 5-1/4″ x 4″ so the midpoint is 2″ from right edge and 2-9/16″ from top (the Stampin’ Trimmer is the perfect tool to use!).  After marking the midpoint, cut from the midpoint to the right edge.  Fold back the flaps to create the “tuxedo” collar.  After folding, attach the designer series paper to a 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of whisper white cardstock. 

The far right sample is good transition card for a beginning stamper to build upon their skills.  The layered embellishment and sentiment are stamped using colors that coordinate with the paper.  With the Needlepoint Elements Dies it is easy to cut the shapes.  To add more visual interest, snip between each strand of the Flax Ribbon and separate the strands.  

Remember for a 10% savings, order the Needle & Thread Bundle.  The bundle includes the Needle & Thread Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Needlepoint Elements Dies.  

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy crafting…

Quick Links:

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Project Materials: