Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Saturday, 11 August 2012

Oh dear I've done it again.... lost track of time and not posted for a while.  I don't know what happens to make me not post, must be something to do work, children, grandson and life in general... how dare these things interfere in my  Seriously though you should start so see quite a few posts coming this way in the next few weeks as I've got to start prepping for a craft fair I'm taking part in on the 30 September in Nuthall.  Luckily I've got lots of ideas from my upline, Victoria, so its just a case of knuckling down to do them.  The only trouble with that is I'm not too keen on repeating things so its going to be a challenge for me just to do that....wish me luck!!!!

Anyway, enough about me, here's a card I made for my gorgeous Grandson, Leo, for his first birthday last month.  I knew what I wanted to do so I thought it would be relatively easy but no, I decided to expand on the theme I had in mind.   The card I wanted to make was meant to be similar to one I made at one of Jules training events which was to create train carriages from punches and stamp the animals from Fox and Friends.  Here is the one from Jules training, isn't it just sweet....

How could I go bigger with this I hear you asking?   Well I decided to do a four fold card and make the inside the train carriages.   To do this I used the Top Note die with the Big Shot and cut out 3 shapes, I then cut them down the middle with one side just slightly more than half and embossed them with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.  For the animals in the carriages I used stamps from Elebration, Fox and Friends and Easy Events.  The colour combination is from the Subtles collection and is Bashful Blue, So Saffron and Wild Wasabi.  I've also used coordinating paper from the Subtles paper stack and Whisper White.  

So here is the finished card for our little man....

I was soooo pleased with the end result as its both colourful and fun to look at.  As you can see Leo has all his animal friends on board ready to go celebrate his birthday.  But wait a minute, where's Leo?   

Here he is....I thought it would be fun if the front of the card had Leo "looking" through the leaves to find his friends :)  The verse went on the last page to finish the card off.

I think he liked the card but he was so spoilt on his birthday with lots of lovely new toys I think cards were the last thing on his mind !!!!

Thank you for stopping by and reading my blog.  I would like it if you left a comment for me to read if you don't mind?   To purchase any of the items used to make this card please get in touch and I'll happily order them for you or anything else from the catalogue.  Oh and don't forget, if you spend £60 or more you'll get the Reason to Smile stamp set absolutely FREE.

Til next time, take care. 

Tracy -x-

Products used:
Stamp sets : Fox and Friends, Elebration, Easy Events, Petite Pairs
Big Shot with: Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder, Alphabet Simple numbers, Top Note Die
Card: So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Wild Wasibi, Whisper White
Subles Paper Stack
Punches: 2 Step BirdPunch, 1/2" and 3/4" circle punch, Scallop Square, Word Window
Accessories: Snail glue, Bright Brads, Flower Brads. Bakers Twine Island Indigo, Piercing tool and mat pack, Dimensionals

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