Have you been reading some negative comments about this stamp set and dies that it’s too difficult? Well we used the Let The Good Times Roll and Thrill Ride Pop Up and our little group proved today that that is so wrong. Everyone managed to complete their card in the 2 hrs allotted.
Mind you I did do a fair amount of prep, stamping and cutting out the cars, balloons, presents, flags and banners. Just as well I did because we had 6 of our regular team, 2 new ladies and one marvelous young man and his carer.
His name was Ben and he was delighted to create the card for his Mum. We even found an “I love you Mum” stamp in the Thoughtful Banners Stamp Set. We weren’t able to take a photo of Ben’s card as he became a bit tired and left when he had completed his card. Well done Ben. Hope to see you again.
For the front of the card we used the Lift Me Up stamp set so that half the class could be working on the front of the card and the others on the insert. We tied it in with a air balloon above the roller coaster.
So if today is your day why not have a go yourselves. The children I have given this card too have loved it and the older young at heart as well.
We changed it a bit, adding the sun from the Swirly Birds Stamp Set, a couple of birds, a greeting and an coloured tree.
We used some buttons behind each of the wheels so they were hidden well but still allowed the bike to move along the curve. Because they all used different inks the cards have a unique individual look. The two cards on the left have their card fronts mounted on green backgrounds – a happy mistake that turned out well when the stamping was started on the wrong piece of card stock! My little birds on the top card are there to cover an extra dob of ink that crept into the wrong place! I love that about card making. Mistakes are easily rectified and sometimes add more to the card as does the sun on the top left hand card and the sponged background. It look great.
What more can be said. Today my group of ladies excelled themselves and created a slider card, not a single but a DOUBLE!
Of course I won’t say it went without a hitch or two but they all managed to finish enough to maybe add some finer details at home later. Just a bit of homework!!
Look what they made!!
Some ladies chose to bring their own stamps, Ducks, Teddy Bears and Flowers sprinkled amongst the Birthday Cakes. !!
It is a small card when closed and with space on the back for a message.
And in case you were wondering.
Base 5½ “x 8½”
2 pieces Whisper White 2¼ x 3¼ – inside
2 pieces contrast 2½ x3 ½ (Emerald Envy)
2″ x 3″ Whisper white – front
2¼ x 3¼ Contrast for front (Emerald Envy)
4″ x 6″ DSP
2½” x 4″ back panel. – greeting
Score base at 2¾ and 5½ and 8¼
With my granddaughters second birthday looming I wanted to make an interactive slider card with her favorite character, the Very Hungry Caterpillar. Taking license with the original story I decide to make him as colorful as possible and have 3 not 1 watermelon to eat.
First I chose my colours for the caterpillar; – Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo, Elegant Eggplant, Rich Razelberry, Blackberry Bliss, Bermuda Bay, Lost Lagoon and Daffodil Delight from my scrap pile and punched them out with the ¾” punch. I punched a single circle from Whisper White using the 1¼” punch for his head. The feelers were created with the candle from the Cup Cake Builder Punch and the dots on the top from the Owl Builder Punch, the legs come from the stalk end of the leaf from the Bird Builder Punch all from Basic Black.
Just about to start my Journey!
I glued the discs onto a strip of scrap card slightly overlapping with Multipurpose liquid glue, glued eyes, feelers and drew a mouth with Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker, lightly colouring cheeks with Blushing Bride.
The Whisper White Card Stock was embossed with Decorative Dots then a slit cut across the card. Using a Stampin’ Dimensional, I adhered one to the top of a 5c coin at the back of the slit then I adhered the second 5c coin on top of the Stampin’ Dimensional so that the two 5c coins were sitting exactly on top of each other ensuring that they could slide side to side along the slit unhindered. The caterpillar was glued to the 5c piece at the Blackberry Bliss disc.
Ahh! Nearly There.
The three Watermelon slices were triangles cut from Birthday Bash Series papers and coloured withOld Olive and Real Red Stampin’ Write Pens before attaching to the embossed paper with Stampin’ Dimensional. More Stampin’ Dimensional were added to the back before attaching to Melon Mambo. I stamped the greeting in Basic Black from Itty Bitty Banners and cut out with the Bitty Banners Framelites with the Big Shot popping it up on the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Wrapping a ribbon around and adding the 2 figure that was coated with Dazzling Diamonds completed the front that was then glued to the base card in Whisper White.
Yumm! That Tastes so good.
Inside I created a poem that you can find in verse and a pocket for the much desired Birthday Money.