Fairy Birthday house.

It’s been birthday month in the Connolly house and this is the one I made for my eldest grandaughter Emily. Last year I made a fairy toadstool and this year the fairy has some where to live.

Sometimes it’s just fun to use what you have on hand, mixing brands and mediums so I haven’t confined myself to just Stampin’up products, as much as I prefer and love them.

tree house One Happy Gathering.

I did use Whisper White as the base for all the coloured pieces. The tree trunk was made  with Chocolate Chip, Smokey Slate and Early Expresso Inks, then embossed. The leaves were from the Bird Punch and coloured with Crushed Curry, Wild Wasabi and outlined with Early Expresso Inks. The back ground leaf paper was from the Irresistibly Yours DSP and coloured with Mossy Meadow.  Around the tree a sponged effect was created with Crushed Curry, Mossy Meadow and Wild Wasabi Inks.

I cut the bird, it’s nest and squirrel from the Hostess set Nuts About You after stamping with Early Expresso and colouring in Pacific Point and Smokey Slate.

The steps are Crushed Curry Card Stock and the door a red scrap I had. I had toyed with the idea of putting Emily’s age on the door but changed my mind and added 8 candles on a cake inside along with a fairy blowing them out instead. (They like to know you know how old they really are!)

The yellow behind the window is a scrap from the All Abloom DSP and Basic Black  over it.

Now if any of you want to make one for your daughter, niece, granddaughter and would like the pattern please leave a comment and I will make it available.

Till next time. Happy Stamping.

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2nd Birthday Hungry Caterpillar

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.

Hope you enjoy. I know Lauren Did.

Price: $149.95

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