Saturday, April 6, 2013

Tiny Dinos Birthday Cards

Today I was sick and didn't get to see four of my grandsons at a birthday skating party 60 miles away. So thinking of them, I decided I'd start making some sets of cards for their teachers in the Christian school as an end-of-the-year thank you gift. I know they don't get paid much and like to write notes and give birthday cards to the kids. Here are two of the cards I made using a fun digi set, Tiny Dinos,  from Clear Dollar Stamps and this week's sketch from Unscripted Sketches.

I printed both colored images (to use later) and outline images, which I colored with Copics. The set includes some great polka dot and striped papers in the colors I used. I punched out the dino with a 2.5" circle punch and mounted it on a Lagoon pointy circle that I cut using Cricut Art Philosophy at 2.8" The second card used the same sized shapes, with a Sunset Cricut diecut.

To assemble the cards, I printed the sentiment on a 4" x 6" piece of cardstock. Then I embossed the part above the sentiment using a Cuttlebug folder that reminds me of bumpy skin, even though we don't know what kind of skin dinosaurs really had and that the folder was called tiny bubbles.  My second card uses the Cuttlebug Happy Birthday folder. I attached three rows of ric rac on each card in a coordinating color. I had these wound on ribbon holders, so I don't know the source. I did use the red sticky tape to hold the ric rac in place on back and to help adhere those spots to the card base.

After I finished I reminded myself that I should make more Clean and Simple cards like these just so I can make more, especially for gifts!

Thank you for visiting!

I'm sharing these cards with the following challenges:
Unscripted Sketch #205
Aud Sentiments Challenge #77 - for a child
Dutch Dare #211 - Birthday Fun
Crafting By Design - All about animals
Crafty Catz #177 - Anything Goes
Inky Impressions #104 - for a child
Simply Create Too #34 - Animals
A Gem of a Challenge #74 - animals
One Stop Craft #223 - Birthday
Simon Says Stamp - Happy Birthday

5.5" x 4.25" Birthday Cards Recipe:
Images and Sentiment - CDS "Tiny Dinos"
Paper - CTMH Lagoon, Sunset, White Daisy cardstock; DCWV precolored card base
Copic Markers- B000, B02, G02, G20, G24, YG03, YG41, E34, E35, R01, YR04, Y17
Accents - ric rac from stash
Tools - printer, Cuttlebug embossing folders "Tiny Bubbles" and "Happy Birthday," Cricut and Art Philosophy cartridge



Geri said...

These are so "Dino"-mite cute (sorry, couldn't resist!). I love how you tied all your elements together...right down to the bumpy skin! You have inspired me to dig out my huge stash of ric rac from my sewing days! Fabulous accent, especially fun on a kid's card!

Thanks so much for sharing your very creative ideas with us this week at Unscripted Sketches! Don't forgot that next week is our Blog-iversary so there might be some special surprises!

CarlaKH said...

Oohh are these cute! I love the dinos! just so adorable! Thanks so much for joining us at Dutch Dare this week!

Sarah J Moerman said...

Such fun birthday cards! I love the great dino images, bold colors, and embossed backgrounds! Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

Julie said...

Adorable cards. Love the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments
Julie T

Aunty Sue said...

Such a fab card and so much fun, thanks so much for joining us this week at Crafty Catz

Amanda said...

Very cute cards :) Ty for sharing with us @ Simply Create Too!


Heather said...

Both fabulous card, your design and colour schemes are fantastic and I love your sweet dino-mites!!!

Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Birthday challenge
Heather xx

Vicky said...

Brilliant cards Vickie! Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions this week

hugs Vicky xxx

Unknown said...

oh they are just fab!!! I love em - thanks so much for sharing it with us at Inky impressions xx

Anonymous said...

Both of the cards are so cute! Ow sweet of you to make these for the teachers. I'm sure they will enjoy receiving and using them!
Thanks for playing along with us at Unscripted Sketches :)

Dragonlady said...

Really cute cards. Thanks for playing at Aud Sentiments.

Hugs Ali x

Unknown said...

really cute cards thanks for sharing them with us CRAFTY CATZ hugs sassyxx

SmilynStef said...

What fun little dino designs ... so glad you joined us at Unscripted Sketches.

Patrice said...

Love the embossing - thanks for linking up at Unscripted Sketches this week!

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous cards, thanks for joining us at AGOAC.

Donna x