Sunday, 22 May 2016

Partying Dinosaurs 3-D Card and Gift Bag CTC#80

3-D project or kit was listed for this week's challenge - a BIG challenge as I don't do many 3-D projects, but I thought I'd try the Double Diamond Fold Card. I saw one on Pinterest by Sarah Poulton, a demonstrator from the UK, and decided that it would be perfect for some of the little boys in my life. I've matched it with a gift bag and tag to hold some dinosaurs for a small gift.

No Bones About It is NOT a new stamp, but it has been neglected by me for a little while. I know that boys like dinosaurs and with 5 young men in the family, I just had to make another card with this stamp set. When I stamp with both parts of this two-part stamp, I find it best to stamp the bones first, and then lay the body over the top, lining up a tail, the feet etc.

The squares are 2½" , and I've made a moss green layer a little smaller, and then another layer in a light colour just a fraction smaller again. The 'grass' has been stamped with one of the stamps from Timeless Textures, and the leaves are both included in No Bones About It. You can write in a number of places on the back here, the square on the left, or the big panel in the middle.

There were footprints in the No Bones set also, and I grabbed the slightly larger Monstera leaves from the brand new tropical stamp set, Pop Of Paradise. Leaves from Botanical Builder Framelits are glued on the tag, and another partying dinosaur has been hand cut. He's sitting on some banners and the birthday sentiment from Guy Greetings. Sometimes the perfect pieces are just lying about on your work space!!! I have had a busy week followed by a busy weekend with a busy class on Friday, a family of five staying Saturday night who needed a 40th card for a male to be made, and babysitting for 3 children, plus a late 2nd birthday party this morning for the little guy who had gastro at the beginning of May, causing his party with cousins to be cancelled.

I'm in full swing preparing for my Catalogue Launch on Saturday 4th June at 2pm. Would you like to pop in to collect a catalogue and Goodie Bag, play some games, stamp a card and have a look at new products and samples? There is no obligation to buy anything, although there will be 'bonus extras' for those who can't resist! You'll need to text 0417 500 681 or   email me for the exact address (South Morang, Victoria) and you're welcome to bring a friend, just let me know beforehand. I'm very excited to share the 5 new colours and some of the wonderful stamp sets, framelits and punches.

If you live in Australia, and want to place an order you can go to my online store anytime of the day or night. There are still lots in the retiring list and clearance. The Hostess Code for this month is ZGGAABEE


    And now you're off to visit Helen.  I have a sneaky suspicion that she is sharing the very cute Pyramid Pals, which I've finally ordered too.


  1. What an amazing card!! I love 3d folds. I'm sure there are lots of little boys will love this card.

  2. Cool Card and I love all the colours you've used too!! I bet this is complicated to put together!!

  3. Awesome card & gift packaging, Rachel! Love how you have used stamps & dies from other sets to complete your theme. :)


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