Girls Love Dinosaurs Too!

I love the No Bones About It stamp set but haven’t used it nearly as much as I thought I would.  Then it occurred to me – having little girls, I spend a large amount of my time making (and thinking about) girly cards.

So I thought I’d make a totally pink & girly dinosaur card – because girls love dinosaurs too, right?

Girls Love Dinosaurs Too! No Bones About It stamp set - pink & grey theme. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The card design is a variation of the Z-fold where you fold back the card front and then attach a panel to the flap.

Girls Love Dinosaurs Too! No Bones About It stamp set - pink & grey theme. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I forgot to take a picture of it all folded out – whoops!  But this is what it looks like totally flat…

Girls Love Dinosaurs Too! No Bones About It stamp set - pink & grey theme. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I love the pink dinosaur theme – super cute!

The irony of the pink stereotype wasn’t lost on me.  I’m sure there are lots of girls out there that would love a green & blue dinosaur card.  But it’s girly girl pink in our house and we love it.  Kelly x

{PS, wait til I show you what we did at our house last week! It’s all about the pink!!!}

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No Bones About It – 2015 Catalogue Fave!

Well, there’s “No Bones About It“, this stamp set was first on my list for the new catalogue and I’ve been loving using it.  You get both the shapes & bones for 4 different dinosaurs plus some cool accessories & sentiments.

Although it’s geared towards cards for young kids (boys in particular), there are some great examples on Pinterest of cards using this stamp set for older men (think ‘fossil’ themed), dinosaur wall art & pink dinosaurs for girls.  The rustic style goes particularly well with the Layered Letters stamp set.


These are some of the dino-creations I’ve made recently.

The first one is a CASE of a card I loved that was designed by Davette Miller & blogged by Dawn Griffith.  I think it uses the stamp set to it’s full potential.

This is my version:

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The next card was something I wanted to try as soon as I saw the stamp set – a card styled on the recently released Jurrasic World movie.  The always useful Gorgeous Grunge is great for the background & the black embossed T-Rex is an awesome centerpiece.  The sentiment is Silhouette cut using the Jurassic Park font.

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The final card is another one I was excited about as soon as I saw the dino skeletons – how much would a little birthday boy or girl like a card with glow-in-the-dark dinosaurs???  Now, before you get too excited, Stampin’ Up! haven’t added glow-in-the-dark embossing powder to their range, but it is available if you shop around (I got mine from ebay).

This is the card:

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And the glowing dinosaurs – apologies I couldn’t get a better photo, you’ll just have to trust me that the effect is awesome in real life!

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I hope this stamp set sticks around for a while – it’s lots of fun and dinosaurs are always a winner!  Kelly x

 

ESAD 2015 Annual Catalogue Blog Hop – Cutie Pie Thinlits Dies

2015 ESAD NEW CATTY BLOG HOP HEADER

Hello!  Thanks for joining me for another ESAD Blog Hop.  This one is celebrating all things “new catalogue”.  As always, SU! have delivered and the 2015-16 is filled cover-to-cover with beautiful things that will keep your crafty soul singing!

There are 20 fabulously talently ladies on the hop today.  If you’re on your way around, then you’ve just come from Richelle’s blog – isn’t she wonderful?!?

Starting here?   Then keep going until you get back.  And if you have time, leave the bloggers a comment – we love hearing from you!

I changed my mind a couple of times for today’s blog topic, before finally settling on the Cutie Pie Thinlits die.

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This “cute” little set goes with the Sweet Stack Project Kit, so that you can make replacement cake slices when you’ve used the ones included in the kit.

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And, it also has a matching stamp set!

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Some ideas for using the die set to make cake wedges (courtesy of the Stampin’ Up! creative team):

It looks great as a cake.  As a thinlits set, it ticks lots of boxes for me! Cute cake, matching stamp set, refills for the project kit…

But, the best news of all (I think) is you can use it to make so much more than just cake slices.  There are some great ideas floating around on Pinterest including a watermelon slice, swiss cheese & cherry pie.

To add to the mix, here are some ideas for creations with the Cutie Pie Thinlits die that would make great kids birthday presents or party favours:

Police in Action Cutie Pie Thinlits Brick Wall Embossing Folder Tip Top Taupe cardstock
Police in Action
Cutie Pie Thinlits
Brick Wall Embossing Folder
Tip Top Taupe cardstock
Buzzy Beehive Cutie Pie Thinlits English Garden DSP
Buzzy Beehive
Cutie Pie Thinlits (including scallop shape)
English Garden DSP
Delightful Dijon cardstock
Fairy House  Cutie Pie Thinlits (including flower & candle)
Fairy House
Cutie Pie Thinlits (including triangle, flower & candle shapes)
Dinosaur Cave Cutie Pie Thinlits (including triangle shape) No Bones About It Stamp Set
Dinosaur Cave
Cutie Pie Thinlits (including triangle shape)
No Bones About It Stamp Set

The finished box/wedge is a great size inside – which gives you room to include something to play with (Lego, insects, fairy dust, dinosaurs…) or something sweet (cake, lollies, chocolates).  It’s roomier (and taller) than the Curvy Keepsake box, so you are not as limited by what fits inside.

One last note on the Cutie Pie Thinlits dies: there was an error with the instructions they included that gives an incorrect picture for assembling the main box.  If you have a set, check that you’ve got the new instructions (download here).


 

Next “stomp” on the hop is over to the lovely & creative Andrea Buckland.  Thanks for joining us!  Remember, if you have time, we all {LOVE} comments!  Kelly x

Blog Hop Next Button 2015 Catalogue

If you haven’t seen an ESAD blog hop before and you’re wondering where we all hail from, here’s some more info [click to enlarge]:

ESAD Info 2015 Catalogue Colours

Here’s a full list of the participants.  If you get lost along the way, come back here and click on the links to each blog.

1. Rachael Lewsley – http://www.mystampinhaven.com.au/

2. Libby Dyson – http://libbystampz.com/

3. Keryn Campbell – http://kerynscards.com/

4. Rochelle Blok – http://rochelleblok.blogspot.com.au/

5. Liv Ingle – http://www.inkreations.com.au/

6. Lou Kitzelman – http://withabowontopbylou.blogspot.com.au/

7. Jackie Noble – http://www.creativejax.co.nz/

8. Monique Fielder – http://stamping-with-moni-q.blogspot.com.au/

9. Ria Kaire – http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/qraftyqueen

10. Courtenay Heuston – http://bagsthatone.blogspot.com/

11. Richelle Fletcher – http://www.stampingwithrichelle.blogspot.com.au/

12. Kelly Kent – https://mypapercraftjourney.com/

      YOU ARE HERE!!!

13. Andrea Buckland – http://creatingcardswithandrea.blogspot.com.au/

14. Narelle Fasulo – http://www.simplystampingwithnarelle.com/

15. Leonie Schroder – http://www.stamp-a-latte.com/

16. Pauline Bennetts – http://www.paulinebennetts.com/stampede/

17. Kathryn Ruddick – http://www.katlodesigns.com/

18. Barbara Williams – https://stampingbarb.wordpress.com/

19. Cherie Davies – http://cheriedavies.blogspot.com.au/

20. Chloe Evans – http://chloscraftcloset.blogspot.com.au/