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Sunday, September 22, 2019

You're RAWRsome!

Hello peeps,

My cyber friend Claire is this week's hostess for the Paper Players Challenge, and she has a sketch challenge with a twist for us this week. I had tons of fun with this challenge and I made two totally different cards. I'll post the second tomorrow.

This one I made for our little friend Liam, who has his eighth birthday on October 5. Since I love this SU dino set, and he's eight, I grabbed it and the DSP to make a card using Claire's challenge.

In addition to the sketch, the twist is to make a tall and skinny card. My card is 9 inches tall and 3.75 inches wide.

The card base is Mango Melody card stock.  I stamped the dinosaur and tree elements and cut them all out with the matching dies. The rectangle is cut with a Die-namics Wonky stitched rectangle die and I used a cloud stencil, blending brush and Pool Party ink to make the background. It is layered onto a Mango Melody mat cut with the SU Stitched Rectangle die. The dinos and tree were arranged and glued with temporary adhesive so I could place the sentiment in the right place. Once that was stamped, then the dinos were glued with permanent adhesive and dimensionals. I also added a few of the enamel shapes that go with this suite.

On the inside I added a Happy Birthday sentiment from and older SU set and my favorite dino and sentiment from the main set.

This wasn't a quick card, but boy, did I have fun with it. Unfortunately, now I have to finish some spreadsheets for work for tomorrow. Boo-hoo!

Thanks for checking in. I'll be back tomorrow afternoon with my second card using Claire's sketch.

Stamps: Dino Days and Age Awareness sets by Stampin' Up
Paper: SU Mango Melody, Pineapple Punch, and Whisper White card stock, Dinoroar DSP
Ink: SU Lovely Lipstick, Mango Melody, Old Olive, Pretty Peacock, Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party, Early Expresso
Other: Dino Days set dies, SU Stitched Rectangle die, Die-namics Wonky Stitched die, cloud stencil, TE blending brush, TE grass border die, SU enamel shapes, Misti, Gemini Jr, dimensionals


  1. Oh my word, Colleen! This is FABULOUS! I know this card will bring so much happiness to Liam! I love every detail and the sentiment! Thank you for joining my challenge at The Paper Players this week! XX

  2. Colleen, sorry you had to do spreadsheets :-) BUT... am so glad you made this card. It's fabulous and I know Liam will love it. I love the clouds behind your dino scene. Just fabulous. So glad you joined us at The Players this week

  3. Colleen this fabulous dino card is sure to be a big hit with Liam - so bright and colourful! A great distraction from your spreadsheets too! Thanks for sharing with us over at The Paper Players this week!

  4. AWESOME card!! SO cute! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!


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