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Dino Days Birthday Cards

Hello Stamping Friends,

Hopefully you are finding time during these windy winter days to have fun with your Sale A Bration products.

I made birthday cards for my grandsons Jaxson -now 3- and Emmitt -now 2!  They are really into dinosaurs.  I preferred the Mickey Mouse days but like my hubby says – they are boys and love to roar like a dinosaur and take dinosaur bites at dinner and attack Grandpa with a roar and a dino toy!  What fun.

So it is Dino Days stamps and Dinoroar Designer Series Paper (DSP) with Dino Dies to cut out the dinosaurs on the DSP.  See page 99 in the annual catalog:

I made a pop up box card and a waterfall card.  The DSP is so ‘Rawrsome’ itself.  It is mounted on a layer of Pretty Peacock and a card base of Balmy Blue.  The pop up box card fits perfectly inside our standard envelopes.

Pop Up Box Card:

We cut out dinosaurs from the DSP and another dino of the same in a matching card stock to glue behind the DSP for strength.  The dinosaurs were mounted on a strip of window sheet to secure them to the box base:

The back of the box lends itself to more stamping and I used the Vertical Greetings (retired) for the Happy Birthday and the Dino Days stamps for the greeting, palm tree, and dino tracks.  I hand drew the mountains.

We cut out several additional dinosaurs and backed them with cardstock to stick in the pockets of the clothes we bought for their birthdays so they had dinosaurs to play since clothes are just not the preferred gift for toddlers.

Measurements:  Click on the blue for all the instructions and examples of different boxes:

Box Card pdf

Waterfall Card:

Waterfall Card pdf

The pdf is from a past waterfall card.  The difference on this one is that I used two layers on top of the base and increased the size of the little panel layers by 1/8″ so I could use a square Stitched Shape Framelit.  I started with a small  square Stitched Shape Framelit with a Pretty Peacock layer but I thought it was too small for the outside so I used it on the inside of the card and switched to a larger square Stitched Shape Framelit and used it to cut the Pretty Peacock layers behind the DSP squares which I just cut to size.  I was able to get more of the dinosaurs on the top layer with a bigger square.

Base:  Balmy Blue  5 1/2 X 8 1/2   scored at 4 1/4

First Layer:  Pretty Peacock 5 3/8 X 4 1/8 (make 2 so you have one for the inside)

Second Layer:  Dinoroar Designer Series Paper (DSP)  5 1/8 X 3 7/8 (make one of whisper white for the inside)

Waterfall Strip:  Whisper White 2 1/8 X 9 1/4;  Scored at 3/4″ intervals, 2 1/8—-2 7/8—3 5/8—4 3/8 (1/8 more than the standard directions), Burnish your score lines well going in one direction so the strip looks like a candy cane.

Front Belt:  1″ X 4 1/4″;  punch a hole for the brad 1/2″ over and 1/2″ up on both sides of the belt.

Peacock Squares layered on the strip like shingles:  (4) 2 1/8 X 2 1/8

Top Squares of DSP:  (4) 1 3/4 X 1 3/4

Ribbon: Pretty Peacock 1/2″ scalloped linen ribbon:  3″   run through a ribbon hole punched at the bottom of the waterfall and then glued together with glue dots.

Adhere the DSP full sized layer to the Peacock front layer – NOT the Balmy Blue Base yet – and then place your belt 1″ from the bottom of the Peacock layer and mark through your belts’ hole punches with a pencil- see above- to punch the two layers for adding the belt with brads.  I added a tiny strip of tear and tape to the back of the belt between the hole and the edge of the belt just to secure it in place and then put the brad through the three layers. Now you can attach the layers to the Balmy Blue Base- I suggest tear and tape for extra strength.

When gluing the Peacock squares, put adhesive on the white 3/4″ sections of the white waterfall strip not on the back of the Peacock squares.  You will attach the TOP only of the Peacock squares to the 3/4″ sections.  Slide the waterfall strip under the belt.  Put tear and tape on the belt just the width of the waterfall (2 1/8″) and attach the bottom 1″ of the waterfall to the belt.

Be careful as you stamp the large section of the belt so that you do not get it on the wrong side of the white waterfall strip.

Placing the belt an inch from the bottom is critical to making the card work. I didn’t read my own directions and just placed it where I liked it.  That is why I have two sets of brads so I could cover up my mistake and place the belt correctly.

We will be doing another waterfall card in club this month so follow my blog to get that post and see another rendition using the Rustic Retreat stamp set. Just add your email at the top right of the blog where it says “subscribe”.

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day!  Click on SAL in the computer to go to my store.

SAL,  Stamp Away the Long winter days

Karen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


4 Comments

  1. these cards are so much fun, Karen! Love them both!! I don’t have any little ones to make these for, but you did a wonderful job with the dinosaur sets. Hope you are doing okay.

    • Thank you, Joy! Jaxson’s birthday is the day after yours and then my daughter’s is the 4th and Emmitt’s is the 9 th of January so quite a whirlwind of birthdays. So glad you could come to club! 💕Karen

  2. These are adorable Karen! So cute. I love making cards for my grandchildren too. Sharing our creative talents with those we love is so very special. I had forgotten about the waterfall technique. I’ll have to give it a whirl again. Thanks so much for including the directions, 😉 Hugs, Ruthie

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