Saturday, May 6, 2017

Dinosaur Birthday Kisses

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit this 1st Saturday in May.
It's rainy and a bit cool here in Pittsburgh but Spring is here for sure. Gardens are budding and blooming and we have already had our first lettuce harvest. And today, I will be cutting some basil- hopefully there is enough to make pesto.
Let's move to my card for today. This one I made for my weekly DT post on the CottageCutz Blog. Today for your viewing pleasure, I am showcasing a couple of the new baby dino dies using the Brontosaurus and T-Rex. I needed a child's birthday card and these dino's work perfectly. What little one doesn't love dinosaur's? And that's both boys and girls.

So let's get started with some details on what I did this week. I already knew I was making a birthday card so I just needed my layout. So when I saw the Splitcoaststampers sketch #643 for this week, I knew it would work for a little dinosaur scene.
Sweet Sugarplum Card Base: 4 1/2 " x 5 3/4"
White Image Panel: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
I used a hinge technique to get this larger size card base. Here is a link to some instructions I provided previously on how I do this with 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock.

Step 1: Once I looked at this sketch, I thought I would make rolling hills as the spot to place my dino's. I was going to cut the hills but after looking through my patterned paper, I found paper that already had the shape of the hills. I just needed to measure and fussy cut. The paper even had a little pattern. It's the look I was after.

Step 2: Once the hills were cut I adhered to white card base with dimensional adhesive. I used a cloud template and sponged the top of the white cardstock with tumbled glass distress ink. The clouds are covering layer 1 of this sketch.
Step 3: I wanted 3 dino's in this scene so I cut one (1) T-Rex and two (2) from the Brontosaurus dies. On the Brontosaurus I used peekaboo peach card stock + peach designer paper and daffodil delight cardstock and + daffodil delight designer paper.
On the T-Rex I used sweet sugarplum and old olive cardstocks + sweet sugarplum designer paper. I like the variegated colors on the designer papers I chose. It adds some interest to the dinosaurs.

Step 4: I also used the CottageCutz grass, tree and vines die for another element to this card.  Now that all the card elements are done, I needed to think about my sentiment and the placement of it.
I used a stamp set from MFT with individual sentiment words so I chose birthday & kisses. Since they are 2 separate stamps, I stamped in black ink on sweet sugarplum cardstock and cut them into 2 labels. Here is a card close-up.
Well, that's it for me for this blog post. So until next time..........God bless.
dies I used to create card:
I am also entering:
1.  Crafty Friends has a cute challenge.
2Jo's Scrap Shack has a fun Friday challenge of anything goes.
3.  Polkadoodles has an anything goes.
4That's Crafty challenge is "bright".


  1. Oh my goodness Mary this is the CUTEST card!!! Love all those amazing little dinosaurs! So stinking cute!!!!
    Thank you so much for joining in with us this week at Jo's Funday Friday challenges!
    Have a great day!
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  2. Hello… Thanks for sharing your card with us at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog… your dinosaur card is lovely and fits perfectly with our ‘’Cute’ challenge theme… hope you can join us next time and good luck in the draw.
    [Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  3. Oh my goodness! Your card is absolutely adorable!! Thanks for joining us at Jo's Scrap Shack! Cyndi, DT

  4. Just love this so cute. Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles crafting week 18/19. Helen DT

  5. What a lovely card!!!
    Thanks for joining Crafty Friends
    DT Laura

  6. Beautiful make! Thanks so much for joining us at Polkadoodles
    Claire xx



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