Sunday, July 22, 2012

Snips and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

Hi there! Kids were gone for three days and I feel the quiet really helped me to reclaim my mojo! :) Happy stamper, here. This is for Tracey's  sketch at  Retrosketches 21, and a new challenge I haven't played before Just Us Girls 146, gosh, I am just SO in love with these colors! :)

I decided to make a boy's birthday card since I always seem to need those! I have some new stamps (also helping my mojo along....) and this was one of my new sets, called "Storybook Friends." Love these little animals! :) I can't wait to use the fox, he was the one I was just smitten with when I saw the set.

I created my own tag with a technique I'd seen on Pinterest, to use the Spellbinders die to cut just the top of a paper, I will be doing that again!  I layered a mini paper bag as the back/top of the tag.

I used a birthday candle at the top of my tag, have seen a few of these in Paper Crafts, and thought "what a cute idea!" :)

I really just added the airplane because it was so cute! It really doesn't go with the dog theme, but it does go with the boy theme, and the colors were perfect, so I went with it. :)

I used an ANCIENT tab sticker, a sentiment from Paper Smooches, and a reclaimed bottle cap as embellishments.

That is all for me today! Kids are home now and I'm shoulder deep in laundry! ;) See you soon, I have a fun ColourQ card coming up on Tuesday! :)

hugs, Noelle

supply list: stamps: Stampin' Up! and Paper Smooches; patterned paper: My Mind's Eye; dies: Papertrey Ink and Spellbinders; tab sticker: K&Company; airplane sticker: October Afternoon; ribbon: Stampin' Up!; bakers twine: doodlebug design; candle; mini bag; large button

DUST IT OFF!: That tab sticker is ancient, and I keep all the bottle caps that come off bottles 'round here, so I never have to buy any! ;)


Lynn said...

Oh so fun! Love this card...perfect for the card stash for a boy birthday! Those stamps are adorable and love the sentiment. So glad you could play with us at Just Us Girls!

Annette said...

super cute Noelle..

Tracey McNeely said...

What a totally fun boy's barkday card!

LeAnne said... jaw hitting the floor! Adorable!

Marisa said...

Love how you focused on the yellow! Great accents with the other colours.
Thanks for joining us at JUGS this week :)

Regina Easter said...

wow this is fantastic

Nancy Thomas said...

A simply perfect boy card! Love the colors and the design. Just awesome!

kasia c. said...

Ummmm LOOOOVE this!
so many different, cool things to
look at!!
Thanks for the tip on the tag making. I'm going to have to try that. :)