Sunday, March 22

All Aboard!

Take a ride on the rails with your favorite animal pals. Today I'm giving you a sneak peek from the Spring Occasions Mini. The new Choo Choo set and coordinating wheel are bound to keep your kid cards Right on Track. And for added fun, I used a few of the Wild About You animals as 'passengers'.

My Pumpkin Pie long note card base measures 4" x 9.25". I followed that with two layers: Bashful Blue and a selection from Delicate Dots Designer Series Paper, a Sale-A-Bration freebie. Don't forget: Sale-A-Bration ends March 31st. Click here to place an order and qualify for your own Sale-A-Bration freebies*.

I started my scene by running my Right on Track wheel onto So Saffron card stock and trimming a piece to fit my card front. I stamped my train cars on Whisper White in Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, and Pumpkin Pie. Then, I whipped out the birdie from Wild About You and my trusty Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to perch my fine feathered friends on my locomotive. While I was busy inking I also stamped the giraffe and my little lion in Chocolate Chip onto So Saffron.

Time to trim! I used an Xacto knife to cut a small slit in one of the windows so that my giraffe's long neck could peek out. For my lion, I trimmed around his mane and adhered his head with Stampin Dimensionals to a train car so it would seem like he was hanging his head out the window. Everything was placed onto the track using Stampin' Dimensionals. TIP: I frequently cut my dimensionals in half to better hide them.

I ran a strip of So Saffron grosgrain ribbon (another Sale-A-Bration freebie) across the top of my card and accented it with two Chocolate Chip buttons. My sentiment, "Wild About You!", was inked in Pumpkin Pie, stamped onto So Saffron, and punched out with the Wide Oval Punch. To add emphasis I layered it onto a scalloped oval in Bashful Blue. The finished product is sure to bring a smile to a child's face! If you're looking for more kid friendly card ideas check out the "Tot Spot".

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Stamps: Wild About You (115110), Choo Choo and Right on Track Wheel (available April 1st)
Paper: Pumpkin Pie (105117), Bashful Blue (105120), Delicate Dots Designer Series Paper - Sale-A-Bration(114674)
Ink: Pumpkin Pie (105216), Bashful Blue (105209), Chocolate Chip (100908)
Must Haves: Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683)
Tools: Wide Oval Punch (112082), Marvy scalloped oval punch (pink)
Sassy Somethings: Chocolate Chip Buttons - Button Latte (114333), So Saffron Ribbon (Sale-A-Bration Ribbon Bundle 114618)


Rachel said...

That is a seriously cute card! Well done.

Mary Fish said...

I agree with Rachel . . . "seriously cute." I'm hoping this was part of our image swap? Love the close up photo. Hugs, Mary

Kris Kilcoyne said...


Do you create special envelopes for these long cards?

I love the tip on cutting the dimensionals, I do that too!

Mary Fish said...

Test :)

Tiffany said...

How sweet! This is really cute Denise. Nice job!!!

Kim said...

Adorable card Denise! Love the puffing flowers :)

Robin McK said...

This is so cute! TSF

Patti said...

If this is part of the image swap, I could use it in my niece's birthday scrapbook. Her party was at the zoo!
Super cute!

Carrie said...

This is so adorable!!! I would have never thought to add the animals, but what a cute idea!
Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

The circus is coming to town! Love your card.

Denise said...

It is my understanding after calling and checking with SU demo support that it is perfectly 'legal' to post sneak peeks for the Occasions Mini. However, I am not allowed to display the catalog cover, links to the catalog, or actual pictures/links to catalog content. My own creations using the stamps I was able to pre-order are acceptable. If you would like to contact me directly in regard to this 'issue' please feel free to e-mail me:

Sincerely, Denise

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Wow- what a cute card. Great way tot combine these sets- absolutely adorable!