Wednesday, April 8


All Aboard for some fun projects that are perfect for the kiddos in your life. Whether you're a mom, grandma, aunt, sister, etc... you're likely to have a special child in your life that would love one of these train themed projects. The NEW Choo Choo stamp set and Right on Track wheel are perfect for everyday cards and scrapbooking. I want to showcase them today as a great opportunity to create birthday party treats.

I love the new Choo Choo set, but needed some coordinating sentiments. I created eight sentiments on my computer that are perfectly sized for use with the Wide Oval Punch. And of course, I'll share them with you.... simply e-mail me a request, and I'll send them on down the line. These simple sayings are sure to keep your projects Right on Track.

I wanted to stick to a classic color scheme using primary colors. My All Aboard invitation is a 6.25" x 4.5" base of Real Red. (fits an A6 envelope) I ran the Right on Track wheel across the bottom of my Kraft layer. TIP: Lay your Kraft on scratch paper (I use SU grid paper) leaving room on each side. When you roll, follow the bottom edge. Start rolling on the scratch paper and up onto your Kraft -- this helps get the ink in the wheel flowing. My train cars were popped onto Stampin' Dimensionals to be sure they were the main attraction, while Build-A-Brads add some 'wow' to the steam puffs.

You can't have a party without cake! Cupcakes are sassy and are easy to customize. I stamped the train engines, snipped them out, and adhered them with Glue Dots to coffee stirrers that had been cut in half. (Standard toothpicks seemed too short.) This is a great party trick, but wouldn't it be cute for an everyday surprise as well? Imagine you're little sweetie coming home from school to find a cupcake with a cute train topper. Or what about inspiration before a test -- train topped muffins for breakfast, anyone?

No party is complete without a little treat. These favors were a snap to create using my Big Shot machine and the Bag with Scallops die. For a peek at the candy, I used my Wide Oval Punch and NEW Window sheets. TIP: You'll want to punch the ovals and use Mini Glue Dots to add the window sheets before assembling the bags. On the opposite side I added a bit of track and a few train sentiments.

Lastly, a 'Choo Choo, Thank You'. This 4" square note is perfect to send out quick thank you's to guests and friends.

And speaking of gratitude: A very special 'thank you' to Mary Fish of Stampin' Pretty for featuring me as her guest stamper today.

To see the Choo Choo set
with Wild About You animals as passengers CLICK HERE.

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Stamps: Choo Choo (113982), Right on Track wheel (113838)
Paper: Real Red (102482), Brilliant Blue (100721), Glorious Green (101697), YoYo Yellow (102824), Kraft (102125), Window Sheets - medium (114323)
Real Red (103133) , Brilliant Blue (100691), Glorious Green (103040), YoYo Yellow (102717), Chocolate Chip standard cartridge (102496)
Big Shot: Machine (113439), Bag w/ Scallops (114519)
Tools: Wide Oval Punch (112082), Scallop Edge Punch (112091), Circle Punch (10490), Ticket Corner Punch (107214), Stampin' Around Handle (102971), Marvy Scallop Oval Punch (pink)
Sassy Somethings: Build-A-Brads - Antique Brass (109108)


Heidi Kilgore said...


Hello! I am just visiting your blog for the first time, and WOW!! I really love your work! These Choo Choo Train projects are stunning!! very creative. You have thought of everything for a great child's party. I also love the train with the circus animals, what a reat idea!! I found your blog via Mary fish, (another inspiring stamper) and I am glad she directed me to you! I just became a follower.

Hugs to you, thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas.

Heidi Kilgore

Silke said...

Denise - your cupcake and cards are just beautiful!!! ~TFS~

Tiffany said...

Awesome job! I left you a comment on Mary's blog too. These are way too cute!

Kris Kilcoyne said...

Denise - This is way too cute!

I love the build a brads... how clever are you??

Mary Fish said...

This entire projects is clever and beautifully done. Thanks so much for being my Guest Stamper. Hugs, M

wonderfully made! said...

Love all the wonderful bright colors, very nice!

Susan Shields said...

Your cards and projects are absolutely adorable!!! How colorful and clever! Any child would be delighted to see such decors! Thank you for sharing!

Patti said...

Denise, very cute! I wish my boys were little again! You did such a terrific job pulling everything together.

Wee Hels said...

Wow - neat ideas you have for the train stamp set!


Hels x

Kimberly M said...

This project is absolutely ADORABLE!!! tfs!

Kim said...

Denise this is totally awesome! I love all your projects! I so wish I had a little boy for this set -but I may have to buy it and hoard it for the future :)

Jean from jlfstudio said...

WoW is the best word to describe this set of projects and your blog in general. I'm a newbie to your blog and I'm having fun checking out your archive. Thanks for sharing the inspiration! - Jean

Melissa said...

Love it, love it, love it! Perfect for a little boy's birthday!

Carrie said...

All I have to say is WOW! This has inspired me for my son's next birthday party. I love how you made the steam from the engine using build-a-brads! How do you come up with these things?! :-)

Caryl P said...

I found your cards from Mary the trains! My nephew is having a Thomas the Tank party and these came out a bit too late for me....maybe next year. So glad I found you....