Aloha, Jadon! And a very happy birthday–the first I’ve been able to celebrate with you!
For the rest of you, my son was married this summer to a wonderful woman who has a 6-year old (well, now 7-yeasr old) son, Jadon. I’m off visiting them in the Pacific Northwest as I write this, and Saturday is Jadon’s Birthday Party. When I heard that dinosaurs were his current main interest, I was so sorry that I never bought the stamp set, Prehistoric Pals. Yes, I loved those palm trees, but never dreamed I’d need dinosaurs again!
So I started looking around for ideas and found a punch art Dino on the blog of fellow Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, Ros Davidson from Australia. Don’t you just love how small the Internet has made this world?! And what a creative gal she is! This card is based on the punches that it looked like she used in her own creation. So now I have a real original card for Jadon!
The body oval is punched with the Sizzix Ovals die, and the rest of the body parts are punched with Stampin’ Up! punches. The balloons and party hat are from the stamp sets Sock Monkey and Sock Monkey Accessories. The papers for the balloons are scrap pieces of Designer Series Papers–Jackpot, Cottage Wall, and The Write Stuff Specialty papers.
In all due respect to Ros’ creation, my dinosaur has a bit more of an overbit than hers did. But too late for me to correct it now
Back in town next week! Keep watching for Stampin’ Up!’s weekly specials–a new one will be posted on Monday.