Saturday, October 17, 2009

Colin's Purple Dino-Four

Ha ha, just a little play on words - really I know how to spell dinosaur:o)
This card turned out so cute for my nephew Colin who will be celebrating his 4th birthday on Halloween, I just had to share it!  Even if it is a little early.  Because he's a Halloween baby he always has a themed birthday party - his momma is wonderfully creative and we look forward to it every year!!  The first year it was a Puppy Pawty, the second a Zoo Party and last year it was a Cooking/Food party (Glen as 'herb man' and I as Colin's 'menu' - see last years photos here.  We always have so much fun because YES, we dress up for our favorite little man's parties!  This year it's kind of an open theme, but Colin will be a Purple Dinosaur (Purple is one of his favorite colors).  So, it only seemed right that the birthday boy get a specially made purple dino-four birthday card from Aunt Min & Uncle Glen to go with his Mr. Potato Head Family.  Amy if you're viewing, shhhh.  :o) 

I was going to take another photo, but I thought it was kind neat the way the sunshine that we haven't see very often this week made it into the picture. 
The card was designed using Design Studio.
Cricut - Cuttin' Up (4), Every Day Paper Dolls (Grass), George (Square for square parts of the card), Paper Dolls (Dino & Mountains)
Cuttlebug for Dino texture (tiny mosaic texture) & Mountain texture (distressed stripes)
Papers - Purple Core-dinations, Black, Yellow, Green, White & Rust cardstock, mostly from my scrappy bin.
Miscellaneous - Pop Dots (LOTS OF THEM), Stickles, Ink, colored pencils, hand cutting, Googley Eyes & Hole Punch and Large Round Punch 
There are lots of layers on this one and the last two photos I wanted you to be able to see them.  I cut four layers of the dino, cuttlebugged him and then started sticking the layers together (hence all the popdots).  I also cut 2 layers of the #4 and layered them in as well.  The first four is glued right on to the card base, the second layer is popdotted to look like it's being held by Mr. Dino.  I also layered the grass on both the inside and the outside (the inside has grass, mountains & popped up clouds).  I'm working on the witty Dino Birthday wish, but last night it just wasn't coming to me.
I hope you're having a wonderful weekend so far.  I'm hoping for a bit of time in my studio this afternoon, but also plan to get all the planters emptied and stored for the winter, I don't think with 30* at night lately we'll be growing much of anything.
Happy Craftin'!


  1. Min this is way too cute! Love all the layering and who wouldn't love a purple dinosaur. Sounds like his parties are a blast, hope you enjoy this one.

    Kaye x

  2. Your card is gorgious Min !! What a great idea !!

    Hugs Monique

  3. I love it...wonderful the way he is holding on to the 4....I love the purple....our school colors are purtle and white and we are the did a fab job!!!

  4. the 30's...way too cold for me, that's why I moved to Florida, although we had a cold snap last night, when I got up with morning it was 49. When I wanted to turn the heater on my husband said "don't you dare" but I convinced him we needed to "test" it...hee hee! This card is just way too cute! I LOVE the purple dinosaur!

  5. Love it. It's amazing! (I won't tell.)


  6. Hi Min! What a 'dino'mite card ;) I LOVE all the layers! ~Hugs and Happiness,Lynn


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