Friday, December 9, 2011

9th Dec 25 Days of Christmas - Animals theme

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25 Days of Christmas,
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so define animal... -   this is my version of an "animal" (at least for today)  lol!!  Here we are on Day 9 already.. Can you believe it!!  Are you all pumped up to make Christmas cards or Home Decor, etc...  I am!!
WELL... Onto today's Animal card..

Cartridges used: Dinosaur - Create A Critter cut at 4.H ~  hat- Christmas Cheer  ~  scarf- Christmas Cards cut at 6.73h (just hid the hat) ~ Santa's list - Christmas Cheer.  I wrote on the list..

Bazzill paper  - solid c/s.  Inked on the yellow paper using chocolate ctmh ink pad (later referred to as chocolate ink) to give that old age look.

More directions as you look at the pictures.
Ribbon at the top is from American Crafts.  I just love googly eyes!  The red paper background is from the paper pack of DCWV.  have had it for years! ( picture at bottom of this post) BUT I then embossed it using the Christmas Countdown Cuttlebug embossing folder,  sanded lightly and inked over using chocolate ink,
nothing wrong with a lil bling for a boy dino!  perfect for his scarf!  which is from a stash of small but can't throw away scraps - perfect for his scarf!  then inked with chocolate ink.

Embossed dino using the Animal Prints Cuttlebug embosssing set (4 animal prints in this set) and then lightly sanded and then inked edges using chocolate ink (ctmh).  His HAT has red fluffies on the front using a RED puffy Velvet Fabric marker and then heat set.   The white ball is liquid Applique and white ctmh re-inker, mixed and set using a toothpick and again, heat set!

My 7yr old insists this is what a Dino boy would want!

"Dear Santa" is from the rub-on - Making Memories mini Christmas 2 set.  "i" is from making memories rub on alphabet and "Believe" is from The Paper Studio rub-on's.    My original thought was.. "Never to old to believe.."  BUT that didn't pan out..
This is the patterned paper used that I then embossed on using the Christmas countdown embossing folder

Please head on back to  to see more cards & projects in this awesome 25 Days of Christmas sponsored by Ericka!!.  Leave some love along the different blogs as well as mine.please.   Merry Christmas to you and your family!


  1. Your card is super cute! Love the dinosaur!


  2. So cute. I love that you involved your child.


  3. Your card is so cute, I love the dinosaur! Thanks for stopping by my blog!