Monday, August 1, 2011

Under the Big Top Projects

So, if you were here this weekend, you had a chance to click through the Stampin' Addicts Retiring Sets Blog Hop. Thanks for coming back today for a little more info.

Fun Interactive Card - The first thing I thought of when I saw the Big Top Suite was, well, a big top tent. So much fun to create this scene.

I free-hand sketched the tent top, and I added flag details to the top and Baker's twine and mini brads to "secure" the tent.

For the inside, Cindy E. got me thinking about the pop-up stage card with her fun Dinoraur card about a week ago. I used this tutorial to create.

See the three-ring circus? I colored the images with markers to retain bright primary colors. And I used acetate sheet strips for the pop-up tabs, so they don't show. Can you believe I forgot the birthday sentiment? Oh well.

Stamps: Under the Big Top, Up, Up & Away; Paper: Bashful Blue, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, More Mustard, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Big Top Birthday DSP; Ink: Chocolate Chip, Black Stazon, Real Red marker, Old Olive marker, Daffodil Delight marker, Tempting Turquoise marker, Pumpkin Pie marker, Crumb Cake marker, Sahara Sand marker; Accessories: White Baker's Twine, Silver mini brads, Acetate sheet, Petite Pennant punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch, 1-3/4" Circle punch, Top Note die, Circles #2 die, Big Shot, Dimensionals.

Birthday Circus Train - I created train cars by creating thin boxes out of Crumb Cake cardstock, and the circus characters were make three-dimensional by stamping twice and gluing a 1/4" square box between the images.

There are a lot of options you could take with embellishing the train cars and animals. Here's some close-ups.

Stamps: Under the Big Top, Calendar Alphabet & Numbers; Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Big Top Birthday DSP; Ink: Chocolate Chip, Black Stazon, Real Red marker, Old Olive marker, Daffodil Delight marker, Tempting Turquoise marker, Pumpkin Pie marker, Crumb Cake marker, Sahara Sand marker; Accessories: White Baker's Twine, Acetate sheet, 1" Circle punch, Word Window punch, Petite Pennant punch, Crop-o-dile, Petal Cone die, Big Shot, Dimensionals.

Scrapbook Page - And here are some additional shots of the scrapbook page. This is really one of the easiest pages I put together.

You think I could get the title on straight during some late night stamping the night before the hop? Heck no!

Oh, I just realized I can add a page to my Project 52 count: This is week 31, and I have made 37 pages. Ha, I'm still ahead of the game! :)

Stamps: Under the Big Top; Paper: Bashful Blue, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Big Top Birthday DSP, Brights Collection DSP; Ink: Black Stazon, Sahara Sand marker, Real Red marker, Daffodil Delight marker, Tempting Turquoise marker, Pumpkin Pie marker, Old Olive marker; Accessories: White Baker's Twine, Silver mini brad, Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch, Petite Pennants punch, 3/4" Circle punch, Itty Bitty punch pack, Circle Scissors Plus, Naturally Serif die, Big Shot, Dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by!

9 comments:

Kathy @ Stamping Still said...

These are absolutely brilliant Heidi. We are getting this set at our regionals in Australia and it is so good to see what wonderful things can be done with it. Thanks so much for sharing.

Sue said...

I just love your projects, especially the pop-up card and circus train! Great job!!!

Paula said...

That train is amazing. Love, love, love it! Really, all the projects are amazing. Thanks for sharing some of the details with us.

Adriana Benitez said...

These are truly amazing projects. All WOW!

Carmen said...

A MAZING!! Each one if cuter than the last .... and to think I hated this set. Hmm gonna have to rethink that!

Shelley Z said...

Fantastic projects! I'm amazed at your creativity! Love the card and using window sheets so you can't see the support! Any your train is perfect!

Sandra Conner said...

I love this circus card. I have already decided to do birthday invites using the big top paper,you have really helped to inspire me. TFS!

France May said...

Quelle jolie carte ! what a wonderful card, I love it. And the train cars and animals are very cute !
Quel beau projet.

clare mcilhatton said...

VERY cool