A Dino-mite Birthday – The Paper Players 249

06:14pp249Hello there my stamping friends!! It’s time for another Sunday challenge from The Paper Players! This week Sandy has given us a fun color combination!!

I fussed a bit with this combination. First I tried flowers. Nope. Then I tried a nautical theme. Nope. Both good options if you want to use them yourselves, but they just weren’t working for me. Then I inadvertently put Real Red next to Island Indigo and thought “little boy birthday colors!!!” And whamo! my whole card popped into my head.

A "Dino"mite Birthday - The Paper Players 249aDo you like it???? I L-O-V-E it!!! More than anything in a long time…these colors are just perfect for this sweet little dinosaur!! He looks like he could be up to a bit of mischief!! Do you see the paper I used for the envelope liner? I am OUT of coordinating DSP stack papers in Real Red and Island Indigo and my new papers haven’t arrived, so I went digging through my stash and would you believe I found this perfect paper in a Christmas themed pack!! Who knew!!

A "Dino"mite Birthday - The Paper Players 249bI stamped with red along the side and then cut a layer to fit over top. I used my dual-stitched oval dies to add the opening and then stamped, die-cut, and popped the dinosaur up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I embossed the ‘dino-mite’ sentiment with white embossing powder. There are a few strays, sorry about that, my Embossing Buddy is nowhere to be found!! Personally, I think it’s hiding from me because I usually have a few negative comments about it every time I use it (I HATE the feel of the powder) but I have instituted a full on search…it can’t hide for long!! lol

The layout was inspired by the current sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches…they always have such fun designs! Now let’s see if I can remember to link up! (I forgot last week, so sad)

FMS190And a close up of this little guy…so adorable!! And the sprinkles add just the perfect touch of Pool Party!

A "Dino"mite Birthday - The Paper Players 249cI hope you’ve enjoyed my project today, feel free to leave some love or tips on where my Embossing Buddy may have hidden, and make sure to see the awesome inspiration from the rest of the design team!!

The Paper Players Design Team

Wishing you joy and blessings!

Products Used:

Cardstock: Stamper’s Select White by Papertrey Ink

Pattern Paper: Cozy by Authentique

Ink: Real Red, Versamark

Stamps:   Dino-mite and Diagonal Stripes by Clearly Besotted

Dies: Stitched Mats: Ovals by Lil ‘Inkers and Envelope Liner Die by Stampin’ Up!

Tools:  White Embossing Powder and Heat Tool by Stampin’ Up!

Embellishments: Swimming Pool Assortment Sprinkles by Doodlebug Designs


  1. Sandy M says:

    Shannon this is absolutely adorable! I love your mischeivous little dinosaur and how you put the sentiment on banners. What fun that you found your papers in a Christmas stack, too. Thanks for rocking my colors this week!

  2. Annette Elliott says:

    OMG!, this absolutely gorgeousness! Love that you didn’t have to color him, and everything just pops. So cute!

  3. jentimko says:

    Totally a little boy birthday card color combo!! And what an adorable card this is! That dinosaur is fabulous. Glad to see you this week at FMS!

  4. Debbie says:

    I always think of my son when I see dinosaurs since he was the expert on all of them as a little boy. This stamp and card bring back those memories and I can’t stop smiling. Absolutely adorable card in the challenge colors!

  5. LeAnne says:

    Your little dino is perfect for the colors, and perfect for a little boy birthday! Or a little girl…my DGD just saw the new dino set in the SU catalog and told me she wanted me to get it for her!! LOL! The sketch is perfect too…love the cutout portion and your awesome embossed sentiment!

  6. Claire Broadwater says:

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE what you did with the color combo! Ok enabler! I am going to have to purchase that dinosaur. My boys lived and breathed dinosaurs when they were little and now I have two grandsons. Thank you! The layout is just perfect to feature this little fellow! XX, My Friend!

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