I've been a little quiet blogging as of late and that's because I have been super busy making goodies for my sons third birthday party.
He decided he wanted a dinosaur themed party, which meant I just HAD to get Stampin' Ups Dinoroar stamp set... Ok I said HAD, but really I have been hanging out to get this super cute set anyway. After all, I do have two small, dinosaur obsessed boys, so I knew it would come in handy at some point!
So using the stamped images and choosing Pumpkin Pie, Lucky Limeade, Tempting Turquoises and Pacific Point as my main four colours, we jumped right in and started with the invitations.
These were so simple and quick to put together. The DSP is from the paper stack packs, which come in four different patterns but in every colour. Perfect for just adding that finishing touch. Oh and if your wondering about the frame around the Dino, well that is from the Peek-a-Boo die. I just didn't pop the little door open, but stuck my dinosaur right over the top. Clever isn't it!!
Next, I had been wanting to use my new Perfect Pennant Die since forever. I usually only use the pretty circles that come with it (they remind me of the doily die) and I have a card coming up this week that uses them, but this time I wanted to actually use the die to make a matching pennant.
OMG, how easy was it to put this baby together. I used the largest Pennant and the smaller decorative circle and then added 1 3/4" circle inch punch. I also used, the now retired, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet die, but really any alphabet die would work.
And of course, to keep it in with the Dinosaur theme, I coloured and cut out more little Dino's from the Dinoroar set. And my little tip for colouring them in.... practice on a lot of scrap paper lol. I used my blender pens to colour them, after stamping them in Stazon. I also added a little outline of Baja Breeze which really made them "pop".
Next I whipped up some quick tags to add to my party boxes. This time I stamped the Dinos on some some scrap pieces from the Brights Paper Stacks that I had saved. I cut around them and popped them up on a punched circle and then scallop circle punch. Quick and pretty easy, but a great way to tie them all together!!
So lastly, I wanted to share the Cake that I made for my little guy. I didn't use any Stamin' Up goodies, but I still just wanted to share a photo of it, as I was pretty pleased with me effort. Ive never actually made the kids birthday cakes before, usually they get cupcakes with different colour icing, but this year I wanted to give it a try.
What do you think? Not to shabby hey. Oh and Logan loved it!!!
And lastly I thought I would actually share a photo of the Birthday Boy enjoying his cake!!
Wow, what a huge post lol. Anyway, I hope I have given you some inspiration on how to look outside of the box when using our gorgeous Stampin' Up goodies. They can be used for lots of things other then just Cards and Scrapbook pages!!