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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Happy Birthday Cale...

I love this new die - it greatly amuses me!  This is my first time to use this 'Birch Tree Window' die from Simon Says Stamp. I was with my little friend Gena, my 13yo neighbor, who immediately wanted me to put an animal peeping out of the trees.  We went thru all my animal stamps together - a giraffe? - no - a carousel horse? - no - an alligator? - definitely not!  FINally we found this moose ['Stanley' from Mostly Animals - long gone company as far as I know!] that was the right size, but he had his rump to the front and was looking over his shoulder [see the picture below with the full moose stamped on the envelope.]  I ended up being able to position him in a perfect position behind trees where you can't see he is back-ass-ward! The next part was finding the perfect backsheet for the vignette - and I found a sheet off my desk I had used for working my Distress inked sponge off for a project.  Just a scrap with all these pale yellows, oranges, greens and browns - absolutely serendipitous!
Final step was to stamp my moose once on the envelope and twice on my Neenah [#80 lb., Super Smooth, Classic Crest Solar White] paper.  I colored them with Copics and then fussy cut all of one and the head & neck of the 2nd one.  The 2nd moose head was then stuck thru the trees so it would be in the front.

In this final pic you can see the dimension of the antlers elevated on foam tape and a hint of the light brown CS used for the very simple inside with my Birthday wishes.
Through the Craftroom Door – ATG Always
Shopping our Stash L:13 - SOS#298 Punches &/or Dies
Simon Says Wed  - Happy Birthday
Penny's Challenge - #323 ATG
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers L:10 - #81 – S is for Silly
Crafting From the Heart #154 ATG Always
As You Like It - Fave Card Base Shape & Why [I gravitate toward A2 rectangles pretty consistently because it is cheaper to mail.]
Crafty Girls Creations   #35 - ATG Always

Create wildly and color with abandon!  


  1. A super card. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

  2. Now isn't that just the cleverest card! Tell Gena she had a very good idea with the moose.

  3. How fun! I love anything birch tree related, and your moose fits right in! So glad to hear you're involving your young neighbor in the process - are you creating another card maker? Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  4. Beautiful card Ginny. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny’s Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  5. Gena and you are an unbelivably creative pair! I am amazed by the thought process that takes two strictly 2D objects and makes them pop into the third dimension. Is the fourth dimension next?
    Ok bye

  6. Beautiful! I love the expression on that moose's face. Thanks for sharing at SOSS

  7. This is great Ginny, I love that he looks a little startled! Thank you for playing along with the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers, Jo x

  8. Brilliant card, Ginny! I so glad you shared your creativity with us at As You Like It Challenge this week!

  9. Great choice Gena! Reminds me of being in Cape Breton and a moose came out of the forest just like that!!
    Thanks for getting your (painful) silly on with the SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS!!

  10. What a wonderful card. Very creative and I love it. Gotta love those 13 yr old and their imagination!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Through The Craft Room Door ATGs challenge. We do hope you will come back an join us again real soon.
    Linda DT TTCRD

  11. such a great composition. love how you have used the moose. your friend Ginny is a budding crafter. thank you for sharing it with us at TTCRD and good luck, Theresa DT xx.

  12. Fab card, and I agree with your shape reasons! Thanks for playing along at AYLI. Hugs xx


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