Friday, June 12, 2015

Start your tractor

Hi everyone! I'm happy to once again be guesting over at Scrapping4fun Challenges! My "OMG" z-fold card was featured in early May which afforded me another guestie spot! Woo-hoo! Many thanks to Rachelle and her team for featuring my card and asking me to play again!

I'm excited to share with you today a project I created for Challenge #44 - Birthday. Come play with us - we want to see a birthday project! This child birthday card was commissioned by a co-worker whose grandson turned two. He's all about tractors and they were planning a tractor-themed birthday party, so I went on the hunt for a tractor cut file which I found in the Silhouette store.

I stamped the background in green and yellow using the IO Diagonal Stripes background stamp. I cut the printed sentiment with a Spellbinders die and layered it on an oval die cut, and affixed it on 3-D foam pads over the top of several loops of black cord. I also used a couple black buttons from my stash along with some silver nail heads.

OMG, I don't believe I've EVER glued down such tiny pieces! LOL! But I loved every minute of it! It was very much like putting a puzzle together and so much fun watching it come to life with each piece! Yes, I'm grinning! :)

I printed the the other half of the sentiment on the inside (continued from the front) and adhered a couple left-over edge pieces of the stamped diagonal stripes. The card was a hit at the party! (I fuzzed-out the big boy's name on this photo to maintain his anonymity.)

Proud to enter this birthday card into the following challenges:

  • Cardstock/Paper: GKD Pure Luxury White, Black Onyx and Fresh Asparagus, yellow cardstock from stash
  • Stamps: Impression Obsession Diagonal Stripes background
  • Ink: Stampin' Up! Wild Wasabi (#126959), Stampin' Up! Daffodil Delight (#126944)
  • Dies: Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A & B, Spellbinders Classic Ovals and Scalloped Ovals; Silhouette tractor cut file
  • Accessories: Black buttons, black cord, Mark Richards Silver Nail Heads

I hope you've found a little inspiration to play in our birthday challenge this time! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)


  1. A fabulous card for a little boy. Your stamping on the background is flawless and the green and yellow colour combination is perfect for your tractor. Sally.x.

  2. This is wonderful Lesley - the Co Worker's Grandson will adore this. Fantastic colour combo too - Michelle x

  3. This is stinkin' cute!! I bet he loved it!!

  4. Congrats on the guest designer spot yet again! You make some cute projects so it's no surprise they picked you again so soon! :) This is adorable! LOVE the tractor! Have a Creative Weekend! :)

    Scrappers Anonymous

  5. Adorable- Love the colors and the sentiment too! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion.

  6. Wonderful creation!Great use of sentiment!
    Thanks for sharing at Use Your Stuff!

  7. What a fantastic card for a little boy.Your stamped background looks amazing and you put the tractor together so well.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

  8. This is a fantastic birthday card for a little guy! Love the sentiment! Thanks for joining our sentiment challenge at Use Your Stuff!

    Lori - UYSDT

  9. Such a fun project. Thank you so much for joining us at {PIN}spirational challenge.

    Naz xxx

  10. Thank you for sharing your fun card with us over at {PIN}spirational challenges! I love the design of your card and the stamping for your background!

  11. Thank you for joining us this week at
    Sister's of Craft
    Hugggs Lori X x X

  12. What a lovely design! The colors you have used are very beautifull. It´s perfekt for little men :-)
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons! Bianca XX

  13. Cool card :-) Thank you for joining us in CCC.
    Hugs from Therese, Creative Corner DT

  14. Adorable!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper


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