Friday Finds: Where I scour the Internet in search of cool designs
The new “See Ya Later” stamp set was just begging me to create an alligator and after some tweaking, I think I came up with a “snappy” design. The “Decorative Dots” Embossing Folder provided the perfect nubbly skin and the “Banner Punch” created the snapping teeth. What do these THREE products have in common? With every $50 purchase during Sale-a-bration, you can earn one of these products for FREE (until March 31st, 2014).
Seriously, aren’t these alligators just the cutest thing? Wouldn’t these guys make a fun birthday invitation or even a birthday card? If you want to know how to make these cute critters, just keep scrolling down for a tutorial. Find out the supplies you’ll need and where to get them HERE!
Decorative Dots Embossing Folder Finds
Here are some other great ideas to try with Decorative Dots Embossing Folder…
|Banner Punch Sun Card|
by Jen Timko
|Black & White Banner Card|
by Kate Benade
by Amy Storrie
Alligator Card Tutorial
Start with an 11″ x 4″ piece of Always Artichoke Card Stock. On the 11″ side, score at the 5-1/2″ mark. Fold the card stock in half along the score line.
Run the card base through the Big Shot with the largest Labels Collection Framelit, making sure to line up the open bottom of the card with the edge of the framelit. Note: Part of the fold (see red arrows) sits slightly inside of the framelit when cut, keeping the fold intact.
With the open end of the card stock facing you, cut the Card Base along the lines as indicated, using your Stampin’ Trimmer.
Here is what the base looks like, once it’s cut. Discard the edge pieces.
Ink up the inside, logo side of your Decorative Dots Embossing Folder with Always Artichoke ink.
Place the card base in the folder and run it through the Big Shot.
Punch the following pieces:
Adhere the banners to the inside of the card to resemble teeth.
Cut TWO Pistachio Pudding Card Stock Pieces using the second largest Labels Collection Framelit and the Big Shot. Trim the sides of the Pistachio pieces, just like the Always Artichoke card base. Also stamp the “See Ya Later” greeting on Whisper White card stock and Always Artichoke ink and attach to one of the Pistachio pieces.
Adhere the Pistachio pieces to the inside of the card to resemble the Alligator’s mouth.
Use the remaining punched pieces to create the Alligator’s face.
Stampin’ Up! Supplies
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Decorative Dots Embossing Folder*, Small Oval Punch, 1/2 Inch Circle Punch,
Banner Punch*, Stampin’ Trimmer
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