Monday, February 20, 2012

have a dino-mite EAD blog hop!

they say time flies when you're having fun, which explains why february is rushing past: i'm in love with my role as EAD DESIGNS guest designer! so once again it's time for another monday blog hop... you'll have most likely arrived from the amazing miss shellye's blog, the papered cottage; but if you're lost just hop back to the EAD blog; remember there is a lovely prize for a lucky random commenter each week!

before i show you what i made this week, there are two main points you need to know: 

#1-- it's dino-themed in nephew matthew's honor
#2-- it's an "inside out" accordion card
 (more on that in a minute)

okhere's the front of the card:

to make it, i used these utterly adorable dinosaur stickerz

and a couple of these super-useful birthday sentiments, though you can see i've cut them apart a bit to fit my dino-themed scheme!

ok, so i mentioned this card is "inside out"... by which i mean, instead of having its main design on the cover and a simple greeting within, i've done the reverse; it's also an accordion card, so that thanks to a couple of extra folds, the inside is BIGGER than the outside... big enough, in fact, to hold an entire mesozoic landscape!

(EAD DESIGNS stickerz: dinosaurs and birthday sentiments; patterned paper: my mind's eye, prima, doodlebug, bo bunny, scenic route, making memories; ribbon: michaels; inks: colorbox; pen: copic outliner; adhesives: xyron, tombow monorunner, uhu gluestick, 3m foam tape)

since i knew i wanted to make an entire scene, i thought it'd be good to have a few extra lansdcape bits... but i wanted them to MATCH the stickerz, so i chose scraps of coordinating colored patterned papers, and held them together while i cut out the palm tree and the rocks; i also fashioned some hills and a bit of grass in a similar style. the cloud paper is one of my all-time faves from a couple of years ago... luckily i still have a little stash of it hidden away! :)

the above is sort of an odd angle, but i like that you can see the front, the back and the inside all at once! and here we are again, all tied up and ready to be given to our favorite dinosaur-loving birthday boy!

and now you'll be wanting to hop along to the fabulous miss amy's blog, tsuruta designs, to see what awesomeness she has created... actually, i will come with you, because i KNOW it'll be amazing! but first a reminder:

yes, as always, there is free shipping on all stickerz and rub-ons... so if you start to feel a bit enabled during the hop, and crave a few EAD goodies... why not GO FOR IT, darlings?! :)


  1. i HAD to pop over before going to work and see what you created.

    this is AWESOME FUN!!

    you are ROCKING the EAD goodness girlfriend :)

  2. OMG Lauren!!
    This has got to be the cutest birthday card EVER!!! I so LOVE the accordian fold and you did an awesome job with these stickerz!
    Your nephew is going to go wild with this!!
    Thanks for sharing and Happy Monday!
    ~Jess~ :)

  3. oh my, I can't believe these are stickers...Wow, this is totally adorable!

  4. Oh my doesn't get CUTER THAN THIS!!!! LOOOOOOOVE!!!!

  5. This is a dino-mite card! Love the scene you created.

  6. *swoon* Love the bright colors and the double-sided-ness and the foldy parts and the CA-UTE dinos and the trees and EVERYTHING!

    PS: Do you slice the paper so it folds nicely in the valley and mountain folds? I can never get that to work right.

  7. I tell you...your cards are a gift in itself...seriously! what a FAB's soooooo stinkin' FUN!!!

  8. Wow, this is so amazing! How fun for your nephew to get this awesome card :)

  9. FABULOUS! So bright and fun.. LOVE IT!

  10. What a fantastic card! Hope your nephew appreciates all the love and work that went into that!

  11. That is the coolest card! I'm sure your nephew loves it!


  12. Holy amazingness!!! This is AWESOME!!! Omgosh your nephew is going to LOVE it!!

  13. What a great project! Wow!

    missstamper (at)

  14. hehehe, this card made me smile! how stunning with all of the stickerz and embellies! too cute :)


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