Hello! Thank you for visiting. I hope you’re having lots of fun hopping around today’s blogs on the theme of Funfairs & Carnival. I can’t wait to read them all to see what everyone else has created.
I have to admit that this theme had me well and truly stuck for ideas! I knew that I had to use bright colours and Lovely Lipstick and Pineapple Punch are certainly fun colours that you might see in a funfair!. Eventually (after a lot of time lost in Pinterest, lol) I decided to make a circus tent using card stock in each of these colours….
As you will see, my card base is Pineapple Punch. It started off as measuring 8 x 5 inches. I scored on the long side at 2 and 6 inches and created a gatefold base. I then measured 3 inches from the bottom along each of the folds, made a little pencil mark then used this to cut the diagonal lines to the middle of the card. The stripes on the tent are Lovely Lipstick and the vertical ones measure 1/4 inch by 3 inches. The diagonal ones I left a little longer so that I could add them to the card and then trim off the excess.
I used some Lovely Lipstick Grossgrain Ribbon to cover the edge between the sides and roof on my tent.
I punched holes in each side of the card with the new Detailed Trio punch so that I could thread some Pineapple Punch ribbon through to keep the card closed.
Inside I added a panel of Very Vanilla card that I stamped with the gorgeous new Detailed With Love stamp set. The Happy Birthday is Blueberry Bushel and the little squiggles are in Pineapple Punch ink.
Finally I cut some flags from the remaining In Color card that I hadn’t used so far; Blueberry Bushel, Grapefruit Grove and Call Me Clover. I popped these up with mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then I added an extra one to the top of the back of the card as the flag on the top of the tent.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my project and will continue to hop along to see what Nancy has created – just click on the image below!
I’ve listed the products I’ve used below, in case you’re interested. I hope you’ll pop back to see me sometime soon.