Look Who’s Turning 3

Hi Stampers,

Any one who’s had toddlers, especially toddler boys can agree – they are messy!  That was the inspiration for today’s card.  This card is based on the Pals Paper Arts – PPA288 sketch challenge this week.  The circle in the middle made me think of the arch “Look Who’s Turning” stamp from the Number of Years stamp set.  Then I picked the number 3 – and that led me to the splats from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set and here you have it – my messy card!

ppa288 by Queen B Creations using Stampin' Up! Gorgeous Grunge and Number of Years stamp sets and large numbers framelits

The arch led me to a bit larger circle, which means I needed a bit bigger card base.  This card base is Pacific Point card stock cut to 11″ x 5.5″, scored at 5.5″ – giving me a 5.5″ square card.  Next up was a 5 3/8″ layer of Whisper White onto which I stamped the splats from the Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Grunge stamp set in Pacific Point ink.  I also cut out a 5.5″ x 1.75″ strip of Whisper White – that I also stamped the splats onto and cut the end with the Triple Banner punch.  I matted that with a 5.5″ x 2″ strip of Pacific Point card stock that I also punched with the Triple Banner punch.  I adhered this to the card base with snail adhesive, just a little to the left side of the card front.

For the focal point, I used a circle of Pacific Point card stock cut with the Circle framelits (#8 counting from the inside out) and then cut a circle of Whisper White card stock with the next size down (#7 counting from the inside out).  One of the benefits of the photopolymer stamps is that you can bend them a little.  While this stamp already had an arch to it, I was able to make it follow the arch on my Whisper White circle.  I then stamped the saying in Pacific Point ink and adhered the circles slightly to the right on the card front with snail adhesive.  The number three was cut from the Large Numbers framelit dies (that match the Number of Years stamp set). I popped the number three up with small pieces of dimensionals.

This card actually came together fairly quickly – I challenge you to pop over to Pals Paper Arts and play along with us by showing us what you come up with using the sketch!

Happy Stamping,
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  1. Wow! Put this on the list of my top 10 favorite projects by LAB! Love the bold splashes of color with plenty of white!

  2. So cute with the bright blue splotches!

  3. Sweet as can be for anyone changing three! I can see it in girly colors too. 🙂

  4. This is a great design for the bring back birthdays campaign. Fun idea and so appropriate for messy little boys!

  5. Really cute and fun! Perfect for those young little bugs.

  6. Such a adorable and fun card, Lisa!

  7. Perfect for a toddler. Love the bright splashes of blue.

  8. I love, love, love the white and the blue! This is one my favorite cards you have created. It’s clean and simple perfection!

  9. Awe, this card has got to be the cutest card with a liddo one. Let’s hang out next week!?

  10. SUPER CUTE and I agree – little boys are ADORABLE but they can be messy! I loved how used just the 2 colors, very striking!

  11. Love your arch. Makes this stamp set so much more versatile!

  12. Just adorable!! So creative!! Someone is going to LOVE that little card!! LOL!!

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