Friday, 4 August 2017

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop - For the Kids

Hello and welcome to The Craft Spa from Amanda Bates in the UK.
I am sharing a couple of cards made especially For the Kids today as that is the theme for my first blog hop post with the Global Stamping Friends group - a large group of talented demonstrators from all over the globe... so you will be travelling miles when you carry on hopping!

I loved the opportunity to make something for kids for a change.... as the children and grandchildren of my class ladies are now more grown up... so this makes a really lovely change for me!
In fact the No Bones About It stamp set hadn't seen ink... but I am so glad it has now! So much so... I couldn't stop at just the one card!

So you have a sponged scene super Clean & Simple card...
Followed by a larger sponged scene on a U Fold Box Card... for which the basic U Fold Card tutorial was posted here...
Spot the die cut Carols of Christmas/Card Front Builder trees... perfect timing with this early release set Stampin' Up!... I really needed those trees to complete my little Jurassic scene...

I have added a couple of extra internal/box sections to this version to add more layers to my scene... but more on that another day! I can see a Fancy Fold Friday tutorial coming soon....
And yes it does fold flat for mailing...
So those are my Cards for the Kids... so much fun!! 
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Thank you so much for visiting me here in the UK today..... but now it is time to pass you on...

Just click on the big arrow to go to the lovely, Cary's blog who is next in line... or alternatively there is a Blog Roll Call with all the links at the end of the post...
2017 AUGUST BLOG ROLL

34 comments:

  1. These are fantastic Amanda - lucky receivers will adore them. TFS

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    1. Thank you Vicky... I had so much fun!

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  2. Amazing cards, Amanda and your sponged backgrounds look so real! The Carols of Christmas trees are right at home with your prehistoric pets!

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    1. Thank you Rachel... where would I have been without those Carols of Christmas trees! Probably doing some very fussy Lovely as a Tree cutting....

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  3. Wow great card!

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  4. Your cards are always so clever. I just love this one.

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    1. Aw thank you Jan... I did really enjoy these...

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  5. Wow Amanda! What lovely cards you did. Love all the sponged background, it looks amazing. The card with the Carrols of Christmas.......STUNNING.

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    1. Thank you Sharlene... they were really fun to make too....

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  6. LOVE the U-fold card with the dinosaurs! Fantastic idea!

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    1. Thank you Susan... and it was funny as I had every intention of doing a different fold when I started out! So glad I switched...

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  7. I love this style of card Amanda and it is a perfect fit for the dinosaurs ! Those trees are perfect for this scene !

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    1. Thanks Cheryl... it all came together nicely in the end....

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  8. what an adorable card! Such cute stamping on a fun fold!

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    1. Thank you Lisa... loved making it all too! So much fun!

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  9. Great projects and how wonderful to mix in a Christmas set for the trees- great thinking! Might just need to have a go at the U card- a new design to me! Thank you for joining in.

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    1. Thank you Sarah... and the U Fold is a great Fun Fold... can be used is so many different ways... definitely one to try .... and thanks again for the hop and theme... I REALLY enjoyed making cards for kids...

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  10. Amazing projects, Amanda! I love them all!!

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    1. Thank you Lisa... I did thoroughly enjoy making these!

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  11. Wow! This is inspired I think this is fab Amanda! I was contemplating making one of your U cards yesterday but didn't feel inspired - NOW I DO! Thank you!

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    1. Thanks Nic... But cough! About time! I know you will enjoy making one....

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  12. I had to pin this! Super cards!!

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  13. that is a great idea the U-fold card with the dinosaurs - came up tops!

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    1. Thanks Courtenay... and as I can't resist...would that be tricera-tops then!

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  14. I love the creative fold idea I do similar ones with christmas scenes as well TFS!!!

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    1. Thanks Donna...and funny you should say that! I can't wait to get creating my Xmas scenes....!

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  15. 2 fabulous cards. Love your fancy fold and can't wait to find out how to make it! And the backgrounds are superb!

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    1. Thanks Lou... details will be up soon on this Friday....

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    1. Thanks Ellen...and love the DinoRama name!

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