THEN & NOW Thursday: Dinosaur Card!

Hello friends! My name is Megan and I am a craft supply hoarder! Especially of punches, embossing folders and dies; oh, and did I mention any stamp set with a high cute factor? To ease my conscience – and to justify ongoing purchases ๐Ÿ˜‰ – I’m setting aside some time each week to design a project using both retired (THEN) and current (NOW) products and I’ll share whatever I create on Thursdays. This week, I used a retired stamp set (No Bones about it) and the coordinating Designer Series Paper while the Dino Days bundle, inks, cardstock, balloon punch, and embossing folder are current. The stamp sets:

Next confession!! I’ve wanted theย  Tim Holtz Sidekickย for ages because it’s a mini die-cutting and embossing machine – 2 things I love to do ๐Ÿ™‚ – so I bought it to cheer myself up after being sick for so long!ย ย 

I couldn’t make up my mind what colour to stamp the dinosaur but decided that it looked too much like an alligator in green which made the decision much easier!ย 

A little subtle embossing, punched balloons with adhesive foam dots for added dimension and the cards were almost finished:

I’m thinking of adding this design to my Etsy Shop so I made 4 cards:

I may have just purchased a few little bits and pieces from the fabulous new Stampin’ Up! 2019ย Holiday Catalogueย – watch this space!ย Thanks so much for taking the time to visit today and I hope this gives you a little inspiration, especially if you’re a crafter with hoarding tendencies like me!ย Megan xoย ย 

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