Monday, January 31, 2011

Choo Choo Full of Love

I just had to make a Valentine for my sweet, little two year old grandson...actually I'll make a repeat for I have two that same age. They will get the same little train. They love the Polar Express movie so maybe they'll be excited to get this card.  I really had so much fun with this creation. I stamped the image three times and cut it out, then popped the top two trains. I really like the sweet, checked designer paper. The hearts are waste from a Fiskars graffiti heart punch. The sun is an adhesive button blossom and the train track is a Reminisce die cut sticker...Signature Series Trains.

I have been wanting to make some brads like the ones Carol from Our Little Inspirations makes for a lot of her cards. They are punched circles and then covered with glossy accents. How easy is that! Carol's always look so real (as in.. from the craft store). Plus, you can use paper to match the rest of your card. Also, they are easy for mailing. Of course, that won't help me any as I have three layers of the train and a thick train track to mail. So, the post office will get plenty for my card. Yikes!

My card fits several challenges:

QFTD45 on Splitcoaststampers. The Queen this week is Heather aka Isaiah40:31. I decided to case this card. I tried to keep the sketch and then added a sun and sentiment at the bottom.

Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge at Marks Finest Papers is to make a Valentine card. Just what I needed!

Paper Sundaes challenge #54 is Valentines

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #96-Whateva-just be sure to use a stamp -My stamps are the train and my sentiment

Delightful Challenges-Have /a Heart (Put hearts on your project)

Stamps: Stampabilities-Cutesy Train, Stampabilities 'I Heart You'
Paper: PTI white cardstock, Green checked paper from scrapbook store-no name
Ink: StazOn jet black
Accessories: Fiskars graffiti heart border punch, Reminisce-Signature Series Trains-die cut sticker (track),
Sassafras adhesive button blossom (for sun)


Pam~ said...

This is soooo cute! I miss making cute little cards like this one. Your sun is great!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Total fun!! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends~

Marisa said...

Just saw this on SCS and I'm loving this all over again here!! Fabulously done!!

Carol L said...

AWwww, this is just the cutest little card with those hearts coming out of the steam engine! What an absolutely darling creation, and your grandson will just LOVE it! I {heart} the sentiment too!
And thanks for the mention about the faux brads. Yours look great with that paper-pieced choo-choo! A perfect match! Don't you just love that idea?!
We're bracing for the latest weather system rolling through. A storm watch has been issued from 11PM Monday through 11AM Wednesday! Snow, sleet, freezing rain, ice, cold temps, power outages, etc.......I guess I'll be making lots of cards for a few days huh? :)

Bonnie said...

This is the most adorable train! I love the checks and the faux brads! Aren't 2yr old grandsons just the best? Well it's a tie with granddaughters I think!

Crystal said...

This is too cute! I love the little hearts coming from the engine, fab idea! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes :)

redwasher1 said...

This is super sweet!!! Love the train stamped on that perfect DP.
Thanks for sharing it with us at Speedy's Friends.

Emily Keaton said...

Benzi, this is ADORABLE! I just love how you have heart-shaped steam puffing out of that sweet engine. Great job on making your own brads--they look super!

Carol Hurlock said...

Benzi this is just as sweet as it can be. I know your grandsons will love this. Little boys and trains just go together!! lol

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}

Colleen Dietrich said...

Aw, Benzi, this is such a cute train. I like the checked paper you chose, too. And way to use up those hearts that would otherwise go in the trash (I HATE to throw out the little things!). Good idea on the brads...had never seen that tried, but I'll have to give it a whirl (tho I don't have the right size circle punch for it; poo).

Céline said...

too fun card, i love the paper piecing train
thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week

Kris Chirhart said...

So adorable, Brenda!! I love your gingham train with the cute little heart puffs!! Your grandsons will love it!!

Gemma said...

Really cute card, love the clean andfresh style of it! Thanks for joining us at SSC this week and please check our site we are looking for new DT members! Hugs Gemma

Julie said...

How totally adorable Brenda! I love this Valentine! Adorable train with the heart steam! Love it!

Davi said...

Benzi Awesome cards for your grandsons!! I love the checked train and fun tracks!!

Lynne in NI said...

OMGosh Brenda, what an adorable little train! Just perfect for a Valentines! Your grandsons are gonna love it too!

Skraptacular Designs said...

Thank you so much for participating in our "Whateva!" challenge this week at Stamptacular! Your submission is absolutely wonderful and so inspirational!

Also, in case you're interested, we're in the middle of a DT Call and would love for you to apply! You can find detailed information on what is required and how to apply on our Challenge Blog...!

Thanks again for joining us this week at Stamptacular! I hope you'll join us again soon for some more challenge fun!


Joanne (jojot) said...

OMGosh.....if I had a little one, I would be so casing this card...this is the most adorable 'kiddie' card I have seen in ages....CAS, yet bold and so very vibrant and eyecatching....a winner

Lisa M. (aka. Lisa @ Farm Fresh) said...

This is the perfect card for any one with a child! My son would adore that train! Lovely!

Thank you so much for joining us in our Valentine challenge on Paper Sundaes! Good luck!