Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Turtle &Co. Ronald McDonald set

I saw a card very similar on stampercamper's blog and decided to showcase this set at my recent workshop.  Every year, Stampin' UP! designs a set for Ronald McDonald house charities, $2.00 of each set goes to the charity and is very near and dear to my heart because in 1993 we spent some time one during our daughter's open heart surgery, so it's a stamp set I buy no matter what, and they are just too darn cute not to.
Anyway, I changed up a few things, such as I showed them the paper piecing technique for the turtle's shell, using the Brights Pattern Paper Stack to stamp and cut it out, and then popped it up with a dimensional.  And instead of cutting the frog out around his tedious little toes and fingers, I just used the 1 1/4 circle punch and popped it up as well on the turtle's back.  I ran the Marina Mist cardstock through the Stripes Folder and used some of the beautiful Daffodil Delight Seam Binding ribbon to tie a bow onto the side. I stamped in Black Stazon Ink and colored with Daffodil Delight and Old Olive markers.