Dinosaur punch art with a little artisan label love …

My neighbour’s little boy had his 4th birthday a few weeks ago, so I made this fun dinosaur punch art card for him.  I used two of the new in-colours from Stampin’ Up – baked brown sugar and pistachio pudding – the colours sound so delicious …


Different sizes of oval framelits were used to cut shapes from pistachio pudding cardstock. I sponged the edges in matching ink and then used the dauber to sponge circles onto his back, before popping him up on dimensionals onto the baked brown sugar base card …

Dinosaur greeting

The birthday greeting was stamped from the label love stamp set, punched out with the co-ordinating artisan punch, and popped onto the paper rosette, made from some colourful quatrefancy designer series paper.  Apparently, the birthday boy loved it!      

I had loads of fun making Joel a dinosaur cake too …

… the rocks and boulders were delicious – the icing was caramel flavoured – yum.

Joels birthday cake

My husband said I’d made the dinosaur look a little too cute – it was obviously not scary enough for the boys – and it was his idea to add teeth and claws … I still think he looked cute though (the dinosaur, not my husband). 

I had a little help with the cake – my daughter helped with the red plates for the back, and I had artistic direction from my husband (teeth and claws) – he made the dinosaur eggs too … even painted the spots himself (I new I’d make a crafter out of him one day!)


Here’s what I used to make today’s card – all supplies from Stampin’ Up!:

cardstock: baked brown sugar, pistachio pudding, basic black, whisper white; stamp sets: label love; inks: baked brown sugar, pistachio pudding, early espresso; punches: artisan label; several sizes of circles, corner rounder; accessories: quatrefancy dsp, stampin’ dimensionals, sponge daubers, simply scored scoreboard, oval framelits, bigshot, tombow adhesive.

Thanks for dropping by today


13 Comments to “Dinosaur punch art with a little artisan label love …”

  1. Super Cute Cake….the details are fantastic..love the bone Name. your card is gorgeous too!

  2. wonderful G x
    ill ,

  3. WOW, what a cute card, so very clever & then a matching cake! Your attention to detail is phenomenal-bone letters for the name…..awesome. TFS Cheers Donna Z 🙂

  4. WOW so clever, both makes are wonderful

  5. Fabulous Gill, you are such a talented lady….. .Both cute and edible, the dinosaur, not Dave! Well Dave is cute lol x

  6. Oh Gill this is fab, just love how versatile the SU punches are! x

  7. Fantastic Gill but then I told you that when you were here today, thanks for coming and bringing Debs, Gary said you even made rocks!!! i thought he said he thinks it rocks! Weird I thought until I said I’d never heard him use that statement before then he explained?? Doh!

    • Thanks Peg, and it was a pleasure to visit you and spend some time crafting together. You have a very beautiful home. Great to meet Gary too – he’s the best tea maker in 10 streets 😀

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