Dream Big with Dinoroar Designer Series Paper

Before I share my dino-riffic card, I want to give a big “THANK YOU!” to Judy Rozema at Freshly Made Sketches for selecting my card from last week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. I loved the sketch, so it was really fun to play along with. I appreciate the inspiration from a great challenge, and it’s always wonderful to be recognized. If you’d like to see my turtle get well card, CLICK HERE.

This week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge gave me the opportunity to play with some new products from Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Annual Catalog. As soon as I saw this sketch, I knew I’d be cutting into this triangle-patterned Dinoroar Designer Series Paper. What fun! Here’s my card:

Dinoroar Designer Series Paper, Dino Dies, Over the Moon, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingHere’s the banner for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge that inspired my card:FMS393Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Dino for Days. Ready to have some fun? Take a pass through the Dinoroar Suite in Stampin’ Up!’s new catalog. The images and colors are so playful and fun – pinks, greens and blues on cartoon-like dinosaurs with watercolored features. If you’d like to see all the products that make up the Dinoroar Suite, click on the picture below: Dinoroar Suite, 101008, Stampin' Up! 2019 Annual CatalogMy card featured three patterns from the Dinoroar Designer Series Paper – I used the Dino Dies to crop my brontosaurus and pterodactyl from a design with lots of colorful creatures (how fun that the images can be easily cropped with the dies). The colorful panels were cut directly from this paper. Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in the Dinoroar Designer Series Paper:Dinoroar Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up! 2019 Annual Catalog, 149589Here’s a look at the Dino Days Bundle that coordinates with this suite (you can see the brontosaurus and pterodactyl dies here): Dino Days Bundle, Stampin' Up! 151139Is there anything bigger than dinosaurs? I grabbed the “dream big” sentiment from another new stamp set called Over the Moon that features some festive cows. Perfect for this dino-inspired project, don’t you think?
  • Lots of Layers. As I describe above, I cropped my panels from two pieces of Designer Series Paper – using the trimmer lines to guide the cuts, I cropped the triangle-designed first, measured the width I needed for the second layer to best showcase the first layer. Together, these patterns work really well. Here’s a closer look: Dinoroar Designer Series Paper, Dino Dies, Over the Moon, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingBecause the dinosaurs are cropped from Designer Series Paper, I cropped the same images from Thick Whisper White. I glued the two together to support the dinosaurs.
  • Fun Colors for Boys & Girls. Boys and girls, alike, are intrigued by dinosaurs. It’s perfect, for that reason, that the papers are showcased with a mix of blues, greens and pinks. My “dream big” card (which includes a pink animal and a blue animal) would be perfect for any boy or girl. If you like this combination of Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo and Lovely Lipstick, please save this:  Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo, Lovely Lipstick

Stamp Sets: Over the Moon Papers: Dinoroar Designer Series Paper, Pool Party, Thick Whisper White Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento Accessories: Dino Dies, Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you’ll pop over to the Freshly Made Sketches site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.

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  1. Super super card. Love your design, it is soooooo dynamic and I also like the use of the patterned papers. Bravo !!!!

  2. This is an awesome card Brian, fun and colorful, those dinos are “terrifying” and adorable at the same time, and they look perfectly at home with that fabulous DSP in the background.
    Thank you for sharing.

  3. Cute card ! Love the colors and now I want that designer paper !

  4. Dream big all right . . . the perfect sentiment. Love the critters and the most dino-riffic paper!

  5. You nailed this sketch challenge on ALL levels.

  6. Well, duh! Why didn’t I think of that?? I haven’t cropped images out of DSP yet, but thought they would be flimsy. Uh, cut a piece of card stock to go behind! Maybe I would have thought of that… probably not! Lol! Love your card, those colors are great and I love how you used the triangles to frame the other DSP. The little tips you give us to cause us to look at our supplies differently-love it!

    • Thanks so much, Emily! I’m so happy to offer a different perspective. We all have tons of things to remember and think about – I’m happy I can share things that might not have crossed your mind. So appreciate your kind comments. ♥

  7. Michelle Mallett

    I wasn’t crazy about this set. However you have won me over with your great card!

  8. Robbye Hamilton

    What a truly adorable card Brian

  9. Really cute, fun card, Brian. Love that there are dies to cut the dinosaurs and the DSPs. I know you had fun getting this one together. Have a great day!

  10. Congrats, the turtle card was adorable! Today’s terrific card looks like another winner! Good luck.

  11. Adorable..petfect use of rhe designer paper!

  12. This is adorable….especially with those bright happy colors!

  13. Adorable! I love the color combo and the fun dinos. Always a treat to see you in the FMS gallery.

  14. Another adorable card! These guys are such fun with that background. Always happy to see you at FMS!

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