When I was in elementary school, I attended a friend’s birthday party in an arcade. While we enjoyed pizza and cake, my eyes were on the prizes I could earn with the fun games. I honed in on Skee-Ball (the game where you roll a heavy ball up an inclined lane to try to get it into the bullseye hole). Oh, I was good! I was SOOOO good that I earned more tickets than anyone else at the party and could choose from almost any of the [worthless] gifts in offered. What fun!

With all of my tickets, I picked out a small plastic table tent with a t-rex at a desk with a computer in front of him. He was typing away at the keyboard with the words “computer-saurus” painted over top of him. I didn’t have a computer, but I knew my Mom worked in an office with a computer, so I selected the prize for her. At best, she pretended to like it and it was quickly whisked away to her office, never to be seen again.

With all that, here’s a fun card I made with a similarly fun sentiment:

Dino Days, Dinoroar Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, Brian King

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Dinoroar. Stampin’ Up! has released a new lineup of Sale-a-Bration options from the 2019 Annual Catalog that you can select for free when you place a $50 or $100 order. If you’d like to see all of those options, CLICK HERE. One of those new options is the Dinoroar Designer Series Paper. What fun! Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in this fun pack of Designer Series Papers:Dinoroar Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up! 2019 Annual Catalog, 149589The product codes for the new Sale-a-Bration items are different from the codes in the 2019 Annual Catalog. The Sale-a-Bration code for Dinoroar Designer Series Paper is 155882. My sentiment is from the Dino Days Bundle, which includes the Dino Days photopolymer stamp set and coordinating Dino Dies. Here’s a look:Dino Days Bundle, Stampin' Up! 151139GOOD NEWS! When you buy the Dino Days Bundle between now and March 31, you’ve earned enough to select the Dinoroar Designer Series Paper for free. How cool is that?!
  • Friend-a-Saurus. This sentiment is such fun, but I’m particularly happy with how it’s accented here. I stamped the sentiment in Lovely Lipstick on Whisper White cardstock and cropped it with a 2″ Circle Punch. With my Starburst punch, I punched a piece of Lovely Lipstick for a spikey, dinosaurey frame for the sentiment. Dino Days, Dinoroar Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, Brian KingI also added this little heart from the Stitched Be Mine Dies and popped it up with a sliver of a Stampin’ Dimensional. Fun way to fill the space.
  • Color Combination. While you might think of dinosaurs as dark brown and dark green, these pink and blue dinos are absolutely adorable. Don’t you think?! If you like this combination of Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo and Lovely Lipstick as much as I do, I hope you’ll save this for future reference:Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo, Lovely Lipstick

Stamp Sets: Dino Days  Papers: Dinoroar Designer Series Paper, Lovely Lipstick, Thick Whisper White, Whisper White  Inks: Lovely Lipstick  Accessories: Stitched Be Mine Dies, 2″ Circle Punch, Starburst Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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  1. Those patterns are such a dino-delightful mix. So sorry about your t-rex experience. I can’t recall life before computers were prevalent!

  2. This is a cute card for just about anybody( except maybe your plumber ! ) Love the colors and yes, I have this paper and was surprised to find two pretty leaf (non dino type pattern) sheets in the selection.
    I think I might have to CASE this one !

  3. Such a happy mix of pattern and color! Who knew skeeball was one of your many talents? 🙂

  4. Your story about being the Skee Ball champ made my day!

  5. LOVE your childhood recap……I’m sure your MOM adored that gift. Your card is another work-of-art my friend.

  6. Fun card..great layering of designer paper!

  7. I would so challenge you to Skeeball. Eye on the prize was my go too for any challenge (school or arcade). I LOVE this happy card and will be CASEing it for my grand-daughter.

    • Yay! So glad you like it, Ann! I wouldn’t guess I’m so good at Skee-ball anymore, but I’m sure we’d have a fun time playing. Your granddaughter will love this card! ♥

  8. Thanks for a terrific story. How cute! And your mix of DSP patterns is pretty terrific too.

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