What a Bunch of Clowns!

Are you all enjoying your Friday? We have a beautiful day here. I have some peace & quiet, so I thought I would show you the final pieces of the kid themed cards I made for the fundraiser. There will be quite a few pictures in this post, so grab your afternoon pick-me-up or your Happy Hour drink of choice, then sit back & enjoy!

I did the 3 cards each for boys & girls and then wanted something to put in a gift bag that wasn’t so gender specific. The Clown Numbers from Bugaboo are perfect for this. Jodie has 0-9 in the store and you can get a fantastic bundle rate on them by buying all at once. I wanted to gear this toward the age group of the children at the school, so I made 10 cards total, two each for 2-6.

I kept the colors all very bright, primary and fun. The clowns are, of course, colored with Copics. Each one has a bit of Glossy Accents on their nose and cheeks (#3). Then a touch of Stickles on the hats, sleeves, or ties, as well as the dripping wax. I really think they turned out so, so cute.

The papers are from Stampin’ UP and PaperTrey Ink. Each number is cut out with a Labels 12 Nestie. I alternated using an accent color cut with the Nestie or embossed with a Cuttlebug folder for each pair of numbers.

I know a lot of kids are scared of clowns, but I think these will definitely give them a laugh!

After putting together all of these cards for the fundraiser, I needed something to carry them in — certainly couldn’t just give them a stack and say “here you go.” Ever since I saw Nichole Heady’s post with this project back in March, I’ve been wanting to make one of these little carriers. This worked out perfectly for the set of kid cards.

I love this little tote and want to make more — but I’m running low on PTI boxes — might have to buy more stamps! Aw shucks! LOL! I followed Nichole’s tutorial for this, using three boxes. I do not have the set Nichole featured in her tutorial, so for my handle pieces of cardstock, I cut them accordingly and used my Crop-a-dile to punch the holes for the ribbon. I picked two of the Wee Ones and bookended them around my title. An apropos title since this really is all about the kids. The color scheme was based on the lovely Quite Contrary paper and keeping it relatively neutral. Spring Rain & Spring Moss from PTI go very nicely with this design. This is also perfect for the Digital Tuesday Challenge of ABaC.

Here’s a side view of it chock full of the cards.

Finally, here is a picture of the full collection that I donated for the fundraiser. So far, it has received rave reviews, so I hope people bid on it & it gets the school some money.

Challenge Submissions
Digital Tuesday Challenge — ABaC

What a Bunch of Clowns!
Stamps: Bugaboo Stamps Clown Numbers
Paper: Brilliant Blue, Only Orange, YoYo Yellow, Orchid Opulence (SU), New Leaf, Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, Select White (PTI)
Copics: B16, C1, E51, G14, R46, V15, Y06, Y19, YR07, YR18
Other Stuff: Stickles — Yellow, Christmas Red, Lime Green; May Arts ribbon, craft store ribbon, Glossy Accents, Cuttlebug embossing folders — Swiss Dots, Spots & Dots, Stars; Labels 12 Nesties

It’s All About the Kids Tote
Stamps: Bugaboo Stamps Wee Ones Balloon Girl & Birthday Boy
Paper:Spring Rain, Spring Moss, Select White, MME Quite Contrary
Copics: B12, B14, C7, E00, E39, E41, E71, G14, R46, R81, R83
Other Stuff: PTI boxes, Scor tape, Spring Moss grosgrain, Nesties, Glossy Accents, Christmas Red & Eucalyptus Stickles

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I’ll be back tomorrow with the first of my cards from “The Man’s Survival Card Kit” I made for the fundraiser.



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