Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop – Wheels

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Hello adventurers! It’s wheely good to have you around this month for our team hop (no more bad puns, I promise). I hope you’ve hopped along from the fabulous Mandy and her gorgeous card, which I had a special sneak preview of as it is my birthday card from her 😛

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My project for this month’s wheel themed hop is also birthday related. If it seems like I’m stretching the “wheels” theme a bit, well I’d argue that gears and wheels are pretty similar, for a start, and even without that I’m absolutely on brief since this is the invitation for my son’s upcoming tricycle themed birthday party (tricycles because it is his third birthday). This kid is obsessed with anything with wheels attached but has a particular love for his bikes.

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For his invites, I’ve made something I’ve wanted to try since Kelly made this beautiful one last month. It’s called a Pull Out Side Pocket Card and the original design was made by Barb Stamps.

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I’ve kept the design on the front quite simple with two strips of DSP from Classic Garage (a must if you too are surrounded by car obsessed big and little boys), some red twine holding one of the gorgeous Classic Garage Metal Elements, and a Tailored Tag Punch with a sentiment from Geared Up Garage.

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The cool thing is the way the tab (I’ve used the Circle Tab Punch and a 3/4″ Punch) pulls out to reveal the inside panel – you can use this for a plain piece for writing on, or, as in this example, for a printed invitation.

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Probably my favourite thing in this whole suite of products are the little elements (a tiny spanner and a tiny key). So far I’ve managed to keep the toddler from discovering these because I can just see him using them to make repairs to his tiny cars.

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Roll on over next to the fabulous Narelle to see what she’s made to wow us.

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And just because he’s so darn cute, here’s another of Mr Sammy on his beloved “mountain bike” this time (he has two balance bikes, one for mountain biking and one for skateparks and street riding. I told you – obsessed!)

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Thanks for stopping by,
Siobhan.

 

 

Paper Adventures March Blog Hop – “Wheels”

Kelly Kent
Judy May (Guest Designer)
Mandy Depiazzi
Siobhan Fitzsimmons
Narelle Simm
Lisa Whitehead

8 thoughts on “Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop – Wheels

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  4. Love, love, love!! That fold is perfect turned around into more of an envelope than a card style. The sentiment is awesome for an invite and the photo background for your insert is just perfect. Love the puns too! Just love it all! Kelly x

  5. Lisa Whitehead

    Fabulous design idea for party invites and the colour combination of the papers works perfectly-enjoy the party!

  6. Judy May

    What a fabulous design for an invite Siobhan. Love the colours you have used and the little details (the little gear on the tab is cute!). What a great memory for Sammy to look back on in the future, too.

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