Sunday, May 20, 2012

paper dolls #48 - wild things

I'm hosting Paper Dolls Challenge #48: Find-a-File and my hunt for forgotten files led me to the adorable Finger Puppets template for Tiny Treats: Birthday.  I needed something special for my six year old who's put up with a year of my attention diverted to nursing twins.  So, for my darling daughter:
These wool felt wild things were fun to hand-stitch while the boys romped about.

For the card, 1" rainbow strips align so the same animal doesn't have to touch.  I know.  The monkey's foot had to get masked off to fit.  Sorry, buddy. :)
The die-cuts are paired like on the puppets: lion (HG & MB), hippo (H & HS) & monkey (SC & PP/RV).  I debated about the little strip of white on the bottom - cut it or leave it?  In the end it stayed because it looks like hippo's teeth (but I hit it with Bitty Dots II in melon berry).

That tiny loopsy stamp on TT: Birthday makes the perfect stitches!
And, the puppets:
I'd have used pink baker's twine if I had it, but instead it's DIY with PTI button twine & a hot pink Sharpie.  The whiskers are actually much stiffer which I like better.
Beady eyes, chunky teeth!
FYI, hibicus felt is REALLY bright pink (much brighter than the cardstock).  
 Royal velvet was too dark for the card, but perfect for making the pink stitches Pop!

Do you have an download, template or digi paper you've been meaning to try?  If so, take the challenge at the Paper Dolls blog - you have until June 9th!

Thanks for stopping by!
stamps - PTI Tiny Treats: Birthday, Borders & Corners: Circle, Polka Dots Basics II
ink - PTI smokey shadow, melon berry; Versamagic eggplant
paper - PTI hibiscus, melon berry, harvest gold, simply chartreuse, hawaiian shores, plum pudding, stamper's select white 
dies - PTI Mat Stack 5, By the Numbers, Limitless Layers 1 3/4" circle, Large Ric-rac
accents - PTI vintage buttons in hawaiian shores, hibiscus, royal velvet; PTI button twine;  PTI felt in hibiscus, melon berry, harvest gold, simply chartreuse, hawaiian shores, royal velvet, white; pink DMC floss; black beads


Sara Mac said...

Christy this is such a wonderful set of puppets! Love the card too. I think that strip of white at the bottom is the perfect touch. I'm sure your daughter will love these. Thanks for the great challenge. I got my card made this weekend. Just need to write up a post soon.

Kim said...

Christy, this is the most adorable birthday card ever, just so sweet. I'm sure your daughter will love both the card and those sweet little puppets, how cute!

Joyce said...

These are so cute. I'm sure your daughter will love those puppets. I'm so far behind on everything, but I really want to play along with your challenge. I am so NOT-digital, that this challenge is just what I need.

Mayol said...

These are adorable! How lucky your daughter is, she'll really love these! So cute!

The Paper Parade said...

Those finger puppets are AH-Dor-ABle!! I'm sure your daughter loves them so much. And what a cute card to match with a great pattern stamped on it :)

Monica K. said...

Adorable set! Love the finger puppets! :)

Laurie said...

OH my goodness!! How cute are these? I love those puppets and that birthday card is so sweet! Hope those kiddos are doing well!!