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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Zoo Thank You

I had a guest designer help me with the card design and layout. Since Samantha is going to the zoo for her birthday party, we stuck with the zoo theme for her thank you cards. She was standing over my shoulder approving every step of this card. We started with the Changito stamp from Stampendous and colored that with Copic markers, using a Sakura glitter pen to cover the "U". The bananas were stamped by my able assistant to make the white and yellow panels. We used the banana from the Lip Gloss set from Clear Dollar Stamps. She had to have some brads, so we used these orange brads from the Paper Studio. Samantha approves of the card because it uses her two favorite colors: yellow and orange. I have colored some of them and she is coloring them too. I do let her use my Copic and Prisma markers when I am there to supervise and I guess I have given her the "be careful" speech too much. As soon as she reached for the marker, she repeated it word for word to me! She and her sister have been using most all of my supplies for some time now and they know that the privilege will go away if they are not respectful. They also have their own supplies, some they have bought with their money so they know the value of what they are using.  Samantha especially likes to paint and she knows that real watercolors from the art section of the store cost more than the ones in the children's section, but that the colors are more vibrant and if we take care of what we have then we can have a wider variety. Works for me! 

12 comments:

Scrapping Julie said...

that samantha is one smart little cookie! great job on these gina

Cindy said...

totally cute. i love the bananas in the background.

Becky said...

This is so cute..I just love how you did this and the the bananas were a great choice.

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Super cute! When my daughter was 3 we had a monkey theme birthday. I made monkey invitations with stamped bananas and twine for ribbon and we had a curious george cake. It was fun!

peggysue said...

I really like the banana, it looks great! Bananas are so much fun AND of course they go along so well with the monkey.

Scrubbysue said...

Awwwwwwww.......this is adorable! and what pretty colors too!!

The Mama Monkey said...

Your guest designer was right on track! :) Adorable card...colors and the bananas are perfect! Does the inside say "I went bananas over your gift! Thank you!"

Angie Williams said...

This little monkey is the cutest!

Mary said...

Awww - cute project to make together. Great thank you cards (love the bananas)

Stephanie said...

I just love Changito!!! and I love the bananas Samantha added in the background :) great team effort!!

The Wired Angel said...

Adorable card Gina

Laurie tx stamper said...

Oh now that is just too cute!