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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Book Buddies in MDS {PP163}

Hiya peeps!  One of these days I will get around to posting more than once a week--geesh!  Sunday sure rolls around fast.  This week the always amazing Anne Marie has a fun Clean-and-Simple challenge for us over at The Paper Players:
 Awww...something for the kiddos!  I put my thinking cap on and....well...didn't come up with much. LOL. So...I went looking in the My Digital Studio downloads and found the sweetest set of images called Book Buddies.  I knew I was on to something...
{Squeal} That's exactly what my daughter did when she saw them for the first time!  Oh my goodness, these little critters are so cute.  I used the digital template to print them onto Whisper White cardstock.  I sized them down a little bit (approx. 2x6) and matted them onto coordinating cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Pool Party, Melon Mambo and Cajun Craze.  The digital template is easy as pie because it's already designed with the image, background and sentiment!  All I did was resize and print--how easy is that?!  The Chalk Talk Framelits provided the perfect sized label to place behind the center panel and decorate with ribbon accents.
To create the home-made hole reinforcements, I first punched a hole in some scrap cardstock with the largest hole on my Crop-o-Dile.  I then used the largest circle on the Owl punch to cut around the hole I made with the Crop-o-Dile.  I ended up with a circle with a hole centered in the middle! 
Lastly, I printed each image a second time so I could fussy-cut the head and pop it up for some dimension.  Each one got a coordinating flower in her "hair" too so she could read in style.  :-)  I think of all four, the sweet little fox is my favorite.  DD loves the monkey and her Nana's favorite is the ellie.  How 'bout you?  Which one do you like best?  I just know you will love all the inspiration to be found over with my friends at The Paper Players!  Stop by and give them some love and then come back to play along with us before Anne Marie's CAS challenge ends on Friday, September 20th at Noon (PDT).  Thanks for stopping by today, friends!
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Supplies
MDS: Book Buddies Designer Template
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Pool Party, Melon Mambo, Cajun Craze, Smoky Slate, So Saffron, Early Espresso, Blushing Bride, Island Indigo & Crushed Curry Cardstock
Xtras: Blushing Bride stitched grosgrain ribbon; Gumball Green stitched satin ribbon; Summer Starfruit stitched satin ribbon; Island Indigo satin ribbon (retired 2013 SAB); Crop-o-Dile; Owl punch (for small circles)

13 comments:

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

These are absolutely precious!!! I hope you won't mind if I case them! Your selection of colors just makes them pop!
My fave-the little chameleon!!!!!!! Hey lizard,lizard,lizard! :)

LeAnne said...

EEeeeek! These are adorable! I haven't played with my MDS much lately! Look what I've been missing! Perfect for the challenge!

Dawn Tidd said...

My favorite? That's a hard decision as they'll all adorable! This is the cutest download. I can see a project for my three 1st grandchildren this year!

Cindy Brumbaugh said...

Oh, it is hard to choose- they are all so very cute...I think I am drawn to the lizard-y one. Nance, these are great and I appreciate all the work you put into them!

Mitzi Luttrull said...

So cute, Nance! I 'll have to look for that in MDS... I probably don't have it... yet!

Mitzi Luttrull said...

So cute, Nance! I 'll have to look for that in MDS... I probably don't have it... yet!

Julene VanKleeck said...

I don't do MDS so these need to be stamps! I am in love with that fox!

stampwithsandy said...

These adorable, Nance! What a fabulous idea. Wish I knew how to use MDS...

Jaydee said...

Nance, I hadn't noticed these... I need to go check them out! I love the idea of the bookmarks and the critters makes them even more fun.
Hugs
Jaydee

Diane - oliver.mdiane@comcast.net said...

Nance these are adorable! Love them. Now I have to get this MDS download (if I don't have it yet) and make a set for my grandkids. They ALL are readers! Love this hugs.

Linda Callahan said...

These are as sweet as can be! You have mad MDS skills! Mine is loaded on my computer and has never been opened!

Ann Schach said...

These are so awesome! A big squeal coming from me! I love how you added the fussy cut images. Adorable!

Anne Marie Hile said...

These are DARLING, Nance! I love how you added the popped up detail, too. I love that little foxy fox! :) You are totally inspiring me to open up MDS soon, my friend. :)