Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Dinosaur Train Card

I made this card for my son's birthday. He just turned three years old. He loves trains all he talks about is Thomas last year I made him a Thomas card in SCAL. This year he also has a thing for dinosaurs. So I thought of combining both. I used the Create a Critter cart with my Gypsy, for the project. I think Create a Critter cart is a must have for parents with little ones.

Thomas on last year's card:

Dinosaur train card:

I used the Gypsy because I could hide portions of the images I did not want and to save paper. I hid the faces on the train and the sun, so that only the dinosaurs were smiling. Its also nice to hide other portions of the trains so that I didn't have to cut the same thing twice in two different colors.You can still cut the same card without the Gypsy though.

Sizes for the cuttings:
The card base is a folded 8 1/2 X 6 inch piece of cardstock
Patterned piece of paper is 4 X  5 3/4 inch
Palm trees (1 regular and 1 flipped) - 2 1/2 inches
Sun - 1 3/4 inches
Train - 1 3/4 inches, you will also need another train car cut at 2 inches
T-Rex - 2 1/2 inches
Brontosaurus - 2 1/2 inches.

Ink the edges for more definition. 
Glue the trees and the sun flush onto the card but use pop-dots to pop up the train and dinosaurs.

Happy cutting everyone!


  1. WOW this is so stinkin cute. I love it.

  2. It is such a cute "boy" card! Great job!

  3. Judy, this is such a cute card!
    I bet he loved it.
    I can see all the work and love that went into this card.

  4. Sue Clarke is the anonymous above;-)

  5. Very Nice. My daughter is also in love with Dinosaurs currently. Thanks for sharing your creations.Very Inspiring


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