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Friday, January 20, 2017

A Fantastical Beast from Days of Old

Happy Friday, everyone! Hope the weekend is off to a great start.  :)

I'm here with another "Valentine" for an older boy.

BasicGrey stash paper; Recollections jute/burlap
Stampin' Up! no bones about it images and sentiment; Tim Holtz stencil
sentiment and stencil inking in SU tip top taupe
heat embossing with Versamark with SU clear and Ranger white powders
adhesives: Scotch ATG, Zig 2 way glue pen, foam backing; SU neutral brad

There's a Fantastical Beast challenge going on over at Shopping Our Stash. A lot of boys think dinosaurs are about the most fantastical beasts ever created. So, I made five of these cards in all, and all five will be going to Nationwide Children's on behalf of SAS4Kids.

Parting Thoughts

HUGE thanks to fellow crafting friend Mary Anne for her generous embossing gift for a local library's art projects... and her die gifts to me. Mary Anne, I wish you could have seen the librarians' reactions. They are so excited!

Have a wonderful weekend! Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!


  1. Hello Sybrina: I'm delighting in your awesome card, this fabulous images are both adorable and very real looking, versatile and fun.
    Love that you heat embossed this fabulous skeleton in white, makes it look even more real and a perfect card for our "Fantastic Beasts" theme at SHOPPING OUR STASH. These were indeed some pretty Fantastic animals.
    Thank you for playing along with us, hope you join the fun again next time.
    Maria Rodriguez.

  2. Oh, I am so pleased the liked them! I'm sure it will get more use from it than just sitting here in the shadow of the Big Shot.

  3. This caught my eye in the entries at SOS because my daughter (age 8) is a HUGE fan of dinosaurs! She would love this! (Thanks for the inspiration-- maybe I'll do something dinosaur-related for her for V-day)... thanks for sharing again this week! Hugs.

  4. Such a fun card, Sabrina. I've never seen this image used before, but it's certainly a fun one.

  5. what a great dinosaur card... this is perfection! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (fantastical beast!) STASH with us this week! <3

  6. Ohhhhhh love that dino image!!
    Thanks for joining in the fun of fantastic beasts at SHOPPPING OUR STASH!!!

  7. Ha! This is perfect! I'm sure any little boy will love this! Congrats on making Top Three at SOS ~ well done! Hugs, Annie

  8. Congrats on your SOS shout out! Well deserved!