Monday, March 21, 2016

FOUR ring circus!

I had a request for a thank you card for someone taking care of someone else's children. I asked if there was any particular theme or color needed or if it was designers choice. Designers choice! My favorite kind of order to fulfill.

I used to run an in home daycare so when I think of watching other kids, I relate it to the circus! Monkey's, lions, fire, elephants, balls, stars, the whole works. So I set to Pinterest for some inspiration.

I liked the base of these cards so I went with them!

After two days of messing around with this, all of a sudden a whole new idea hit me and I scrapped the original design. I had this circus tent card file from Silhouette. I liked that the doors opened, but I wanted the book effect still. A little playing around and acting like a designer in charge, I was able to achieve my goal.

Original tent file

 Once I completed the tent card, I decided to do a full little scene for kicks and giggles! 

 This cards inspiration comes from Paper Play Sketches. I will think about entering it in their contest! 

 The main attraction:
I purposely put four ringed circus as the sentiment because it is a family of four!
 The whole center pops out to reveal four layers of circus fun!

 ^Can you see the poodle jumping through fire? 
 ^Well now you can! 
 Pull the top of the tent out to reveal a thank you message and place to write! 

^Works better with two hands on either side! 

Materials Used: 
Silhouette Cameo
Craftwell eBrush
DCWV Double sided 11x17 Premium Stack ~ Double-sided Brights
DCWV DIY Project Stack ~ Rolled Flowers
Recollections Brads
Scotch ATG Gun
Aleene's Tacky Glue
KaDoodle Bug Design Files: 



  1. OH WOW girl! you are amazing and so is all of this! great job. I'm in shock!

  2. Sonja, this is incredible! I love all the details. WOW! Thanks for linking up your project at Paper Play Sketches.
    DT Janis
    Sunny Day Crafting, Photo Inspiration Chs
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    1. The inspiration originally came from Paper Play so I had to link! Thank you Janis!

  3. Oh WOW! As always DT Sister, you create such AWESOME Projects! LOVE all the amazing details! Thanks for linking up your project using our sketch at Paper Play Sketches. Link up as often as you’d like!

    Theresa, DT Member
    Theresa’s Crafty Creations
    Paper Play Sketches, DT Member

  4. Amazing! Wow - I am loving all of the wonderful little details you added to this super fun set!
    Thanks so much for linking up with us at Paper Play Sketches.
    Tanya ~ Design Team Member


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