So, on to why we're all REALLY here today! Adela at Creations by AR has created this totally fun Party Train template, and we're sharing our variations with you. (She also has a Frame It Train Card template to match!) I have to admit that my first thought for this template was Christmas Train, but since I didn't have "just the right papers", my mind immediately jumped to Circus Train!
So, who else wants to talk their kid into a circus birthday party just so they can make this train? (I do!!) Can you just see a long line of those little train cars full of bags of treats?! I'm so in love with this I wish I could have a circus party for myself! Check it out:
I used papers from Imaginisce's Animal Crackers line, and my train engineer is a chipboard Koala Ringmaster. Since he was self-adhesive, and a bit short, I stuck him to a strip of cardstock that I adhered to the bottom to raise him up a bit. (It's a booster seat, lol!)
I used Versamark ink and the Buttons, Bits, and Bobs stamp set from Close To My Heart to make the designs on the wheels. Red brads make the centers, then they are adhered with adhesive foam tape.
I added another chipboard sticker to the car, this time a box of popcorn. Then I popped a bag of popcorn flavored Jelly Belly jelly beans in and tied it closed with coordinating ribbon. All ready for the circus to come to town! I hope you enjoyed my version of this cute little train. Be sure to leave a comment by midnight central time on SUNDAY, and you can win your choice of either the party train or 3-D train card template! Now, be sure to check out all the other designers' projects, and you can have a chance to win on each blog!
Adela Rossol: http://cbyar.blogspot.com/
Amy Park: http://tethered2home.com/
Julia Aston: http://www.createwithjulia.blogspot.com
Lisa Somerville: http://www.lisasomerville.com/
Lori Brown: YOU ARE HERE!!
Lyn Bernatovich: http://lynspaperpetunia.blogspot.com/
Magdalena Cortez: http://axesdesigns.blogspot.com/
Patti J. Gilliam: http://www.cherisheachpreciousday.blogspot.com/
Sue Kment: http://suesstampingstuff.blogspot.com/