Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Monday, August 27, 2012

Colorful Caterpillar

One of the best things about being a demonstrator is getting access to special demonstrator-only materials.  Each month we get an amazing magazine in the mail, Stampin' Success, which is filled with ideas for workshops and classes.  We also get a special invitation to join a demonstrator website, Stampin' Connection.  On this site, you can chat with other demonstrators and view thousands of samples posted by demonstrators.  I have gotten so many ideas from demonstrators, and found a caterpillar idea from the wonderfully talented Lynn Pratt that worked perfectly with the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches this week.
 I don't know about you, but I have thousands of minuscule scraps of designer paper lying around my craft room.  I have a problem with getting rid of them because I might need them sometime!  Well, this was the perfect project to use some of them up!  

Once I got the idea in my head, this card came together SOOOO quickly!  If you have kids who like to scrap along with you, like my daughter that is 8, this would be a great sample for them to recreate!

Stamp Set: Friendly Phrases
Cardstock: Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red, Basic Black
Tools: Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, 1/2" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Simply Scored Scoring Tool
Accessories: Dimensionals


  1. Oh my goodness! This is the cutest! My kids will love recreating this card - thanks for the inspiration and for playing along with us at FMS!

  2. This is just adorable .... love that cute caterpillar and the colours are awesome.
    Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

  3. What a playful, happy card! I love your use of scraps too! Thanks for the inspiration! :) Marie Flayer

  4. Just fantastic!! Awesome way to use the sketch! So glad you joined us at FMS this week!

  5. I love this little caterpillar! He is so cute! This is just the cutest card! perfect for kids! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  6. Oh my gosh! This is absolutely adorable! It is so bright and cheery! Very cute and clever, Shana!

  7. Love this wonderfully cute card! Perfect for using up bits of paper!!
    Saw you have more followers now! YEA!!!!!!

  8. Way too cute! My boys (5 years and 3 years) just copied this card and had a ball making it. I have cased your card and linked to your blog. If you would like to have a look, the link is here:
    Thanks for the inspiration! I am your newest follower!

  9. Shana, this is so cool! I saw this on Pinterest, and had to have a closer look. Love the bright, happy colors. I plan to CASE this idea. Tfs! :) ~ Andrea