Stampers with an Attitude Blog Hop ~ Fundamentals

Welcome to the Stampers with an Attitude Blog Hop!

If you are coming to me from SHEILA BENNETT then you are on the right track.   The Stampers with an Attitude are excited to show artwork with a Focus on Paper Fundamentals, so here we go.

This month we are showcasing the awesome new Fundamental paper pack.  This is a wonderful paper pack features 20 double sided 12″ x 12″ sheets (2 of each of the 10 designs) with one side being the glossy resist pattern; unfortunately it is sort of tucked away at the back of the idea book but it should be up in the front as it is such an awesome product.  This paper pack can add so much interest and dimension to all of your crafting as you will see with all the beautiful artwork being showcased in this hop.

Fundamental Papers

For this hop I am using the diagonal stripe which is in the Saddle color.  I thought it would be perfect for a layout I want to do for my son playing with his dump trucks.  He is obsessed with all trucks, cars, trains, planes… well any type of machinery for that matter.  Here is my layout….

Fundamentals Blog hop2

For this layout I used the following products:

  • Fundamentals Paper pack Z1939
  • Topiary cardstock X5635
  • Honey cardstock X5668
  • Daisy White cardstock 1385
  • Kraft cardstock Z1375
  • Honey Triangles Washi Tape Z1931
  • Durables Triangle Studs Z1928
  • Honey Ink Z2162
  • Topiary Ink Z2155
  • Saddle Ink Z2171
  • Outdoor Denim Ink Z2140
  • Fast & Furious Stamp Set D1541

The next blogger on the hop is MELINDA EVERITThop on over and see what wonderful creation she come up with this time.

Here is the full list of participants in case you get lost 😉

  1. Kimberly Moss ~
  2. Sheila Bennett ~
  3. Catherine Nowak~   <– You are Here
  4. Melinda Everitt ~
  5. Denise Elliott~
  6. Keeley Kirwan ~


Growth Chart

I know that I usually post paper crafts; however, I just finished making a growth chart for my son and I just had to share.  I have been wanting to purchase one for a while but I could not find the one I loved.  On Friday morning I got to thinking maybe I could just make one….. So I went to Pinterest of  course to start looking for DIY growth charts.  I was inspired and set off shopping.

I purchased a 10″ X 2″ x 8′ piece of wood that I had them cut to 6′.  I purchased my paint, hangers, wood letters for his name, and wooden cars and trucks.  I had originally planned to just hand paint cars and trucks on the piece but when I saw all the cute ones at the craft stores already painted, I decided to save myself some time.

So the first thing I did was to paint about 4 coats of navy blue paint on the board.  Next I mounted the hangers like so:

Gavin's Growth Chart 6 - Version 2

I then went a head in hung the wood on the wall.  This way I could mark the feet and inches based on how far it was off the ground, instead of trying to hang it at a very exact height.  Once is was on the wall I took a measuring tape and marked one foot with a piece of vinyl.

Gavin's Growth Chart 3 - Version 2

I used my Silhouette to cut rectangles out of vinyl for the numbers, inch and foot marks. I then took it off the wall and using a measuring tape placed all the tick marks for inches and feet running up the left side.  I then glued the painted letters and cars for a final project.Gavin's Growth Chart 8 - Version 2 (1)


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