Monday, January 18, 2010

Valentine Love Train

Hi there! I bought this awesome Love Express tutorial from SU demo Gretchen Barron last week and I could not wait to try it! With this tutorial, I did not have to reinvent the wheel! So much easier! Also, Gretchen's tutorial provided alternatives in case you do not have the box and milk carton dies. Lucky for me, I have the milk carton die. And I must say, my train came out absolutely splendid! It was so much fun making it! My two younger children were so astounded to see the final product - their eyes popped out to see a cardstock train! And each child wanted his or her own train with their preferred colors! Hahaha.

I changed a few things though. I used my new Scallop Trim Edge punch, instead of the Heart Trim punch because that is what I have. I also punched out the eyes instead of using the epoxy brads. Lastly I used a big silver binder clip and attached sheer ribbons on the clip handles. I might add my daughter's name using SU's alphabet dies. :) My finished train is approximately 22 inches long..... Can't wait to fill this train up with goodies!

Stamp: none (unbelievable)
Ink: none
Paper: Cardstock in real red, pretty in pink, choco chip, pink pirouette, basic black, whisper white; Sending Love DSP
Accessories: gold brads, Big Shot, milk carton die, Heart treat cups, modern label punch, different SU round punches, crystal effects, large tab punch, scallop trim edge punch, sheer polka dot ribbon from Michaels.
Thanks for looking!


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