My stamping friend Debbie showed me this adorable idea for little gymnasts here at http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/893816?sort=&page=&sortby=&sorttime=&sortdir .
How cute is that?!
They're made out of Stampin' Up punches, and so much fun to make. I used the 1" circle punch for the head and for the bangs of the hair, the 3/4" circle punch for the ponytail in the back, the word window punch for the arms and legs, the small tag punch for the body/outfit, the 1/2" circle punch to help form the leg openings of the outfit, and the small and large oval punches for the design on the outfits. I punched the small oval first, then centered that to punch the large oval punch. That gave me an oval ring. I cut it on both ends, then put the curved strips onto the outfit, then trimmed the edges off. I used SUu's tempting turquoise and whisper white cardstock for the card and card front, SU's very vanilla for the head, arms, and legs, SU's tempting turquoise for the outfit, and shimmery white for the oval punch-outs for the outfit designs. For the hair, I used SU's really rust, so saffron, close to cocoa, and chocolate chip cardstock. I also used tempting turquoise grogain ribbon for the hair bows. I used SU's Brushstroke Alphabet on Ali's card, Sincere Salutations set for Melissa's card, and All Holidays for Brandy's card.
My daughter had her tumbling recital last night, and I wanted to play with this super-cute idea. I made this card for her to congratulate her on a season of hard work with her tumbling.
I made this one for Melissa, the assistant tumbling teacher. She has helped with these young tumbers so much, and even tumbles with Ali's class, and they really look up to her.
I made this one for Brandy, her teacher. She really loves these kids and is so proud of all of them!
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