Sunday, December 11, 2011

All Aboard!

Merry Monday, everyone!  Today is my day to post over at Pink By Design, and I have a fun project to share with you today.  I decided to make a Christmas decoration that we could use each year.  Here it is:

I know it's really can click on it to see it larger.  I got this cute Christmas train from the Lettering Delights Christmas Express Cut Its Set.  Aren't the characters just precious?  I created the pattern on the light blue cardstock by stamping the Pink By Design Falling Snow Background Stamp in white pigment ink.  I think it creates the perfect backdrop for my train.

I decided to do a bit of a modified acordian fold for the base of the project.  Everything is raised with foam tape, so I wanted to be able to close it easily for storage between Christmases. This way, there is an inch of space between each piece when folded, sort-of like how an expanding file works.

I used the PBD Christmas Wishes stamp set for sentiment on this car.

This cute sentiment came from the PBD November Stamp of the Month Set: Goodie Labels.

The Merry Christmas on the caboose also came from the PBD Christmas Wishes stamp set.

All of the cars are inked with ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink and raised with foam tape, and I tied them together with some Cherry Divine Twine from the Divine Twine Sample Pack, which you can find in the PBD store. 

Well, I hope you like my little project.  Thanks so much for stopping by...I'd love it if you'd leave a comment for me. Have a great day!


  1. Lisa this is just too, too cute! What fun decoration to display in your home year after year! I love all the sweet little images and the bright, happy colors...adorable!

  2. This is so cute, Lisa! Pretty smart to put a pleat in between each "car" for folding!

    I have a LOT of PBD stampsets! Sarah has great talent! So do you with this creation!

  3. Lisa this is soooo adorable!!! I love each train car from the engine to the caboose... awesome :)

  4. OMG! This is sooooo adorable!

  5. This is adorable, Lisa! I love it!

    Saundra :)

  6. What an adorable decoration! Great paper choice and love the cuts! Great job Lisa!
    Sherrie K

  7. Lisa, this is really stunning!!! I love all pages on your train, how creative! Hugs, Karen

  8. OMG Lisa, your train is super cuuute! You did an excellent job with it too! Love it!--Pat N.

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