See Ya Later Alligator!

So have you had time to check out the SAB brochure yet? If so, which items do you just "need" to get?

As you know, my first "must have" was the stamp set: Banner Blast and coordinating Banner Punch. My second or I guess, my third "must have" was the stamp set: See Ya Later. I just love the little sayings.

Today's card was inspired by a card I found on Pinterest by Magumi Holland. I absolutely loved her alligator, so I just had to case him and add him to a card of my own. I had to change my alligator a bit from Magumi's as I don't have the SAB, Decorative Dots Embossing folder. Also the google eyes are no longer current (aha! I caught that one ;) ), so I created them with card stock and candy dots. 

To create Mr Alligator's head, I use the Petite Pennants Builder Punch, Chevron Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Owl Punch and the circle punch that comes in the Punch Pack. I used Gumball Green card stock and ink, Whisper White card stock and So Saffron ink.

Originally I had created some Paws(?) Feet(?) for my alligator using the Banner punch. I played around with them for a bit, and the more I did, the more I wanted to created a body, so I did. His body was created using a framelit from the Chalk Talk Framelits. I really wanted to use the feet, but the more I played with them, the more they just didn't work. Without the feet, Mr Alligator looked like he was floating in the water, so that's where I went with it. I mounted him on Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay card stock and added some "water" details with the fabulous stamp set: Gorgeous Grunge!

So, what do you think...? Are you thinking that he doesn't quite look like a floating alligator because he's missing his tail? Well... I would agree and that is why this card continues onto the back! I just couldn't resist adding a tail. See ya later alligator!


  1. Martha, you amaze me. This card is so cute! TFS.

  2. Your alligator is very clever indeed! He reminds me of the computer game long ago where the frog has to jump from one log to another as they float by and avoid the crocodiles. Great card!