How to make paper tents as seen in Stampin Up catalogue & free template

Last weekend we took the girls on a holiday camp for the first time. It was uncomfortable but eventful! My brothers son fractured his shoulder falling in the lake and I ended up at the local hospital with an infection :( Apart from that the children LOVED it!! The freedom, the lack of routine, the open air .. their best holiday ever!! 

So here's some little mementos we all created together to remind us of those happy few days ...

I was inspired by the little tents in the Annual Stampin Up catalogue on page 50 using the template here, thanks Nina! 

The tents are made with Afternoon Picnic paper which I thought was apt for this weeks challenge over at Quirky Crafts #16 - picnics/BBQ the scene reflects our holiday which is the challenge at Little Claires Designs and the Create a Scene challenge at Try it On Tuesday, Crafts for Eternity - summer sun.

The green card is Always Artichoke Core'dinations which has a nice bit of texture to play the role of the grass :) The back fence is Chocolate Chip embossed with the Woodgrain embossing folder used with the Big Shot. The leaves are punched using the bird punch and the flowers are from Boho Blossoms with basic pearls in the centre. The elegant butterfly punch was also used.

The little tent poles were made with cocktail sticks with Fabulous Phrases stamped on slivers of Afternoon Picnic.

A little picnic table completes the scene - with a mini box made from chocolate chip card with a plate modelled from Afternoon Picnic and the 1" circle punch - complete with slivers of sandwiches!

As this was a family project it would only be fair to showcase the girls talents - plus they are very excited to see themselves in blog print ;) 

First up is Lily's age 10,complete with bridge/river/campfire, love the look of that picnic! How cool would that tent be!  :)

This is Izzys, age 6 - love the glamping lady!

And here is Eliza's age 4 - cute little fire!

Afternoon picnic 131390 £9.95 for 12 12"x12" double sided patterns

Bird builder punch 117191 £15.50              Boho blossoms punch 119858 

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 Pop back tomorrow for another lakeside shore scene :) Have a great day!