Sending smiles

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring the Animal Friends Thinlits Dies and the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper! Not only is this a fun and easy card to make, but a great way to create a background using the giraffe print embossing die! Another way to use this die is with the Big Shot Embossing Mats and create a textured background instead of cutting like I used for this card. If you have not checked out these embossing mats, it’s a total game changer for the way you can use some of the Big Shot Dies, and a great addition to your crafting!!

The card base is Crumb Cake cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is Pool Party cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and I used the giraffe embossing die from the Animal Friends Thinlits Dies to cut the paper around the edges to create the background:

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The next layer is Crumb Cake cardstock, cut at 3 ¼” x 4 ½”:

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The final layer is from the Animal Expedition DSP, cut at 3” x 4 ¼:

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To create the sentiment from the Lift Me Up stamp set, first cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 1” x 3” and then a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock 1 ¼” x 3 ¼”. I used Pool Party and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Markers to stamp the sentiment, used the Banner Triple Punch on the ends, and then adhered together:

Adhere the four layers of the card front together, I first adhered the Pool Party base layer to the Crumb Cake card base, adhered the DSP to the Crumb Cake layer, and then adhered to the card base:

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To complete the card front, I placed some Snail on the back of the sentiment to secure some Silver Metallic Thread, adhered to the card with dimensionals, and then placed some Silver Metallic Pearls randomly:

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The inside sentiment is on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, using the sentiment from the Special Celebrations stamp set in Crumb Cake ink and the accent stamp from the Animal Outing Stamp Set in Pool Party ink, and then cutting a piece of the DSP to ½” x 4” and adhered along the bottom:

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I really like how the Pool Party layer turned out using the giraffe embossing die, I wasn’t sure how it was going to turn out when I first started creating it! Another alternative idea, is that you could change the sentiment to “welcome” and “little one” from the Animal Outing stamp set.

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I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!


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Author: Christina Miller

I am an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator located in Norfolk, Virginia and was first introduced to Stampin' Up! in 2004 when I attended my very first card class with my Mother-in-Law and I was immediately hooked! I first started out by making simple holiday cards and over the years as my stash has grown, so have my card and craft making skills. It has always warmed my heart when family and friends love my cards, but they actually keep them! In 2016 I decided to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and figured I could just do it for a hobby, but now I am going to branch out for all to world to see. So grab your favorite beverage, sit in your favorite chair, and join me as I share my cards and crafts with you! Enjoy!

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