Fun baby card with Animal Outing

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and cute baby card using the eclipse technique! This is a quick and easy card to make and using the Animal Outing stamp set and the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper. If you have the Large Letter Framelits, these work perfectly with this technique!

To start, I used this design from the Animal Expedition DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

To line up the framelits, I first started with the B and the Y on the ends and used my grid paper and a ruler to make sure I lined them across the DSP. I then lined up and spaced the B and the A in the middle. To help keep the dies in place, I used small Post-It Notes:

I then adhered the DSP to a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock. TIP-I used liquid glue to allow some “wiggle room” to line up the papers:

To pop the letters up, I used mini dimensionals and here is how I placed them:

After adhering the letters, I tied a piece of Call Me Clover Grosgrain into a bow:

This piece is then adhered to a Call Me Clover cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”. I added three of the smallest Rhinestone Gems to the ribbon:

The inside sentiment is on a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock and the sentiment is stamped in Call Me Clover ink. The kangaroo is stamped in Memento ink, colored in with the Light Crumb Cake and Bronze Stampin Blends, with the koala colored in with the Light Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends. I used Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends to color the “shadow” under the kangaroo and to color in the koala’s nose:

Fun and easy card, right?? I just love the Animal Outing Suite (page 27 in the AC) and making a baby card is so easy! If you don’t have the Large Letter Framelits, you should definitely consider them! Not only are they perfect for cards, but also for scrapbooking!!

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Animal Outing Mini Miura Fold Card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a Mini Miura Fold Card that was made using the Animal Expedition Suite! This is a fun card that I CASE’d from Rachel Tessman and you can see her YouTube video hereI was looking for a “wow card” to make for my daughter-in-law’s birthday when I came across Rachel’s video. I first made her card, which I will share  pictures at the end of this post, and since you can make two cards out of one 12” x 12” sheet of cardstock, I thought I would share with you a fun baby card made with the Animal Expedition Suite. **If at any point you are not sure about this card, please see Rachel’s video! It’s very easy to follow along**

I first started with a 12” x 12” piece of Crumb Cake cardstock and trimmed two ½” x 12 pieces for the belly band:

Then turn the cardstock to the 12” side (you will have one side that is now 11”) and then score at 4” from each end. After scoring, you can cut the cardstock in half on the 11” side, this will give you two card bases at 5 ½” x 12” and two belly bands at ½” x 12”:

You will then turn the card vertically (the 5 ½” is at the top and bottom) and you will need a ruler to 1) measure 2” in from the right on the top score line to make a mark with a pencil and then make a small mark at the end of the score line (left side) and 2) measure 2” in from the left on the bottom score line to make a mark with a pencil and then make a small mark at the end of the score line:

Using either your Stampin’ Trimmer or your ruler, Stampin’ Pierce Mat, and a stylus, start at the 2” mark and score to the small mark at the end of the other score line. I used my Stampin’ Trimmer and this is what it looks like:

After scoring each side, this is what it will look like and make sure to erase your pencil marks:

For the cardstock and DSP layers, this is where I changed it up a bit, I cut three pieces of Call Me Clover cardstock at 3 ¾” x 5 1/8”:

For the left panel, use your ruler and measure 1 7/8” from the top on the right side and mark with a pencil:

For the right panel, use your ruler and measure 1 7/8” from the bottom on the left side and mark with a pencil:

For the middle panel, use your ruler and measure 1 7/8” from the top on the left side and the bottom of the right side and mark with a pencil:

You will line up the cardstock with the pencil mark and the corner in the cutting track of your trimmer. This is what the final cut pieces will look like:

You will need to give those triangle pieces an extra trim, Rachel cut hers at the ¼” line, but I didn’t want to cut that much, so I lined the long side up with the first line after the cutting track. The very first line to the right of the track is the ¼” line:

For the DSP layer, I used these designs from Animal Expedition (make sure that your design is vertical) and cut them each at 3 ½” x 4 7/8”:

Instead of measuring the DSP at the 1 7/8” mark, I measured at 1 5/8” and then cut them the same way as the cardstock. **Tip-if your triangle pieces don’t quite line up, cut them slightly again at the line before the ¼” mark on your trimmer:

Now it’s time to bend those score lines! For the top, you will want the fold to go “away” from you and for the bottom, you will want the fold to go “towards” you. I used my fingers to manipulate the score lines to fold and then used my bone folder to get those crisp folds. This is what the card base will look like completely folded:

You can now adhere the cardstock and DSP layered pieces to the card base, I used liquid glue so I have a little wiggle room to adjust placement:

The kangaroo, giraffe, rhino, and frog on a branch are all stamped in Memento Ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock. The frog on a branch is colored in with Light Call Me Clover, Light Crumb Cake, and Light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends. The giraffe is colored in with Dark Soft Suede and Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. The rhino is colored in with Light and Dark Smoky Slate and Ivory Stampin’ Blends, I used the Color Lifter on the horn to make it slightly lighter and the bird is colored in with Light and Dark Lovely Lipstick and Light Pineapple Punch Stampin’ 
Blends. The kangaroo and koala bear are colored in with Ivory, Bronze, and Light Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends. These are then cut out with the coordinating framelit and I used the branch framelit to cut out five pieces out of Call Me Clover cardstock:

The rhino is adhered to a piece of the Animal Expedition DSP punched out with the Starburst Punch with dimensionals, three of the leaves are adhered to the back of the punched DSP, and then this piece is adhered to the card. The frog on a branch is adhered to the bottom fold with mini dimensionals:

The other two leaves are adhered to the back of the giraffe and then adhered to the top fold with a dimensional. The sentiment is stamped in Crumb Cake ink on a 5/8” x 1 5/8” piece of Whisper White cardstock and then adhered to Call Me Clover cardstock cut out with the Stitched Labels Framelits, adhered with dimensionals:

To complete the card, I folded the ½” x 12” belly band around the card and punched the end with the Banner Triple Punch. After deciding on the belly band placement, I used three dimensionals above the belly band and then two more dimensionals at the top of the kangaroo layered piece:

This will allow for your belly band to stay in place, but also have a cute front of the card. I used the largest scalloped and the third largest Layering Ovals on Call Me Clover cardstock and Animal Expedition DSP:

If you would like to add your own personal sentiment, cut a piece of 3 ¾” x 3 ¾” Whisper White cardstock to adhere to the back:

Now here is the birthday card I made for my daughter-in-law, using All My Love DSP, Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies, Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheet and made a custom coordinating envelope with the All My Love DSP. The card was a big hit (her birthday was yesterday and she already received the card) and I just love finding fun and over-the-top cards to make for family! Thank you so much Rachel for your great directions and inspiration for this card!!

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Baby Bear and Buffalo Check!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a cute baby card made using the Baby Bear stamp set and Buffalo Check background stamp! While this card is more of a boy theme, I have added a bonus card down at the bottom made with Sweet Little Something (now retired) that is more of a girl theme. Do you struggle with the 2 and 3 Step stamps? I always did until I changed the way I stamped and will share this technique with you as well, even if you use the Stamparatus! Let’s get started!
For the card base, cut a piece of Night of Navy cardstock, 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and score at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is Soft Sea Foam cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamped in Night of Navy ink with the Buffalo Check background stamp, and I used a ruler and my Gray Granite Stampin’ Write Marker to create a “plaid” look:

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To stamp the bear, I first use the detailed stamp in Gray Granite ink, then I used the “not as detailed” stamp in Sahara Sand ink, and finally used the solid bear stamp, also in Sahara Sand ink. I find that starting with the most detailed stamp makes it easier for me to line up the images. The bear is then cut out:

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For the front of the card, you will use this design from the Twinkle Twinkle DSP, cutting out with the largest scalloped oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits. The White Sheer Ribbon is colored with the Dark Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends Marker, the sentiment is stamped on a ½” piece of Whisper White cardstock in Night of Navy ink and is layered on a ¾” piece of Twinkle Twinkle DSP, with both ends cut with the Banner Triple Punch:

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After the ribbon is dry, I tied it into a small bow and adhered it to the bear with a glue dot. Then I adhered the scalloped oval to the base layer, the bear and sentiment are adhered with dimensionals:

This piece is then adhered to the card base:

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The inside sentiment is on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, the is stamped in Night of Navy ink, and then I added some adhesive backed sequins:

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Here is the girl themed card I made with Sweet Little Something, changed the colors used to Gray Granite and Petal Pink:

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Now you will have a couple of baby cards on hand! These were both quick and easy cards that when the occasion arises, you will be ready!
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Little Twinkle Fun Fold Card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is an easy fun fold card featuring the Twinkle Twinkle Suite! What I love about this suite is that the stamp set is versatile (not just for making a baby card), the colors of the DSP are soft, and the adhesive backed sequins and coordinating punch add just the right amount of accents! The template for this card is very easy and can be used for any of your card making creations!

First, start with Gray Granite cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 2 ¾” and at 5 ½”:

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The inside card base is Soft Sea Foam cardstock, cut at 3 ¾” x 7 ½”, and scored at 3 ¾”:

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For the outside card base, I used the star design from the Twinkle Twinkle DSP, one piece cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and two pieces cut at 4” x 2 ½”:

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For the inside card base, I cut one piece of Whisper White cardstock and one piece of the Twinkle Twinkle DSP at 3 ½” x 3 ½” each:

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I stamped the outside sentiment on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, heat embossed with Silver Emboss Powder, and fussy cut out. The moon and stars are punched out of Silver Foil Paper with the Twinkle Builder Punch and the adhesive backed stars are from the Twinkle Adhesive Backed Sequins:

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To put the card together, adhere the DSP to the outer card base and the DSP and cardstock to the inner card base:

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Before you adhere the inner card base, position it where you want it to go, overlapping the front panel of the outer card base about half way. I used liquid glue on the back of the inner card base since this does not set right away and I can move the inner piece if needed:

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I tied a piece of Night of Navy Medium Baker’s Twine in a bow around the front panel, adhered the embossed star and the three smaller stars with snail, the bigger star with a Mini Dimensional, and then positioned the moon so the tip is overlapping the inner card base a little and adhered with Mini Dimensionals. This will help keep the card closed:

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The inside sentiment from Little Twinkle stamp set is stamped in Night of Navy ink and I used some of the adhesive backed stars for embellishment:

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Isn’t this a fun and cute card?? You can easily change the DSP used if you need a more boy or girl themed card. This can also be changed into a child’s birthday card by using the “Love you more than all the stars” for the inside sentiment!

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More than all the stars

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features the Little Twinkle Bundle! This bundle from the Annual Catalog has been on my shopping list, so when I made my pre-order for the 2018 Holiday Catalog and saw that the Twinkle Builder Punch coordinates with the Spooky Sweets Bundle, well I just had to get both! I just love the sentiments from the Little Twinkle stamp set and since Moon Baby was retired, this made it to my shopping list!! While this is obviously a great set for a baby card, you can actually use it for other occasions: child/grandchild birthday, spouse birthday, wedding, and anniversary. I didn’t order the coordinating Designer Series Paper because I wasn’t sure about it, but now I’ve taken some time to look and get some ideas, it will definitely be on my next order!

To create this card, first start with a piece of Night of Navy cardstock for the base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The next two layers are Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and Night of Navy cardstock, cut at 3 ¾” x 5”:

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For the Night of Navy top layer, I first stamped the single star and heart stamps in Craft Whisper White ink:

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For the moon and stars, I used the Twinkle Builder Punch to cut out pieces from a scrap of Silver Foil:

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The moon and three bigger stars are adhered with mini dimensionals and everything else I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen. For these small pieces I used the Take Your Pick tool and that was a life saver!!:

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I added a little more sparkle with the Rhinestone Basic Jewells and then used some Silver Baker’s Twine to wrap around the bottom three times and tie into a bow:

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I then adhered the Night of Navy cardstock to the Whisper White cardstock with dimensionals. This piece is then adhered to the card base with snail adhesive:

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The inside sentiment and accent stamps are stamped in Night of Navy ink:

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Wasn’t that quick and easy? This is a great example of how this could be a birthday card or even an anniversary card.

The 2018 Holiday Catalog will be live September 5th, so if you would like a complimentary copy please contact me for more details!!

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Welcome Little One

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is another feature from the Animal Expedition Suite! I haven’t used my Stampin’ Blends in a while, so I thought the kangaroo from the Animal Outing stamp set would be a great way to show a quick and easy baby card, especially if a “frilly” baby card is not what you are looking to make! Lol

To make this card, the card base is Crumb Cake cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

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From the Animal Expedition DSP, I used this piece for the base layer, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. I also used additional DSP, the largest scalloped square from the Layering Squares Framelits was used and then I just cut a piece to 1 ½” x 4”:

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On a piece of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the kangaroo in Memento Ink and then colored in with the Light and Dark Smokey Slate, Ivory, and Dark Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends, and then cut out with the coordinating die. The sentiment is stamped on a ½” piece of Whisper White cardstock (you know, those leftover pieces from when you cut the cardstock) in Crumb Cake ink and the ends punched out with the Banner Triple Punch:

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I layered the DSP pieces on the base DSP base layer and then tied a piece of 1/8” Whisper White Sheer Ribbon in a bow around the bottom:

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The kangaroo and sentiment are adhered with dimensionals and then this is adhered to the card base:

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The inside sentiment is from the Abstract Impressions stamp set, stamped in Crumb Cake ink and then I used my Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker on the word Love, on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock. The kangaroo is stamped along the edges in Crumb Cake ink, in which I stamped off first:

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How easy was that?? You could easily trade out the sentiment or even add some balloons!

The 2018 Holiday Catalog will be live September 5th, so if you would like a complimentary copy please contact me for more details!!

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For Baby

Welcome to my final day of Baby Week! Today’s card make look complicated, but it is so easy! One of my favorite color combos is Sweet Sugarplum and Berry Burst and since Sweet Sugarplum is getting ready to retire on May 31st, I wanted to try and incorporate into this card.

Start with a card base in Sweet Sugarplum cardstock, cut at 8 ½” x 5 ½” and scored at 4 ¼”:

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Using a piece of the ombre’ Berry Burst DSP from the Color Theory DSP stack, cut at 3” x 4 ¼”:

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Then cut at piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” and from the Moon Baby stamp set, stamp this image in Sweet Sugarplum and Berry Burst inks (they are really close in color and it is hard to tell in the pictures the difference):

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Using the Large Letters Framelits, cut out the “baby” letters, then place some Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back to adhere the ombre’ Berry Burst DSP:

I then placed the cut-out letters back and used them as a guide to place the inside of the B and A with Stampin’ Dimensionals in place:

I used a piece of ½” Finely Woven Ribbon in Berry Burst to tie a bow and adhered with a Glue Dot on the upper right side and placed some Glitter Enamel Dots in Berry Burst:

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I used the sentiment from the Baby Bear stamp and the star from the Moon Baby stamp set in Sweet Sugarplum ink:

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You are now left with the word BABY cut out from the thinlits that you can use to make another card:

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This has been a fun week making baby cards! I know this isn’t a typical card that we should keep on hand, but I wanted to share my ideas for making easy cards with you! Have a great weekend!!

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