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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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!

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Filled with Love

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is featuring the Animal Expedition Suite! With the new Watercolor Pencils that are available now through August 31st(while supplies last), I was able to use the Crushed Curry pencil from this set to help color in these super cute giraffes!! The sentiments are from the Special Celebrations stamp set, which is a great set to have for many different occasions.

To make this card, start with the card base in Thick Whisper White cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is Crushed Curry cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Climbing Vines Textured Impressions Embossing Folder:

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The giraffe stamp from Animal Outing stamp set is stamped on Watercolor Paper in Stazon Ink. They are then colored in with the Crushed Curry and Early Espresso Watercolor Pencils and blended with an Aqua Painter. After the paper dries, they are cut out with the coordinating die from the Animal Friends Thinlits Dies:

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I cut a piece of this Designer Series Paper from Animal Expedition DSP to 1 ½” x 4”. I used the leaf die from Animal Friends to cut out 5 pieces in Call Me Clover cardstock and 2 additional leaves in Vellum cardstock with the Leaf Punch. The sentiment is on Whisper White cardstock in Call Me Clover ink and punched out with the Tailored Tag Punch. I cut an 8” piece of Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon and folded in half:

I used liquid glue to adhere the giraffes to the DSP, so this will give me some room to move them before it sets:

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I placed some Snail on the back of the DSP to help adhere a couple of the Call Me Clover and Vellum leaves to the back and then used liquid glue on the rest:

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A small amount of Snail is used on the front for the Tulle Ribbon and then the sentiment is attached using dimensionals. I used my Silicon Craft Sheet underneath while putting this together so the DSP would not stick to my grid paper:

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The giraffe piece is then adhered to the embossed base layer and then this is adhered to the card base:

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The inside sentiment is stamped in Call Me Clover ink and then I used the Call Me Clover Stampin’ Write Marker to color only part of the leaf stamp:

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Isn’t this a fun and cute card?? With all the new Watercolor Pencil colors, this will make choosing your colors easy!

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Friends

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is featuring the Animal Expedition Suite! Most of us avid card creator’s make cards for birthdays, holidays, and certain occasions, but what about sending a card to let someone know you are thinking about them? It’s amazing what a simple gesture, like sending a card, can make all the difference for someone’s day!

The card base is Basic Gray cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

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The base layer is from the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper, cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and then cut again at 2”, using the other side of the DSP measuring 2” x 4”:

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I used the rhino stamp from the Animal Outing stamp set in Memento Ink, coloring in with Light and Dark Smokey Slate, Light Old Olive, Light Petal Pink (horn), Light Calypso Coral, Light Poppy Parade, and Dark Pineapple Punch Stampin’ Blends, and then cut out with the coordinating die from the Animal Friend Thinlits Dies. The leaves are from the Animal Friends Thinlits Dies in Call Me Clover cardstock and a 4 ½” piece of Call Me Clover 1/8” Grosgrain Ribbon:

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Adhere the DSP to the card base as shown and then adhere the piece of Call Me Clover Ribbon across the seam, trimming off the excess so it is the same length as the DSP:

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Adhere two groups of 3 leaves together, then adhere those and the single leaf to the back of the rhino. This rhino piece is then adhered with dimensionals to the DSP:

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The front sentiment is from the Waterfront stamp set on a piece of Whisper White cardstock in Basic Gray ink. This is then cut out with the smallest square Stitched Shapes Framelits and it is layered on top of Pool Party cardstock, cut out with the 3rdsmallest scallop square from the Layering Squares Framelits and adhered with a dimensional:

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The inside sentiment is on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock from the Waterfront stamp set, in Basic Gray ink. The leaf with the frog stamp from Animal Outing stamp set is stamped in Memento Ink (the leaves only) and then colored in with the Color Me Clover Stampin’ Write Marker:

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How fun is this card?? This is a super cute card that would brighten your friend’s day!

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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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