Susan Simpson - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Zoo Baby!

Hello, I am sharing with you today a very special card I made recently for a very good friend of mine who became a Grandma for the second time last week!

Elliot George Ballantyne was born at 3:21 am on October 13th weighing a mere 9lb 2oz!  I know that this pregnancy has been a difficult and very emotional one for the whole family so I was delighted to hear of Elliot's safe arrival - his big sister Lily is very excited too!

I knew I just had to use Zoo Babies - this is a set I actually purchased in January because I loved it so much but for some reason I have never used it!

One of the (many) things I love about Stampin' Up! products is the way that everything coordinates so well.  I decided to use Sweet Li'l  Things DSP, on the back of the pack is a label that tells you what colours have been used in the papers - brilliant!  I pulled out my matching inks and cardstock and I was off!!!

I first made a rectangular box card for my daughter's 21st birthday in May so I thought it was time to have another go.

I did use Banner Blast (which is a retired stamp set) to create the bunting but you could also use the Banner Punch with some DSP.


Stampin' Up! Made by Susan Simpson (Merrey) Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Craftyduckydoodah!, Zoo Babies,


I stamped lots of animals and got to work cutting them out.  I stamped the elephant again in Pool Party on a scrap of card and just cut out the ear and I also stamped the lions head in two colours and layered them together.  I initially had some problems with the legs on the animals when it came to sticking them in place - I ended up having to use thin strips of Window Sheet behind them which is fab because you can't see it!


Stampin' Up! Made by Susan Simpson (Merrey) Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Craftyduckydoodah!, Zoo Babies,


I stamped a panel for the back of the box so that I would have somewhere to write a message:


Stampin' Up! Made by Susan Simpson (Merrey) Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Craftyduckydoodah!, Zoo Babies,


Here is the finished card with the matching envelope - I love the cheeky giraffe popping his head around the corner of the envelope!



Stampin' Up! Made by Susan Simpson (Merrey) Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Craftyduckydoodah!, Zoo Babies,


I will probably trim the end of the baker's twine before posting but I was really pleased with how this card turned out.  I will be posting it off to Leeds in the morning in a well padded Jiffy Bag to ensure its safe arrival!

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Susan xx


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2 comments:

  1. Loving this card. Looks like a pile of work. X

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  2. Thanks Bibi - the hardest part was deciding which animals to use! Only when I had finished did I realise I had completely forgotten the Toucan!!

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