Zoo Babies from Stampin’ Up! Shaker Card

Zoo Babies from Stampin’ Up! Shaker Card

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A friend recently had a baby girl and I needed to make a card. I’ve already sent the friend a couple of baby girl cards, as she’s had three baby girls, since I met her! She has five in total and I don’t know how she does it! I only have the two and they are a handful! Lol! 😂

My go to stamp set for baby cards is Zoo Babies from Stampin’ Up! ®, but as I have already sent my friend two cards using Zoo Babies, I wanted to try something a little different this time. I had seen this card by Debbie Hughes and thought it was really cute, so I used that as inspiration for my own card. I decided on a yellow background (using So Saffron blended with a sponge), as a contrast to the pinky tones of Blushing Bride and Calypso Coral.

Zoo Babies from Stampin' Up! Shaker card Tracy May

I cut the frame out using the Square Framelits. I first the card stock to size first (A6 14.8 x 10.5 I think) and then cut a square out of one end. I  repositioned the die to the other end and ran it through a second time to create the rectangle.

I cut the Window Sheet to the same size and used foam tape to stick it to the yellow background card Before I stuck the window sheet and frame over the background, I added the white and clear sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment.

I stamped the rhino and elephant and fussy cut them before sticking them over the outside of the frame. I’m really pleased with how it turned out!


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Paper pieced Lion using Zoo Babies from Stampin’ Up!

Paper pieced Lion birthday card using Zoo Babies from Stampin’ Up!

Morning peeps, how’s things today? I’m shattered to be honest. Mind you it’s my own fault. I can’t seem to get myself in to bed early. I get side tracked doing things. Last night it was experimenting with watercolouring and alcohol markers to acheive a certain look I wanted. The night before it was restoring my phone to it’s factory settings and then setting it all up again! I’m looking forward to the school holidays to take it a bit easier in the mornings. My usual mornings are just like this! Lol!

This morning’s project is a birthday card I made for a little girl turning one. I was in a hurry to get it in the post and so the photos are not that great – sorry. I used the Zoo Babies stamp from Stampin’ Up!. It’s my go to stamp set for cards for very small children and babies.

Stampin' Up! Zoo Babies paper pieced lion Independent Demonstrator card making ideas

I stamped the lion three times in different colours and then cut out the mane and the face separately to piece togather for a 3d effect. I think I’m going through a Subtles phase at the moment. I’ve been playing around with watercolouring using the Subtles colour family too. I’ll share those with you next week.

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Zoo Babies Baby Girl Card | Stampin’ Up!

Hey there, I have a little trick to show you today. I have only seen this done with framelits and a die-cutting machine before, but I didn’t have room to get my Big Shot out, so I found a little cheat. I used the 2 1/2″ Circle Punch instead.

stampin up uk independent demonstrator Tracy May zoo babies baby girl card

So here’s how I cut out the giraffe without cutting it’s head off!

stampin up uk independent demonstrator Tracy May zoo babies punch technique

It’s not perfect as you do get a crease at the neck but I’m sure no-one noticed! I could barely see it once the card was assembled.

So what do you think? Cool or just lazy? Lol.

Here’s what I used to make this card:

Card Stock: Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Ink pads: Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Versamark
Stamp sets: Zoo Babies (wood or clear), Dotty Angles (photopolymer)
Tools: 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, Starburst Framelits, Blushing Bride Embossing Powder
Embellishments: White Baker’s Twine, Subtles Collection Candy Dots

Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s little project. See you Wednesday but in the meantime don’t forget about this week’s joining offer.

Baby Girl Card using Stampin’ Up! Zoo Babies and #PLxSU

There have been a number of baby girls arriving lately so I’ve been on a pink card making spree.

Stampin’ Up! Zoo Babies is a perfect rubber stamp set for both boy and girl cards. I teamed it up with the cluster of stars from the Project Life Point & Click stamp set. Just change the colour scheme to blue and hey presto… would be perfect for a boy too!

stampin up uk independent demonstrator Tracy May zoo babies baby girl card making ideas
I actually added some Rhinestones to the stars after I took this picture, however, I seem to have managed to delete the other picture I took of this card and the other baby girl cards I made – don’t quite know how I managed that but suspect it may have been when my little one started bashing the keyboard when I was trying to sort some files out last week!! Grrr – they aren’t known as the Bedlam Brothers for nothing!! Lol! 
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Have to dash today – we’re off to meet one of the new baby girls! Thanks for stopping by x