Wild for You with Animal Outing

Over the weekend, I was playing around with my Everyday Label punch and realized I love the shape even more when I cut the half-circles off the top and bottom of the shape. I was itching to then play around with the punch and cut into my Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper. Here’s the card I whipped up to combine the two:

Animal Outing, Everyday Label Punch, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingTips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Animals, Animals, Animals. The Animal Outing Bundle and coordinating Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper are a menagerie of fun! What a cute collection of friendly animals from all over the world! I used this panel of paper from the Animal Expeditions Designer Series Paper and the sentiment from Animal Outing stamp set to create a festive, fun card. Here’s a look at the Animal Outing Bundle (includes the Animal Outing stamp set and coordinating Animal Friends Thinlits Dies: Animal Outing Bundle, Stampin' Up!, 148324And here’s a look at the brilliant patterns and colors in Animal Expedition: Animal Expeditions Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up! 146902How fun are those?! To see all of the Designer Series Papers in Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Annual Catalog, CLICK HERE.
  • Everyday Label Punch. I cropped the “Wild About You” sentiment with my trusty Everyday Label Punch (which debuted in last year’s Holiday Catalog and has, thankfully, carried over). Here’s a look at this punch: Everyday Label Punch, Stampin' Up!, 144668To give it a different look, I snipped the half-circles off the top and bottom of the punch. In addition, I cropped a rectangle to fit just around the leftover label and then fed each corner into the punch to create a perfect frame for my sentiment:Everyday Label Punch, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
  • Color Combination. I pulled the colors for this card straight from the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper. How easy is that?! The combination of Lemon Lime Twist and Call Me Clover has an “Emerald City” feel to it, don’t you think? I toned things down a bit with a panel of Smoky Slate. If you are as crazy as I am about this combination of Smoky Slate, Lemon Lime Twist and Call Me Clover, please save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Smoky Slate, Lemon Lime Twist, Call Me Clover

Bundles: Animal Outing  Stamp Sets: Animal Outing  Papers: Animal Expedition, Lemon Lime Twist, Smoky Slate, Call Me Clover  Inks:  Tuxedo Black Memento  Accessories: Everyday Label Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

To see all of the items included in the Animal Expedition Suite, click on the photo below:

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  1. Brian, love the idea of punch in another way. Gotta make note of that for sure. Makes you look at your punches in another whole angle. Super cute card.

  2. This is an awesome idea with the punch! I love it โค And the card is super cute!

  3. You’re always thinking outside the box Brian…so awesome!!!

  4. Brilliant! Love it! Must try it!!

  5. Very friendly !!! have a nice day …

  6. Love the bright colors that make the DSP really pop on this really cute card. Thanks for the tip about the punch. You know how I love versatility of products. Enjoy your day!

  7. Your layering is awesome as usual and thanks for cool ideas with the punch!

  8. Today’s card is just too cute. Like the colors. TFS

  9. I love that Lemon Lime Twist and the DSP is just the cutest! What a bright, happy, fun card! I don’t have many little ones to make cards for but this card would surely be a huge hit with them. Great color combo and DSP background.

  10. Perfect placement of the sentiment below the hippo peeking out of the water. This is one of my favorite critter sets and paper!

  11. Great idea for the punch. I miss being able to use our old Ticket Corner punch – which has always been one of my favorites. Darling little card always love your ideas.

    • Thanks, Roxanne! I have never had the Ticket Corner punch, but this was a suitable alternative. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m so happy you like the card – thanks for your comments.

  12. Adorable, well I guess it was an oversite, me not purchasing the coordinating DSP to go with my Animal bundle. Thanks so much for this fun reminder, with this stinking cute card.

    I had to read your tip for the punch twice before I got it ?(slow follower). That is absolutely a grand idea!

    • There are some really cute papers in this stack, Katrina! It’s MUCH cuter than I anticipated it would be. I’m so glad you like the punch tip. <3

  13. I have just gotta make this for my Grandson! Totally adorable. And I didnโ€™t think my wishlist could get any longer…but you sold me on this one. Great job!!!

  14. This suite is so cute ! Love the entire set . Thanks for the tip on the tag . I like being able to stretch the punched items for more versatility !
    I just love punches !!

  15. Oh that paper is adorable! Really cute card!

  16. Brian this is so cute. Such a fun stamp set and you use it so well. Thanks for the tip on the extra way we can use that punch. Great job all around

  17. Canโ€™t wait to get my hand on this super-cute DSP! Love what you did with altering the punch shape, I love the versatility. Call me clover looks smashing with lemon lime twist. What a perfect, adorable card!

    • Thanks, Nina! I pulled the colors right from the paper – and I agree that they look amazing together. I was so happy when these greens looked so great together. <3

  18. Loved this card. Hadn’t really paid much attention to the stamp set or paper. Loved the whole idea ! Thanks for sharing.

  19. Question: Can you please tell me the size you cut the DSP at? This is a great and fun card, Brian! thanks for the inspiration and tips for using that punch—increases the possibilities with that punch!

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