Sometimes you need a card that simply says “Hello!” – no birthday, no congrats, no holiday – just a simple check-in with someone you love. For this week’s Global Design Project color challenge, I made such a card. Soft Suede, Flirty Flamingo and Daffodil Delight can be so fun together! My card is mostly brown with pops of pink a one big pop of yellow with a peek-a-boo friend from the Animal Outing stamp set. Here’s my card:
- 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! Our long-necked friend (stamped with the stamp set and cropped with the dies) is supported by this panel of giraffe patterns from the Animal Expeditions Designer Series Paper. What fun! Here’s a look at the Animal Outing Bundle (includes the Animal Outing stamp set and coordinating Animal Friends Thinlits Dies: And here’s a look at the brilliant patterns and colors in Animal Expedition:
- Framing Our Friend. It wouldn’t normally be a positive thing to claim you are framing you friend – sounds like something out of an old spy or gangster movie. 🙂 Here’s a closer look at the focal point of this card: Our friendly giraffe is framed with a die from the Foliage Framelits Dies that coordinates with the Floral Frames stamp set (sold in a bundle in Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Annual Catalog). He’s peeking through a 2″ circle and framed with a Flirty Flamingo circle from the Layering Circles Framelits Dies. I intentionally framed the panel of Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper to mimic the pink border around the giraffe.
- “Oh, hello…”. I might say, “Hello friend” to someone I know, but the “Oh” that precedes the sentiment in this Oh So Eclectic stamp set leaves me a little puzzled, but…I was excited to have it for this card. You’re going to think I’m totally insane when I explain why. This super-sweet giraffe has his eyes closed and his mouth open – which makes me think he’s either British (when I use my British accent, my eyes instinctively close a little, so “oh, hello” sounds right coming from an ole’ chap) or sarcastic (can’t you almost hear it?). By the way, I’m TERRIBLE at accents and AMAZING at sarcasm. Either way, the sentiment works with this guy. He’s perfectly sweet.
Bundles: Animal Outing Stamp Sets: Animal Outing, Oh So Eclectic Papers: Animal Expedition, Soft Suede, Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White Inks: Soft Suede, Basic Black Accessories: Animal Friends Framelits Dies, Foliage Frames Framelits Dies, Layering Circles Framelits Dies, 2″ Circle punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the Global Design Project site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Yay! Product Shares & Swatch Books
I’ll be sharing my 2018 Holiday Catalog Product Shares this week week – how exciting to share these awesome, new products with you. I’m also making Designer Series Paper Swatch Books (I’ll be sharing more about those this week, too). If you have recently purchased shares from me, you’re on my email distribution list. If you want to be on my list, I’ll send you an email as soon as they are post – email me here.
Here’s a peek at the Designer Series Paper Swatch Books from Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Holiday Catalog:
Stampin’ Up! is hosting two amazing promotions in August.
For every $50 you spend on an order in August, you will earn a $5 coupon to be redeemed in September. How fun is that? To learn more, click on the image below: