I had loads of fun with Animal Outing for this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge. Not only did I love playing with the sweet giraffe, but I positioned him against two panels of giraffe-print paper and added some leaves for him to peek through. I combined two sentiments to make the perfect combination of words to go with my giraffe. Here’s my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Peek-a-boo. Giraffes are tall, peaceful creatures. I love this guy from Animal Outing. I stamped him with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Thick Whisper White and colored him with my Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. I cropped him with a Framelits die from the Animal Friends Thinlits Die. I added greenery from the dies, too. Peek-a-boo!Here’s a look at the Animal Outing Bundle from Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Annual Catalog:And here are the colors and patterns in the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper – such a great complement to the Animal Outing Bundle: January’s Paper Pumpkin kit coordinates with the Animal Outing Bundle – you won’t need it to complete the kit, but you’ll want the bundle if you get the kit – and you’ll want the kit if you have the bundle. It’s that easy! Click below to sign up for January’s Paper Pumpkin kit:
- Building the Sentiment. The sentiment at the center of my giraffe card is a little ironic, don’t you think? A tall creature peeking over a “life’s short” sentiment – just what I wanted for my giraffe. “Life’s short – Enjoy the simple moments” is the perfect combination of irony and sweetness. Here’s a closer look: “Life’s short” is from Lemon Zest. Here’s a look at the images and sentiments in this stamp set:“Enjoy the simple moments” is from Home to Roost (a stamp set that’s available to be selected with a $50 order during Sale-a-Bration). Here’s a look at this fun set:
- In Nature. While the Crumb Cake panel of giraffe print is Crumb Cake, I really wanted my giraffe to pop with a bright yellow creature. The colors on my card are inspired by nature – yellow giraffe, green leaves and an earthy backdrop. If you like this combination of Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz and Crumb Cake, please save this:
Bundles: Animal Outing Stamp Sets: Animal Outing, Lemon Zest, Home to Roost Papers: Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento, Stampin’ Blends (Daffodil Delight) Accessories: Animal Friends Thinlits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the CAS(E) This Sketch site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Clearance Rack Update
Stampin’ Up! loaded up some goodies in the Clearance Rack this week – and lots of them have already sold out. If you haven’t already taken a look, please do so! Lots of items you love at a wee, bitty price. Click below to see what’s on sale:
Product Shares and Designer Series Paper Swatch Books. With the release of each catalog, I offer product shares and swatch books. It’s fun to share these new products with you. I’m scheduled to release these after Christmas, but I might share them earlier. 🙂 If you’ve ordered shares or swatch books from me in the past year, you’ll receive an email from me when the details are released. If you haven’t recently purchased shares but would like to receive an email when they are shared, please email me.
Year-End Closeout & Other Information
Stampin’ Up! kicked off the Year-End Closeout last week! Many retiring items are being sold on a while-supplies-last basis. If you want to read more about the sale and retiring items, please CLICK HERE. If you are ready to peruse the list of retiring items (these items will only be available while supplies last), the click on the link below to see the items in my online store:
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