Sneak Peek: Animal Outing Baby Card

Create a simple baby card using Stampin Up Animal Outing - Mary Fish StampinUp Ideas

The darling giraffe on today’s baby card is from Animal Outing stamp set.  It will be available when the Stampin’ Up! 2018-2019 Annual Catalog begins June 1.  Here’s a handy wish list to track your favorites. 

Animal Outing – Images © Stampin’ Up!


Using a Stampin’ Trimmer and Thick Whisper White card stock, cut and score a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card base.  Adhere a 4 x 5 1/4 Grapefruit Grove polka dot pattern from the 2018-2020 In Color 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper  collection (available June 1) on top.

2018-2020 In Color 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper Pack – Images © Stampin’ Up!

Cut Whisper White card stock to 3 1/2 x 4 3/4.  Round corners using the Detailed Trio Punch (available June 1).  Using the Big Shot and the Magnetic Platform, center and crop this layer with the third largest oval die from Stampin’ Up! Layering Ovals Framelits. 

To create the stitched oval frame, use the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies to crop Whisper White card stock with the Big Shot.  Center the third largest oval from the Layering Ovals Dies on the stitched oval and crop.  Adhere as shown using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  

Create a simple baby card using Stampin Up Animal Outing - Mary Fish StampinUp Idea

Stamp giraffe from Animal Outing stamp set (available June 1) with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a 3 x 4 1/4 piece of Whisper White card stock.  Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals below the open oval.

Stamp “welcome” (Animal Outing stamp set) with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Whisper White card stock.  Crop (sentiment is off center right) with the label die from Stitched Labels Framelits Dies (available June 1). 

Stitched Labels Framelits Dies – Images © Stampin’ Up!

Add coordinating Grapefruit Grove and Basic Black self-adhesive Faceted Dots around sentiment.  Thread Grapefruit Grove 1/8 Grosgrain Ribbon through each end of the label and tie in a bow on the right around the oval layer.  I tucked a Stampin’ Dimensional below “welcome” to keep the label in place.  Both the dots and ribbon are available June 1.  Adhere to card base.

Create a simple baby card using Stampin Up Animal Outing - Mary Fish StampinUp

Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue, adhere a Grapefruit Grove stripe pattern to the flap of a Whisper White Medium Envelope.  Use paper snips to snip excess from flap.

Enjoy my FREE PDF Step-By-Step Tutorial (and supply list) for the Animal Outing Card card here.

Meet the Stampin’ Up! 2018-2020 In Colors.  Learn more about the Stampin’ Up! Color Revamp.

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25 WOW! Picks from My Pals Stamping Community!

Today’s 25 paper crafting projects were designed by the talented members of my Stampin’ Pretty Pals Virtual Community. They offer you a range of styles from clean and simple to lusciously layered!  Links to blogs or Pinterest have been provided (when available) for more details.

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Stamparatus Video: Better Stamping By the Hinge

In today’s video, I highlight the fabulous features and benefits (including “hinge benefits”) of the Stampin’ Up! Stamparatus stamp positioning tool.  The Stamparatus (#146276) will be on sale starting June 1 when the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog begins.  

I also share a “must-see” tip in the video on how to boost your ink coverage results when stamping with photopolymer stamps closer to the hinge of the Stamparatus.  In the top image above,  I used the Stamparatus with the foam pad to stamp the photopolymer dragonfly on card stock placed in the top right corner near the hinge.  The bottom dragonfly image shows the improved ink coverage when the Magnet Pad is added to the “sandwich” on top of the foam pad.   Each dragonfly was stamped only once.

PLEASE NOTE:  The Magnet Pad is 7 5/16″ square not 7 5/8″ square as I stated in the video.

Brett Haugen of Stamp-n-Storage will be offering the Magnet Pad I used for stamping in a perfect size for the Stamparatus (7 5/16″ square) on June 8.  More details on my blog on June 8.  It’s $8.75 and ships FREE!  YOU CAN PRE-ORDER THE MAGNET PAD NOW BY CLICKING HERE!

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