Wild About You – Happy Birthday

No end of wonderful challenges to keep me busy…

Sketch – Try Stampin’ on Tuesday (#304); Subject – Seize the Birthday (#213) and Theme – Paper Players (#539).

And this is the result:



  • For my Furry Friend, I chose the Lion from the retired Wild About You stamp set.  I tilted the Basic White cardstock piece (2½” x 3½”) as per the sketch.  The Lion was inked using the Bumble Bee and Cinnamon Cider Stampin’ Write Markers and stamped to match the horizontal line of the card base.  I added a few details to the Lion with the Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker.
  • To fill in the white space, I chose to die-cut a section of the Trees from the Inspiring Canopy Dies from a piece of Cinnamon Cider cardstock and add it to the right-side of the focal panel.
  • The angled accent panel (2½” x 3½”) is a piece of Cinnamon Cider patterned paper from the retired In-Color 2020/2021 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper pack.
  • The oval element was punched from a piece of Bumble Bee patterned paper from the same Designer Series Paper pack with the retired Large Oval Punch.
  • The sentiment, Happy Birthday, from the retired Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set was stamped in Versamark ink and heat-set with White Embossing Powder on to another Cinnamon Cider scrap piece of patterned paper.
  • I chose to add a background panel (4” x 5¼”) using So Saffron cardstock which I dry embossed with the Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder.

I opted for a Cinnamon Cider card base (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”).  All the elements were arranged as per the sketch.

Imagine that!  Our Furry Friend, the Lion, wishing your little fellow a Happy Birthday from the Savannah of Africa.

Thanks for spending some of your time with me today.  Cheers,  Jolanda!

Need a card? Ask me and I can create one for you.  Want the supplies to create your own, let me know and I can help you with that too!

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Published by Jolanda Johnstone

Owner of THE INQUE SPOT STUDIO - Creative Space for Stamping & Paper Crafting and Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in South Carolina.

3 thoughts on “Wild About You – Happy Birthday

  1. Jolanda, this lion is wonderful! Great colors for the guy, and I love your texture layer – I need to use this one more! Thanks so much for playing at TSOT!


  2. I really love that this card is all the same tone of yellow and browns. That EF really steals the show for me! How cool is that! Matches a jungle theme so well! Outstanding card! Thanks for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday and The Paper Players! Have a great weekend!


  3. What a cute lion Jolanda – not at all scary! I love the use of only two colours and the texture from that background EF is awesome! Thanks for playing along with my ‘Cards for Boys’ challenge over at The Paper Players this week!


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