Zoo Crew – Birthday

Hi! Welcome back.  Working with the Facebook Case-ing Tuesday (#407) sketch.  A week late, but taking inspiration from the Stampin’ Up! Catalog Samples never gets old.

Several other challenges were incorporated into my design decisions: Double Trouble (#138) partnering with Crafter’s Café (#297) to use stashed crafting materials, a Kraft Paper Bag and incorporate Animals. This ties into The Male Room (#174) Animal theme.  For Use Your Stuff (#484), I used the Kraft Paper Bag as a source for one of the techniques I employed.

Here is the result:

ZOO CREW DSP – BEST DAY – CT407 – DT138 – CCCG297 – TMR174 – UYS484


  • Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Pecan Pie cardstock.
  • Background Panel: (3⅞” x 5¼”) Kraft Paper Bag trimmed and die-cut with the largest Rectangle die from the On-Line Exclusives Radiating Stitches Dies set. (Technique One – Die-Cutting)
  • Flag Banner Bits: (4” x 1½”) Multi-Colored Chevron Dashed patterned piece of paper from the Bright & Beautiful Designer Series Paper Pack.
    • The paper strip was cut into four (1”) pieces.  The reverse side is a Lemon-Lime Twist Watercolor pattern.
    • The four pieces were hand flagged with Paper Snips.
  • Accent Rectangle (3” x 3⅞”) Boho Blue cardstock.
    • The cardstock was stamped with Boho Blue ink with a scrunched-up piece of the Kraft Paper Bag used as a stamp. (Technique Two – Creating Your Own Stamp).
  • Focal Image: (2¼” x 3⅛”) Basic White cardstock and (1¼” x 2½”) clipped image of the Celebrating Pooch from one of the sheets found in the Zoo Crew Designer Series Paper pack.
    • The clipped image was adhered to the Basic White cardstock piece and the entire image was dry-embossed with the retired Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder. (Technique Three – Paper Quilting with Embossing Folders)
  • Sentiment Banner – (2⅞” x ½”) Lemon-Lime Twist Watercolor patterned paper from the Bright & Beautiful Designer Series Paper pack.
    • The bolder Happy Birthday sentiment from the retired Best Day stamp set was stamped with Versamark ink and heat-set with Black Embossing Powder.
    • The sentiment was die-cut with the Double Flagged Banner die from the Stylish Shapes Dies set.

Below is an image of the Stamping Technique:

Stamped Technique – Found Materials

All elements were adhered to the card base to resemble the sketch.  The Banner was popped up with Dimensionals.

That little Pooch looks like his is having a great time celebrating your birthday!

Thank you for spending a bit more of your time with me today.   Cheers,  Jolanda!

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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.

6 thoughts on “Zoo Crew – Birthday

  1. So cute, Jolanda! Great use of techniques and texture and the layout is fabulous. Thank you for sharing with us at Double Trouble Challenge #138. — Melanie R.

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  2. Fantastic card and great use of your stash! Thanks for joining our technique challenge at Use Your Stuff this week! Come play with us again in our next challenge!
    Tammy DT Co-ordinator

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  3. Love the texture in your adorable card and patterned papers in your banners… super job on combining all the other challenges and nice interpretation of the sketch. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and Crafter’s Cafe.

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