At April’s OnStage event all attendees received the new stamp set Animal Outings – page 27 of the Annual Catalogue. This set is part of the Animal Expedition suite and comes as a bundle with the coordinating dies. Also included in this suite is the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper, Animal Expedition Cardstock Pack, Leaf Ribbon and Frames Elements (wood frames, borders & accents).
Now this is probably a set I wouldn’t have chosen myself but I’ve had fun using it and will share a couple of projects I’ve made using it with you over the next couple of days.
First up is a card I made back in April for a friend’s son who was turning 7. I don’t own many ‘kids’ stamp sets as my nieces and nephews are now adults so this set was perfect for a 7 year old.
I stamped my Giraffe’s on scrap Whisper White card stock then coloured them in with my Stampin’ Blends. I think with this type of image you could actually get away with colouring them in any colour. I forgot to write down the colours I used but I think the main colour is Crumb Cake with the markings being Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight and Bronze. As I didn’t have the dies the stamped images were all hand cut out – I now have the coordinating Animal Friends dies :).
To create the circles for the Giraffe I used the Layering Circle Framelits. The circles looked a bit bland just cut out on their own so I created a ‘mat’ from Emerald Envy card stock and adhered over the top.
The number was cut using the Large Number Framelits (which have since retired) in Soft Suede. And of course this card needed a coordinating gift box which was filled with chocolates.
Check back tomorrow for another ‘kids’ card.
Until then …