Stampin’ Up’s Zoo Crew Bundle is a delightful collection that animal lovers and crafters alike will appreciate. The bundle includes a stamp set, coordinating dies, designer series paper and ribbon, making it a versatile and fun addition to any card making arsenal. In this blog post, I’ll showcase three different cards made with the Zoo Crew Bundle.
Let’s explore the Zoo Crew Designer Series Paper and coordinating dies to create a fun and playful birthday card.
Start by die cutting the turtle and fussy cutting the bear.
Take a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Crumb Cake cardstock and fold it in half to create a card base. Cut a piece of 3 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ Basic White cardstock and emboss it with one of the Basics 3D Embossing Folders. Next, use Lemon Lime Twist Stampin’ Blends markers to flick on some color to the embossed paper, then adhere it to the card front. Cut a strip of the same DSP to 4 1/4″ x 1 1/2″ and overlap it onto the first Basic White layer. Cut a square from Lemon Lime Twist cardstock using the Stylish Shape dies and adhere it to the card front.
Stamp the “Happy Birthday To You” sentiment onto the Lemon Lime Twist square. Arrange the die-cut animals on the card front and use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere them.
To finish off the card, add some Pastel Adhesive Back Sequins for a pop of color and sparkle.
Let’s take a look at another card using the Zoo Crew Designer Series Paper.
Start by cutting a piece of Thick Basic White cardstock to 4 1/4″ x 11″ and fold it in half to create a card base. Cut a piece of the DSP to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, then cut it on the diagonal. Cut a scalloped rectangle out of Crumb Cake cardstock using the Scalloped Contours dies. Die cut the llama from the DSP.
Using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, stamp the “Something Great To Celebrate-You!!” sentiment on the Crumb Cake rectangle. Adhere the diagonal DSP onto the card front with Stampin’ Seal. Next, adhere the rectangle onto the card front and add the llama to the rectangle using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
To finish off the card, add some Pastel Adhesive Back Sequins for some extra sparkle and shine.
Let’s talk about the final card made with the Zoo Crew Designer Series paper and the Zany Zoo Dies.
Start by folding a piece of Petal Pink cardstock to 4 1/4″ x 11″ to create a card base. Cut a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock to 3 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ and adhere it to the card base. Cut and emboss a 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ piece of Basic White cardstock and adhere it to the Crumb Cake panel.
Using the Stylish Shape dies, cut a circle from the Zoo Crew DSP and use the Zany Zoo dies to cut out an alligator critter. Cut a banner flag from Lemon Lolly cardstock with the Zany Zoo dies and stamp the “You’re Too Wonderful” sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Add a piece of Pool Party 3/8″ Grograin ribbon to the embossed Basic White panel.
Adhere the alligator to the DSP circle with Stampin’ Seal, then place it on top of the ribbon. Tuck the sentiment flag under the circle, using Stampin’ Seal to keep it in place.
To finish off the card, add some Iridescent Pastel Gems for some extra sparkle and shine.
I hope you enjoyed these fun and creative birthday card ideas using the new Zoo Crew Suite from Stampin’ Up!, the possibilities for creating adorable and unique cards are endless. Whether you’re a seasoned paper crafter or just starting out, these ideas are sure to inspire your next project. Don’t forget to share your creations with me, and happy crafting!
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