Animal Outing by Stampin’ Up!
The colours are bright and fun and it suites all ages…Yes adults too!
Card in a Box
All the animals were coloured using Stampin’ Up! Blends and fussy cut leaving a 1″ tab on the bottom to attach to the box except for the Giraffe, we lengthen his neck so he could be sat up high above the others. You could use the Thinlits to cut these out but you would need to add a tab on the back so you can attach the animals to the box. The branches are from Petals & More Thinits 145655 and cut from Shaded Spruce cardstock and you will need 4 of these.
How to make the box…
- Lemon Lime Twist cardstock – 9″ x 6″, Two x 1⅛” x 3⅛ “
- Berry Burst cardstock – Four x 2″ x 2⅝ “, Three x 2″ x 3⅛”, 2″ x 5⅞”
- Whisper White cardstock – 1⅞” x 5¾”
- Designer Series Paper (DSP) Lemon Lime Twist – Four x 1⅞” x 2½”
- Designer Series Paper (DSP) Birds – Three x 1⅞” x 3″
Score the 9″ x 6″ piece of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock along the 9″ side at 2⅛”, 4¼”, 6⅜” and 8½”. Turn the cardstock so that the 6″ is along the top and score at 2¾”
Score the 2 smaller pieces of Lemon Lime Twist along the 3⅛ side at ½” & 2⅝”.
Use scissors to cut along all score lines stopping at the horizontal score line. Remove the top thin tab and angle the top and bottom of the longer thin tab.(as shown below)
Fold along all the parallel score lines, adhere a stripe to Tear’n’tape along the tab and adhere the sides together to form a box. With the join at the back of your box fold down the front and two sides leaving the back up.
With the two smaller pieces of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock fold along score lines to form a ‘Z’ shape and with Multi-purpose Glue adhere into the top of the box running parallel to the back and front of the box as shown below. Making sure they are equally spaced.
Now with the box complete it is time to decorate…
The three pieces of Berry Burst cardstock and coordinating – Birds DSP are adhered together and attached to the lower panels of the box. The four Berry Burst panels and coordinating – Lemon Lime Twist DSP are adhered together and attached to the top sides of the folded panels and the inside back panel of the box.
The large piece of Whisper White cardstock is adhered to the large piece of Berry burst and then attached to the back of the box, giving you a panel to write on.
Now its just a matter of decorating with the animals and branches, making sure that when you flatten the box you are keeping close to the boundaries of the box so that it can fit inside an envelope..
This card is very simple…..
Card base – Crumb Cake Cardstock 8¼” x 5¾” , scored 4⅛
Mat – Pool Party 4″ x 5½”, scrap for banner approx ½” wide x 1¾”
Designer Series Paper 3¾” x 5¼”
Whisper White cardstock large enough for the kangaroo
Adhere the DSP to the Pool Party Mat making sure there is an all over coverage of glue. As you don’t want the jig-saw pieces to come apart when cut. Place the Puzzle Pieces Thinlits 146830 on top of the adhered mat with approx ¼” around 3 sides and run through the Big Shot 143263. Place the jig-saw pieces into a cellophane bag to go inside the card for the recipient.
Attach the mat to the front of the crumb Cake card base.
Stamp the kangaroo image onto the piece of Whisper White Cardstock using Momento Ink and colour using Stampin’ Up! Blends. Either fussy cut or use the coordinating Thinlits. Stamp your sentiment onto the banner and flag the right side of the banner. Adhere to the card. Use dimensionals on the back of the kangaroo making sure not to put any on his head as this will be sitting over the jig-saw area of the card.
I will let you work this simple card out…my only suggestion is the sentiment does not need to go where I have put it. It will depend on your Designer Series Paper, I didn’t want to cover up the heads to much and when I cut out the panels on some I have more tails than heads. So just put the sentiment where it looks best.
Thanks for taking time to read my Blog post as I know this has turned out to be a long one, sorry about that….Below you will find links to all the products used at my On-line Store.