Animal Outing And Last Day For Online Extravaganza

The Animal Expedition Suite is in the 2018 Annual Catalog.  The best thing about this Suite are the dies called Animal Friends.  They cut out the stamp shapes, of course but they also cut out the matching Designer Series Paper called Animal Expedition.  I love that Stampin’ Up!® has starting doing this with a lot of their products.

To make this card I first cut out all three pieces of the Designer Series Paper.  You have to cut them out all at once or they won’t match up when you layer them on top of cardstock.  Then I cut out the Giraffe from the DSP using the Animal Friends Thinlits Dies.  I stamped the sentiment and used two dies from Frosted Bouquet Framelits to cut it out.  Lastly I had to put the googly eye on the giraffe for my friend, Lynette.

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More Animal Outing

Animal Outing is one of the stamp sets I received for free when I went to a Stampin’ Up!® event called OnStage.  I think I left that day with 4 free stamp sets, a couple of Blends and a bunch of embellishments.  That is one of the best perks (among many) that demonstrators get.  You also get a great discount on your purchases and you can order products before anyone else.  If you are interested in finding out more, just let me know or click on the Join Now button to the right of this post.

Animal Outing has a set of matching Thinlits called Animal Friends.  The great thing about these dies is they cut out the stamped images but they also cut out some of the images from the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper!  That is what I did to make this card.  All the animal images were on the DSP.  The only stamping I did on this card was the sentiment.

As a side note, I have a Downline and friend, Lynnette.  She loves the Animal Outing set.  The only thing is, she loves to add googly eyes to the animals.  I should send her this card so she could add them.  The animals all have their eyes closed so a set of googly eyes would be perfect!

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Animal Outing Challenge

Good morning everyone!  It is that time again for another BS & J Productions Stamp Off Challenge.  I have to admit this challenge has me a little stumped.  I was not (am not) quite sure what it is supposed to mean but I came up with something.  That is one of the great things about our challenges.  It doesn’t really matter what we do or if we are confused.  We just make something up and it always works!

So, what does a Polaroid Look look like?  I decided to  think of it as framed pictures so here is my card:

So this is the wall of my family pictures.  I do have three boys although I am not sure which one is which of these animals.  I know my youngest is a monkey but this works because it is what I have.

I used the stamp set called Animal Outing.  This set has matching dies (although I did not use them) and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.  I colored each animal using my Stampin’ Blends (Smoky Slate, Pineapple Punch and Petal Pink).  The frames around the “photos” were made using the Layering Squares Framelits Dies. The Designer Series Paper I used is Nature’s Poem.  I thought it kind of looked like wallpaper.  The sentiment is from a new stamp set called Kindness & Compassion.  I masked off most of the saying with tape.

Speaking of Blends I am so excited that there will be six new colors in the Holiday Catalog!  How do I know that?  All Demonstrators got to see the new catalog online on July 30th!  That is one of the perks of being a Demo.  The Holiday Catalog is awesome.  You are going to love it!  If you would like to see it and order from it before everyone, you can join my Stampin’ Up! family and get these great perks!  Just click on the Join Now button to the right.

Well now, let’s go see what Jackie and Buffy made using the Polaroid Look.  I am sure they did a much better job than I did!

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Animal Outing

This is one of the cards we made at our monthly stamp club meeting last night.  We used the stamp set called Animal Outing.  I got this set for free at the Stampin’ Up! OnStage in April.  OnStage is a convention that only Demonstrators can go to.  It is so much fun and you get a lot of free merchandise when you go.  Right now Stampin’ Up! is having a special when you join.  For $99 you get to choose $125 worth of any current products AND you also get ten free ink pads!  That is a $75 value alone!  Click on the Join Now button to the right of this post.

Animal Outing has matching Framelits called Animal Friends and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.

I know this card looks pretty plain and simple but it has a fun aspect to it that you can’t really see from the picture.  First, we stamps the Rhino in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Smoky Slate cardstock.  Then we stamped just the head of the Rhino onto another piece of Smoky Slate cardstock and cut it out using the Animal Friends Framelits.

Now the fun part!  We attached the head of the Rhino to the body using a Mini Spring I purchased online. It has adhesive on the top and the bottom and it makes the head wiggle when you touch it.  The Mini Spring looks like this:

The Designer Series Paper we used is called Nature’s Poem.  Remember during the month of July you can buy three Designer Series Paper packs and get one free.

 

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Animal Outing

Today we are celebrating another birthday in my family.  It is my youngest son, Zachary’s birthday.  It is hard to believe he is 31 years old today.  I don’t know where the time goes but it sure goes quickly!

Zachary is my baby.  He is a sweet and kind young man.  This is a switch from when he was a baby because he was a very crabby baby!  Thankfully he grew out of that stage a long time ago.  Rob and I always enjoy our time we spend with Zachary.  He is easy going and likes to spend time with us, which is awesome.  Now, to top it all off, he has become an amazing father to Emory Jade.

I made this card using a couple of new stamp sets from the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog that I received for free when I went to OnStage in Hartford.  The first one is called Animal Outing.  This stamp set has matching Thinlits called Animal Friends and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.  I colored the images using my Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.  The box around the Rhino is from another stamp set I received called Swirly Frames.

Happy birthday, Zachary, from all of us (Dad, Emma & me!).  I am so very proud of you.

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Animal Outing

Earlier this week I told you about attending OnStage.  We had such a blast!  One of the best things (among many) is that we get free merchandise and sneak peeks into the new Annual Catalog.  One of the sets we all received was Animal Outing.  It is an adorable stamp set that has this giraffe, a rhinosehraus and a kangaroo with a koala bear in her pocket.  This set has matching dies called Animal Friends which I can not wait to get once the catalog goes live on June 1st!

To make this card I used a technique called Reverse Stamping.  The set only came with one giraffe facing one way.  In order to make the other giraffe, I stamped on a piece of Window Sheet using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then pressed that to the cardstock.  It comes out in the opposite direction.  Then I colored everything using my Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.

If you are interested in joining me at the next OnStage in Orlando Florida, click on the Join Now button to the right of this post!  Only Demonstrators can attend these awesome events!  It will be the 30th Anniversary of Stampin’ Up! so I am sure it will be amazing!

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