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Saturday Blog Hop: Stretch It Out

Hello! Thanks for joining us on the Create with Connie & Mary Saturday Blog Hop! For this week's theme we are trying our hands at slimline cards. I love using this larger size of a card for an extra special event like a big birthday or a congratulations. This week I decided to go with a birthday card and feature the adorable animals on the Zoo Crew Designer Series Paper.

Slimline Card Ideas Zoo Crew DSP Stampin' Up

My card base is Lemon Lolly cardstock, cut at 8 1/2" x 7" and then folded in half at 3 1/2". The background patterned paper (also from Zoo Crew) is cut at 8 1/4" x 3 1/4". To create the backdrop for the animals, I used a 7 3/4" x 2 3/4" piece of Basic White cardstock and added a little colour (Lemon Lolly) in three spots using my Blending Brushes.

Then, I just needed to fussy cut out 3 of my favourite birthday animals and add them onto their "spotlight" using Stampin' Dimensionals. I added a simple 'happy birthday' sentiment from the Something Fancy Stamp Set and then just a few Classic Matte Dots in black to complete the card. I am a little obsessed with how this card turned out and can't wait to find just the right person to send it to!

Here are the main products featured on my card today that you can purchase online anytime:

  • Zoo Crew DSP (Item #161304)

  • Lemon Lolly Cardstock (Item #161720)

  • Something Fancy Stamp Set (Item #160416)

  • Classic Matte Dots (Item #158146)

Kids Birthday Card Ideas Handmade Stampin' Up! Zoo Crew DSP

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For more fun and inspiration, be sure to either click back to see Mary's project or next to check out Cindy's! Then enjoy the rest of the blog hop to see everyone's beautiful projects!

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