Big Time Thanks
At every Stampin’ Up! event, we receive an exclusive bag at check-in. Inside are lots of fun things – pens, a Prize Patrol pin, sometimes a water bottle or another gift, and at least one stamp set from an upcoming catalog. In April, our event stamp set was the super cute Animal Outing set.
This set is so cute, and it has coordinating framelits (we didn’t get those, so I guess they’ll be on a lot of orders June 1!). There’s a rhinoceros with a little bird, a giraffe, a kangaroo with a koala in its pouch (talk about the hospital sending the wrong baby home with you!), leaves and a frog, and some really sweet sayings suitable for new babies, anniversary and friendship cards, thank you cards, and more. I may use the kangaroo one for Mike’s realtor cards, with a “Welcome to your new home!” sentiment. How fun would that be?
I decided to use the rhino for a thank you card.
Aren’t they cute? Here’s how to make this card.
Die-cut a circle from Whisper White Cardstock using the Layering Circle Framelits dies. Stamp the rhino and bird a bit to the left of center in Basic Gray ink, leaving enough space for the leaves at the right edge. Then stamp the leaves.
Color the rhino with Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends, the leaves and grass with Old Olive and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends, and the bird with Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry, and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. (I used Lovely Lipstick and Pineapple Punch, because I snagged them from the Make & Take box at OnStage in April. Don’t worry – it was allowed! But since they’re not available yet, simply substitute the pink/purple and yellow that are available now.) I used the Color Lifter to add some highlights to the rhino, and the Ivory Stampin’ Blend for the tusk. Set this aside for now.
Stamp the sentiment in Bermuda Bay Classic Ink, then die-cut with a scalloped circle from the Layering Circle Framelits Dies. Sponge the edges with Old Olive Classic Ink. In the Bermuda Bay 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer, die-cut a slightly smaller circle than the rhino circle slightly right of center. (Right of center, left of center, RINO… this sounds like a political blog, but it’s really not!) Stamp the leaves (minus the frog) in Versamark Ink along the bottom half of the Bermuda Bay layer.
Add a little adhesive on the back of the stamped rhinoceros circle, then place the circle behind the opening in the Bermuda Bay layer. Lay it on the Old Olive card base, then press the stamped circle onto the card base. Add the Bermuda Bay layer over the stamped circle onto the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals, then add the sentiment circle with more Stampin’ Dimensionals. Add a few Tutti Frutti Adhesive Backed Sequins to the front of the card. (These are retiring so grab them while you can!)
That’s all there is to it! Thanks to the Big Shot and dies, it’s a super easy and cute thank you card that is appropriate for anyone.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!
Love this one Buffy. I’m a big animal of any kind fan.
Thank you, Emilie!
Your card is super cute! I love that Rhino!
Thanks, Susan. (Me too!!)
Very cute card! I think the kangaroo for a ‘new home’ card would be great 🙂
Thanks, Deborah! And I thought so too. (Hopefully everyone will “get it!”)