Animal Stories…Part 2

Animal Stories and Tall Tales…I can’t think of a better combination! Elephants, giraffes and whales…Oh, my! What a contrast to the card posted yesterday, which featured the same stamp set. Whereas yesterday’s card was rich and elegant, today’s card is fun and vibrant! Not only are you getting a peek at what is fast becoming one of my favorite sets (Animal Stories), but you are also getting a peek at the Teeny Tiny Wishes set, which is also making its debut. Teeny Tiny Wishes consists of 24 different sentiments that covers everything from “Happy Retirement” to “Sweet Treats”…Versatility should be its middle name! Ready for another Animal Story?
  • Make a 5-1/2″ square card base from Old Olive card stock and score at the top. Using the Corner Rounder, round the lower right hand corner for interest.
  • Layer the card base with “Elephant” paper from the Tall Tales Designer Series Paper. Turn up the lower right hand corner to highlight the flip side. (Tip: To draw attention to the corner, I added an Old Olive Brad and snipped out two of the tiny saffron elephants, positioning them so they are parading out from behind the paper.)
  • Ink the elephant stamp from Animal Stories with Soft Suede, a new In-Color, and stamp onto Very Vanilla card stock. Ink the “Thinking of You” sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes with Soft Suede and stamp below the elephant. (Tip: For perfect positioning, I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig.)
  • Mat the Very Vanilla image block onto Soft Suede, Old Olive, and Crushed Curry (another new In-Color). The Crushed Curry mat is asymmetrical, having been cut slightly wider on the right hand side, which was then rounded using the Corner Rounder.
  • Soft Suede grosgrain ribbon was layered on top of the Crushed Curry on the right hand side, as seen in the photo. The image block was then positioned and adhered to the card base.
  • Add an Old Olive Brad in the upper and lower right hand corners of the image block.
  • Finally, cut a snippet of Crushed Curry grosgrain ribbon. Fold as shown in the photo and attach to the card using Mini-Glue Dots. Thread a sliver of Old Olive card stock through a button and place on top of the ribbon with glue dots. (I still had a Kiwi Kiss button left from the retiring Button Bouquet collection. Unfortunately these buttons are out of stock. But don’t despair…Stampin‘ Up! is releasing a new button collection which contains Old Olive. This collection will be available for ordering on July 1st.)
Did you notice how the new In-Color Grosgrain Ribbon is reversible? One side is solid, while the other is dotted! And, just take a look at how richly colored the Tall Tales paper is!
If you have any questions about today’s card, do not hesitate to email me. I will gladly offer advice and assistance. Hmmmm….I wonder what sneak peek I will feature tomorrow…
Click here to access the Occasions Mini Catalog!
Stamp Sets: Animal Stories (116716—Available July 1st), Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370—Available July 1st)
Ink: Soft Suede (115657—Available July 1st)
Designer Series Paper: Tall Tales (115678—Available July 1st)
Card Stock: Old Olive (100702), Very Vanilla (101650), Soft Suede (115318—Available July 1st), Crushed Curry (115319—Available July 1st)
Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049)
Embellishments: Soft Suede Grosgrain Ribbon (115612—Available July 1st), Crushed Curry Grosgrain Ribbon (115614—Available July 1st), Old Olive Brads (106955—Earth Elements Collection
Please feel free to leave me a comment. I would love to hear from you! Until next time…


  1. I too love that little flipped up corner, very cute card.

  2. Great card Ann! Love the detail – and I love that flipped up corner 😉

  3. My word . . . this is fabulous. Love all the white space around the elephant. I’m seriously kicking myself over not getting that set now. Guess I still could. It really pops on the fun DP. The button and ribbon . . . man, perfect execution. M

  4. Teeny elephant poking out way cute! Good job, love the colors, too!

  5. I love the paper on this card! So cute!

  6. Love the sweet little details in this card! Adorable color combo! Well done!

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