It’s time for another round of inspiration from The Stamp Review Crew. If this is your very first visit, we are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators whose mission is to do a blog hop on the first and third Mondays of each month. Our hops are unique because each of us features the same stamp set. The result is you see the versatility of the set and the amazing things you can create with it. This week we are featuring Zoo Babies. I am Stop #1 on the hop. You may have just left Stop #14: the talented Wendy Weixler. Her work always blows me away. As for me…I designed a baby card, the first of several that I will need for the mini-Muffins. Each one of the puppies will receive one when he or she leaves me…complete with a gift card to Petco and a gift bag filled with goodies tailored for a baby Boxer’s needs. Enjoy today’s hop!
The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips
This folded card measures 5″ square.
- Score! This beautiful background is created with the Simply Scored Tool and the Diagonal Plate. Across the top, score at the inch mark and then the 1/8″ mark next to it. For example, 1″, 1-1/8″, 2″, 2-1/8″ and so one. Down the side, score at the 7/8″ mark, 1″, 1-7/8″, 2″ and so on. Rotate the paper 90 degrees, and repeat. Pearls at the intersections add elegance. I scored my background first, then cut out the square in the middle using the 2-3/8″ square framelit.
- “B” is for Boxer Baby! The Sophisticated Serif alphabet set is the perfect size for the 2″ square which occupies the center of this card. Wild Wasabi ink was used to stamp the floral flourishes. The smallest flower die from the Flower Fair framelit collection was the perfect size for creating Blushing Bride cardstock blossoms.
- Giraffe! The Giraffe image from Zoo Babies was inked in Blushing Bride and stamped onto Whisper White cardstock. It was then snipped out, and popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals. A Whisper White Baker’s Twine bow adorns the neck, while a Pearl accents the eye.
I hope you enjoyed today’s card. I can’t wait to design one in blue for the baby Boxer boys who will be leaving. And believe me when I say, I wish I could keep them all! Your comments are important to me, and I do read each and every one. Of course, if you ever have a question about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away. Now hop along to Stop #2, Shana Gaff. Her work never ceases to amaze me. And if you get lost along the way, you can find a list of all the hoppers at The Stamp Review Crew. Until next time…