The Stamp Review Crew: Zoo Babies Edition


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…




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  1. Absolutely Adorable and so many fine details! Love it!

  2. Oh my – this is just too cute, I love it! A Zoo Babies monogram – what a neat idea, for babies as well as boxers!

  3. Perfect little details…. as always:)

  4. LOVE THIS CARD – that little giraffe is sooo adorable and the criss crossing with the pearls…were I a new mom or mom-to-be, I would frame this without hesitation! TFS!

  5. The detail is just amazing with the punched flowers and pearls. Such a gorgeous card.

  6. What a lovely idea. This is a beautiful card; perfect even for two-legged babies. Thanks for keeping us updated on the little ones.

  7. ilove your cards and have keep track daily of the muffins and thier progress and will you keep one for you and muffy to raise together ??? hope so keep us all up to date

  8. What a darling card, I’m certain the blue ones will be just as sweet. The baby boxers’ adoptive parents will certainly cherish the cards along with your thoughtful and kind gifts.

  9. I love all those sweet little pearls! This card is just adorable!

  10. OMG this is so darn cute! Love your scoring and the colors of the tini tiny flowers are perfect! So beautiful!
    Love those little puppies too!
    PS: I’ve been working out of state but peeking on a regular basis! Loved your watercolor too.

  11. Lynn Gauthier - Michigan

    Such an adorable card Ann! I always wondered how you did that oh so perfect scoring! Thanks for sharing with us!
    Hugs to all Muffins; BIG and small!

  12. Oh my goodness, look at all of those pearls! What a gorgeous card! Congrats on the puppies, too!

  13. What an adorable baby card! Absolutely love it!

  14. Oh so gorgeous! Just like the little Mini-Muffins!! <3

  15. Chris R. from Iowa

    Ann, this card is incredible! Wouldn’t the mother to be love this and put this ii a baby book to keep for ever and ever? Do they still do baby books? Well, scrapbook maybe. Anyway, this card is just too precious and definitely a keeper! Who knows they might even name the little girl “Pearl” after your wonderful background! I thought for sure one of the pups would be named “Pearl” too.

  16. Your eye for elegance just amazes me, Ann! I love how you were able to incorporate this cute cartoon set into your card; that’s not easy!

  17. Too cute and so sweet! I love the “B” with the sweet blooms. The thought is sweet too!

  18. Hi Ann,
    I love this card too how gorgeous, everything about it.
    Are your mini muffins all sold already? If so that is so cool. The way you held each baby up for people to see, and mentioned the milk bar, also cool I had never heard of that until our baby was born and the breeder said milk bar. hahahaha

    You are good at this Ann
    Diana in WI

  19. Super gorgeous! Just like the boxer babies : )

  20. So adorable! I just love the soft look and sweetness of this card!

  21. Sweet, Ann! Really like the scoring and pearls! Precious to go along with those sweet muffins. Will be tough for you folks!

  22. Sweet as can be to send those little beauties out into the world! It is going to be tough for sure!

  23. Mary Alice Bellis

    Your card is so adorable. I just love that scored background and have to try it one of these days. It’s just so sweet.

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