Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Animal Outing with Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper

June is the month in my family when there are a crazy number of birthdays! So I'm in the midst of birthday cards and gift ordering for grandkids! I also have a number of friends hitting milestone birthdays this year and there are no fewer than 3 special birthday parties in a 2 weekend time frame, plus an engagement party! When you add to that the craziness of a new catalogue launch and the wrap up of the old catalogues, my mind is spinning and I'm playing a major game of catch up! Oh, yeah, and my sister's birthday is in there as well!

First thing first is my youngest grandchild's 2nd birthday! Pippa looks like an angel with her golden curls, but don't let that fool you! She's as tough as nails and fearless! Nevertheless, she is an awesome snuggler and so loving to cuddle with!

I wanted to explore some new colours and papers today, so I got out the new Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper* and the new colour Mango Melody* from the Brights collection. I also decided to use the Animal Outing Photopolymer Stamp Set*, all new products.

*New products from the 2018/19 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue available to purchase starting June 1, 2018.

Here's how the whole thing turned out:

  • The Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper* is like a ready made card almost. You choose the design you want and cut it out from the larger sheet, then adhere it over your background and it looks amazing. Here are some of the designs:
  • It's very delicate and can be tricky to cut, but oh-so-gorgeous! And the kicker is that one side of the paper is Whisper White and one side is Very Vanilla! Double the usability! 
  • The card base is a new colour, Mango Melody, which belongs to the Brights collection. Such a bright cheery colour and great for a giraffe, I thought!
  • I used the Layering Ovals Framelits to die cut a scallop oval shape for the center of the oval from the specialty paper and added my images and sentiment to that. The giraffe from the Animal Outing stamp set* is stamped in Basic Black Archival Ink (which is gone, gone, gone) on Mango Melody cardstock and fussy cut. There are coordinating framelits, I just haven't been able to purchase them yet.
*New products from the 2018/19 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue available to purchase starting June 1, 2018.

  • The sentiment is from the set replacing the old Teeny Tiny Wishes. It's called Itty Bitty Greetings and has a total of 32 stamps with greetings for almost every occasion you could think of! And they fit in almost every punch as well! I used the Classic Label Punch, trimming off one end and mounting it on the popped up giraffe.
  • That ribbon is new. It's a 1/8" Grosgrain Ribbon that comes in all the new In Colours. This one is Grapefruit Grove.

2 More Sleeps!!

The new 2018/19 Annual Catalogue goes live at noon on Friday, June 1! I will be putting in an order on that same day, so let me have your orders by 10:00 am Friday, June 1st if you want in on it. I'll be posting about my product shares by Friday as well, so keep watching here.

Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today.

Product List
Little Numbers Thinlits Dies
Little Numbers Thinlits Dies
Big Shot
Glue Dots

Animal Outing Stamp Set*, Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set*, Mango Melody cardstock*, Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper*,  Grapefruit Grove 1/8" Grosgrain Ribbon*

*New products from the 2018/19 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue available to purchase starting June 1, 2018.


  1. Hmmm, this is a tough one! My guess is that you used Mango Melody cardstock and Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper. Kind of like an 'open book' exam, lol. That is beautiful paper!

  2. Haha! Glad someone played along, Eunice! You get a free Papercraft Cat Reward point!

  3. Thank you! I love your contests. You don't make them too hard for this old brain to figure out.


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