Zany Zoo Quick & Simple Celebrate Cards

Zany Zoo

I wanted to show off one more Stampin’ Up Suite of products before they retire on April 30th, and this one is still available in the store. I made for you today not one but two Zany Zoo cards. They use the same layout, just different colors and tools. I did separate directions for each card.

Not only are the cards good for children but for the adult in your life who needs a light-hearted card. My husband, Terry, is the one who wanted me to buy this suite last year. He loves anything with animals on it. Happy Stamping!

Card Directions

Turtle Card

  • Cut and score all cardstock and papers as listed under Cutting Directions below.
  • Fold the Basic White Thick Card Base in half on the score line, and burnish it with a Bone Folder.
  • Add the 4” x 3” Zoo Crew Designer Series Paper to the top of the card base front leaving a 1/8” on top and sides.
  • Emboss the Granny Apple Green 4” x 2-1/4” with the So Swirly Embossing Folder (available May 1st), then adhere to the card front adjoining to the bottom of the Designer Series Paper, leaving a 1/8” on the sides and bottom.
  • Adhere the 4” x 3/4” Basic Black Cardstock strip over where the two DSP and cardstock meet.
  • Crop the tag from Basic White Cardstock using the Tailor Made Tag Dies (retiring) and adhere to the card front.
  • Stamp the greeting in Memento Black Ink on Basic White Cardstock and crop with a Stylish Shape Banner Die. Add to the card front with Dimensionals.
  • Using the Zoo Crew Dies, crop a turtle from the Zoo Crew Designer Series Paper, and add to the card front with Dimensionals.
  • Pull a piece of Lemon Lime Twist Ribbon through the top of the tag hole, and tie it into a bow.
  • Embellish with Classic Matte Dots.
  • To complete the inside, layer a 4” x 5-1/4” panel of designer series paper onto a panel 4-1/8” x 5-3/8” of Basic Black Cardstock. Stamp the sentiment in Black Memento Ink onto 3-1/4” x 4-1/2” Basic White Cardstock then add to DSP/Black panel, and adhere this panel to the inside of the card.
  • Finish the envelope with a 6” x 2-1/2” piece of Designer Series Paper by gluing it to the flap of the Envelope. Trim off excess paper.

Hippo Card

  • Cut and score all cardstock and papers as listed under Cutting Directions below. 
  • Fold the Basic White Thick Card Base in half on the score line, and burnish it with a Bone Folder.
  • Add the 4” x 3” Zoo Crew Designer Series Paper to the top of the card base front leaving a 1/8” on top and sides.
  • Emboss the Lost Lagoon 4” x 2-1/4” with the Basic 3D Crosshatch Embossing Folder, then adhere to the card front adjoining to the bottom of the Designer Series Paper leaving a 1/8” on the sides and bottom.
  • Adhere the 4” x 3/4” Basic Black Cardstock strip over where the two DSP and cardstock meet.
  • Stamp the greeting in Memento Black Ink on Basic White Cardstock and crop with a Stylish Shape Circle Die. Add to the card front with Dimensionals.
  • From the Zoo Crew Designer Series Paper fussy cut a hippo out and add to the card front with Dimensionals.
  • Tie a piece of Petal Pink Ribbon into a bow and adhere to the top of the circle with a Mini Glue Dot.
  • Embellish with Petal Pink and Pretty Peacock Foiled Gems.
  • To complete the inside, layer a 4” x 5-1/4” panel of designer series paper onto a panel 4-1/8” x 5-3/8” of Lost Lagoon Cardstock. Stamp the sentiment in Black Memento Ink onto 3-1/4” x 4-1/2” Basic White Cardstock then add to DSP/Lost Lagoon panel, and adhere this panel to the inside of the card.
  • Finish the envelope with a 6” x 2-1/2” piece of Designer Series Paper by gluing it to the flap of the Envelope. Trim off excess paper.

Card Recipe

Cutting Directions:

  • Basic White Thick: 8-1/2” x 5-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4” (card base)
  • Basic White: 3-1/4” x 4-1/2” (inside), 2” x 4’ (tag), 3-1/2” x 1” (greeting)
  • Granny Apple Green: 4” x 2-1/4” (card front bottom)
  • Basic Black: 4” x 3/4” (front strip), 4-1/8” x 5-3/8” (inside) 
  • Zoo Crew Designer Series Paper: 4” x 3” (card front top), 4” x 5-1/4” (inside), 6” x 2-1/2” (envelope flap)

Supplies Used:

  • Stamps: Zany Zoo 
  • Dies: Zany Zoo, Tailor Made Tags, Stylish Shapes
  • Cardstock/Paper: Thick Basic White, Basic Black, Basic White, Granny Apple Green, Lost Lagoon
  • Stampin Pads: Memento Black
  • Embellishments: Classic Matte Dots, Petal Pink & Pretty Peacock Foiled Gems
  • Ribbon: Duo Combo Pack
  • Embossing Folder: So Swirly, 3D Basic Embossing Folder Crosshatch 
  • Adhesives: Stampin’ Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin Seal, Liquid Glue, Tear & Tape
  • Tools: Paper Trimmer, Cut & Emboss Machine, Clear Blocks, Take Your Pick, Bone Folder, Stampin Pierce Mat, Paper Snip Scissors

The new Stampin’ Up! 2024-2025 Annual Catalog is around the corner! To help get as many new products in your hands as possible I’ve set up a Product Share!

What is a Product Share you ask? The paper shares a sample of all of the new Designer Series Papers & Specialities Papers from the 2024-2025 Annual Catalog. The Embellishment & Ribbon share includes a sample of all new embellishments & ribbons in the new 2024 – 2025 Annual Catalog. 



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