Sunday, March 13, 2011

Wild giraffe

There is a wonderful challenge at SUO Challenges to use your favourite retired Stampin Up set.  You should go and check out all the wonderful cards there and see which sets people miss.
My favourite is definitely Wild About You.
I also saw a colour challenge at ColourQ and knew I had to combine the two challenges and make a card with my favourite old set.
You know these are actually cookies? Aren’t they gorgeous! 
It is a wonderful colour combination,  I used Tempting Turquoise instead as I don’t have Cool Caribbean.

Ingredients :
Stamps :  Wild about you
Card : white, black, turquoise, daffodil delight, pumpkin,
Ink : pumpkin pie
Other : button (retired), pumpkin ribbon, turquoise ribbon (ret.), big shot, circle punches, timeless type junior alpha, square lattice

As well as loving this set because you can make a great card for anyone with it, it makes me smile every time I look at these stamps.
I started as a Stampin’ Up demo in August 2008.  I got a few stamps with my kit but I wanted more of course.  So I asked my sisters if they would buy me some things from the catalogue for my birthday in September. I wrote them a little wish list of different ones I really needed to have and one of my sisters bought me this one.  So when I got it I was very excited but was good and put it on my stamp shelf, unmounted, to be saved and not used till my actual birthday.
Well my birthday arrived and my husband and daughters gave me a birthday card they made with this set! They had put so much time and love into it, it was sweet.  I then remembered though that I hadn’t even mounted it! And this was back when the stamps weren’t cut for you already!
This is how it looks now:
The way he had mounted it was by cutting the rubber into rectangles the size of the blocks, stamped them onto the wood with choc chip and then stuck the rectangle of rubber onto the block.
When I laughed he just said “well that’s how you do it isn’t it?”
Umm…. NO.
I had to pull all the rubber off the block and try to cut it when it was very sticky. Put it back on the block and hope it still stuck and then put the stickers over his stamped images.
There’s no way I’ll ever part with this set.  (And probably no one would want it looking the way it does anyway!)



  1. Hi Kathy! Just discovered your blog and love the work you have done. This card is just gorgeous - will definately go into my "must make" folder.Keep up the great work

  2. Hi Kathy, this card is so cute. I love the background. i've seen this done on other blogs and it looks so cool. Do you know the name of the technique?

  3. Hi Teresa, the technique is called Inset Embossing. All you do is punch out some shapes, glue them onto card and run them through the big shot in an embossing folder. The square lattice works best.

  4. Hi Kathy, this is a fun and cute card. I love that embossing! Did you know you can also inset the embossed pieces by punching out of your main embossed piece and replace with other embossed pieces. It creates a whole other effect. Thanks for playing the colourQ challenge with us this week. I always enjoy seeing your cards!

  5. Super duper cute! What a sweet design! Must try that SU! Only challenge! Hugs xxaxx

  6. This card caught my eye right away as I was scanning the gallery--so very, very cute! The story about your husband mounting the stamps was hilarious, but he deserves a lot of credit for imagination and originality!!! Thanks for playing with the CQC this week!

  7. Great use of these stamps and the CQC! I love that you embossed the dots, too:)

  8. Such a cute card! I love the background. Your story about the stamp set is so sweet! Thanks for playing at ColourQ!

  9. What a fun idea. These colours work so well with a children's card. I'm so glad you played with us at Colour Q this week.

  10. Oh my goodness, I just found your blog through your daughter's blog and I love your cards!!! You are so talented!

  11. Great job!!! I did a very similar card using this for my sister in law's baby shower invites :). Thanks for playing with us!!

  12. lol i love what your hubby and kids did..precious!

  13. Love it! Thanks for playing with us at SUO Challenges!

  14. I love the inlaid circles as the background. This is a super set, btw! So glad you joined us at SUO Challenges!

  15. HI Kathy! I ADORE this card--the giraffe is so sweet and I love the inlay embossing here! A well-deserved courtier card...congratulations! Thanks for stopping by my blog today :-)

  16. Hi Kathy: I found your card on Pinterest and totally CASE'd it for my husband's grandnephew's 2nd birthday card. It will post on Tuesday, 3/14/17. I gave you credit so hopefully you'll see an uptick in web traffic. =) Thx.


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