Zoo Babies Are Ready to Celebrate Today

RRCB20Hello, Stampers! I enjoyed the submissions for the last Retro Rubber challenge! We love to see what you create with your older and dearly loved stamps! You saved them so get them out and play with our next challenge, which is to include a number of your card. Easy, right? My card, using two current but older stamps (Zoo Babies and Celebrate Today) was so easy to make! You know how much I love to layer, but the best way to layer is with framelits and punches. This card used quite a few, so if you see something you don’t have, you really need to. It’s the tools that make the process fun and so much quicker!


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This card started with choosing the colors from the Create with Connie and Mary challenge #366. I have been following them for so long and really felt it was time to play along! The colors are great in this challenge, don’t you think? They just reminded me of a kid’s card so that is how I chose Zoo Babies and what child isn’t going to love balloons on their birthday card?

Seize the BD ToppingsSeize the Birthday is also having a fun challenge this go-around with embossing as their “topping” so I think I will enter my card over there as well. The more, the merrier, right?! Here is another photo that shows the embossing a little better. I had to turn off one of my lights to get some shadows.

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The card is really self-explanatory, but I am always more than happy to answer any questions you have if you leave me a comment below. The only thing that you might not know is that I took a strand of the jute ribbon and soaked it into Perfect Plum ink for the the balloon tie.

I hope you’ll stop by and check out the rest of the Design Team inspiration over at Retro Rubber Challenge Blog. Please get your much loved older stamps out and play along! We would love for you to join us before the challenge closes on Friday, August 14th.

 So, I hope you liked my card today! If you did, please take a minute and leave me a comment! I love hearing from you! And while you are at it, please sign up for email notifications (usually no  more than 2-3 per week) and also “like” my Facebook page (I don’t flood your Newsfeed either). Ready to shop with Secret Stamper?  I offer prompt customer service when you shop online with me. AND you can earn FREE stamps with my Secret Stamper Rewards Program. Learn more HERE. And don’t forget to look at today’s new Weekly Deals! Just click my Shop button to go straight to my 24/7 Online Store. Below are the products used for today’s project.

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  1. What an adorable card! It reminds me of a circus, and I love how you have extended the giraffe’s neck! Very fun! Thank you for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary!

  2. Oh my Debbie, this card is oozing cuteness all over the place. How adorable, just beautiful. When I first saw the card, I thought you had hidden the giraffe’s face behind the balloon but then I saw it all the way at the top, how fun!!
    I love this cute little baby animals, the set is just perfect for little kids Bday cards or Baby Showers.
    Thank you for sharing.

  3. The giraffe is so adorbs! Such a cute idea! Another winner, Debbie!

  4. This is too cute! I can see it as a baby shower card also!

  5. Debbie, your card is really adorable!! I love your images and the number idea is perfect for a little one’s birthday!! 🙂

  6. Absolutely an adorable child’s birthday card! Love the layers using the framelits and the fussy cutting. And as everyone has mentioned, my favorite detail is the giraffe head over the balloon. The color challenge was perfect for this card. Well done, sister dear! Already pinned, LOL….

  7. Gorgeous card – love that giraffe! Thanks for playing along at Seize The Birthday!

  8. Oh my gosh….this is adorable!!! This would be perfect for my friend’s niece who loves giraffes. I love how you made the giraffe taller! 🙂
    Thanks so much for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary this week. 🙂

  9. So cute, love the giraffe. He’s a tall one!!! Just a perfect card for a young ones birthday.

  10. Super cute card! Love the fun balloons and those cute animals. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  11. How fun to combine those two sets! Love the extended giraffe’s neck…too fun! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  12. This is a great fun card for a 4th birthday. Love the animals and balloons.

  13. Super cute card! I have such a hard time thinking outside the box and never thought about extending the giraffe’s head like that – super fun! Thanks for sharing!

  14. Oh Debbie, how adorable! I love how you used the colours for this fun birthday card and the animals and balloons are a definite winning combo! Love the lofty giraffe too. Thanks for joining us over at Create With Connie and Mary this week!

  15. What a FUN card! The animals and balloons work so nicely together! Thanks for playing with us at Create with Connie and Mary!

  16. Amazing card! I adore those zoo babies and you did them justice as usual! Perfection on every detail!

  17. Awesome card Debbie, love that Giraffe poking out from behind the tree..Cx

  18. Oh I am loving that giraffe peeping from behind! Great touch!
    Thanks for joining us at Seize the birthday!

  19. what an adorable card! love it so much!

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