Child Animal Birthday Card

I have wanted this bundle since it came out but there were so many others that I love in the new Annual Catalog it took me this long to get it, and believe me it does not disappoint! The Animal and Friends die set coordinates with the Designer Series Paper so you can cut them out and add them to your card, or if you love to color and want to get your creative juices flowing you can stamp and color them with our Stampin’ Blends or Stampin’ Write markers then use the die’s to cut them out…so many choices!

I chose to do both on this card, I die cut the giraffe and adorable frog from the Animal Expedition DSP, then stamped and colored the Rhino with my Stampin’ Blend markers. The Light Basic Gray was a little dark for me so I used the Ink Lifter and did my shading in reverse. I fussy cut the girrafe because the die only cuts out the head and I just had to have that little frog on the branch;)

Card Recipe:


  • Call Me Clover card stock 8½ x ¼, scored at 4¼, scrap for the scalloped circle
  • Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper 5¼ x 4, & 5 x 3¾, scrap for circle with leaves
  • Scrap of Crushed Curry cardstock
  • Scrap of Soft Suede
  • Whisper White scrap for sentiment, 5¼ x 4 for inside

 Stamps and Thinlets:

  • Animal Outing stamp set
  • Animal & Friends Thinlits (save 10% when you purchase the bundle)
  • Layering Circle Framelits
  • Treat Time stamps
  • Petite Treat Framelits (save 10% when you purchase the bundle)


  • Basic Gray ink pad
  • Light Smokey Slate Stampin’ Blends
  • Stampin’ Blends Color Lifter
  • Stampin’ Write Markers, Crushed Curry, Lemon Lime Twist, Melon Mambo


  • Big Shot
  • Stamparatus
  • Stampin’ Dimensional’s
  • Snail Adhesive
  • Multi Purpose Liquid Glue