Dropping a quick post to share a cute card I made today using the Kangaroo & Company bundle from Stampin’ Up!
Not sure if you know this from me, but ever since the beginning of the quarantine, I started waking up earlier to spend some time in my craft room before the kiddos wake up.
I did this mainly to maintain myself calm, positive and sane..
I definitely believe that crafting has been the one thing that helped me remain positive, despite all going on..
Anyhow… The kiddos went back to school and I am still crafting in the morning after they go to school and before I go to work.. So I have about 45min – 1h for crafting time.. which I love..
And today I happened to find an online challenge that shared a sketch, and I just couldn’t resist it!!
I had to pull my supplies and work on that sketch.. specially because this was a brand new sketch to me! Plus I have been working on a few Kangaroos during the weekend and had a few of these left over. So I new this sketch would work perfect to use one of these kangaroos!
Here is the sketch shared in The Paper Players Challenge – PP534 by my fellow Stampin’ Up demonstrator Anne Marie Hile, who makes the most adorable cards. And looking at the sketch, I can see why..
Her sketch is just fun to play with and it offers lots of options for you to change!! I am sure I will be using this one again and again!
Friendship Handmade Card
As I mentioned at the beginning I wanted to showcase the Kangaroo & Company Bundle on this card, since I have been playing with this cute set during the weekend.
So here is my card!
Isn’t this kangaroo adorable? I just love her..
A few details here.. The Kangaroo was stamped in Cinnamon Cider cardstock using the memento ink pad, and I added a few highlights to the body, to give her dimension.
The Kangaroo & Company Bundle comes with the stamp set and the die set, so cutting the kangaroo is very easy.
Another thing to point out is that the Kangaroo die makes a cut in her belly, so you can add cute elements to her belly; like I did with the envelope.
The stamp set has a joey (baby kangaroo) that you can also add in her pouch! I think that would look really nice on the card as well.
But in my case I really wanted to have a just because card, so this is why I added an envelope instead.
The designer series paper I used is the one from the Snail Mail suite. Also I cut the rectangles in this card using the rectangles dies. This made this card so easy to put together.
Another tip to note is that I embossed the basic white cardstock, which added texture to the card. and to finish off I added the hearts embellishments as well as a little bow using the twine from the snail mail twine pack.
Since I wanted to use the Snail Mail Designer Series Paper (DSP), I decided to use the following color combination.
As you will see the color combo came from the sheet/patterns I want to use for my card as well as the kangaroo.
Bellow you will find listed the measurements I used for this card. However, you can modify it to get other looks as well.
- Card base: Real Red 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
- Mat – Blushing Bride 4″ x 5 1/4″
- Card Front – Basic White 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″
- DSP (pink pattern) – 1″ x 3 7/8″
- Banner – Real Red 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
- Scraps to die cut: Blushing Bride, Basic White, and Cinnamon Cider cardstock, DSP heart pattern
Hopefully you have enjoyed the card I shared today. Even better, hope you got inspired to create a card as well..
If you ever struggle with card ideas, try using challenges to help you get creative. It always helps me a lot!!
One of the things I enjoy doing is using the same sketch and see how I can change it over and over again. This always helps me get even more card ideas.. some times I use the same suite but change patterns or change the elements. For instance you can use DSP where you use Cardstock and vice versa.
You can check this post where I shared 11 cards using one sketch as inspiration. Or you can read this post where I shared how to make two cards using the same elements but changing the DSP and the Cardstock.
So give it a try.. Would love to hear how you like using sketches!
The Supply List
You can see below the full list of Items I used to make these cards, if you click on the images below it will take you to my online store where you can purchase any of these items. I truly appreciate your continuous support 🥰