Stampin’ Up! Zany Zoo Birthday for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Stampin' Up! Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop
Stampin' Up! Blog hop Theme Challenge
Stampin' Up! Zany Zoo b'day

Welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! The theme for this week is CELEBRATE and I chose birthday. I’ve had the Zany Zoo Suite of products for a bit, but hadn’t used it yet. With this challenge, it was the perfect opportunity to play. I used the 2023-2024 Annual Catalog to give me a bit of inspiration – and the rest is history. Once I got going, the inspiration just kept coming.

This little singing turtle was an image I HAD to use. I cut it out of the Zany Crew Designer Series Papers. I really like the fact that Stampin’ Up! has started creating images on their DSP that can be die cut with the coordinating Dies. ~ and so I did, then colored it with Lemon Lime Twist Stampin’ Blends. I die cut a stool for him to stand on using the same Zany Zoo Dies. I also die cut this other creature holding balloons – is it a raccoon or is it a badger? I can’t decide! I colored it as well, this time with Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends. I also die cut the sweet tulips and the single balloon, as well as the banner with the sentiment. All these came from the Zany Zoo Dies. The cute little music notes also come from the Zany Zoo stamp set, as does the sentiment on the banner die cut. The ‘grass’ along the bottom comes from the Beautiful Balloon Dies and is die cut from Lemon Lime Twist card stock.

The card base… is Pool Party card stock 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2. I cut a panel of the Zany Crew DSP to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 and trimmed the opposite corners. I colored the DSP with Pool Party ink and a Blending Brush. I adhered it with liquid glue as you see it. The next layer of Pool Party is 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 and was attached with dimensionals after it was completed . The DSP under the sentiment banner is the same pattern as the Pool Party colored DSP. Can’t you just ‘hear’ this cute frog singing Happy Birthday to you?! The single balloon is attached with Black Baker’s Twine form the Twine Essentials Pack. I attached it to the back of the balloon with a dab of liquid glue, then simply ‘tucked it’ near the hand after the balloon was added to the card with a dimensional. A two-fisted animal with balloons!

Stampin' Up! Zany Zoo birthday, inside

On the inside… I added a panel of Lemon Lolly card stock to the card base. The Basic White panel has a strip of the Zany Crew DSP that was colored with Pool Party and a Blending Brush, same as the DSP on the card front. The sentiment is stamped in Memento ink and comes from Zany Zoo stamp set. The additional stamping – looks like confetti – is also from Zany Zoo stamp set and is stamped with Memento ink. I colored various aspects of the confetti with Blends: Pool Party, Lemon Lolly, Pumpkin Pie, Lemon Lime Twist and Crumb cake. Mostly it took just a touch of ink.

Stampin' Up! Zany Zoo card & envelope

For the envelope… more Zany Crew DSP added to the flap. For the front I used the 2 3/8 circle punch to punch this fun image from the Zany Crew DSP and adhered it to the envelope with Stampin’ Seal all around the edges of the circle. Tis a happy, fun birthday card.

Now – Celebrate by visiting each of the creations on the hop today. Click on a name or use the ‘next’ button to take you to Carol and her fabulous creation.

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Tara Carpenter

Terry Lynn Bright

Carol Buckalew

To purchase products used to make this card, please visit my store here. My html is working properly right now so I’m unable to do a showcase of the products :O( Hopefully that will be fixed soon.

Stampin’ Up! has kits that are super quick and easy to make – great for a gathering as all elements are provided in the kit. Talk about CELEBRATE!

Stampin' Up!Confetti Birthday kit



$23.00 USD | $32.00 CAD

Available starting 2 May

Also available in French (item 162391

This month’s kit includes: 

  • Enough supplies to create 9 cardsโ€”3 each of 3 designs
  • 9 coordinating envelopes
  • Confetti Birthday photopolymer stamp set
  • One Blueberry Bushel Ink Spot
  • Printed card bases, card fronts, self-adhesive cellophane shaker bags, die-cut pieces, holographic foil labels, adhesive, embellishments, and a clear block
  • Finished card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Blueberry Bushel, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist, Poppy Parade
Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin

Stampin’ Up! has a monthly subscription for Paper Pumpkin that is also a kit all in one. The first order includes an acrylic block which can be used for all Paper Pumpkin kits after that. This particular kit must be ordered by June 10. Click on the photo above to go straight to my Paper Pumpkin area to subscribe :O)

Stampin' Up! Online Exclusives

Online Exclusives are products not available in a catalog. This allows Stampin’ Up! to update, add to seasonally or when needed, products on demand. Click on the logo to go straight to my store to order.

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day!

15 responses to “Stampin’ Up! Zany Zoo Birthday for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop”

  1. OMG this is adorable Terry Lynn ๐Ÿ™‚ Love your design

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  2. Too cute! I love the DSP die cuts! TFS

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    1. This DSP is so fun! Thanks Tara.


  3. That’s way too cute Terry Lynn! Love the fun images, perfect colors too! ๐Ÿ™‚


    1. Thanks Amy – hope you are having an AWESOME trip!


  4. Debra S Anderson Avatar
    Debra S Anderson

    Very clever how you used the fringe die as grass Love your design!

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  5. AHHH-dorable! I love this card! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you Mary – I had lots of fun creating it.


  6. floridaperson Avatar

    OMGosh, I almost fell off my stool when I saw the turtle on one…lol! Great design!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much Karen F!


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