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Giraffes in the Midst (of Leaves)

My title is a really bad play on words….Gorillas in the Mist…..Giraffes in the Midst (of Leaves).  I’m going to blame it on the fact that I was on vacation last week and was out in the sun a lot, might have baked my brains.  But it’s back to reality….no more 80 degree sunshiny days….back to 40 degrees and dreary, gray, supposed to rain days.  There were so many people that made our week great that’s I decided today is a Thank You card kind of day.


The cute giraffes come from this stamp set called Animal Outing.  It’s a great little set of stamps and can be used for a variety of occasions besides as a “Thank You” card using the other sentiments such as an Anniversary or Valentine card (Wild About You & Together We Make a Great Pair), a Welcome Baby card (Welcome + Little One)….or just a “Welcome” to the neighborhood or Group, or add a favorite Birthday sentiment and it becomes a birthday card perfect for children (or Adults).


And although this stamp set comes with matching Framelit Dies, you don’t need them for this card.  I call this Simple Stamping Plus.  Just Stamps, Inks and Paper….plus a little embossing…..and twine.  But you could leave those off and be truly Simple Stamping….and still have a great card…..see?



And here they are side by side so you can compare.  Which one do you like better?  You might be surprised by this…..but I like the one on the right better….the Simple Stamped one!  Just goes to show….more is not always better!


If you’d like to make either of these cards, this is what you’ll need:

  • Crumb Cake Cardstock – Cut 5 ½” x 8 ½”; Score at 4 ¼”
  • Cajun Craze Cardstock – Cut 4 ¾” x 3 ½”
  • Old Olive Cardstock – Cut 4 ½” x 3 ¼” – Emboss with leaves
  • Whisper White Cardstock – Cut 4” x 2 ¾” and 5 ¼” x 4” (inside)
  • Ink: Cajun Craze (Giraffe). Old Olive (leaves & sentiment)
  • Stampin’ Blends – Coral Calypso, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight
  • Old Olive Twine – Wrap 2 times and tie in knot in the middle.  Double a piece and slide underneath and tie a bow. Trim ends.
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Snail Adhesive

And don’t forget the inside too!  You know you saw it peeking out in the picture above!


Happy Stamping!

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