Stampin’ Up! Zany Zoo Sneak Peek and Video Tutorial

Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up! Zany Zoo bundle and the coordinating Zoo Crew designer series paper are new items that are coming in the new 2023-2024 Annual Catalog that goes live on May 2, 2023. The Zoo Crew Suite is such a fun critter themed set that covers all kinds of activities and is perfect for fun, light hearted cards for everyone. I made this card during my Facebook Live yesterday and you can find the currently available supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

You can watch my FB Live video on my Facebook page HERE. I also posted the video to my YouTube Channel and you can view it HERE.

I adhered a panel of Zoo Crew designer series paper to the front of a Lost Lagoon card base with liquid glue. I stamped strips of Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo, Lost Lagoon and Lemon Lime Twist with different stitches from the Stitches cling stamp set (retired) in Versamark ink and sprinkled it with white embossing powder. I shook off the excess and heated the powder with my heat tool until it was bright and shiny. I adhered the strips to the card front with liquid glue.

I used the third largest scalloped rectangle die from the Scalloped Contours dies to cut a panel of Petal Pink. I used the alpaca from the Stampin’ Up! Zany Zoo dies to cut an alpaca from the Zoo Crew DSP and cut another one from Basic White. I adhered the two die cuts together with liquid glue and adhered the layered die cut to Petal Pink scalloped rectangle with dimensionals. I used the dies to cut a little table from Crumb Cake, a vase from Pool Party and a set flowers from So Saffron. I adhered the table, vase and flowers to the scalloped rectangle with glue dots and adhered the rectangle to the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Zany Zoo cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Lemon Lime Twist. I cut it out with the circle die from the Radiating Stitches die and adhered it to the card with glue dots and dimensionals. I finished with a black gingham bow and Parakeet Party dots.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the stitches in Flirty Flamingo, Crumb Cake, Lost Lagoon and Lemon Lime Twist on the bottom of a Basic White panel. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

It was refreshing to stamp with the new colors, but I also felt sentimental and had to pull in some retiring favorites. I’ve loved the Stitches stamp set since it first came out, but it was when I saw the knitting alpaca from the Stampin’ Up! Zany Zoo bundle that I found the perfect way to use it. The new bundle, DSP and colors will be available on May 2, 2023. It will be here before you know it!

Here’s my card with the Stampin’ Up! Zany Zoo cling stamp set and Zany Zoo dies:

Here’s a picture of the Zoo Crew designer series paper pack. The coordinating colors are Petal Pink, Pumpkin Pie Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party Crumb Cake and Basic Black.

The new 2023-2024 Annual Catalog will open for orders on May 2, 2023!

New 2023-2024 Annual Catalog Coming Soon!

The new Stampin’ Up! 2023-2024 Annual Catalog will debut on May 2, 2023! The Demonstrator pre-order will occur during April, so there will be sneak peeks of wonderful new products and colors! I received catalogs for my current customers and will be sending them out early next week.  If you would like a copy of the new Stampin’ Up! 2023-2024 Annual Catalog, simply place an order and I will be happy to send you one, too!

Get the complete details on the new 2023-2025 In Colors and the Color Refresh on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.

Last Chance Products Sale Going On Now!

This Last Chance Products promotion includes two lists of products that will no longer be available once the catalogs retire on May 1, 2023. There will be one for the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog and one for the January-April 2023 Mini Catalog. For these retiring catalogs, you can find carryover products in the upcoming 2023-2024 Annual Catalog.

Several wonderful retiring items have already sold out!

A few things to know about the retiring lists and the Last Chance products:

  • Items on the retiring list are only available while supplies last, so order soon to make sure that you are able to get the items that you are wanting!
  • The 2021-2023 In Color items, ink pads, refills, Stampin’ Blends and cardstock are usually some of the first items to sell out.
  • There will be retiring colors as part of the Color Refresh, and these items will likely sell out early as well!
  • Some of the items have sale prices listed with discounts up to 60% off!
  • The last day to order from these catalogs will be May 1, 2023.

Note that while some of the bundles are on the retiring list, the individual stamps and dies/punched may be carried over. Also, if one of the items in a retiring bundle is deeply discounted, the total price may be less than the bundled price, so pull out your calculators to double check.

Click HERE to download a PDF of the Retiring Last Chance Products from the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog.

Click HERE to download a PDF of the Retiring Last Chance Products from the January-April 2023 Mini Catalog.

Shop early to get the items you want before they’re gone for good!

Last Day to Sign Up for the April Paper Pumpkin Kit!

Good things take time, but you can start creating them now with the All the Little Things Paper Pumpkin kit! This kit includes nine cards, three each of three designs, with elegant designs and bright colors. The iridescent foil is the shining detail to bring your crafts together. You can make a card for anyone and for any occasion! 

And don’t wait, because anyone who subscribes to this month’s kit will get a FREE box organizer! This organizer fits perfectly inside your Paper Pumpkin box and is great for keeping your supplies from past kits organized, so you know right where everything is!

The April Kit Includes:

  • All the supplies you need to create 9 cards: 3 each of 3 designs and coordinating envelopes. 
    • Finished card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″
  • 1 photopolymer stamp set with celebratory sentiments.
  • 1 Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Spot.
  • Precut cherry blossom paper pieces with iridescent foil. 
  • Unique embellishments and twine.
  • Adhesives to complete the projects. 
  • FREE box organizer

Coordinating Colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Granny Apple Green, Petal Pink, Poppy Parade, Shaded Spruce

If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, you can either sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my Online Store. To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription click here. To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my Online Store, click here.

Sign up deadline for the April 2023 kit is April 10, 2023. Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

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Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a Thank You gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 currently available!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the Thank You gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no club or commitment required. Let me know if you have any questions.

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!


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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Lost Lagoon – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 5/8″ x 3-3/4″ (embossed strip)
  • Petal Pink – 3″ x 4-1/4″ (scalloped rectangle)
  • Crumb Cake – 1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (embossed strip), 1″ x 1″ (die cut table)
  • Pool Party – 1″ x 1″ (die cut vase)
  • Flirty Flamingo – 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (embossed strip)
  • So Saffron – 1″ x 1″ (die cut flowers)
  • Lemon Lime Twist – 2″ x 2″ (label), 5/8″ x 3-1/2″ (embossed strip)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1-3/4″ x 3-1/4″ (die cut alpaca backing)
  • Zoo Crew DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), alpaca die cut

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:

4 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Zany Zoo Sneak Peek and Video Tutorial

  1. So cute. Love your colors and how you used those stitches on the front and inside. Very creative and fun! TFS

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