Stampin’ Up! Zany Zoo with Happy Hedgehogs Friendship Card

Good Morning! See you later alligator! I used the cute alligator from the Stampin’ Up! Zany Zoo bundle and I wanted to make a little park scene for him to ride his bike. The Happy Hedgehogs stamp set was perfect! You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I stamped the trees from the Happy Hedgehogs stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Basic White, along with some tufts of grass. I colored the scene with Stampin’ Blends – light Flirty Flamingo for the flowers, light Pecan Pie for the tree trunks and light Granny Apple Green for the leaves and grass. I used blending brushes to apply Granny Apple Green ink to the ground and Balmy Blue and Azure Afternoon inks to the sky. I adhered a strip of Smoky Slate card stock to the bottom and cut it out with the third largest Deckled Rectangle die.

I adhered a strip of Zoo Crew designer series paper to the front of a Lemon Lime Twist card base. I wrapped it with Lemon Lime Twist ribbon and tied a loopy bow on the side. I adhered the scene to a Basic Black mat and popped it on the card front with dimensionals.

I used the Stampin’ Up! Zany Zoo dies to cut the alligator from the Zoo Crew DSP. I cut another one from Basic White card stock and adhered them together with liquid glue – it makes the die cut thicker. i colored the die cut with Stampin’ Blends – light Azure Afternoon for the bike, dark Smoky Slate for the seat and tires, both Crumb Cakes for the basket and light Lost Lagoon for the leaves. I popped the alligator on the card front with dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Zany Zoo stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Basic White. I stamped the butterfly from the Happy Hedgehogs stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it with Lemon Lime Twist, Petal Pink, Lost Lagoon and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends. I cut the panel out with the third largest Deckled Rectangles die. I adhered a panel of Zoo Crew DSP to the inside of the card with liquid glue and adhered the die cut panel on top with liquid glue.

The Happy Hedgehogs tree is perfect for Spring. Isn’t riding a bike in the park the perfect Spring afternoon activity? Especially if you are a Stampin’ Up! Zany Zoo alligator!

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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Lemon Lime Twist – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Smoky Slate 3/4″ x 4-3/4″ (sidewalk)
  • Basic Black – 3-1/8″ x 4-1/2″ (front mat)
  • Basic White – two 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ panels (front and inside die cuts), 2-1/4″ x 3″ (die cut alligator backing)
  • Zoo Crew DSP – 1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ (front stripe), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside background), die cut alligator

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