Friday, 14 April 2017

Hear Me Roar!

This card started out from a desire to use up the three stacking mats you see here. I often precut mats from my snippets and place them in tiny photo albums from the dollar store. Each book holds one particular colour. They are very handy for taking to the lake or to crops. Once I realised that these three stacked nicely, I was determined to make a card with them.

The DP is from snippets of 12x12 DP left over from a scrapbooked Zoo outing. I used a snippet of reddish brown woodgrain DP to back the word border. Sorry, but I do not know the manufacturer of the original papers.

This card has a couple of NBUS items.  The 3D giraffe was purchased quite some time ago from the Dollar store, and never used till today.
The red number 1 is cut from a brand new sheet of 12 x 12 red glittered card. I used the free large number dies at my local papercraft store. As long as you buy the paper from them, you can use their dies for free.

I had a hard time getting a photograph of this card. I needed two lamps to illuminate the red glitter paper on the right hand side. Sadly, I only have one!  Both corners, the number one and the Happy Birthday are all cut from the same red glitter paper that photographed correctly on the bottom left corner.

Future Project ideas...

I am going to make an effort to feature some Studio G stamps in my card totals each month. I have a couple to post at the moment, so watch this blog if you too have stockpiled these teensy stamps!

I have been having fun lately, looking through my stash of Studio G stamps. They were so popular a few years ago and I fell into the craze, collecting two or three every time I went to Michaels. I stashed them into baseball card plastic sleeves and promptly forgot about them. Out of sight, out of mind!  I am going to select a coupleof these stamps to use each month. They are great for adding a sentiment when you have forgotten to leave room. Usually I can find a teensy sentiment in my Studio G stamps!


  1. Great card and I love the giraffe! Reminds me of seeing all the giraffes, and tiny babies(well not so small obviously but compared to the adults .... )when we visited the safari park last year. Hope you are keeping well. Christine xx

  2. My Daughter loves Giraffes. Really lovely creation and a great use of the mats, super image and background.

    Kath x

  3. Such a cute card. Love all your layers, Mo.
    Em xoxox

  4. Love this one Maureen, brilliant image and design. I was watching a giraffe being born on FB yesterday and then taking it's first steps, all helped by it's mum, it's was certainly touching and an aww moment, Kate x

  5. Such an inspiration Maureen ...I too have some Studio G stamps which I need to ink up!! Such a cute giraffe
    Dr Sonia

  6. Oh how cute is this! Love the triple mat!

  7. Such a sweet card!!
    I like that you made such an effort to use these matts, and they turned out great with this card.
    Oh I have stacks of those Studio G stamps and I too use the sentiments for my cards, especially when wanting to stamp on a thin banner :)


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