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Welcome to Our Jungle Baby Boy Elephant Card

Welcome to Our Jungle Baby Boy  Elephant Card with Graphic 45 Safari Adventure

Hello, G45’ers!  Don’t you just love it when inspiration hits?  That’s exactly what happened the other day as I was cleaning up my work table.  I’d been playing with Graphic 45’s amazing Safari Adventure Collection and my eye suddenly fell on the darling image of the Mama Elephant and her baby.  Like a flash, I could see this sweet Baby Elephant Card come together in my mind. Time to switch gears from clean up  mode to creativity mode.  The result?  A super adorable Welcome to Our Jungle Baby Boy Elephant Card! Check it out!

Welcome to our Jungle Baby Boy Elephant Card, Safari Adventure, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 2Go ahead…you can give a little “squeeeee” if you want to!  LOL A baby card is about the last item I expected to make with these papers, but I honestly think this might be my favorite baby boy card ever!  And to think that I made it almost entirely with the scraps that were on my work surface!   Sa-weeet!

Welcome to our Jungle Baby Boy Elephant Card, Safari Adventure, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 1

Welcome to Our Jungle Baby Boy Elephant Card: Working With UTEE

  1. Use a Spellbinder Small Circle Die to cut out the sweet mama elephant and her baby.  When doing this, I always create a template by taping a scrap piece of paper to my die, and cutting a scrap piece of paper.  Remove the die cut circle, but leave the  “frame” attached to the die.  Now you can place the open circle over your image to get the placement just right.  Tape the die in place and cut out the image.
  2. Next cut the correlating large circle die to create a mat from the 12×12 Prints and patterns.
  3. To give the image this lovely, glassy appearance, you will heat emboss with UTEE. (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel). The steps for this follow
  4. Ink up the image with Versamark or other clear embossing ink.  Be generous!
  5. Cover the image with UTEE and let the excess slide off into a tray or a piece of clean paper.  You can put the excess back into the jar and use it again.
  6. Hold the image with a pair of tweezers so you don’t burn your fingers.
  7. Heat emboss from the UNDERSIDE of the image.  This is really, really important!  If you try to heat emboss from the top, the large crystals of the UTEE will fly all over you, all over your work surface, and probably end up on the surface of the moon.  It’s a really big mess.
  8. Once the UTEE starts to melt, you can heat emboss from the topside to completely melt the crystals.
  9. If it’s not as glossy as you’d like, let it cool a bit, and repeat all the above steps. UTEE is HOT …so don’t touch!  Let it cool.  For reals.
  10. Mat the image, attach to the doily and voila!

Welcome to our Jungle Baby Boy Elephant Card, Safari Adventure, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 4I took this angle shot so you can kind of see the UTEE shimmering on the surface of the image.  It’s hard to see on camera, but trust me, in person it is amazing!

A Peek Inside Welcome to Our Jungle Baby Boy Elephant Card

Welcome to our Jungle Baby Boy Elephant Card, Safari Adventure, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 5Pockets on the inside make this card super fun!  Leopard print paper?  Yes, please!

Welcome to our Jungle Baby Boy Elephant Card, Safari Adventure, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 6 jpgThese are some old Fiskars sentiment stamps that I found in my stash.   Graphic 45 Staples ATC cards are just the right size to use as a sentiment tag.  Make a pocket with an image from the 8×8 collection.  Just cut a thumb hole with a circle punch and glue down the bottom and sides.  Instant pocket, and the perfect size for a gift card, too.

Welcome to our Jungle Baby Boy Elephant Card, Safari Adventure, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo7Here’s the bottom pocket.  The large ephemera card is a great place to add a personal note, or a photo of new mom and baby.

Welcome to our Jungle Baby Boy Elephant Card, Safari Adventure, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo8Elephants are such beautiful creatures, and I love the many different ways they are depicted in this collection. Have you noticed  that elephants and other safari themes are trending in nursery decor?   This whimsical Welcome to Our Jungle Baby Boy Elephant card would make a great addition to a baby boy’s  room.

I’ll add a supply list with product links (where possible) below.  I’d love to hear what you think about using this image on a baby card.  Won’t you please share your thoughts with me in the comment section?

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Product Supply List for Welcome to Our Jungle Baby Boy Elephant Card

Graphic 45 Safari Adventure 12×12 Paper:

  • Safari Adventure
  • Amazing Africa
  • Jungle Expedition

Safari Adventure 8×8 Papers

  • Creatures Great and Small
  • Amazing Africa
  • Great Migration

Safari Adventure Chipboard 1 & 2

Safari Adventure Banners

Safari Adventure 12×12 Prints and Patterns

Staples Ivory ATC tag

Other Products

Ranger UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel)

Heat Gun

Spellbinder circle die, or other circle die

Two sheets of 8.5×11 Soft Sky Cardstock

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Laser Cut Doilies

Petaloo Canvas Rosettes

Petaloo Textured Elements Ivory Mixed textured Mini Blossoms

Really Reasonable Ribbon Light Blue Micro Gingham, Ivory Burlap String, Parrot Green Leaves

Fiskars Precious Baby Quotes Clear Acrylic Stamps

Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink

Brad, Stick Pins, Novelty Buttons

 

 

 

 

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Safari Adventure Zoo Party Ensemble

Graphic 45 Safari Adventure Zoo Party Ensemble

Hello, G’45er’s!  Welcome to the Jungle!  I have such a fun idea to share with you today.  I’ve  used Graphic 45’s Safari Adventure papers and Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Beach Cabanas to create a super cute Zoo Party Ensemble.  I’ve covered everything from quick and easy invitations, to table decor, to a zoo party banner made with Staples Alpha Tags and even a mini album to hold all your fond zoo party memories.  There’s LOTS to see today, so you might want to grab a cuppa and a snack to sustain yourself cuz it’s going to be wild!

 

Zoo Party Ensemble, Safari Adventure by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 2Here’s a shot of the beach cabanas that I turned into jungle huts surrounded by the party banner.  This is maybe the quickest, easiest banner you’ll ever make!  I simply traced  the Staples Alpha Tags onto patterned paper then used my craft knife to cut out the letter portion.  This goes really fast when you use your craft knife on glass because the blade just glides over the slick surface.  Each tag was backed with paper from the 12×12 prints and patterns, then traced inside the letters to make them pop.  I also painted the outer edge of each tag with black paint to anchor the design.  Add a few chips and tags, some pretty Rust Seam Binding, and the banner is done!

Zoo Party Ensemble, Safari Adventure by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 6Here’s the banner hanging with the huts.  If you look closely, you can just see the mini album and the invite peeping from the back.  This zoo party ensemble is large, so it was hard to photograph.  But isn’t it fun?

Zoo Party Ensemble Mini Album with Snapguide

Zoo Party Ensemble, Safari Adventure by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 21Here’s a look at the cover of the tri-fold mini album.  This is such a fun design, and really easy to make.  I have a Snapguide tutorial that will walk you through the steps. You’ll also find lots of detail shots and a complete supply list in the Snapguide.
Check out How to Graphic 45 Safari Adventure Tri-Fold Mini Album by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.

Zoo Party Ensemble, Safari Adventure by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 26Here’s a quick peek inside.  I have a flip out photo holder on the left with some hidden pockets, and a fun waterfall folio made with Tammy Tutterow’s Waterfall 1 Die (Spellbinders). And just look at all these fun animal print ribbons!

Zoo Party Ensemble, Safari Adventure by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 37Here’s a quick look at the album fully opened.  My son’s family has a wonderful tradition of taking the girls to the zoo when they turn two, so this zoo party ensemble is all set for sweet little Liddy’s 2nd birthday.

Zoo Party Ensemble, Safari Adventure by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 44I left room on the back cover for a really large photo of the girls crossing this rope bridge.

Transforming Beach Cabanas into Jungle Huts

Zoo Party Ensemble, Safari Adventure by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 7Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Beach Cabanas (coming soon!) were quickly transformed into these darling jungle huts.  (there are 5 in a set, but I wanted you to be able to see the details…and there are even more shots in the YouTube video that follows.)  I simply traced each hut onto Safari Adventure 12×12 prints and patterns then used brown packing paper to build the thatched roofs.  I spritzed the paper with Glimmer Mist, tore off strips, and shredded the ends with my fringe scissors.  Then the paper was glued in layers onto the roof.  Wrapping Burlap Ribbon and Ribbon Leaves around the base of each hut  added to the jungle hut feel.

Quick and Easy Zoo Party Ensemble Invitations

Zoo Party Ensemble, Safari Adventure by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 11

How about a 5 minute themed invitation to your Zoo themed party?  Well, this is it.  I used a small kraft bag. as the base.  Then I just cut a rectangle of leopard print paper, matted it on black paper and fussy cut the Safari Adventure Medallion.  You could make one of these, then scan it into your printer and make as many as needed.  The little banner tag is from the Safari Adventure Tags and Banners.

Zoo Party Ensemble, Safari Adventure by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 18The actual invitation is even easier to create.  Simply flip over an ephemera card and add the pertinent details of who, what, when, and where.  Clip it into the bag and BAM!  You’re ready to get the party started!

Zoo Party Ensemble YouTube Video

To see each element in detail, I created a quick YouTube Video.  I hope you enjoy…and I hope I was able to share some ideas in this Zoo Party Ensemble that you’ll be able to use in your own party planning!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Safari Adventure Pocket Card

Graphic 45 Safari Adventure Pocket Card with Snapguide Tutorial

Hello, G45’ers!  Are you ready for adventure?  Of course I’m talking about the Safari Adventure Collection from Graphic 45!  This collection is so stylish and perfect for cardmaking.  I created this Safari Adventure Pocket card in under an hour with very few supplies, then worked up a Snapguide tutorial so you can make one, too.

Safari Adventure Pocket Card Snapguide Tutorial by Kathy Clement Graphic 45 Safari Adventure Photo 1Don’t you just adore the bright tropical colors and gorgeous patterns in this collection?

Safari Adventure Pocket Card Snapguide Tutorial by Kathy Clement Graphic 45 Safari Adventure Photo 2This 5″ x 7″ top fold card is loaded with fun textures: machine stitching, burlap, Petaloo flowers, ribbon and twine all come together in technicolor glory!

Safari Adventure Pocket Card Snapguide Tutorial by Kathy Clement Graphic 45 Safari Adventure Photo 3Using foam dimensionals between images adds lots of depth and dimension.  Using the Safari Adventure Chipboard makes for an easy sentiment panel on the card.

Safari Adventure Pocket Card Snapguide Tutorial by Kathy Clement Graphic 45 Safari Adventure Photo 4And there are so many great images to fussy cut: flowers, leaves, parrots, and other critters.  Oh, my!

Here’s a peeky at the inside:

Safari Adventure Pocket Card Snapguide Tutorial by Kathy Clement Graphic 45 Safari Adventure Photo 6Here’s a fun tip:  I cut apart one of the cute little envelopes from the tags and envelopes package to make my gift card pocket on the top half of the card.

Safari Adventure Pocket Card Snapguide Tutorial by Kathy Clement Graphic 45 Safari Adventure Photo 7Then I made a quick and easy pocket on the bottom half and stuffed it with tags and ephemera from the collection.  It looks so classy, but is super easy to do!

If you’d like to make your own Safari Adventure Pocket Card, just follow the simple steps in this Snapguide.  You’ll also find a complete supply list there, too.

 
Check out How to Make a Graphic 45 Safari Adventure Pocket Card by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.

I love hearing from you!  Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts with me.

Thanks for stopping by,

Cheerio,

kathy

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