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Friday, May 10, 2013

Safari Animals & Some Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons!

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Hello my friends.
 Happy Friday!!! As you all know, I love the weekends. I look forward to them because that is the time I get to relax the most, craft away and spend quality time with family. But now that the weekend is here, I just wanted to update you all on a few things. Starting next week, I will be starting the "Ask Jo" feature. So please start filling out the form and getting your questions into me. I am very anxious about this and I know many of you are too. This is also a good way for you to let me know what you would like to see more of. I will also be bringing in the Funday Friday challenges. So I hope you are all ready to play along and have some fun!

Now on to some really exciting news!!
Lisa, the owner of the fairly new online store, Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons has asked me to be a Guest Designer and so today that is who I am guest designing for.  Lisa has the CUTEST cut files, digital stamps and paper and if you have not been to her site, you need to go NOW! You will not be sorry and her prices are very reasonable. She also gives way a lot of Friday Freebies! Who doesn't like free stuff right? So go check her out! Now onto my first project.

I used Lisa's cut file Side Step Card and her cut file Safari Love to use the giraffe. I just love this giraffe! So stinkin cute! I cut my card base out of some brown bazzill cardstock and I used two patterned papers(tans/browns) from Colorbok for my front panel and steps. I cut all the cutting pieces from my pazzles inspiration machine. The giraffe was cut out at 3 and 3/4", and the tag was cut out at 1 3/4"(inside frame) and 2" (outside frame). On this particular tag cut, it says "Wild about you" but I only cut the word "Wild". I cut it out on vellum and then used some glitter to sparkle it all up. I duplicated the hearts from the cut file to add more to the card. I stamped out the words, "For You" using Lawn Fawn's Claire's ABC's stamp set.I did this to not leave my first step bare.

 Here is a closer look at the giraffe. I just love him hehe. I added some dew drops to his body and gave him a googly eye. He is also popped up on some foam tape. Below is another picture of the side of the card.

For my second project, I created this adorable zebra card. The zebra also comes from the Safari Love cut file set. He was cut out at 3 1/2" using some bazzill black and white cardstock. Don't you just love that rose in his mouth? How cute is that? I gave him some googly eyes as well and he is on an action wobble and mounted on a standard A2 sized card. I inked all around him using some tea dye distress ink to make him stand out more from the card.
I have two layers on the cardbase. My first layer is black cut at 4 3/8" by 5 1/4" and my second layer is the white layer which was cut at 4" X 4 3/4". I ran the white layer through my ebosser and embossed it using the "Plaid" embossing folder by Anna Griffin. My sentiment "SWAK" is from the brand new stamp set "Snail Mail" by Cardz TV Stamps. My sentiment is mounted on foam tape and I added a few black liquid pearls to accent it. Below are more pictures of the inside which uses another sentiment from the "Snail Mail" set, "Just a note" and shows this adorable zebra wobbling away!

Well thats my cards for today! I am extremely excited to have been able to be a  Guest designer for Lisa and I highly recommend that you go visit her wonderful store Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons. She has so many cute files. So what are ya waiting for? Go look!!! LOL
Thank you for stopping by today and have a wonderful weekend!


  1. These are so adorable. I like how you put the dew drop for spots on the giraffe and I am googly eye obsessed so you know I'm loving the eyes!!!

    Linda ☺
    Crafting With Nana

  2. Hi, Jo. Congrats on being a GD at PPPR. She couldn't have picked anyone better. These 2 cards are adorable. Love the cute animals and all your special embellies. Have a wonderful crafty weekend.

  3. Hey Jo

    Congratulations on your guest designer position. You really are getting yourself out there. our cards are super cooper cute. TFS!!! xx

  4. Congrats to you on being this weeks guest designer!! Both cards are ADORABLE!!!left you bloggie love on PPPR!!
    Have a wonderful day my friend,
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  5. Love the step card...so cute!! The zebra card is too cute too!

  6. Both are super duper cute!!


  7. these are really cute cards Jo but my fav is the Zebra! I think it's because I'm partial to horses.

  8. Those are gorgeous cards. I nominated you for a Liebster award. Check it out http://whohastimeforthegym.wordpress.com/2013/05/11/liebster-award/.

  9. Congrats on GD!! Super cute giraffe! Great design too! Your zebra is so fun! Carri~Abusybee

  10. Wow Jo both of these cards are amazing!! I love that cute little giraffe!! And that little Zebra is just too cute!! Congrats on being a guest designer, I think they choice the right person!!! I will go over to check out Lisa's on line store too! Hugs!

  11. Thanks so much for guest designing for me, Jo! These cards are both so adorable! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! :)

  12. Oh these cards are adorable! Love them both! The giraffe is super cute! :) I love the added dew drops!

  13. These are the most adorable cards!! The giraffe is so cute!! I absolutely love the zebra!! The designs are fabulous!! What fun cards - they make me smile!! Have a great evening :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts


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