Sunday, April 5, 2020

PP485 A Day at the Zoo

Happy Sunday, peeps!  I am the hostess over at the Paper Players this week, and when I chose this theme a few weeks back, I didn't realize how appropriate it would be...everything is rather zoo-like and crazy these days!  I hope you'll overcome it and share your zoo-themed creations with us at the Paper Players!

Of course, Bonanza Buddies has several cute zoo critters in it, so no surprise that I chose that set for my card today!  Here we go; you'd better put on your shades, it's bright:

I had been perusing some of the many, many 12x12 papers in my stash, and came up with a couple in bright, cheerful colors, so that was my starting point!  Then I stamped my little koala in Gray Granite:

My lion in Grapefruit Grove and Pumpkin Pie:

And my toucan in black, with a Pumpkin Pie, Granny Apple Green and Melon Mambo beak:

A sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings, stamped in Granny Apple Green, coordinated with the banner!

And my friend Michele challenged me to use the CAS(E) This Sketch this week:

which I did!  However, I think it is a little too busy to be considered clean and simple, so I made this one as well, using some retired DSP and a giraffe image from 100 Proof Press:

I need a few masculine birthday cards this month, so this will be one of them!  I stamped the giraffe in Cajun Craze, colored him a wee bit with a blender pen, then fussy-cut him out and popped him up:

I hope you'll stop by the Paper Players blog and see the fun zoo creations the team has made!  I can't wait to see how you'll interpret my theme challenge this week as well!  Thanks for popping in today!

Somehow this doesn't look too comfortable, but they all seem to be enjoying a comfy moment on the couch! 

 Enjoy your day and be blessed!

First Card Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Bonanza Buddies, Itty Bitty Greetings
Card stock & Papers     Thick Whisper White, Granny Apple Green, Brights DSP, Misc DSPs from my stash
 Ink Memento Black, Gray Granite, Grapefruit Grove, Pumpkin Pie, Granny Apple Green
Accessories Pom poms, Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Sweetly Stitched Dies, Bonanza Dies, Markers

Second Card Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Sending You Thoughts (ret), Giraffe (100 Proof Press)
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Crushed Curry, Taken With Teal (ret), Orchard Harvest DSP (ret)
 Ink Cajun Craze, Sahara Sand (for shadow)
Accessories Candy Dots (ret), Mini Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Layering Squares Dies, Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Blender Pen, Subtle Embossing Folder


Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

I like the CAS giraffe (great stripy paper!) but that bright and colourful birthday card full of cute critters is swoon-worthy - I love everything about it! The playful animals peeking out around the layers, the party banners - such a super-fun celebratory birthday card, fabulous! I think this is going to be a fun challenge this week! Great photo of Cassidy too!

I Card Everyone said...

I always forget that CTS is a CAS challenge... so I would give you an A++ for either, and both, darling cards, LeAnne!!
Just love the bright, cheerful, peek-a-boo design of the first... think I don't love the second? You bet Giraffe I do!! lol
Thanks so very much for playing cards with us today!! xx

Kampin' Karen said...

Love that giraffe and what a great fussy cut. He looks so real.

Claudia said...

How fun and colorful cards! Thanks for sharing!!

laurie said...

Awesome set of cards! Love all the cute critters!!!!

Nora Noll said...

Those little zoo animals are so fun peeking out of that pattern paper. Really fun card!! You totally ROCKED the sketch for both cards!

Linda Callahan said...

So bright and colorful! Fun cards!

Stamps-N-Lingers said...

LOL - kids, dogs and stuffed animals can rest "comfortably" anywhere, apparently!! Love your fun card - so bright and cheerful! :)

Kim S said...

Every time that you use Bonanza Buddies, I want them even more. But I have absolutely no excuse for them, except that they are darn cute!

Lisa Elton said...

Both version are fantastic! Love the colorful playfulness of the first one!

Allisa said...

Love the fun, bright colors! Great details!

Stef Perry said...

The bright colors on your first card just make me smile, along with those adorable zoo critters! The second card is absolutely perfect for a CAS masculine card, still rocking some terrific colors and that fabulous giraffe! Love them both, LeAnne!

Claire Broadwater said...

These are both FABULOUS cards and oh, I do love this challenge theme! SO FUN! That bright bunch of zoo characters makes me smile! Your little lion is too cute with his popped up face. The giraffe is so realistic! Great color combo on both cards, LeAnne!

Jaydee said...

LeAnne, I love both of these cards. I love the bright, bold colors and patterns on the first one and the majesty of the second. Fabulous cards. Great theme, too!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Fabulous cards, LeAnne! Giraffes are my favorite and I love the mix of colors and patterns you used on both card. This was a fun challenge this week!