Stampin’ Up! Zany Zoo Adventure Birthday Card

A skunk bird watching, a lion toasting a marshmallow and a pig hiking…Oh My! I used the fun Zany Zoo Bundle and Zoo Crew 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper to create today’s card. The Zany Zoo bundle and Zoo Crew paper is packed full of fun critters and makes great cards for children…and the young at heart!

The reverse side of the Zoo Crew Designer Series Paper is all black and white prints which are perfect for coloring. And that’s exactly what I did! I colored a small flower print black and white panel using Lemon Lime Twist, Bubble Bath and Lemon Lolly. The panel was adhered to a black mat then this unit was added to the front of a Lemon Lime Twist card base.

I used a 2-3/8″ circle punch to punch out two white circles and I used the 2nd to largest die from the Stylish Shapes Dies set to cut out two black circles. I also used the dies from the Zany Zoom Dies set to cut out four pine trees from Lemon Lime Twist cardstock, and I cut out the skunk from the designer series paper. The pine trees were adhered to one of the white circles using glue and the skunk was added to this circle using Stampin’ Dimensionals. The circle was then adhered to one of the black circles.

On the second white circle, I used the confetti stamp and stamped this image around the edge of the circle in Pool Party ink. The sentiment was stamped in the center of the circle using Lemon Lime Twist ink. The circle was then adhered to the second black circle. The sentiment label was adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals and placed onto the upper left of the card front. The circle with the skunk was adhered to the lower right of the card front. I tied a double bow using Lemon Lime Twist ribbon from the Ribbon Due Combo Pack and adhered the bow to the top of the sentiment label using a Mini Glue Dot.

For the inside panel, I added a 1″ strip of the colored designer series paper, then adhered the panel to a Basic Black mat. This unit was then adhered to the inside of the card.

A coordinating piece of designer series paper was colored and adhered to the envelope flap. I trimmed the excess paper away from the flap to finish off the envelope. Lastly, a few Glossy Dots were added to the card front.

You can download, save and print the pdf tutorial for this card by clicking on the image below.

2023-2024 Annual Catalog Paper Share Sign Ups Now Open!

I will be offering a single paper share and a double paper share of all of the beautiful designer series papers from the upcoming 2023-2024 Annual Catalog. To grab all of the details, click here.

The deadline to sign up for my paper share is tomorrow, Saturday, April 29!

Stampin’ Up! Last Chance Products!

Only a few days remain to cash in on the savings during the Last Chance Product sale. The sale ends on May 1! Be sure to check it out! You can find links to the Last Chance Product Lists (retiring lists) for the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog and the Jan-Apr 2023 Mini Catalog below. You will see the discount for applicable items noted on the lists. Not all items are discounted. You can access the Excel version or pdf version of the lists. Click on any of the links below to be taken to the Last Chance List for that catalog.

Here are the details for the Last Chance Products:

  • All products are available while supplies last, and there are no purchase limits.
  • The discounted prices will not start on any products until Tuesday, April 4.
  • Stamp Sets are not guaranteed during this promotion and are while supplies last.
  • The Stamparatus and its accessories are part of this Last Chance promotion, but these are only available while supplies last. If there is leftover product at the end of this promotion, the Stamparatus and its accessories will move into the Online Exclusive category. The Stamparatus and its accessories have sold out!
  • ORDER DEADLINES:  May 1, 2023 at 11:50 PM MT

You can go directly to the Stampin’ Up! Online Store now to check out the Last Chance Products Sale by clicking on the image below.

Happy shopping! If you need any assistance, please feel free to reach out to me!

May Paper Pumpkin Kit – Exploring In Color

Say hello to mountain landscapes and new In Colors! This month’s kit features nine outdoors-themed cards in our new 2023–2025 In Colors plus exclusive FREE stickers. Want more? Get the cards & envelopes add-on (available 2 May while supplies last) and continue your creative adventure!

To receive the May Exploring In Color Paper Pumpkin Kit, you must subscribe to Paper Pumpkin no later than May 10.

Here is what the kit includes:

  • All the supplies you need to create 9 cards, 3 each of 3 designs, plus 9 coordinating envelopes.
  • A 7-piece all-occasion stamp set that celebrates good friends and great adventures!
  • 1 Copper Clay (new In Color!) Classic Stampin’ Spot.
  • Twine and die-cut accents
  • FREE stickers to put on your projects or anything you want—water bottles, laptops, coolers, and more!
  • Finished card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm).
  • Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Boho Blue, Copper Clay, Daffodil Delight, Moody Mauve, Mossy Meadow, Pebbled Path, Wild Wheat

Interested in the add-on for this kit? You can subscribe to Paper Pumpkin then purchase the add-on beginning on May 2. The add-on is while supplies last and includes In Color Cards & Envelopes. The add-on is priced at $10 USD and includes:

  • 18 cards, 6 each of 3 designs
  • 18 coordinating envelopes
  • Finished card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Boho Blue, Copper Clay, Daffodil Delight, Moody Mauve, Mossy Meadow, Pebbled Path, Wild Wheat

Paper Pumpkin kits are such a great option. All materials are included in each kit along with instructions on how to assemble the projects. The kits are a great option if you are a new paper crafter or if you just want to dive in and start creating! Plus, you can pause and restart your subscription at any time. Have I convinced you yet? I hope so!

Ready to subscribe? Click on the photo below to sign up!

Join My Monthly Craft & Chats!

Would you like to have some dedicated time to work on your latest card or scrapbooking project? Would you like to gather remotely with fellow crafters to work on projects, chit chat, ask crafting questions, share a technique with the group, and generally have fun? If your answer is “yes” to any of these questions, then these Craft & Chat sessions are for you!

Join me for my next Craft & Chat on May 10! Email me at if you would like to join in! I’d love to see your smiling face!

My Craft & Chat sessions are held the second Wednesday of every month beginning at 7 pm Eastern and will last about an hour. Email me at if you’re interested in participating – please indicate the month you will be attending. You must respond no later than the Monday prior to that month’s Craft & Chat session.

Craft & Chat Schedule for the Remainder of 2023:

  • Jun 14, 7 pm ET
  • July 12, 7 pm ET
  • August 9, 7 pm ET
  • September 13, 7 pm ET
  • October 11, 7 pm ET
  • November 8, 7 pm ET
  • December 13, 7 pm ET

April Host Code!

Did you know that you can purchase supplies from me to make your own beautiful creations? And if you use my current Host Code, you will receive a free gift from me valued at $8 when you place an order of $25 or more (before shipping and tax). Use the April Host Code – CFES3YYG. You can also click here to visit my Customer Rewards Page for the current Host Code.

I offer other Customer Rewards programs, too! To learn more about Inky Bee Stamper’s customer rewards programs, visit my Customer Rewards page here.

Products used to create today’s card that are available now for purchase are included below. Upcoming items (available May 2) are included on the pdf tutorial linked above.

6 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Zany Zoo Adventure Birthday Card”

  1. ohhhh and awwwww…..cuteness overload!! So many possibilities with those zoo critters!! I love that you colored the black and white DSP!!


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