5 Minute Monday ~ Design the outside and the inside of the card! ~ Zany Zoo

What’s worse than a big, hungry alligator chasing you?
Two big, hungry alligators chasing you.


Today's 5 Minute Monday is not only adorably cute, it has a quick & easy layout that allows you decorate both the inside and the outside of the card! 

We put a lot of work into creating our card fronts, so they should definitely have an inside panel that is worthy of the front of the card. 
I love decorating the inside just as much as the outside!

This card boasts the beautiful Azure Afternoon color. 
I think this color is stunning. I only have it in the cardstock and Stampin' Blend markers so far, though there is also an ink pad, ribbon, and I believe it is also found in some of the designer papers.  
I suppose it also resembles Tahitian Tide.

The card features the cute little characters from the Zany Zoo Collection.

Everything about these characters are definitely zany! From Knitting Llama's to a multitude of crazy little characters singing, baking and even roasting marshmallows.
The stamp set includes 6 characters to stamp, however the designer paper includes ton's of these little characters and their antics. 

Our card today actually features the backside of the paper which is a collection of black and white designs, that at most times has my vision a little zany!

So let's get to the card measurements:

4 1/4 x 11 - Azure Afternoon cardstock
Scored @5 1/2

Zoo Crew Designer Paper - 4 x 51/4 
cut on a diagonal 

Scrap of Basic White to stamp a character, or cut one from the designer paper

Scrap of Basic Black to stamp or heat emboss a sentiment

Basic White - 4 x 5 1/4  


Cut & Score card sections.
Layer the largest diagonal cut piece of designer paper on the top of the card base.
Color the stamped image. 
Attach to the bottom right corner of the card front, using dimensionals.
Stamp at sentiment on a scrap of Basic Black cardstock using Versimark Ink.
Heat emboss the greeting.
Using dimensionals attach the greeting in desired position on the card front.
Add a few gems, dots or rhinestones.

Card Inside:

Attach the remaining section of diagonal designer paper to the Basic White inside layer, positioned as pictured.

Stamp the confetti with from the Zany Zoo stamp set along with the desired greeting on the inside panel. Attach the panel. 

That's it!! 
A quick, easy & cute card! 

I have created 2 additional cards using this same layout but with different card folds. I will post those in the next post. 

What does an alligator do when he loses his tail?
– Goes to a re-tail store.

Products Used to Create the Card: 

TIP: This card could actually be created with only the Zoo Crew Designer Paper
 and some sentiment stamps that you already have in your stash!

I hope you enjoyed today's card and that it leaves you with some creative inspiration!  Be sure to leave me some comment love below πŸ‘‡

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