Zany Zoo Birthday Card ~ Kid Cards


Today is my Granddaughter's Birthday! 
I'm always in a rut when it comes to creating kids birthday cards.
I just don't have the supplies to create super cool cards for kids... yet!!

The inspiration for this card came from a Stampin' Up demonstrator who had made a beautiful card featuring some of the characters from the Zany Zoo designer paper (on sale right now), and she had created a gorgeous background with a cloud die cut ( Basic Borders Dies ) and 
pretty pastel colors. Her card was beautiful!

So... for this card I blended with Petal Pink, Coastal Cabana and my cloud stencil.
A cloud stencil is a must have - search for one at
I also used my cloud stencil to trace and cut some layers of cloud, then blended those with color as well. I popped up the fussy cut clouds using dimensionals on the bottom of the card front. 

I cut the balloons from the Zany Zoo designer paper.  It's a little raccoon character this is usually holding them. However, I wanted to use the ballet hippo.  So, I just attached the balloons to her hand and tied a bow using the

I had some Petal Pink or Blushing Bride gems in my stash that worked perfectly to give the card front a little added interest in the blank spaces.

The sentiments were stamped from a retired stamp set, though I keep it as it's perfect for personalizing grandkid cards. 

My granddaughter is pretty special, so I wanted the inside of the card to be a little more fun.  So I created a quick pop up mechanism and hid it behind yet another cloud that I had traced and cut. 

I blended another quick panel with using the cloud stencil and added the koala 
bear with cupcakes from the same designer paper.  I tucked him in just
 behind the pop up cloud. 
Then stamped a few more sentiments. 
After taking the pictures, I did add a few retired Coastal Cabana rhinestones
 to add a little sparkle to the inside of the card.

Hopefully this card will inspire me to create a few more cards for kids.  
I definitely have a demand for them! 

***To create a quick pop up on the inside of the card: 
Cut a piece of cardstock at 1 x 4, Score at 1, 2 & 3 inches.
Score the fold lines. 
Glue one end to the center of the image that you want to pop up (in this case the cloud). Apply glue to the other end of the strip, fold the cloud down flat, then close the top of the card onto the glued section. Press down. Open the card and this mechanism should be working to pop up the image on the inside of the card.
(I really hope this made sense)

If you would like to purchase any of the products used to create this card. 

New Products available online only, while supplies last!

If you would like to purchase products at an awesome discount, browse 
the available joining options.

If you have any questions about this tutorial, the product, becoming a discount shopper, or any other inquiries.