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Jul 5, 2007

Wild About You!

Today was the first time I've been able to play with Stampin' Up!'s new set, Zoofari. I think the images are SO cute! This patterned paper by American Crafts works great for a jungle theme! Today's challenge on SCS is to use ribbon in a creative way. I've seen people run twill through a printer, but my twill just wasn't the right color. So, I tried it out on white grosgrain, and I think it worked pretty well! I just used a word document, typed out what I wanted to say, and printed on regular computer paper. Then I used double sided tape and adhered my grosgrain right on top of the printed words. I put the paper back into my printer and printed again. Easy!

This card is also for today's Challenge on Caardvarks. You can only use ONE stamp for your card. This was a little tricky for me b/c I knew I 'had' to have a sentiment somewhere (without stamping!) -- and that's how the idea came about for the printed ribbon.

The leopard is colored with Watercolor Wonder Crayons and an aquapainter (SU). I used a Sakura stardust pen to add glitter to his spots, whiskers, and nose. I just doodled the border with a SU marker. The white circle was cut using a coluzzle and I used a Marvy Giga Scalloped punch for the black circle. I used a tiny hole punch to add more 'spots' around the scallops.

The top portion of the card was embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder. I added a few black brad 'spots' to the lower corner.

Paper: American Crafts, Really Rust and Basic Black CS (SU), Papertrey Ink. white CS


  1. Great idea! I never would have thought to print on top of ribbon. Can't wait to try it out. Cute card!


  2. This is adorable, and you are so clever to use printed ribbon! I have a bunch of it and I rarely use've inspired me.

  3. Oh, so cute! What a cool trick for printing on ribbon. (P.S. Like the music too.) LorieR

  4. Great card, the printed ribbon looks fab!

  5. Great idea with the printed ribbon but I am too scared to test it out and jam up my printer. Thanks for sharing.



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