Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sweet Baby Giraffe Card


Internet woes today!  I had this 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" card ready earlier but Photobucket did not want to let these photos upload!  So, onto plan b...

This super cute giraffe and the shape he is sitting on is from the new Creative Memories Stork's Delivery cartridge.  I love some of the layered background shapes on this cartridge!


First off, I cut the giraffe's shadow layer three times at 3-1/2" (key 32).  I then cut the rest of the giraffe's layers.  Everything layers from the bottom up.  Cut your shadow first and then cut the base and corresponding layers (layer 1, layer 2).


Then, using the thinner pop dots from Stampin Up! I created a multi-layered giraffe.

Here's the background image (key 42), which I cut at 2-1/4" and used the Sugar and Spice font feature key.  All I had to do was turn it 90 degrees and it was perfect! See handbook page below:




The giraffe's eyes cut out small at this size so I thought some wiggle eyes would be fun; he kind of reminded me of that giraffe from that movie Madagascar...


OK, maybe not....ha ha!


Finally, a strip of coordinating paper inside finishes the card off.  Paper was by October Afternoon and Stampin Up!, ribbon by Michaels, sentiment ("baby") by Papertrey Ink.  Fiskars scalloped border punch was also used.

Check back for more projects coming soon!

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87 comments:

  1. I absolutely LOVE giraffes!! I'm so going to need this cart!!

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  2. This is so adorable! I really, really want this cartridge!

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  3. Joy, what an adorable card. A must have cart! TFS!
    esigmon at cox dot net

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  4. So cute, love your choice of colors

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  5. Very cute! I really like how you layered the giraffe image so that it's 3D on the card. Love the colors and great touch w/ the baby tag w/ ribbon!

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  6. Adorable card, I love giraffes - great color choices, so brught and cheery!

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  7. Such a playful card with the polka dots and stripes. Love the layers.
    Gloria H

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  8. So cute! You did an awesome job on your card. Love the polka dots.
    Thanks for sharing! :o)

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  9. Sooooo CUTE!!! Thanks for your imagination!

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  10. Love this card. I am really thinking that this cartridge may be a "must have" for me.--Ryansmaama
    gkburrow@cmaaccess.com

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  11. I was just making a giraffe card for my son's girlfriend but yours is so much better!!!!

    Love that paper you used also!

    Cutest card ever!!!

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  12. Oh your giraffe is super cute....He is cuter than Melman...shhh don't anyone I said that..LOL

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  13. OMG! That is so stinkin' cute! Love the papers and everything about it. Great job, Joy!

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  14. Aww that is the cutest baby card; I've got to have that cartridge. I love the 3D layering; I purchased some foam squares thinking of making a layed beastie. Thank you so much for your inspiration.

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  15. I understand and feel your Internet woes...just got a gypsy and was unable to update today -ugh! The card is incredibly darling! I need this cartridge!

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  16. Darling card...I love the idea of all the extra layers to layer! :)

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  17. Love it! Thanks for sharing, and yes he does remind me of Melman, love him!

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  18. Soooo cute! Glad you were able to up-load and share!
    Thanks for sharing
    Susan

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  19. This is SOOOO cute! Love Love Love the whole thing!! Looks like another cart in on the wish list! The colors are so bright and cheery.
    Shellee

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  20. Very cute! I love that layered giraffe~~

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  21. Hello,
    woooow is this cute! I love this card!!!!
    Greets Sabina

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  22. That giraffe is super groovy, especially with the wiggly eyes!

    Georgiana

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  23. GREAT card! I love the way you made the giraffe 'pop'!
    *smiles*
    debbi

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  24. Just adorable! I love visiting your blog every day!

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  25. Who would have thunk of u sing a giraffe on a baby card but is soooooo cute! You guys are so ingenious! Look forward every day to your blogs!
    Mstgane
    Ann

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  26. How super sweet. I have New Arrivals cart, but want this one too. You've hooked me.

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  27. Great card! I love the layers.

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  28. Adorable card. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. Just adorable! Can't wait to make this.

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  30. Love the colors you used and the giraffe on this card.

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  31. WOW, this is the CUTEST Giraffe!!! Okay Missy, I'm probably going to get this cart just because of that giraffe!!! BTW, I LOVE the Madagascar movies!!! lol.....
    Big Gypsy Hugs,
    Emma;)

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  32. very cute, like the google eyes and the framing of him!

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  33. I have so many baby carts and alot of them have similar images on them this one included, but one of the things that sold me on this cart, is the adorable sugar and spice alphabet. So as usual, I have convinced myself that I just have to have this cart in my collection as well. Love your giraffe - they are always a favorite of mine.
    Marcie

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  34. What a darling card, love all the different papers.

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  35. What a great card-who doesn't love Melman?

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  36. Super cute!! Love the giraffe - it's just too precious!

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  37. This is completely ADORABLE Joy! I LOVE the paper and the Giraffe is just toooooo stinkin' CUTE! :o)

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  38. Beautiful card! I'm working on a friend's baby shower and believe I need to hunt down a local CM rep so I can pick up this cartridge. Thanks for the fun idea.

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  39. Hi!!! Super cute!!! I loved this card!!! kisses of Brazil!!!

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  40. Darling card....that giraffe is too cute!!!

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  41. Your card is adorable. Especially like the colors you choose.

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  42. Love the card!!! It's sooo cute!!

    Carol

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  43. OMG Joy how stinkin' cute.....I'm blown away....just the cutest card ever.....TFS


    Joan Smith

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  44. that is just too cute. and I love giraffes!

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  45. This card is so cute, su ch an adorable baby card but also even a young child thanks
    upnurse at aol dot dom

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  46. Love the playful giraffe with google eyes. Sweet and fun.

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  47. What a beautiful layout and those cute giraffes make it! Thank you for your continued inspiration.

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  48. What a beautiful layout and those cute giraffes make it! Thank you for your continued inspiration.

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  49. OMGoodness, that is such a sweet card, love the layering!

    Wendy, aka Roo

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  50. omg i totally found your blog by accident since I dont know how to search for blogs but I love these cards and your blog.

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  51. Boy, oh, boy...do I ever like this card. Love the giraffe with all the abcs and stripes! Great job.

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  52. Sooo Cute! The colors are great. Can't wait to try it.

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  53. Very cute!!! Love this cartridge!!! That giraffe is adorable! TFS
    hugs,
    joni

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  54. Your card is so cute,love the colors nice & colorful.I needed something to brighten up my day THANKS!!!This winter has been a long one(to much snow we gotten over 100 inch so far this winter & it been snow all day today.I'm ready for SPRING.

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    Enjoy!

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  56. I love the way this cartridge layers. So so cute.

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  57. This baby card is so adorable,TFS
    lindamcintosh at verizon dot net

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  58. love the card and your clear concise instructions Thank you

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  59. This is just the cutest! Thank you for sharing!
    Blessings, Donna
    grandma4five

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  60. That's just about the cutest card I've ever seen! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Mary (a.k.a. BikerGranny)
    info@happypaws-pet.com

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  61. So adorable.. one for my list I think :)

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  62. awesome card!! melman.. LOL just a distance relative... lol want/need this cartridge..

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  63. That card is super cute. I love the giraffe's googly eyes! I like the way you did multiple shadow layers for a different dimensional effect. Something new to try!

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  64. This card is so cute!! I really want this cartridge!

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  65. soooo cute!!!! great color combo and the eyes are too funny.....

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  66. Adorable! Love the colors too :)

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  67. Your card is just precious! Love all the colors! The giraffe is so adorable.

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  68. I think this card is A-DOR-A-BLE! Plus, I have lots of friends that are having babies so it's time to get started on making the cards so they can just be popped in the mail when the time is right. Especially since I'm due in a few months too. Any work done ahead of time will help.

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  69. How cute is that! It would also make a nice birthday card.

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  70. My four year old daughter saw this card and said "How cute is THAT!" hehe She's so funny! I would have to agree with her! It's adorable! :)

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  71. very cute...

    Ruby
    http://handcraftedsimplybyus.blogspot.com

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  72. Uber Adorable!! I am so lovin the Giraffe & your color combination !

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  73. Joy, as usual.. awesome card. Love the color choices that is definitely a cartridge for the wish list :-) TFS

    Shelley

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  74. Very cute card! I love the giraffe layered like that!
    Keep Rockin~!

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  75. What a cute giraffe...I love the layers...thanks for all the details. I have a "twin girls" baby shower coming soon, you've inspired me to create all the decor, cards, and tags!

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