Thursday, October 29, 2015

Please Don't Feed the Animals - Easy Cards in 1, 2, 3!


Hello, everyone! It's Bibi here today with some cards I whipped up in no-time. Actually, the first one took me forever because I spent a lot of time thinking about what kind of easy cards I wanted to make. And then out of the blue the idea came to me after I had gone to bed, so I got up and hurried to my studio so I wouldn't forget! Before I knew it, I had made seven more cards/tags that evening....


Here is the first card, the one that got me out of bed. It was worth it, wasn't it?
(I think it's hysterical!)
Inside the card:

Be Right Back - stamp from Sarcastic Superpower
Elephant and Hello there! are both from African Animals


Then I made another elephant card, 
this time with a text inside that I, unfortunately,
will have the use for quite often.... 
(which is why I made it into a stamp, but I'm sure I'm not the only one who needs it ...).

Inside:
All stamps from African Animals



Then it was the giraffe's turn:

Another giraffe card: 
I have no idea what a giraffe sounds like, but I imagine it cannot sing....
I doodled on the notes and drew the speech bubble with a black pen.

The lion is up next,
with a silly sentiment from Sarcastic Superpower 
which I drew a thinking bubble around:

I want to attach this tag to an edible Christmas gift, just for fun!


Another lion, this time with a statement: 
The sentiment is from Sarcastic Superpower and actually reads,
"Not my monkeys, not my circus". I cut it apart so I could spell "No Circus" instead.
See, that's how you can get more out of your stamps: Cut them up and make new ones!

It's the elephants turn again, on the last card I made in this series:

Sun from Celestial Dancers, fly from A little Birdie
Soar and Fly Away from For the Birds, and believe etc from Affirmations

I cut the cloud out of cardstock, added some blue ink on the sides and adhered it with foam dots.
Inside the card:

This stamp is from the set of sentiments called Think Again


And - just in case you wondered.......
Rhino stamp from African Animals, sentiment stamp from Sarcastic Superpower.
I don't know when a card like this is appropriate - perhaps as a reminder to your sweetheart?

I hope you liked my quick and easy cards. I had such fun making them!
Stamping doesn't have to be all that complicated. An image and a sentiment is all you need, but if you prefer to add some colours you can always do that. I chose not to this time, as I think these African Animals stamps look great without, too.


Here are the two sets of stamps I used the most:
Images are reduced (actual sheet size is 13 x 18 cm, or 5 x 7 inches)

African Animals - stamps made from drawings that DT Susanne Rose made for me.
Awesome, aren't they? I have fallen deeply in love with these stamps.


Now it's your turn:
Go out in the world with a silly grin on your face ... and make some cards in 1, 2, 3!
See if you can combine stamped images with sentiments in a way you haven't tried before.

I want to thank my DT Majo for the inspiration! ♥
She's really good at combining images and sentiments with a new twist.





Until next time -  be good, be silly, have fun and stamp on!

 XOX,
Bibi











11 comments:

  1. I love these. Keeping it simple but oh so fun. Love the elephant leaving the front and reappearing inside. I licked it, it's mine. OMG so perfect for the lovely lion. The crazy giraffe always makes me smile. More so paired with the fun sentiments. Another cool set of cards with these very cool stamps. Hugz

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  2. Hi Bibi!!! Thank you so much for this great inspriation! Now I need the Sarcastic Superpower set! Your ideas are so cool and funny!!! Hugs, Susanne!

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  3. Combining these 2 sets was inspired! Well worth getting out of bed... Love the CAS look and the stamped images hold their own without colour or fussy embellishments. I would never have thought of mixing the 2 sets but it makes for some humoristic cards. Brought a smile to my face... xx

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  4. I love the way you used the stamps! Very cool!! xxx

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  5. Oh my, I couldn't stop laughing, your cards are ALL so awesome and so very humorous, just the way I love them. Thanks so much for mentioning that I'm the one you does that all the time, luv ya, Sweets ♥

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  6. GREAT CARDS, I LOVE all of them and laughed all the way through. I do LOVE a sense of humor in my cards too. Perfect!!!!

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  7. Good grief girl - YOU WENT WILD!!!! Heheheh - oops - just realized that's true - BEWARE: wild animals and wild woman on the premises!!!!!!!!!!!! You totally had me cackling - these are WONDERFUL. Each one is just so fun. My fav is the last one - the "sexy" rhino - heheheheheh!!! This was such a delightful post Bibi. Oh and hey - have a restful, peaceful, well deserved vacation too. XO j.

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  8. Wildly brilliant my dahling!!!!!

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  9. Such great fun and so many different cards! What a lot ionspiration! Yhanks; I enjoyed watching them all!

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  10. They are all awesome Bibi, you have a talented DT. I let out a snort when I got to the bottom which startled my OH until I explained why, lol, thank you for the laugh lovely lady and enjoy your break. I've got to persuade the OH that he needs to buy me some new stamps now lol! Karen xx

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  11. Thank you all so much for your sweet comments!!
    I'm glad my silly cards hit home :)
    ♥♥♥

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