Welcome to the Kre8tors November 2018 Blog Hop, where the theme is “birthday.” This is the most popular reason to send a card, and my Animal Friends couldn’t wait to participate. In order to make room for all of them, I decided to make a Double Z Fold Card. 

By Su Mohr for Kre8tors Nov. Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Animal Friends, Animal Expedition DSP, birthday cards: #animalfriends #animalexpedition #menagerie #birthdaycards #stampinup #crafts #diy #cardsforkids

Animal Friends Birthday


I didn’t have to take time coloring the animals, because I cropped them right from the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper. You can see the Animal Friends dies pictured on the DSP: the kangaroo with koala, the rhino, and the giraffe. I planned to pop up the animals on dimensionals, so I layered them on Thick Whisper White cardstock for sturdiness.


Paper Snips were used to fussy cut the Sloth, because he didn’t want to be left out.


Once I had my menagerie, it was time to make the Double Z Fold card base. The card base is Thick Whisper White cardstock, 11″ X 4 1/4″, scored at 5 1/2″ and 8 1/4″.

The band is 11″ X 1 1/4″, scored at 5 1/2″ and 8 1/4″. I decorated the panels with more Animal Expedition DSP: birds, tree frogs and even a crocodile. I also added some die cut foliage (Animal Friends die) in Shaded Spruce that matches the 1/16″ border on two of the panels.


Attaching the band is the trickiest part. Glue the long section first, gluing just the left half, because the right half of this section remains open. The middle section remains open, while the end section is glued entirely. TIP: Before the glue is set, close the card to make sure everything is lined up properly.


For the sentiment, I found “Happy Birthday” in the Hand Delivered stamp set, and stamped it in Shaded Spruce ink. It was the right size for cutting with a Bunch of Banners die. But, the animals wanted  to add, “Best wishes from all of us,” and I was lucky to find that sentiment in the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set. To make it stand out, we framed it with Lemon Lime Twist cardstock, matching the 1/16″ border on the card front.


Here’s my closed Double Z Fold card, ready to fit into one of our medium envelopes.  It is extra thick, especially with all of the dimensionals.  Good thing the Animal Friends are used to being cozy!


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November Blog Hop Roll Call List

Melissa Tennison
Tracy Marie Lewis
Su Mohr
Pia Gerhardt
Ilonka Schneider
Kathy Maurer
Janey Backer
Tricia Butts
Sandra Roberts
Kirsteen Gill
Jan Musselman
Linda Handford
Cheryl Taylor
Anastasia Radloff
Sandra Mastello
Jackie Lawless
Laura Mackie
Annette Elias
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