I must admit that I was intimitdated by the Pyramid Pals bundle. There were too many pieces. What do you do with all that? Then cute little animals began to appear on Pinterest and I was hooked. I'm not sure that most of my project is original, but I love how it all came together. I first tried to make a frame, but we'll get to that later.
I used the note cards and envelopes for this project. I love them! You get 20 cards and envelopes for only $6.00. Now, that's a deal! This is a project we made at my downline meeting. We have the 4 cards, bagged, and tagged.
Each of the note cards has a black rectangle in the center measuring 2 1/8 x 3 1/8. The Go Wild Designer Series Paper Stack was used on each note card. That piece measures 2 x 3. Each card features 3 leaves cut using the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies. There is one in Old Olive, one in Pear Pizzazz, and one in Mossy Meadow. All are stamped using the Botanical Blooms stamp set in Mossy Meadow and sponged in Mossy Meadow. The elephant uses Basic Gray cardstock and ink. Of course the eyes are from Whisper White.
Love the frog! I wish I could say that the fly was my idea. I copied it! You can make this fly using the Playful Pals stamp set. So cute! The frog is made using Garden Green cardstock, the tongue in Real Red, the pond in Tempting Turquoise, and the lily pad in Pear Pizzazz. I used the Circles Collection Framelits to cut the lily pad.
The bird is sitting on a Soft Suede branch hand cut to fit across the patterned paper. The bird uses Tempting Turquoise cardstock. The beak is Tangerine Tango. The wings are part of the frog's feet and the feet of the bird uses the elephant's trunk. I put some feather tuffs above the eyes, but I'm not sure about those. You could leave them off.
For the lion, I stamped the face shape on a piece of Whisper White. Then I stamped the ovals around that shape. I cut all of that out. Another face was added in Delightful Dijon on top. The ears are cut from Delightful Dijon and the nose is cut in Basic Black. I used Basic Black Archival ink to stamp the eyes, mouth, and whiskers.
I also made a tag. I used Tip Top Taupe measuring 4 1/2 x 5 and scored on the long side at 2 1/2. The Go Wild paper measures 2 3/8 x 4 3/8. I stamped the sentiment using the You're So Sweet stamp set and hand cut. I added the leaves and a turquoise flower using the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack. A Tangerine Tango candy dot finishes the flower.
So here is the finished project. I used the Gusseted Cellophane Bags for the note cards and envelopes and added the tag topper.
I mentioned a frame at the beginning of the post. Here is how that turned out.
Sometimes you make a project that just makes you smile with pride. This was one of those projects for me. I hope you enjoy! See you Friday!