Kangaroo and Company Card For Mum AYSI 249

by Joanne James30. April 2021 12:00


Today I'm sharing my design team card for our new challenge over at As You See It where it's time for a sweet colour challenge:


Don't those macarons look delicious? I love those sugary colours and thought they would look perfect combined with the photo inspiration over at Fusion this week! I don't have a mum & baby giraffe pair in my stash, but I do have...kangaroos! So I set to work and this is what I came up with:


 Here's the low-down on today's card:

Kangaroo and Company - You've seen me use this set before for Valentine's, but it is perfect for cute cards for a range of occasions. There is a baby joey that fits in the mummy's pouch, but today I went in favour of the younger freestanding kangaroo who has just delivered his mum a beautiful big bunch of flowers, coloured in our challenge colours. 

Strong and Beautiful - Mother's Day has been and gone here in the UK, but I decided to choose a sentiment from the retiring 'Strong and Beautiful' stamp set (now available for the bargain price of £9.20!) that works for mums, or any special person, that you want to give a special thank you to. I love the sentiments in this set - they really are wonderful for celebrating special women in the broadest sense. I sat my young kangaroo on my sentiment strip so that he didn't look like he was floating in mid air, and I like that this makes him more central to the design than he would otherwise have been at floor level. 

A Hidden Message - Whilst my main sentiment is the one I talked about above, I couldn't resist adding another to the fun 'reveal' when you pull out the flowers from the pouch:

I know this feature has more appeal on cards for youngsters, but I think my Mum will find it fun too! It's so easy to do, as the Kangaroo Dies cut the slit in the pouch perfectly - no added effort required. I'm also linking today's card up with the ladies over at SUO Challenges where the theme is 'Animal Kingdom' and they are asking us to feature animals big and small on our cards.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Here's a summary of our challenge rules:

  • Create any card, scrapbooking page, 3D project or packaging project that fits the challenge.
  • Please include the challenge graphic and link back to the challenge in your blog post. Turn off word verification so we can leave you lots of lovely comments. Make sure you link the post not the whole blog to the Linky. Use #AYSIXXX when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines tab on the As You See It Challenge homepage.
  • In a colour challenge, black or other neutral can be used in outlines and sentiments but no other colours should be included. Stampin’ Up colours are used for reference but colours that are a close match are welcome.

Enjoy your day; my Fridays are always busy, so I'll keep this short and see you again tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (10) -

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
4/30/2021 4:38:57 PM #

This is adorable and PERFECT for the colors this week!  Sweet as a cookie!

Heather Heroldt
Heather HeroldtUnited States
4/30/2021 6:10:13 PM #

Love this, Joanne - perfect coloring, and these roos just melt my heart!  Perfect layout and details!  Thanks so much for playing at SUO!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
4/30/2021 9:42:39 PM #

This is FABULOUS! I love the So Saffron background, the perfectly coloured kangaroos, the tiny bunch of flowers... amazing. But the thing I like best is the joey, perched on top of the sentiment gazing adoringly at mum. Perfect positioning by you!

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
5/1/2021 5:52:35 PM #

Fab card - those colours work really well and make it look so fresh & spring-like

Natalie Arnold
Natalie ArnoldUnited Kingdom
5/3/2021 7:16:37 AM #

Such an adorably cute card absolutely love the colour scheme very fresh and spring looking too. Love that you have a hidden message too very clever these kangaroos are just so delightful love it. Thanks for taking part in the SUO challenge hope to see you on the next one x Natalie

Linda Callahan
Linda CallahanUnited States
5/3/2021 2:35:00 PM #

This is adorable!  Love the soft flowers and oh those sweet kangaroos!

Cindy Coutts
Cindy CouttsUnited States
5/4/2021 8:11:45 PM #

Your coloring and sketch = perfect. I love this. Thank you so much for participating with use at SUOChallenges.com and we hope to see you back for our next challenge on May 11!

Laurie L Unger
Laurie L UngerUnited States
5/5/2021 3:15:09 PM #

This is darling! Thanks so much for sharing this over at The Fusion Card Challenge.

Claire Grantham
Claire GranthamUnited States
5/10/2021 8:18:14 PM #

I love that you went with Kangaroos and the eyeliner on Momma 'roo is amazing. Thanks for joining us at The Fusion Card Challenge. Claire DT

Christy Stanford
Christy StanfordUnited States
5/12/2021 6:57:25 AM #

I love how you used those springy colors for your kangaroo pair, this is perfect!  Thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges!

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