Category Archives: zoo babies

I’m leaving on a (infant friendly) jet plane

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So…  We just got back from our summer mainland extravaganza.  It was exciting.  But,  I was a bit nervous taking the Littles on their 2nd airline flight.  (Their first was only HNL to Maui and they were only 2.5 weeks old… I think they forgot. ) Anyway… I wanted to make a little gifty favor for our seat mates.  Just a little something to break the ice and to get them to think the Littles were more cute than screaming airplane passengers.  So…  Here it is:

I used those awesome chevron printed bags and filled them with Blondie Bites and ear plugs.  Decorated them with one of my favorite sets: Zoo babies…   I wrote a little rhyme and signed them from Zeke and Hannah. 

Fresh baked cookies on a red eye help tremendously.  And there was a group of passengers that sat next to us on our connecting flight as well.   Those poor people…  
Anyway,  the Littles did very well.  Despite some major weather delays.  And I have to mention the wonderful flight attendants on American Airlines.  They were a tremendous help.  They went way above their job description to help us.  Service like that makes traveling so much more bearable.

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Wow for a little one.

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The second swap I was part of for convention was a wow card swap.  And the rule for this is that the card was supposed to wow.  So. That’s a tall order. And…. I had signed up for a children’s card swap that got cancelled…. but I had already cut the paper for the card…  so, I decided to have a wow children’s card.  Smaht, yeah me…. (that is Hawaii speak for “brilliant idea… you go girl”).

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So, this card uses zoo babies stamp set. I had to buy this one cause I was so sad when they retired fox and friends. But… SU! always comes through and replaced it with this cute set. But, looking at the picture… you must be saying… that’s not wow worthy.  Just wait…

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Before we get to the wow, I want to show you some of the details on the front. I was also sad when the tiny key tag punch retired. But never fear… the little bitty labels punch worked perfectly. And I love those safety pins. They are perfect on baby cards.  That is the crumb cake taffeta.  The colors are so saffron, costal cabana (love it) and baked brown sugar.  I embossed the bottom panel with the polka dots. What did we do with ourselves before embossing??

Okay. Now for the wow. And this wow is so easy that anyone can do.

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It’s an easel card!  All you gotta do is make sure something on the inside is bumped up so it can hold the paper back.

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Here’s a view from the side. You cut your card base like normal (5.5x 8.5).  Fold in half.  Then on the front of the card score again at the half way. ( score at 2 1/8).  You will then create the front of the card on another panel and then adhere it to the BOTTOM portion of that scored front.  And it’s that easy.

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You can see how the top of the giraffe is what holds the card hope.   I love the giraffe and rhino.  It was a little mental cutting them out but it goes fast. Do it while watching TV and it breezes by. I did it while watching Isaac dig in the sand.

What is nice about the easel card is that it can be a nice little decoration for the recipient.

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And. I love the toucan. 

Since they are so easy… everyone can make a wow card!

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