Stampin’ Up!Stampin’ Up! Rhino Ready Like an Animal Birthday Card

Good Monday morning y’all!  Hope you had a great weekend – ours was a little soggy.  We had a chance to get a little bitty bit of work done in the garden but…not much.  At least it’s hard for it to be “soggy” AND “polleny” at the same time!!  At least – that’s what I’m telling myself! 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️

My card today is a great one that would be a great birthday card for a guy – or really ANYone who loves a slightly smirky and totally adorable rhino!  Cuz the Rhino Ready stamp set – with its matching dies – brings THREE of the little boogers to life!  I used a couple of them – and paired them with the Like an Animal Specialty DSP (a little “on the nose” maybe but…I thought it fit!).  Take a look-see:

Stampin' Up! Rhino Ready Like an Animal Birthday Card

The layout for this one was inspired by the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week.

I started with some Like an Animal Specialty DSP that I matted on Evening Evergreen cardstock for the card front.

Then I cut three Stylish Shapes circles – using the three largest circle dies – from Sahara Sand cardstock.  On the largest, I stamped one of the Rhino’s in Soft Suede ink.

Stampin' Up! Rhino Ready Like an Animal Birthday Card

Using Liquid Glue – I adhered the middle size circle to the card front.  Then I added the smaller one above it with Liquid Glue (I only used the glue near the center of the circles – so I could slip the Rhino Ready die cut leaves underneath).  I adhered the large circle die with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Using the two leaf dies from Rhino Ready – I cut out 4 (two large and two small) from Evening Evergreen cardstock and four from Soft Succulent Fine Shimmer Paper.

Stampin' Up! Rhino Ready Like an Animal Birthday Card

Using Liquid Glue, I tucked leaves in and about the three die circles – with the final two adhered to the top of the largest circle.

I tied a little bow from Very Vanilla Baker’s Twine and adhered it with a dab of Liquid Glue.

Stampin' Up! Rhino Ready Like an Animal Birthday Card

On a piece of Sahara Sand, I stamped the Rhino Ready sentiment in Soft Suede ink and cut it out with a Stylish Shapes label die.

Using double-stacked Stampin’ Dimensionals, I adhered the sentiment to the card front.

Stampin' Up! Rhino Ready Like an Animal Birthday Card

I added some Rustic Metallic Adhesive-backed Dots and the card front was done.

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment and rhino from the Rhino Ready set in Soft Suede ink on a Very Vanilla panel.

Stampin' Up! Rhino Ready Like an Animal Birthday Card

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to an Evening Evergreen mat and into my Sahara Sand card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another Rhino in Soft Suede on the front…

Stampin' Up! Rhino Ready Like an Animal Birthday Card

…and more Like an Animal Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Stampin' Up! Rhino Ready Like an Animal Birthday Card

Et Voila.  Now – in real life, I feel pretty sure rhinos aren’t as friendly as these cuties in the Rhino Ready bundle – but…I’m willing to suspend my disbelief cuz of how cool the bundle is for making cards! And – I do love the quiet sides of the Like an Animal Specialty DSP like I’ve used here – but there’s ALSO the flip side with uber-pretty foiled versions of the same design!!  Something for every taste and project!

Stampin' Up! Rhino Ready Like an Animal Birthday Card

I hope you like!

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Sahara Sand Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Three-Largest-Stylish Shapes die cut circles; Stylish Shapes die cut label (sentiment)

Evening Evergreen Cardstock:  Rhino Ready die cut leaves (x4); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (x2 – mat for card front and for inner liner)

Fine Shimmer Paper (in Soft Succulent): Rhino Ready die cut leaves (x4)

Very Vanilla Cardstock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

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Finn Fan Fix 

Finn abdicated his spot today.  Our FFF has gone to the birds!

This little guy was perched on the garden flag outside the other day!

And then a much brighter visitor last night!

But…this one was fun.

We have Ring cameras out at the barn so we can keep an eye on the girls and the barn.  Yesterday afternoon, my phone chimed to let me know there was movement in the camera aimed at Cady’s stall.

Well – Cady and Cerah were out in the pasture so…I figured it was our kitty visitor.  But…I was wrong!!

Hello the HOUSE!!

I feel like someone is watching me…

Maybe they’d like the full view!

Not sure what kind he is – I THINK he’s a bluebird-of-happiness, but…this was for sure one of the coolest things that camera has captured!! ❤️❤️❤️


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14 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up!Stampin’ Up! Rhino Ready Like an Animal Birthday Card

  1. Such a cute card! Love the little rhino and that paper is perfect! Love the cute bird peeking at your camera! 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      I know – he was so cute!! Thanks so much, Amy! 🙂

  2. JudiH

    Rhino for the win-love the color combo! That lil birdy on his head is cute but cannot hold a candle to your barn visitor! Like, WOW, colorful. Bundle back up…..we are having Dogwood Winter…..temps down to freezing expected for a couple of nights. Ugh.

    • stampsnlingers

      Yep – us, too. And the Dogwoods just started to bloom here – going to be very bummed if they drop all their petals! It’s the best time of year when all the Dogwoods are blooming in the woods! Thanks so much, Judi!

  3. What a fun card! I love this dsp paired with the sweet rhino. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks much, Amy – appreciate you stopping by!! 🙂

  4. Jacquie

    Fabulously layered design! I love the rhino and the blue leaves. Thanks for playing along with us at FMS this week.

  5. Jeannette

    Love the rhino card! Great color combo, and that background DSP is the bomb! The smirky look on the rhino inside the card is hilarious! You definitely have a Bluebird visiting your barn. What a fun surprise.

    • stampsnlingers

      It sure was! I was so surprised to see him on the camera! Thank you so much, Jeannette! 🙂

  6. This is such a great card! I love that animal print! That rhino and his little bird friend is too cute! The inside of the card is so fun as well! Love your barn visitor! So pretty! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Jen – this is just such a cute bundle! And our little visitor was too cute, too! 🙂

  7. Linda Callahan

    Adorable card! Love the rhino and the paper you used! The pop of blue is perfect! Glad you joined us at FMS!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Linda! Appreciate you stopping by!! 🙂

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