Saturday, August 13, 2011

Safari Palz Card and New Design Team Spot

I have recently been accepted for a new Design Team spot with ScrappyDew Creations. This is my first project using Rob's files. I apologize for the photos, it is very dark and rainy today.

This is an action card based on a tutorial that Dena posted on her blog Here. If you have not been to her blog I suggest you check it out. She is very talented!

This card will be for my nephew for his birthday, he loves animals. I used the Safari Palz files, you can find them Here I used the Stylus on the rocks to give them a curved shape. I applied Stickles on the leaves and used an embossing folder on the crocodile. I also put a tree on the back of the card with some additional grass. This is what the back of the card looks like.

The lever on the right is what makes the monkey move up and down when the card opens and closes. The tab on the left is a support when the card is open.That does get glued to the front back of the card.

This is the front of my card. I used Porky's Font for the sentiment and joined it to the additional front shape I created in MTC, to create a cut out effect and then cut a piece of black card stock to shadow it. I also applied Stickles to the sentiment and the snake.

You notice the monkey is in the down position when the card is closed and then moves up into the tree when the card is open.

If anyone would like the card file you can download it Here. You can go to Dean'a Blog, link posted above to see how to put this card together. She gave me permission to create the file. Also, if you use it please give credit to her.

Supplies Used:

Bazzill Card Stock
Card Stock

Thanks for looking,


  1. Oh how adorable, I love how your card came out!! Awesome job on it and congrats on being selected to the ScrappyDew design team!!

  2. OH WOW! This is simply adorable! You did such a fantastic job on this card!!!!! Did you think it was hard? I felt it was a little more challenging than most. haha! Your results are amazing!!!
    Hugs, Dena

  3. thank you Brigit and Dena.

    I first cut it out in white card stock to test it out and just get a feel on how the card would work.
    When creating my actual card, I did glue all my paper pieces on the card first and then glued the support and attached the monkey last. I think that worked out pretty good. But it is a time consuming card. Definitely takes more time than your average card.

    I could not have created it without your tutorial Dean, thanks for sharing it.

  4. sorry about the typo in your name in my last sentence Dena, LOL

  5. Congrats on making it on the ScrappyDew DT!! I will have to remember to check your blog for ideas!! I looked at the scrappydew site quickly and love the gymnastic girls! I will have to get that set if I can get my daughter signed up for a class. She would love to be my scrapping subject!! :)