June 11, 2014


At a recent Stamp-In, my girls had fun with lions and the circus -- er, I mean circles. To tell the truth, it was a fun card to design!

I think any kid or kid-at-heart would enjoy receiving this happy card.

Of course, I HAD to pop up the lion's head. Isn't he just the cutest little guy?

In the mood to make a little Ring Around the Lion card yourself? Here's how!

Zoo Babies stamp set
Sweet Essentials stamp set

Whisper White cardstock
Pumpkin Pie cardstock
Crushed Curry cardstock
Melon Mambo cardstock

Melon Mambo Stampin' Write Marker
Pumpkin Pie ink
Crushed Curry ink

Handheld paper punch
1/8" Handheld paper punch
Big Shot
Circles Collection Framelits
Word Bubbles Framelits
Corner Rounder punch
7/8" Scallop Circle Punch
Stampin' Dimensionals

Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Whisper White cardstock in half, creasing well with a bone folder.

To make the circles, I nested several of the Circle Collection Framelits inside each other on Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry cardstock and ran it through the Big Shot. All those nested circles simply popped apart and you have lots of circles with only a few run-throughs on the Big Shot.

Adhere the circles and dots as you wish atop the card front. Let some of them hang over the edges so they aren't just confined to the center of the card. Snip off the edges flush with the sides of the card. This makes it look so much more natural.

Use the Corner Rounder Punch to round all the corners of the card.

On a scrap of Whisper White cardstock stamp the lion in Crushed Curry. On a scrap of Crushed Curry paper, stamp just the head in Pumpkin Pie. Punch the head out with the 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch. With a Stampin' Dimensional, adhere the head in place over the Crushed Curry body. Cut out this piece with the 1 1/2" circle from the Circles Collection Framelits. Adhere the lion to the center of a wide Melon Mambo circle. If desired, use the hand punches to create the little yellow and larger circles. Adhere these "fried eggs" in an arc on the pink circle. (They are not absolutely necessary, but I thought they added a little extra zip.)

Attach the pink circle onto the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals. Yes, that's right. Just put him right over some of the circles you had already adhered to the card front.

On a scrap of Whisper White cardstock, stamp "make a wish" in Pumpkin Pie ink. Cut out this word bubble with the appropriate Framelit in the Big Shot.

Use the Melon Mambo Stampin' Write Marker to add dots around the word bubble, as well as around the edges of the card in between the circles.

Attach the word bubble to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.



  1. I loved doing this card! It was a fun card to make. Although yours was the best!

  2. Such a cute card, Thanks to for stopping by this week, wishing you a great weekend, Happy Day to all Fathers in your family!!!

    Pinned to our Party Board :)

  3. This is really cute! I have some crafty friends who will enjoy this!

  4. Thanks again for joining us on Mondays Reflections, I just Tweeted your post!!

  5. Adorable! Thanks for sharing with us at Your Designs This Time!