February 17, 2015


Yes toucan! Yes toucan have fun with the little toucan stamp from the Zoo Babies set! Check out this little cutie on page 78 of the big catalog. The way I love paper piecing, his beak just begged for it!

On a scrap of Whisper White cardstock, I used Stampin' Write markers to color the stripes of the stamp in toucan colors. I then cut it out and glued it in place over the image I had stamped in black on Daffodil Delight cardstock. Even though it would have looked more realistic (yeah right!) if I had stamped the beak on yellow also, using markers to color in the stripes over yellow would not have yielded true colors. So I opted for a little less realism by coloring onto white.

When I glued his beak in place, it looked like he was wearing a beak mask. Like it was added on over his true beak. 

But, then, looking at a picture of a real toucan, doesn't it appear the same? Like that big colorful beak was slipped into place over his "real" beak?

To pick up a few of the colors in his beak, I chose a couple of Stampin' Up!'s washi tapes to add to the background. I added the tapes first, then ran the whole background piece through my Big Shot inside the Chevron Embossing Folder. That way even the washi tape was embossed. Love it!

By using Stampin' Dimensionals to pop it up in a few places, that added even more depth and dimension.

Just curious: With all my mentions of paper piecing and fussy cutting, have you ever given it a try?

A really fun card to create! Yes toucan too!



  1. Super fun card, Linda! I totally forgot about this little toucan...he's perfect for the challenge! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Paper Players this week!

  2. What a cute paper-pieced toucan! I looked at that adorable bird to make my card but couldn't see how I could use it alone. You did it perfectly! Thank you for playing along with the Paper Players theme challenge this week.

  3. What an adorable toucan, paper-pieced beak and all! Thanks for joining my CAS bird challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

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  5. What a fun card. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty - we hope to see you again next week. :)

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