March 20, 2016


Well, it was another day to reach into my Project Life Card Collection and randomly pick a card on which to base a project.

What I chose was this 3" x 4" yellow piece with a big white oval in the center. Oh my. I was not in the least inspired with this choice. I know there are a multitude of possibilities with this format. But it just wasn't doing it for me. 

After considering a few options, I finally hit on my Kind Koala set that I've never used for anything that I finished. 

Awhile ago, I had stamped a bunch of the koalas and the flowers onto scraps of Designer Series Paper, and took them on a car trip so I could cut out all the fussy little pieces while in the car. Once they were all cut out, I stuck them away, never to be thought of again -- UNTIL NOW!

I excitedly sifted through all the koalas I had cut out first. Most of them were in COLORS. You know, blue, orange, green prints. Only a few were on neutral DSP. When I came upon this little cutie with the paisley design all over his face and body, I knew he was the perfect choice. I did stamp his nose once more, this time on Whisper White, and cut that out so it stood out a little more. The koala was glued in place over the full stamped image in the white oval.

I finally decided on an orange print flower to go with him. I stamped the center of the flower once more on yellow, cut that out, and glued it in place.To add a bit of dimension to the flower our Kind Koala is holding, I popped that up with a Dimensional.

The 3" x 4" yellow piece was adhered to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals. Adding some polka dot DSP for the background, four Candy Dots for the corners and a strip of Pool Party cotton ribbon were all the additions my little card needed.



  1. He is so cute. Guess now I need the koals myself.

  2. How nice to find the pictures for this project.The koala is really cute. There've been times when I've found pictures and a half written post that I've forgotten about and it's like finding money in an old purse! We would love for you to share this at Celebrate Your Story Link Party. The party goes live every Monday at 8pm. Here’s the link for this week’s party and we hope that you can join us.
    Have a great week and fun holiday.

  3. AWWWWW! He's adorbs!!

    I would LOVE for you join and share this at my DIY and Recipes FB Group:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  4. What is DSP? I think this is the first time I've commented on your blog.
    Such a cute little koala!
    Friday Frivolity

    1. DSP is short for Stampin' Up's! Designer Series Paper, lovely 12" x 12" thick sheets of paper with a design on both sides. I'm glad you liked the koala! I love him too.

  5. Oh... this is super adorable! Thank you for sharing at the Celebrate Your Story Link Up Party.

  6. That is so cute!! I love making cards with a bit of a twist! Thank you for sharing this with us at the #HomeMattersParty

  7. This little koala is just too cute! Thanks for joining us at #FridayFrivolity this week!

  8. Awwwww. That is so cute and fun! Thanks for sharing at Five Star Frou-Frou this week. Hope to see you again on Friday! Love, Mimi xxx