Monday, 23 September 2013

Plum Jam and Pop - Up Zoo Babies!

Hi everyone!
How was your weekend? I have been busy making jam for the first time ever! Either side of me plum trees grow in my neighbours' gardens and they have always encouraged me to help myself to them. Well last year the frost practically killed them off before they started so we didn't have any, but this year they have made up for it! We have had a bumper crop! I think I picked at least 10 kilos of them off one tree alone today, not all for me by the way! So I have made one batch of jam, and I have another to make tomorrow...I plan to sell it at our Macmillan coffee morning at work on Friday!

Anyway, you came to see a card right? Ok well here is one then. It is for my friend to give her nephew later this week.

I have used Woodgrain EF and Pear Pizzazz Chevron Ribbon for the front of the card, along with the cute little Monkey from the Zoo Babies.

When I started making this card I knew I wanted it to be a bit different, and special. Well, the special part of this card is inside...

Don't you just love it?! I stamped each of the characters by colouring them with Stampin' Write Markers before stamping. I then fussy cut each one out, leaving about 1cm on the bottom of each so I could bend it and stand each of them up. I coloured each of the flaps to allow them to blend in with the base.

It is a very simple card really...just fiddly! And incredibly effective! 

I'm sure little Ryan will love popping each animal up when he opens this card...lots of fun!

If you would like to purchase any of the products I have used here, please do visit my online store where you can also be entered into this month's Mystery Hostess club for your chance to win this month's hostess freebies!

Alternatively, please feel free to contact me with your order, or any queries you may have. 


I'm off to work now...hopefully see you tomorrow! :)


  1. Now that pop-up scene is something REALLY special and I'm sure Ryan will love it! We've had a bumper crop of plums round here too and I've got loads of stewed plums in my freezer! Vicky x

  2. Hi Lizy .awesome creation with fun animal images . Great card . Thanks for sharing on Card Crafters Circle .

  3. This is such a fabulous card, and such a wonderful surprise when you open the front, I love it. Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts.
    Hugs Sue W.

  4. Oh wow Lizy that's just perfect. Love it and I'm sure Ryan will too. x

  5. Very nice, Liz. I am glad to see your creation, It's almost "alive" hahaha! Thank you for your participation at our Around the World Stampin' Up! Challenge! :-)

  6. oh wow so stunning lizy.really love the clever design and gorgeous jungle animals :D

    xx coops xx

  7. Hi, Lizy, what a very unique project! You surely know how to put together an amazing creation! Thank your so much for sharing it with us at 613 Avenue Create - and please come back soon! Regards and "Hugs" Renata (DT)

  8. Hi, Lizy! This is just too adorable! I love the monochromatic palette on the front and the subtle way you were able to integrate those colors into your animals! This is just a delight! Thanks for slipping this into our mailbox here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  9. This is fabulous! Those little pop-up animals are adorable and the hanging monkeys are delightful! Good luck with your jam and thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  10. What a lovely and a cute scene you made in this pop card :) brilliantly done. I also love the little monkey, hanging in with a rope

  11. Fabulous card, my grandson would love this with all the animals. Thanks for joining in with us at Friday Sketch Challenge.
    Shirley xx

  12. j'adore totalement cette carte scène de vie

  13. Hi Lizy! This is an awesome creation! I love popups, and you've used one of my favourite SU! sets! Thanks for sharing with us at Card Crafter's Circle!

  14. Wow, what a lovely card!! Thank you for participation at our Around the World Stampin' Up! Challenge!

  15. What a fun card!! Thank you for sharing your talent with us for the first Around the World Stampin' Up! Challenge!


Thanks for visiting today and for your valued comments!

Lizy x