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Hi friends! Happy Monday! Please welcome back very special guest Elena Roussakis with an adorable card made with some really sweet products from Avery Elle! Read on to learn a bit more about how to recreate this card for yourself and enjoy!

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Hi there! I’m so thrilled to be guesting on the SSS blog today, with a sweet card featuring some fun critters from Avery Elle’s Peek A Boo Pals stamp set.

I really wanted to let the critters take center stage, so I started out by stamping and coloring the ones I wanted to use. I played around with mixing and matching critters. For example, I knew I would color the sloth and monkey in similar shades of brown, and I wanted to make sure they wouldn’t be directly next to each other. You know, to avoid a “who wore it best” scenario. ha.  I also wanted to make sure the height of the critters would balance out the card.  So, the pointy-eared bunny standing on the panda’s back balances out the sentiment flag on the other side.

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Once I had all of the critters colored, I knew I wanted them to be popping out of some kind of frame. With their paws hanging out, aren’t they just the cutest? I cut into an A2-sized piece of white cardstock with an Avery Elle hexagon die. I then selected a blue and white polka paper for the background and positioned the critters inside the frame.

To finish off, I stamped the first half of the greeting in Versamark and heat-embossed it onto a sentiment flag (that die is by Avery Elle too!) and then stamped the other half directly onto the patterned paper.

As a little finishing touch, I added a bright red heart. I love the sweet elephant just holding onto that.

I hope you like what I cooked up for you! Thanks for stopping by!

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SUPPLIES:

Avery Elle Clear Stamps PEEK A BOO…
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Avery Elle Steel Dies PEEK A BOO PALS…
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Avery Elle Steel Dies PIERCED MAT Die…
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Avery Elle Steel Dies WONKY STITCHES…
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Avery Elle THE SORBET COLLECTION 6×6…
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Lawn Fawn JET BLACK Premium Ink Pad…
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Copic SKETCH 72 PC SET E Markers EEES72E
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EK Success POWDER TOOL Applicator…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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Lawn Fawn WHITE Embossing Powder LF1537
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun…
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Sizzix BIG SHOT PLUS MACHINE Gray And…
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH…
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Neenah Environment 80 LB SMOOTH…
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Scrapbook Adhesives 1/4 INCH 3D 308…
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Tombow XL MONO MULTI Liquid Glue 62195
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Thanks so much for stopping by and thanks to Elena for being our guest today!

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  1. So cute.
    Love the little crowd waiting
    to give you the message.
    thanks for sharing
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  2. Small wonder the stamp is out of stock ( good thin I’m on punishment anyway LOL ) … is so stinkin’ cute !

  3. What an adorable card. I also appreciate you taking us through your thought process on the layout; that’s not my strong suit, so even though it may seem obvious to you, it’s not to me, which makes these kinds of posts so helpful. Thanks again for sharing with us!

  4. Welcome back Elena, this card is adorable. I do love the critters, they just make me laugh looking at them. The way you placed them on the card was perfect, I’m not sure I would have thought of that LOL.

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