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Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month, the theme is Birthday Bash. We really hope that you enjoy and will be inspired by them! As you hop from blog to blog, we would appreciate your comments because we enjoy hearing from you. You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Today is my brother’s birthday. And because he is a Clemson graduate and bleeds orange, I pulled out the Wild Cats Bundle and the In The Wild Designer Series Paper. It’s Tiger Time, ya’ll!

Bonus: The wild cat dies can die-cut the large cat images in the Designer Series Paper.

Here is the birthday card that I created for my brother.

Wild Cat card, message insert and envelope


    • Pumpkin Pie cardstock
      • 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″
      • 2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″
    • Basic White Thick cardstock
      • 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″
      • 3-3/4″ x 5″ (message insert)
      • Scraps for stamping tiger
    • Evening Evergreen cardstock
      • 2-7/8″ x 4-5/8″
      • 1/2″ x 3″ (sentiment)
      • scraps for foliage die-cuts
    • Soft Succulent cardstock scraps for foliage die-cut
    • Vellum for foliage stamping & die-cut
    • In The Wild Designer Series Paper (DSP)
      • 3″ x 3″ circle die-cut
      • 4″ x 5-1/4″ (message insert)
      • 2-1/4″ x 6″ (envelope flap)
    • Be Dazzled DSP (retired) ALTERNATIVE: Gold Foil DSP
    • Wild Cats
    • Big Cats dies
    • Layering Circle dies
    • Bark 3D embossing folder
    • Seaside embossing folder (retired)
    • Greenery embossing folder
    • Evening Evergreen ink pad
    • White Ink
    • White embossing powder
    • Multipurpose Liquid Glue
    • Dimensionals
    • Medium Basic White Envelopes
    • Acrylic Blocks
    • Paper Trimmer & Snips
    • Cut & Emboss Machine
    • Bone Folder
    • Heat Tool


  • Emboss the layers:
    • Pumpkin Pie card front – with Bark 3D embossing folder. TIP: line up the edge of the embossing folder with the score crease.
    • Basic White Thick – with Seaside 3D embossing folder. TIP: Place cardstock on the angle to get a tiger-like stripe.
    • Pumpkin Pie 2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ – with Greenery leaves embossing folder
  • Stamp:
    • Sitting tiger using Pumpkin Pie ink on Thick Basic White. TIP: Stamp the small striped head then the body and then the stripes along the body. You may have to practice a little before you get the perfect line-up.
    • Large foliage image using Evening Evergreen ink on Vellum. TIP: Dry with Heat Tool on low.
    • Sentiment on Evening Evergreen using White ink. Then heat emboss with white embossing powder.
  • Die-cut:
    • All the foliage elements, the circle (using the largest non-scalloped circle), and the tiger.
Cutting foliage in half
Using the extra pieces from a die-cut


Assemble the card layers as shown. Use Dimensionals behind the tiger and on the edge of the sentiment strip that is not supported by the tiger.

Cut foliage in half to tuck behind the tiger. And use the negative piece from the die-cut (no waste!)

Don’t forget to add some DSP to the envelope flap and a little stamped foliage on the message insert.

Focal Image Close-up
Wild Cat Tiger Card Front

I hope you enjoyed this many layered and embossed birthday card and will hop along on the Pals Blog Hop to enjoy more Birthday Bash projects.

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on March 9th. Our theme will be Cute Critters where our Design Team creates a project with any kind of animals, birds, butterflies or insects.

Until then, have fun in your craft space.

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