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Koala Love

Koala Love

Hi All,

I’m jumping the gun on the January Love Challenge! This koala is so cute – he just screams love. The card is pretty simple – something I think we could all use a little of right now with the holidays.

I initially made the background green. When I was putting the pieces together, I just didn’t like it. Green and gray really didn’t look very nice together. So, I switched to pink. Why not? It’s a lot brighter and more cheerful. Here is a close-up:

Koala Love

Enjoy the video!

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Card Measurements:

Element Imperial Metric
Pink panel 4 x 5 1/4 inches 10.2 x 13.3 cm
Card base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches 10.8 x 14 cm

Supplies:

Storybook Koala
Storybook Koala
Everglade Collage
Everglade Collage
Courteous Cuties 2
Courteous Cuties 2
SSS|S.COM
Stampin' Up! Early Espresso Marker (part of Neutrals set)
Early Espresso Marker (part of Neutrals)
Pink Pirouette Marker (part of Subtles)
Pink Pirouette Marker (part of Subtles)
Stampin' Up! Early Espresso Ink
Early Espresso Ink
Stampin' Up! Pink Pirouette Cardstock
Pink Pirouette Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Smoky Slate Cardstock
Smoky Slate Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Basic Gray Cardstock
Basic Gray Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
EH|SSS
Sizzix Big Shot Machine
Sizzix Big Shot
S.COM|JOA
Tweezers
Tweezers
EH|SSS
Pick Me Up Stick
Pick Me Up Stick
Thin Paper Tape
Thin Paper Tape
Mini MISTI
Mini MISTI
Zig Two-Way Glue Pen
Glue Pen
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
EH|SSS
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner
EH|SSS

Comments

  1. wrote on December 27th, 2017 at 5:47 am

    Connie

    I’m glad we are past Christmas now. I was getting Christmas card overload at the end (ha! ha!). I love this very original Valentine card. which really could be sent any time of year. I guess you know that a Koala is not a bear although it’s often called a koala “bear”. I called it that too until I was told that it is really a marsupial, or pouched mammal. That’s because the female koala carries her baby in her pouch for about 6 months in the same way that a kangaroo does. But this little discrepancy isn’t all that important and doesn’t take anything away from this very cute card. .

    • wrote on December 27th, 2017 at 11:16 am

      darlene

      Oops. I’m not sure I ever really thought about it! Thanks for the info, Connie. Hopefully the recipient won’t catch that! 🙂

      • wrote on December 27th, 2017 at 11:57 am

        Connie

        Ha! Ha! I’m sure the recipient won’t care one little bit! It’s no big deal really unless you say Koala “bear” to some Australians as I soon discovered when I first came to Australia!

  2. wrote on December 27th, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    suzierubberstamp

    So cute, Darlene!! I love Koalas. I wish I could go to Australia just to hold one, if they still do that at the Sydney Zoo. Cute, cute. Love the simplicity!

    • wrote on December 27th, 2017 at 6:56 pm

      Connie

      The first day I arrived in Australia to live, I actually held a koala. They eat eucalyptus leaves which is like a narcotic and so they are very groggy most of the time. Their claws could hurt though if they weren’t so docile.

  3. wrote on December 27th, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    Angie

    How much can a koala bear? Haha
    Love your cards as always.
    Angie from Melbourne Australia 🙂

    • wrote on December 28th, 2017 at 10:11 pm

      Glenismaree

      Good one Angie!!! Glenis from NSW Australia

  4. wrote on December 27th, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    Connie

    Love that saying too, Angie! Apparently they can bear a lot because they’re spaced out most of the time! Ha! Ha!

  5. wrote on December 27th, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    Carol Mac

    This is really cute! I have another set with a koala bear so I will have to try this one! I can’t picture the green background, so I am glad you used pink (especially since this is a valentines card), 😎

  6. wrote on December 28th, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    Glenismaree

    Darlene, I adore this card. Koalas are so cute and I’m liking the pink cardstock.

  7. wrote on January 2nd, 2018 at 5:01 am

    Anita

    I LOVE this card too. I also held a koala bear when I first visited Australia, now I’ve lived here 24 years and I don’t see them often at all, although here in Central Qld. it is koala country.

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