Welcome to the NC Demos Blog Hop!  It’s January and time to celebrate good times (are you humming a certain Kool and the Gang song yet?) as we kick off the 2020 Sale-A-Bration. Did you stop by Amy Kinler’s page yet?  I know she did something great!

So this month’s theme is all about celebrating and I thought the Gang’s All Meer was a perfect fit for a fun birthday card.  These little guys are just the cutest and I was inspired to use them after seeing a card by fellow SU Demo, Dawn Olchefske.  I have a couple of peeps I think might enjoy this card, so might have to make a couple of variations of it.

This card really is pretty straight forward.  Here are all the measurements:

  • Call Me Clover 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 5 1/2 inches
  • Shimmery White 4 x 5 1/4
  • Basic Black 4 1/4 by 3 1/2 then use the Layering Squares to cut out the center of your frame then cut the cardstock to your desired frame size.
  • Scraps of Crushed Curry, Poppy Parade and Whisper White

So, after cutting my cardstock, I stamped my Meerkat gang and my lizard onto the Shimmery White with Memento Ink.  I mounted both stamps onto the Stamparatus and stamped them all at once.  The Stamparatus makes this a super easy card to make!  I then used an Aqua Painter along with my ink pads to color in my Meerkats, lizard and background.

I decided my card needed a little more color so I used the Artisan Textures stamp and Crushed Curry ink to randomly stamp my background.

I then cut out my frame using the Layering Squares Dies and attached it using the mini black Dimensiionals.  Next, I punched out my Crushed Curry circle and textured it using the Swirls & Curls Embossing Folder.  I used Call Me Clover ink to stamp and then punched out my Happy Birthday with the Classic Label Punch.  I attached these pieces along with my Leaf Ribbon with Dimensionals and Tear & Tape.

My final touch was to stamp and cut out the party hat and attach it with a half of a Mini Dimensional.  I meant to add a tiny rhinestone to the top of the hat, but it seems got distracted, probably by Sadie wanting to play ball, and forgot to do it before I took the picture.  I will definitely do this before giving the card.

Thank you for letting me celebrate with you!  If you love these Meerkats and the lizard as much as I do contact me to find out how you place your qualifying Sale-A-Bration order to get them for FREE!

I am off to see how Frances Wagner is celebrating this month.  I know it will be fantastic!

Please join me and the other NC Demos next month when we will be “bugging out” on February 23rd!

Happy Stamping!

January Blog Hoppers
Toni Campana – https://wp.me/p4tAAw-bN
Jo Anne Hewins – https://luv2create.typepad.com/my_blog/2020/01/nc-demo-blog-hop-for-january-sale-a-brate.html
Tina Lesson-https://stampingkz.blogspot.com/2020/01/january-2020-nc-demos-blog-hop.html
Amy Kinler – https://stampinwithaheart.com/salebration-hb2u-with-stitched-lace/
Tracie Evans Langley – https://wp.me/pbuEpC-9F
Frances Wagner- https://wagstamps.blogspot.com/2020/01/nc-demo-january-2020-blog-hop-celebrate.html
Sharon Maranich – https://inkiefinger.blogspot.com/2020/01/nc-demos-blog-hop-lets-celebrate.html
Nedine DuPree – https://craftloungecreations.blogspot.com/2020/01/happy-new-year-january-nc-demos-blog-hop.html?m=1
Laurie Meier – https://stampedgreetings.com/my-favorite-sab-stamp-set/
Ariel Matera – https://mermaidinkpad.wordpress.com/2020/01/24/club-projects-for-january/

Product List

The Gang's All Meer Cling Stamp Set (English)


Artisan Textures Cling-Mount Stamp Set


Aqua Painters


Layering Squares Dies




Paper Snips Scissors


Silicone Craft Sheet


Swirls & Curls Embossing Folder


1-1/2" (3.8 Cm) Circle Punch


Classic Label Punch


Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad


Call Me Clover Stampin' Pad


Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad


Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad


Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad


Poppy Parade Classic Stampin' Pad


Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad


Leaf Ribbon


Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Call Me Clover 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Crushed Curry 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Poppy Parade 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Shimmery White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Multipurpose Liquid Glue


Stampin' Dimensionals


Black Stampin' Dimensionals Combo Pack


Tear & Tape Adhesive

NC Demos January 2020 Blog Hop – Let’s Celebrate with the Gang’s All Meer!

6 thoughts on “NC Demos January 2020 Blog Hop – Let’s Celebrate with the Gang’s All Meer!

  • January 26, 2020 at 8:20 pm

    I really have to use that stamp set now great card

  • January 26, 2020 at 8:45 pm

    Tracie, cute card, I like the embossing you did on the circle. Good job.

  • January 26, 2020 at 10:18 pm

    I love everything about this card, all the elements work so well together 🙂 And great color combination too. It just makes me smile 🙂

  • January 27, 2020 at 9:01 am

    so stinkin’ cute – I love the Polaroid look of this layout!

  • January 27, 2020 at 12:25 pm

    I see we both chose those adorable meerkats. I had to have them. I love that you used that leaf ribbon. I never know what to do with it. Great card.


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