Adorable Skunk using Foxy Friends

When the annual catalog first came out, I had a hard time deciding on my favorite stamp set. After using Foxy Friends for the first time, it totally won my heart. It has the cutest little critters on it. I enjoyed making foxes, squirrels, and even a cat!

Then after a bit, I realized that even though the stamp set was intended for a few animals, with a little creativity, you could make dozens of animals with it.

Shaker card featuring adorable skunk made with the Foxy Friends stamp set and Fox builder punch by Stampin' Up!

My favorite outside-of-the box idea to do with this stamp set is to make little skunks. What is it about the skunk that’s so darn cute? I don’t know what is, but I suspect it’s the pop of pink in the hair. Pink paired with neutrals always stands out and looks spectacular, doesn’t it?

How to make the stinkin’ cute skunk

To make the skunk, you’ll need black, white, gray, and pink scraps. Using the Fox Builder punch:

  • Punch out all images in black and white.
  • Punch out a second white tail (you’ll need two)
  • Punch out the nose in gray.
  • Punch out the flower. The flower uses the Tree Builder punch. Choose whatever shade of pink you’ll be using for your card (I used Flirty Flamingo).

Shaker card featuring adorable skunk made with the Foxy Friends stamp set and Foxy builder punch by Stampin' Up!

Once you’re done punching out, you’ll need to do a little slimming of the white strip in the tail.

You can do this by either 1) trimming the white tail with scissors (keeping its shape, just making it smaller), or 2) putting the white tail on the sticky part of a post it, reinserting it into the punch, and punching out a bit off the tail. Choose whatever method is easier for you!

  • Adhere center white to tail
  • Cut the second white tail in half. Adhere to center of body
  • Adhere white upside down “v” shape to face. Stamp eyes. Adhere nose.
  • Using a dimensional, adhere the face to the body
  • Adhere the tail to the back
  • Adhere a little black three-pronged piece to the back (so it looks a little fuzzy fur)
  • Finally, add your finishing touches! Attach flower and a white three-pronged piece to the forehead. Put rhinestone in center of the flower.

It does take a little bit of work, but it’s so worth it! And after you’ve done it once and see how it goes together, it’ll be much faster and easier to make again.

Paper Craft Crew Challenge

This card was inspired by the Paper Craft Crew challenge, which starts today. Click PCCC#218 to play along!

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Today’s challenge is a bingo card! My card matches the diagonal, Metallic Thread (under the skunk), Shaker Card, and Animal. Don’t you love challenges? They can get you stamping spectacular cards since they make you think differently then you usually do. The “Animal” part of the bingo card inspired my card, because it made me realize that I hadn’t used Foxy Friends in a while.

Shaker card featuring adorable skunk made with the Foxy Friends stamp set and Fox builder punch by Stampin' Up!

Once I chose the animal, the rest of the card came together quickly. I used Flirty Flamingo as my accent color and the matching Foxy Friends paper for the front of my card. Such a cool color combination!

The sequins in the shaker are from the frosted metallic sequins in the holiday catalog. Although it comes in three colors, I only included pink and silver sequins to match the card.

The sentiment is from the Love and Affection stamp set. That stamp set has the BEST sentiments, doesn’t it?

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Thanks for stopping by.
Love, Rina

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Foxy Friends, Love and Affection
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Flirty Flamingo, Foxy Friends designer series paper
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Foxy Punch, Tree Builder Punch, Metallic Thread, Rhinestones, Frost sequins, circles framelits, adhesive strip

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