Stampin' Up! Canada | Kangaroo & Company Bundle Exclusive Tutorial

Stampin’ Up! Canada | Kangaroo & Company | Exclusive Monthly Tutorial For Email Subscribers


Hey there friends, it’s that time of month again when I share with my exclusive tutorial for all my lovely email subscribers.

This month I created a card using the adorable new Kangaroo and Company bundle from the January-June 2021 mini catalog. The Kangaroo and Company bundle includes both a stamp set and a coordinating die set.

Stampin’ Up! | Kangaroo & Company Stamp Set

The thing that I immediately fell in love with when I saw this stamp set is the fact that it’s great for SO MANY different occasions. Baby cards, birthday cards, Valentine’s Day cards….just about anything that you can think of.

And what’s really cool is that all the little images that you see can all tuck into the Kangaroo’s pouch.

How does that work you say?

It’s all thanks to the coordinating die set which you can see pictured below.

Stampin’ Up! | Kangaroo Dies

The magic is in the Kangaroo die.

Take a close look at the kangaroo die. Notice that there is what looks to be a little slit running horizontally across the center of the Kangaroo?

That actually cuts a little slit at the top of the Kangaroo’s pouch.

So all those little images that come with the stamp set?

you can tuck the edge of the them right into the pouch, making it look like the Kangaroo is carrying them.

Stampin’ Up! | Kangaroo & Company Exclusive Tutorial

So now that we’ve talked about the main stamp and die set I used for this card, let me give you a little “tour” of what you’ll learn in the tutorial.

First off, blending with alcohol markers (Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Blends). It’s a lot harder to get a smooth blend with a lot of depth when you’re working with a large image vs a small image. Especially when you don’t have a lot of browns to work with and there is either too much contrast between the colors or not enough contrast between the colors. Which is the issue I had with my browns.

The four colors of Stampin’ Blends I used for my Kangaroo are: Ivory, Light and Dark Cinnamon Cider, and Bronze. Now here is the thing – there is not a huge contrast between the Light and Dark Cinnamon Cider. The Bronze is also not a very dark brown. But what I did was to layer the Bronze with the Dark Cinnamon Cider to deepen the shadows.

Now for the tummy of the Kangaroo I used the Ivory Stampin’ Blend. It’s nice and light compared to the Cinnamon Cider, so it creates a nice contrast. However, the Ivory is a single marker – it doesn’t have a dark shade. On the other hand, even the light Cinnamon Cider provided too much a contrast to create a smooth blended shading.

Know what I did?

I brought in the Color Lifter, and used it to create an intermediate shade of brown.

The other technique I showcase in this card, is how to create the blended ink clouds background. It uses a homemade stencil and Stampin’ Up!’s new blending brushes.

Want to know how I did it all?

Gotta watch the tutorial to find out 😉. And for that, it means you need to be an email subscriber.

It’s easy peasy though, just click the link here to subscribe.

Stampin’ Up! Canada | Kangaroo and Company Supplies

All supplies are Stampin’ Up! unless others noted.

  • Stamps: Kangaroo & Company, Banner Year
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Whisper White Craft ink, Pool Party ink, Stampin’ Blends in Ivory, Bronze, Light and Dark Cinnamon Cider, Light and Dark Flirty Flamingo, Light and Dark Poppy Parade
  • Paper: Whisper White Thick CS, Whisper White Regular CS, Pool Party CS, Basic Black CS, vellum CS
  • Accessories: bone folder, paper snips, blending brush, Kangaroo dies, Stitched Shapes dies, Subtle 3D embossing folder, die cutting machine, embossing powder tool, white embossing powder, heat tool, Playful Pets Trim combo pack, resin hearts, double sided adhesive, Tombow Mono Multi liquid glue, regular and mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, glue dots (optional)

🇨🇦 Shop Online For Stampin’ Up! Products

If you are in Canada and you are looking to purchase any of the Stampin’ Up! products used in this card I would be honoured to be your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. Simply click on any of the product images below and add them to your cart.

I do offer a customer rewards program. And this is how it works…First, download my customer rewards tracking sheet.

Then, use the host code shown here when you place an online order through my Stampin’ Up! store.

For every $50 CAN you spend (before taxes and shipping) you receive a star. Once you’ve collected 10 stars, I will gift you with a stamp set valued at up to $35 CAN (hostess sets excluded). Best of all, I pay the taxes and shipping. Note: do NOT use the hostess code if you are placing an order over $200 CAN. Why? because you’ll get your own hostess rewards.

And right now is an AMAZING time to place an order because you can earn a free product for EVERY $60 or $120 you spend.

And let me tell you friends, the products are amazing!

You can can see all your options in the Sale-a-bration brochure.

However, you only have until February 28, 2021.

After that Sale-a-bration(SAB) is officially over, and all those amazing SAB products will be gone for good.

Now if you’re like me – a passionate card maker who is as passionate about shopping as creating, then you may want to consider joining my team of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.

For only $135 CAN (including taxes and shipping), you get to choose $165 worth of Stampin’ Up! product. Yes. Your choice of product. 

Whether you just want the discount for yourself (20-25%), or you want to build a business, you can’t go wrong.

And when you join during Sale-a-bration, it gets even better. you’ll receive 200 sheets of 6″ x 6″ patterned paper – in ALL the Stampin’ Up! colors (value $75 CAN). Simply visit my Stampin’ Up! online store, and then click on the join link.

Not only that, as a member of my Stampin’ Up! team, you’ll also receive a free membership to my Confident Card Maker™ Membership (regular price: $20 USD a month).

🇨🇦 Stampin’ Up! Canada | Shopping List

Live in the US and looking to buy Stampin’ Up! products? My friend Jason Loucks would be happy to help you!

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Hey there! Welcome to my blog! My name is Andrea Walford. I’m an artist and maker, mom of 5, caregiver to my 99 1/2 year old grandpa and a proud 1/2 Mexican 1/2 Hungarian “woman of color.” 

As a self-taught artist I have a passion for helping others discover and develop their creative confidence. And I have found that card making is a great way to do this.

When you make a card, your “canvas” is small. Yet it has so much creative potential. 

So if you want to learn how to make beautiful cards while developing your creative confidence – you’ve come to the right place!


Receive a free copy of the 2021-2022 Stampin’ Up! Catalogue from me when you place an order of $60 CAD or more of Stampin’ Up! products from my online store.

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