You Make My World Go ‘Round

LeNae Gerig

You Make My World Go ‘Round
By LeNae Gerig

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Designer’s Tip: Stamp one carousel giraffe image onto white cardstock background and color body and details. Stamp a second image on white cardstock and cut out only body and not mane, tail and pole. Color and foam tape over first image to give a 3-D effect.



  1. Card front: Cut the card to 5” square and cover with Pretty Little Posies green tile paper. Stamp Janie’s Carousel Giraffe to 2 3/4”x3 1/2” white cardstock and a second image on scrap white cardstock. Color giraffe body with golden yellow chalk. Color spots, main and hooves with Copper Smooch™ ink and let dry. Color, saddle, harness, pole and ribbons Red Siren, Carrot and Blue Pool as shown. Glue the white stamped rectangle to the card front and cut out the giraffe body, with out mane, tail and pole, and foam tape over first image for a 3-D effect.
  2. Glue lengths of Teal Fancy Trims rick rack down each long side of the white cardstock rectangle. Cut a 5” width from the Pretty Little Posies blue border paper and then cut the border in half, lengthwise. Glue along the bottom of the card and embellish lace with Copper Jewel Dazzles™.
  3. Carousel Roof: Cut blue paper from Pretty Little Posies border paper to a triangle measuring 5” wide and 2 1/2” tall. Mat with white cardstock, leaving 1/16” border and glue to the card, 5/8” from the top. Glue a length of Teal Fancy Trims sparkly rick rack across the bottom edge. Embellish with Copper Jewel Dazzles™.
  4. Hold lengths of Teal Fancy Trims cord and tinsel together and tie a bow. Zot( the bow to the top of the roof. Stamp “You Make My…” onto white cardstock. Cut into 2 1/8”x1” and color with Blue Pool and Red Siren Smooch™. Foam tape over Princess cardstock yellow, leaving 1/8” border and glue to the carousel roof as shown.
  5. Inside: Open card and mask to the left of the fold. Stamp Janie’s Carousel tiger extending off the left side of the card and the horse on the right. Stamp “Happy Birthday” between images as shown. Color tiger with orange chalk and the horse mane with yellow. Use Copper, Blue Pool, Red Siren and Carrot Smooch™ inks to color in the saddle, harness, hooves and pole as shown. Let dry.