Sweet Elephant

Sometimes I want to send a card to someone JUST BECAUSE — no special reason except to remind them how much I care about them.  This card is perfect for that — sweet and simple — soft and calming — good for any reason you want to tell someone you care about them.

A Little Wild stamp set, Little Loves Framelit, Layering Circles, Just Because
Isn’t this just the sweetest.  I saw a card like this on Pinterest (I apologize, I forgot to write down you it was).  I changed it up a bit to fit my needs and I just love it and so did the ladies in class.  This little elephant is fun to work with.  You can make a fun tag to put on a package or cut her apart to use her on a card.  The Stitched Shapes Framelit and Layering Circles scallop give it a nice feminine feel.  One of my favorite things on this card was attached the lacy strips — I used the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets attached to the back of Smoky Slate cardstock and then run it through the Big Shot with the Thinlit — then just peel the backing off and stick to the card — no messy glues “oozing” out — LOVE IT!!

Smoky Slate
– 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ — score at 4 1/4″
Pink Pirouette – 3″ x 3″ — cut scallop circle with Layering Circles
Whisper White – 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ — cut circle with Stitched Shapes
Smoky Slate – 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ — stamp elephant with Basic Grey — color ears with a bit of Pink Pirouette ink and a Blender Pen — cut out with Framelit
Smoky Slate – 1″ x 4 1/4″
Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet – 1″ x 4 1/4″ — attach to Smoky Slate — cut out two lacy strips
Silver Metallic Thread – 12″ — attach to back of Pink Pirouette scallop circle with dimensionals


Elephants for Phuket Elephant Sanctuary

Last night I held my Fast & Fabulous Cards Class but this time with a little twist to it.  It was a fundraiser for the Phuket Elephant Sanctuary.  I so enjoyed the elephants last month when we were in Thailand, I wanted to do something to help out.  We started the class with bags filled with peanuts in the shell.  I tied on a little Thank You tag made using the A Little Wild stamp set and Little Loves Framelits.  What an awesome bundle this is!!!

A Little Wild Stamp Set, Little Loves Framelits, Phuket Elephant Sanctuary
I had such a blast playing with this stamp set — of course I used the elephant but there is also a lion and an adorable bear with little bees.  The framelit cuts out each animal to be folded in half for a tag like this.  Well, I wanted to make a card so I just cut around the ear to give me a front and back of the elephant.  Here’s one card we made using this bundle.

A Little Wild stamp set, Little Loves Framelit, Marbled stamp, Layering SquaresIt’s a fun peek a boo card with a great Marbled background (this is a must have stamp).  We cut a frame of Basic Grey using the Layering Squares Framelits.

A Little Wild Stamp Set, Marbled Stamp, Little Loves framelits, Layering SquaresWhen you open the card the elephant is still there with a spot to write a fun little greeting.

A Little Wild stamp set, Little Loves Framelits, Marbled BackgroundAnd don’t forget to decorate the back of the card.  Everyone at class LOVED this little addition.

Melon Mambo
– 4 1/4″ x 11″ — scored at 5 1/2″
Smoky Slate – 4″ x 5 1/4″ — stamp with Marbled Background stamp and Smoky Slate ink
Stamp “wild about you” with Black ink — attach a Melon Mambo Clear Enamel Shapes
Attach to Melon Mambo card base — cut opening through both layers with Layering Squares Framelits
Basic Grey — 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ — cut with Layering Squares — scallop edge and opening
Whisper White — 2″ x 4 1/4″ — stamp elephant with Black ink — color with Aqua Painter and Smoky Slate ink — cut out with framelit — cut in half.  Attach front to inside of opening with dimensionals — attach back to back of card (flat).

We always say every little bit helps, right!!!  Our fun little class was able to donate $200 to this wonderful cause, that should help buy the elephants some fruit to eat.  Thank you to those that came to help.  I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

SU Incentive Trip, Phuket, Thailand, Phuket Elephant Sanctuary



Birthday Delivery Cake

Who’s having a Birthday?  The Birthday Delivery stamp set has turned out to be a fun suite to play with.  When I first saw this set at On Stage I wasn’t a fan but I knew everyone would change my mind.  I cased this card from Mary Fish — tweaked a couple of small things but I love how it turned out.  It is so bright and cheery.   Hmmm….who has the next birthday that I can mail this to.

Birthday Delivery stamp set, Birthday Memories designer paper, birthday
Pacific Point – 4 1/4″ x 11″ — score at 5 1/2″
Black — 4″ x 5 1/4″
Birthday Memories Designer Paper – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (one of my favorite layers)
Black – 2 3/4″ x 4″
Birthday Memories Designer Paper – 2 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
Black – 1″ x 4 1/2″ — punch one end with Triple Banner Punch
Black – 2 1/2″ x 3 1/8″
Whisper White – 2 3/8″ x 3″ — stamp words & cake — color cake with markers — Real Red, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight


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