Monday, March 31, 2014

Baby Elephant

I've had this little elephant in my stamping stash for a number of years now, ever since I was on The Play Date Cafe design team.  Paulina of DeNami Design generously gifted our team with her adorable stamps at the time.


I stamped him on purple polka dotted paper from Nana's Nursery - DCWV, trimmed and mounted on a doily die cut.  The striped background is also from the same paper stack.  You can see some elephant rump inside the card, too.  ;-)


The sentiment and little flowers are from Inspired By Stamping's Oh, Baby!  The yellow Gingham is from Market Street Stamps (oh, how I miss them!).  See how the doily die cut extends over the edge of the card?  This means I need to use a bigger envelope, and I use an A6 (4.75" x 6.5").


By the way, I found a very useful Envelope Size Chart HERE.  I keep a copy near my crafting supplies, as well as in my Evernote program.  I've blogged before about Evernote, and I can't say enough good stuff about it.  It keeps my stamp, die, embossing folder and punch inventories in an easy-to-use format.  I can access the program via my computer, phone and tablet.  If I am looking for a particular stamp, or a particular sentiment, I type in the keyword (say, "giggle" for example) and Evernote shows me all the sets I own that have the word "giggle" in them.  I've started uploading my recipe cards and magazine pages featuring recipes we like into the program, too.



Stamps: flowers, sentiment - Oh, Baby! - Inspired By Stamping; Gingham - Market Street Stamps; elephant - DeNami Design Paper: white - PTI; Pear Pizzazz - SU; stripe, dots - Nana's Nursery - DCWV Ink: Lavender Lace, Barely Banana - SU; Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko Fibers: Certainly Celery twill - SU Accessories & Tools: crochet tape - IBS; doily die cut - My Favorite Things; heart border punch - SU; pearls - Queen & Co.

17 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooooooo cute!! LOVING that elephant and the lace!!!!!

Linda R said...

This card is so sweet! I love the papers you used!!

Hugs~

Marisa said...

Such a cute polka dotted ellie and just love the soft pastels you used.

Charlene said...

Awww so precious!!!

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

This is ADORABLE Colleen! As Always- LOVE what you create!
Wishing you a great week, hugs, Karin

Vicki Dutcher said...

He is adorable!! :)

Sue Lelli said...

Love the Cute elephant, the striped paper and the yellow checked paper! Fab card, Colleen!

Rebecca Deeprose said...

Awww Colleen, this one really is a little cutie pie! Love the striped background and the dotted elephant! So sweet! ((hugs)) Rebecca

lisa808 said...

Darling card, image, and colors.

Leslie Miller said...

Guess who loves baby cards? Yes, that would me me! Love the colors and the sweet polka dot elephant. Still need to use my Zoo Babies set from SU! Can't remember if that elephant has polka dots... So many stamps to love!

Benzi said...

Just love your baby card. The stripes and gingham are so pretty together. Of course, the elephant is a cutie. I just made an elephant baby card. Of course, it won't be posted on my blog for a long time...if ever.

Gibmiss said...

Hi Colleen
Hope you are well... Sweet card... Love the image....
Hugs Sylvie x

Emily Keaton said...

This is adorable, Colleen! I love the colors--so cheery! Can you believe--I FINALLY own this elephant stamp! And I do believe I have that Nana's Nursery paper pack, too ;). Sweet!

Shani Thomas said...

Oh...it's so cute!

Lisa said...

This is fresh and sweet Colleen!! I love your lilac polka dot elephant!!

Martha Herrera said...

This is super adorable, Colleen!
Love the soft colors, perfect for a baby card.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so adorable!!!

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