A Little Wild Baby Blue Elephant For Laurie's TicTacToe At The Paper Players

by Joanne James30. July 2017 10:00

It's Sunday, I'm back after my two week vacation and excited to be back with my lovely team over at The Paper Players! This week we are all about team here at The Paper Players: the lovely Laurie was due to host this week but has unfortunately had to deal with a family bereavement and needed some time out so I am lending a helping hand. Laurie has done all the hard work and has designed a fun tic-tac-toe board to challenge us all as it's the fifth week of the month; I am picking up with the comments and visits to your blogs and get the honour of choosing this week's top pick. So, without further ado, here is this week's challenge board:

    

When considering my make for today, I just knew I would have to include the option of 'diecut' since I consider Laurie to be the absolute queen when it comes to diecutting, her creativity knows no bounds. I decided to go down the first vertical column and took the opportunity to make a baby card using the current sketch over at Fab Friday - it turns out I also fulfilled the bottom horizontal row too - take a look:

 

Here's the low-down on today's card:

A Little Wild - So how adorable is that little elephant?! I know - he is off the cuteness scale, for sure! He comes from the stamp set 'A Little Wild' and is part of a trio that includes a sweet bear and a lion too that is perfect for baby makes. The best part though? He is actually double-sided; each animal comes with a front and back and the co-ordinating Little Loves Framelits Dies will cut both pieces out as one, enabling them to be used as a gift tag too. I actually cut my elephant away here as I just wanted to the front, but I couldn't resist adding the reverse to the inside of my card:

 

Blue For A Boy - I decided to use a piece of the Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper for the blue for my card; it was tough not to use the gorgeous gold embossed foil pattern on the reverse, however I did use the Soft Sky/Very Vanilla/Gold colour combination to bring the elements of my card together. I added some subtle Soft Sky shading to my elephant using ink and a blender pen just to give him a little more depth and dimension.

Touches Of Gold - I wanted to add a touch of luxury to my card, the birth of a baby is a special occasion after all, and inspired by the designer series paper, added in a few gold elements - a die cut, layered scalloped circle, gold natural trim ribbon, some gold heat embossing and metallic enamel dots - to finish. 

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:

 

You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

I just love this card and can't wait to make a pink one for a girl and some co-ordinating packaging adorned with little elephant tags too!

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team
 Jaydee
Laurie Schmidt
Nance Leedy
Sandy Mathis 
 
 
Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
 
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN! 

 

I look forward to seeing what you create with our board this week. All of the Design Team love it when your return our visits and leave a friendly blog comment or two, however this week more than most it would be great if you could pop by Laurie's blog at Stampin' Up North and leave her a little Paper Players love - I know she would appreciate it. 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend; I have some trampolining to attend to (watching not bouncing thankfully!) and some preparation for the first of this month's technique classes on Tuesday.

I'll be back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!

 

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (14) -

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
7/30/2017 7:29:07 PM #

You're right, Laurie is the queen of die cuts and this card would make her proud!  LOVE these papers...and I was on the fence about this little animal set and was sure I didn't "need" it, but I have been seeing some really cute things in blogland with it....might have to put it on my wish list!

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Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
7/30/2017 8:33:15 PM #

Haha - that's exactly what happened to me LeAnne! These little animals are so cute - the lovely samples out there got to me and suddenly it was on my list!

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Nance Leedy
Nance LeedyUnited States
7/31/2017 12:29:47 AM #

Oh my word, this is absolutely precious Joanne!  Elephants are among my favorite and this sweet little guys is adorable.  I love the clean layout and elegant touches of gold that make this one sophisticated baby card.  Suitable for a little prince, I dare say!

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Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
7/31/2017 8:26:58 AM #

Oh Joanne!  This is SO beautiful. Great choice of paper, super cute elephant and those touches of gold are just magic. Your holiday must have fabulous  - it's certainly done your mojo no harm!

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Amy Koenders
Amy KoendersUnited States
8/2/2017 12:44:09 PM #

Oh my goodness, that is the sweetest baby card ever!  Love your little elephant and the gold touches are perfect.  Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday, hope to see you again soon!

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Annie Abrahamson
Annie AbrahamsonUnited States
8/3/2017 12:48:24 AM #

This is an adorable baby card and I'm lovin' the gold embossing, die cut, and ribbon with that cute elephant!  So special!  ~ Annie

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sandym
sandymUnited States
8/3/2017 12:19:03 PM #

Joanne, this is such a sweet baby card! I love the bashful baby elephant and delicate background paper, and the touches of gold make it so elegant. And the back-side on the inside: adorable!

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Heather H
Heather HUnited States
8/3/2017 1:34:38 PM #

Oh my goodness - another gorgeous Wild card - this elephant is so sweet!  And so retty picked out in gold with the blues!  I love his little butt inside, too, lol...  Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

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Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
8/3/2017 4:36:49 PM #

Joanne, I hope you had a fantastic vacation!  We missed you!  I hope you were able to relax and regroup!  You are always so busy with your children and life!
The little elephant made me smile!  Love the inside of your card, too!  Such a pretty color combo!  Just perfect to welcome a new angel!  I hope you are having a great week!  XX

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Brian King
Brian KingUnited States
8/3/2017 5:00:11 PM #

So, so, so sweet, Joanne!  Love the sweet paper and cute accents you added to this card.  Why haven't I used this paper yet?  Why!?  Thanks for playing along with this FabFriday sketch challenge!

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Amanda Mertz
Amanda MertzUnited States
8/4/2017 1:42:30 AM #

I can't "aw!" enough with this card!  It's so cute!  Love the gold accents and sweet leaf diecut!  A perfect card to celebrate a new baby!  Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

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Jaydee
JaydeeUnited States
8/4/2017 2:56:02 PM #

Joanne, this is so adorable.  I love the little elephant, the gold embossed sentiment and the ribbon behind the die-cut.   Such a fun card.  it really made me smile.  I think Nance aced it when she said this card was precious!
hugs
jaydee

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Deanne @ Three Trees
Deanne @ Three TreesCanada
8/4/2017 6:45:58 PM #

This is just perfect Joanne.  That touch of gold is luxury indeed!

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Amanda Bates
Amanda BatesUnited Kingdom
8/5/2017 10:30:03 AM #

Such a lovely card Joanne.... perfect in every little way!

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