Celebrate Your Day With A Little Elephant Birthday Card

by Joanne James14. July 2019 09:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the fabulous LeAnne to host this week and she has a colour challenge for you to work with:

       

I really liked LeAnne's colour combo this week and I have a real shortage of male birthday cards in my box at the moment, especially for young boys (a whole bunch of Ben's friends have had birthdays lately with still more to come in the next couple of months), so that's where I decided to focus my efforts this week. I have two cards to share with you today, both featuring the Little Elephant set. They both use this week's sketch over at CAS(E) This Sketch; here's the first one:

 

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

I did some simple layering and inset my punched elephant carrying his balloons inside a circle aperture cut with my Layering Circle Dies, then overlayed a stacked diecut sentiment, cut with the Well Written Framelits, that I brushed with clear Wink of Stella for added sparkle. I also made a super clean and simple version that I am going to link up over at Less Is More for their theme of 'Celebrations' this week:

 

I switched the colours around and punched out the elephant's ear to ring the changes and for both cards I decorated the envelopes and the insides too. My Stamparatus made it easy to line up the balloon and the elephant's trunk - love that tool!

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. 

Having made these cards I decided they were maybe a little too youthful for my 'pre-teens' so I used this colour combo to make another masculine, more grown up card that I will share with you on Tuesday, so if you like this colour combo, be sure to pop back then and take a look.

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

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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!

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

Enjoy your day; I will be glued to the TV this afternoon enjoying the Wimbledon Men's Final - the culmination of two fantastic weeks of grass court tennis and spending some quality time with my boys since we are still Rebecca-less, as she continues to experience the delights of life with a German family (only 3 more days t go!) I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!

 

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Laurie
LaurieUnited States
7/14/2019 7:24:00 PM #

FUN cards! I think that elephant is SO cute.

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Wanda Cullen
Wanda CullenUnited States
7/15/2019 5:54:47 PM #

Love your adorable paper pieced elephants!  Perfect for a young masculine birthday!

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Su Mohr
Su MohrUnited States
7/15/2019 8:17:51 PM #

Adorable elephants! Such great cards for young boys! Love both of them!

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LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
7/17/2019 6:19:03 PM #

Sooooo cute, Joanne!  I love your sweet little elephant, it's just perfect for a baby card...and those balloons are perfect too!  Thanks for rocking my colors!

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Stephanie Lanzalotto
Stephanie LanzalottoUnited States
7/18/2019 9:27:51 PM #

Your card is adorable! Love the design, the colors and that sweet envelope! Thanks so much for playing with us at Less Is More.

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jaydee
jaydeeUnited States
7/19/2019 5:10:24 PM #

Joanne, you rocked the colors with your cards this week.  I love all of them... the elephant in the circle is my favorite.  It really is the perfect baby boy card
hugs
jaydee

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Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
7/19/2019 9:09:54 PM #

Two cards with our colors this week!  You rocked it with these sweet baby card.  I love the elephant in plaid and the fun envelopes!  Just wow!
I am still trying to recover from Roger's loss.  Broke my heart.  What a match it was!
One day we will be sitting in those stands together!  
Have a great weekend!   XXX

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Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
7/20/2019 2:02:47 AM #

That little elephant always makes me smile, Joanne! I just love how you showcased the colors, too. Your "bonus" card is stunning, too. Thank you for the awesome inspiration, as always. Hugs!

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