A Little Wild Elephant Baby Boy Congratulations Card

by Joanne James24. April 2018 17:00

With the birth of a Royal baby yesterday, a second son and third child for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, it seemed only fitting today to share a card to welcome the arrival of a baby boy to the world that fits perfectly for the following challenges: 


I used both the sketch and photo inspiration over at Fusion and coloured my sweet baby elephant with my Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends for the challenge over at StampInkPaper - take a look:


 Here's the low-down on today's card:

A Little Wild Elephant - The little animals in the 'A Little Wild' stamp set are just the cutest and so perfect for a card to welcome a new arrival. Today's card just had to feature the elephant, given the Fusion photo inspiration; I also used a strip of retired designer series paper (from the A Little Foxy DSP stack) for my horizontal strip as it was perfect to tie my colours in together. 

It's All In The Curve - I decided to curve my sentiment to follow the line of my layered circle, so chose to use the 'congratulations' stamp from the Beautiful Bouquet set. It's photopolymer which means that even though it is a straight stamp, it is flexible enough to be moulded to an alternative shape.  

Fun On The Inside - One of the cute features of the 'A Little Wild' animal stamps is that as they are designed to work as a gift tag, they include both front and back of the animals. This doesn't preclude them from being used on cards - in fact, it's a fun way to decorate both the front and back of your envelope and the inside of your card. I added a sentiment from the same stamp set, a strip of left over DSP and a cute enamel heart  - and for once, I remembered to take a photograph to share it with you! Here it is:

How sweet is that?! The blues could easily be switched out for pinks to make a girl card with the same details - an idea for another day, perhaps!

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 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your evening and 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 (4) -

Tina Riddle
Tina RiddleUnited States
4/24/2018 8:09:40 PM #

Beautiful coloring job!  Your card is adorable and you rocked the Stampin' Blends coloring!  Thanks so much for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper for our coloring challenge this week Joanne!


Michelle Lupton
Michelle LuptonAustralia
4/25/2018 6:48:04 AM #

Sweet card, and I love your extra little elephant on the inside of the card! Thanks for playing along with us at Fusion Smile


LeAnneUnited States
4/25/2018 2:24:50 PM #

Oh, this is adorable....love it inside and out!  And the little embellishment on his bum...too cute!


Melinda Stearns
Melinda StearnsUnited States
4/28/2018 3:52:26 PM #

This is so cute! I love the matching envelope. Well done.


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