Remember when I mentioned that all I have been making lately are birthday cards?
Can you stand one more?
And then I’ll move on to something else.
Grandpa Buzzy recently turned 70!! Woot woot.
And Hartly was quite determined that we would be making him an elephant card.
Nothing says Happy 70th like an elephant right?
I paired my birthday wishing elephants with the speech bubble die from My Favorite Things.
After completing my card Hartly was in charge of signing it for everyone.
Any guesses on how many names actually went on the card?
WPlus9 Unforgettable and Bubble Talk Stamps & Dies, My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Speech Bubble Edges, Mama Elephant Peek A Frame Creative Cuts, Photo Bomb Stamp Set, Copics, Thickers, Studio Calico Star Sequins
Yeah….what they said.
I love these Three Amigos from Mama Elephant.
With their little signs you can make a card for any occasion.
Since May is full of birthdays in our family, it seems that’s all I’ve been making lately.
I paired my little guys with paper from Basic Grey’s Hipster collection.
Which I thought was totally appropriate, because those little guys seem not only kind of hip but also a bit sassy. He he.
Mama Elephant Three Amigos Stamps & Dies, Basic Grey Hipster 6×6 Paper Pad, My Favorite Things Cross Stitched Dies, Copics, White Gel Pen, Kraft Paper
Here’s the thing about watching coloring videos and making cards with your five year old, they want it to look EXACTLY like the card in the video.
There are NO exceptions.
Unless you can secretly work on part of it while they’re sleeping.
So, that is why my Thank You card for Hartly’s Nursery School teacher looks almost 100% like Nichol Magouirk’s card.
We made this to give to her Nursery School teacher, so it had to be just right.
Which to Hartly meant just like Nichol’s.
However after seeing the new Mama Elephant Playful Pups stamps in action, she decided she needed to make her own card to give Mrs. Shorter.
I think her card turned out even better mine.
Mama Elephant Shooting Star Stamps & Dies, Creative Cuts Stitched Clouds & Moon Dies, Copics, Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Faded Jeans, Peacock Feathers, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn and Peeled Paint
Mama Elephant Playful Pups Stamps & Dies, My Favorite Things Grass Dies, Crayola Markers
I love a good banner.
Apparently I’m not alone, because Heidi chose them for her 2015 NSD Challenge: Just Hanging Around.
Fortunately for me, she said we could make them any size we wanted.
I used two of the Mama Elephant Pandamonium Pandas to hold my banner declaring their love for the recipient of my card.
Not only did I add a bit of color to my pandas, I even gave them a little sparkle using a Wink Of Stella.
Want to make a banner? Either big or small? Head over to Heidi’s blog to join in the fun.
Mama Elephant Pandamonium Stamps & Dies, Creative Cuts, Pebbles Jen Hadfield Home Made 6×6 Paper Pad, Enamel Dots, Twine, Basic Grey Letters, White Gel Pen, Wink Of Stella and Copics