Birthday Elephant

I haven’t gotten to craft much, lately, and I really want to, as well as need to.  There are a lot of birthdays coming up for March, April, and May that I have no cards for, yet.  So, getting in gear and starting.  Granted, I wound up not having much time to create, today, but hopefully I’ll get a few hours tomorrow afternoon.

Here’s what I made today:

2-23-19 Birthday Elephant

Not sure who this cutie is going to, but had fun making it.  Terrie at has a fun challenge this week to use paper piecing.  And MFT Stamps has a nice color challenge going right now, so thought I would work on both of them.  Found a couple different paper packs to get the correct (or pretty close) colors, that would work with my images.  Used the BB Adorable Elephants set from MFT stamps and had some fun.  Obviously, fussy cutting is not my forte, but it is useful.  (Not familiar with the term fussy cutting?  It just means using scissors to cut out around images.   I wasn’t fussy enough to leave the hair sticking up on the little elephant’s head.)

Hopefully I’ll be back soon with some more fun birthday cards.

Thanks for spending some time with me today!

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8 thoughts on “Birthday Elephant”

  1. I know all about trying to find time to create. Sometimes it is really hard and I’m retired! This card is cute and I like how you did your balloons. Like you when fussy cutting I often ignore the detail like strands of hair, but I saw something a while ago that could help to keep it. What this crafter did was stamp the image onto the main card and again onto a separate piece and she fussy cut the 2nd piece and added on top of the stamped image. You get the detail this way. Just thought you might like this tip.

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    1. Thanks Johanna, I appreciate the tip. I’ve done that before and thought about it for this, but decided I just didn’t care that much about 2 strands of “hair” on an elephant.

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    1. Thanks Bonnie. My husband asked me what made me think of that pattern for an elephant, so I told him I was looking for a small pattern in the right colors that would work for my elephant and I liked that one. He looked at it again and said it was interesting. I’m glad you like it!


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