Stampin’ Up! Elephant Parade Thank You Card

Good morning good morning!!  How goes your week so far?  We had rain yesterday – a LOT, actually! – so….we’ve got God watering the garden for a minute, so…that’s cool!  I’m sure we’ll be back to “real” summer soon!

My card today uses a new bundle that is so ridiculously stinkin’ cute that….you need to get it ordered RIGHT NOW if you haven’t already!  It’s the Elephant Parade Bundle – and…well.  Take a look-see:

I know – I get it.  Too.  Stinkin’.  Cute. 😉

The layout and color palette was inspired by the FUSION challenge!

I started with some black-and-white striped paper from the Perfectly Penciled DSP that I matted on Sweet Sorbet for the card front.

Then I use the next-to-largest square Stylish Shapes Dies to cut three Basic White cardstock squares that I adhered to a Sweet Sorbet mat with more Liquid Glue.  Then I adhered that to the card front with more Liquid Glue.

I stamped the three heffalumps from the Elephant Parade stamp set in Smoky Slate on Basic White.  They’re colored with a Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blend – with some Light Petal Pink added inside their ears.  I colored their eyes with an Orchid Oasis Stampin’ Write Marker – and…the pedicure is Sweet Sorbet!

I cut them all out with their matching Elephant Dies and popped them all in place with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the Elephant Parade sentiment in Sweet Sorbet on a strip of Basic White, snipped some banner ends and adhered it with Liquid Glue.

I stamped the little Elephant Parade flower and butterfly in Smoky Slate – colored them with the Sweet Sorbet and Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Write Markers and the Light Petal Pink Stampin’ Blend.  I cut them with their matching Elephant Dies and adhered them with Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals.

There’s a fun die in the set that cuts three peanuts at a time – so…I cut six in Crushed Curry.  I adhered a few with Liquid Glue and popped the “top” peanut on with a tiny piece of Stampin’ Dimensional.

I added a single black Classic Matte Dot and the card front was done.

On the inside, I stamped one of the elephants, the flower and butterfly in Smoky Slate and colored it all like I’d done on the front.  I added a little “ground” with the Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blend.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Sweet Sorbet mat and into my Basic Black card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the elephant and flower again on the front…

…and more Perfectly Penciled DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Tell me you don’t see baby Dumbo when you look at these little Elephant Parade heffalumps.  I know you do!  And being able to cut them right out with the bundled Elephant Dies is just the icing on the cake!  Perfectly Penciled DSP – in its black-and-white palette – is…well.  Perfect! 😉

I hope you like!

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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Basic Black Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Sweet Sorbet Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (x2 – mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 5/8″ x 4 5/8″ (small mat for white squares on front)

Crushed Curry Cardstock: Elephant Parade die cut peanuts (x6)

Basic White Cardstock: Next-to-largest square Stylish Shapes Dies (x3); 3/8″ x 3 3/8″ (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Elephant Die cut elephants, flower and butterfly

Perfectly Penciled DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 3″ x 6″ (envelope flap)

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Finn Fan Fix 

I think we’ve established that Finn likes Italian food.

And Mexican.

And American.

And – well – it’s a pretty long list.

And he ALSO loves to clean.  He’s a cleaner of dishes.  Bowls.  Legs.

So – the other night, I let him lick the eggplant parmesan container.

Don’t judge – he does the lips, okay??  I’m weak.  I can own that.

I thought he was done and reached down to pick it up – cuz experience tells me that when he’s done he tries to take the container into the living room.

Uhm…he was not!

PLOP – that other hand square in the container and pulled it to him.

Every.  Last.  Delicious.  Morsel.

Sheesh, Mom.



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10 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Elephant Parade Thank You Card

  1. Yeppers, stinkin’ cute it is…just like the eggplant parm boy. Have a blessed day.

    • stampsnlingers

      A dog who like eggplant parm. 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️ Thanks, Karen! 🙂

  2. That is way too cute!! Love the little elephants…and the die cut peanuts!!! How sweet are those???? Poor Finn…he’s just trying to help and you’re trying to take his job away. He’ll let you know when he’s done cleaning. Such important jobs can’t be rushed. 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      Correct! No plate can be deemed clean before its time! 😉 Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  3. Faith Simpson

    oh my…..those baby elephants…..cutest stamp set ever!! Love your card. Finn is just pretty darn cute too (smile)

    • stampsnlingers

      Aren’t they so cute?! I love them! Thanks, Faith! 🙂

  4. Linda Callahan

    This is adorable! I love the elephant parade! Great take on the sketch!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Linda – appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  5. What a fun way to use the sketch! I love your card, the elephants are too cute! Thanks for joining us at The Fusion Card Challenge. Claire DT

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, Claire! Appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

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