Stampin’ Up! Elephant Parade Baby’s Birthday Book Fold Easel Fun Fold

Good morning!  It’s Monday again, y’all!  Hope you’re enjoying Daylight Standard Time.  I love it so much!

Said no one EVER!  YUK!!  On the treadmill in the dark.  Feed ponies in the evening in the dark.  Final walk around with Finn – IN THE DARK!  🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️

Did I already say…YUK!?!

On a MUCH brighter note – I learned that the little baby brush (personalized, thank you very much!) was a BIG hit with miss Jules.  Appears she’s walking around the house brushing her almost-luxurious locks with it – refusing to hand it over.  Score!! 😉

I am hoping her parents liked the card that went with – and I’ll share it with you today!  It’s a sweet little book-fold-easel card (one of my fave folds!) – and it’s adorned with an adorable heffalump from the Elephant Parade set and some Happy Forest Friends DSP.  Take a look-see:

Stampin' Up! Elephant Parade Baby's Birthday Book Fold Easel Fun Fold

I love this fold for when I NEED a square card but don’t WANT a square card!  It’s the best of both worlds.

The layout for the easel panel is from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week!

I know – a fun fold might not be considered “simple” but…I’m on a quest to make fun folds feel easier (and THIS one is really simple!!).  So – hang with me!

I started with a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of So Saffron cardstock scored at 5 1/2″, 6 3/4″ and 8 7/8″ along the long-side.  I folded the 5 1/2” score as a mountain (like a regular card). Then folded the 6 3/4” score the opposite direction. Finally – I folded the 8 7/8″ score opposite that (so…another mountain).

Stampin' Up! Elephant Parade Baby's Birthday Book Fold Easel Fun Fold

I used Liquid Glue between the two closest score lines (5 1/2″ and 6 3/4″) – then pressed the card front to the back – this adhered them together and created the top-fold.

Stampin' Up! Elephant Parade Baby's Birthday Book Fold Easel Fun Fold

I matted a piece of Happy Forest Friends on a piece of Petal Pink cardstock and adhered it to the narrow panel (the “book binding” if you will).

Next, I cut a 3 7/8″ x 4″ piece of Happy Forest Friends and cut it in half on the 3 7/8″ side.  I did the math for y’all – and that’s cut at the 1 15/16″ mark – once again, the Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer is your buddy!

Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere the two pieces of DSP to a 4 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ Petal Pink mat – with a little gap between them!

Stampin' Up! Elephant Parade Baby's Birthday Book Fold Easel Fun Fold

Using the largest square Stylish Shapes die – I cut a second design from Happy Forest Friends and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

On a piece of Basic White, I stamped the Elephant Parade heffalump in Basic Gray – then colored her with my Petal Pink (inside ears and finger/toenails) and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends.  I cut out the image with the next-to-largest Stylish Shapes circle die.

Stampin' Up! Elephant Parade Baby's Birthday Book Fold Easel Fun Fold

I stamped the “1” from the Alphabest stamp set in Calypso Coral and then hand-wrote “st” with the Calypso Coral Stampin’ Write Marker.  Then I popped the circle onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added Liquid Glue to the front panel of the card base (the last panel of the easel) and adhered the card front panel to that – just on the bottom half – creating the easel/card front.

Stampin' Up! Elephant Parade Baby's Birthday Book Fold Easel Fun Fold

For the inside, I adhered a 4″ x 4″ piece of the Happy Forest Friends DSP to a Petal Pink mat.  On a large Stylish Shapes square of Basic White, I stamped a sentiment from Elephant Parade in Calypso Coral.  Then I added a few butterflies in Basic Gray – coloring them with my So Saffron and Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends.

Stampin' Up! Elephant Parade Baby's Birthday Book Fold Easel Fun Fold

For the easel stop, I stamped an Elephant Parade sentiment in Calypso Coral on Basic White, cut it out with a Stylish Shapes banner die and popped it in place with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Elephant Parade Baby's Birthday Book Fold Easel Fun Fold

I added some Champagne Rhinestones to the easel stop and the card card front and the card was done!

My Basic White Medium Envelope got some butterflies on the front…

Stampin' Up! Elephant Parade Baby's Birthday Book Fold Easel Fun Fold

…and a little more Happy Forest Friends DSP on the envelope flap!

Stampin' Up! Elephant Parade Baby's Birthday Book Fold Easel Fun Fold

Et Voila!  That little lady (and her friends!) from Elephant Parade are simply too stinkin’ cute, don’t you think!?  I love that you ALSO get sweet sentiments and butterflies in the set!  I also like the versatility of the Happy Forest Friends DSP – soft colors – and fun designs all over!  😉

Stampin' Up! Elephant Parade Baby's Birthday Book Fold Easel Fun Fold

I hope you like!

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So Saffron Cardstock:  4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″, 6 3/4″ and 8 7/8″)

Petal Pink Cardstock: 4 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for top panel)

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Happy Forest Friends DSP: 1″ x 4″ (top panel); 3 7/8″x 4″ (front of easel – cut in half on the 3 7/8″ side – at 1 15/16″); Largest Stylish Shapes square (on front); 4″ x 4″ (inside liner); 2 1/4″ x 6″ (envelope flap)

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Finn Fan Fix 

We had another get-acclimated playdate at Jan’s today.  And Finn “discovered” that there’s an ALIEN in the pasture!!!! 😳😳😳

There was much barking and bouncing – so Ed went to make the formal introductions.

Finn, this is Maybell.  Maybell – Finn.

Higgins had Finn’s back.  JIC.  One never really knows what an alien will think of to do next.

I think Maybell is asking Ed – what’s up with THAT fool!?  Never seen a cow in someone’s backyard before?!?

Mr. Ed is pretty brave…PETTING the alien.

But…as familiarity breeds….boredom…

…time to move on.  Things to do – body slams to give! 🙂

Finn – out.



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12 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Elephant Parade Baby’s Birthday Book Fold Easel Fun Fold

  1. This is so sweet…both the card, the brush story and, of course, the boys and gal go without saying!

  2. Such a cute card! I’m sure that she loved it…glad that she loved the gift too! Poor Finn…a cow seems like a fun thing to herd, but the cow does not seem as interested on that as Finn does. 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      No – Maybell is used to her Aussie – and not one whit impressed! Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  3. Susan K

    Cute card, Mary. Such a sweet baby-girl-growing-up-too-fast card. Glad the brush was a big hit. TFS Those big aliens are pretty scary—glad Finn met one and moved on.

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – until next time, Alien. Until next time! 😉 Thanks, Susan! 🙂

  4. Barb R

    This card is adorable, Mary! I’m sure her folks loved it.

    Finn is too much! He thinks the funniest stuff! 😉

  5. Kate

    Bet he has a moo friend by the time you collect him!

    • stampsnlingers

      Oh I hope they can agree to be friends from afar!! 😉 Thanks, Mom! 🙂

  6. This little elephant is too cute! Such a clever way to use the sketch! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks much, Karren – appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

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