Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Happy 4th Birthday

My niece's birthday is tomorrow and I have been struggling with actually getting up the mojo to make her a card.  I don't know if it is because I was sick all weekend, or what, but I was just not feeling it.   That is, until I saw the MFT sketch this week AND remembered that I have this ADORABLE elephant stamp that is just perfect for paper piecing.  Then, I started to feel it.  Isn't that little guy soooo cute?!
I think I stamped the image (or part of it) 8 different times so I could get all the pieces.  Even the "ribbons" on the packages and the fluff on his party hat are cut out and layered.  All the papers are scraps from the same paper pack.  One of my favorites and now I'm just down to bits and pieces which is sad, but at least they are still perfect for this kind of thing.

Supplies:
Stamps: Wild Rose Studio elephant; YNS "Silly Monsters" sentiment
Dies: PTI "By the Numbers" border die (I only cut out the 4); MFT "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle

Challenges:
Inspiration Destination #80--anything goes
Penny's Challenge #292--anything goes
MFT #295--sketch

Mod Squad--Teacher's Pet
Shopping Our Stash #266--stand up and be counted
Die Cuttin Divas #280--birthday
A Bit More Time To Craft #26--anything goes
Crafty Catz #334--anything goes with a twist of birthdays
Cute Card Thursday--words/numbers
Southern Girls--anything goes
Fab n Funky #316--anything goes
Unicorn Challenge #12--animal kingdom
Cutie Pie Challenge #122--work, rest, or play (I think this little guy is playing!)
Card Mania #83--Let's Party
The East Wind--paper piecing

16 comments:

Macimbalo said...

Your card is simply adorable! Love the gingham pattern and the paper piecing is so pretty! Thanks for taking the challenge with us at the Mod Squad Challenge - Angie - Mod Squad Challenge Host.

Glittered Paws said...

Well if your MoJo has beena bit lazy you surely can't tell from the last few cards. This one is darling and perfect for your nieces BD. I love elephants.

Jennifer Bradley said...

You sure have got you mojo back with this card, it is adorable. Love the paper pieces and how you have kept the rest of the card so CAS is perfect. Thank you for sharing with us in our challenge over at Unicorn Challenge blog. Hope you will come back again soon. Jennifer DT member x

Chris said...

So cute! What a lovely interpretation of your chosen sketch! Thank you for joining the Southern Girls this challenge.
Chris
x

Deb said...

Your card is gorgeous, love that image !
Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!
Debxx

Cross Stitch Claire said...

Very cute indeed! Thanks for joining us at Unicorn, Claire DT x

Maria Rodriguez said...

Hello Heather: I adore this little baby elephant, this is such a sweet image for a little kid's birthday, love the stack of presents and your amazing fussy cutting!!!!!
Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, please come back and play again soon.
Hugs,
Maria Rodriguez.

Lisa xx said...

this is so pretty, what a gorgeous image

thank you for joining in with the Cuties, hope to see you again soon xx

aichaku-愛着 said...

Really adorable card! Thank you for joining http://www.theeastwind.com/ challenge!

JoAnn said...

Your card is adorable. Love the cute image and your take on the sketch. TFS

Pat K said...

Great design for this adorable image. Thanks for playing along with us at the Cutie Pie Challenge. Pat K x

Jean said...

Oh how cute, love the layout. Great way to use your scraps and make a stunning card.
Thanks for joining us over at Penny's for our Anything Goes challenge.
Jean DT xx

Gerda said...

What a super cute birthday card!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!
Gerda
http://cardscreations.blogspot.com

mylittlecraftblog said...

Glad you got inspired! Your card is just adorable, and it looks like you finally had fun making it.

Thank you for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week!

Evelyn

Michelle said...

This such a lovely image. Great card.
Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination Good luck!! Michelle(DT)

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card....Thanks for playing along with us at the Cutie Pie Challenge.
Wendy xx