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March Southern Belles' Swap Cards

An Elephant for Your Birthday!

When I first opened the Occasions catalog, I saw the Pyramid Pals stamp set and said no.  There were just too many pieces, and it was a little intimidating.  I do like to make 3D items, but it all just looked hard.  But now, I've seen a lot of samples using the set, and I earned a half price item with my order.  So I made the leap.  I made a chick for Easter in an earlier post.  Now I wanted to make a card.

Elephant 2

 

I started with a base of So Saffron cardstock cut at 8 1/2  x 5 1/2 and folded in half. I added a layer of Basic Gray cut at 4 x 5 1/4.  The sentiment is from the Suite Sayings stamp set.  I stamped it in Versamark and embossed it with white embossing powder.  The elephant was stamped in Basic Gray ink onto Basic Gray cardstock.  The stamp set is called Playful Pals.  There is a little trick to the ears. The ears are mirror images so for one of them, you must cut it out and then stamp it. That's pretty easy because the stamp set is photopolymer.  Use the Pyramid Pals Thinlits Dies.  Now is a good time to mention that the stamp set and thinlits go together in a bundle.  That means 15% off when you buy them both.  The icing on the cake is that you would also qualify for a Sale-a-Bration item.  The eyes were stamped in Basic Gray on Whisper White cardstock, cut out with the thinlits, and mounted using dimensionals.

Elephant head

The elephant is holding a balloon.  The string is Whisper White Baker's Twine. Under the snout, it's attached with a dimensional and then it goes up to the balloon punched from the Everyday Chic Designer Series Paper using the Balloon Bouquet punch.  The balloon is attached with dimensionals also.  The hearts were colored in with the So Saffron Stampin' Write marker.

Elephant head 2

The elephant needed to pop so I attached him to a circle of saffron stripes.  The patterned paper comes from the Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack.  I used the Circles Collection Framelits to cut the circle.  Finish the card with a white bow and a few sequins.

Elephant inside

For the inside of the card, I used a sentiment from the Perfect Pairings stamp set. It's one of the Sale-a-Bration items you can pick for free with a qualifying order. You can see just a little peek of the elephant's tail.  I think he's racing to the birthday cake!  I'm liking the Pyramid Pals bundle and you will, too!

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