August 29, 2008

Terrific Tens!

Today marks the start of a new feature here at thinkingstamps, Terrific Tens! Super simple and chic cards that take 10 minutes or less to create.

I asked my friend Christine what she'd like to see on my blog...and one of her requests was baby cards. You know what? she's right! I haven't made a baby card and shared it here ever! So Christine, this one's for you and I'll pop it in the post this weekend - hope you can use it soon!

I wanted to go with a gender neutral colour scheme, something that would be good for a girl or a boy. I settled on Certainly Celery and Almost Amethyst. The card base is Kraft, the perfect colour for a simple card like this.

That adorable elephant is from the Celebrate Everyday set - can you believe I've had this set for over six weeks and am only just inking it now?!? In fact....I couldn't even find it this about panic! Thankfully it had just fallen into a big box of "stuff"! Here's how to make this little cutie:

Stamp the elephant on Whisper White using Stazon ink and again on some Certainly Celery Prints Designer Paper. Cut out the celery elephant and stick onto the Whisper White using a Two Way Glue pen.

Cut a square of Almost Amethyst and pierce the corner design using the mat pack templates for spacing. Adhere to the Kraft card using Dimensionals.

Tie a piece of Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon around the elephant layer and adhere to the card using Dimensionals. Colour the small flower using a So Saffron marker and dot the center with a white gel pen.

Punch out a circle of Certainly Celery Prints paper with the 3/4" Circle Punch and lay the clear button over top before using the mat pack to pierce holes through the paper. Tie the paper and button together using linen thread. Stick the button onto the Elephant layer using a couple of Mini Glue Dots. You're done!

Super easy and super cute, right? To me this style of card looks like something from a high-end design boutique, it would look adorable paired with a funky pair of booties or a stretch and grow and best of all it only took ten minutes to make!

If you've got a request for a stamp set or occasion you'd like to see covered, send me an email and let me know!

Have a wonderful weekend,

Stampin Supplies:
Stamp Set: Celebrate Everyday
Ink: Stazon
Card stock: Kraft, Whisper White, Almost Amethyst
Paper: Certainly Celery Prints
Punches: 3/4" Circle punch
Accessories: Certainly Celery ribbon, Clear Button, Mat Pack, Crafter's Tool Kit, Linen Thread, Stampin’ Dimensionals.
All supplies available from Stampin' Up!


  1. What a great idea - a card on 10 minutes! Very cute too.

  2. Hi congratulations I've nominated you for a blogging award - so visit me to collect it.

    Karen xox

  3. This is just too cute! How talented are you: I am a big fan of your more complex card but you so rock both styles!!!

  4. what a cute card, love your color combo


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