Spring Break Elephants

Spring break is literally in full swing around here and craft time isn’t much of a priority!  We’re loving the milder weather and the ability to just throw on a sweatshirt for going outdoors rather than layer after layer of warmth!  Flip flops are next on my list, but my extremeties get a bit too cold yet to wear them outdoors for very long.  Until then, it’s my second favorite…ballerina shoes!

We spent last Friday afternoon at a zoo not far from us and loved being able to see some real, live elephants!  DS3 is in love with elephants these days and seeing a couple up close had him in awe!  Love the wonder in the minds of little children!

Elephants seem to be on my mind ever since that visit and I decided to dig out my Martha Stewart elephant punch for a quick and easy thank you card.  I’m trying to think of themes for kids’ cards as I need to make a birthday card for our soon-to-be 3-year-old nephew!  I’d used this same punch for DS3’s second birthday party and it is definitely a favorite of mine!

Stamps:  Paper Trey (sentiment)
Paper:  SU CS (Basic Gray), Simple Stories DP (Color Vibe 1)
Ink:  SU (Whisper White)
Accessories:  Martha Steward elephant punch, corner rounder, foam dots

I simply stamped the sentiment in the lower right corner.  Then, I punched out three elephants from three different patterned papers and adhered them to the front of the card with foam dots.  Last, I rounded the lower card corners.  An easy thank you for any elephant lovers you may know!

As I type, a tree fort is being built in the backyard, laundry is calling my name and plans for a weekend of family fun need to be finalized!  It’s off I go!!!

I hope you’re having a wonderful Thursday!



  • sally Posted Thursday, 04/04/2013 9:04 pm

    Elephants are my grandsons all time favourite, just coming up age 8. I just know he would adore these photos & card.


  • jimlynn Posted Friday, 04/05/2013 3:12 am

    Cute,cute,cute!! Love how you used the different pattern paper.
    Enjoy Spring break.

  • Darcie Posted Saturday, 04/06/2013 1:24 am

    Yay for spring breaks, spring weather, elephants at the zoo, and cute elephants on cards!

  • Jen W. Posted Saturday, 04/06/2013 2:10 pm

    This is my new favourite card of yours! I am in love with that punch and the grey patterns on the grey background are perfect!

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