Monday, July 30, 2012

It's Letter Of The Day = E!!

Hello my friends and fellow crafters!
My goodness! How did the end of July happen upon us so quickly?  I love the summer days and have not minded the heat too much!  (well, as long as I have air conditioning to return to after being outside, that is!).

I just hate that all too soon, summer will be over!  
Today at My Cricut Craftroom, one of our "assignments" was to create a project to fit the " Letter Of The Day = E " category.  We can either create a project with a Cricut Cartridge that starts with the Letter E or we could use an image that begins with the letter of the day.  I knew I had to make a card for my dear friend's grandson's first birthday - and thought a cute little Elephant would be just the perfect image to cut!  
I started off with the ZooBalloo Cricut Cartridge and cut the elephant and all the layers on page 86 of the handbook.  I used a shiny silver cardstock for the main body of the elephant, which caused a bit of reflection but did not want to photograph as well as I had hoped (EVEN with my NEW CAMERA!!).
For the ears and the trunk, I used a slate blue cardstock and ran them through the Cuttlebug with 
the Swiss Dot embossing folder to make them stand out a bit.
I liked the way the shiny cardstock contrastsed with the matte cardstock!
I just wish you could see that a bit better in my photographs!
I just knew that this elephant would look adorable with the Googly Eyes added!  I seem to be on a "googly eye" kick...this is the 2nd project in a row where I used them!  
You can see from this photo that I added a balloon with the Number One...perfect for a little boy's first birthday, don't you think?  I found this balloon on A Child's Year cartridge . There is a balloon on almost every Monogram feature key on this cartridge, but they all have a symbol of some sort on them. Not ONE of them has a number one, however!  But no worries!  Using my Gypsy, I was able to both size the balloon to the perfect size as well as eliminate the unwanted symbol.  I then cut a number 1 using  the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge, also using the Gypsy, so I could size it just right for fitting onto my balloon!
Did you notice the Twinery Twine that I used for the balloon?  I think it looks so cute, tied onto my elephant's trunk and then onto the balloon!
I wanted to add a bit more to my card, so I selected the Palm Tree from the DoodleCharms cartridge.
Again, if you are a frequent visitor here, you know me with embossing.... I love it!  I ran the Palm Leaves through the Cuttlebug using the Evergreen folder.
With the Gypsy,  I selected the Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge and the Grass image, sized it to 6 3/4 " in length and cut two layers of grass, one just a tiny bit taller than the other layer. I nestled my elephant and the palm tree into the layers and used foam squares to attach the palm tree, the elephant and the balloon, for added dimension to the card!

For the inside sentiment, I used the computer to type the sentiment:
"Wishing you a TON of fun on your First Birthday!"
I am not sure if the Mother of this child is a scrapbooker, but I thought this could be saved and used as
a page element in his baby book or a scrapbook! 
I hope you will visit My Cricut Craftroom to see what other fun ideas my fellow Design Team Sisters
have created for today!  
Please leave a comment and let me know what you think!  I read and value each comment!
Thank you and have a Great Week!


Mary said...

This is just the cutest card ever Teresa! I love the googly eyes! TFS, Mary

Samantha said...

Your card is so cute!!! I just made an elephant card the other day and love how you ran the ears and trunk through the cuttlebug. I will have to keep that in mind the next time I make one!


Jessica S said...

Such a clever sentiment to go with that adorable elephant. Fabulous embossing and layers!
Jessica S

Rosie said...

this card is soo cute, love the balloon

L.B. said...

This card is super the balloon coming from his trunk. so fun.

HeatherLynn said...

Awww, Teresa, your elephant card is adorable! As always, love all of the embossing and the sweet die cuts! Have a great day!


[Melissa] said...

How stinkin cute is this card. LOVE the elephant, and the cute little palm tree. Nicely done, mama bird! :)

Melissa, MCCR DT Sister

Jodie R said...

Absolutely adorable!!! I love how you used striped paper for the grass too! It gives it a whole different look! That little elephant is soooo cute!

Jodie R MCCE DT Sister

Big Mama Kaboose said...

That is cute! I love the balloon tied to his trunk and the googly eyes go perfectly.


Kathy said...

This is so adorable, I love the embossing and the eyes just make it!!! Great dimension and that elephant is toooo cute!! Excellent job sweetie!!

Creative M said...

LOL...This is adorable!!!The dimensional look is AWESOME!!Great job on the embossing!Love it!

Nadja said...

I love the card! The elephant is stinking cute!!!!. And the added texture with the embossing folder is super.


Cathy said...

Too cute !! love the embossing:)
DT sister

Scrappin' Robin said...

Very cute card

scrapbookingforfun said...

Totally adorable!!!
MCCR DT Shelley

lisacustomscrapbooking said...

Very cute card! Love the twine around the elephant's trunk.

MCCR DT, Lisa Ch

ClaireR said...

I love the googly eyes Teresa! I need to get me some. Super cute card!
My Cricut Craft Room DTM

Ava Fernandez said...

This is such a cute card Teresa
Thanks for sharing.
Ava DT Sister, MCCR

Sassy Cricut Crafting said...

Mama Bird-
this card is great!! I especially love the embossing. And your elephant is just darling. Love the card! Will you send me one for my birthday? LOL

DT sister

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic gift for the one year old. He may want to eat it but hopefully mom will keep it safe until he is old enough to enjoy it. I'm sure his mom and dad and the grandparents will/did get pleasure from such a beautiful creation. The elephant is as cute as the penguin on an earlier card. Well done!

The Creative Mommy said...

Super job Mama Bird!! Love the little elephant!!! The googley eyes TOTALLY make it!

Crafty Hugs,
Jessica-DT sister

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