Card Recognition

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Elephant cards and some winners


I made these cards as a gift for a friend who loves elephants.  The lack of sentiment means she can use them for whatever reason she wants.  And since I wanted to come up with some cute sort of way to give them to here I made a vellum envelope and put a fun colorful elephant on the front for Yvonne's Do More With Less gift giving challenge.



This card uses this week's CR84FN colors. 


This card uses this week's Play Date Cafe colors.



 This card uses this week's ColourQ colors.

Now let's get down to some birthday party business.  Once again, many, many thanks to all of you who participated or commented in the birthday blog hop.  It was such a treat to see such fabulous cards and to read the super sweet comments and well wishing.  So without further adieu here are the winners.  

The Hero Arts set from Lynn's blog goes to:
Denise said...


Love your card! The paper choices and embellishments are great! And the kraft/red combo that I love! Happy Birthday to Erin! Very fun hop! So many great birthday cards to see!
DeniseB

The PTI sentiments from Jen's blog go to:
Blogger Trinh said...
Love your card, Jen! Those pinwheels are perfect for Erin's birthday.
July 5, 2011 7:42 PM
The Unity stamps from my blog go to:
Blogger Sylvia said...
Happy Birthday, Erin! Love your idea and your fun card! Hope your day is wonderful!
July 5, 2011 8:43 AM

And the party favors (envelopes of scraps and random crafty goodies) go to: 
From Savannah's blog
Blogger Emily Leiphart said...
This is gorgeous, Sav! I love your interpretation of the sketch and that acetate embossed butterfly is beautiful! Erin is going to love it!!
July 5, 2011 10:51 AM

 ~amy~ said...



Such a fun monogram card is zing! Love the butterfly! Great birthday hop!
July 5, 2011 9:06 AM
From Lynn's blog:
Laurel said...
Gorgeous card, love the buttons!
From Lora's blog:

Blogger Karen B. said...



Oh oh oh oh! I'm lovin' this creation! It is so totally feminine, so totally well composed, so totally fun!! Thank you for helping make Erin's day a little bit extra special, and thank you for the kind words!
July 5, 2011 5:18 PM

From Yvonne's blog:
 Jenny said...Gorgeous card, love all the patterns :) Jenny x
July 5, 2011 10:35 PM
From my blog: 
Blogger Michele Gross said...Happy Happy Birthday Erin! I hope you enjoy the hop-such a fun way to spend your birthday :) Thanks for letting us all in on the fun! :D
July 5, 2011 6:45 AM
From Michele's blog:
Blogger Erin said...What a sweet little story for a sweet little card!
7/5/11 4:07 PM
From Emily L's blog:
Scrapcollectr said...Love this Suzi girl. I'm definitely behind on buying her girls.... Love how you paperpieced her clothes... She looks so sweet and it's a wonderful birthday card...*smile*
JULY 5, 2011 4:42 PM



From Karen's blog:
Lynn said...

Wonderful design Karen!



Winners, please email me at paperobsessed at gmail dot com with your mailing address.

Materials: Stampendous Elephant Stamp, Unity burlap background, Cuttlebug Swiss dots embossing folder, PTI Limitless layers 1 3/4th inch die, EK Success 1 3/4th inch circle punch, May arts ribbon, Core'dinations cardstock, PTI kraft card stock, Versafine black ink, Tim Holtz distress ink worn lipstick, mustard seed and shabby shutters, Fiskars corner rounder


Envelope: vellum, Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 patterned paper, Basic Grey patterned paper, Divine Twine, Stampendous elephant stamp, PTI Limitless layers 1 3/4th inch die, EK Success 1 3/4th inch circle punch

32 comments:

FLEUR de Lo said...

Holy generosity, Batman! Congrats everyone!

FLEUR de Lo said...

Oh & I love the cards. I'm a big sucker for packs of cards!

Sylvia said...

Love those cute, elephants! What a clever way to package them, I am sure your friend will love them. Thanks for the win, you have so many winners how nice of you! Have a wonderful day!

~amy~ said...

You are so clever with your giftie and how you managed to include such fun challenges! FUN stuff! yahoo...I'm a winner...thanks for letting me be a part of your birthday festivities...you sure know how to party:)

Erin said...

Adorable Elephant cards set!!! Your friend will LOVE them. Thanks for win, I'm super grateful and excited! I was telling Sav that I may have pretended some of the cards were for me because I'm an Erin too :) hehe

jen said...

these are super cute- love how you changed them up, but still have a really sweet pack! nice use of your may arts!
congrats to all the winners!!!!

Denise said...

I'm excited to be one of the winners! It was a really fun hop!
Sent you an email with my address.
DeniseB

lynn said...

the hop was so fun to do, erin! congrats to all the winners!! love the elephants, too!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is the cutest card set I've ever seen!! Your friend is really going to love them, especially the texty one on the envelope. ;) Wow, I won something? Thank you so much! Let me know if you still need my mailing address.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOOOOOOVE this card set! SO Fab--LOVE that ribbon too! You rock:) HOOOORAY to all your winners--I hope you had a fabulous birthday/week!!

Trinh said...

What a cutie patootie set, Erin! Your friend is going to love the gift. And what a happy surprise to see my name on your list of winners. Thanks SO much!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a darling set of cards Erin! That little elephant is so cute! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Emily Keaton said...

What an adorable elephant card set, Erin!! I love how you packaged them. I'll have to keep that idea in mind. It's really cute!

And thanks for the good news on being a winner as part of your hop. Yay!! THANK YOU!! I hope you had a super time during your birthday week. I'm off to email you next. :)

Lisa Petrella said...

Super duper cute elephant card set, Erin!!! And the packaging is so perfect!!!! AWESOME!

Karen B. said...

Somehow this cute little post got lost on my computer! These cards are awesome, and a perfect set to give to a friend. The little elephant is adorable stamped in different colors. I truly hope that you had a fantastic birthday, you totally deserved it!!

Sylvia said...

Had to come back, Erin! There was so much to read that I forgot to tell your the elephant for the ColourQ is cute, too. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ again.

yyam said...

So totally cute Erin!!!! What a totally fun gift!!! :)

Thanks for playing along with my guest Angi's gifting challenge!:) And I had a good time at your party!!! :)

Charlene said...

Super adorableness! Love this sweet set, Erin!

Sue Lelli said...

Erin, your friend will just ADORE these! LOVE how each one works for a different color challenge! How clever! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Christina said...

What a sweet little gift set! Your friend is sure to love it. That elephant is super cute, and I love how you were inspired by so many color challenges!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Awww this is so super sweet. Love the little elephants. What a fun gifting idea. Thank you so much for entering my Gifting Challenge at Do More With Less. :)

Shirley said...

These are just too too cute! I know she loved them! How pretty and fun too!

LeAnne said...

These are just adorable! Of course, I love the colourq one the best! :D
Thanks for playing with us this week!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Erin, these are so cute, and I love that creative packaging!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Darling set of cards, Erin! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

Andrea M said...

Hey Erin!!! Happy belated Birthday girlie!!! I'm super bummed I missed out on the blog hop fun but so glad you had such awesome birthday fun! You deserve it!!! What generous prizes too!!! Hope you had the bestest day!!!
Love your cute little elephant cards - so perfect! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!!!

lisa said...

I ADORE my Elephant cards, you are so creative and artsy, i love it! Thank you so much for taking the time to make me something extra special and then packaging them them up all creative as well. You have an amazing talent!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Those elephant cards are too, too cute, Erin! I like 'em in the different challenge colors. Thanks for playing with us at THe Cafe!

FLEUR de Lo said...

Me again. :) Thanks for tipping me off to this challenge. Unfortunately I think I may have misunderstood the purpose. I thought we were supposed to make a gift. It looks like most everyone else make cute containers for gifts. Oops!

Jinny Newlin said...

Absolutely adorable, girl! Such a great, CAS design! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Jaclyn Miller said...

oh my gosh, those elephants are SO stinkin' cute! Love that you created a set with your CAS design. Thanks so much for playing along at The Play Date Cafe.

Folly said...

Erin, so very clever to use the one card design in three colour challenges and then package it all as a present! The card design is absolutely gorgeous.
Michelle.