Monday, January 4, 2016

My Creative Time: Manly Monday

Hi, today is Manly Monday over on the My Creative Time Blog. I have manly, yet cute, birthday card. Who says they can't be both? 

For the base of my card, I used the fabulous Stitched Square Dies Inside and Out. I added a strip at the bottom of the card using the Belly Band Dies. Next, I used the Bunch of Fun Circle Dies to create a window in the front of the card. 

I stamped the adorable little elephant and cut it out using the coordinating die from the Hello Baby Stamp Set. I colored the ears and feet in with a Copic marker. I also used a white gelly roll pen to fill in the tusk and feet. I stamped the little hat using the Prehistoric Holidays Stamp Set and then cut it out by hand. I added a little silver star to the top of the hat using a die also from the Hello Baby Stamp Set. I then pop-dotted it onto the white circle inside the card. 

I added the "happy birthday" to the belly band strip using the Happy Everthing Stamp Set. I stamped the birthday on using Versamark Ink along with Recollection's Snow Embossing Powder. Then I accented it with three stars that were cut out using the 4x4 Journal Dies and More.

Products used:

Recollection's White and Gray Card Stock
Studio Calico: Darling Dear Pattern Paper
Pressed Petals: Silver Glitter Paper
Versamark Ink
Recollection's Snow Embossing Powder
Memento: Tuxedo Black Ink
White Gelly Roll Pen
Recollection's Pop Dots
Copic Marker

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

For more design team inspiration, please head on over to Miss Emma's blog


  1. Cute card. I love all the colors you used.

  2. Manly can definitely be cute still! Darling little elephant.

  3. Happy New Year Miss Emily!! OMG Your card is so stinkin'n cute!! Love the papers you chose so sharp!
    great coloring job too!! Definitely very clever & creative ways you used Miss Emma's goodies!!
    YOU so ROCk,,

  4. This is just as cute as can be, Emily!!!

  5. This is super cute... I LOVE IT!!!

  6. This is so SWEET! Happy New Year!
    Have a blessed day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  7. Super sweet card! Love the papers and fun design!
    Sherrie K

  8. Your card is adorable. I really like the card design with the elephant in the circle. The sentiment on the band looks great. Beautiful job on your card.
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