Welcome to the latest Make My Monday two-week challenge. Our host for # 183, Debbie, chose “friend”ship. When you are finished here, I hope you will join us at the challenge site to see what the rest of the design team members created. I love that there’s always so many wonderful creations from which inspiration can be drawn. I hope you find something to spark an idea, and that you feel compelled to play along.

For my card, I chose the adorable Elephants on Parade bundle. I combined it with Happy Forest Friends DSP (designer series paper). I knew I wanted to make a double Z-fold card, I just had a difficult time figuring out the measurements for what I wanted to accomplish and wound up doing the card twice. It’s all good though because even the OOPS card is adorable and I’m going to take it to work and just leave it on the bookcase behind my desk.

Here’s my final card:

Since this is a fun fold, I will be entering it in the current Creative Creases challenge.  I love fun folds, and this challenge theme is always anything goes with a fun fold.  I have to make more fun folds so I can join this fun challenge more often!  Check it out if you love creating fun fold cards!


  • The Old Olive base measures 5-1/2 by 11 inches, scored at 5-1/2 and 2-3/4 inches.
  • The Calypso Coral cardstock measures 8 x 4-3/4 inches, scored at 3-3/4 and 5-7/8 inches.
  • The So Saffron DSP 5-3/8 by 4-1/8 inches.
  • Both the Old Olive DSP and the leaves pattern DSP on the inside measure 2 by 5-3/8 inches. I also trimmed a piece of the leaves DSP to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap. Then, I punched a 1 inch circle from coordinating DSP for the envelope seal.
  • The tree DSP on the front measures 4-5/8 by 4-1/2 inches. I only needed half the width for the back panel of trees, so it measures 2 by 4-5/8 inches.
  • Finally, the blank white cardstock also measures 2 by 4-5/8 inches. I left it blank so I can decide on the inside sentiment when I’m ready to use the card. I temporarily attached it with repositionable tape so I can remove it when I need to stamp the sentiment.
  • All the DSP panels were adhered with my favorite adhesive, the multipurpose liquid adhesive. Before adhering the front trees DSP, I wrapped a piece of Old Olive ribbon around it and tied it in a square knot. This way, the elephants and sentiment don’t just float on the front of the card. The ribbon grounds everything.

Stamping, Coloring, and Cropping:

  • Since I used the blends for the vast majority of the coloring, I stamped all the elephant elements using the Momento Tuxedo Black ink pad.
  • Then, I used the light Petal Pink blend, dark and light Smoky Slate blends, and the light Basic Black blend for the elephants.
  • I used the Calypso Coral and So Saffron Stamping Write Markers. The black marker filled in the body of the butterflies.
  • Finally, I used the Crumb Cake blends to color the peanut.
  • I cropped the sentiment using one of the Stylish Shapes dies.
  • Everything else was cropped using the elephant dies. I decided to use some scraps of 6 x6 inch DSP to crop the balloons. Since I adhered them onto the stamped balloons, I just needed to trim off the excess . I really don’t think I could have colored the balloons half as cute as they turned out by using the DSP.
  • I used dimensionals for everything on the front panel of the card.
  • Since I didn’t want to add any more thickness to the card, I adhered everything on the back panel using multipurpose liquid glue.

With that, I’d finished this second coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.

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