Seeing Pink Elephants

Stampin up wild about you birthday card
It's Mojo Monday Sketch time and the elements fell into place using Stampin' Up!'s Wild About You and Party Hearty stamp sets.  Plus, my main focus today will be to show you a step-by-step guide to creating custom envelopes using Designer Series Paper and an envelope template.

TIPS:  I used a Stamp-a-ma-jig to  to stack the words of the sentiment (vs. all on one line) and markers to color individual words.  The elephant and party hats were snipped out and pumped up on Stampin' Dimensionals.  The polka dot texture was produced by my Big Shot and Texturz Plates.

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Stamp Set:  Wild About You (115110), Party Hearty (111532)
Paper:  Pink Flamingo Designer Series (113976), Real Red Textured (108698), Whisper White (100730), Cameo Coral (100475)
Ink:  Cameo Coral (103035), Real Red (103133), Stampin' Up! Markers in Cameo Coral (100074), Real Red (100052), Basic Black (100082)
Cool Tools:  Big Shot (113439), Stampin' Up! Texturz Plates Backgrounds I (114512), Circle Scissor Plus (112530), 1 1/4" Square Punch (104400), Scallop Square Punch (112081), Scallop Border Punch (112091), Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049)
The Perfect Touch:  Bold Brights Brads (106957), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Envelope:  Pink Flamingo Designer Series Paper (113976), 5 Petal Flower Punch (109041), 1/2" Circle Punch (104390)

My dear, virtual pal, Sandy Grupka, surprised (spoiled) me recently with a package of papercrafting goodies.  I always have wanted to be able to make easy envelopes.  Among my new treasures were Kreate-a-lope envelope making templates for both A2 (4 3/8" x 5 5/8") and A7 (5" x 7 1/8") sizes.  Click here for further details on this product.

Stampin up envelope template 1
I used the sizing template (open in the middle) and envelope template (rectangle) for an A2 Envelope.

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You can either center an image on the designer paper in the middle of the open area or line it up in the corner to use the two clean edges, as I did with this charming Pink Flamingo Designer Series Paper.

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Hold down the template edge and carefully begin to tear against the outside of the template.

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The torn edge is a bit rough.  TIP: I used my Stampin' Up! Craft & Paper Scissors (108360–they cut like "budda") to quickly clean up the torn edges.

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Flip the Designer Paper over.

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First, fold in the sides, around the envelope template (rectangle).

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Fold up the bottom and adhere (isn't this cool)?

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Here's my finished envelope!


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Wild about you
Party hearty


  1. i LOVE this card! The pink looks great.

  2. I LOVE this card. Great combination of stamps – the hats look like they were designed to go wtih the elephant.

  3. Amanda Currier

    This has to be the cutest pink elephant I have ever seen!!! how totally ADORABLE!! Wish I knew someone I could make it for right now!!! Of course, I guess I need that set first, haha!
    Thanks for sharing!!!

  4. Wow! I have the retired SU! envelope templates and use them all the time, but this is definitely faster!

    I love to make matching envelopes. It really gives a finished look to your card and is a great way to use those paper packs! I am really warming up to those Pink Flamingo papers and they don’t scare me half as much as they used to. 😉


  5. Beautiful card Mary, love the reds and pinks. Thanks for showing how you made the envie.

  6. So pretty in pink! I need to do monochromatic cards! I love how they look and always want to try it, maybe next week! Love it!

  7. Love all the pink! =)

  8. I love this, especially the pink and red together. I have this set and the red and coral papers, so I’sm all set to try it. Thanks!

  9. That is super cute! I love that envelope template – makes it a lot easier than having to use my Scor-Pal and refer to one tutorial every time. I will have to find that template. Thanks for the great inspiration today!

  10. I’m wild about this card, Mary! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! And I’ve always wondered how those Kreate-a-lopes worked. Thanks for the step-by-step. 🙂

  11. So very sweet! I love how you showed how you made the envelope.


  12. Perfection in pink!

    I especially love the use of red mixed in with the pink.

  13. Mary-

    This is so adorable! I love it. I also wanted to thank you for mentioning when the retired list is coming out. I missed stamp night on Friday, so I wasn’t there to ask questions. I’m so looking forward to the new catalog!

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful creations:)

  14. So Cute!! Your creativity is amazing! I just want to leave work & go home and start stamping! And the envelope….it’s a work of art!

  15. Great card! I love it. The colors are great too. It is just what I needed first thing Monday morning to give me a smile! I can’t wait to get home and make one of my own. ~Jennine

  16. AWWW – Mary – this is just way toooo cute!!!
    I have the envelope maker somewhere – LOL!!!

  17. Colleen Kramer

    Fun! Love the pink elephant! This is a great set–so many options!

  18. Terrific card..I love the combo of the two sets! You are so good!

  19. Well, the colors and paper in this card are wonderful, but the envelope–wow, what a great tool! Wish SU would come out with something like this!! Thanks for the great inspiration!

  20. I really loved this card, Mary! The envelope was an added benefit, but this card will be so cute for my granddaughter’s birthday. I should probably make the card now…I’ll never be able to find it when I need it in September! Thanks for always doing such a super job.

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