Thursday, April 14, 2011

To sneeze or not to sneeze...

I'm so excited to be able to share my first card with you as a member of the DT of  Digi Doodle Shop's Best.  I think I put in my application as soon as I saw the call for new members. I love the digis that this uber talented mother and daughter team come up with.  They have any type of digi you might be looking for.  Stop on over at the Digi Doodle Shop here.  I'm working with one of the funnier images this week, but in the weeks to come, I'm sure you'll see some of the more realistic ones from me. 

Now, back to the card.  I laughed as soon as I saw this little guy.  My hubby came up with the caption on the front.  And I finished it off the inside. 

And then when you open it up:

It's been a while since I've used this little box. There is a tutorial on You Tube, but I'm not sure if it's the same one I used.  One thing I like about this is that there is no cut-out for the box.  Instead it is a little box itself.  Then I just used half of a tissue in the box.  You don't want to put too much in it so it doesn't keep it from laying flat.  If you would like to have the measurements I used, please contact me and I'll be happy to give them to you.  Or if I get enough requests for them, I'll put a tutorial  on my blog. 

I've embossed the blue cardstock, used a punch from MS, as well as decorative scissors for the paper for the caption.  The striped paper is by DCWV, and I'm not sure about the rest of the paper.  The flower and butterfly are by Creative Memories.  All of the sentiments were typed on my computer.

I have some great candy to give away, if you're interested, check out the top of my blog. (There are two give aways.)

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

Craft Your Days Away - spots and stripes
Claudia & Company - monochromatic
DDH - stitching
Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog - funny
Card Makin Mamas - embellishments
Catered Crop - stripes, stitching, blue
Incy Wincy Designs - flowers
Stamping Vacation - nestibilities
Simon Says Stamps Challenges - for a child
Dutch Dare Card Challenges - fancy folds
Papertake Weekly - dimension
Woodware USA Clear Stamps - anything
I Did It - song - Elephant Walk (Hatari)

Thanks for visiting.  I hope you enjoyed my card, and will stop in at Digi Doodle Shop's Best soon.



Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Adorable!! This elephant is so cute! And this sweet little tissue box inside is so cute, too!
This card will cure everybody in no time :-)
Have a great day!

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

This is so cute Debbie! The image is adorable! Perfect sentiment too! Love the blue, the layers, the splash of black, and most of all, the cute little tissue box! Congrats again on the DT!

ahlers5 said...

So cute! The tissue box is absolutely adorable. Love it!

Denise and Louise said...

Great card - love the elephant and your sentiment made me laugh. The little tissue box is fab. Hugs Denise xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

What a fabulous creation hunni. Love it. Welcome to the team.


Judy said...

Hi Debra,

You've totally captured this stamp! I so love the box and tissue. How cute is that! Super Duper job hun!


Julie said...

Love, love, love this card! This elephant is one of my favs from the shop. You did a fab job

Debs M said...

love this! great sentiment to match the image, i'd love to see a tutorial! x

bosenberries said...

How clever is that box!!! Thanks so much for playing along with My Partner in Crafting Crime's 'layer it up' challenge! Good luck with the extra draws!

Hannah Clark said...

Hahaha! I just love the image and sentiment! Great card! The colours are fabulous and the faux stitching - awesome! Thanks for joining us at DDH!

Karen said...

Great card Debra, love the cute image and what a great idea for the inside, you clever thing.... lol.

sarham said...

That´s adorable!!

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Thanks for joining us this week at Dutch Dare Debbie! Perfect card for the fancy folds!

Nancy said...

Completely adorable!! What a great image and a great idea with the tissues!! Thank you for joining us this week at Woodware USA!!

Dorcas said...

So cute! Love that little tissue box!
Thanks for joining us at DDCC!

jackiescrafts said...

What a lovely card and that little tissue box is cute
Thanks for joining in at CYDA this time

Jackie x

Donna said...

What a fabulous idea Debra, I love it! This little guy makes me smile too, so cute. hugs Donna x

Alicia a.k.a. Crafty Al said...

aaahhh!! LOVE that tissue box inside. Thanks for joining us this week at Woodware USA.

Linda McClain said...

Oh my goodness. How adorable and smart! I love that little elephant image and how you colored it. And that tissue box - so smart! Thank you for sharing it with us at Catered Crop.

Lynn said...

What a fantastic card and so very creative!! Love the cute elephant image too!
Thanks so much for joining us here at GingerLoft Challenges
Lynn xx

Ann Whitfield said...

This is a really fun, creative card Debra - thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's.
Ann x

Jill said...

wow Debra this is stunning very creative well done thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Rachel x said...

Oh, I love this- I was already laughing at the image and perfect caption... and then I scrolled down to the tissue box inside- fantastic, would cheer anybody up!! :D
Thank you for sharing this with us at My Partner In Crafting Crime this time!! :)
hugs, Rachel x

sparklingblackrose said...

This is fabulous! :-) Thank you for joining us at My Partner in Crafting Crime and hope to see you again soon :-) Elaine xxx PCC DT

p.s I have candy!

Lynn's scraps said...

Great this would be just right for me with the flu at the moment very very nice,Thanks for joining us at GingerLoft Challenges Lynnm

Gemma said...

gorgeous creation! Thanks for singing along with us at I Did it Creations this week! Gemma :)

Teresa Jenkins said...

This is adorable! Love the elephant and great sentiment.... that tissue box is so cool! Thanks for playing along with us at DDH!

Georgia Ehrmann said...

such a cute card and tissue box! Thanks for playing at IDIC this week!

Padster said...

Fantastic! - thank you fir singing along with our challenge at IDIC this week
Debbie xx

Annemaritta said...

I saw your creation and it totally made me laugh. :) Fabulous and funny card!

deesdesigns said...

He! He! This is adorable - love the tissue box!!! Thanks for joining us for our Stitching challenge at Digi Design House.

Janet said...

great card! thanks for joining incy wincy this week!!

Jen said...

Certainly raised a smile. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Ann's this week.
Jen x

Anonymous said...

Great design.It's just perfect to go with the image.Love the words too!
Lisa x

Sandy O said...

Oh My Gosh, you have the most wonderful images! The tissue box is absolutely fabulous. What a great idea!!!