Good Morning! Here you go…..Lisa enabled me to share with you the 411 of her card! Below you will see her card and then we will get to a bunch of pictures of my take with the super sweet elephant…..he is sooooo darn adorable!






As promised…today I shared with you that I was going to attempt to CASE Lisa Poe’s card that she submitted for the swap…and here is my take – I hope that you like it! If you do not like it….I know one thing that you will be happy about….all of the dimensions! Please give Lisa some love in your comments for graciously sharing all of the dimensions for this super fun card!


Base and inside dimensions (under the flap) of card:

  • Base Card – Sahara Sand in good old A-2 card…. 5 1/2″ X 4 1/4″
  • Layer – In Color DSP Stack in Sweet Sugarplum…5 1/4″ X 4″
  • Layer – Sahara Sand 4″ X 2 1/2″
  • Layer – Thick Whisper White 3 3/4″ X 2 1/4″ (then stamped in gray with the Layering Love Sentiment


  • Flap – 4 1/2″ X 1 3/4″ in So Saffron and embossed with the Happy Hearts folder (TIP – I am not sure if Lisa did this but I scored it at 1/2″ and then ran it through the Big Shot)…..I admit, being the type “A” person I am…..after embossing it, I cut off a bit of the front to have the hearts perfect!


Layers attached to flap:

  • Layer – Sahara Sand – 4″ X 2 1/2″
  • Layer – So Saffron – 3 3/4″ X 2 1/4″
  • Layer – Thick White – 3 1/2″ X 2″ (stamped with the ADORABLE Elephant in gray ink)





Well guys…you know me…I am SIMPLE SUSAN…and I will say – in the end  – this was a FUN card and I thank you Lisa for sharing with me the dimensions so all of you can create amazing cards!

Let’s chat a bit about this ADORABLE Elephant – is he the cutest or what! This is a Hostess Stamp Set and trust me, it is easier than you think to get this…please email me and I will be happy to put my “thinking cap” on and help you get this in no time….heck it is just $9.00 and it is OVER THE TOP ADORABLE!





When you open up the “flap” – the super fun and oh so true sentiment of “enjoy the little things” seemed to be the appropriate sentiment for this card  – now this new stamp set is a keeper! I love big & bold sentiments….






I hope that you can see from the below photo that this is a whole card and then the “flap” is just tucked behind the polka dot DSP….SOOOOO cute! I adore Fast Fuse (yep, there is a learning curve but once you get around that turn….it will be your best friend) This adhesive holds everything super tight.

Because I used a neutral, Sahara Sand…you can just go ahead and write your note in the card but if you used a dark color base….I would add a layer of white to write!




Mailman LOVE X 2 – the outer elephant in the corner and then the envelope flap. Icing on the cake! I just think that the little mouse is so sweet looking up to his friend.





Here is your 411 of the card…and I do hope that you try this… – if you do, please email me a picture of your card as I love to see your work. Again, a HUGE thank you to Lisa for the inspiration for today’s post!

Think about this….isn’t it wonderful that there is soooo much talent out there and that we can share to each other from the comforts of our home things that make us tick and smile! Sharing is great….Sharing is fun….Sharing makes us a better person.





Yesterday was a blast. Well…anytime with Jeanie is a blast. We have been friends for a long time and when we part…my heart is filled with joy, laughter and a simple “we need to get together more often” – I am sure that many of you can relate to this. That TIME thing seems to get the best of us…but I can say – it was GREAT!

We made some super fun cards and I will share with you some. It is wonderful to be together with people that have the same passion and come home with GREAT cards!

Long day but fun day….I hope to see you tomorrow!



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