Sunday, May 15, 2011

Card Carnival Blog Hop

Welcome to the Card Carnival Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from visiting Rexann at i be circled.  If you just happened to stumble upon this hop, please be sure to go back to Sherry's blog so you don't miss any of the wonderful projects we have to share.  This hop is all about shaped cards . . . 

I have a friend who's daughter will be one next month ~ and she is madly in love with ELMO!  So an Elmo birthday card is a must!  He was my daughter's favorite from 8 months until about 4 1/2 yrs. old, so I am well versed in all things Elmo.   

Elmo and Dorothy were cut using the Sesame Street Friends Cricut cartridge.  Elmo measures 7 1/4" tall and is cut from black, red, orange and white scraps of card stock.  This particular Elmo is holding a book -- but I wanted him to hold Dorothy's fish bowl.  So, using Cricut Design Studio (CDS) I hid all of the book cuts that I could.  After I cut all of the layers and assembled our furry red monster, I trimmed away the rest of the book.

Dorothy's gold fish bowl is approximately 3 1/2" tall.  Using CDS, I welded two fish bowls together to form my card.  And then cut the remaining layers and assembled.  I cut an additional white layer for the inside of my card as well as an extra set of fingers for Elmo's left hand.  All of the paper for Dorothy and the bowl came from my scrap stash.  I wanted the card to stand up after it was opened, so I constructed a little easel stand that I attached to the back.

And what would a blog hop be without a giveaway!  To quality for my giveaway, please do the following:  be a follower and leave me a comment and your e-mail address.  That's all!  One lucky winner, chosen by random. org, will receive the following three (3) clear stamps . . .

Thank you for stopping by my blog, your next stop is Mollie at Cricket's Cricut Creations.

~ Jen
P.S.  Here's the line up, just in case you get lost!



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shersl84bed said...

Fabulous card. I thought how clever, to make the goldfish bowl open. Love it.

Smiles Sher

Sue in CT said...

Well if that isn't cute. I love your card.
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Melanie Mason said...

Oh wow - so cute! I never ever thought to only have part of the card open! I wil certainly be using this idea in the future. Elmo is just sooo cute - love your card.

Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win some stamps - I am now your newest follower!

melanie_mason87 at hotmail dot com

Bea said...

how fab - I love elmo - it is such a cheery card

kathlee said...

That is too stinkin cute!! LOVE it! Fun hopping with you today!

Pam said...

The card is adorable!!!

Cricut Design Chicks SWARM said...

so love the card. i have been debating the elmo cartridge - but don't think so anymore - this is so so so cute!! new follower!

Misty said...

That is too stinkin' cute!!
Hummer Hugs,
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shersl84bed said...

Hi Jen, could you please cross Ronnie off your list, or delete her name please and direct people to the next person on the hop. She must have forgotten about our hop.

Thanks Sher

Cindy-Up In Northern Michigan said...

Very cute card and the easel back is an awesome idea!

JustYolie said...

OH my goodness I love it! I wasn't expecting the fishbowl to open! Super cute card!
yoliejustcreate at gmail dot com

Kris Dietz said...

I love this card! Great detail and love the fish bowl opening as the card. TFS.

I'm a new follower.

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patchworkhen said...

Your Elmo card is great!! I am now a follower.

blessings, patchworkhen at g mail dot com

Melissa said...

OMGoodness Jen!! This card is adorable! Love how the fish tank opens for the inside!


joydee1963 said...

Very cute Elmo card! New follower! joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Denise said...

Wow that is great! I did not realize the fish bowl was the card part!! lol
I am a new follower!
Denise in WA
ddhud4 at comcast dot net

Shawn Mosch said...

That is the cutest Elmo card!

snowdraak said...

Oh my, what an adorable card. I just love it!
Thanks for sharing.
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Lisa R. said...

Wow what an adorable card! Someone's gonna be happy to receive this!1 TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Trisha said...

Very cute card. Thanks for sharing. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Amy said...

Oh. My. Goodness!! I LOVE this, Jen!! I tell ya, I am never, ever disappointed when I visit you and your wonderful creations!! :) This is such a stinkin' cute card with such a creative concept!! YOU ROCK!! :)

I'm so HAPPY to be a follower,
Amy :) at
scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

mamawcindy said...

Your Card is so Cute!!! I love It. I need to make one for my Grand daughter. She loves Elmo. TFS :0)
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Kate said...

This is so sweet! I just love the fun way it opens up!
(PS I do hope your stamps have arrived by now!)

Cricket's Cricut Creations said...

I am a follower now, also I love all the work you put into that cute cute Elmo card!! Thanks for sharing your amazing talent!! Mollie

Kimmy-B said...

Hi Jen I love the elmo project!!
I always enjoy visiting your blog for great ideas

I am a followe already.

Jenn Roseman said...

I love your card!!!

new follower!

Cyndi S said...

Cute Elmo card.
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thekolbes said...

OMG adorable card. It is so awesome. I thank you so much for sharing. I am a new follower
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craftaholic said...

OMG Jen This is the cuttest card ,You did an awesome job...Thanks for sharing and joining in with me on a very fun blog hop!! TFS!!
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Angela said...

Cute Elmo card, love how it opens up! Very creative! Hugs, Angela
lauermaa at gmail dot com

AmyJRockstar said...

That is very adorable! You have a lot more patience than I do, I think. LOL I'm a new follower. Thanks for the chance to win today!

XO ~ Amy Jo (new follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

Fot said...

Love your card my grandson would go crazy for this,Thank you for sharing your talent with us, Try & stop by my blog to enter in the Monthly blog candy giveaway.
Deborah Foti ~

puffinliz said...

Your Elmo card is so fun! Thanks for sharing...

Melissa said...

How adorable! I love Elmo and have this cartridge...haven't even used to yet! Thanks for sharing! I am now a follower!


Marji said...

Oh I love the Elmo card! What a great idea, my daughter is an Elmo freak!