Little Elephant Easel Decoration

Good morning and welcome to another edition of Cards & Creations by Lori McBride. My name is Lori McBride and I’m a Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrator.

Today I would like to share with you this precious mini easel decoration that I made for an upcoming baby shower.

*DISCLOSER* I found the Mini Easels at Target for $5.00 in September or October with every intention of doing Thanksgiving and Christmas crafts with them. To my surprise, there were four easels in a single pack. After this mixed media project, there will definitely be more projects to come using them.

Supply List:

Basic Rhinestones (Item #144220)

Purple Posy Cardstock (Item # 150881)

Pineapple Punch Cardstock (Item #146971)

Daffodil Delight Cardstock (Item #119683)

Highland Heather Cardstock (Item #146986)

Pineapple Punch Designer Series Paper (no longer available)

1/4″ Grossgain Ribbon Pineapple Punch (no longer available)

Elephant Builder Punch (Item # 145652)

Little Elephant Stamp Set (Item #151237)

Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Item #119755)

Stampin’ Diminsionals (Item #104430)

Mini Stampin’ Diminsionals (Item #144108)

Mini Glue Dots (Item #103683)

Well Written Dies (Item #151816)

Layering Circles Dies (Item #151770)

Assembly Instructions:

Step One: I built the Elephant using the Little Elephant Builder Punch.

Step Two: Using my Stampin Trimmer I trimmed down Highland Heather Cardstock to measure 5 1/4″×6 3/4″. I trimmed the Pineapple Punch Cardstock down to 5″×6 1/2″ and Purple Posy Cardstock down to measure 4 3/4″× 6″. I trimmed the Pineapple Punch DSP to measure 4 1/4″ x 5 3/4″.

Step Three: I wrapped the 1/4″ Pineapple Punch Grossgain Ribbon around the DSP and secured it with Mini Glue Dots. I made the bow and also secured it with Mini Glue Dots.

Step Four: I ran the Layering Circles through my die cutting system and also die cut the “welcome baby” sentiments using the Well Written Dies.

Step Five: I adhered the layers of Cardstock down with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and glued the DSP to the top layer of Cardstock also using the Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Step Six: I assembled the layered circles and scallops together with the Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I used Mini Stampin’ Diminsionals to adhere the Elephant to the middle of the circles. I adhered the assembled circles and scallops to the center of the easel with Stampin’ Diminsionals.

Step Seven: Using very thin layers of Multipurpose Liquid Glue I adhered the “welcome baby” to the bottom of the easel.

Step Eight: I added Basic Jewel Rhinestones just for effect.

I think this is going to be a really great effect for this baby shower in combination of everything else that I’m doing to make it special for this lovely couple and their new addition to their family. I can totally see it sitting near a guest book and later the mommy to be putting it on a dresser in the baby’s nursery.

I’m really trying to get all of these things made before everything sells out but I’m struggling. It seems almost daily the Retiring stuff is selling out faster than I can make it. It happens this time of year. Please do not wait to order.

Thank you so much for joining me this morning. I hope that you’ve enjoyed today’s tutorial and will join me again soon. Until then, Happy Stampin’ Everyone! #keephealthy #keepstamping #sendsunshine

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