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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Peachy Keen 3-D Challenge

This week's Peachy Keen challenge was to create a gift bag.  All I noticed was the 3-D tag on our assignment and completely missed the gift bag part.  So, IMAGINE this as a gift bag. LOL

I wanted to try something a little different so I modified an easel card to create this three dimensional circus tent and then I had the elephant coming out of the tent on a separate prop.  Sorry I can't show you how to create this since I was completely flying by the seat of my pants and throwing paper at this thing until it stuck!  If I were to redo this card, there would be a lot of things I would change about the props in the back.  Perhaps a new technique for the future....

I handmade the tent with a few cuts and folds of designer paper.  The elephant is a Peachy Keen Cottage Cutz die called Happy Go Lucky Elephant.  Isn't he the cutest?  The die set comes with 2 sets of eyes to add character.  I cut out 2 elephants and layered them.  This way, I could pop out the ears and trunk without the back showing through.  Sponge the edges with gray ink and sponge the ears, cheeks and feet with regal rose ink.  The pink on the toenails is pink pirouette card stock.

Want to get this die at a discount?  Check out the Friday the 13th sale over at Peachy Keen.  ONE DAY ONLY. 13% Off Storewide and a FREE stamp with all orders of $13 or more.  Details HERE.

Here is a side shot

Want to win some Peachy Keen Stamps?  Head over to the challenge site HERE and enter your own gift bag creation.  Submissions must be new and linked to the site by 7/18 (11:59 PM).


Gail said...

So cute!

Unknown said...

No doubt about it after seeing this card ARE a genius!!! xxx

Unknown said...

Just in case there was a problem with my first comment, I'm going to repeat it.
After seeing this card, I can safely're a GENIUS! xxx

Carol Carriveau said...

Soooo cute...great job!!! You're elephant is adorable! Can't wait for a tutorial at least for part of it. Great job!

TLady said...

OH SOOOOO SWEEET!!!!!!!! Kim, you REALLY ought to do this one AGAIN!!!! & write down the instructions.... ABSOLUTELLY ADORABLE!!!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Super Fantastic! I agree with Viv, You ARE a GENIUS!!!!!!!!
Linda U

Lynda said...

OK...WOW...that's abt all I can say.....WOW.

Anonymous said...

Here's the 3rd vote saying you are a GENIUS!!!! When I first caught a glimpse of your fab card I said to DH "that lady is a genius" and I'm glad to see others felt the same. That elephant is darling.

Mary Mac

Anonymous said...

To say that I am lost for words is an understatement! This card is just adorable and I don't even want to know how long it took you to make it. Fantastic card!! Elsona

Melissa said...

The tent is fantastic and stages the elephant. Sweet!

Whimcees said...


This is so wonderful! I hope that you can re-create this technique and share a video or tutorial with us! Wishing you a happy weekend!


Barbara Diane

Sherrie K. said...

Oh my, this couldn't be cuter! She has totally stolen the show...amazing and so adorable! TFS!
Sherrie K

Jennie Garcia said...

Wow Kim!! Incredibly cute!! I just LOVE your projects!!
TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @

Pam said...

This card is so cute!! Love that elephant!


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