Thursday, August 11, 2011

Blogiversary Challenge #2 & Giveaway

Welcome to the 2nd HIMCR 2 Year Blogiversary Celebration challenge!! 

The second challenge is to make a card other than just standard card.  It can be a different shape, cut or fold.  I decided to do a Pop-Up card.  Also, I did a video tutorial for you.

I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Here's what I came up with:

 Elephant on front was cut at 3".

Pop-Up cut at 5 1/2"
Base 'card' feature cut at 5 1/2".

Card Base: SU Basic Gray 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Card front: Ruby Red 3 3/4" X 5 1/4", Sage Shadow 3 1/2" X 5"
Other Cardstock / Paper:  Ruby Red DP, White
Ink: Basic Gray
Stamps:  PTI  Mega Mixed Messages
Accessories:  Cuttlebug & Square Lattice embossing folder, Cricut  & Everyday Pop-Up Cards, Sage Shadow 1/4" ribbon

Be sure and use the linky below to show what you come up with and to be enter into the drawing for the prize!

Cuttlebug Stitched Squares embossing folders & Cuttlebug Squares dies
These will work in most manual die cutter machines.

Plus, just leaving ONE comment on this post and/or submitting your creation here gets you more entries for the Hello Kitty Greetings Cricut Cartridge!

Remember you have until Wednesday, August 17th at midnight to get entered into the giveaways!  Be sure and check out the guidelines HERE.

Next challenge will be up in one hour!


  1. That Is Adorable! your so talented!

  2. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the pop-up card and deeply appreciate you sharing a video tutorial for him. He is soo cute! Thanks for sharing.

  3. I love it!! I think I want to do that with a giraffe for my daughter's birthday party invites!!

  4. Wow, totally cool and elephantastic! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

  5. Oh my gosh, this is awesome. I love how you embossed your elephant too. Fun card.

    Smiles Sher

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  7. love the elephant! its good luck when the trunks up!!!I guess he wasnt feeling lucky ;( too bad for the elephant! hhahaha

  8. too cute! you are an awesome card maker. I don't do cards well, but I will try it.

  9. Thanks for doing a pop up card, I can never get them right. I guess I need to play around with that cart for a bit when I have time.

  10. Thank you so much for this video! I have the Pop-Up Neighborhood Cartridge, but your step-by-step video explains so much about my cart! Great job!

  11. Love love love the elephant! What a fun card!!

  12. LOVE your elephant card Laura! How stinkin cute is that. Congrats on your anniversary.....and please count me in on giveaway number two!
    kadielabadie at live dot com

  13. Cute elephant card.
    DMcardmaker (email follower)

  14. Love that elephant. I really couldn't see how he worked until you showed more pictures, pretty interesting. I love to try new folds and so forth. My entry into challenge 1 was my first tent card. Fun to make!
    suekimmet at gmail dot com

  15. What a sweet card. LOVE how the red patterned paper matches the embossing. Tooooo cute! TFS! :-)

  16. Great card! Love the elephant!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    gayle_shrader at yahoo dot com

  17. These embossing squares are right up my alley.

    jmeyer1 AT woh DOT rr DOT com

  18. now that's a fancy card!! love it.

  19. Oh my goodness, what a great card!


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