Showering Thanks Elephant Card


This week I was able to make a card to enter into two challenges.  The first is over at Bitten by the Bug 2 for their Elephantly Speaking challenge. The requirement is to use an elephant from any Cricut cartridge — we can chose any theme we want.

The second challenge is at Cooking With Cricut, and this week it’s pretty special because they are celebrating their 100th challenge.  They are doing a surprise thank you for their leader, Melin, and ask that you submit a thank you card to enter the challenge.

My card is approximately 4″ x 9″, made to fit inside a #10 envelope.  All the paper and images for this card were printed and cut on the Imagine, using the Hey Diddle Diddle cartridge.  The only piece I did not cut on the Imagine is the scalloped border across the top, which I cut on my Expression.  I laid that piece out in Design Studio, welding together three scalloped pieces from Accent Essentials to form the border.

My card features an elephant from Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge.  I colored all the detail on my elephant with Copics. The eye is actually printed and then I hand cut it out.  I got the free file for the eyes from My Scrap Chick and was able to resize it small enough to fit.

The title is what lead to the inspiration for this card.  I found it on the Everyday Pop-Up cartridge and when I saw it, I thought of an elephant spraying water.  The style of the lettering reminded me of a circus-type font, so I thought it went well with my little pachyderm.

The spray of water is from the Cake Basics cartridge and the individual drops of water and the water splat are from Everyday Paper Dolls.  I added some Stickles to the water.  I kept the inside of the card simple, using some more water for accents.

  • Cricut cartridges:  Accent Essentials, Cake Basics, Everyday Paper Dolls, Everyday Pop-Up
  • Cricut Imagine:  Hey Diddle Diddle
  • Copics
  • Stickles


  1. Absolutely wonderful – I loved how you brought your elephant to life. Thanks for sharing the “eye” link too! Wowza!

  2. Love this card. Great prints and I love your sentiment. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2. Stephanie

  3. awwww, what a sweet plaid elephant, love it, thanks for joining BBTB2, hugs

  4. I love this card. Great design using all the different elements like the water spray from the Cake cartridge and the water droplets. Wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing with us at BBTB2.

  5. This is fabulous!! I love the sentiment and the patterned paper you used for the elephant. So, so cute!! Awesome job. Thanks for playing with us this week at Cooking With Cricut!
    ~Madison CWC DT

  6. oh i just love your plaid ellie! your card is just wonderful 🙂 thank you for sharing with us at btb2 🙂

  7. Your elephant and card is super fantastic. I love the plaid elephant and the title and everything about this card. Thanks for joining us at CWC.

  8. This is just fabulous!!! Such a clever idea and all of the elements are so well done. The elephant? Too cute. thanks for sharing at CWC.

  9. Absolutely adorable!! Love that plaid little elephant and all of the amazing little details! Thanks so much for linking up to our special 100th challenge at Cooking With Cricut.

    ~ Jen, CWC DT

  10. Carole Beath says:

    this is just the cutest card and I adore your cute elephant. thanks so much for sharing it with us at BBTB2.

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