Thursday, October 31, 2019

MFT - NOVEMBER RELEASE COUNTDOWN DAY 5

Hello and welcome to the MFT November Release Countdown kickoff! All of the amazing new products will be available on Tuesday, November 5th at 10AM EDT. Make sure to stop by the MFT Blog every day for the next five days to see the full reveal.


Today I'm sharing a fun Holiday theme card that features the adorable new Polar Penguins set.


 To begin, I Copic colored the stamped images from the Polar Penguins stamp set and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

The background panel was ink blended with Blu Raspberry Premium Dye Ink. I used a white gel pen to add snow.

For the front frame, I used pattern paper from the Candy Land Paper Pack and die-cut it with the Gift Box Cover-Up Die-namics.

The sentiment from the Polar Penguins was stamped with Blu Raspberry and cut out with a die from the Skinny Strips Dies.

To assemble the card, I foam mounted the front frame to the background panel. After, I adhered some of the images in the back with double-sided tape. Lastly, I foam mounted the images in the front and the sentiment for dimension.




That's it for today. I hope you enjoyed my project. See you again tomorrow for my Countdown Day 4 project. Happy stamping!

Hugs, Amy :)

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

MFT - WEDNESDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE 461

Hello there! Today, I'm playing along with the new MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge 461. It's a simple and fun sketch; I hope you will play along with us!


My card inspired by the sketch:


To begin, I Copic colored the stamped images from the Reindeer Games stamp set and cut them out with the coordinating Reindeer Games Die-namics.

For the front panel, I white heat embossed the snowflakes with the stamps from the Reindeer Games stamp set on Neenah Desert Storm 110lb. After, I die-cut the panel using a die from the Circle STAX Set 1 Die-namics. 

The sentiment and the snowflakes from the Reindeer Games was white heat embossed on Neenah Desert Storm 110lb and die cut using the dies from the Skinny Strips Die-namics and Reindeer Games Die-namics.

To assemble the card, I adhered the front panel to a top folding card base. Lastly, I added the colored images, die-cut snowflakes and the sentiment with double-sided tape or foam tape inside the circle as shown.


Thank you so much for joining me today. I hope you enjoyed my project!
Visit the MFT Blog for more information on the Wednesday Sketch challenge and for inspiration from the participating design team members.




Tuesday, October 29, 2019

MFT HITS AND HIGHLIGHTS

Hello and welcome to the MFT's Hits and Highlights.


The challenge for this month:

Holiday Favorites!
Bringing classic designs out of storage as the holidays approach each year is one of our favorite things to do — it’s always a treat to revisit those festive designs! Adding to that stash of products each year is equally exciting though…refreshing your collection with updated designs is exhilarating. This month, we’re challenging the team to combine their favorite MFT holiday classics with October Release products to come up with appealing new combinations to add to their stack of seasonal cards.


For my card today I used the BB Beast Friends stamp set, one of my favorite from the older release and combined it with the Classic Snow Globe Die-namics, Bitty Holiday Wishes stamp set and the Peace, Love, and Joy Stencil from the recent October release. 

To begin, I Copic colored the stamped images from the BB Beast Friends stamp set and cut them out with the coordinating BB Beast Friends Die-namics.

For the A2 sized front panel, I added Texture Paste with glitter to the A2 sized Sno Cone Cardstock using the Peace, Love, and Joy Stencil. 

For the snow globe and the hill panels, I used the Classic Snow Globe Die-namics. The background of the snow globe was ink blended with Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide. I used a white gel pen to add snow. 

The trees on the snow globe were die-cut with the dies from the BB Beast Friends Die-namics.

The sentiment from the Bitty Holiday Wishes was stamped on Silver Glitter Cardstock base with Staz On ink.

To assemble the card, I foam mounted the snow globe panels to the front panel. I adhered the hill panels and the trees to the snow globe. I glued glitter on them to add sparkle. Lastly, I foam mounted the colored images to the snow globe as shown.



Visit MFT Blog for today's Hits and Highlights for more inspiration from the MFT design team.

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great day!

Sunday, October 27, 2019

PURPLE ONION DESIGNS - PINE CONE COLLECTION RELEASE

Hello crafty friends! I am so excited to share that I'll be guest designing for Purple Onion Designs for their new Pine Cone Collection. I'll be sharing fun projects for the next few weeks using the wonderful release.



For today, I used the adorable  Bianca & Neve (snowman with winter bird) and Erica (winter hedgehog), the sentiment from Warming Winter Thoughts Sentiment Set from the new release and Pine Tree Farm from the 'Twas the night before Christmas collection to make a diy snow globe.  I bought the snow globe from Michaels but you can also find them on Amazon.

I Copic colored the stamped images and cut them out. After, I added glitter to the hats for some sparkle.

To assemble the snowglobe, I adhered the colored images inside the globe with fake snow. The base was wraped with trimmed pattern paper. I adhered the sentiment that was heat embossed on green cardstock. 





That's it for today. Thank you so much for stopping by! 
Make sure to check out the adorable Pine Cone Collection from Purple Onion Design. 

Friday, October 25, 2019

ME DESIGNER SERIES - BAKED WITH LOVE

Hello crafty friends; Amy here with a fun treat boxes for the Mama Elephant Designer Series blog. My project today features the adorable Baked With Love set with the Gable Box CC.


To begin making the project I Copic colored the stamped images from the Baked With Love stamp set and cut them out with the coordinating Baked With Love CC.


To make the box I die-cut kraft card stock with the Gable Box CC. The front of the box was die-cut with a die included in the set to create a window. Then, I trimmed translucent vellum paper to fit behind the window and heat embossed the sentiment from the Baked With Love stamp set with Liquid Platinum embossing powder. Behind the box, I stamped "Made Fresh From the Kitchen of ____" from the Handcrafted Happiness stamp set.

To finish, I assembled the boxes and adhered the colored images to the front as shown.





That's it for today! I hope you enjoyed my project. Thank you so much for stopping by and happy stamping!



Thursday, October 24, 2019

MFT COLOR CHALLENGE 128

Hello, crafty friends! I'm back with the latest MFT Color Challenge #128.

My card inspired by the color challenge:


To begin making the card I Copic colored the stamped images from the BB Witch Way is the Candy?stamp set and cut them.

The front panel was ink blended with Gravel Gray and Orange-zest Premium Dye Inks. I added splatters of Gravel Gray Ink to added texture and white paint splatters for the stars.

The grass panel was die-cut Field Day Prestige cardstock using the Tucked-in-Turf Vertical Dienamics. To darken the grass I added some Gravel Gray Ink.

The sentiment from the BB Witch Way Is The Candy stamp set was white heat embossed onto the front panel.

To assemble the card, I foam mounted the grass panel to the front panel and added the color images on top as shown.





For more inspiration from the design team head on over to the MFT Blog. You can link your project there for your chance to win a $50 Gift Voucher. 

Thank you for visiting me! Have a great day and happy stamping!

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

MFT WEDNESDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE 460

Hello there! It's Wednesday and that means it's time for another fun MFT Sketch Challenge!

Sketch 460:

My card inspired by the sketch:


To begin making the card, I Copic colored the stamped images from the BB Christmas sELFies stamp set and cut it out with the Selfie Square Die-namics. 

For the front panel, I used Sour Apple Cardstock and stamped the panel with Ho Ho Ho Background Rubberstamp using Jellybean Green Premium Dye Ink.

The red frame around the image was made die-cutting Wild Cherry card stock with the Polaroid Shaker Frame Die-namics. I trimmed it to make it square. 

The sentiment was heat embossed on Wild Cherry cardstock and trimmed.

To assemble the card, I foam mounted the sentiment and the colored image as shown.



I hope you enjoyed my project. As always it's a fun sketch! I hope you'll play along with us. Visit the MFT Blog for information on the sketch challenge and for more inspiration from the participating design team members.

Thank you for visiting me today! 
Happy stamping!


ME STAMP HIGHLIGHT - SNOW GLOBE SCENES

Hello and welcome to the Mama Elephant's October Stamp Highlight Series. Today the design team is featuring the Snow Globe Scenes stamp set.



For my project today I made mini holiday cards that features the Snow Globe Scenes stamp set along with the Little Snowman Agenda stamp set.

To begin, I stamped the snow globe form the Snow Globe Scenes stamp set. Next, I stamped the snowman from the Little Snowman Agenda stamp set and used the masking technique. Masking ( you cover the stamp image) is a stamping technique that involves layering stamps to create depth, giving you the illusion that images are in front of or behind each other.  After I masked the snowman, I stamped the scene image from the Snow Globe Scenes stamp set. I used the same step for all the cards, creating different scenes inside the snowglobe. Once I was done stamping I used Copic markers to color in all the images. I used a white gel pen to add snow to the scenes.  I used the coordinating die from the Snow Globe Bitties CC to cut them out.



For the sentiment border and the "Happy Holiday" sentiment, I used the Snow Globe Bitties stamp set and the rest of the sentiment was from the Snow Globe Scenes stamp set. Once stamped and colored with Copics I cut them out with a coordinating die from the Snow Globe Bitties CC.

To finish, I foam mounted the colored snow globes to a top folding card base as shown.











That's it for today. I hope you enjoyed my project. Thank you for visiting me!

Visit the Mama Elephant blog to check out what the rest of the talented design team has come up with using the new Snow Globe Scenes stamp set.

Happy stamping and have an awesome day!
Hugs, Amy :) 


Tuesday, October 22, 2019

MFT SNOW GLOBE GREETING CARD KIT - RELEASE DAY

Hello and welcome back to the MFT October Card Kit release day. The Snow Globe Greeting kit is now available for purchase at the MFT Shop


We’re Delivering a Kiss of Christmas Right to Your Craft Room

Snow globe wishes and mistletoe kisses come true when you believe. And we believe you’ll fashion all of the fancy possibilities of our October card kit. 

Our coordinated collections are available as a single purchase product — no need to commit to a long-term subscription. The purchase price for the Snow Globe Greetings Card Kit is $37.99.
If you’d prefer to purchase the individual components, you can do that too! All of the kit elements will be available for purchase individually at the same time as the kit.
Here's my card inspired by the kit:

To begin making the card, I die-cut Gumdrop Green card stock with the mistletoe die, the berries with Red Hot Card Stock die, Silver Sparkle card stock for the bow die included in the Tall Snow Globe Die-namics. I assembled them as shown. 
For the front panel, I die-cut pattern paper from Sweet Stack Pattern Paper with the snow globe die from the Tall Snow Globe Die-namics to create the shaker window. 
The sentiment "Merry Christmas" from the Snow Globe Greetings stamp set was stamped on the snow globe base that was die-cut with a die from the Tall Snow Globe Die-namics.
To assemble the card, I adhered the mistletoe to an A2 sized Berrilicous card stock panel. I added diamond dust for the shaker element and adhered The Tall Globe Shaker Pouch on top and adhered to the front panel as shown.

That's it for today. Thank you so much for stopping by!
Happy stamping!
Hugs, Amy :)