Monday, September 25, 2017

Mama Elephant Stamp Highlight: Puffy Holiday Greetings

Hello and welcome!
Today, the Mama Elephant Design Team is highlighting a fun and unique sentiment stamp set, Puffy Holiday Greetings

I tried to create a window view of a heartwarming scene with a family of bears setting up for Christmas on a snowy day. The sentiment hanging on the wall completes the scene, don't you think?


To begin, I stamped and colored the images with Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

On the A2 size background panel, I created the living room floor and wall using masking tape and Distress Inks on Bristol cardstock. 


For the front panel, I used an A2 size white cardstock and die-cut it with the window frame using the Peek a Frame creative cut as shown. Then, I trimmed two heat resistant acetates to the size of the window. I stamped the acetate with the smaller snowflakes from Holly's Snowflakes set with Versamark ink, and applied white embossing powder. I also randomly sprinkled on more white powder to create snow. I used a heat tool to set everything. 


I adhered the acetates behind the windows. To make the snow on the window sills, I used a snow marker and applied heat to puff it up.

I mounted the window frame to the background panel with two layers of mounting tape. For the "Merry Christmas" sentiment from Puffy Holiday Greetings, I stamped it with black ink and cut it out. I added a little green string around the sentiment, and adhered it with the other images onto the card. Some of the images were attached with a double sided tape, and others with a single layer of mounting tape. To finish, I attached the panels to a top folding card base.

Mama Elephant products used: 

That's all for today. Don't forget to stop by Mama Elephant Blog to see more inspirations by the talented design team.

Happy crafting!!!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Pretty Pink Posh: Happy Haunting!

Hello everyone! Today, I have a cute halloween card to share with you. It features the adorable and non-spooky Trick or Treat Friends from Pretty Pink Posh. 



Pretty Pink Posh products used:

To begin, I stamped and colored the images with Copic markers, and used their coordinating dies to cut them out. The candy basket and the spider are from the Halloween Friends set. I used a black A2 size panel to die-cut the window squares from Stiched Duo 3. I die-cut again on black cardstock and trimmed it to make a frame as shown. I inked the front panel with a brick stencil using Picket Fence Distress Ink. After, I adhered the frame on top of the window. 

 I inked the background panel with Fossilized Amber and Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxides. I stamped the sentiment with black Versafine ink. 

I assembled the card by mounting the front panel to the background panel with foam tape after adding the boy. I attached some fake spider webs to the front panel to add more fun and interest. Then, I adhered the trick or treaters and the spider. To finish, I attached the panels to a top folding card base.

That's it for today. Thank for you stopping by and happy crafting!
Hugs, Amy

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Mama Elephant Stamp Highlight: Little Reindeer Agenda

Hello and welcome!
Today, the Mama Elephant Design Team is highlighting the adorable Little Reindeer Agenda stamp set and its coordinating creative cuts. 


To begin, I colored the images with Copic markers and cut them out with their coordinating dies



I made the front panel by die-cutting Bristol cardstock with the large cross-stitch border die from Sew Fancy Creative Cuts. This give me a perfect A2 size panel. Then, I stamped the sentiment "Happy Ho Ho Ho-lidays" from Puffy Holiday Greetings with brown ink, and heat embossed it using pearl embossing powder. I used the puffy sentiment to represent the tree trunk.

I used washi tape to make a large triangle on the front panel. I inked the inside of the triangle with Mowed Lawn and Citrus Citron Distress Inks, and added flicks of water for a textured look.

To finish, I mounted the little reindeer on the tree with foam tape for dimension, and adhered on some beautiful sequins from Pretty Pink Posh to add sparkle and shine. I added the front panel to a top folding card base.


ME Supplies used:
Little Reindeer Agenda stamp set and its coordinating creative cuts

Make sure to stop by the Mama Elephant blog to see more inspirations by their amazing design team.

Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Mama Elephant Stamp Highlight: A Beary Christmas

Hello and welcome!
Today, Mama Elephant Design Team is highlighting the sweet A Beary Christmas stamp set and coordinating dies.

 I have two Holiday themed projects to share with you. First is a plastic snow globe that I purchased from my local craft store AC Moore, and the second is a fun shaker card.


To begin, I colored the images for both projects with Copic markers, and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

For the snow globe project, I mirrored stamped the images, and adhered them together. This allows you to see the stamped and colored images from all directions. Since this is a paper craft project and I'm not adding water like a typical snow globe, I splattered slightly diluted white acrylic paint with a paint brush to create snow on the outside and the inside of the globe to add more interest.


For the snow globe lid, I adhered trimmed glitter card stock around it to make it look prettier. I stamped the sentiment "Have A Holly and Oh So Jolly Christmas" from Puffy Holiday Greetings on white cardstock with Versamark ink. I applied silver embossing powder and heat set it. I trimmed it to a rectangle shape, and adhered it to glitter card stock as shown. 


To make the images stand inside the globe, I used two small stripes of sturdy acetate and folded it in half and added strong double sided tape to it. I then attached one side of the folded acetate to the images (the acetate goes in between the the images that were adhered together) and the other to the base of the globe. I added glitter and fake snow inside the globe.


For the second project, I die-cut white cardstock with the outer frame from Framed Tags - Hexastar. Then, I die-cut the card stock again with the hexagon frame also included in the set to make my window. I trimmed the acetate slightly larger than the hexagon frame, and stamped the sentiment "Merry Christmas" from Sentiments From A Yeti using Versamark ink. I then heat set it using white embossing powder. I added white dots with a white Gelly Roll Pen to create snow. I adhered the acetate behind the window.


For the background panel I trimmed Bristol cardstock and inked it with Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet Distress Oxides and Picket Fence Distress Inks as shown. I added splatters of water for a distressed look. I mounted the window panel with two layers of foam adhesive (after adding the glitter) to the background panel. To finish, I adhered the images to the front then to a top folding card base. 
I hope you enjoyed today's projects. Make sure to stop by Mama Elephant blog to see more inspiration by the design team using this adorable set.

Happy crafting!!!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Mama Elephant Stamp Highlight: Me and My Yeti

Hello and welcome!
Today is the first day of Mama Elephant Stamp Highlights and the design team is showcasing the new and lovable Me And My Yeti set.


To begin, I colored all the images with Copic markers, and cut them with their coordinating creative cuts. Then, I inked an A2 size Bristol cardstock with Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar Distress Inks. After, I die-cut white cardstock with Snow Capped Mountains Creative Cuts and Landscape Trio Creative Cuts. I just love using the mountain die with the Yeti. I think it really helps to create a fun scene. I inked the snow capped mountains with Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks. I splattered water and white diluted acrylic paint using a paintbrush to add snow-like texture to the card panel and the mountains.  Once it dried, I applied anti-static powder to the card panel, and stamped the sentiment from Sentiiments From A Yeti with Versamark ink.  I used white embossing powder that was set with a heat tool. 


To assemble the card, I adhered the card panel to a top folding card base, then the mountain, and lastly the two stitched snowy hills. Next, I adhered the cute little companions and the trees. You can just adhere the Yeti, but I decided to make this card interactive by making the Yeti wobble using some craft wire (this can be replaced with store bought Action Wobble Springs). 

ME supplies used:
Sentiments From A Yeti

 Don't forget to visit Mama Elephant blog to see other wonderful projects made by the design team.

Thank you so much for stopping by and happy crafting!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Mama Elephant Stamp Highlight: Sentiments From A Yeti

Hello and welcome!
Today is the second day of Mama Elephant Stamp Highlights and the design team is showcasing  Sentiments From A Yeti set. This wonderful set goes with the Me And My Yeti set and it includes some punny sentiments along with banners that fits in between one of the Yeti's arms. 


To begin, I colored all the images with Copic markers, and cut them with the coordinating creative cuts. I love the way this Yeti die-cut, it allowed me to wrap his arm around the mountain.  I used white Gelly Roll pen to add little dots to the Yeti's cheeks. Then, I inked an A2 size Bristol cardstock with Peacock Feathers and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks. After, I die-cut white cardstock with Snow Capped Mountains Creative Cuts. I just love using the mountain die with the Yeti. I think it really helps to create a fun scene. I inked the snow capped mountains with Iced Spruce Distress Inks. I splattered water and white diluted acrylic paint using a paintbrush to add snow-like texture to the card panel and the mountains.  Once it dried, I applied anti-static powder to the card panel, and stamped the sentiment from Sentiments From A Yeti with Versamark ink.  I used white embossing powder that was set with a heat tool. 


To assemble the card, I adhered the card panel to a top folding card base, and then the mountain panel. Lastly, I adhered the Yeti holding a little girl behind the mountains and the other images to the the front of the card.

ME supplies used:



 Don't forget to visit Mama Elephant blog to see other wonderful projects made by the design team.

Thank you so much for stopping by and happy crafting!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Pretty Pink Posh: Jingle All The Way Shaker Card


 Hello and welcome!
Today, I'm sharing a fun Christmas shaker card using the new Reindeer Friends set from Pretty Pink Posh. 


To begin, I colored the adorable images with Copic markers and cut them out with coordinating dies. I used white Gelly roll pen to add some accents.

 I created the background by inking an A2 size Bristol card stock with Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar. I added splatters of water after. Once dried, I applied anti-static powder and stamped the sentiment with Versamark Ink. I used white embossing powder and set it with a heat tool.

To make the front window, I trimmed red card stock to an A2 size. Then I die-cut the center using the Story Book 1 die. After, I applied anti static powder and stamped the snowflakes from Holiday Pals with Versamark ink as shown. I used white embossing powder and set it with a heat tool. I trimmed acetate slightly larger than the window and splattered diluted acrylic paint with a brush to make snow. I adhered the acetate to the back of the window.

To assemble the card, I added two layers of foam adhesive all around the edges and adhered it to the background panel after adding the new Marshmallow Confetti Mix. Lastly, I attached the images to the front along with little a bow with bells.

That's it for today. Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting!