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!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Mama Elephant Stampede - Day 2



Welcome to the very special #celebrating5years with Mama Elephant Design Team blog hop! This is Day 2 of the 3-day Stampede! Make sure you check out Day 1 if you missed it yesterday!

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Hello everyone! I made a fun pull up slider card using the adorable and lovable Me And My Yeti along with Holly's Snowflakes stamp sets. In my card, a cute little girl on top of a Yeti pops up behind some snowy mountains, in order to wish you an unbelievably awesome holiday! :)




Steps (use photo below as a reference):
1. Cut white cardstock to 4-1/4" x 11" and create a top-fold card.
2. Stamp, color (I used Copics), and die cut the yeti and the little girl using their coordinating dies.
3. Die-cut two Bristol cardstock using the rectangle die from Peek A Frame Creative Cuts. With the first one, die-cut again using the Snow Capped Mountains Creative Cuts. It needs to be slightly taller than the Yeti when he's placed at the bottom of the panel. With the remaining card stock die-cut the snow caps.
4. Trim the center of the second panel to create the slider channel as shown in photos 1 and 3 (you can use a straight slider die to do this as well), making sure it's not taller than the middle mountain.
5. Distress the backgrounds as shown in photo 1, then splatter water with a paint brush or a sprayer. Splatter white diluted acrylic with a paint brush, and dry it with a heat gun. Apply Anti-static powder.
6. Stamp the sentiment with Versamark ink on the mountain panel, use silver embossing powder, and heat set it. 
7. Stamp the front and the mountain panel with Holly's Snowflakes, use white embossing powder and heat set it. Adhere the mountain caps.
8. Behind the front panel, add foam adhesive, except in the center. (See photo 3)
9. Cut a strip of acetate to fit in the center to around 6" in height.
10. Cut a small round foam tape a little smaller than the width of the channel, see photo 3. Place it on the bottom between the acetate in the back and Yeti in the front. Photo 3 is the back, and photo 4 is the front. This will allow the Yeti to move with the acetate. Test it to make sure it works.
11. Add a thin strip of foam adhesive on the outer edges behind the mountain panel as shown in photo 5. This will give room for the Yeti to move up and down. Then, mount it to the card front, hiding the Yeti.
13. Adhere the front panel to the card base. 
14. On the acetate that's sticking out on the top, you can add a strip of paper and write or stamp "pull". I chose to use a white die-cut arrow using the arrow die from Polaroid Fun Creative Cuts.






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We have so many amazing guest designers joining for for this Stampede. We are blessed with some amazing friends in the industry, so we are spreading the stampede into 3 days. 3 days of awesomeness!

Here are today's designers, make sure you 'stampede' your way through all of them and check out what they created with the newest products! 

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Lisa Spangler
Amy Yang *you are here*
Debby Hughes
Pamela Ho
Kathy Racoosin

Please come back tomorrow for more fun inspiration with yet more designers!

Friday, September 15, 2017

STAMPtember: Damask Greetings

Hello and welcome!


Pretty Pink Posh is joining Simon Says Stamp Stamptember with a brand new set called "Damask Greetings".


This set is available for a limited time only. When it sells out, it won't be available again.




For this card and the matching gift box, I stamped the images with a combination of Distress Oxides in Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron, and Salty Ocean. I tried to use the small corners of the ink pads, because the colors did transfer a little. The oxides are great for stamping solid images; it comes out really colorful and crisp. However, they are dye and pigment inks, so you have to be careful not to smudge the inks once they are on paper. I like to dry them with a heat gun once in a while. 

I added stripes of black (I used clear Wink of Stella to add shine) and pink cardstocks as shown. I stamped the sentiment with black ink, and added some Holiday Shimmer Mix sequins. That's what you see in the photos as well. The gift box was made with a die.

For the purple box, I stamped the images with Versamark ink on purple metallic cardstock.  After I applied gold embossing powder, I set it with a heat gun.

This is a wonderful and unique set that will help you make beautiful projects. Grab yours before they sell out!



MFT: BB Bitty Bear Birthday and Christmas Cards

Hello everyone! I'm so happy to be back again to share with you two fun shaker cards featuring the BB Bitty Bear stamp set. Two days ago, I shared gift tags made with them, and today I'm sharing their matching cards.


I made two very similar cards for different occasions. For both, I stamped the images from BB Bitty Bear on smooth white cardstock, and colored them with Copic markers. I used a white Gelly Roll pen to add small accents. After, I used their coordinating dies to cut them out. I also used the same Blueprints 27 dienamics for the the base panel, as well as the inner rectangle for the shaker windows. This blueprint is perfect for adding cute critters inside the three small rectangles and sentiments in the long rectangle window.

To begin, I created the base panel for the Christmas card by diecutting Bristol cardstock using the scallop die from Blueprint 27. I inked it with Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, and Twisted Citron Distress Oxides, and splattered water with a paint brush. Once everything dried, I ran it through the die cutting machine with Vertical Snowfall Die-namics to create a snowy background.

To make the shaker window, I die-cut white cardstock with the inner rectangle from Blueprint 27, and trimmed heat resistant acetate to the same size. After treating the acetate with anti-static powder, I stamped the sentiment "Happy Holiday Cheer to You" from Toasty Greetings using Versamark ink and set white embossing powder with a heat gun. Then, I adhered the acetate behind the window frame. I added two layers of foam adhesive around the frame mounted it on top of the base after adding some glitter and fake snow.

To finish, I added the images to the three rectangles, and added the card to a slightly larger top folding card base.
The second card was made the same way as the first card, with a few differences. For the Birthday card, I added different colors inside the three small rectangles. I used thin washi tapes to create borders for adding different inks. I removed the tape once I was done. I inked the base panel with Picked Raspberry Distress Oxides and Spun Sugar Distress Inks. For the smaller rectangles, I used Salty Ocean, Twisted Citron and Wilted Violet Distress Oxides.

The sentiment was prepared the same way as the first card.  "May All Your Wishes Come True" is from the Big Birthday Sentiments set.  For the shaker component, I used sparkling clear sequins and added colored images of cupcakes, hearts, and gift boxes in the smaller rectangles.

That's all for today. I hope you enjoyed today's post. See you again September 29th. Until then, happy crafting!

MFT supplies used:
http://www.mftstamps.com/bb-bitty-bears
http://www.mftstamps.com/die-namics-bb-bitty-bears
http://www.mftstamps.com/die-namics/blueprints/die-namics-blueprints-27
http://www.mftstamps.com/supplies/specialty-inks/salty-ocean-tim-holtz-distress-oxide-ink-pad
http://www.mftstamps.com/supplies/specialty-inks/wilted-violet-tim-holtz-distress-oxide-ink-pad
http://www.mftstamps.com/supplies/specialty-inks/twisted-citron-tim-holtz-distress-oxide-ink-pad
http://www.mftstamps.com/supplies/specialty-inks/picked-raspberry-tim-holtz-distress-oxide-ink-pad
http://www.mftstamps.com/die-namics/dimensional-scenes/die-namics-snowfall-vertical
http://www.mftstamps.com/supplies/embossing-powders/powder-tool-applicatorhttp://www.mftstamps.com/supplies/embossing-powders/white-embossing-powder

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Pretty Pink Posh: September Blog Hop



Hello, and welcome to the Pretty Pink Posh September product release blog hop day 1.

If you've arrived here from Kelly Latevola, you're in the right place. There's a full list of participants at the bottom of this post if you're lost or starting from here.

I'll be sharing three cards today. They will feature the adorable and lovable new stamp sets: Trick or Treat FriendsAngel Friends and Reindeer Friends. For all three cards, I stamped the images with Copic friendly black ink on smooth white cardstock, and colored them in with Copic markers. I used white Gelly Roll pens to add accents, and cut them out with their coordinating dies. I also used Wink of Stella here and there for shine. The background panels were inked with Distress Inks and Distress Oxides on smooth Bristol cardstock. The sentiments were stamped with Versamark Ink and heat set with embossing powder.  




For the first card, I die-cut black cardstock using the Stitched Notes dies. The rectangle die included in this set gives you gorgeous stitched detailing. I die-cut the inner rectangle piece with Stitched Duo 3, and did partial die-cutting to make it into a door that opens and closes. 

For the background panel, I used a spider web stencil and inked it with Distress Inks and Distress Oxides. To assemble the card, I adhered the background panel to a folded card base, then added the die-cut frame on top. After, I laid a double layer of foam adhesive on the back of the inner rectangle, and mounted inside the frame. Lastly, I arranged and adhered the images from Trick or Treat Friends inside the door.
Please note: The spiders are from Halloween Friends.




The second card features a sweet angel. She's one of eight angel images from the Angel Friends set. I also used the trees and the small box from a older holiday set, Holiday Pals. I borrowed the hat from Reindeer Friends.  On the distressed panel and the trees, I splattered diluted white acrylic paint with a brush to create snowy backgrounds.

To frame the front panel, I die-cut white card stock with the larger rectangle die from Scallop Frames. I adhered the frame to the front panel with double layers of foam adhesive. If you prefer a flatter card, you can omit the foam adhesive and just use double sided tape. I also die-cut white cardstock to make a snowy hill with the wavy scallop die from Scallop Borders, and I adhered that on top of the frame. Lastly, I added all the images with foam adhesive and glued on some sequins from the Sparkling Clear Mix.




Don't you just love these reindeer? These little guys are so cute and perfect for making holiday cards with. For this last card, I used a snow stencil with Versamark ink and white embossing powder to create a snowy background. I actually did this before distressing the panel. For the snowy hills, I die-cut white cardstock with Scallop Borders, and added some light blue ink to the top edges. The sentiment was stamped on the second largest negative die-cut using Storybook 1 dies. To finish, I adhered the snowy hills, images and the sentiment to the card front using double sides tapes and foam tapes.

That's it for today. Thank you for stopping by and have fun hopping! Next up is Heather Hoffman.

Hugs, Amy :)


Giveaway
There are four $25 gift certificates up for grabs (two winners each day). Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop. Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PST on 9/19/2017. Winners will be announced on the PPP blog.