Monday, June 26, 2017

Pretty Pink Posh: Thinking of You

Happy Monday! I'm stopping by today to share a box card I made using a lot of wonderful Pretty Pink Posh products. I love creating box cards (one of my favorites), because they are fun to make. They also have that "wow" affect when the recipient receives the card and it displays so nicely.

I started by making my own patterned paper (that will be used on the box card) and a matching A2 envelope. I stamped the images from Bold Blooms and Build A Bloom using dye inks.

Then, I stamped the girl and the boy from Friends Forever, the little critters, tree trunk, and mushrooms from Woodland Critters, and the bees from Bee Friends. I colored them with Copic markers. I also stamped some blue ferns from Build A Bloom using dye inks.

I made a box-card that will fit in an A2 size envelope. Sorry, I don't have the measurements today, but you can find lots of good tutorials online. I added the trimmed cardstocks around the box, using the patterned cardstock I made along with some paper I had in hand. I stamped the sentiment "Thinking of You" from Bee Friends with Versamark ink and heat embossed it. I die cut the hills panel using one of the dies from Stitched Borders. I added the fence that I die cut using Picket Fence.

To finish, I arranged and adhered all the elements to the card. I attached the bees and the butterflies to stripes of acetate so that they can look like they are flying, and you can also make them move.

Thanks for stopping by the blog. Have a wonderful week ahead!
Hugs, Amy :)

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Mama Elephant: Dim Sum Fun

Hello everybody! Amy here to share with you two projects I made using the awesome Dim Sum Fun stamp set for Inspiration week. Honestly, this set can't get any cuter! Something about adorable food images just makes me smile.

For both cards, I stamped the images from Dim Sum Fun on smooth white cardstock and colored them with Copic markers. Afterwards, I cut them out with their coordinating creative cuts. I love how the bamboo steamer die creates slits, so that you can tuck in the images instead of taping them on. It adds a fun interactive aspect, especially on my second card where you can move them around.

For my first project, I made a fun shaker card. To create the windows, I used Tri Window Cover Creative Cuts. I added three sentiments on this card, I thought they went well together. It's such a cute way to tell someone you love them and that they're awesome, don't you think?

For the next project, I made a birthday card. To add more interest, I borrowed images from other stamp sets. I used the tiny balloons and sign post from The Cat's Meow and the streamers from Party Kit. I colored the images and added little dots to the card front with Copic markers. To frame the card, I die cut white cardstock using Frame Tags Madison Avenue Creative Cuts, and adhered it with foam tape for dimension. Now these dim-sums are ready to party!

I hope you've enjoyed the Dim Sum Fun Inspiration Week. Don't forget to come back tomorrow, as we start a new week with Mermaid Kisses.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Sunny Studio Stamps: Birthday Fishes

Hello everybody! Today I'm sharing birthday card using Sunny Studio Stamps Oceans Of Joy stamp set and its coordinating dies. I just love how this set is filled with nine adorable sea creatures, in addition to stamps that will help you create wonderful scenes.

For the card front, I used Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers on die-cut smooth Bristol cardstock. After I was done blending, I added small splatters of water using a paint brush. Next, I die-cut two trimmed vellum paper using one of the dies from the Stitched Scallop set to create waves. I distressed the die-cut clear vellum paper using Peacock Feathers Distress Ink.

I stamped the images from Oceans Of Joy stamp set, and cut them out with coordinating dies. To create the look of depth, I added the fish and turtle in between the layers of the die-cut vellum waves that was wrapped around the back of the card front, and taped to keep it in place.

Then, I arranged and adhered the balloons to the card front. I used my Copic liner to draw lines from the balloon to the whale. I made it look like the string was wrapped around him to make it fun and whimsical. To finish, I stamped the punny sentiment "Birthday Fishes". How cute is that whale?!

I hope you enjoyed what I shared with you today. Thanks for stopping by the blog!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Pretty Pink Posh: I Will Always Remember Your Kindness

Hello there! I have a summery card to share with you today. This card was inspired by the flowers that are blooming in my garden. It's such a beautiful time of the year. I used a mixture of different Pretty Pink Posh stamp sets to make this card; it's a great way to get the most out of your stamps.

For the front images, I used daisies and leaves from Bold Blooms, the stems from Build A Bloom, and some adorable bees from Bee Friends. I stamped them with Black Versafine ink on smooth Bristol cardstock and colored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.  

I trimmed Bristol cardstock for the card front. Then, I distressed it using Worn Lipstick and Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide inks. I also added some splatters of Worn Lipstick that was diluted with water using my brush. Once dried, I stamped the sentiment, "I will always remember your kindness" from Thoughtful Greetings set. Love this sweet sentiment!

I die-cut the frame using the Scallop Frames dies and added two layers of foam tape, adhering it to the card front. Then, I added the colored images and adhered some with double sided tape and others with foam tape to give it a layered and dimensional look. To finish, of course I added my favorite 6mm Ballerina Pink sequins.

I hope you enjoyed today's post.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!
Hugs, Amy

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Mama Elephant: Summer Release Stampede

Hello, hello! Welcome to a very special Summer Release Stampede! We are thrilled to bring you this splashin' release of 6 new stamp sets and 7 Creative Cuts dies!

The new release is live and available purchase at our store as well as at many of our retail partners around the world!

For 2 days only, a brand new straight slider set with any purchase over $60 is yours!

Today, I'm sharing a diorama/box card featuring the new Mermaid Kisses stamp set and the coordinating creative cuts.  The set contains three beautiful mermaids, lots of lovable sea critters and great scene building images, perfect for creating magical and dreamy underwater scenes.

All the images were stamped on smooth white cardstock and colored with Copic markers. They were then cut with coordinating dies. I added details on the mermaids with Sakura Gelly Roll pens.

Just in case you're interested in making this project, I've included the card making process below.

  1. Trim two smooth Bristol cardstock to 8 1/2" x 5". This will be the front and the back of the box. Score lines at 1 2/8 and 7 2/8. Die cut one of the cardstocks in the center with the largest frame die from Peek A Frame creative cuts. This is to create a window for the box. Once completed, it will look like a mini fish tank. Ink blend the areas that will be visible from the front using Distress Inks in Chipped Sapphire, Wilted Violet, and Peacock Feathers. Splatter water with a paint brush. 
  2. Trim two acetates to 6"x 5". I used heat resistant acetates to heat emboss the sentiment to the front of the acetate. The second acetate is used inside the middle of the box to make the images look like they're floating/swimming.
  3. Trim Bristol cardstock to 7" x 2" and score lines at 4/8" and 6.4/8". Die cut the cardstock with the wavy border die from Landscape Trio Creative Cuts. Distress it with Antique Linen and Gathered Twigs Distress Inks.
  4. Trim 2 cardstock to 7"x 2/8". Score lines at 4/8"and 6.4/8". These two thin panels will go inside the box to hold the acetate. Ink it with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink, to blend in with the box.
  5. Attach the red hair mermaid and some fish to the back panel.
  6. Adhere the acetate on top of the two thin strip panels. One on the top and the other in the bottom. Then adhere that to the back panel and add the mermaid with yellow hair, jelly fish and the green fish. 
  7. Adhere the rest of the images to the sea floor panel then attach the folded flap to the back panel. Make sure to create distance from the acetate and not pressed against the front either.
  8. Heat emboss the sentiment from the stamp set to the second acetate. Then adhere it to the back of the front panel to cover the window. 
  9. To finish, adhere the front panel to the back panel. 
Couple of other notes that might help you:
  • This card folds flat to 7.2/8" X 5"
  • It fits comfortably in an envelope that is 8.2/8" x 5.6/8" 

 I hope you enjoyed today's post.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Hugs, Amy :)

To celebrate the new release, Mama Elephant is picking 3 winners to win their choice of stamp set! Winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the Stampede. You have up to 4 chances to qualify to win!

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Each action qualifies for one entry, max 4 entries per stampeder please!

Since this is a special release, we've got to bring in some super special people to join our Design Team, right? I can't think of a more stellar line-up than this right here!

Anna Kossakovskaya
Pamela Ho
Laura Bassen
Nichol Spohr
Melania Deasy
Jennifer McGuire

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Sunny Studio Stamps: Happy 4th of July

Hello everybody! I'm here today with a card using the Stars and Stripes stamp set from Sunny Studio Stamps. I used this set to make a Fourth of July card, but you can also use some of the images and sentiments for birthday cards as well as cards for the super heroes in your life. I just love the versatility of this set.

To begin, I knew I wanted to do some easy coloring with Zig Real Color Brush Markers, so I stamped the images on watercolor paper with Black Versafine ink. Then, I applied clear embossing powder over it, and set it with a heat gun. This helped me color inside the lines, and it also added a nice raised (and shiny) texture to the outlines of the images. I tried to capture that in the photo below.

Before adhering the images to the card front, I stamped the sentiment that is included in the set. To add interest and dimension to the card, I used foam tape behind the images (some with one layer and others with two) to adhere them to the card front. To finish, I added some stars sequins.

I hope you like today's card. This design can be used with just about any stamp set. It's really simple to do, and tons of fun to make!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today. Have a fabulous Wednesday!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Pretty Pink Posh: Get Well Soon

Hello friends, I hope you had a wonderful weekend! I'm happy to announce I will be joining the amazing Pretty Pink Posh design team again. I'm so thankful to sweet Paulina (owner of PPP) for this great opportunity. To celebrate, I made a card using some of my favorite PPP products to share with you today. My card features Woodland CrittersRainy Days stamps sets and Stitched Notes dies.

I love cute critter images with clothes, it gives them such a fun and whimsical look.  So, whenever I can, I like to dress up my stamped critter images. For the bear and the bunny, I drew simple lines with the copic liner to create T-shirts for them...and that's it. Don't they look so cute? I think this is a great way to get more out of your stamps. All the stamped images on the card were colored with Copic markers and cut out.

To create my front panel, I trimmed smooth Bristol cardstock to a A2 size, and distressed the background with Distress inks. Using the blending tool, I added Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn on the bottom working my way up with Peacock Feathers, Broken China, Chipped Saphire and Wilted Violet.

Then, I die-cut that panel with with the frame die from Stitched Notes set. It added beautiful stitched detailing to the panel.

To create more interest to the card, I also die-cut clouds using the cloud dies from Rainy Days Dies set.

The sentiment, "Get Well Soon" is from Rainy Days set and I stamped it with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.

After adhering all the images to the front panel, I added some pretty sequins from Pretty Pink Posh to finish my card.

There's a great giveaway in the honor of the new team on Pretty Pink Posh blog and on instagram. Don't forget to visit and enter for your chance to win. Good Luck!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!