Tuesday, May 22, 2018

MAMA ELEPHANT - OH HAPPY DAY

Hello and welcome to the last post of the May Release Mama Elephant Stamp Highlight series. Today, the design team is showcasing the large, beautifully penned Oh Happy Day stamp set that's great for all occasions. 


To begin, I die-cut smooth Bristol paper with the largest die from Basic Rectangles Creative Cuts. Then, I white heat embossed the large sentiment from Oh Happy Day. After, I distressed the panel with Distress Oxides in a circle motion. I added the smaller circles using a finger dauber and white pigment ink to create a bokeh effect. I white embossed the smaller sentiment on a Copic colored thin strip.


I colored the stamped images from Party Animals with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and cut them out.


To finish, I foam mounted the images and the smaller sentiment. For some sparkle, I glued on few clear sequins.

That's it for today, I hope you enjoyed my project! Thank you for stopping by!

Please visit the Mama Elephant Blog for more inspiration from the design team using the Oh Happy Day stamp set.

Monday, May 21, 2018

MFT MAY CARD DAY 2

Hello and welcome to Day 2 of the My Favorite Things May Card Kit Countdown! Did you enjoy yesterday's previews of the Painted Prints Kit? Today, we have another round of projects to share with you using this wonderful kit.



To begin, I stamped the florals and the leaves on Smooth White card stock using Premium Dye Inks (colors are listed in the supplies section) and cut them out with the coordinating dies. Then, I die-cut Smooth White card stock with the Flower Vase Die-namics (free with a qualifying order over $60) and ink blended it with Mermaid Lagoon and Cracked Pistachios Distress Oxides.


I inked blended the front panel with Peach Bellini and Lemon Chiffon Premium Dye Inks. Then, I stamped the sentiment "Hello" from Brushstroke Expressions (also included in the kit) with Chocolate Brown Hybrid Ink. On top of the panel, I foam mounted a piece of trimmed Tim Holtz Woodgrain Paper that I distressed with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide. 


I arranged the flowers behind the vase and adhered them to the card front as shown. To finish, I glued on a few Ivory Jewels and mounted the card front to an A2 sized top folding Peach Bellini Prestige card stock.


Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you'll join me again tomorrow for the Painted Prints Card Kit Release project!

Visit today's Card Kit post at My Favorite Things Blog for more inspiration
from participating team members, and leave a comment there for a chance to win a prize!


MAMA ELEPHANT - ANIMAL PARADE

Hello and welcome to the Mama Elephant Stamp Highlight Series! Today, the design team is showcasing the super cute May release Animal Parade stamp set. 


I made a sweet and simple one-layer birthday card using the Animal Parade stamp set. I stamped the images with waterproof brown ink onto A2 sized top folding smooth Bristol paper. I colored the stamps with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and stamped the two sentiments with the same ink I used to stamp the images.



Thanks for stopping by today!

You can visit the Mama Elephant Blog for more inspiration from the design team using the Animal Parade stamp set.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

MFT MAY CARD KIT DAY 1

Hello and welcome to the first day of the My Favorite Things May Card Kit Countdown! I have a floral card to share with you using the new Painted Prints Kit.


Using the Painted Prints stamp set included in the kit, I made a floral pattern background on Smooth White card stock using Premium Dye Inks (see colors in the supplies section). I masked each flower before stamping the leaves to make the leaves appear like it's behind the flower.


On top of the patterned panel, I adhered trimmed vellum and affixed the panel to a top folding A2 size Ripe Raspberry card stock. I then foam mounted a white heat embossed sentiment from the Brushstroke Expressions stamp set (also in the kit) to the card front. I also added a stamped and die-cut flower and leaves on the card front.




Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you'll join me again tomorrow for the Painted Prints Card Kit Countdown Day 2!

Visit today's Card Kit post at My Favorite Things Blog for more inspiration
from participating team members, and leave a comment there for a chance to win a prize!

MFT - 5 DAYS TO AN ORGANIZED CRAFTY STASH 2018 - STENCILS, EMBELLISHEMENTS, AND TOOLS

Hello and welcome to the last day in the series of the MY Favorite Things 5 Days to an Organized Crafty Stash. Today, the design team is sharing how we organize our stencils, embellishments, and tools. 



I keep my Stencils in an Avery Elle Extra Large clear storage pockets with a trimmed top. I store two stencils in one pocket with a piece of trimmed Steel Blue card stock in between. I have them labeled with the names of the stencils.


I organize my Pretty Pink Posh sequins, beads, and jewels in a 82 - Piece Tiny Container Storage Tray by Elizabeth Ward. I just finished filling all the tiny containers, so I'm going to be picking up the second one real soon.


I store my Nuvo Drops and Nuvo Glitters in an Ikea Skadis shelf, and it hangs on a Ikea Skadis Pegboard. I can easily remove the shelf from the pegboard and place it on my desk when I need to.

On the pegboard, I also have my Misti Stamping tools, scissors, Scor-Buddy, Steel Snips, QuickStick Pick-up Tool, and Fine Pointed Tweezers in Ikea Skadis acessories. The best part is that I can grab them from the pegboard from where I'm sitting and crafting. 


I keep my Mini Ink Blending Tool, Mini Ink Blending Foam Pads and sponge Daubers in an Ikea Alex drawer near my desk. I store the foam pads inside a transparent plastic jewelry box storage container with dividers. 

That's it for today! Thank you so much for joining me for the 5 Days to an Organized Crafty Stash series. I hope this series provided you with lots of tips, tricks and ideas to help you get organized. 

Visit the MFT Blog for more tips on how to organize stencils, embellishments, and tools from the participating design team members.



Saturday, May 19, 2018

MFT - 5 DAYS TO AN ORGANIZED CRAFTY STASH 2018 - CARDSTOCK, PATTERNED PAPER AND FELT..

Hello and welcome to the My Favorite Things to an Organized Crafty Stash! Today, we're sharing how we organize our cardstocks, patterned papers and felts.




I organize my MFT Card Stocks in its original packaging in Ikea Fjalla magazine files.  The cardstocks come in a resealable thin clear bag with the name on the label. It's perfect for storing left over pieces.


I store my MFT patterned paper packs in an Avery Elle Extra Large clear plastic storage bags with a trimmed top.  Inside the bag, I also store scraps and a color printed copy of the color reference guide that is available HERE.


I keep my patterned papers in an InterDesign Fridge Binz Deep Bin, 8 x 4.  I also use the bin to store my gorgeous new Felts


That's it for today. I hope you'll join me again tomorrow as I share how I organize stencils. embellishments and tools.

Visit MFT Blog for more tips on how to organize cardstocks, patterned paper, and felts from the participating design team members.


Friday, May 18, 2018

MAMA ELEPHANT - SHE'S SO LOVELY

Hello there! Today for the Stamp Highlight series, Mama Elephant's design team is showcasing the adorable Shes's So Lovely stamp set and She's So Lovely Creative Cuts.


I made a simple and sweet friendship card combining the Shes's So Lovely stamp set with the Tri Window Cover - Creative Cuts. To begin, I colored the stamped images with Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating creative cuts.



For the front panel, I die-cut Smooth Bristol cardstock with the Tri Window Cover - Creative Cuts. I ink blended the three negative die-cuts with Distress Inks. Once it dried, I silver embossed the sentiments as shown.


I adhered the white die-cut frame to a top folding card base and adhered the inked negative die-cut back inside the frame. To finish, I foam mounted the adorable girls as shown.


Thank you so much for visiting me today!
Have a wonderful and crafty weekend!