Monday, March 19, 2018

Me and My Dragon - Mama Elephant Stamp Highlight

Hi there! Today Mama Elephant is featuring ME AND MY DRAGON stamp set and coordinating Creative Cuts for Stamp Highlight. This amazing set of the cutest dragons definitely has become one of my all-time favorite!

My card today is an encouragement scene card with a fun wobbling dragon. I used ME AND MY DRAGON set along with the new Kingdom Trio Creative Cuts, they go perfectly together. Let's take a look!

To begin, I stamped the dragon and the little girl with light gray Copic friendly ink on smooth white cardstock for no-line coloring. I colored the images with Copics. It's hard to see in the photo but I created texture on the dragon by dabbing him with a small cheesecloth that was dampened with Copic Colorless Blender. I also used a white gel pen to add details and highlights. I went over the eyes and nose with Black Copic Multiliner darken them.

I die-cut the city panel with black cardstock with a die from 
Kingdom Trio Creative Cuts. I lightly applied white pigment ink with a finger dauber and added details with a colored pencil to add interest. I stamped the sentiment on this panel and embossed it with white embossing powder.

I die-cut the mountain panel using dark blue cardstock with a die from Kingdom Trio Creative Cuts. I also added white pigment ink here as well. 

I created the night sky on the A2 sized front panel using Abandoned Coral, Candied Apple, Fired Brick and Black Soot Distress Oxides. To make the stars I splattered Copic Opaque White that was diluted with water.

To assemble the card, I adhered the mountain panel to the front panel, with double-sided tape. Then, I mounted the city panel with Foam tape on top of the mountain. Lastly, I taped a handmade action wobbler made of thin craft wire and attached it to the dragon and then to the front the panel to add that interactive fun. The best part of the wobbler for me is when the recipient takes the card out of the envelope the dragon will pop up and wobble on its own. So fun!!! That's it for me today.

You can watch the dragon wobble!

Visit Mama Elephant Blog for more inspiration using the awesome new ME AND MY DRAGON set.

Thanks for stopping by! Happy cardmaking!!

Sunday, March 18, 2018


Hello and welcome to My Favorite Things Card Kit Countdown Day 1! This month's kit is called "Bundle of Balloons" and it features Balloon Alphabet and Numbers Die-namics with a great selection of card stocks. You're going to have so much fun with this kit, I know I did!!

For today, I made a new baby card. I love that I was able to spell out the word "baby" using the  Alphabet Die-namics.  I combined the balloons with images from BB Up In the Air stamp set to create this one of a kind card!

To begin, I stamped the elephant first and adhered a cutout mask on top. Then, partially stamped the hot air balloon from the same set. I just stamped the little basket as shown. I colored the images with Copics and cut them out.  

To create my front panel, I die-cut Stamping Mask Paper with In the Clouds Die-namics. Please note: In the Clouds Die-namics is no longer available, you can use other cloud dies such as the Puffy Clouds Di-namics. I adhered the die-cut masks and distressed the background with Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachios. After I removed the masks, I went over the clouds lightly with Cracked Pistachios.

Once dried, I stamped the sentiment from LLD Welcome Baby set and embossed it with silver embossing powder. 

For the balloons, I die-cut white cardstock with the Solid Balloon Die-namics to make four balloons. Then, I die-cut white cardstock with the lettered Balloons to use the letters "Baby" (these letters will get adhered into the polka dot balloons). Using the same dies I die-cut polka dot pattern papers from Party Patterns Paper Pack as shown.  I assembled the balloons by adhering the polka dot balloons on top of the white balloon and adhered the negative die-cut letters as shown. Then, I die-cut four white strings using the string dies from the Alphabet Die-namics and glued it onto the back of the balloons.

To finish, I adhered the images and the balloons as shown with foam squares. Then I mounted the front panel with foam tape to a top folding A2 sized card base.

There's a fun promotion for the Bundle of Balloons card kit! Five special prizes will be placed in five random card kit boxes. The prizes will be gift vouchers that will be placed inside hot pink balloons in the following amounts: 
$25, $25, $25, $50, and $100

Visit today's Card Kit post at My Favorite Things for more inspiration using
the kit, which will be available for purchase Tuesday, March 20th, 9PM EDT. Also, leave a comment there for a chance to win a $25 prize! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Mama Elephant March Release Stampede

Welcome to the Mama Elephant Design Team blog hop!

Our newest release is now live and available for purchase in the store!

I have two cards to share with today. The first card features the adorable and heartwarming Hippity Hop set.

To begin, I stamped the bunnies with light gray Copic friendly ink and colored them with Copics. I created the fur texture with Prismacolor pencils and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

I inked the background panel with Distress Oxides in Wilted Violet and Faded Jeans. I used a white gel pen to add the stars.

I used All Prettied Up Creative Cuts to create the front panel and the die-cut circle in the middle. On the panel, I embossed the sentiment "Some Bunny Loves You" from Honey Bunny in silver.

To assemble the card, I mounted the front panel on top of the background panel with foam tape for dimension. Then, I adhered a hill panel inside the circle that was made using Hillside Cover Creative Cuts  (it's actually a leftover piece I saved from my previous project). It was inked with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink. To finish,  I mounted the bunnies with foam squares as shown.

The second card is a simple but fun wobbling card that features the Inside Pop Bunny and Cat - Creative Cuts and Lots Of Letters stamp set. I think Inside Pop Bunny and Cat - Creative Cuts is a must have! It's such a versatile set, you can create really cute interactive pop up cards with it or just use the die-cut cat or bunny for other fun projects as I did in my card here.

  I stamped the sentiment using Lots Of Letters on a trimmed light blue cardstock. Love love love this stamp set, didn't the sentiment come out so cute?! This set comes with all these fun letters that allows you to create your own sentiments to personalize your project. I used the Misti stamping tool to help me line up the letters and stamped them as shown.

I die-cut the parts of the cat from Inside Pop Bunny and Cat - Creative Cuts and glued on pieces to make the face and paws.  I adhered the tail and the body to the front panel.

I made the cat's head wobble with a handmade wobbler. It's super easy to make, you take a thin craft wire and twirl it around the pencil few times. I adhered (I used Scotch tape) one end of the wire to the back of the cat's head and the other to the front panel. To finish, I attached the front panel to a top folding A2 sized base.

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!

» 1. Leave a comment on this blog post «
» 2. Like/share us on Facebook: «
» 3. Follow/tweet us on Twitter: «
» 4. Follow/tweet us on Instagram: «

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

Now let's get on with the Stampede with our amazing designers!

Laura Bassen
Anna Kossakovskaya
Pamela Ho
Vera Rhuhay
Nichol Spohr

MFT - March Birthday Project

Hello and welcome to My Favorite Things Birthday Project Challange.

 The Birthday Project challenge is posted on the third Thursday of the month and feature ideas for getting creative with your birthday card making. Enter the monthly challenge for a chance to win a $50 MFT gift voucher!

This month we're featuring gift cards on our projects. Sometimes you’re short on inspiration, and sometimes, a gift card is simply the perfect gift…whatever the situation, sharing a gift card in fashionable form is a must. Join us this month in creating inspired presentations for the ubiquitous gift card.

To begin, I stamped the girl from Pure Innocence Birthday Girl set and colored her everywhere except for the dress in Copics. I wanted to give her a fun floral print dress so I covered her with washi tape and used a craft knife to cut away the parts I didn't need.

I created the shaped card base using the larger rounded corner rectangle die from Blueprints 31 by doing partial die-cutting. I placed the rectangle die on top of an A2 sized card base and placed the cutting line just above the top and ran it through the die-cutting machine. 

I made the front panel by using the smaller rounded rectangle die from Blueprints 31. I stamped the sentiment as shown. Then I die-cut the panel with the Gift Card Window - Die-namics.  Then I placed the gift card inside the Gift Card Pouch and inserted pouch into the window and adhered it to the panel.

To finish, I attached the front panel to the card base and mounted the girl on top as shown.

Visit the Birthday Project post over at the Card Challenges blog for all the
details and more inspiration from the participating design team.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day and happy cardmaking!!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

MFT WSC 376 - Have a Sudsational Day

Hi there! It's Wednesday and that means it's time for a new fun sketch challenge at My Favorite Things. 

For the challenge I created a card using the adorable BB Bubble over with Joy set. Let's take a look!

 New sketch 376:

To begin, I stamped and colored the bunny and the bubbles with Copics and cut them out with the coordinating dies.  I used a white gel pen to add dots on the dress. I added glossy accent on the bubbles for shine and dimension.

For the circle frame, I die-cut white cardstock using Single Stitch Line Circle Frame Die-namics. For the circle panel underneath, I die-cut Sno-Cone cardstock with a circle die. I inked the bottom with the Sno-Cone Dye Ink to make it a little darker.

I stamped the sentiment on Sno-Cone cardstock as well and embossed it in white and trimmed it to fit the size of the sentiment.

For the vertical pink panel, I used Bubblegum cardstock and the polka dot panel is from the Party Patterns Paper pack.

To finish, I assembled all the pieces as shown using double sided adhesives and foam tapes.

Visit MFT Challenge & Inspiration blog for more details on the sketch challenge and inspiration from the participating design team members. 

Thanks so much for visiting me today! Have a SUDSATIONAL day!!!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Happy Easter - Pretty Pink Posh

Hello crafty friends! Today, I have a fun Easter card to share with you using Bunny Friends set from Pretty Pink Posh. The design of the card was inspired by the brilliant crafter that we all know and love, Jennifer Mcguire. The moment, I saw s short video on Instagram I knew I had to try.

Jennifer calls this design "Off The Edge Die-Cutting" and you can find the tutorial here. Such a fun design that will work for many different stamps with coordinating dies, I highly recommend you give it a try!

Pretty Pink Posh supplies used:

Bunny Friends: colored with Copics
Happy Easter Script: added Wink of Stella for shine
Spring Green Jewels: for interest and sparkle.

Visit Pretty Pink Posh Blog for Easter Theme Week for more inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by today! Happy cardmaking!!

Monday, March 12, 2018

MFT March Release Replay

Hello and welcome to MFT Release Replay DT Challenge.  This is an opportunity for us to take a fresh look at the newest release and give you more inspiring ideas and showcase the products in a new and innovative way.

Today I'm sharing a shaker card I made with the whimsical trio of owls from the Owl My Love set.  How cute are they?  These owls were so fun to color with their pattern doodles. 

To begin, I stamped and colored the owls with Copics and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I used a white gel pen to add more interest to the images.

To create the background, I trimmed white cardstock to an A2 sized panel and inked the middle with Limeade and Cotton Candy Premium Dye Inks.

For the shaker window, I trimmed kraft cardstock and die-cut the middle with the second largest die from Linked Chain Oval Frame Die-namics.  I stamped the window panel with BG Whimsical Woodgrain Background using Vintage Photo Distress Oxide.

I adhered trimmed acetate with the embossed sentiment behind the window and glued on the die-cut chain to the front as shown.

To assemble the card, I added jewels and sequins for the shaker element to the background panel and mounted the front panel on top with foam tape.

To finish, I added a die-cut brown strip I made with a die from Hearts in a Row -Horizontal Die-namics. On top I adhered the owls as shown.

Thanks for visiting me today! Please head over to the MFT Blog to check out what the rest of the team has created for Release Replay!