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Anything Goes | Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

By on October 31, 2018

Hello friends! This will be my last post guest designing for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. I had a lot of fun challenging myself to make cards with in the themes. Thank you, Lorraine, for the opportunity! This week’s theme is “Anything Goes”. I decided to make a simple card using a beautiful die from Simon Says Stamps.

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The thing I love the most about intricate dies are that you can do very little work and get a lot of impact. This card is relatively simple but oh so gorgeous!

I started by die cutting the amazing Simon Says Stamp Heart of Roses wafer die onto metallic rose gold paper. I then die cut a piece of pattern paper that coordinates perfectly with my die cut because of the rose gold metallic brush stroke details it in to A2 size.

For my sentiment, I used Versamark ink and WOW Embossing powder in Rose Glintz to stamp “Hello, Gorgeous” from Pretty Pink Posh Love Sentiments clear stamps set.

I adhere the wafer heart die and a few Pretty Pink Posh rose gold sequins onto the panel and my design is complete. I adhere the entire thing onto a top-folding A2 card base and that’s it! By combining beautiful dies with beautiful pattern paper, I was able to make a gorgeously detailed card under an hour’s time!

I had a lot of fun making this and I hope I inspired you to join in the fun at Simon Says Stamp this week! As with any challenge, there’s an amazing prize up for grabs! The generous folks over at Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $50 gift voucher to shop at SimonSaysStamp.com. (Further details can be found on the Simon Says Stamp challenge page.)

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Autumn Greetings Shaker Card | Pretty Pink Posh

By on October 26, 2018

Hello, friends! I was in a shaker card mood so I made this autumn greeting card with products from the Pretty Pink Posh September release. I started by stamping out the images from Pumpkin Patch Critters, coloring them with Copic markers and die cutting them out with coordinating dies. I set this aside to start on my background and shaker component.

I die cut the Thanks Leaf Shaker Die out of glitter card stock. I decided to cut on the “thanks” today but technically I could have left it. (I had a different design in my head originally but ended up aborting. This completed card could have kept the “thanks” word in the original die cut.) I die cut the Thanks Leaf Shaker die out of patter paper and inlaid my leaf into it. I put some acetate in the back and build up the entire panel with foam tape where I filled my shaker with gold and star confetti by Pretty Pink Posh. I adhere the card base and the base is done.

For the sentiment, I heat emboss it with gold embossing powder onto white card stock. I cut this down and added a little ink blending to the bottom just so it was so starch white. I then adhere the sentiment strip directly onto the card base and adhered my critters onto the card with foam tape. That’s it! My card is complete.

I hope I was able to inspire you today. As always, thank you for stopping by!

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Halloween/Spooky | Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

By on October 24, 2018

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Hello friends! Today I created a card for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. This week’s theme is “Halloween/Spooky”! I used a few Lawn Fawn products to make my Halloween theme shaker card!

For today’s card I used Lawn Fawn Monster Mash and Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Stars Stackable dies to make a spooky shaker card.

I colored my images with Zig markers then fussy cut them since I did not have the coordinating dies. I set this aside to assemble my shaker components.

I inked up two panels with Distress Inks in shades of purple for one and shades of orange for the other. I then splattered some paint and let it dry. While it was drying, I diecut a piece of grass from black card stock using the Lawn Fawn Grassy Border die.

After my panels dried, I die cut the largest start from Outside in Stitched Stars Stackable. I put a piece of acetate behind it and built up a well using foam tape to hold my shaker bits. I filled the well with clear confetti and black mini star confetti and covered the back with the orange ink-blended panel. I then adhered the grass and stamped images onto the shaker card with a tape runner.

I finished up with a few white gel pen accents and my shaker is complete!

I hope you like my card and I inspired you to join in the fun at Simon Says Stamp this week! As with any challenge, there’s an amazing prize up for grabs! The generous folks over at Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $50 gift voucher to shop at SimonSaysStamp.com. (Further details can be found on the Simon Says Stamp challenge page.)

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Products I Used:

Lawn Fawn Monster Mash stamp set
Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Stars Stackable die
Lawn Fawn Grassy Border die
Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Confetti Mix

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MAMA ELEPHANT Happy New Year Wishes | Stamp Highlights

By on October 22, 2018

Hello, crafty friends! Today we are highlighting Mama Elephant Happy New Year Wishes. I only used the large sentiment beautifully handwritten by Paola Esteron for Mama Elephant.

To prepare my background, I first die cut the largest rectangle from Basic Rectangles Creative Cuts to get a finished A2 size rectangle with the stitching details. I knew this would be basically a one layer card so I wanted to add the little details to keep a clean, finished card.

I loosely watercolored a background with a ton of water, and drop colors in purples, pinks and blues. I even added some metallic gold but if I was to do this again, I don’t think I would. It ended up looking more ‘dirty’ than ‘blingy’. Lesson learned!

After my background dried completely, I heat emboss the sentiment with gold embossing powder. Heat embossing on watercolor paper is so interesting. The embossing powder kind of sinks right into the paper. You don’t get that raised look that we are all accustomed to….but I really liked it.

I splatter some more gold paint on top and my card is finished.

Thank you for stopping by!

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MAMA ELEPHANT Let’s Go Caroling | Stamp Highlights

By on October 19, 2018

Hello again! Today’s Mama Elephant stamp highlight is Let’s Go Caroling designed by Luli Bunny. I paired it with the new Falala Script Creative Cuts since they look like they were practically made for each other!

I stamped the cute images from Let’s Go Caroling and colored with Copic markers and die cut with coordinating dies. I die cut Falala Script three times and glued them together for dimension. I also die cut the speech bubble from Bookmark It and stamped the sentiments from Let’s Go Caroling in it to make it look like the mouse is singing a verse from Deck the Halls.

For my background, I ink blended on some watercolor paper and splatter paint in coordinating colors. After my background completely dried, I adhere all my images on with foam tape and my card is complete!

I hope you like my card I made today. Thank you for stopping by!

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Pretty Pink Posh + Glue Dots Collaboration Blog Hop

By on October 18, 2018

Hi friends! If you just came here from Dawn‘s fabulous blog, then you are in the right place. How are you enjoying the blog hop so far? The designers have all done an amazing job! Tons of amazing inspiration and I would like to share with you my project and hopefully I can inspire you as well!

Today’s card features products from both Pretty Pink Posh and Glue Dots! I started by stamping and heat embossing the beautiful Anemones images with Zig markers. I cut everything out with coordinating dies.

Then, I inked up the background with Distress Ink from the outside in and left the middle lighter to highlight my sentiment.

I heat embossed the sentiment and adhere images with Glue Dots Permanent GlueTape and two flowers with foam tape for dimension. I adhere the entire panel to an A2 card base with more GlueTape. I then used the Mini Glue Dots N Go to add the gold jewels and my card is finished.

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No blog hop is complete without some prizes. Are you ready for some awesome giveaways? Each company has a prize pack to give away!

  • Glue Dots Prize Pack- An assortment of adhesives valued at $100!
  • Pretty Pink Posh Prize Pack- An assortment of goodies up to the value of $75!

The only thing you need to do for a chance to win is leave a comment on each of the design team members blogs!

Winners will be chosen at random from comments left on all blogs on the blog hop by 6:00 AM PST on October 23rd. Winners will be announced on the Pretty Pink Posh and Glue Dots blog.

Continue hopping along with the amazing designers. Don’t forget to leave a comment along the way for a chance to win an amazing prize.

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Gemma
Grace
Yoonsun
Dawn
Thi <– You Are Here –>
Amanda
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Thank you for joining us today on a fun Pretty Pink Posh + Glue Dots Collaboration Blog Hop!

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MAMA ELEPHANT Holiday Messages | Stamp Highlights

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Hello, crafty friends! Today we are highlighting Mama Elephant Holiday Messages from the October release. These sentiments are so classic and versatile! Perfect for your stack if you love making holiday cards!

I couldn’t pick just one sentiment so I decided to make a modern tree using a few sentiments in varying lengths. I heat emboss the sentiments with white embossing powder onto kraft-colored paper. I then cut them into tiny strips. I colored a few little guys from Little Elf Agenda and the bird from Trim the Tree to add to my card. I set this all aside to work on my card base.

I decided since the design was relatively simple, I would make a fun shaker card to add a little pizazz. Who doesn’t love a shaker card, right? I die cut the frame from Fancy Door Frame Creative Cuts on red card stock. I filled my shaker with tiny starts in iridescent stars. I adhered all the images, built my tree with the sentiments and my card is finished!

Thank you for stopping by! I hope I inspired you to make something today!

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MAMA ELEPHANT Bright Lights | Stamp Highlights

By on October 17, 2018

Hello crafty friends! Today we are highlighting Mama Elephant Bright Lights. The best thing about this set is you can make adorable CAS cards which are not only cute, but relatively quick and easy to make!

First, I used a few large dies to add interest to a relatively easy card. I die cut the pattern paper with the Basic Rectangle Creative Cuts for my background. I then die cut the large tag from Tags a Lot Creative Cuts for my stamping.

I put the large tag in my Misti and lined up the two string likes where I wanted them. I then stamped everything with Distress Inks. I then lined up the bulbs and stamped them two at a time. This is where you can mass produce this card if you want by putting in the next background each time you stamp.

Next, I stamped my sentiment onto some Kraft paper and heat embossed with white.

I adhered the large tag onto my pattern paper background with foam tape for dimension. I then mounted the panel onto an A2 card base. After adding a little twine to finish the tag, my card is done.

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Animal Antics | Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

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Hello friends! Today I created a card for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. This week’s theme is “Animal Antics”! For this challenge, I decided to play with a few oldies but goodies from Lawn Fawn. They have some of my favorite critter stamps and it’s been a while since I’ve used my ever-growing Lawn Fawn stash.

wed-designerspotlight-headerI started by stamping out the Lawn Fawn Baaah Humbug stamp set out of Versamark ink and coloring with Copic markers. I drew in a beauty mark and some lashes for my little girl sheep with a Copic pen just to give her a little “va-va-va-vroom”!

To build my background, I cut the largest heart from Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Hearts in my red background that I cut to be 5.5 x 5.5. Then, I die cut the largest heart from Lacy Heart Stackable Lawn Cuts onto a piece of kraft paper. I then used the largest heart from Outside In Stitched Hearts again to create a delicate frame for my opening.  This was the hardest part of this project since I had to be very careful lining up the dies to get this little frame just right. After that, the rest of the card is super simple!

I glued my kraft heart frame onto my red background piece. I filled the back w/ foam tape and mounted it onto a 5.5 x 5.x4 card base. I then put some foam tape in the back of my two little sheep and added them to my card. I used some dye ink to stamp my mistletoe. I glued on the hat and bow to my little sheep. At this point, the original plan would have my card complete but I felt it was missing something. I took out some Versamark and stamped the little bow and the holly berries from the Baah Humbug stamp set all over the red background and I loved this subtle detail! My card is done!

I hope you like my card and I inspired you to join in the fun at Simon Says Stamp this week! As with any challenge, there’s an amazing prize up for grabs! The generous folks over at Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $50 gift voucher to shop at SimonSaysStamp.com. (Further details can be found on the Simon Says Stamp challenge page.)

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MAMA ELEPHANT Holiday Bitties | Stamp Highlights

By on October 16, 2018

Today we are highlighting Mama Elephant Holiday Bitties from the October release. Let’s get started!

I actually was very drawn to the sweater image from this set and ended up only using that one image. I didn’t even realize this until I was done. There are a ton of cute images to use and I have a ton of ideas! Stay tune for more on from this set from me.

I was instantly inspired to pair the sweater with some pattern paper to do a little paper piecing to get a Fair Isle sweater look. I made three different sweaters by using different pattern paper. I then die cut out the 3 large tags from the new Scallop Tags Trio Creative Cuts out of kraft paper.

I was in a die cutting mood and also made three Dainty Bows using the same pattern paper I used to make the sweaters. I die cut a panel with Sew Fancy Creative Cuts because the stitches and sweaters just felt like they should go together to me. I then adhered the tags onto my base with a tape runner. I adhered the sweaters with pop dots (because I had them out from a previous project but foam tape will also work just fine) and glued the bows on with strong, wet glue.

For my sentiment, I used the new Holiday Messages stamp set. I found “warm winter hugs” to be a perfect little sentiment for a card that had a lot going on already.

There you have it! I highly dimensional card that really packs a punch but it as relatively easy to do! Thank you for stopping by! Visit the Mama Elephant blog for more inspiration from the amazing design team!

 

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