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PRETTY PINK POSH Blog Hop | Penguin Pals + Ornament Shaker Die

By on November 15, 2018

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Hello crafty friends! Thank you for joining us today on the Pretty Pink Posh September release blog hop! If you just came from the amazing Yoonsun Hur blog, you are at the right place!

Today my card features a few goodies from the newest release! I started by stamping out Penguin Pals onto Bristol paper and colored them with Zig markers. I went the whimsical route and made some blue penguins today. (I wanted it to coordinate with the beautiful Winter Days confetti mix that is also new with this release.) After I finished coloring, I die cut them all with their coordinating dies.

I then cut a piece of Bristol smooth card stock to A2 size. I ink blended with Distress Inks in Stormy Sky and Tumbled Glass. After it dried, I used the new Ornament Shaker die to cut out it’s outline. I then cut out another Ornament Shaker die out of light blue card stock and inlayed it into the cutout of the ink blended panel. I glued a piece of sturdy acetate behind these pieces to create my shaker window. I doubled up some foam tape and built up my well and filled it with Winter Days confetti mix. I slowly and carefully adhered the A2 card base to the panel and my shaker is finished.

I adhered the little penguins to the card with foam tape and my card is finished!

Pretty Pink Posh Products I Used:

Penguin Pals stamp set
Penguin Pals coordinating dies
Winter Days confetti mix
Ornament Shaker die

Don’t forget to comment to enter the giveaway! There are 4 $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 PDT on 11/20/2018. Winners will be announced on the PPP blog.

Today’s Blog Hop Lineup

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Amy Yang
Alix Davis
Jeanne Jachna
Kay Miller
Angelica Conrad
Melody Rupple
Mindy Baxter
Yoonsun Hur
Thi Lam <– You are here –>
Heather Hoffman
Nichol Spohr
Kelly Latevola

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Animal Antics | Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

By on October 17, 2018

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.)

50dollar_voucher_600pxProducts I Used:

Simon Says Stamp

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MAMA ELEPHANT Oh Kitty Tree | Stamp Highlights

By on September 19, 2018

Hello! Today’s Mama Elephant stamp highlights featured the amazing Oh Kitty Tree! I will admit that I am a dog person but this large tree of cats has my heart. I can’t even pick my favorite kitty from the lot!

Because it’s a large image, there is a lot to color. For those of you who love to color, this is the stamp set for you. I had a lot of fun getting creative with coloring different kinds of cats. I recommend going on google and looking up “cat colors” for some inspiration. There’s actually quite a bit of variation in their coloring so it was a ton of fun to be creative.

I usually start my cards by coloring images, but for this particular card, I made the background first. I have been making a lot of blue cards lately and I already had it in my head that this would be a warm tone card. I don’t know if it’s all that “Christmas-y” but I went with Distress Inks in Candy Apple, Worn Lipstick and Dried Marigold for my background and I love it! I then used the new Galactic Cover Creative Cuts to create a quick, fun and finished background. I adhered my background to a top folding A2 card base and moved on to color a ton of cats!

Now that my background is completed, I’m ready for a coloring marathon! I pulled up images of cats on Google and picked out warm browns and grays and colored away. I love how this turned out. I had a little space, so I decided to pull a few birds from Trim the Tree and having them decorating the tree with additional ornaments. I even threw in a little Easter egg in my card to celebrate Mama Elephant’s 6 years anniversary. Do you see it?

I used the coordinate die to cut out fun foam to mount my tree and give it nice even dimension. I used some strong liquid glue on the smaller images and mounted them on to my card as well.

For the sentiment, I used the Oh Joy Halo Script Creative Cuts and die cut it onto gold glitter paper and fun foam. I adhered this onto the card with some strong glue and my card is complete!

I hope you love this card as much as I do. Thank you for stopping by!

Mama Elephant Supplies Used:
Oh Kitty Tree
Oh Kitty Tree Creative Cuts
Galactic Cover Creative Cuts
Trim the Tree
Trim the Tree Creative Cuts
Oh Joy Halo Script Creative Cuts


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PRETTY PINK POSH Cuddly Cats Shaker Card

By on September 18, 2018

Hello crafty friends! Today I have a fun shaker card for you highlighting Cuddly Cats from the Pretty Pink Posh September release. These are some sweet images for those cat lovers out there! I thought it was only fair to feature some cats since my last card/post was all about the pups!

Let’s get started. I stamped out these sweet images onto Bristol smooth card stock and stamped them with Versafine in Vintage Sepia. I have just really been feeling the soft results using this ink instead of a black. I also been in love with my Zig Clean Color Brush Markers because of how easily and quickly they blend. (Full disclosure: I work full time and craft at night and the Zigs have been helping me adjust to my new DT schedule working for two brands.) After I finished coloring, I die cut out the images with their coordinating dies.

I cut a piece of plaid paper into A2 size (4.25 x 5.5) and covered up an A2 card base with it. I then die cut Stitched Pieces die onto white cardstock. I aligned it pretty close to the top to leave room for a sentiment at the bottom. I also die cut the two sides with the Scallop Borders die to give it a finished look. At this point, you want to stamp the sentiment on when it’s nice and flat. I made this mistake too many times and it won’t be my last. 🙂

Now it’s time to build a shaker. I put some acetate on the back of the white Stitched Pieces I just die cut. I then built up two layers of foam tape around each window and the frame. I then filled the windows with the 3m sparkling clear sequins and mini iridescent stars. I then flipped my card base and adhered it on top of the white piece very slowly and carefully to ensure everything is aligned.

Now that the stressful part is completed, I popped my colored images on with foam tape for extra dimension and my card is complete!

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Pretty Pink Posh September Release

By on September 14, 2018

Pretty Pink Posh September 2018 Blog Hop

Pretty Pink Posh September 2018 Release

Hello, crafty friends! Thank you for hopping along with us! Are you enjoying what you’re seeing?! I’m certainly am! This fall release from Pretty Pink Posh is amazing! I really couldn’t pick a favorite from the lot, but I decided to start with the sweet images from Pumpkin Patch Critter Friends because I’m just a critters girl. I love me some adorable critters and these are  perfect for the upcoming fall.

I started my card by stamping out the images I wanted to use with Versamark Vintage Sepia ink onto Bristol smooth cardstock. I knew I was going to color with Zigs today. Lately, I’ve been really feeling my Zigs. I just love the way it blends on Bristol paper but it’s also very quick to blend. Real life has been very busy with the new school year, so I love how fast I can color with Zigs.

Any who, I then die cut everything with their coordinating dies and set them aside for later.

I cut an A2 size background also out of Bristol smooth paper and ink blended from the bottom up with Distress Ink in Peacock Feathers. I added more pressure in the bottom and faded up to white. I then flicked on some Peacock Feathers splatters onto of my blending and my background is done.

After the background was completely dry, I used Versamark ink and heat emboss the sentiment that comes with this stamp set in gold embossing powder.

I adhered all my critters onto the card with foam tape and finished with some beautiful gold jewels and my card is finished.

Again, this card is relatively simple but really packs a punch w/ the beautiful images and jewels!

Thank you for stopping by! I hope I inspired you to make some fun fall cards soon!

Giveaway

Don’t forget! There are 4 $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 9/18/2018. Winners will be announced on the PPP blog.

Hop along with all the amazing designers today and don’t forget to leave comments for more chances to win in the giveaway:

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Yana Smakula
Alix Davis
Jeanne Jachna
Crystal Thompson
Mindy Eggen
Joni Andaya
Caly Person
Melody Rupple
Lexa Levana
Thi Lam <– You are here –>
Suzy Plantamura


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