Saturday, April 4, 2020

Lawn Fawn Garden Magic Iris Card

Hello! Thank you for stopping by today! I know that with everything going on in the world right now, even the simple things can get overwhelming. I hope that the card that I have to share with you today will inspire you and lift a bit of the heaviness that I think we all feel right now.

Lawn Fawn recently released an incredible new interactive die set called the Magic Iris, along with two add on die sets to make it even more versatile. I love it so much! The design is simply amazing and unbelievably easy to use. Yep, the creative geniuses at Lawn Fawn have done it again! 

For my card today, I combined the Magic Iris Die Set with several stamp sets (new and older) to create a fun little garden scene. I started out by stamping my images on Lawn Fawn White Cardstock using a brown hybrid ink and then colored them in using Copic Markers. 

The initial scene has a sentiment from the Love Poems Stamp Set saying, "If you were a flower,". When you pull the tab located at the top right of the front panel, the center opens up to reveal...

...another adorable mouse peaking over the top of another plant stake to complete the sentiment with "I would pick you!" 

This theme would be perfect as a pick me up for someone that you know might be struggling during this time or any other time really. It is cheery and jam packed with Lawn Fawn critter cuteness!

Thank you again for visiting with me today! Please be sure to pop on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog for more information on this card, including a complete supply list with quick links to the Lawn Fawn Shop. I'm sending you all virtual hugs and love! Stay safe and healthy and I will be back soon to share more card ideas. Bye for now!

Lawn Fawn Stamp Sets Used:
 Gleeful Garden Stamp Set
A Bug Deal Stamp Set
Our Friendship Grows Stamp Set
Hey Lady Stamp Set
Butterfly Kisses Stamp Set
A Dandy Day Stamp Set
Love Poems Stamp Set
Yay Kites Stamp Set
Just My Type Stamp Set

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Mama Elephant Designer Series: Turner Surprise Card

Hello! I am ecstatic to be guest designing for Mama Elephant! I am popping in today to share a fun interactive card that I created using the Turner Surprise Creative Cuts. If you love creating interactive cards like I do, then you will want to stick around for this one.

I don't know about you, but I love combining stamp sets from my stash to create unique card designs. Mama Elephant has so many products that work well together. I love that about them! The card that I have to share with you today is an example of this.

For my card, I combined the new Stackable Friends Stamp Set with the previously released Donut Treats and Circle of Friends Stamp Sets. (Aren't the animal images just the cutest?!) I stamped my images out using a dark brown hybrid ink, colored them using Copic Markers, and used the coordinating Creative Cuts to die cut them out. I then repeated this process on the hidden panel of the Turner Surprise. 

To build my card, I used the scalloped rectangle shaped die from the Sweet Feline Creative Cuts to cut a white cardstock panel and layered an inked over the top. I then built my Turner Surprise to adhere to the top. (To see the instructional video for the Turner Surprise on Mama Elephant's YouTube channel, please click here.)

This style of card gives your recipient such a wonderful surprise! It's so much fun and they are going to love it! I hope that you are inspired by my card. Thank you so much for stopping by today and please be sure to visit the Mama Elephant Blog

Mama Elephant Supplies

Monday, March 23, 2020

Mama Elephant Stamp Highlight: Zodiac Horse

Hello friends! I am back today with another card featuring a new Zodiac stamp set from Mama Elephant. I am loving these round critters! They are such a good size for a card front or any project that you can come up with. Not only that, but they come with different accessory images that can be used with any of the previous sets.

A few weeks ago, the amazing and inspiring Jennifer McGuire posted a video showing how to make a Pop Up Panel Card. It looked like so much fun and her video made it look so easy to do, so I just had to try it. (If you would like to watch the video, please click here and it will take you right to it on YouTube.) 

I wanted to create a barn for my Zodiac horses to be standing in front of that would pop up when the pull tab at the bottom was pulled. To do this, I started by die cutting a piece of red cardstock using the rectangle die with the rounded corners from the Peek A Frame Creative Cuts. I then die cut the long speech bubble from the Framed Tags - Park Avenue - Creative Cuts. Its the perfect length to make wood paneling for the barn. I then sponged a little Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink onto each piece to give the look of distressing and depth. 

To let the recipient know that there is something for them to do, I used the "pull me" sentiment from the Mini Everyday Messages Stamp Set. (There are several other direction stamps included in this set that are great for interactive card designs.) When the bottom tab is pulled...  

...the barn begins to pop up and...

...there is another adorable Zodiac horse below helping to continue to celebratory theme of this card. I can't get over how cute the chick from Party Animals looks floating up into the sky with the horse balloon!

I can't thank you enough for hanging out with me today! I have listed below the Mama Elephant products that I used to create this card below and included links for your convenience. Bye for now!

Mama Elephant Products Used:

Friday, March 20, 2020

Mama Elephant Stamp Highlight: Zodiac Sheep

Hi there! I am back with another card to share with you today featuring another new product from the latest Mama Elephant release. Today, the focus is on the Zodiac Sheep Stamp Set. 

The Zodiac Sheep set is one of the newest editions to the Zodiac sets created by Mama Elephant in celebration of the Chinese New Year. All of the accessory images included in each set will work perfectly with the others, so they are easily mixed and matched. How awesome is that?!

For my card, I wanted to combine in some older Mama Elephant stamp sets in my collection. Believe it or not, I have had the Book Worm Stamp Set since it came out, but haven't used it! I know! How awful! Well, I remedied that with this design. To make the Zodiac Sheep blend in with the other characters, I had them hold images from the Book Worm Stamp Set. I also thought that it would be super cute to put glasses on one of them. For this, I used the glasses image from the Page Huggers Stamp Set and they worked so well! To round off the card, I used a sentiment from the Picnic With Friends Stamp Set. 

Thank you for visiting my blog today! I have a list of Mama Elephant products, with links to the shop, listed below for you. Have a great day!

Mama Elephant Products Used:

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Mama Elephant Stamp Highlight: Stackable Friends

Hello again! I have two more cards to share with you today using products from the Mama Elephant March release. Today, Mama Elephant is highlighting the new Stackable Friends Stamp Set. If you loved the Stackable Cuties Stamp Set released last year, you are going to fall head over heels for this set. They are sized the same and work seamlessly with their new counterparts.

For my first card, I did just that. I added in the bear and fox that were in the Stackable Cuties set with the new Stackable Friends. I wanted to use the images for animals that have woodland homes. 

To create little cubbies for the critters to sit in, I used the new Peekhole Cover Creative Cut. As you can see, they fit perfectly in the little holes that the die creates. The woodgrain stitching from the Woodgrain Cover Creative Cut in the background and the birch trees from the Birch Trees Creative Cuts add to the woodsy feel of this card design.

Now onto my second card for today. I combined sets again to create a wonderland of adorable panda bears. What could be cuter?! The new Stackable Cuties Stamp Set includes a panda image. I just had to pair it with the previously released Little Panda Agenda. It's like they were meant to be!

I used the new Tree Branches Cover Creative Cut and die cut it twice from a lime green cardstock. I then turned the two die cut pieces opposite ways to create a bamboo forest for the pandas to frolic and play in. To ground the scene, I used a die from the Kingdom Trio Creative Cuts Set. 

For the sentiments, I used one from the Stackable Friends Stamp Set. The speech bubble is from the Stackable Cuties Stamp Set

I appreciate you taking the time to visit today! Please visit the Mama Elephant Blog for more inspiration. I will have a list, with links, of the products that I used for my card available in the Mama Elephant shop.

Mama Elephant Products Used:

Monday, March 16, 2020

Mama Elephant Stamp Highlight: Little Sloth Agenda

Happy Monday! I am back today with another card featuring the new Little Sloth Agenda Stamp Set from Mama Elephant. I cannot get enough of these cuties! I have been a huge fan of the the Little Agenda sets from the beginning and I am ecstatic that sloths are joining the party. 

For my card today, I ink blended Squeezed Lemonade and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Inks onto a piece of Bristol Smooth Cardstock that I die cut using the largest rectangle die from the Peek A Frame Creative Cuts set. I love the texture that specks of color add to backgrounds, so I diluted the Peacock Feathers color with some water and flicked it all over the panel using a small paintbrush.

I stamped all of my images using a dark brown hybrid ink and colored them using Copic Markers. I then die cut the images out using the coordinating Creative Cuts.

To give the sloths something to climb on, I stacked three pieces of white cardstock and one piece of white sparkle cardstock using the Big Warm Fuzzy Hugs Creative Cut. I also wanted to add a grounding element to the card design. To achieve this, I used the Wild Meadow Stamp Set. I then added a strip of dark brown card stock to the very bottom to give a finished edge to the bottom of the card, as well as, a place for a few of the sloths to stand. 

Thank you for stopping by today! Please visit the Mama Elephant Blog to see more inspiration from the design team. I have also added links to the products that I used from the Mama Elephant store if you're interested. Have a great day!

Mama Elephant Products Used:

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Mama Elephant Stampede

Hello friends! I am so excited to be stampeding along with Mama Elephant today! It is such an honor and dream come true to be guest designing for one of all my time favorite stamp companies! I have created some fun projects to share with you today to kick off the new release and more to come during the upcoming Stamp Highlights. If you haven't checked out the new release in the Mama Elephant Shop, click here to check it out.

Let's kick the new release off with a card using the new Little Sloth Agenda Stamp Set. Who doesn't love sloths?! Add in the cuteness that Mama Elephant always packs into their little agenda sets and you cannot go wrong. 

I started my card by ink blending Hero Arts Pool Party Hybrid Ink and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Inks onto a piece of Bristol Smooth Cardstock. I then diluted a bit of the Peacock Feathers with water and splattered it onto the panel to give more interest.  

To provide a place of the little sloths to hang out, I used the new Tree Branches Cover Creative Cuts to die cut a piece of Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock. To add dimension to the branches and frame, I blended on some Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink. The Tree Branches Cover Creative Cuts also includes smaller dies that cut out leaves, hearts, and flowers to add onto the branches. This allows you to carry this die thru all of the seasons!

For the sentiment, I pulled out some older Mama Elephant products from my stash. The "hugs" comes from the previously released Tri Window Cover Creative Cuts Die Set. I used Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick, and Candied Apple Distress Oxide Inks to create a gradient on the letters. To complete the design, I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from the Surprise Sentiments Stamp Set onto a strip of warm grey cardstock.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! 

Mama Elephant Products Used:

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Guest designer Megan Quinn

Lawn Fawn Garden Magic Iris Card

Hello! Thank you for stopping by today! I know that with everything going on in the world right now, even the simple things can g...