Sunday, October 28, 2018

Mama Elephant Christmas Card

Hello! If you are like me, you are trying to get started on your holiday cards. Things are getting ready to get super hectic and in order to get ahead, I have started making cards to send out to family and friends. 

Today, I have a Christmas card to share with you today using some amazing Mama Elephant products. It is a fun interactive card that just keeps delivering on the surprises! I used the adorable  Santa's Sleigh, Me and My Yeti, Animal Parade, and Tea with Friends stamps and die sets to create a wintery, Christmas Eve night scene.

For the background, I used the Mama Elephant Galactic Cover Die and the On The Hills Die Set. I die cut a circle to create a mask for the moonlight ring around the moon then blended Distress Inks on Bristol Smooth Cardstock. I die cut a slightly smaller circle than the mask from Bristol Smooth Cardstock as well and painted a moon using Kuretake Gansai Tambi Starry Colors watercolor paint. I love the shimmery softness!

To make the card interactive, I used the Sunny Studios Sliding Window die. When you pull the tab at the top of the card, the front panel slides back, revealing another adorable addition to the scene. 

I attached my images using foam tape and liquid glue. I used a strip of acetate to gift the illusion that the reindeer is flying and the effect is so neat! I used Nuvo Crystal Drops in White Blizzard and Gloss White to add details to some of the images. The Gloss White is perfect for reinforcing the snow falling.

I also decorated the inside of the card with more images that coordinate with the scene on the front. Thank you so much for stopping by! I will have another Christmas card to share this Saturday, November 3rd for my monthly blog contribution for Lawn Fawn. Be sure to stop back by then!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week: Outside In Stitched Christmas Trees Stackables/Stitched Christmas Tree Frames

Hello! Today, Lawn Fawn is showcasing the new Outside In Stitched Christmas Tree Stackables Die Set and the Stitched Christmas Tree Frames Die Set.

I wanted to make something a little different to share today so I created a fun Christmas ornament instead of a card.  By using the die sets and some wool felt that I had in my stash, I created this adorable little tree in some not so traditional colors.

For the aqua section, I die cut two of the largest trees from the Outside In Stitched Christmas Tree Stackables set and stitched them together using white embroidery floss. I then used the largest tree from the Stitched Christmas Tree Frames dies and die cut one frame from a piece of lime green felt. I used the negative portion of the die cut and stitched that onto the front of the aqua portion. I then die cut the ornaments using the ornament dies from both sets using various colors of coordinating felt and sewed them on as well. I also added an iridescent sequin and sea bead to each ornament to add some fun dimension and sparkle. The trunk and star are doubled up as well and stitched to the front and back so when the ornament spins, it looks finished from both sides. To finish the ornament off, I took a piece of silver thread and sewed it through the top of the star.

I hope that you like my project for today and thank you once again for taking the time to stop by! I hope that you have a great day!

Monday, October 15, 2018

Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week: Tiny Gift Box Deer Add-On Die Set/Reverse Stitched Windows

Welcome back for another day of fun! Today, Lawn Fawn is featuring the new Tiny Gift Box Deer Add-On Die Set and the Reverse Stitched Windows: Rectangle, Square, and Circle Die Sets. I created several samples to share using these products.

My first sample is a cute little gift bag that I decorated using the Tiny Gift Box Deer Add-On Die Set. I created layers and a winter scene for my reindeer using several Lawn Fawn Die Sets and the super pretty Pixie Dust Sparkle Cardstock. I also stamped a sentiment on the front of the gift tag that I die cut using the Say What? Christmas Critters Stamp set.

For a fun surprise, when you flip the little bags over, I created a matching scene and the backside of the reindeer! How funny and cute is that? I used a foam square to pop up the top of the tail and the top half of the reindeer on the both sides.

The next two samples I have to show you have already been shared, but they help to show the versatility of the new Reverse Stitched Windows Die Sets. For the first card, I used the rectangle set. 

For the next card, I used the square set of Reverse Stitched Windows Dies.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! I hope that you found some inspiration and that you have an amazing day!

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week: Gingerbread Friends

Hello and thank you for stopping by my blog today! The Lawn Fawn has some really amazing projects to share with you today using the new Gingerbread Friends Die Set.

When I saw this set, I know that I wanted to create a fun little gingerbread family. (Almost like a photo Christmas card that you send out at the holidays.) I die cut the pieces for the gingerbread people from the new Kraft cardstock from Lawn Fawn and added a baked color to the edges using Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink. I then die cut the accessories from the new White Cardstock from Lawn Fawn and colored them with my Copic Markers. 

To make the scene images more cohesive, I stamped images from the Sweet Christmas and Christmas Dreams stamp sets onto some more of the Kraft Cardstock and colored them in using my Prismacolor Colored Pencils. I then used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I think this stamping them on Kraft helped to create a more gingerbread feel than stamping the images onto white cardstock and end up with a harsh white outline. 

Then, I stamped the sentiment from the new Simply Winter Sentiments stamp set on a piece of Lawn Fawn Vellum and die cut it with the banner die from the Shadow Box Card Ocean Add-On Die Set. To frame up the "family photo", I used the largest die from the Stitched Scallop Rectangle Frame Die Set.

I hope that you enjoy all of the samples we have to share with you today! Be sure to hop on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog and leave a comment for a chance to win there. Have a great day!

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week: Reveal Wheel Holiday Sentiments

Lawn Fawn is featuring the new Reveal Wheel Holiday Sentiments Stamp Set. This is a perfect companion set for the Reveal Wheel Die Set, Reveal Wheel Square Add-On Die Set, and Reveal Wheel Sentiment Stamp Set!

For my card, I created an fun underwater scene using my favorite manatee images in the whole wide world from the Manatee-rific Stamp Set. You might remember me making a similar card using the Reveal Wheel die set, in a different way, showing the female manatee swimming in a circle. I wanted to create a home for the holidays scene with the same couple.

The same characters are back and celebrating the holidays together. In the picture collage below, you can see how the sentiments change as you spin the reveal wheel.

Thank you for stopping by today and please visit the Lawn Fawn Blog as well. They are having amazing give aways every day of Inspiration Week. All you have to do is leave a comment on their blog for a chance to win. 

Friday, October 12, 2018

Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week: Oh What Fun

Hi! Welcome back to another Inspiration Week with Lawn Fawn! We are showcasing the Oh What Fun stamp and die sets today. I made a cute little slider card by adding in one of the reindeer from the Cheery Christmas stamp set.

When you tilt the card to the right, the Santa bear lifts off of the rooftop! I love combining different stamp and die sets to create cute scenes on my cards and Lawn Fawn always makes it so easy! To add a few more touches of color, I brought in the string of lights from the Baaah Humbug stamp set to put on the edge of the roof.

Thank you for stopping by and be sure to pop on over to the Lawn Fawn blog. They always have amazing giveaways during Inspiration Weeks!

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Simon Says Stamp Fun and Festive Release

Happy Hump Day! Simon Says Stamp has an awesome new release called Fun and Festive just in time to start working on those holiday projects. Today, I am sharing a card using the new Winter Scene stamp set.

I stamped out my images using Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink because it provides a crisp black stamped impression and it is alcohol ink friendly. I then colored my images using Copics Markers. 

I wanted to create a tranquil winter night scene, so I took a piece of Bristol Smooth Cardstock and ink blended Distress Ink onto it. I then flicked water on and dabbed it up using a dry paper towel. I also watered down some Lawn Fawn Yeti Ink on an acrylic block and then flicked it onto the background using a small paintbrush to intensify the look of snow. To finish the sky off, I added dots of Nuvo Crystal Drops in Gloss White in varying sizes as well.

I wanted to frame my scene, but still allow for a complimentary color of cardstock to tie in the whole color scheme. To do so, I used Lawn Fawn's Blue Jay Cardstock for my card base. I then die cut a frame from a piece of the Lawn Fawn Woodgrain Cardstock - Neutral Collection using Lawn Fawn's Inside Out Stitched Rectangle Die Set and Reverse Stitched Scallop Rectangle Windows Die Set.

Thank you for stopping by today and head on over to Simon Says Stamp's blog for more information on this amazing release and more inspiration! 

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Lawn Fawn Halloween Mega Scene Card

It is the first Saturday in October and I am up on the Lawn Fawn blog today with a super fun Halloween card. Everyone seems to really love my Pivot Pop Up cards, so I have created a Halloween one just for you! (To prevent redundancy, all products that I have used are available over on the Lawn Fawn website unless specifically said otherwise.)

For the front of my card, I created a pumpkin carving scene with the adorable yeti from Lovable Legends. He wanted to get in on the fun of Halloween by decorating and carving pumpkins from Pick of the Patch. He better look out though, because that little spider from Booyah looks like he's up to no good! Teehee!

As you open the card, the Pivot Pop Up springs up with more cuties! They all look like they are having a blast trick-or-treating. To ground the scene, I die cut a piece of Storm Cloud Cardstock using the new Spooky Fence die. I used Bristol Smooth Cardstock for the panels and blended Distress Inks on them. I then flicked water, Black Soot Distress Ink, and Lawn Fawn Yeti Ink onto the pieces to create a spooky night sky.

For more details on how I created this card and a complete list of products, please visit the Lawn Fawn blog. Thank you always for stopping by! Have a wonderful Saturday!

Monday, October 1, 2018

Hello Bluebird Halloween Card

Hello again! Today, I have a card to share with you using some new goodies that I recently purchased and couldn't wait to create with. One of my new favorite stamp companies is Hello Bluebird. Their images are just darling and the stamps and dies are well made. If you haven't checked them out, I strongly encourage you to do so.

For this card, I used the Halloween Party and Halloween Fun stamp and die sets. The critter images are just too cute and work so well together! I stamped them onto Neenah 80 lb Solar White Cardstock with ink the is Copic friendly. I then colored the images with Copic Markers.

To make the card even more fun, I used the Sliding Window die set from Sunny Studios. It allows you to create a fun sliding element for your card designs and makes it so easy! When you pull the tab at the top marked "Pull", a portion of the card front slides upward and creates a fun raised design while unveiling another section of the card front that you can customize any way that you wish. (The "Pull" sentiment is from the Push Here stamp set by Lawn Fawn. It's a fabulous set that makes it easier for your recipient to know what they are supposed to do when they receive your interactive cards.)

When the card is completely flat, the bats lie flat as well. When you pull the tab out, they appear to be flying thanks to acetate strips attached to the back of the moon. So fun! 

Below is a close up of some finishing touches that I added such as Glossy Accents on the sucker, bunny's nose, and the glass on the lantern, Black Glaze Pen and White Gelly Roll Pen as accents on the critters faces, and Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen on the jack-o-lantern's features, the gravestone, and the lantern firelight. 

Thank you for visiting my blog today and I hope that you have a wonderful day!

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