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3.31.2015

Mama Elephant Pandamonium: Wedding Card

Update: This card was featured on Mama Elephant Instagram! :)



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Hello crafty friends!

I finally had some down time over the weekend to do my favorite thing and that's making cards! I made quite a few and will be sharing them over the next several days so make sure you come back often to take a look.

Before I go into today's card, I wanted to mention that I will be making a change around here on the blog. I am currently looking for a new premade blogger template to make my blog a bit more interesting. I've found a few templates that caught my eyes, but have not set on one yet. Just wanted to let you know in case you mistakenly think you went to the wrong blog.

I love cardmaking challenges, but sometimes challenge rules goes against what I want to create. So, for today's card, I decided to make it for the fun of it! This card definitely makes me happy. My little sister is getting marry next month and I wanted to make her something extra special. She loves Pandas just as much as I do so Mama Elephant Pandamonium stamp set is the perfect set to create a wedding card for her.


I just received my orders from the Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration on Friday, and oh boy, how excited I was to use those labels dies. I thought the labels dies paired well with those cute pandas. I also wanted to incorporate some white tulle somewhere on my card so I decided to use the tulle for the window. Originally my plan was to use clear acetate sheet for the window, but after having a difficult time deciding where to put the tulle, I decided to not use it. And I'm so glad I switched it because I absolutely love how the "tulle" window came out. I'm sorry that you can't see the tulle that well in the photograph above.


I wanted this scene to be like a photoshoot session, like when the wedded couple gets photograph after their wedding vows. I even die-cut a banner out of "camera" patterned paper. The wedding gown was made out of vellum, the bows out of glitter papers, and flowers out of scrap papers.

And that is pretty much my card for today. I do hope you enjoyed it and sorry for the lengthy post. I promise next time it'll be shorter. And thanks for sticking all the way to the end of this post. Also, many thanks again for stopping by and leaving me sweet and encouraging comments. I appreciate each and every one of them. Have a wonderful day!

Supplies Used:
Paper/Cardstock: Neenah - Solar White; Amy Tangerine - Charmed; Dear Lizzy - Bright Bauble; Green Pattern Paper; DCWV - Glitzy 12x12 Paper Pack; Vellum
Stamps: Mama Elephant - Pandamonium and Nursery Deco
Inks: VersaMark; VersaFine - Onyx Black
Others: Mama Elephant - Dainty Bow and Tags A Lot Dies; Stampin' Up! - Labels Framelits; We R Memory Keeper Sew Fancy Yellow Baker's Twine; American Crafts - White Embossing Powder; Copic Markers; Tombow Mono Adhesive; Therm-O-Web - Zots Glue Dots; Copic Markers; White Tulle

3.25.2015

Crafty Friendship Blog Hop Winners


Hello! I just wanted to pop in to announce the winners of the Crafty Friendship Blog Hop. I also wanted to thank everyone that participated and joined in the hop. It was such a fun experience for me because this blog hop was the first time I did anything like this. So, I am just thankful that you all came and show your wonderful support for this crafty friendship blog hop. And also, I wanted to thank the amazing sponsors for sponsoring our Crafty Friendship Blog Hop. It just wouldn't be any fun without those fabulous prizes, so thank you wonderful sponsors!


Sponsors & Prizes:
CDD Stamps - One full-size stamp of the winner's choice
Imagine Crafts - Four bottles of Amplify
La Pareja Creativa - €25 Gift Certificate
Lawn Fawn - One full-size stamp and one 6 x 6 paper pad of the winner's choice
Marker POP - $25 gift certificate for one winner and a Craftkins Baker's Twine set for the second winner. Newton's Nook Designs - One stamp set of the winner's choice
Paper Nest Dolls - A package containing three Paper Nest Doll stamps
The Ton - Complete set of couture sequin mixes
Tombow USA - Crafter's adhesive package

Here are the Blog Hop Winners
To claim your prize, please email your info to CraftyTime4u (dot) gmail (dot) com

Newton's Nook Designs Winner: #17
Lori - March 20, 2015 at 6:25 AM
The cats are so presh, and your copic coloring is amazing!

Lawn Fawn Winner: #22
Isabel Casañas - March 20, 2015 at 10:16 AM
Ay, madre, qué tarjetas tan bonitas. Son 100% Lawn Fawn y eso me gusta. Son preciosas

Paper Nest Dolls Winner: #139
Katie - 22 de marzo de 2015, 23:33
This is absolutely darling! I love how you layered the front of the card with the dies! So cute! You have inspired me with those monster stamps!

Marker POP Gift Card Winner: #12
Ro - March 20, 2015 at 8:33 am
OMG, it´s magic!!!!! Both are so cute!!!!!

Imagine Crafts Winner: #2
Corilyn Noreen - 3/20/2015 2:27 AM
The dimension you added to the sunflower petals is so clever!

CDD Stamps Winner: #10
Designbydonna - March 20, 2015 at 5:23 AM
Gorgeous! I really love that big paw shaker card.

Twine gift set by Marker POP Winner: #73
Denise Bryant
Darling shaker card! Love that adorable panda!:

La Pareja Creativa Gift Card Winner: #21
Eva - MARCH 20, 2015 AT 11:22 AM
Beautiful and fresh card!!! I love it!!!
Kisses;)
http://scrapevabyeva.blogspot.com.es/

The Ton Winner: #51
D-21 - marzo 2015 20:40
Awwww what a cute card. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
DesignsByDragonfly {blogspot

Tombow Adhesive Package Winner: #37
Elizabeth Sarkisyan - March 21, 2015 at 12:07 AM
Wow! I'm in love with this card and love the spotlight you did inside the square...fantastic coloring and design.

Enjoy your week!

3.20.2015

Crafty Friendship Blog Hop

Update: This project was featured on Lawn Fawn Fawny Flickr Friday!


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First, we want to thank our sponsors for providing all the awesome prizes for this blog hop!


CCD Stamps - A full size stamp of winner's choice
Imagine Crafts - Four bottles of the awesome Amplify
La Pareja Creativa - € 25 dollars gift card to their shop
Lawn Fawn - A full size stamp and 6" x 6" paper pad of the winner's choice
Marker Pop - $25 dollars gift card to one winner and Craftkins Baker's Twine Set to another winner
Newton's Nook - A Stamp set of winner's choice
Paper Nest Dolls - A package with three of their doll stamps
The Ton - the complete set of couture mixes of sequins
Tombow USA - Crafter's adhesive package

Hello! Today I am participating in a Crafty Friendship Blog Hop for Esther Rovira from Arcadia de Papel Blog. She is the special Honoree of this year's blog hop because of her support to many blogs in Spain, USA and some other places in the world. We also chose this date because it is her blog's anniversary!

Now onto the hop. I'm sure this is the first time many of you are stopping by my blog - hope you like what you see. :) If you arrived here via Valerie blog, you are on the right track. If not, you will want to start at the beginning of the hop at Heidi's blog. Here is the complete line up in case you get lost:

Ka (You Are Here)


This blog hop is all about friendship. I thought the pretty stamp set "Our Friendship Grows" from Lawn Fawn would be the perfect set to celebrate my friendship with my BFF. This set has a couple sunflowers images, which is one of her favorite flowers, so I know she is going to flip when she open this gift set.


I colored the sunflowers with Copic Markers. I also thought it be fun to pop some of the petals up to add a little more interest to the flowers.


Included with the card is a bag of caramel popcorn (her favorite) and a few sunflowers jumbo paperclips that I made. I covered the sunflowers on the paperclips with a thick coat of glossy accents to add little more durability.

Do you want to win some amazing prizes? To win the amazing goodies from our sponsors, all you have to do is leave a comment on each of the posts on the hop. You will have all weekend to leave your comments. We will pull all the comments and pick the winners using random.org. So be sure to leave comments on everyone's posts. We will announce all the winners on March 25th.

Now, your next stop on the blog hop is Mayra. I know she will have an awesome project or two for you to look at. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy hopping.

Supplies Used:
Lawn Fawn - Our Friendship Grows
Lawn Fawn - Our Friendship Grows Coordinating Die
Lawn Fawn - Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables Die Set
Tombow - Mono Adhesive
Tombow - Mono Multi Liquid Glue
Tombow - 3D Foam Tabs
Copics

3.15.2015

Mama Elephant In My Heart: Happy Birthday Shaker Card

Hello! I hope everyone is having a lovely Sunday. I finally feel like it's starting to look a lot more like Spring here in Wisconsin. Now that the majority of the snow has melted, I've been inspired to make a Spring birthday card.

For today's card, I made a cute shaker card featuring the adorable girl from Mama Elephant "In My Heart" stamp set. This is actually my first time making a shaker card. It was pretty fun! I wanted to make this a no-bulk shaker and postal friendly card because it will be traveling all the way to the Netherlands where my niece live.


To begin the shaker card, I stamped the cute girl in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Neenah Solar White cardstock. Then I created a grassy hill for her to stand on. I colored the image using Copic Markers and fussy cut the image. Then I created a sunny background by blending Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade distress inks. I then stamped Happy Birthday in Jet Black StazOn ink on the blended background and set it aside to dry.

To create my no bulk shaker card, I used the second largest die from Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables dies set and ran it with a cardstock through the Big Shot machine. This created a window on the cardstock. Then I used a strong adhesive tape and adhered a piece of transparency film behind the window. I poured different sizes and colors of sequins onto my transparency film and sealed it with the dried blended background using the same strong adhesive. This created the shaker element. I found that the sequins doesn't move around as much, but it still shakes.


To finish my card, I framed the window with a polka dot paper and die-cut two clouds from Mama Elephant Stitched Sky dies. I adhered all the pieces to the window. After everything was adhered, I noticed that the sentiment "Happy Birthday" kept getting covered by the sequins. So then, I decided to stamp the sentiment again on the exact same spot using my Stamp-a-ma-jig as a guide.

And that wrap up my shaker card for today. I do love how the card came out, but I think next time I will try the bulk shaker version. Thanks so much for popping in and looking at my card. I hope you'll have a wonderful week!

Supplies Used:
Paper/Cardstock: Neenah - Solar White; American Crafts - Amy Tangerine Yes Please Collection; DCWV - Perf; Apollo - Transparency Film
Stamps: Mama Elephant - In My Heart; Studio G - Happy Birthday
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black; StazOn - Jet Black; Tim Holtz Distress - Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade
Others: Recollection - Double Side Sticky Tape; Tombow - Mono Adhesive; Mama Elephant - Stitched Sky Die Set; Ranger - Mini Foam Applicator; Martha Stewart - Sterling glitter; Artful Minds - Blue Sequins; Tree House Studio - Holographic Sequins; Copics; Craft Knife

3.05.2015

Mama Elephant Pandamonium: #100HappyDays

Hello my crafty friends! Hope your week is going great so far. Today's card is made for my little sister and her little family. My nephew came to this world just about 100 days ago - hence the name of the post title. So, I wanted to send them a card celebrating their 100 happy days of joy, love, and family togetherness.


I started off by tracing two different sizes of circles using coffee mugs (one on yellow cardstock and one on white cardstock) and then I cut them out. I used a post-it note to mask the horizon on the white cardstock and used Tumbled Glass for the sky and Mowed Lawn for the grass. Then I stamped the family of pandas with VersaFine Onyx Black pigment ink and used the coordinating dies to die cut them. To finish my focal panel, I created a bow for the mother panda, stamped the sentiment from Mama Elephant Happy Everything stamp set, and adhered to the yellow circle.


For the background panel, I die-cut two yellow cardstocks using a stitched rectangle die from Mama Elephant Femme Frames Creative Cuts. To create my stitched strip, I trimmed one of the stitched rectangle edge. I then cut two patterned papers and adhered them to the other stitched rectangle. The focal panel was mounted with foam dimensional adhesives.

I hope you like today's card and if you haven't already picked up the "Pandamonium" stamp set from Mama Elepant, I highly recommend you do! It has wonderful sentiments and cute panda images.

Thanks again for swinging by and until next time!

Supplies Used:
Paper/Cardstock: Neenah - Solar White; Stampin' Up - Yoyo Yellow; American Crafts - Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party Dazzling Decor; Heidi Swapp - Serendipity 12" X 12" Collection Paper Pad
Stamps: Mama Elephant - Pandamonium and Happy Everything
Inks: VersaFine - Onyx Black; Tim Holtz Distress - Tumbled Glass and Mowed Lawn
Others: Tombow - Mono Adhesive; Therm-O-Web Zots - Glue Dots; Recollections - Foam Square Dimensional Adhesives; Mama Elephant - Pandamonium Creative Cuts, Femme Frames and Dainty Bow; Ranger - Mini Foam Applicator

3.02.2015

Stamping Up! Sincere Salutations: Good Luck

Hello! It's hard to believe March has already arrived! Time sure flies! This month I have so many birthdays cards to send out along with a couple anniversaries cards too. But, today, I wanted to focus on a good luck card that I made and will be sending it out to my sister-in-law. I wanted to send her some good luck wishes.

Before I get to the details of my card, I wanted to enter this card to the following challenges: Lawnscaping Dots and Stripes, Sparkle and Shine Photo Inspiration, Monday Morning Think Spring, and Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Just A Hint Of Clover.

   


To begin the card, I punched out a whole bunch of shamrocks and adhered them to the card base. I die cut a green patterned paper using one of the Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle dies and created the little hill using a portion of the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders die. I stamped my sentiment with black pigment ink and black heat embossed. I mounted that to my card base using foam dimensional adhesives.


For my four-leaf clover, I used the tiny hearts from Lawn Fawn Stitched Journaling Card and a small heart punch. To create my stem, I ran the other half of the unused green patterned paper with the Stitched Hillside Border die through the Big Shot Machine and cut along the stitched line. The hearts and stem was also mounted using the foam dimensional adhesives. And lastly, I added some sequins and an embroidery thread as a finishing touch.

I hope you enjoyed today's card and hopefully made you excited for Spring! Thanks again for stopping by and see you soon!

Supplies Used:
Paper/Cardstock: Neenah – Solar White; Bo Bunny – Sweet Pear Dot; The Paper Studio - Green
Stamps: Stampin' Up! - Sincere Salutations
Inks: VersaFine – Onyx Black
Others: Tombow – Mono Adhesive; The Paper Studio – Foam Square Dimensional Adhesives; Thermo-Web Zots - Glue Dots; American Crafts - Black Embossing Powders; Lawn Fawn – Small Stitched Rectangles Stackables, Stitched Hillside Borders, and Stitched Journaling Card; Artful Minds - Sequins; Shamrock and Heart Punches; Green Embroidery Thread