Mama Elephant Donut Treats Birthday Shaker Card

I have always had trouble with getting the perfect shaker card completed. I either make a mess of the acetate or the inside of the shaker is sticky and the bits all get stuck to the sides of the card. This time I made sure to cover all the steps to keep my shaker window clear of residue or smears by cutting the acetate first, and setting it aside. Then, I took my powder tool and gave the inside walls of the shaker frame a good once over to ensure any stickiness that might be left from the foam tape to build up the height for the frame, has been covered with the powder tool.

The backdrop of this card was blended with Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide inks. I just love the opaque chalk like finish of these inks!

Mama Elephant Easy Sentiments & coordinating die was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink – I thought it gave it just a little extra interest to drape the sentiment diagonally across the side, instead of putting it in the middle of the card, since the donut box already had the height for the middle covered.

I love learning new techniques and tricks – have YOU found any other tricks or tips that would help me, and other crafters make a fool-proof shaker card? I would love to hear your comments below!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Don’t forget to leave a comment if you have any tips or techniques that have helped you in the past build successful shaker cards.

Mama Elephant Warm Fuzzy Hugs with Little Koala Agenda

With this cool fall sweeter weather in full swing, what would be better than warm fuzzy hugs?

I used the Mama Elephant Warm Fuzzy Hugs big word die, modifies to snip off the word Warm. Die cut once with fun foam, then again with a flocked card stock, giving it a fuzzy feeling. It was just impossible to capture on camera.

Using a warm grey card stock, the background was cut from a stitched rectangle, with a brush of pumice stone distress ink to give it more dimension. Koala Hugs & Little Agenda Koala’s made a perfect addition, along with the both flowers as accents from the Tree Branch Cover die set, all from Mama Elephant as well.

Mama Elephant Warm Fuzzy Hugs with Koala Hugs and Little Koala Agenda
Mama Elephant Warm Fuzzy Hugs with Koala Hugs and Little Koala Agenda
Mama Elephant Warm Fuzzy Hugs with Koala Hugs and Little Koala Agenda
Mama Elephant Warm Fuzzy Hugs with Koala Hugs and Little Koala Agenda
Mama Elephant Warm Fuzzy Hugs with Koala Hugs and Little Koala Agenda

Mama Elephant Me And My Dinosaur with Scenescapes Builder Slimline Pop Up Box Card

Mama Elephant knocks it out of the park again and again – each new release they drop leaves me excited, and broke 😛

My latest haul included Me and My Dinosaur stamp & die set, along with this Slimline Scenescapes builder die set. This was my first go at using the Scenescapes Builder set, and it didn’t quite turn out as saw it in my head. Does that ever happen to you too?
Once I had it all assembled, I realized it needed a bit more something for the background, but the Dinosaur’s made it super cute so I still kept it instead of disassembling it and starting from scratch.

Assembly of the Slimline Scenescape Builder is actually pretty easy – MaMa Elephant has a great video showing the assembly of the card base, and having assembled pop-up-box cards before, it was actually pretty easy.

I am going to have another try at making a project with this Scenescape builder die set again soon – stay tuned!

Sizzix Cupcake Card Die ~ Pink & Sparkly!

I have had this Sizzix cupcake for for a while now, and I had a stroke of inspiration when I saw Doodlebug’s Hey Cupcake enamel sprinkles in my local craft supply store. I knew I had to pull out this die set to make a card with these cute sprinkles!

The construction of the cupcake was super easy – I used 110lb card-stock for the base, cut just above the score line to allow a top folding card base.

Using foam tape under the cupcake base and ‘icing’ layers gave it just the right pop of dimension; and a C00 Coptic marker to lightly add in some shading to create more dimension in the icing.

A white gel pen & crystal effects added a perfect gloss on the cherry – glued flat to the icing layer.

Sizzix Cupcake Card Die Card By Wendie Bee Stamp Right Up
Sizzix Cupcake card die by Wendie Bee Stamp Right Up

Sweet As A Peach

I just can’t get enough of this Sweet As A Peach stamp set!!! CASED from a pin on Pinterest, I modified the design to make it my own.

Using sponge daybeds to add that hint of secondary colours on the flowers, peach and leaves is such an easy way to add dimension to the stamped images.

Sweet As A Peach by Wendie Bee Stamp Right Up
Sweet As A Peach by Wendie Bee Stamp Right Up

Sweet As A Peach with Stampin Up

Summer is in full swing, and Stampin Up’s Sweet As A Peach collection is the perfect suite to kick it off!

Using the Sweet As A Peachg 12×12 Designer Series Paper (DSP) along with the photopolymer stamps and coordinating dies, I used sponge daubers to ink the peaches (stamped in pale papaya) and inked for dimension with calypso coral. Pear pizazz was used to stamp the leaves, and the lightest yellow I had to create the flowers.

Stampin Up Sweet As A Peach by Wendie Bee Stamp Right Up
Sweet As A Peach card by
Wendie Bee ~ Stamp Right Up
Stampin Up Sweet As A Peach by Wendie Bee Stamp Right Up

Lawn Fawn Mini String of Lights

Just a quick share of a card I case’d from Lawn Fawn‘s design team using the Mini String of Lights die. I didn’t have the Off Set saying sentiment stamp set, so I used Cheery Christmas instead.

This was easy to create, but a little time consuming to do all the paper piecing. If you’re on the fence about getting this die – do it! There is so much you can do with it, and with the smaller scale you can use it as an accent to so many holiday themed cards!

Lawn Fawn Mini String of Lights Christmas Card by Wendie Bee Stamp Right Up

Lawn Fawn Mini String of Lights Christmas Card by Wendie Bee Stamp Right Up

Prima Marketing Autumn Sunset Card

Autumn is wrapping up & Old Man Winter is rapidly approaching – what better time to create this card using Prima’s Autumn Sunset collection.

I used the 6×6 paper pad, along with the chipboard & ephemera pack to create this card, along with Lawn Fawn’s stitched leaves dies that I inked with Distress Inks to create the accents.  The tiny metal acorns I found at a local store and finally got to use them; attached with hemp twine.

Stamperia Alice Collection Double Z Fold Card

I’m not a scrapbooker, or even a mixed media artist so I rarely buy 12×12 collections. But this Alice collection by Stamperia really hit it out of the park for me. I love that there are different panels ready to use on your project, but also within the full 12×12 images there are lots of images that can be cut too.

As soon as I saw this Alice collection I knew it would be perfect for a Double Z fold card layout. This is an A2 size card, but even with the larger 12×12 scale Stamperia’s collection really worked for this fold. I can’t wait to try more fancy folds with this collection & the paper I have remaining!

Stamperia Alice Collection Double Z Fold Card by Wendie Bee Stamp Right Up
Stamperia Alice Collection Double Z Fold Card by Wendie Bee Stamp Right Up
Stamperia Alice Collection Double Z Fold Card by Wendie Bee Stamp Right Up