For my Mom’s birthday card this year I wanted to create something fun and whimsical; and the Donut Treats stamp and die set from Mama Elephant fit the bill perfectly!
I have always had trouble with getting the perfect shaker card completed. I either make a mess of the acetate or the shaker bits fall out or get stuck to the sides where I’ve used foam tape to create the height of the frame. So this time I was super careful and used my powder tool.
I had cut a few extra pieces from my first Zesty Lemon card, so I thought I would create this card based on a card Chari Moss created for Lawn Fawn’s release of the set recently.
I didn’t have the dies to create the stripes so I used what I had in my stash. The Pink Fresh sentiment in gold hot foiled on white card stock gave it a classic look that could be given to anyone (even our favourite guy). Using the same buttercup yellow glitter paper I created just the slightest drop shadow for the hot fouled sentiment that gave it that extra subtle pop.
Well hello Sunshine!! Summer is here and I just could not wait to dig into the Lawn Fawn Zesty Lemon die set!
So easy to use, just a two shades of card stock for each fruit, adding a bit of super easy inking with daubers gives each piece so much more dimension and fun. And of course I had to add glitter!! So a hint of buttercup yellow glitter paper behind Lawn fawn’s new Gotta Have Gingham pattern paper was just what the card needed to add that final touch.
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 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!
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.
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.
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
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.