Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Boba Shaker Card and Tag Combo featuring Mama Elephant

Happy Tuesday everyone! Get ready for your last Tuesday Tea on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers today. Life has gotten a bit too busy and I’m having to step down from a few teams that I design for. Today is my final post – for now – on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers team.

I decided to pull out a fun Mama Elephant set, make some boba shakers and color some adorable critters!

I had a crafty zoom session with some friends a bit ago and decided it would be fun to stamp and color these cuties from the Mama Elephant Boba Tea stamp set. I’m not great a staying on task while socializing so I just focused on coloring while we were chatting and then turned them into this card and tag later on. It was so fun and a great way to connect with crafty friends I’ve met on the internet that live super far away.

The coordinating Boba Tea die set can turn the two cups without critters into shakers if you want. I thought it would be fun so I did that with both and decided instead of having two shakers on my card, I would make a card and coordinating tag.

So, after those were ready to go, I used the Two Scallop Frames dies to create a focal point for my card and the tag as well. I made one landscape and the other portrait to change them up a bit as well.

I stenciled a gray panel with the Heffy Doodle Scribble on my Heart stencil and gray ink for a little texture in the background. This panel measures 3.75×5 inches and is popped up on a white card base. Then the scallop frame is popped up with foam tape on that. The boba cups are all added with liquid glue while the bunny is added with a combo of liquid glue and foam squares to keep it flat.

Last, I stamped and die cut a sentiment using the Easy Sentiments stamps and coordinating die. I popped this up below the frame with a foam strip.

For my tag, I chose a sentiment from Boba Tea and stamped it in the upper left corner so my pup and his shaker cup could be positioned more toward the right for balance. I threaded some twine through the hole and my tag is all set to go too.

I hope you enjoyed today’s projects. My daughter and I love to splurge on boba at a food truck close to our house so that’s what these remind me of. It’s always fun to mix and match different flavors when we go.

Products used today:
Mama Elephant Boba Tea stamps and dies
Mama Elephant Two Scallop Frames dies
Mama Elephant Easy Sentiments stamps and dies

Heffy Doodle Scribbles on My Heart stencil
Thermoweb foam tape
Thermoweb Ultra Bond liquid glue pen
Pink & Main blending brushes
Lawn Fawn dye inks

I get all my Mama Elephant goodies from Doodle Bugs. Click HERE if you’d like a 15% coupon to shop there.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Hi Cutie

Happy Tuesday everyone! It’s time for tea over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today! I finally took a moment to ink up the adorable My Favorite Person stamp set from the last Mama Elephant release and it did not disappoint! SOOOOO CUTE!

I colored my critters first and then went in to the mugs and hearts with a bit of a muted rainbow palette just for something different. Then I chose a variety of the small sentiments in the set and heat embossed each heart with a different one.

Next, I stamped and heat embossed one of the regular strip sentiment on black cardstock and die cut it with a sentiment strip from my stash.

When it came to arranging my images, I kind of wanted the sentiments to read left and down to the right…so that’s what I did. I added that cute bear to the sentiment strip with a little liquid glue on his feet and popped them up with foam squares. Then I added the stack of mugs to the center and finished things off with the sweet fox and mouse on the right.

I added some teal strips to the top and bottom of my yellow dotted background and popped them up on a white card base. Then to finish things off and tie in the white card base I added some white clay hearts from the Twiddler’s Nook Sweethearts embellishment mix.

Products used today:
Mama Elephant My Favorite Person stamps and dies
Pink & Main Sunny Greetings dies (sentiment strip)
Bearly Art liquid glue
Twiddler’s Nook Sweethearts embellishment mix
Foam tape

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Mama Elephant – Set of 4 Little Agenda Shaker Cards

Hello everyone. I hope your week is chugging along nicely. We have had some wild weather the last few days but it’s so sunny and nice today, it’s hard to believe the hail and downpours we had just yesterday.

Today I wanted to pop in and share a set of 4 cards I created using the most recent Mama Elephant release paired with shaker bits from the Twiddler’s Nook shop.

I couldn’t resist this adorable Little Line Agenda set. It was a freebie last year that I missed out on and was ecstatic when they brought it out for regular purchase. These cuties are so fun and these arrangements are great for so many occasions!

I stamped each of the images on Bristol Smooth cardstock with VersaFine ink and colored them with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. This is not my go-to coloring medium but sometimes a change is just so refreshing. I saw down and colored them all and then assembled them in the same layout for a great set to use or give as a gift.

I chose a textured cardstock from my stash for the background of each card, cut to 3.75×5 inches for that extra wide white edge. Then I used the new Two Scallop Frames die set to create the shaker mechanisms.

For sentiments on each card, I used the Easy Sentiments stamps and coordinating die. I absolutely love this set and being able to have multiple sentiments at a time is fantastic! I have pre-mades ready to go in white, kraft and black cardstock.

The shaker filler for each of these cards come from the Twiddler’s Nook shop. The kitties at the beginning have pink primrose confetti bits, the bunnies have fresh as a daisy clay bits, the puppies have a combo of love letters and sweethearts clay bits and the last card with the packages has wishing on rainbow stars confetti.

Aren’t these all just the sweetest!?! They have a really clean and simple design but I feel like the shaker adds so much and makes them so fun!

Products used today:
Mama Elephant Little Line Agenda stamps and dies
Mama Elephant Easy Sentiments stamps and dies
Mama Elephant Two Scallop Frames dies
Twiddler’s Nook Wishing on Rainbow Stars confetti
Twiddler’s Nook Fresh as a Daisy clay embellishments
Twiddler’s Nook Sweethearts clay embellishments
Twiddler’s Nook Love Letters clay embellishments
Twiddler’s Nook Primrose confetti – pink

I get all of my Mama Elephant goodies from Doodlebugs. If you’d like a 15% coupon to the shop, click HERE for my referral link.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Mama Elephant – Chickie Gift Tag

Hey everyone! I’ve started making tags for Easter baskets this weekend and wanted to pop in to share one that I had too much fun creating!

For this tag, I cut all the pieces for the Chickie Favor Bag Accessory from cardstock and adhered the pieces together with liquid glue. Then I cut a second “body” piece from white cardstock and adhered it to the back.

Next, I pulled out the Little Chickie Agenda stamps and chose a few to decorate my big chickie with. I stamped them out and colored them with copic markers before using the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I adhered them with liquid glue and kept finishing touches simple with white gel pen highlights to all of the images.

Last, I added some baker’s twine to the back with washi tape so it could be removed later on. There is lots of space to write the recipient’s name plus a message or maybe stamp a sentiment too.

Products used:
Mama Elephant Favor Bag Accessory – Chickie
Mama Elephant Little Chickie Agenda stamps and dies
Bearly Art liquid glue

I get all of my Mama Elephant goodies from Doodlebugs. If you’d like to shop my referral link, click HERE.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Miss Ink Stamps – How’s It Goating?

Happy Thursday friends!!! I’m so happy you’re here today. I have a very punny and adorable Miss Ink Stamps card to share with you today. I hope you like it!

For today’s card, I am using one of the Punny Farm Goats from Miss Ink Stamps. I started by stamping and coloring him and his envelope with my copic markers. I used the scan-n-cut to cut the images out today. Then I used my craft knife to cut his mouth open so I could slide the envelope inside. I used a little liquid glue and washi tape on the back side to hold it in place.

My background hearts are distress oxide ink blended on an A2 panel with abandoned coral, tattered rose and dried apricot. They are spritzed with water and flicked with gold watercolor. Then I actually die cut the A2 panel with the Mama Elephant Heart Grid Cover die. I used the frame on a card I’ll share very soon but I couldn’t just toss the leftover hearts. They were too pretty! I also die cut the Mama Elephant Big Scripty Hello from white cardstock 3 times and gold glitter once. I adhered the white ones with liquid glue and then added the gold the same way but offset a little to the right.

To assemble my card, I cut a light teal piece of textured cardstock to 4×5.25 inches and popped it up on a white card base. Then I popped the hearts up with foam squares and glued the hello directly to those with liquid glue. I added the goat with foam squares so he layed nice against the layered die cut sentiment. Last, I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment on vellum and cut it out with a Pink & Main Large Sentiment Strip before carefully hiding adhesive behind the letters to adhere it down.

For finishing touches, I added black glaze pen to the goat’s eyes and white gel pen highlights to him too. Then I finished things off with a little dab of unicorn Stickles to the heart on the envelope.

Voila! This adorable card is complete and ready to make someone smile!

Products used today:
Punny Farm Goats stamps
Heart Grid die
Big Scripty Hello die
Large Sentiment Strip dies
Gold glitter cardstock
Distress Oxide Inks – abandoned coral, tattered rose, dried apricot
Foam tape and squares
Stickles – unicorn

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Coffee Date!

Hey friends! I’m over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today having a coffee date with my friend Beata June! Here’s a peek at my card but you’ll have to head to the Coffee Lovers blog to see hers!

For our coffee date we chose a layout and a stamp set to use but everything else was up in the air! Using the Mama Elephant Hot Cocoa stamp set and a slimline – 3 window design idea, this is what I came up with. I colored the images with my copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I cut the hexatag from glitter cardstock and layered the snowflake version over the top in light blue. Then I tied twine bows at the top for a little texture.

On my background panel I ink blended distress oxide ink in spun sugar and festive berries on a white panel. I spritzed it with water and flicked pearl watercolor all over. Once it was dry, I die cut and adhered a slimline plaid panel from Pink & Main.

To assemble my card, I adhered the tags to the front panel with liquid glue and popped the images up with foam squares. Then I pulled out the Easy Christmas Messages set out, stamped and die cut one, then popped it up with a foam strip.

For finishing touches on this card, I added glossy accents to various things like noses and beaks, peppermint sticks and tea tags. Then I came in with unicorn Stickles on hats and whipped cream for some extra sparkle.

Isn’t this just the sweetest!?! I hope you’re all ready for Christmas tomorrow. I totally am and I’m almost more excited than the kids! So silly but I love it all!

Products used today:
Mama Elephant Hot Cocoa stamps and dies
Mama Elephant Hexatag dies
Mama Elephant Easy Xmas Greetings stamps
Pink & Main Plaid Slimline die
Foam squares
Glossy accents
Stickles – unicorn
Distress Oxide ink – spun sugar, festive berries
Copic markers

Merry Christmas!!! I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous holiday everyone!

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Mama Elephant | Little Agenda Penguin Snowflake Tags

Well, hello again! I’m back today with some mini caffeinated inspiration for the Coffee Lovers hop! This time I’ve made a set of Christmas tags featuring some fun Mama Elephant products. I’m slightly obsessed with how fun they turned out and will probably be making lots more before the holiday season is over!

This is such a simple layout that I knew what I wanted to started with the die cutting first this time. I cut the main tag shape from white cardstock 6 times and white glitter cardstock 3 times. Then I added the snowflake shape to the glitter tags and cut that out of the center.

Next, I took 3 of the white tags and inked them up with Lawn Fawn peacock ink in the center. Then I flicked watered down cracked pistachio distress ink on the tags. Once they were dry, I used liquid glue to adhere the snowflake layer over the tops. Next, I glued the plain white tags to the back so they were sturdy and had a clean side to write on.

Then I chose 3 penguins from the Little Agenda Penguin stamp set and colored them with my copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and popped them in the center of each snowflake with foam squares. Next, I threaded black gingham ribbon through the tag hole and tied it with twine.

For finishing touches I added a little glossy accents to each penguin on parts like beaks and feet, berries and bows. These came together so quickly and are seriously adorable!

Products used today:
Mama Elephant Little Agenda Penguin stamps and dies
Mama Elephant Hexatag dies
Foam squares
Liquid adhesive
Glossy accents

Are you playing along with the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Fall | Winter hop? There are tons of prizes up for grabs! Just link up a caffeinated project to THIS POST and you’re entered! I hope you will!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Mama Elephant – Designer Series Gift Card Pocket

Hey crafty friends! I am super excited to have one more post as part of my guest designer gig with Mama Elephant! Today I’m featured with some of the other amazing guest designers over on the Mama Elephant blog!

I created a gift card pocket featuring the Little Girl Gnome Agenda cuties, Easy XMas Greetings and Gift Card Pocket dies.

I started by cutting the card shape and the stitching holes. Then I sat for a while an stitched up a fun pattern. Next, I came back and stamped some of the cute gnomes. I colored them with my copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

Next, I cut the main card holder shape from white cardstock and inked up a red shadow behind the area I wanted to add my gnomes. I assembled the card holder and popped the gnomes up with foam squares.

I cut an extra card shape from kraft cardstock so I could write a message when I was ready to use this project. I stamped and heat embossed Easy XMas Greetings and cut them out. I chose one from the trio and popped it up with a foam strip.

Flipping the card holder back over, I adhered the stitched panel with scrappy tape and popped my additional gnomes up with foam squares. I adhered the hole reinforcer on both sides and threaded some ribbon from my stash through the hole.

For finishing touches I added glossy accents and unicorn stickles to all of the gnomes on both sides. I love the added shine and bling that these give!

I’m so excited about this cute project! I can’t wait to use it at Christmas and hopefully make more before then!

Products used on today’s project:
Little Girl Gnome Agenda stamps and dies
Easy XMas Greetings stamps and dies
Gift Pocket Tag dies
scrappy tape
foam squares
glossy accents
Stickles – unicorn

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Mama Elephant – Stampede Hop

 

 
Welcome back to Day 2 of our Stampede Celebration! Today we are celebrating with the wonderful and inspirational winners from our Guest Design Call! We were totally blown away with all their projects and we are so very happy they can share their creativity again with us today! Not everyone has a blog so remember to also check our Instagram also!
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For my card today, I stamped and colored a variety of the sweet Little Girl Gnome Agenda images with my copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. Then I stamped a couple of the new Easy Christmas Greetings and cut those out as well.
Next, I switched to die cutting the background from the Slim Woodland die. I cut it first from white cardstock and then I inked up a strip of white cardstock with Distress Oxide Ink in blueprint sketch, faded jeans and chipped sapphire. I spritzed it with a distress sprayer and cut the sky portion again.
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Then I took the white background panel and colored it in with my copic markers, giving the snow a little glow and the trees some definition too. After creating a slimline card base from kraft cardstock I adhered the colored panel with liquid adhesive and then I paper pieces the night sky pieces in place.

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To finish off my card, I added foam squares to the images and sentiments and popped them in place. I added some glossy accents details to all of the gnomes and also glued a scattering of red clay hearts around the design.
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To celebrate the new release, Mama Elephant is picking a few winners to win their choice of stamp set! 
 Here is how you can win!
 
» 1. Leave a comment on the collective Design Team’s Instagram Stampede post
» 2. Leave a comment on our Facebook Stampede post
» 3.  React and enter the giveaway in the #giveaway channel on Discord
» 4. Leave a comment on any of the Introduction videos on YouTube
 
Each action qualifies for one entry, max 4 entries per stampeder please and good luck!
 
Stampede through here for more inspiration from our Guest Designers!

Thank you for celebrating with us! Come back tomorrow for more projects!
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Miss Ink Stamps – Hip Hippo Hooray

Hello again! Today I’m back with another Miss Ink Stamps card but this one is extra fun and totally adorable too! These hippos are so super cute! Plus today’s card is interactive which makes it even better!

I started by die cutting the parts to my interactive card which come from the Mama Elephant Wiper Surprise die set. Then I cut the tops of the panels with the Lawn Fawn ocean waves border. I inked the top of the waves with a blending brush and Lawn Fawn forget-me-not ink. Next, I took the solid fish images from Hippo Hooray and stamped them in narwhal ink.

I stamped my images from Hippo Hooray and colored them with copics, then used the scan-n-cut to cut them all out and then it was time to start assembling everything. I adhered my wiper mechanism to the back of the front panel and then the panels together. Next, I added my images and moved on to a sentiment.

For that, I stamped and heat embossed it, then trimmed it into a thin strip. I glued it to just part of the card front so that it didn’t inhibit the moving motion needed to let the wiper flip up and down. Just stay to the right of the embossed lines and you’re good. Look at that cute hippo popping up to say hooray! This is too cute!

I don’t ever want finishing touches like glossy accents or Stickles to get in the way of moving pieces on these type of cards, so I left everything to just a few white gel pen highlights and decided this cute card was finished!

I hope you enjoyed it and find a little inspiration to create something wonderful.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!