Mama Elephant – Stackable Cuties

Hello everyone! I’m still making cards to send to friends and family for a little break in the day. I hope it’s making them smile and as fun for them as it is for me to make and send. I recently pulled out my Mama Elephant Stackable Cuties to play with and made a couple of cards with them.

When I get an inkling like this, I usually stamp and color a bunch of images and make cards afterward. Here is the first one.

To make this card, I die cut the My Favorite Things Arched Window (the next to the largest) from a white cardstock panel that measures 4×5.25. I took the window it cuts out and used my Newton’s Nook clouds stencil to ink up some sky using my Trinity Stamps blending buddy brush and a blue dye ink. Then I die cut a second arch, inked it up with green and die cut it with my grass die from the Newton’s Nook land borders dies. I adhered these together, added my critters and glued it to my card front.

Using my MISTI, I added a couple of appropriate speech bubbles from the same stamp set and then popped my frame up around the scene with foam tape.

I finished this card off with glossy accents on the noses, kitty’s fish and puppy’s bone. Then I scattered some Your Next Stamp gumdrops across the design. Very last, I added black glaze pen to the eyes and white gel pen accents to the images.

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Newton's Nook – We Go Together…

Thanks so much for stopping by! I’m super excited to share today’s card for a whole bunch of reasons! Mostly being…it’s awesome!!!! I hope you enjoy it too!

I started today’s card by stamping Newton’s Movie Night images and coloring them with my copics. Then I die cut them and set them aside.

I knew I wanted to use Therm-o-Web flock on the popcorn stencil so I started by spreading my transfer gel and then set it aside to dry. Once it was I sent it through my laminator with white flocking and it came out perfect! Then I die cut the panel with the largest Frameworks die. I wanted a little more depth on the popcorn so I used a finger dauber and some yellow chalk to give it a buttery look. I love how this turned out!

Next I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment on vellum and then die cut it from another Frameworks die. I cut a second layer in bright yellow to go behind it and adhered the two together.

I wanted the popcorn panel to pop off the card base so I took candied apple distress oxide ink and inked up a panel and spritzed it with water. I popped the popcorn panel up with foam tape and then popped the images up with foam tape as well.

For finishing touches on this fun card, I added white gel pen accents to the images, glossy accents to kitty noses and toe beans, popcorn boxes and candy box and also to the 3-D glasses.

I’m so excited how I was able to take an idea from my head and so perfectly make it a reality. I absolutely love how this card turned out.

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

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Exploding Envelope

It’s Tuesday Tea with Twiddler’s Nook over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog. Today I’m excited to finally share a project I’ve been wanting to try for a while…an exploding envelope. I used my We R Memory Keepers envelop punch board paired with a bunch of awesome Newton’s Nook goodies to create this awesome gift!

To start this project, I chose 2 main colors – green and pink and created my base envelope with my punch board and some trimmed inserts to cover the panels. The envelope is 5×7 inches so that I had extra surface area to play with. From there I chose the Newton’s Nook Flower Trio dies and cut out bunch of them in the same green and pink, along with some yellow and kraft to add a little contrast. 

I knew that I wanted a tag and a mini envelope on the center panel so I cut those out and glued them together. With the main elements figured out, I took my stamps from Loveable Llamas and Cuppa Cactus and decided how many of each I needed to stamp. Once they were stamped, I colored them with copics and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. 

I adhered all my pieces to the main envelope with liquid glue and moved on to create the belly band that will hold the whole thing closed.

I cut two 2×11 inch strips from the same kraft cardstock I used on the flowers and scored them both at about 7 1/4, then adhered the two together. (Pro tip: In the future, I would rework this so the glued seams are in the centers not at the edge. The band catches sometimes when you slide it off but it’s not horrible.) Once that was made, I adhered the extra images and flowers I had set aside and used my MISTI to stamp Hello! from the Cuppa Cactus set.

Here’s a closer look at the inside of the envelope. I plan to put a coffee gift card in the small envelope, along with a note for the recipient. 

Isn’t this a fun way to give a gift? I’m super excited to make more of these in different themes! I hope you enjoyed today’s project and are inspired to go make something beautiful.

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

Newton’s Nook – Wanna Grab Lunch?

Did you see that Newton’s Nook Designs is having a retiring sale on their website? It’s time to make room for new products so they are retiring select designs! These designs are available at up to 40% off while supplies last so hurry to get your favorites before they’re gone for good! 

All week the NND Design Team will be sharing inspiration using some of their favorite products from our retiring list! Check out what I created today and don’t forget to check the NND Blog each day this week for more fun inspiration!

Today I’m featuring Raccoon Rascals from the retiring list. It’s just too cute and you’re going to want to grab it while you can. Once they’re gone, they’re gone.

For today’s card I started by getting messy…again. 😉 I added paint to my texture paste and used it over my Tree Rings stencil on kraft cardstock. I set that aside to dry while I stamped and colored my images from Raccoon Rascals using copic markers. Then, I die cut them using the coordinating dies.

I used the largest Frameworks die to cut my stenciled piece. Then I die cut a purple flag from the Frames and Flags dies and heat embossed my sentiment on it. I popped it up along with my images on the stenciled panel. For final assembly I cut down some green patterned paper from my stash and glued it to a card base, then popped my decorated panel up with foam tape.

For finishing touches I added blaze glaze pen to the raccoon eyes, glossy accents to their noses and some of the garbage and white gel pen accents throughout all of the images.

I am loving this cute set! It’s got great images and fun, punny sentiments to go with them all! Don’t forget to check out the Retiring Products Category to see what is going away and grab your favorites before they are gone for good!

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

Trinity Stamps – Mouse House Snow Globe

Hello again everyone! This weekend I had some extra crafting time and was able to get another idea out of my head and into reality that I’d been thinking about for a while.

I used the Trinity Stamps Mouse House stamp set along with the Tall Shaker Dome dies to make a fun scene! I love both of these sets so much! The mice are just the cutest and this tall snow globe-style dome is so fun to fill with lots of different things!

To make this card I started by stamping, coloring and die cutting my Mouse House images and then set them aside to work on the Tall Shaker Dome. I cut all of the dome pieces from white cardstock and used Distress Oxide Inks to blend some color on them. I used liquid glue to assemble everything and then trimmed off any excess of the images.

At this point I thought it would be fun to make it look like the dome was glass so I die cut another top portion of the dome from acetate and adhered it over the top.

I think this little detail gives it a pretty cool look. To finish off the dome I stamped my sentiment on the label and adhered it as well.

After that was finished I moved on to the background. I blended distress oxides and then also used the same colors to splatter on a panel. After all of that was dry I die cut the panel from the largest Frames and Flags die set from Newton’s Nook. This panel is popped up with foam tape and then the Tall Shaker Dome is popped up with foam tape as well.

In a world full of crazy, I think it’s important to stay positive and help others as well. I’m going to be mailing out happy mail periodically to try to give people in my life a little piece of happy.

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

Heffy Doodle – Super Dudes!

Hello everyone! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and are ready to tackle a new week! ❤ I’m excited to finally own some Heffy Doodle stamps so that I can play along with their Facebook group challenges. This month you can choose between going green or interactive cards! For my first entry I decided to try a green and teal color palette with the Super Dudes and Rescue Dogs stamp sets.

I started by stamping, coloring and die cutting my Heffy Doodle images and then moved on to setting up my scene. I used cracked pistachio distress ink with my Newton’s Nook Clouds stencil to create a sky and then inked some cardstock with mowed lawn distress ink and die cut it with my Newton’s Nook Land Borders grass die. Then I took both pieces and used one of the Newton’s Nook Frames and Flags dies to cut a rounded rectangle. I glued it all together and added my images. Then I took the largest Newton’s Nook Frameworks die and cut it from white cardstock. I adhered that panel to a teal cardbase with foam tape and then popped my scene panel up with foam tape as well.

This is when I put my card into my MISTI and stamped my sentiment from Super Dudes in green ink. Next I moved on to finishing touches which started with white gel pen accents on the images. Then I added glossy accents to the super dudes and rescue dog. Last I added Stickles to the stars for a little glittery fun too.

I had fun keeping to a limited color palette for this card and will definitely be entering it into the Facebook group challenge. Next, I think it’s time to make these fun super heroes do something interactive!

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

Newton’s Nook – Newton’s Book Club

Hello again! Today I’m up on the Newton’s Nook blog sharing this simple but adorable card featuring Newton’s Book Club. I just adore this set because I’m not just a crafter, but a total book nerd too! This will be a fun card to send a book loving friend.

To make this card I started by stamping my image from Newton’s Book Club and coloring him in. I had an idea of the layout and now that he was colored, I pulled cardstock that coordinated with the colors I chose for the other elements of my card. I used the coordinating dies to cut my image out and started on the rest of my card.

The woodgrain paper gave great texture but the teal and red papers were too plain so I went over the red using my gingham stencil with red ink for a tone-on-tone look. I liked this much better. I adhered the teal to my card base and then die cut my red piece from the largest in the Frames & Flags die set and popped it up with foam tape.

For the next layer, I took a wood-grain patterned paper from my stash and die cut it with the rounded rectangle, also from the Frames & Flags die set, and then used the coordinating die from Newton’s Book Club to cut a window in it. This is when I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment. The woodgrain panel is popped up while the Newton image is glued inset. Kind of like Newton really is in the bookcase. 😉

For finishing touches I added white gel pen accents throughout the image and glossy accents to the spines of some of the books.

Thanks for stopping by today. I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Newton’s Nook – Hop Into Spring Pop-up Fun

Hello everyone! I’m up on the Newton’s Nook blog today sharing this really fun interactive card featuring the newly released Hop Into Spring bunnies and a guest appearance by a little duckie from Newton’s Rain Boots too! (To create the interactive portion of this card, I used the Mama Elephant Wiper Surprise die set.)

Here’s a peek at the card folded up tight like it’s coming out of the envelope. I just love these sweet images. This time I stamped them in a gray copic-friendly ink for a different, softer look. I kind of like it for a change of pace.

And here it is opened up, with that sweet bunny wishing you a “Hoppy Easter!” Who is that I see peeking in from the left…that sweet duck from Newton’s Rain Boots along with his flower friends from the same set covering the ground.

I used the land borders dies to cut my grassy front panel and the dirt layer too. Then I used the clouds stencil to ink my cloudy sky. I was able to grab the sun from the new sky scene builder so everything is nice and sunshiny bright too!

And then when you pull the card open to reveal the wiper surprise, you get a cute speech bubble wishing you a “Hoppy Easter!” It’s just too fun. I’ve been playing with it endlessly.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs – February Release Day 2

Welcome back to day 2 of the Newton’s Nook February release! Today we get to share a super fun baby themed stamps set with coordinating dies and a scene builder die set too!

Bitty Bibs Stamps and Dies

Sky Scene Builder Die Set

Today’s card share features both of these new fun sets in one card because I just thought they went together so well!

I started this card by stamping, coloring and die cutting all my bitty bibs and the lacy border they are mounted on. I intentionally made the bibs both girl and boy so that I have a card ready to go whenever the next person I know has a baby…no matter what. I love the images on all the bibs. They are so cute!

After the bibs were put together, I die cut the scalloped rectangle from the Frames & Flags die set and adhered it to my card base. Then I popped the bibs up with foam tape and strung them up, like they’re on a clothes line.

Next, I die cut my sky scene builder pieces and colored them with copics and adhered them as well.

For fun finishing touches on my card, I added glossy accents to various parts on all the bibs. I love the little shine and interest this gives all of them. They are just so adorable!

Seriously, look at the cute polka dots with this whale! It’s just too cute! I also added glossy accents to the bows at the top of each bib too.

Finally, we finish the bibs off with the cutest Newton and his ball of yarn. I just love it! Next we move on to some shimmer in the sky.

I added Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to the clouds and stars and then…believe it or not…I decided that I wanted a sentiment on the front of the card. So, bravely I got out my MISTI and positioned the Congratulations from the Bitty Bibs set and (holding my breath that I didn’t mess it all up) stamped it under the clouds. I think it turned out great and I’m really happy I took the chance.

Would you like to win the “Bitty Bibs” Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Here’s how to win: Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday, February 20th at 9pm EST to comment  — Winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 21st. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs
Ellen Haxelmans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar
Naki Rager
Maria Russell
Andrea Shell
Tina Smith
Tatiana Trafimovich
Amanda Wilcox

Newton’s Nook – Be my Meow-entine?

Hello again! Today I’m sharing a fun card I made for my daughter for Valentine’s Day! She loves Newton as much as I do so it was a no-brainer to grab this cute Newton’s Valentine image and put something fun together for her.

I decided to make Newton laying among puffy pink clouds instead of on the ground this time. I thought it brought a bit of whimsy to the card design. I really like how it turned out.

I stamped my images from Newton’s Valentine, colored them and then cut them out with the coordinating dies. Next I moved on to the scene for my card.

To start that I used the Sky Border dies to cut 2 cloud borders and then inked them pink with my Trinity Stamps blending buddy. Then I cut an A2 panel and used the Bokeh Hearts stencil with a couple of different pink inks.

I glued the clouds to the stenciled panel and the used the largest rectangle in the Framework die set to cut it all at the same time so I knew it would line up. Then I used the same ink I blended on the clouds to stamp my sentiment in the upper left corner.

I adhered my flowers directly to the card and popped my Newton image up with foam tape.

For finishing touches I added white gel pen accents throughout all the images and Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to the heart Newton is holding. Then I took glossy accents to the bird’s beak, Newton’s nose and toe beans, and the centers of all the flowers.

I felt like it still needed a little something so I pulled out my Cinnamon Red Hots jelly drop hearts from Trinity Stamps and added a couple to make my card feel complete.

Then very last, I popped my panel up with foam tape on a melon-colored card base.

I’m really happy with how this fun card turned out and think my daughter will be quite happy with it as well. I’m excited to give it to her.

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