Friday, June 28, 2024

Trick or Treat with Mama Elephant

Hello crafty friends! Davina here, with a spooky cute pink Halloween card I made using the new Mama Elephant June release. I love that some not so spooky fall items were released so early in the year since Halloween cards are my favorite to make.


I wanted to make a neighborhood scene with ghost trick or treaters so I went into my stamp stash and pulled out the Little Agenda House set. I also stamped the ghosts, candy, and stars from the new Big Boo stamps, and the witchy ghost from Deliver Fall Fun. I colored the images using shades of pink, orange and charcoal then cut out with the coordinating dies. I felt like the houses needed a little Halloween decor which I found on the Little Witch Agenda stamp set. The teeny kitties and pumpkins were perfect. 


For the card base I die cut the Comic Cover Basics  cover plate from bristle smooth card stock and a dark charcoal textured card stock. I ink blended the white card in shades of pink, orange and black then gave a little splattering of black and iridescent ink. Then i cut some grassy layers from the remnants of the charcoal card stock and inked them even darker. I arranged the little scenes in the openings and mounted the heat embossed sentiments centered on top. The selection of Halloween sentiments from the new Be Scary sentiments are amazing as usual and never disappoint. 


I finished this card off with lots of tiny sparkly stars and some spiderwebbed pink patterned paper. I really love making pink Halloween cards and hope you enjoy this one. Thank you for stopping by, Davina  

Friday, June 14, 2024

The Greeting Farm June Blog Hop


The June 2024 New Release is now available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store. This month we introduced 3 new stamp sets. Our first set called GONE GLAMPING features the cutest bunny and fox enjoying the scenic outdoors with an awesome camping set up. Next, we have CHEEKY ALOHA with two Hawaiian girls ready to sing and dance the night away. Lastly, we have Anya and Ian diving into summer in their inner tubes with POOLSIDE VIBES.


Today I’m sharing a sunny water scene using the new Poolside Vibes stamp set. I created a multi wave water layer and adhered it over an inky sun filled sky. I used the adorable floaty Ian with his water gun, and created a custom die cut sentiment. I love how you can make a pool or beach scene with this set.


To celebrate this release we are having a short BLOG HOP! One lucky fan will take home the entire release!! You have until June 18th, 12pm CST/1pm EST to leave your comments on each Designer's Blog. Then head back to The Greeting Farm Blog to let us know you completed the hop. **Remember to qualify for the prize you MUST leave a comment on each Designer's Blog AND The Greeting Farm Blog letting us know you completed the hop.

NOTE: Comments on The Greeting Farm Blog are admin approved so it may take a day for your comment to be visible. Please only comment once, and use the same name on all the blogs when leaving a comment. Do not pick the Anonymous option (otherwise we won't be able to verify that it's you). We will announce the random winner later in the week on the Blog and in our Facebook Group: The Greeting Farm Fan Page.

TGF Design Team:
Cynthia
Davina
Elisabete
Meg

This is a short hop and definitely worth playing along! If you want to grab your favorites now, you can purchase the new stamps HERE. We will have more cards featuring the New Release from our Design Team Leaders starting on the 17th so be sure to stop by The Greeting Farm Blog to see more inspiration.

Happy Hopping!

Saturday, June 8, 2024

Pretty Pink Posh Sneak Peek Outer Space

Hello crafty friends! Davina here with some “out of this world”, sneak peeks, featuring the June Pretty Pink Posh release. This playful release is full of imaginative play themed sets like construction, first responders, and space. I made a pair of cards that feature some of the space theme products and hope that you are as excited as I was. 

Both cards were created using the Outer Space stamp sets with the coordinating dies, and they are both shaker cards, using the new Shaker Beads mix called Beach Day. I felt like this color combo would be perfect for my space scenes and love the fiery gold and orange with the shades of blue. 


For the first card, I started by die cutting my background using the Pierced Star Plate from Bristol Smooth Cardstock. I inkblended my panel with a blue gradient starting with a light aqua and finishing with a dark teal around the edges. After splattering with several inks, including gold, I put it aside to dry while i worked on the other components. 


I made the shaker element using the new Planet Shaker Die Set. I inkblended the center using the warm colors, and cut the ring from holographic cardstock. I filled the shaker about 1/3 of the way full for maximum effect. Next, I stamped and colored my images using copic markers and added white highlights and some glittery Wink of Stella accents. I backed my star panel with some starry patterned papers I had in my craft stash, and assembled the cards with the shaker in the center. I finished the card off with a sentiment from the stamps set, on a bold white banner. 


I loved the results so much I decided to make a second version of the card but with the new Rocket Shaker Die Set, and the other images from the Outer Space stamp set. I backed this card in a dark navy blue version of the same patterned paper and used the larger more decorative sentiment from the set. I think the reflective holographic paper was absolutely the way to go with these shaker die sets, as the colors pick up so much from the copic colored images, and really bring the scenes to life. 

I hope you like this pair of cards as much as I do, and are inspired to stock up on the new release for these “out of this world” collection of products! Thank you for stopping by, Davina 

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Mama Elephant Designer Series featuring Celebrate You

Hello crafty friends! Davina here with a fun interactive card featuring Celebrate You from the latest Mama Elephant release. The May release had two fantastic sentiment sets and I really love them both, but today I wanted to use the more delicate text on the Celebrate You set. I adore the pretty script paired with the signature “kissie alpha” font. I also really wanted to use the beautiful whales from last months release called Me and My Whale, and I knew they would be a perfect combination. I pulled out an older interactive set called Wiper Surprise and got to work designing this fun, moving, under water scene. 


I’ve been using pattern papers and marker combos from the same paper pack all month and I’m so happy to be able to achieve such different looks on every card. I die cut the card base from a dotted patterned paper, and two from a piece of pistachio colored cardstock. I die cut a wavy pattern on each piece of colored cardstock, at different hieghts, then ink blended some gradient ocean blues onto them. Before folding anything, I used scor tape to  adhere the taller blue paper to my full piece background. Then, I used my bone folder to really reinforce the scored fold line before finally folding the panel. 


I heat embossed my sentiment in white, onto the shorter panel, before gluing it in place for the front piece and making sure to apply the little tab on the inside first. Once assembled, I trimmed off a small amount of the tab that was extending beyond the bottom when closed. I watched an older YouTube video on the mechanics of the tabs before getting started. Just to make it easier since it had been so long since I used it. Sometimes you just need that refresher. 


I stamped my beautiful whales and some slightly larger mermaids from the Little Mermaiden Agenda stamp set, and colored them with copic and ohuhu markers. There was also some similar clouds in the Me and My Legend stamp set, and I used the double cloud image on my card. After die cutting and adhering the images to my scene, I added some water splashes using an acetate strip for a little extra oomph. Once it was all assembled I applied a sturdy piece of cardstock to the back so it wouldn’t bend or get warped.


I really love how this turned out, and hope it inspires you to get out some of your older die sets and use them with new stamps and accessories. It’s just much fun to blend all of your supplies together. Thank you for stopping by, Davina 

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

The Greeting Farm May Blog Hop

 

The May 2024 New Release is now available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store. This month we introduced 3 new stamp sets. Our first set called BIRTHDAY DOGS features the cutest puppies ready to paw-tay with love and licks. Next, Anya resumed her travels and we brought you ANYA IN VIETNAM. Lastly, our big Anya and Ian spend a day out in the summer heat on a picnic in a set called HOT & SUNNY.


I’m sharing a fun easle card I made using the Birthday Dogs stamp set. These fun cards I make are created with my own custom design. I measure and score a 12 x 4 pice of cardstock, and layer on many pieces of patterned paper and die cut pieces to fill the areas. Then, I filly the spaces with stamped images and sentiments. These display so cute, when you prop the top fold into the raised portion of the bottom layer  


I  used all of the images from the stamp set, and added a die cut and stamped sentiment from my crafty stash to finish this long multi scene card, I hope you enjoy it. 



To celebrate this release we are having a short BLOG HOP! One lucky fan will take home the entire release!! You have until May 18th, 12pm CST/1pm EST to leave your comments on each Designer's Blog. Then head back to The Greeting Farm Blog to let us know you completed the hop.

**Remember to qualify for the prize you MUST leave a comment on each Designer's Blog AND The Greeting Farm Blog letting us know you completed the hop.

NOTE: Comments on The Greeting Farm Blog are admin approved so it may take a day for your comment to be visible. Please only comment once, and use the same name on all the blogs when leaving a comment. Do not pick the Anonymous option (otherwise we won't be able to verify that it's you).

We will announce the random winner later in the week on the Blog and in our Facebook Group: The Greeting Farm Fan Page.

TGF Design Team:
Cynthia
Davina
Elisabete
Meg

This is a short hop and definitely worth playing along! If you want to grab your favorites now, you can purchase the new stamps HERE. We will have more cards featuring the New Release from our Design Team Leaders starting on the 16th so be sure to stop by The Greeting Farm Blog to see more inspiration.

Happy Hopping!

Sunday, April 21, 2024

Pretty Pink Posh Spring Theme Week

Hello crafty friends! Davina here, buzzing by with a Spring themed mini slimline card. I used several cute Pretty Pink Posh products, new and older, to make this sweet little scene. 


I started by selectively cutting the largest  Slimline Scallop Frames Die to get the proportions I wanted. I like to make my mini slimline cards 6.5 x 3.5 in dimension. Which is only 2 inches shorter than a standard slimline card. This frame die is only 8 x 3, so I will trim it to 6 x 3, then add a background layer. I accomplished this by placing the top cutting mat an inch short of the edge of the die. Then I measured and marked where 6 would be, and very carefully placed the edge of the die at the marked point, while making sure the scallops fit back into the frame. I taped it in place with washi tape to avoid any slippage, and cut only that last inch. 

I watercolored a panel for the background using multiple shades of yellows and allowed that to dry before trimming it to fir the back of my frame and cutting some cute stitched hexagons using a die from the new Spring Mug Additions Die Set


I stamped several adorable bumblebees from the Bee Friends stamp set and heat embossed the sentiment in the upper area of my watercolored panel. I also stamped and colored the large jar from the Spring Jar set and the little decorative bow. I used the Spring Mug Additions Dies to cut some small flowers, leaves, and the honey dipper before coloring each item with a combination of ink blending and COPIC coloring. 


I used foam tape strips to adhere the scalloped frame to the watercolored background, the centered the whole thing onto a patterned panel that is 6.5 x 3.5. I adhered my hexagons, honey jar, bees and flowers using foam tape hot glue. Then I finished it off by adding some sparkly Wink of Stella to the bees wings. 

Thank you for stopping by, make sure to check out all of the Spring Theme Week inspiration on the Pretty Pink Posh Blog, 

Davina 

Monday, April 15, 2024

Mama Elephant April Stampede

 


Welcome to the Mama Elephant Design Team blog hop!

Our newest release is now live and available for purchase in the store!

www.mamaelephant.com


The new Mama Elephant release is here and it’s full of the cutest sets that make you feel like summer is just around the corner. I especially love the new Me and My Whale stamp set. There are 3 large whales that are so unique and beautiful. There are also several small mermaids that perfectly match the older Little Mermaiden Agenda set. I created a deep blue inky ocean that I filled with whales, mermaids and a cute sentiment using the new Typed Thank Yous. 


Check out the rest of the hop for amazing inspiration from our Design Team!




To celebrate the new release, Mama Elephant is picking 1 winner to win a prize pack (winner will be notified in their comment on Instagram, Facebook or YouTube)! Open to Domestic & International (winner pays for shipping)


» 1. Leave a comment on the collective Design Team's Instagram Stampede post
» 2. Leave a comment on our Facebook Stampede post
» 3. Leave a comment on any of the Introduction videos on YouTube
 
Each action qualifies for one entry, max 3 entries per stampeder please and good luck!
 
Check out the rest of the hop for amazing inspiration from our Design Team!
 
 
Thank you for stopping by! Have a great day from all of us!
 

Sunday, April 14, 2024

The Greeting Farm April Blog Hop

 

The April 2024 New Release is now available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store. This month we introduced 3 new stamp sets. Our first set called MERMAID ANYA 2 takes us under the sea with a gorgeous Anya and her fish and sea horse friends. Next, our furry friends went on a road trip in a caravan in a set called ADVENTURE PALS. Our final set called MISS ANYA STYLE has a beautiful Anya with 4 stunning dresses.



I’m sharing a shaker card I made using the beautiful Mermaid Anya 2 stamp set. I just adore how her hair flows across her face and large coral and starfish fascinator. I combined a few images from an older set called Happy to Sea You. I adhered everything on top of a scallop scale shaker that I’ve had in my stash for years and years and I like how the beachy patterned paper peeks through from behind.


To celebrate this release we are having a short BLOG HOP! One lucky fan will take home the entire release!! You have until April 18th, 12pm CST/1pm EST to leave your comments on each Designer's Blog. Then head back to The Greeting Farm Blog to let us know you completed the hop.

**Remember to qualify for the prize you MUST leave a comment on each Designer's Blog AND The Greeting Farm Blog letting us know you completed the hop.

NOTE: Comments on The Greeting Farm Blog are admin approved so it may take a day for your comment to be visible. Please only comment once, and use the same name on all the blogs when leaving a comment. Do not pick the Anonymous option (otherwise we won't be able to verify that it's you).

We will announce the random winner later in the week on the Blog and in our Facebook Group: The Greeting Farm Fan Page.

TGF Design Team:
Cynthia
Davina
Elisabete
Meg

This is a short hop and definitely worth playing along! If you want to grab your favorites now, you can purchase the new stamps HERE. We will have more cards featuring the New Release from our Design Team Leaders starting on the 16th so be sure to stop by The Greeting Farm Blog to see more inspiration.

Happy Hopping!

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Mama Elephant Designer Series Capybara Party

Hello crafty friends! Davina here, with some slimline shaker card goodness. I loved the fun celebration theme of this latest release from Mama Elephant, and all of the balloons and cute critters. I wanted to make a shaker card using one of the new standalone die sets called Round Balloon Shaker CC , and I thought it would be nice to line up a few smaller ones on a slimline card base, and combine the Capybara Party stamps with it.


I cut my slimline base using the Slim Card Basics CC dies, and carefully marked where i wanted to place my balloons. I cut the balloon shape out 3 times and reserved the decorative pierced portion. I cut a second slimline base and lined it with pretty mint colored paper. Next, I created a frame with foam tape around the patterned paper portion, including two supports between the balloons. I filled the frame with lots of sequins, iridescent stars and pastel clay confetti. 


I gave the reserved die cut balloons pieces a quick coloring using a light minty COPIC marker, then glued them back into place on top of acetate, creating the windows. Then I carefully applied the top portion directly over the sequin filled frame. I was fortunate that it went on perfectly because I have had some mishaps in the past. Next, I mounted my shaker frame onto a scalloped layer (also from the Slim Card Basic CC die set) that I cut from a darker shade of minty cardstock. 

I stamped my images onto Bight White Neenah Solar Crest cardstock and gave them a very light pastel coloring that matched the confetti sequins. I added a few white highlights and my signature dots to the images before adhering them onto my scene. I felt as though it needed a little something extra to fill the negative space, so I created a small layered banner using the backside of the patterned paper, some stripes, and a glittery star. 


I really love how simple and pretty this turned out  and nothing beats a shaker card for excitement. I especially like how the teeny iridescent stars stay clinging to the acetate in the windows, so even if the other bits are at the bottom of the balloons, the little stars are still distributed all over. 

Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope this project brings a smile to your day,

Davina 


Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Mama Elephant Stamp Highlight: It’s Poppin

Hello crafty friends! Today Mama Elephant is featuring the stamp set called It’s Poppin on Day 2 of the Stamp Highlight week. This 4x6 set has 3 tall images with a cuter cat and a great big round balloon. I love the additional images provided, of confetti, to fill the balloons. 


I made a full sized slimline card using the Slim Card Basics CC dies, and arranged some gently inkblended balloons in the upper half, using the Balloon Bunch CC die set. I cut each balloon individually and inked the edges using a small amount of distress oxide ink in pink, yellow, and aqua. I adhered the individual balloons onto the base and arranged over the stitched die cut strings on my sky panel. I added two layers of puffy clouds before adding two of the chunky kitties onto the scene. 


I filled each of the balloons with some sparkly golden stars and added a few to the background. I finished this card off with a colorful stamped sentiment from the Way to Go stamp set and a bold striped background.

Make sure to head over to the Mama Elephant Blog to see inspiration from the entire design team. Thanks for stopping by, Davina 



Monday, March 18, 2024

Mama Elephant Stamp Highlight: Capybara Party


Hello Crafty friends! Today starts the week of Stamp Highlights for the March Release, and today we are featuring Capybara Party. This set is full of cute little round capybaras and goes perfectly with the previously released Capybara Christmas and Little Capybara Agenda stamp sets. 


I love all of the birthday accessories like the cute cake and birthday gifts that are included in this set. I wanted to use as many as possible in my card so I decided to make a segmented card using the Comic Cover Basic cover plate die. I put a small strip of inky grass on the bottom portion of each little window, then backed the entire piece with a subtle cloudy paper. 


I stamped and colored the images from the Capybara Party set, and also stamped two banners from the Sentiments from a Yeti stamp set. I added my images to the little widows and stamped a sentiment for the center using the Wishes Enclosed sentiment set. I finished this off with a rainbow striped pattern paper and some teeny bows from Little Agenda Frames, that I added to the banners.

I hope you like this little scene and head over to the Mama Elephant blog to see inspiration from the entire DT. Thank you for stopping by,

Davina 

Friday, March 15, 2024


Welcome to the Mama Elephant Design Team blog hop!

Our newest release is now live and available for purchase in the store!

www.mamaelephant.com


Hello crafty friends! I’m so happy to be participating in the March Mama Elephant Blog Hop. This rerelease is simply adorable with so many different styles of stamp sets but all from a “celebration” theme. The project I’m sharing is using the new Little Agenda Ice Cream stamp and CC set. The LItlle Agenda series is my favorite series of all time. I love putting tons of images onto little mini scenes and these are perfect for creating my favorite types of projects. I also love that they all play together perfectly because they are all illustrated in the same style. 


I made a Slimline sized card using the Slim Card Basics CC die set, and all of the images from the Little Agenda Ice Cream stamp set. I cut 3 grassy layers from colored cardstock, and gently inked the grass tops in a darker Mowed Lawn green. I also tucked an inked wavy brown layer in between for my ice cream truck to park on. I colored all of my images in colors found ion the plaid patterned background paper, and die cut with the coordinating Creative Cuts. 


I added a sun and cloud into the sky from the Beary Good Day stamp set and the cutest popsicle hamster ever from an exclusive collaboration with Ellen Hutson. That set is no longer available, but that is why it is so important to always grab those limited edition sets, because over a year later, TaDaaaaaa! Essential images hahaha. I finished this card off with a great little sentiment from the new Way To Go sentiment set. These sentiment sets are also my favorites with their fun font and great size.


I really love this littler masterpiece and I hope you do too. Now go hop along for your chance to win and see all the amazing inspiration from the Design Team, Davina.

Check out the rest of the hop for amazing inspiration from our Design Team!




To celebrate the new release, Mama Elephant is picking 1 winner to win a prize pack (winner will be notified in their comment on Instagram, Facebook or YouTube)! Open to Domestic & International (winner pays for shipping)


» 1. Leave a comment on the collective Design Team's Instagram Stampede post
» 2. Leave a comment on our Facebook Stampede post
» 3. Leave a comment on any of the Introduction videos on YouTube
 
Each action qualifies for one entry, max 3 entries per stampeder please and good luck!
 
Check out the rest of the hop for amazing inspiration from our Design Team!
 
 
Thank you for stopping by! Have a great day from all of us!
 

Thursday, March 14, 2024

March Release with The Greeting Farm


The March 2024 New Release is now available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store. This month we introduced 3 new stamp sets. Our first set called BAKING ANYA features Anya with a mixing bowl and cute cupcake earrings ready to bake up some yummy goodness with love. Next, we brought you BIRTHDAY CATS to wish your friends and family a very happy purr-thday! Our final set called FEEL BETTER has a big Anya and Ian sending get well wishes.


Today I’m sharing a card I made with the new Baking Anya stamp set  I layered her over an inky rainbow background full of heart streamers. I also made a tiered trayof her delicious cupcakes and finished it off with some black accents and banners. I love how easy it is to create full fun scenes with the nice large Anya images and all of the fabulous accessories.


To celebrate this release we are having a short BLOG HOP! One lucky fan will take home the entire release!! You have until March 18th, 12pm CST/1pm EST to leave your comments on each Designer's Blog. Then head back to The Greeting Farm Blog to let us know you completed the hop.

**Remember to qualify for the prize you MUST leave a comment on each Designer's Blog AND The Greeting Farm Blog letting us know you completed the hop.

NOTE: Comments on The Greeting Farm Blog are admin approved so it may take a day for your comment to be visible. Please only comment once, and use the same name on all the blogs when leaving a comment. Do not pick the Anonymous option (otherwise we won't be able to verify that it's you).

We will announce the random winner later in the week on the Blog and in our Facebook Group: The Greeting Farm Fan Page.

TGF Design Team:
Cynthia
Davina
Elisabete
Meg

This is a short hop and definitely worth playing along! If you want to grab your favorites now, you can purchase the new stamps HERE. We will have more cards featuring the New Release from our Design Team Leaders starting on the 20th so be sure to stop by The Greeting Farm Blog to see more inspiration.

Happy Hopping!



Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Pretty Pink Posh Spring Release Blog Hop


Hello crafty friends! Davina here to share Spring Joy with the new Pretty Pink Posh release Blog Hop. This beautiful release is full of Easter and Spring products sure to make you fall in love. As always there is a diverse amount of products from stencils and stamps to many new die sets and so many gorgeous butterflies! There are also add ons to our favorite lines, like the super cute themed cupcakes and playful train sets. Make sure to “Hop Along” and leave a comment at each stop for your chance to win one of 3 $30 gifts.


I made a Spring shaker card using a combination of several new items. I started by cutting a background using the Butterfly Cover Plate from heavy cardstock. I made it a shaker by mounting it with foam tape over a pretty pastel plaid backgroundand and filling it with the new assortment of shaker beads called Pastel Party. I’ve been adding an extra 1/4 inch to my cards recently, so that my pattered papers can extend beyond the A2 cover plates. So I’ve been cutting larger card bases from my extensive stash of 12x12 cardstock. 


I stamped and colored two of the spring themed cupcakes from Easter Cupcake Set, and die cut using the now de-tabbed coordinating dies! They are incredible. I also die cut several butterflies from the new Stitched Butterflies Dies that are so perfect and detailed for year around projects. I arranged my images onto my card and topped the cupcakes with a glittery “Spring” that I cut from the new Spring Script Die.

I finished off this card with an embossed sentiment from Ester Sentiments Strips Stamps Set on a layered Sentiment Strips Banner, and a few sparkling sequins. I hope you love this new release as much as I do and take a few minutes to participate in the blog hop. Make sure you leave a comment at each blog for your chance to win one of 3 $30 prizes. 

Pretty Pink Posh blog 
Nichol Spohr
Amy Rysavy
Marine Simon
Barbara Tarayao
Lindsey Larsen
Kristie Marcotte
Lea Lawson
Carly Minner
Davina Cantrell  you are here