Saturday, October 1, 2022

Pretty Pink Posh Halloween Week

 


Hello Crafty Friends! I’m so excited to be participating in the Pretty Pink Posh Halloween Theme Week. All of their products are so wonderfully illustrated and designed, that it is a breeze to pull multiple stamp sets, stencils and dies together to make the cutest cards and decor. I did just that for this bright and bold shaker boxcard. 


I stamped images from newer and older sets to build this scene. Halloween PalsGhost FriendsHalloween friends, and Giving Thanks to name a few. I always use the coordinating dies to achieve a clean and polished look to my images. 


Before assembling this card, I created a flat mesh shaker using the new Cauldron Shaker Die. I cut the shaker twice, added a few stamped images along with some glow in the dark mini stars and some clay confetti pieces from the Halloween Party Mix. I sandwiched a small piece of orange tulle mesh to make a flat shaker using 1/8 double sided tape. 


For the background I inkblended an orange ombré sky and used the Spooky Sky Stencil to ink the bats and emboss the clouds onto my Bristol cardstock. I gently splattered with water and black ink to distress and “spookify” the sky. 


I was excited to use up several pieces of patterned paper remnants, that I had in my stash, for each of the layers and side panels of the box. I adhered my images and shaker through the layers and even made sure to have some floating pieces using acetate strips. I finished this up by stamping a sentiment on the back and adding a final pumpkin. 


I hope you love this fun and spooky card and appreciate you stopping by to see how I created it. Now is the perfect time for you to stock up on your Halloween supplies at Pretty Pink Posh, all of the Halloween items are on sale so don’t miss out! 
Davina 





Friday, September 23, 2022

Mama Elephant Stamp Highlights Joyful Greeting


 Hello crafty friends! I’m so happy to be participating with the Mama Elephant team once again. Todays “Stamp Highlight” is the wonderful Holiday sentiment set called Joyful Greetings. This tasteful and pretty set is full of Christmas messages that would be perfect for the front of a card or even the inside message. Each sentiment has a coordinating die so you can place the sentiment over a busy background like I have with my “Jolly” card. 


I wanted a soft yet bold background for this gingerbread man filled card, so I used alcohol inks on white photo paper for a textured looking background. I created a postcard frame using the Postage Frame Creative Cuts and fit my inky background inside. I stamped and cut images from the Gingerbread Cookies Stamp set using brown ink soft pastel Christmas colors. 


I finished this card by stamping my “Joyful Greeting” with Taupe ink and centering in the top of my card. I really love the results and think that these sentiments will coordinate well with any holiday themed stamp set. 

Please make sure to head over to the Mama Elephant Blog to see the inspiration from the entire DT for all of the amazing new products. You won’t want to miss out on the sale and free item promotions! 





Monday, September 19, 2022

Pretty Pink Posh September Release

 


Hello crafty friends. Davina here, to celebrate, the Pretty Pink Posh September Release. I’ve made several cards using these beautiful fall products and I am participating in the Instagram Hop today! Hop along leaving comments at each stop, for your chance to win $30 to the Pretty Pink Posh Shop


Every set in this release is gorgeous, and they all mix together with wonderful results. This release has several stencils, stand alone dies sets, and stamp sets that could not get any better. I used the Fall Basket Die Set as the centerpiece for this card. I blended the wooden strips with light brown ink and tiny splatters, then cut the pumpkins from orange cardstock that I accentuated with lighter and darker oranges. I used several of the cute mice from the Mouse Friends stamp set to bring an element of cuteness to this scene. Then, I assembled everything on top of a stenciled background that I created with the Layered Foliage Stencils. 


It’s so easy to make stunning backgrounds using the many detailed stencils that are offered by PPP. I created a completely different look with the Falling Branches stencil, that I used white embossing paste over a soft inkblended background. I assembled a sunflower filled scene using the new Fall Envelopes stamps combined with Potted Sunflowers and the Thanks  stand alone scoot die. 


My final card is super cute and uses the pretty Fall Borders stamps set. I layered the pumpkin strip over a Fall Tree die cuts and some falling leaves and sentiment from the  Autumn Wreath  set. I finished this card off with the adorable pup from the Halloween Critters.

Thank you so much for stopping by, don’t forget to visit the Pretty Pink Posh Blog to see the Inspiration from the entire team. 

Davina 

Mama Elephant Stamp Highlights Busy Elves


Hello crafty friends! Today I’m honored to be participating in the Mama Elephant Anniversary Stampede. The “Stamp Highlights” begin today and and we are showcasing the cutest elves around from the set called Busy Elves. These adorable images are beautifully illustrated and just as cute as their smaller counterparts from the Little Elf Agenda set. 


I stamped and colored these cuties using brown ink and pastel Christmas colors like pink, coral, mint, and yellow. I assembled my images on top of some glittery snowy hillsides with a die cut snowy background using the Galactic Cover Creative Cuts. 


In my soft pink sky I adhered a large sentiment that stamped with Everything Nice stamp set, I love that they have coordinating dies to make these sentiments really stand out. And over some of the busy elves I placed sentiments from the set, in little word bubbles. 

Head on over to the Mama Elephant website for all of the details about their anniversary specials and the freebie sets that are available with purchase. There is so much cuteness that you want to miss out.  Thank you for stopping by, Davina                

                                          







Saturday, September 17, 2022

 

Welcome back to day 3 of Stampede! Today we continue our celebration with fabulous project ideas and inspiration!


I’m so honored to be participating with the Mama Elephant team and this gorgeous holiday release. I created a fun winter wonderland using the new Busy Elves Stamps that I nestled into a soft pink pop up boxcard. I created the 3D Pop Up Box  with sturdy colored cardstock that I layered with fun patterned papers and images. I stamped my elves with brown ink before coloring with copic markers and assembling them into the inserts. On the front flap I used my favorite Everything Nice Sentiment Stamps that have the best coordinating dies, and paired it with one of the cute images. 


Check out the entire release at www.mamaelephant.com and don’t forget to hop along to see all of the amazing inspiration.


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




To celebrate the new release, Mama Elephant is picking 1 winner to win a prize pack! 


» 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!
Open to US entries only.
 
Check out the rest of the hop for amazing inspiration from our Design Team!

Laura Bassen @laurafadora

Davina Cantrell @popsiclesticks
 
Thi Lam @lemonteacrafts
Thank you for stopping by! Have a great day from all of us!
 
Don't forget our Anniversary Promotion!
 

 

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Pretty Pink Posh June Release

Hello crafty friends. Davina here, “ Stomping by”, with a fun dinosaur filled slimline card using the amazing June Release. There are two new dinosaur sets full of the cutest images and accessories. I used both Dinosaur Friends and Dinosaur Additions to create this card. 


I stamped and colored my images with bold primary colors, before using the coordinating dies to cut out my pieces. Next, I used a large stitched slimline die to cut layers for my background. I inked the layers and background using distress oxides in bold bright colors. Then I used Ranger Grit Paste and the Dinosaur Layer Stencils to emboss the footprints into my shorter layers. 


I arranged the images onto the layers, and adhered them throughout, after stamping a sentiment toward the bottom, with the addition of the new “Hello” word die. Once everything was in place I finished it off with some sparkling sequins and layered it onto a red card base. 


I had so much fun creating with the new playful release and I can’t wait to see what you come up with! Thank you for “stomping” by,

Davina 

Friday, June 17, 2022

Pretty Pink Posh June Blog Hop


Hello crafty friends! I’m so happy to be participating in the June New Release Blog Hop with Pretty Pink Posh. This release is so special and fun as it was inspired by their incredibly sweet son, and all of his favorite things. I am so tickled by these adorably cute dinosaurs, cars, and truck sets. 


I used the wonderful Construction Trucks set for this card. I wanted it to look like a scene in the yard where toys were abandoned at meal time. I inked a bright blue sky and embossed stars by using the Dino Dig Stencil. I mixed a few drops of a yellow copic reinker into a teaspoon of white embossing paste to get those bright yellow stars. Then, I heat embossed my sentiment into the open area.  Next, I cut a grassy layer that I stenciled the road onto by using the Layered Roads 3 piece Stencil and more of the yellow embossing paste for the dashes. Before adhering the grass with foam tape, I used a random blobby die to cut a “hole” in front of where I wanted my tractor. I inked the background brown under the area so it had depth. 


Finally I adhered my construction images and little cute cones throughout my scene and finished with a few sequins before layering in onto some blue patterned paper. 

Hop along during the 3 day blog hop, leaving a comment at each stop, for your chance to win one of 3 $30 gift certificates to Pretty Pink Pink. The comments will be open until 6/23/22 at 11:59 pm. Winners will be announced on the Pretty Pink Posh Blog

BLOG HOP DAY 2: 
Davina Cantrell (you are here)