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