MFT Stamps Heart Art Card Kit and Joyful Heart Bears Release Day

Hello, everyone!  The time has come to shop the newest MFT Stamps Card Kit as well as the latest stamp set by Stacey Yacula!  I have two projects to share with you today.


For my first project, I created a fun pop-up box card featuring the Stacey Yacula Joyful Heart Bears.  These bears are super sweet!  And even though this card has a lot of Valentine's Day colors, this stamp set can be used at any time of the year.


I first stamped my images onto a sheet of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock and used Copic Markers to color them.

Copic Colors Used:

  • Bears: W1, W2, W4, W5, W7 (Blush: R20)
  • Red: R14, R29, R46, R89
  • Teal: BG10, BG11, BG15, BG49

For the grass, I used the Grassy Edges Die-namics with some Sour Apple Card Stock.  I added some beautiful red heart patterned paper to the box panels from the Hearts & Stripes Paper Pack as well as some Summer Splash Prestige Card Stock.  I used liquid adhesive to attach everything to the inner shelves of my card and used some clear acetate to add the butterflies to make them look as if they were actually flying.


I used the same set for my second project but this time I combined it with the Heart Art Card Kit.  The Heart Art Stamp Set actually fits almost perfectly over the heart balloon that the bear is carrying.  I didn't stamp the heart into the balloon but rather stamped it with Ripe Raspberry Premium Dye Ink onto a separate sheet of paper, diecut it and then glued it on top of the balloon heart that comes with the Joyful Heart Bears Set.


For the background, I used the Mini Cloud Edges Stencil with some Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink.  For the grass, I did the same thing but with the Grassy Edges Stencil and both Twisted Citron and Peeled Paint Distress Oxide Inks.


I then used some 3D Foam Adhesive Squares to add all of my images.


If you like all of the elements of the Heart Art Card Kit, you can buy the bundle at a discounted price while supplies last.  Otherwise, you can pick and choose each item separately.  


Stop by the MFT Blog for links to all of the amazing designs by the rest of the design team.  Leave a comment of each DT Member's Release Day Blog Post for a chance to win a $50 MFT Gift Voucher!


Here are all of the projects that I made with the new Card Kit and Joyful Heart Bears Set!  Thanks so much for dropping by!

If you liked these cards and want some more crafty inspiration, don't forget to check out my INSTAGRAM feed!

Wishing you all a wonderful day and happy card making!

♥ Rachel

Mama Elephant Instagram Hop - Flying With Friends

Hello everyone!  I am so excited to be a part of the very first ever Mama Elephant Instagram Hop!  If you want to join in on the fun and see all of the crafty inspiration and have a chance to win some amazing prizes, head on over to my INSTAGRAM feed to get started!


I have a fun, interactive Double Slider Card today (see quick video below of card in action) that features the brand new and super adorable Flying With Friends Stamp Set.  This set can compliment the previously released Fly With Me Stamp Set or easily stand alone.  To start, I first stamped my images with black ink onto a sheet of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Card Stock.  I then used my Copic Sketch Markers to color them.


Colors Used:

  • Grey: C0, C1, C2, C4, C5
  •  Pink: RV000, RV52, RV55, RV66
  •  Green: G20, YG01, G24, YG67
  •  Teal: BG10, BG11, BG13, BG18
  •  Purple: V000, V01, V04, V06, V09
  •  White: 0, C00, C1, C2, C4

Once I was finished coloring my images, I then used the coordinating dies to cut them out.


Here is a picture of what my card looks like prior to pulling on the interactive reverse slider tab.  To create the hidden slider, you can google videos on Double Slider Cards.  I simply used a craft knife to cut out my slider slots and a strip of a plastic bag for the mechanism itself.  When you pull on the tab, a little mouse with a purple balloon comes floating up out of the clouds!


I blended some Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink for my background sky and then added some clouds cut from white card stock using the Landscape Trio - Creative Cuts.  I used a double layer of 3D Foam Adhesive Tape to attach them to the base of my card (which measures 8.5" x 3.5").  Lastly, I added some small clouds from the Fly With Me Stamp Set that I had also lightly shaded with Copic Markers.



Flying With Friends


I hope you enjoyed my card today!  Don't forget to head on over to INSTAGRAM to join the hop and see the amazing projects created by so many talented designers!

https://mamaelephant.com/

Thank you so much for dropping by!  Wishing you all a wonderful day!

♥ Rachel

MFT Stamps - Heart Art Card Kit - Day 2

Hello!  I'm back with a second card to share with you for the second day of the new Card Kit Release Countdown from MFT Stamps.


For my project today, I used the Heart Trio Shaker Window Dies to create a fun shaker card.  I first diecut a 5.5" x 3" panel from White Card Stock and then diecut both the top and the bottom of this panel with the straight die from the Stitched Scallop Basic Edges 2 Die-namics Set.  Following this, I then used the Heart Trio Shaker Window Die-namics to cut out my row of triple heart windows.


I then added my shaker embellishments in two of the windows and a piece of pink patterned paper from the Sweet Stack Paper Pad behind the heart windows.


I then added a pink stamped heart in the center heart window using the Heart Art Stamp Set and some Ripe Raspberry Premium Dye Ink.  Lastly, I added some pink heart frames using the Mini Heart Shaker Window & Frame Die-namics and a sheet of Ripe Raspberry Prestige Card Stock. 


The Heart Art Card Kit will be available this coming Tuesday, January 22nd at 10AM EST.  Head on over to the MFT Blog and leave a comment there for a chance to win a $25 MFT Gift Voucher.


Thanks so much for dropping by!  If you liked this card and want some more crafty inspiration, don't forget to check out my INSTAGRAM feed!

Wishing you all a lovely day!

♥ Rachel

MFT Stamps - Heart Art Card Kit - Day 1

Hello, everyone!  I have the beautiful Heart Art Card Kit from My Favorite Things to share with you today.  This kit comes with so many options that the designs are practically endless!  I have a few cards to share with you over the next few days to show you how versatile this set is.


Although this kit is mainly filled with gorgeous pastel colors, I went with the bold white, gray, and red variations for my first project.  I first cut a piece of Red Hot Card Stock to 5.5".  I then diecut four white squares using the Stitched Square STAX Die-namics and some White Card Stock.  After this, I added a layer of Steel Grey Card Stock and then once again used the Stitched Square STAX Die-namics to cut some patterned paper.


I then used the Double the Love Die-namics to diecut the word LOVE from both white and red card stock.  I then used that same die to cut the word LOVE from a 3D Foam Creative Sheet so that I could place each piece of double sided foam perfectly behind my letters cut from card stock.  This way, they neatly popped off of the card with some dimension when I attached them.


In the center of my card, I used the Heart Art Stamp Set to stamp the Hugs And Kisses Heart with Red Hot Ink onto Smooth White Card Stock.  I used the Mini Heart Shaker Window & Frame to cut it out.  I then used the frame die from this set to cut out 5 heart frames and glue them together to give the heart some more emphasis.  Lastly, I used a White Gel Pen to add faux stitch lines around the outer edge of my card.



This kit will be available at a special bundle price in limited quantities this coming Tuesday, January 22nd at 10 AM EDT.  Each item will be sold separately at their regular price if you don't wish to buy the entire kit.  Head on over to the MFT Blog and leave a comment there for a chance to win a $25 MFT Gift Voucher!  Also, don't forget to see all of the gorgeous designs done by the rest of the team!


Thanks so much for stopping by!  If you liked this card and want some more crafty inspiration, don't forget to check out my INSTAGRAM feed!

Wishing you all a wonderful day and happy card making!

♥ Rachel

Frilly Frames Polka Dot Dies - Sunny Studio Stamps

Happy Friday, everyone!  I am excited to share with you one of the new and gorgeous Frilly Frames Die Sets today from Sunny Studio Stamps!


I am featuring the Frilly Frames Polka Dot Dies in my card today.  I absolutely love this set.  It's so versatile and adds a lot of detail to your card with just one run through your diecut machine.  For my card, I combined this die set with both the newly released Puppy Parents Stamp Set and the Fancy Frames Circle Dies.


I added some lovely pieces of patterned paper (for the grass and back drop) from the Flirty Flowers Paper Pad.  I love the soft colors and subtle heart patterns on these sheets.  For my images, I stamped them with Copic friendly black ink, colored with Copics and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.  (Copic colors used for the dogs: E30, E31, E23, E25, E29 with R20 for the blush).


I used the grass border die from the Sunny Sentiments Die Set to diecut some grass.  For the background sky, I blended some Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers Diestress Inks.  I also added a few white clouds using the fun Comic Strip Every Day Dies.  Lastly, I heat embossed my sentiment with Super Fine Detail White Embossing Powder onto some Black Card Stock.

Sunny Studio Stamps

Thank you so much for dropping by!  I hope you enjoyed my card today!  If you liked this card and want some more crafty inspiration, don't forget to check out my INSTAGRAM feed!

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

♥ Rachel

My Favorite Things and MISTI

Hello, friends!  My Favorite Things has teamed up with My Sweet Petunia and there are some fun prizes up for grab!  As many of you may already know, My Sweet Petunia is the company behind the MISTI (Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented).  I have created a fun card today, utilizing the MISTI in a couple of different ways.


To be honest, I use the MISTI on almost every card that I make.  It has many purposes, but the one that I use it the most for is repeat stamping.


Unless I am doing no-line coloring, when I stamp my images, I prefer that they have a nice bold black line.  Until I found the MISTI, I could never achieve this with just one single press of a stamping block.  I do still use stamping blocks, but when I am stamping images to color (I used Copics on my images today), I almost always use my MISTI.


 If you look at the images above (from the newly released Rainbows & Unicorns Stamp Set), the top set of pictures shows what my images look like with just one round of stamping with the MISTI.  This is usually how they look when stamping one time with a stamp block.  However, since the MISTI holds your stamps in place, you can repeat your stamping as many times as you like without fear of not stamping exactly where you stamped your image the first time.  The bottom set of images shows what these same images look like when stamped three times.  Another nice feature is that I can stamp multiple images at once (which saves me a lot of time).


Another way that I used the MISTI in my card today was to create a background using the resist embossing technique.  Above, I used the BG Scattered Hearts Background Rubber Cling Stamp and utilized the MISTI to stamp it several times with clear Versamark Embossing Ink.  This allows for good coverage of the ink without missing any areas.


I then covered the stamped hearts with some Clear Embossing Powder and heat set it.  Once it is set with the heat gun, you really can't see what you've done (because the powder is clear) until you apply ink over it.


I love this heart background but I wanted it to be a little more vibrant to go with my scene today.  This is why I did the Resist Embossing Technique.  In order to get my blue sky with white hearts, I then blended some Distress Inks (Tumbled Glass, Broken China, and Mermaid Lagoon) once the clear embossing powder on the hearts had set.


I also used my MISTI in one other way to create this card.  I had cut out some clouds from White Card Stock using the Stitched Cloud Edges Die-namics.  I wanted to stamp my sentiment on one of the cloud strips.  Now, I have to admit, I'm not always the best at stamping my sentiments level with the angles of my card.  Sometimes they're slightly crooked.  However, after discovering the MISTI Creative Corners, that is no longer the case (thank goodness!).  I used the L-shaped ruler that comes in this set to line up my sentiment on my cloud strip, as shown above.  The bar magnet (as seen) is very strong and holds my diecut in place perfectly.


 As you can see, when using this technique, my sentiment is perfectly level with the cut of the cloud.  It just takes the stress out of trying to line things up and failing to do so.




I love my MISTI and have to agree that the MISTI truly is one of the most incredible stamp tools invented!




Now for the prizes up for grab!  My Favorite Things will be giving away THREE $50 My Sweet Petunia Gift Certificates and My Sweet Petunia will be giving away THREE $50 My Favorite Things Gift Certificates.  Head on over to the MFT Blog for all of the details and to check out what other ways the MFT Design Team has used the MISTI on their projects today!


I hope you enjoyed my card!  I appreciate you stopping by!  If you liked this card and want some more crafty inspiration, don't forget to check out my INSTAGRAM feed!

Wishing you all a lovey day!

♥ Rachel

May We Present - MFT Birthday Project Challenge

Hello crafty friends!  This month's Birthday Project Challenge from MFT Stamps is all about creating a birthday card that features one or more presents.  I don't know about you, but I find myself creating birthday cards more often than any other type of card.  I love how this challenge focuses on a different style of birthday card every month.


I created a fun square-shaped card featuring the sweet little girl from the Pure Innocence Happy Birthday to You Stamp Set.  I used some beautiful plaid patterned paper from the Petite Plaid Paper Pack as my background.


I also diecut a piece of white card stock using the Stitched Mini Scallop Square STAX Die-namics and then blended it lightly with Grapesicle, Cement Gray, and Gravel Gray Premium Dye Ink.  Once dry, I then stamped my sentiment at the bottom of this panel using my Misti Stamping Tool and Black Ink.


Lastly, I stamped and colored (with Copic Sketch Markers) my image on a sheet of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Card Stock and used the coordinating die to cut it out.  I then added this image to my card using 3D Foam Adhesive.


 Thank you so much for dropping by!  I hope you enjoyed my card today.  Make sure to stop by the MFT Challenge & Inspiration Blog to see what the rest of the team has created!

 If you liked this card and want some more crafty inspiration, don't forget to check out my INSTAGRAM feed!

Wishing you all a wonderful day and happy card making!

♥ Rachel

 

MFT Stamps - Wednesday Sketch Challenge #420

Hello everyone!  Today starts a brand new Sketch Challenge from My Favorite Things!  I have a fun little card to share with you featuring the BB You Make My Tail Wag Stamp Set.


 I love this cute little dog peeking out from his dog house!  To start, I first stamped my images with Black Ink onto a sheet of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Card Stock.  I then colored them with Copic Sketch Markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.


 I then lightly inked a brick wall to the background of my card using the English Brick Wall Stencil and Cement Gray and Gravel Gray Premium Dye Inks.  I added some strips of paper using some Kraft, Red Hot, and Licorice solid Card Stock as well as a strip of patterned paper from the Black & White Stripes Paper Pack.


I stamped my sentiment onto the strip of Kraft Card Stock with Black Ink.  Lastly, I adhered my images to my card using both liquid adhesive and 3D Foam Adhesive Squares.  I also added a few tufts of grass from the newly released Cutieasaurus Stamp Set.


Here's a look at this week's sketch!  I encourage you to come play along with us for a chance to win a $50 MFT Gift Voucher.  It's also fun to play along and challenge yourself to think of something that will fit the sketch layout.  Head on over to the MFT Challenge & Inspiration Blog for more details and more crafty inspiration from the rest of the participating team members.

 
I hope you enjoyed my card today!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  If you liked this card and want some more crafty inspiration, don't forget to check out my INSTAGRAM feed!

Wishing you all a wonderful day and happy card making!

♥ Rachel