Monday, 27 March 2017

My Favorite Things: Sushi Date - You're the one I want to order sushi with.


Hello and welcome. Today I'm sharing this pop up box card I made over the weekend featuring the new Sushi Date from My Favorite Things. I love sushi and just couldn't wait to play with this adorable and fun set. It will appeal to the sushi lovers and who doesn't love pandas? hehe.

The set has coordinating dies that makes it all quick and easy to make without any fussy cutting. The images have been coloured in with copics and stamped initially with Memento Tuxedo black ink as it's copic friendly.

The set has some cute and quirky sentiments with play on words on the sushi theme. The sentiment has been stamped with Versafine onyx black ink and have framed it with the stitched window using the new Die-namics slider channel companion windows die. It's main use is to make a peekaboo frame that reveals a hidden message once you slide it across, but in this example have used it purely for decorative purposes and still works well.

The woodgrain images used is an retired stamp by Stampin' Up! appropriately named Woodgrain and gives the perfect detail and texture to the Crumb Cake base and still on trend.

This pop up box card has been entered in the Card and Craft shop "Anything Goes" challenge on their Facebook page. Check out the page to see the creative entries and for more inspiration.

I hope you enjoyed and found inspiration. This is an awesome set and lots of fun to use allowing you to create your own unique sushi inspired cards. :)

Thank you for stopping by and hope to see you next time. Happy Crafting! :)

Products Used:

• My Favorite Things - Sushi Date stamp and dies
• My Favorite Things - Dienamic Slider Channel Companion Window dies
• Woodgrain - Stampin' Up! (Retired)
• Card in a box template

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Crazy Craftrers Blog Hop with Special Guest Rachel Tessman

Hello and welcome to the Crazy Crafter's blog hop. We are so honoured to have a very special guest the wonderful and talented Rachel Tessman from the U.S. joining us. As part of the hop we get to CASE (Copy and Selectively Edit) any card or project by Rachel. 

It was a hard choice, as all her cards and projects are amazing. As it's nearing Easter, I thought it would be great to make something special for the occasion and use one of my favourite sets from the Occasions catalogue. 

As as result, I found two gorgeous projects by Rachel using this fabulous bundle and have greatly inspired me to create a fun 3D project.

Here are the projects I have CASED from Rachel... they're so adorable. :) 

Click here for Rachel's original post. 

Click here for Rachel's original post

Both these projects are just amazing and a great way to use the Basket Bunch bundle.

Here are my projects incorporating the elements that Rachel has used on her projects.

I have created a Card in a box pop up and a 3D carrot box chocolate Easter eggs holder using the Cutie Pie Thinlits dies.

This was the original tag made for the carrot box and have later changed it to the one below as it suited the cute bunny that covers up the original sentiment. Both can work as an alternative.

This is all the stamped and coloured images. I have stamped three sets using the MISTI tool as it's more efficient and economical doing it this way and is on hand to make the project and have some left over for future use. Colouring the images is so much fun and the best part is die cutting them out.

Memento Tuxedo black ink has been used to stamp the images and have coloured them in with Copic markers.

These images just look great when they are displayed in a pop up card such as the box card. 

Emerald Envy patterned paper from the 2016-2018 In Color DSP stack has been used for the base card and not only is it sturdy enough to hold everything in place, it's also double sided and can use it to great effect. I have a template available to make this card and it's quite easy to make once you get the hang of it. The great thing is it folds flat and fits in both an A2 and C6 envelope. Just have to ensure that nothing sticks out over the back panel. 

I have also decorated the back and included the cute bunny with his basket and carrot along with the row of Easter eggs from the front. I have used the sentiment from Suite Saying stamps and it suits the occasion for well wishes. 

Here are a few more photos of the Cutie Pie Thinlits dies made into a carrot box chocolate Easter eggs holder.

Cardstock used is Pumpkin Pie. The Cutie pie thinlits die is so versatile and makes the cutest little favors or treat boxes that can be used for any celebratory occasion. 

The cut out window feature is just great in this die, as it allows you to see the goodies inside. I have used Window sheets and gives a smart and neat finish. Best to use wrapped chocolates/confectionary or have them in a plastic bag to keep them sanitary. :)   

As mentioned before this is the updated version with the newer sentiment. The brown (Crumb Cake cardstock) tag is from the Tags and Labels framelits dies and the white penant tag with the sentiment is from Gift Card Envelope and Trim thinlits dies. You can easily make one without having this die. 

This is the back of the box. I have just tied Emerald Envy ruched ribbon to replicate a stylised carrot top. Tying a bow took some time lol as takes practice but got there in the end. The linen thread or twine is the best and very forgiving hehe. The box has been sealed using Tear and Tape on the edges. 

I hope you have enjoyed and found inspiration. It was such a pleasure CASEing Rachel's gorgeous projects and allowed me to make use the sets on hand in a creative way and get more use out of them. The Basket Bunch bundle is truly versatile and is a winner with the cutesy images and the coordinating dies brings them to life. Perfect for Spring imagery! :) 

Make sure you continue to hop around and see all the wonderful projects made by the Crazy Crafters team that are sure to inspire. Just follow the line up below and enjoy!

Thank you for stopping by and hope to see you next time. Happy Crafting! :) 

Products Used:

• Basket Bunch Bundle
• Cutie Pie Thinlits Dies
• Tags & Labels Framelits Dies
• Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits Dies
• 2016-2018 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack - (Emerald Envy)
• Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
• Copic Markers

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Tiny Ninjas - Thank you card

Hello and welcome. I thought I'd share this Thank you card using the Tiny Ninjas set by Mama Elephant. It's such a cute and fun set and the coordinating dies makes it's so easy. I wanted to make some Asian inspired cards especially Japanese and have cased a card I made a while back using the Artistically Asian set (pictured in the back with the bamboo in in pink and grey). The Tiny Ninjas are so easy to colour in, as all you need to do is just colour their sash, faces and hands. I have used copics to colour them in and used Simon Says Stamp Intense black as it's designed for alcohol based markers. Memento ink would be perfect too.

The light grey and pink/magenta is a great colour combo and perfect for the ninja setting. I have retained the same ink blending with the bamboo but have used Tim Holtz distress ink (Picked Rasberry) to create the water droplet effects. The same tone on tone stamping has been done to the front panel with bamboos.

The reversed scalloped circle frame is the Columbus Circle frame tag die from Mama Elephant. It's such a stunning die and has so many creative possibilities. It adds so much dimension and showcases the ninjas so well as they jump out of the frame.

I particularly love the sentiment in Japanese with the English translation, all the small cute details really makes this such a great set as with all the Mama Elephant sets. To add contrast, I have white heat embossed the Japanese script and makes it stand out. Versafine Onyx black ink has been used for both the sentiment and the black bamboo as it gives such a crisp dark impression everytime.

The background theme has been carried inside the card with the cute ninja flying out holding the flower bouquet. I have also used clear glossy accents over the flower and the little card on the front and clear wink of Stella on the ninjas for added shine. Combining the sets with the Asian theme really adds so much interest to this card. I will surely be making and exploring a few more Asian inspired cards designs as it's such a fun and aesthetically pleasing theme for me personally. I hope you enjoyed and found inspiration.  Create something you love to do. Thank you so much for stopping by and hope to see you next time. Happy Crafting! :) 

Products Used:
• Mama Elephant - Tiny Ninjas stamps and dies
• Mama Elephant - Framed Tags - Columbus Circle Creative Cuts.
• Artistically Asian - Stampin' Up!
• Smoky Slate ink and cardstock
• Picked Raspberry Tim Holtz Distress Ink
• Versafine Onxy Balck Ink
• Simon Says Stamp Intense Black
• Mini round Ink blending Tool

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Encouragement Cards for Live Love Cards - March Challenge: Cards for Kids.

Hello and welcome. Today's cards have been created and entered in Live Love Cards March Challenge - Card for Kids run by Darlene DeVries to be sent to foster kids charity. The Up and Away stamp set from Mama Elephant is perfect with the cute little critters and the uplifting sentiments to brighten the recipient's day. 

Here are the three cards using the images from the set to make a clean and simple card, yet fun using bright happy colours of the rainbow.

All images are stamped in Simon Says Stamp intense black ink and coloured in with Prismacolor pencils. Gamsol has been used to blend out the colouring to achieve a smooth finished look.

The square and circle frames that each critter is on is the Stitched framelit dies from Stampin' Up!

Ink blending has been applied to each one using Tim Holtz distress inks - Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean. Love the how these inks react to water and have spritz a few to get that subtle effect.

The splatter effect is the Gorgeous Grunge set from Stampin' Up! and is my go to create an interest to an otherwise plain background and gives that artsy feel.

The balloons has been stamped first on the card and then die cut out with the coordinating die and placed over the top. The little clouds is using the Simple Puffy Clouds frame die and just love that it's just the outline for a subtle effect. 

The last two cards are quite similar in design and have played around with the sentiment placement.
Love the design of the sentiments and works so well with the images. Versafine Onyx ink has been used as it gives such a dark crisp black impression every time. 

It was so much fun creating these cards. The Up and Away set is a joy to use with the coordinating dies that saves hand cutting and can make so many at once in no time. I hope you enjoyed the cards and found inspiration. Creating cards for charity is such a great cause and will be donating more in the future. :) 

Thank you for stopping by and hope to see you next time. Happy Crafting! :) 

Products used:

• Mama Elephant - Up and Away stamps and dies
• Stitched Framelits Dies - Stampin' Up!
• Gorgeous Grunge stamp - Stampin' Up!
• Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
• Versafine Onyx Black Ink
• Prismacolor Pencils
• Gamsol
• Paper Stump Pencil - Spectrum Noir
• Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean
• Whisper White cardstock - Stampin' Up!

Monday, 13 March 2017

Hi There! Critters Down Under featuring Scalloped Box Card by Lawn Fawn

Hello there! Here are two new cards using the cute Critters Down Under set and dies by Lawn Fawn. I have also made a card in a box using the new Scalloped Box card die by Lawn Fawn. It's so much fun to use and the creative possibilities are endless with this awesome die.

I just love all the images by Lawn Fawn and it's so wonderful they made one with Australian animals - too cute! The card design has been inspired by Nichol Spohr and you can take a look here for her fabulous video tutorial on her gorgeous card. 

The Down Under Critters have been coloured in using Prisma Colour pencils and Gamsol with a paper pencil stump and it's such a great technique to get a smooth blended finish. All credits to Nichol for this fabulous technique - it's amazing to try out!

The sky background used is from Serene Scenery dsp pack by Stampin' Up! and is the perfect backdrop to complete the scene. Old Olive cardstock by Stampin' Up! is used for the grass and all the elements have been die cut using Lawn Fawn's Grassy Border die as well as the coordinating dies for the Critters Down Under.

The stitched rectangle is a die from Memory Box that I have had for a while and it just gives a lovely handmade finished look. There are a lot similar ones available in the market and Lawn Fawn has their own range.

The sentiment is from Chit Chat by Lawn Fawn and has been die cut using the coordinating Chit Chat die speech bubble. It has been white heat embossed on vellum. The little heart is also part of the Chit Chat set and has been gold heat embossed.

Here are more images of the card...

Now for the 3D version using the new Scalloped Box card die:

I just adore this new die and makes it so easy to create this fun pop up card that is just so eye catching.

Cardstock used is Crumb Cake and the striped patterened paper is a retired Going Places dsp by Stampin' Up! but you can use anything similar that you desire. The sky background and pond with the cute platypus is from the Serene Scenery dsp that were left over pieces. 

I have gone with colours of the Australian bush that are rather muted and compliments the Australiana fauna.

I decided to also decorate the back and isn't just so cute with the little Koala. 

I hope you have enjoyed  both these projects and have found inspiration. These cards are a delight to used and by adding custom sentiment would be perfect for the occasion. I would love to hear your thoughts and if you have any questions please send me a message or comment below.

Thank you so much for stopping by and hope to see you next time. Have a creative day! :) 

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Elphie Selfie with Pop Up Scalloped Box Card - Wish Big

Hello and welcome. Today I'm sharing this wonderful new card in a box and stamp set from Lawn Fawn. I love 3D cards and especially the card in a box. When I saw this fabulous card I just couldn't wait to make it myself and have Cased Kelly Marie Alvarez. Click here for the video tutorial intro. This particular sample is also on the back of the Scalloped Box card die as a guide.

The new Scalloped Box card die, makes it so much easier to create this cute pop up card and is a breeze to assemble. I have also used the new Elphie Selfie stamp set and the new Perfectly Plaid Rainbow 12x12 double sided patterned paper. I just love all these sets, they are well thought out and all the elements to create the scene are in the sets.

The grass is created using the Grassy Border from Lawn Fawn and is an additional item to complete the scene. The green and light blue cardstock is Cucumber Crush and Pool Party from Stampin' Up!

The images are coloured in with Copic markers and stamped in with Simon Says Stamp Intense Black and is copic friendly.

I hope you enjoyed and found inspiration. The Elfie Selfie stamps is a fabulous set with many sentiments that can be used for many occasions such as Hello, Thank you and Congrats as well as Birthdays. I will surely be making more and having the Scalloped box card allows you to create the most adorable pop up scenes in a card in a box that folds flat and fits perfectly in an A2 or C6 envelope. If you would like any more information please message me or leave a comment below.

Thank you for stopping by and hope to see you next time. Happy Crafting! :) 

Friday, 3 March 2017

March Tutorial Bundle Design Team Blog Hop

Hello and thank you for joining the Tutorial Bundle Design team blog hop today. We are a group of 12 demonstrators from around the world that have created a bundle of tutorials that will be released on the 1st of every month for six months.

Today we wanted to show you a sneak peek of our designs for this month. There are 12 varied and amazing cards/projects that will sure to inspire and is available now. All measurements are in both metric and imperial and is offered both A4 and letter size for ease of printing.

The cost for the tutorial bundle is:

$20 AUD
$15 USD
$20 CA

However you can get this FREE with any order placed through me during this month. :)  

The card I worked on is the Avant Garden set from Sale-a-bration. Here are some ideas that the set can be used. It's a wonderful floral set and looks great teamed with the colours of the season. I have used the bright and cheery soft pastel colours of Spring.

All three cards features the Crazy About You stamp set and the coordinating Hello You Thinlits dies.This set is fabulous and gives you a tonne of sentiments that you can use for many occasions, using a combination of die cut and stamped sentiments.

The card on the left is tone on tone stamping of the outlined flower using Pool Party ink and cardstock.

The card in the middle is multi stamping of the full block images using Peekaboo Peach, Blushing Bride for the flowers and Pool Party and Mint Macaron for the leaves. 

The card on the right is a watercolouring of the outlined flowers in similar colours using Gansai Tambi watercolours on Arches smooth watercolour paper. The speckles is from the Avant Garden set and has been stamped with Pool Party ink. 

The Avant Garden is truly versatile and looks great with any sets of your choice and just by dressing it up can really give you a wow finish. You can get the set for FREE with a purchase of $90 from Sale-A-Bration.

I hope you have enjoyed the card and have enticed you to see more of what you can do with this amazing set by purchasing the tutorial bundle. If you would like to purchase the bundle please click here and is also available at the end of the post. 

Make sure you continue to hop all the way around and see all the amazing inspirations from the rest of our team below, showcasing a similar concept to their projects in the bundle. Currently you are at my blog: Juana Ambida. - next up is the talented Kimberly Van Diepen 

Enjoy! Thank you so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting! :)

Products Used:

• Avant-Garden - (Photopolymer) - 143272 
• Crazy About You - (Photopolymer) - 137137
• Hello You Thinlits Dies - 137363

March Tutorial Bundle
12 exclusive tutorials for $20 AUD. Tutorial will be emailed within 24-48hours upon receiving payment. All currencies accepted. PayPal will do the conversion for you.