Bumbleberry Papercrafts, Christmas Cards, Uncategorized

Christmas Card Using Avery Elle “A Merry Little Christmas” Set!

Hey lovelies!
Today I’m sharing another Christmas card, this time using Avery Elle’s “A Merry Little Christmas” stamp set!
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I stamped my images using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured them using my alcohol markers, added highlights and details with a white gel pen before fussy cutting them out. I had so much fun colouring up this set, all of the images are just too cute!
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I die cut my base panel using the “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts from Mama Elephant and ink blended it with Broken China Distress Oxide ink. I sprayed the panel with my Distress sprayer and cleaned up the excess water. Once it was fully dry I splattered it with white gold metallic watercolour paint and some white watercolour paint to give the impression of snow falling.
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Once my panel was dry I used my powder tool on it to avoid excess embossing powder sticking to my background. I stamped my sentiment using Versamark ink, coated it in white embossing powder and set with my heat tool. I cut an extra panel from the “Basic Rectangle” Creative Cuts and cut a curved hill shape from it with my scissors. I adhered my hill to my panel and decided placement for my images. I adhered the mouse and bear at the back flat, and popped up the hedgehog, penguin and mouse at the front using 3M Scotch Double Sided Foam Tape before adhering my panel to my card to finish!
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Thanks for reading lovelies! Are you in the Christmas spirit yet? Making all these Christmas cards is really helping mine along this year!

xo

Bumbleberry Papercrafts
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Supplies

Stamps & Dies
Avery Elle “A Merry Little Christmas” Stamp Set
Mama Elephant “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts

Inks
“Broken China” Distress Oxide Ink
Versamark Ink

Adhesives
3M Scotch Double Sided Foam Tape

 

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Friendship Cards, Just Because Cards, Uncategorized

Sending Love With Heffy Doodle “Yappy Happy Mail” Set!

Hey lovelies!
We all love a bit of happy mail don’t we? “Just because” cards are amongst my favourites to send and this set from Heffy Doodle is just perfect to show someone you’re thinking of them!
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I started by stamping my images using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, coloured them with my alcohol markers and fussy cut them out. I used a white gel pen to add highlights and details to my images. I coloured the whole set because it was just too adorable!
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I die cut my base panel using the Mama Elephant “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts and the laced heart from Lawn Fawn “Lacy Heart Stackables” dies. I love layering die cuts on cards to add a little more dimension!
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I blended some Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink on to my heart before splattering it with white gold metallic watercolour paint and some white paint.
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I cut another heart using the Lacy Heart Stackables and trimmed the bottom off to make my hill to ground my images. To add a little extra detail I weaved some red and white twine through the lace around the heart.
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I stamped my sentiment on the white part of my heart using Versafine Onyx Black ink. Once my sentiment was dry I adhered my images to my panel and used a black pen to create the little dotted line between them. I added some red and white twine around the bottom of my rectangle panel, tied a bow and adhered the bow in to place using Ranger Multi Medium Matte adhesive so it wouldn’t move around too much. I adhered the heart to my rectangle panel flat, backed the rectangle with 3M Scotch Double Sided Foam Tape and adhered that to my card base!
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Thanks for reading lovelies! Isn’t this set from Heffy Doodle just adorable? It’s so versatile it could be used for so many occasions!

xo

Bumbleberry Papercrafts
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Blog

Supplies

Stamps & Dies
Heffy Doodle “Yappy Happy Mail” Stamp Set
Mama Elephant “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts
Lawn Fawn “Lacy Heart Stacklables” Dies

Inks
“Worn Lipstick” Distress Oxide Ink

Adhesives
Ranger Multi Medium Matte
3M Scotch Double Sided Foam Tape

 

 

Christmas Cards, Uncategorized

Adorable Christmas Card Using Mama Elephant “Yappy Woofmas” Set!

Hey lovelies!
Are you all preparing for Christmas yet? There have been so many amazing sets being released lately it’s hard not to think about the holidays! I couldn’t wait to dive in to this lot of cuties from the Mama Elephant “Yappy Woofmas” set! I have two dogs of my own, meaning I have a serious soft spot when there’s a new set filled with cute dogs!
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I stamped my images using Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured them using my alcohol markers. I ended up only using three of them for this card and set the others aside for a separate project! I added blush to their cheeks with a pink coloured pencil, as well as details and highlights using a white gel pen before fussy cutting them out.
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I die cut a panel using the Mama Elephant “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts and cut some windows on my panel with the Lawn Fawn “Outside In Stitched Heart Stackables” dies to keep with the stitched theme! Once I was finished with die cutting I splattered some silver and pale gold metallic watercolour paint on my panel, unfortunately this doesn’t show too well in photos but it adds a lovely shimmer to the card when it hits the light!
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I used Evergreen Bough Distress Oxide ink and blended it on to some white card stock before spraying it with my distress sprayer. I cut this in to sections to become the backgrounds of the windows in my panel!
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I stamped my sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s “Winter Skies” set directly on to my panel using Versafine Onyx Black ink, coated it in clear embossing powder and set with my heat tool. I adhered the backgrounds to the smaller hearts directly against the back of the panel, but added some foam tape for the larger heart to add some depth. I popped my little dogs in place and adhered my panel to my card base!
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Thanks for reading lovelies! I’m sure I’m going to get a lot of use from this set this year! There are so many adorable images I haven’t even used yet!

xo

BumbleBerry Papercrafts
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Stamps & Dies
Mama Elephant “Yappy Woofmas” Stamp Set
Lawn Fawn “Winter Skies” Stamp Set
Mama Elephant “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts
Lawn Fawn “Outside In Stitched Heart Stackables” Dies

Inks
“Evergreen Bough” Distress Oxide Ink

Friendship Cards, Just Because Cards, Uncategorized

Cute Firework Scene Using Lawn Fawn and MFT Stamps!

Hey lovelies!
With Guy Fawkes night just around the corner I created this “just because” card using the gorgeous new “Winter Skies” set from Lawn Fawn alongside MFT’s “Fireworks” set! We don’t usually send cards for Guy Fawkes night here, but for me if there’s a celebration that’s reason enough for me to make a card to send to my loved ones!
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I cut a panel using the “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts from Mama Elephant, stamped my fireworks using Versamark ink, coated them in white embossing powder and set with my heat tool. I blended Abandoned Coral, Mermaid Lagoon and Seedless Preserves Distress Ink in small areas all over my panel before blending Black Soot Distress Ink all over keeping it darker towards the edges. I sprayed my panel with my Distress Sprayer and cleaned up the excess water. I splattered the entire panel using white watercolour paint and some metallic gold watercolour paint to give a slight shimmer.
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I stamped my images from Lawn Fawn’s “Winter Skies” set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured them using my alcohol markers. I fussy cut them out and added some highlights with a white gel pen. To ground my images I cut a panel the same size as my background from black card stock, and cut a simple hill shape using my scissors before adhering everything in to place.
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I cut a larger panel from white card stock using the “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts to frame my smaller panel and stamped it with fireworks using Iced Spruce Distress Oxide Ink. I used my powder tool on the black hill piece of my card, stamped my sentiment from Neat and Tangled’s “Beavers Eh” stamp set, heat embossed it with white embossing powder and adhered everything to my card base!
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Thanks for reading lovelies! I definitely love how well these two sets work together! I feel like this would be a great idea for New Year cards too!

xo

Bumbleberry Papercrafts
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Supplies

Stamps & Dies
Lawn Fawn “Winter Skies” Stamp Set
My Favorite Things “Fireworks” Stamp Set
Neat and Tangled “Beavers Eh” Stamp Set
Mama Elephant “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts

Inks
Memento “Tuxedo Black” Ink
Versamark Ink
Distress Ink Minis Kit #13 (Abandoned Coral & Mermaid Lagoon)
Distress Ink Minis Kit #2 (Seedless Preserves)
Distress Ink Minis Kit #3 (Black Soot)
“Iced Spruce” Distress Oxide Ink

Bumbleberry Papercrafts, Christmas Cards, Uncategorized

Simple Christmas Cards Using Mama Elephant’s “Little Agenda” Sets!

Hello there lovelies!
Time to dust off my laptop and get back to blogging! I took a short break but I’m back now, with exciting news! I’m thrilled to share with you that I have joined a group of talented crafters on the Bumbleberry Papercrafts design team! Bumbleberry’s is a UK based store that carries quality craft supplies from leading American brands, so if you’re like me and reside in the UK but struggle to find some of your favourite brands without paying a fortune in shipping – head on over to the shop to have a look around!
Today I have a mini set of 3 Christmas cards to share with you as my first project at Bumbleberry’s, anybody else find themselves panicking about how many cards you have to make in the small amount of time you have before the holidays? The Little Agenda stamps are a perfect solution to this, the images are small enough so colouring is over in a flash! Paired with the Basic Rectangle Creative Cuts also from Mama Elephant made creating these so incredibly quick and easy!
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I stamped these adorable snowmen from the Little Snowman Agenda set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured them using my alcohol markers. I added some highlights using a white gel pen before fussy cutting them out.
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I cut my panel and the window using the Basic Rectangle Creative Cuts from Mama Elephant. I prepped my panel using my powder tool, stamped my sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Christmas Dreams stamp set in Versafine Onyx Black ink, coated it in clear embossing powder before setting it with my heat tool.
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Now that my front panel was ready, I blended some Broken China Distress Oxide Ink on a strip of white card stock, distressed it using my distress sprayer and cleaned up the excess water. I adhered it to the back of my panel, popped my little snowmen in to place and adhered it to my card base!
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I cut multiple panels at once in order to make this a mini set of 3! Here are the other two cards I created using the Little Reindeer Agenda and Little Santa Agenda sets:
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I changed up the background colour each time to give them a slightly different feel!
Thanks for reading lovelies! I’m so excited to be working with Bumbleberry Papercrafts and to see what the other talented ladies on the team will create too! Be sure to head on over to the website and blog to find more inspiration!

xo

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Supplies:

Stamps & Dies:
Mama Elephant “Little Snowman Agenda” Stamp Set
Mama Elephant “Little Reindeer Agenda” Stamp Set
Mama Elephant “Little Santa Agenda” Stamp Set
Lawn Fawn “Christmas Dreams” Stamp Set
Mama Elephant “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts

Inks:
Memento “Tuxedo Black” Ink
“Broken China” Distress Oxide Ink
“Evergreen Bough” Distress Oxide Ink
Distress Ink Minis Kit #13 (Abandoned Coral)

Birthday Cards, Uncategorized

Cute Dragon Birthday Card Using Mama Elephant Stamps!

Hello lovelies! ❤ If you follow my Instagram (@brodiecreations) you may know I recently got a couple of new stamp sets, including the Me and My Dragon and Dragon Wishes sets from Mama Elephant! These stamps are so adorable I had to break them out for my little brother’s birthday card this year! He turns 10 today and I’m completely gobsmacked at how fast he’s growing up!

~Tools and products used will be listed at the end of this blog post!~

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I stamped my images using Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black ink as I wanted to use my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers to colour the dragons for this card. I decided to stick to blues and greens for the smaller dragons so the reds and oranges in the larger dragon would be the main focus. Once my images were all coloured, I added some white highlights as well as some dotting for details using my white gel pen then fussy cut them out leaving a thin white border.

I created my card base from white card stock and cut my panel slightly smaller on all sides. I knew as the colour of the images were quite bold I wanted to go for a softer sky background. I used my Ranger/Tim Holtz Salty Ocean and Picked Raspberry distress inks to softly ink blend some colour on to my background, I didn’t need the coverage to be perfect as I felt like it added to the feel of the card. I distressed it slightly with my distress sprayer and dried the droplets with a paper towel. I die cut some clouds from white card stock and adhered them on to my panel using my usual tape runner, trimming off any excess that hung over the edges.

For the sentiment I took some black card stock and prepped it with my EK Success powder tool, stamped my sentiment with Tsukineko Versamark ink and heat embossed it with Altenew Pure White embossing powder. I trimmed it in to a small strip and cut a fish tail at the end before adhering it to the left side of my card just above where I wanted the main dragon to go.

To finish up I adhered the smaller dragons using my tape runner, then backed the large dragon, flame and the cake with foam tape then adhered them to my panel. I backed the entire panel in foam tape and adhered it directly to my card base before dotting some Nuvo Glow Drops all over.

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Thank you for reading lovelies! ❤ I had so much fun playing with these new stamps! I’m definitely going to be getting a lot of use out of these cuties, so expect more posts using them in the future! The Nuvo Glow Drops were a first for me, I’ve had them in my stash for a little while but I never found quite the right time to use them. I wasn’t sure what to expect but wow! I didn’t expect them to glow so bright!

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xo

~Supplies & Links~

**Not all supplies can be listed as they’re from local craft stores, but you can easily find similar things online as they’re pretty common!**

STAMPS:

Mama Elephant “Me and My Dragon”

Mama Elephant “Dragon Wishes”

CARDSTOCK/PAPER:

Hobbycraft White Premium Smooth Card Stock (300gsm)

INKS:

Ranger/Tim Holtz Salty Ocean Distress Ink

Ranger/Tim Holtz Picked Raspberry Distress Ink

Tsukineko Versamark Watermark Ink

Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

FOAM TAPE:

3M Scotch R Double Sided Foam Tape

POWDER TOOL:

EK Success Powder Tool

INK BLENDING:

Ranger/Tim Holtz Ink Blending Tool

PAPER TRIMMER:

Tonic Studios Guillotine Trimmer

EMBOSSING POWDER:

Altenew Pure White

EMBELLISHMENTS:

Nuvo Glow Drops “Blue Crush”

Thank You Cards, Uncategorized, Watercolour Cards

Easy Colourful Thank You Card!

Hey lovelies! ❤

Today I wanted to share with you a thank you card I made for my mum using the Mama Elephant – Botanic Thanks stamp set! I made this card for my mum to let her know how much I appreciate her and that I was thinking of her, she lives all the way back home in Scotland so I don’t get to see her very often at the moment!

~Tools and products used will be listed at the end of this blog post!~

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I started by taking some watercolour paper and placing it in my Tonic Studios/Tim Holtz stamping platform, knowing I would definitely have to stamp at least twice I adhered it to the base of the platform with washi tape as well as using the magnets for extra grip. I lined my stamp up so it was straight and used my EK Success powder tool over the surface of the paper so I would have no issues with embossing powder getting stuck where I don’t want it! I inked up my stamp at least 4 times in the process with Versafine Onyx Black ink, the stamp is extremely detailed (it’s beautiful!) so it took a few more times than usual, making sure to get every little detail crisp and clear! Once I had a good impression, I coated it with Papermania clear embossing powder and set it with my heat tool (making sure to lift it off the platform for this, we don’t want it melting!).

I trimmed my watercolour paper down to the size I wanted, to fit as a central strip across the front of my A2 card base. I then adhered the panel to my glass mat with washi tape (very little on the top and bottom!) to try prevent too much warping/curling of the paper while I painted. Time to have fun playing with colour! I chose a very bright palette for this card, as my mum has always been my best friend and the reason for a lot of warm, happy memories so I wanted to reflect that here. I tend to add the colour concentrated where I want my shadows to be, then I lightly drag the colour outwards with a small amount of water to blend and colour the rest of the image. I decided as the rest of the panel was pretty bold, to go with a simple gold metallic for the lettering to give it a little shimmer. Very simple watercolouring but gives what I feel is a lovely result!

Once I’d finished painting and I was waiting for it to dry, (I prefer to leave it to dry naturally when it comes to large pieces with intricate details like this!), I heat embossed the small sentiment in the set ‘for being you’ with Altenew Pure White embossing powder on black card stock, trimmed it in to a small strip ready to be adhered when the panel was finished! When the paint was dry, I added some details with a white chalk marker. I love the effect this gives and feel it really can add that little bit extra to your makes! Wether it’s dots or highlights, it’s something I use quite often!

I adhered a black matte paper to my card base to give contrast to the white of the watercolour paper and then adhered the panel in the centre of the card. To finish it off I added some Love From Lizi gold peel offs above and below the panel, for that extra sparkle!

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Thank you so much for reading lovelies! I had a blast making this card, it took me from being slightly intimidated by watercolour to being head over heels in love with the medium. Let me know what you think below! ❤

xo

~Supplies & Links~

**Not all supplies can be listed as they’re from local craft stores, but you can easily find similar things online as they’re pretty common!**

STAMPS:

Mama Elephant “Botanic Thanks”

EMBOSSING POWDER:

Altenew Pure White

WATERCOLOUR PAINT:

Gansai Tambi “Starry Colors”

STICKERS:

Love from Lizi Gold Peel Offs

CARD/PAPER:

Hobbycraft White Premium Smooth Card Stock (300gsm)

INK:

Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black Ink

Tsukineko Versamark Watermark Ink

POWDER TOOL:

EK Success Powder Tool

STAMPING PLATFORM:

Tonic Studios/Tim Holtz Stamping Platform