Bumbleberry Papercrafts, Christmas Cards, Shaker Cards, Uncategorized

Holiday Shaker Card Using Mama Elephant’s “Snow Friends” Stamp Set!

Hey lovelies!
I have a holiday shaker card to share with you this week, this time using Mama Elephant’s “Snow Friends” stamp set!
I cut my panels and window from white card stock using Mama Elephant’s “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts. I cut a hill shape from the panel I had left from cutting my window and shaded it with a grey alcohol marker and blender pen. I cut some acetate down to size and adhered it to the back of my frame using Scor-Tape and adhered my hill panel in to place.
I secured some white card stock in my Misti stamping tool and stamped my images using Gina K’s Amalgam Jet Black ink. I coloured them using my alcohol markers, adding highlights and details using a white gel pen. I fussy cut them out and popped them up on my panel using 3M Scotch Double Sided Foam Tape.
I blended the panel I cut using the largest of Mama Elephant’s “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts using Shaded Lilac and Broken China Distress Oxide Inks. I distressed the panel using a paint brush and some water, cleaning up the excess water before also splattering my panel with white metallic paint. I doubled up my 3M Scotch Double Sided Foam Tape on the back of my main panel to allow room for my sequins to move inside my card, I dusted my window and the inside of the foam tape as well as my splattered panel using my powder tool to ensure they wouldn’t cling to any particular spots. I added my sequins and sealed off my shaker with my splattered panel.
I stamped my sentiment with Gina K’s Amalgam Jet Black ink using my Misti stamping tool and cut it out using the smallest of Honey Bee Stamps’ “Double Stitched Circles” Honey Cuts. I popped it up in the top right hand corner using 3M Scotch Double Sided Foam Tape again before adhering my panel to my card base.
P53 ME Snow Friends
Thanks for reading lovelies! I’ll see you next week with another card.

Bumbleberry Papercrafts


Stamps & Dies
Mama Elephant “Snow Friends” Stamp Set
Mama Elephant “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts
Honey Bee Stamps “Double Stitched Circles” Honey Cuts

Gina K Amalgam Jet Black Ink
Broken China Distress Oxide Ink
Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide Ink

Misti Stamping Tool

1/2″ Scor-Tape
3M Scotch Double Sided Foam Tape

Birthday Cards, Bumbleberry Papercrafts, Shaker Cards, Uncategorized

Birthday Shaker Card Using Avery Elle’s “Phonomenal” Stamp Set!

Hey lovelies!
This week I’m sharing a shaker card I made for a friend’s birthday using the Avery Elle “Phonomenal” stamp set! We all know how much I love food stamps by now so these were a must have for me!
I stamped my images using Gina K’s Amalgam Jet Black ink and coloured them with my alcohol markers. I used a white gel pen to add details and highlights before fussy cutting them all out. I used a craft knife to cut slits between the noodles so I could tuck my ingredients in to place and adhered them using Scor-Tape.
I cut two panels from white card stock using the Mama Elephant “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts, in the smaller panel I cut the slots out using one of the dies from Avery Elle’s “Focal Point Stripes” Elle-ments. I took the larger of the panels and a piece of white card stock I cut big enough to cover the back of my window, I blended them both with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink. I distressed these panels with my distress sprayer and cleaned up the excess water.
I adhered acetate to the back of my window area with Scor-Tape and used 3M Scotch Double Sided Foam Tape to frame the window to keep the sequins in place. I dusted the inside of the window including the edges of the foam tape with my powder tool applicator to allow the sequins to move around more freely without getting stuck. I chose some iridescent sequins and hearts to fill my shaker and adhered the panel I prepared earlier to trap them inside.
I secured a strip of white card stock in my Misti stamping tool and stamped my sentiment using Gina K’s Amalgam Jet Black ink and trimmed it in to a banner shape.
I adhered my panels together using Scor-Tape, also adhering my images flat to my window panel with it. I popped up my sentiment across the bowl using foam tape before adhering everything to my card base with Scor-Tape.
P29 AE Phonomenal
Thanks for reading lovelies! I won’t be here next week with another card as I’ll be spending time travelling around Scotland to gigs and spending time with my family, but I’ll be back again on May 12th! See you then!

Bumbleberry Papercrafts


Stamps & Dies
Avery Elle “Phonomenal” Stamp Set
Mama Elephant “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts
Avery Elle “Focal Point Stripes” Elle-Ments

Gina K Amalgam Jet Black Ink
Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink

Misti Stamping Tool

1/2″ Scor-Tape
3M Scotch Double Sided Foam Tape

Birthday Cards, Uncategorized

Hooray! All Yeti Another Year Older? Birthday Shaker Using Craftin Desert Divas Products!

Hey lovelies!
It was my best friend in the world Kit’s birthday last month (you should go check out her blog if you’re a Disney or cosplay lover), so of course I had to whip up a shaker especially for her! We don’t live close to each other, which means we don’t get to see each other nearly enough. For most of us in the crafting community sending our handmade cards/gifts is our way of showing love to those we’re closest to!
We’re more like sisters than friends, and our sense of humour definitely reflects that. So I just had to use these cute images with the cheekiness of the “all yeti another year older?” sentiment as a little reminder to her that we’re growing older together!
I stamped these cute yetis from Craftin Desert Divas “Yeti To Party” set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, coloured them using my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and fussy cut them out. I added some rosy cheeks with a pink pencil and details with my white gelly roll pen.
Spectrum Noir markers used:
Yeti: IB1 (face and legs) BG3 & GG1 (horns) GT1 (nails) GG1 (shading on fur)
Presents: CR2, FS8, GB1, LY1, LG1 & LG2
I cut a panel from heavy weight white card stock using the Crazy Stitched Frame dies, and cut a window out using the Inside Scalloped Circle dies both from Craftin Desert Divas. I removed the scalloped frame part of the window as I just wanted a simple circle this time. I cut another panel of white card and blended it with Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide ink for the background of my window before spraying it with my distress sprayer and drying up the excess water with a paper towel.
I took a piece of scrap card stock I had leftover from a previous project big enough for the sentiment die. I blended Broken China and Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide inks to create an ombre effect, I distressed it using my distress sprayer and mopped up the excess water. I took the “Hooray” sentiment die from the Torn Paper dies by Craftin Desert Divas and ran it through my die cutting machine.
I adhered my die cut sentiment using Ranger Multi Medium Matte adhesive and set a stamping block on top until it was completely dry. I stamped “All YETI another year older?” below my die cut sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black ink. After backing my window with acetate I adhered my yetis to the acetate (slotted just under the bottom of my window) using some double sided score tape and got ready to create my shaker panel.
I used double sided foam tape to surround the back of my window and backed the rest of my panel with it too. I used my EK Success powder tool around the edges of the foam tape on the inside section of my circle, I feel this helps the sequins move around easier! I used Pastel Paradise and True Love sequins from Craftin Desert Divas to fill my shaker, removed the backing from my foam tape and adhered my ink blended background panel to seal it all in. I backed my panel with double sided score tape and adhered to my card base!
Thanks for reading lovelies! I’ll be resuming my Halloween posts on the next one, I’m definitely not bored of them yet! ❤



Stamps & Dies:
Craftin Desert Divas “Yeti To Party” Stamp Set
Craftin Desert Divas Crazy Stitched Frame Dies
Craftin Desert Divas Inside Scalloped Circle Dies
Craftin Desert Divas Torn Paper Dies

Hobbycraft White Premium Smooth Card(300gsm)

Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide Ink
Broken China Distress Oxide Ink
Versafine Onyx Black Ink

Craftin Desert Divas Pastel Paradise Sequins
Craftin Desert Divas True Love Sequins
Sakura Gelly Roll Medium Point Pen(White)

Tonic Studios Guillotine Trimmer
Sizzix Big Shot Machine
3M Scotch R Double Sided Foam Tape
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer

Craftin Desert Divas!, Friendship Cards, Just Because Cards, Shaker Cards, Uncategorized, Watercolour Cards

Craftin Desert Divas July Sneak Peek “Good Times”!

Hey there lovelies! ❤

Today I have something exciting to share with you, if you’ve been following the July sneak peek post’s over on the Craftin Desert Divas’ Blog you’ve already seen some incredibly cute creations from the rest of the team, and today I finally get to share with you one of my own using the brand new set “Good Times”!

CDD Good Times Sneak Peak Blog July 18

For this card I stamped my images from what would be in the foreground first (so the mouse, fox and the picnic) on watercolour paper using Ranger Archival Jet Black ink, I then stamped the images again on some post it notes and fussy cut them out to create masks. Once I laid the masks over the images, I proceeded to stamp the tree with the badger where I wanted it before carefully removing the masks. I used watercolour paints to paint my characters, the picnic and the tree. I used salty ocean and mowed lawn distress inks to watercolour my sky and my grass. I then cut down a panel of white card stock, die cut my window using the circle from the “Shake It Up Dies” and adhered over my scene using foam tape. I stamped my sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black ink, coated with clear embossing powder and heat set it before cutting in to a thin sentiment banner and adhering it to the upper left portion of my panel. To finish I adhered my scene to my card base using double sided tape.

There we have it! The sneak peeks are officially wrapping up, what are your thoughts?! I had so much fun playing with this set and also the Brighter Days set (I have posted photos of my projects using those on my Instagram and Facebook Page if you would like to check those out), and I’m sure you will too if you decide to purchase! This month’s entire release is so adorable, be sure to head over to the other Design Team members’ blogs to check out some more inspiration using all the wonderful products that are releasing later today (3pm EST)!



Craftin Desert Divas:


CDD Sneak Peek Day 5 Blog Post!


Good Times Stamp Set

Shake It Up Dies

Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black Ink

Powder Tool Applicator

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Birthday Cards, Shaker Cards, Uncategorized, Watercolour Cards

Coffee Themed Shaker Card!

Hello lovelies! Hope you’re all well! ❤

One of my favourite things in life is coffee, I’m about a Lorelei Gilmore on the addiction scale. My wonderful friend Anna, over at Anna Kim Designs, it’s her birthday today! (Her blog is also crafty, so if you love crafts like I do, go say hello, Happy Birthday and tell her I sent you!) Anna is about as addicted to coffee and sparkly things as I am, so naturally when thinking of what card to create for her, I instantly reached for the Simon Says Stamp – Coffee and Tea stamp set! I feel like it sums us, and our friendship up perfectly! ❤

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


As it’s such a special occasion, I definitely had to make a shaker for that extra little sparkle! So I started by choosing which sequins I felt would go well with the theme and settled with some copper, gold, and light gold ones! From there I trimmed my panel down to fit my card base, only leaving a little bit for a black matte border. I stamped the coffee mugs and take out cups in Ranger Archival black ink all over in a random pattern, centred a circle die towards the top of the panel and ran it through my Big Shot. Once that was done, I splattered gold watercolour paint from the Gansai Tambi “Starry colors” and Ranger/Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink (using the same water, so the ink is sparkly!) to mimic the colour of coffee! I stamped an additional coffee mug, painted it with watercolour then cut it out by hand.

For the sentiments I used a mix from the Simon Says Stamp – Coffee and Tea set and the Lawn Fawn – Elphie Selfie set. I cut down a piece of heat resistant acetate to fit behind my circle window, lined the stamp up in my Tim Holtz stamping platform before removing the panel so I wouldn’t get any embossing powder stuck to it. I used my EK Success powder tool to try stop the powder from clinging to anywhere that I didn’t want it to, in my experience embossing powder especially loves acetate! Once I had a good impression I used Altenew’s Pure White embossing powder and heat set it with my heat tool. I used the same embossing powder for the “have an unforgettable day” sentiment, only I stamped it on some black card stock and trimmed it in to a thin strip. I cut the edge at a slight angle and adhered it towards the bottom of the panel.

Once my sentiments were all embossed and ready, I attached the acetate to the back of my shaker window, added the yellow coffee mug to the front of the shaker window in the centre, lined the circle window with 3M foam tape on the back (doubled up!) and used my powder tool on the inside edges so the sequins could move around more easily. I put my choice of sparkly bits in the window, cut down a square of the kraft patterned paper with white stripes from DCWV, and adhered it to the foam tape, trapping the sequins inside! I gave it a good shake to make sure none of them tried to make the great escape (I’ve had a very sparkly craft room before haha!) I backed the entire back of the panel with foam tape, adhered a black mat to my card base and then the panel centred on top of it!


To sum things up, I’d like to wish Anna (my lil stalk of corn!) a VERY Happy Birthday! I wish I could be there to celebrate with you girl, but be sure to know I’m sending you a huge hug across the miles! ❤

Well that’s it lovelies, thank you all for reading! Let me know what you think down below! ❤


 ~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!**


Simon Says Stamp “Coffee and Tea”

Lawn Fawn “Elphie Selfie”


DCWV “Black & White Foil” Patterned Paper

Hobbycraft White Premium Smooth Card (300gsm)


Ranger/Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink

Ranger Archival “Jet Black” Ink

Tsukineko Versamark “Watermark” Ink


Gansai Tambi “Starry Colors” Watercolour Paint


3M Scotch R Double Sided Foam Tape


EK Success Powder Tool


Altenew Pure White


Tonic Studios/Tim Holtz Stamping Platform