Not my circus, not my monkeys

Hi!!

I have a fun pop-up box card to share with you today featuring Mama Elephant “Little Monkey Agenda” stamps and dies. These monkeys are the cutest!! The idea behind this card is the saying “not my circus, not my monkeys”, which I think is super funny.

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I began inking some Bristol paper to have an striped pattern, which gives the look of circus, and run it through my Big Shot using Lawn Fawn “scalloped box card pop-up” dies. I decorated the outside with the first part of the proverb using Neat and Tangled “Journaling Alphas” dies. I covered the letters with Glossy Accents after I glued them and added the little Son GokĹ«, the Monkey King 🙂

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I added a lot of monkeys from Mama Elephant ” Little Monkey Agenda” stamps and dies to the inside of the card. Some of them are hanging from the tightrope, some others are making acrobatics… I wanted to have a lot of things going on here!

The second part of the expression is on the front flap. I used Lawn Fawn “Harold’s ABCs” stamps to spell it, stamping it on a white panel with Versafine Onyx black ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.

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I decorated the lateral flaps with more monkeys!

I love how this card tuned out. I think it is super fun! I hope you like it too!!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Easter pop-up box

Hola!

As always, I’m late with the celebrations and today I’m sharing an Easter project featuring Neat and Tangled “Cottontail cuties” stamps. I made a pop-up box for my mother-in-law, who asked me for a project to display in her living room.

I like to use patterned paper for my pop-up boxes and in this case I made one using Neat and Tangled “Scandinavian prints” stamps. I stamped some of the images on one side of a piece of light blue cardstock with Lawn Fawn Blue Jay ink and used Lawn Fawn “Scalloped pop-up box” dies on it. For the grass, I used Lawn Fawn “Grassy border” die on light green cardstock and adhered this pieces to the inside panels.

Next, I stamped the super cute images from “Cottontail cuties” on Bristol paper using Versafine Onyx black ink. I colored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and fussy cut everything. I glued the two girls and the bunny to the inside panels and kept the other bunny for the sentiment panel, for which I used light yellow cardstock. I stamped “Happy Easter” with Versafine Onyx black ink and adhered the bunny to this panel and the panel to the pop-up box.

I felt the pop-up box was not complete, and I decided to add some clouds I die cut using Lawn Fawn “Simple puffy clouds” and “Simple puffy cloud frames” dies.

I hope you had a happy Easter.

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Mermaid Party

Hi!!

Today’s project is a party ensemble for Neat and Tangled Throwdown – Party Ensemble Challenge. I was missing Little Tangles challenges, so I was super happy when I read about this challenge. Plus, I love Elena’s party decorations!

Now, let’s see some pictures of my project!

I made four party elements: a banner, some candy boxes, some bottle labels and the cupcake toppers. I went for a mermaid themed party, because “Mermazing” is one of the last Neat and Tangled stamp set I got and I love it!

I knew this mermaids were going to make great cupcake toppers. I was going to buy some beautiful cupcakes to have super pretty pictures of my party decorations, but my sister suggested me to make them myself. These are my first cupcakes ever… and the result is so bad! I didn’t know using a piping bag was so hard!! I was doing it so badly I decided to spread the buttercream with a knife… and well, as you can see, these are the ugliest cupcakes ever! But I hope you like my mermaids, which I colored with alcohol markers. Note to self: practice more hair coloring and baking.

For the bottle labels I stamped the waves with white pigment ink on light blue cardstock and fussy cut the edge. I used Lawn Fawn “Stitched borders” dies to add the dotted detail. The whale is so cute!! I think it is my favorite image from the stamp set.

I made the candy boxes using a milk carton die from Sizzix. I used brown and blue cardstock and acetate. To make the sandy hills I used Lawn Fawn “Stitched hillside borders” dies and to make the wavy edge on the blue cardstock, Mama Elephant “Ocean waves trio” dies. I used my Crop-A-Dile to make the holes to thread the twine. The tag is made with Lawn Fawn “Simple puffy clouds” dies, where I stamped the girls’ names using Concord and 9th “Perfectly Penned” stamp set. I decorated the boxes with the seahorse, the fish, the starfish and the seashell.

My favorite element from this party ensemble is the banner. I used Lawn Fawn “Stitched party banners” dies on lilac and blue cardstock and made my own patterned paper stamping the little images with white pigment ink. The word “Splash!” was spelled using Neat and Tangled “Journaling alphas” dies on white cardstock.

Last, I want to show you a card I made using the same stamp set. I couldn’t take pictures of it with the rest of the party elements because I had to give it to a little girl for her birthday, but this card is the one that inspired this party ensemble.

I made a shaker card using, besides Neat and Tangled “Mermazing” stamps and dies, some patterned paper from Lawn Fawn “Let’s polka in the dark” collection and Mama Elephant “All prettied up” dies. The sequins are from Little Things from Lucy’s Cards: this is the Clear Mint Sequin Mix.

I want to thank my sister, since I’m taking part in this challenge because she encouraged me to do so. She is the best!! Always super supportive of me! I hope you like my party decorations. If you haven’t yet, go check the entries to this challenge, because they are all wonderful and very inspiring.

Have a great day!!