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Book Worm Stamp Highlight | Mama Elephant

By on June 18, 2018

Mama Elephant Book Worms

Hello, crafty friends! Today I want to share a project I made with the newly released, Mama Elephant Book Worm stamp set!  Being an avid reader myself (I am a book junkie), I was so excited to see that Mama Elephant made this set! I have so many ideas with this – expect to see a few more projects in the future! Let’s begin on today’s card!

First, I stamped out all the adorable images onto cardstock with Copic-friendly ink. I colored everything with Copic markers. I stamped a few images from the previously released, Me and My Dragon to finish a scene I had in mind. I had an idea that my little friends here would be reading about a great dragon adventure! After I finished coloring, I die cut everything with coordinating dies. While I had my Cuttlebug out, I also die cut the thought bubble from the Speech Trio Creative Cuts out of white card stock and put that aside for later.

Next, I moved on to some ink blending for a background for my card. I cut some masking paper and masked off what would be the sky off and ink blended below with Distress Inks in Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn to make a grassy hill. I used the negative from my masking paper to cover the grass and ink blended the sky with Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass and Broken China.

After the background dried completely, I heat emboss a sentiment from Book Worm with white embossing powder onto the grass.

I finished this relatively easy card by adhere my speech bubble first with a tape runner. Then I added all the critters on by popping them up with foam squares. A few Pretty Pink Posh confetti mix, some glossy accents on the puppy’s glasses and my card is finished!

I love how it looks like the little critters from Book Worm are reading a story about a boy flying his pet dragon! It just cracks me up!

I hope you liked my card today and thank you for stopping by!

 

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Mama Elephant | June Stampede

By on June 15, 2018
 

Welcome to the Mama Elephant Design Team blog hop!

Our newest release is now live and available for purchase in the store!



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Hello crafty friends! So excited to tell you that I will be guest designing for Mama Elephant for another month! It’s been a dream come true and this release did not disappoint! I want to share this project I made with a few of the new goodies. Let’s get started!

I made this adorable box card using the new 3D Pop Up Card Creative Cut featuring the new Dandelion Wishes stamp set! This is my first time making a box card. I have always been super intimidated about making one but this die makes it unbelievable easy and perfect!

First, I die cut the box on colored cardstock twice and set it aside. I decided it would be easiest to adhere everything while it was still flat. I die cut the inside pieces with Bristol smooth cardstock so I can do some ink blending. I blended Distress Ink in Twisted Citron and Crushed Olive on the outer edges and faded to white in the middle for all the panels. I sent this aside to start on my images.

Next, I stamped out images from Dandelion Wishes and colored with alcohol markers. I decided to go with cool colors on this projects and stuck with yellows, greens and blues. I even had a little fun and creative liberty on my mushrooms. I don’t think you’ll ever find mushrooms in these colors in real life…which is a shame if you ask me! 🙂

Next, I put the box card together with strong score tape and adhered all the images to the box. The grass and the fence also came with the 3D Pop Up Card Creative Cut and worked perfectly with Dandelion Wishes.

That is it from me. Please enjoy all the inspiration from the other amazing designers on this blop hop. The Mama Elephant June release is too cute for words!

Also, don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win some prizes! Thanks for stopping by!

 

 
To celebrate the new release, Mama Elephant is picking 3 winners to win their choice of stamp set! Winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the Stampede. You have up to 4 chances to qualify to win!


» 1. Leave a comment on this blog post «
» 2. Like/share us on Facebook: facebook.com/mamaelephant «
» 3. Follow/tweet us on Twitter: twitter.com/heymamaelephant «
» 4. Follow/tweet us on Instagram: instagram.com/mamaelephant «

 
Each action qualifies for one entry, max 4 entries per stampeder please!


Now let’s get on with the Stampede with our designers!

June’s Special Guest Designer: Keeway Tsao
Nichol Spohr | Amy Yang | Pamela Ho
June’s Special Guest Designer: Thi Lam
Vera Rhuhay | Laura Bassen |
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Pretty Pink Posh June Release Blog Hop

By on June 14, 2018

Hi crafty friends! I hope you’re enjoying the blog hop so far. This release has the cutest products and the inspiration is always amazing!

Today I made a card featuring Pretty Pink Posh School Friends. It’s kind of funny to be making this card on my kids’ last week of school but I couldn’t resist these sweet images.

The Process

First, I colored all the images with Copic markers. I then die cut out the images with their coordinating dies.

Then, I die cut the Scalloped Frames dies onto Bristol smooth card stock paper to make a chalkboard out if it. I decided to go with a vintage green to give it a softer look. I used Distress Inks for the chalk board and the frame. The chalk board is Distress Ink in Twisted Citron and the edges are Mowed Lawn to give it a little dimension with a slight gradient. The board is Distress Ink Gathered Twigs. I kept it darker around the outside and lighter inside for the same gradient look.

I embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder to look like it was written in chalk. I finished the card by popping all the images with foam tape to add a little interest to a relatively simple card.

And that’s my finish card. I hope you like it!

Don’t forget to leave a comment below for a chance to win some great prizes!

The Prizes

  • There are 4 $25 gift certificates up for grabs (two winners each day). Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop. Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PDT on 6/19/2018. Winners will be announced on the PPP blog.
  • Spend over $60 and receive a not-yet-released Congrats Script die with purchase. Details below.

Thank you for stopping by and continue to hop along for amazing inspiration from the talented designers:

Blog Hop Participants:

 

Pretty Pink Posh blog 
Yoonsun Hur
Ardyth Percy- Robb
Rachel Alvarado
Gemma C.
Keeway Tsao
Heather Hoffman
Thi Lam
Angelica Conrad
Mindy Baxter
Amy Yang 

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May Designer Series – Mama Elephant

By on June 4, 2018

Hello everybody! Thi here and I am so honored and excited to be sharing with you this Designer Series project featuring She’s So Lovely and Pocket Envie Creative Cuts.

Today I will be making a window card to showcase the cute Pocket Evie. I started by stamping out these adorable little girls from She’s So Lovely on white cardstock and colored with Copic markers. After I finished coloring, I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

Next, I die cut a frame with the scallop die from Femme Frames Creative Cuts out of white card stock. I then cut a window in this piece with the Basic Rectangles Creative Cuts. I made a A2 top-folding card based and used the same rectangle die and cut a window in the card base.

Then, I cut the envelope from Pocket Envie Creative Cuts out of some colored card stock. The card stock that I used has two different colors on either side. I cut the Dainty Bow Creative Cuts in the same card stock but used the other side for contrast. Then, I cut out the little note card from Pocket Envie Creative Cuts and heat embossed the “Celebrating You” sentiment from She’s So Lovely. I even left space to write a note since the envelope with be taking up most of the space inside the card.

Now it’s time to assemble the card! I popped the frame I made up with foam tape and carefully align it to the opening on the card base. The dimension added with the foam tape here is important since it gives the dainty bow some room inside the frame. This allows you to put the completed card in an envelope and the bow won’t completely get crushed.

I then used the frame I cut out as a guide to adhere the envelope in the center of the card. I then glued the 3 little girls onto the front of the card and finished off with some hearts from the new Lots of Hearts Creative Cuts.

That’s it from me. I hope you like my project and that I inspired you . Thank you for stopping by!

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