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MAMA ELEPHANT Stackable Cuties | Stamp Highlight

By on January 22, 2019

Hello! I’m back today with a card highlighting Mama Elephant Stackable Cuties. These little guys really live up to their names! I had a hard time trying to figure out which 4 of them I wanted to use on my design today.

I started by stamping out the images with Copic-friendly ink so that I could color them with Copic markers. After I finished coloring, I die cut them with Stacked Cuties Creative Cuts.

I went through my stash and decided to pair my colored cuties with the Framed Tags – Chelsea Creative Cuts frame and window for a clean and simple look. I die cut the largest panel and the four window dies onto some teal paper for my background. I also decided on adding the Hello Friend Script Creative Cuts to the bottom to balance my card out as well as serve as the main sentiment.

After all the parts were done. I assembled my card by popping the background teal panel onto the base with a generous amount of foam tape. Next, I also adhered my cuties into each window with foam tape so that it sat at the same level as the background. Lastly, I glued on the Hello Friend Script under the window and I felt something was still missing. I decided to stamp out two of the speech bubble sentiments with black ink and fussy cut these and glued them on with wet glue as well and this finished my card so nicely!

That’s it for today’s card. As always, thank you for stopping by!

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LAWN FAWN Sweet Friends | Valentine’s Day Swap

By on January 19, 2019

I am participating in a Valentine’s Day swap from a Facebook group I am a member of. I thought it would be fun to make something and share it with a fellow Lawn Fawn fan.

I decided to use Sweet Friends stamp set since I haven’t had a chance to since I got it for my birthday last year.

As usual, I stamped and colored my images with Copics and die cut with coordinating dies. I then pulled up a few fun Lawn Fawn dies and created a background out of them.

It was a fairly simple card with a lot of impact due to the beautiful Lawn Fawn dies. A list of products I used are below. Thanks for stopping by and letting me share my creation with you!


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MAMA ELEPHANT Friendship Sentiments | Stamp Highlights

By on January 18, 2019

Hello again, crafty friends! Today I am sharing a “Girl Power” card highlighting Friendship Sentiments from Mama Elephant’s January release. This is a great set of very unique and sweet sentiments for those besties in your life. I was drawn to this one and decided to pair it with the girls from She’s So Lovely that Mama Elephant released a few months ago.

To start, I stamped all the images with Copic-friendly ink and colored with Copic markers. After I finished coloring, I cut out the images with She’s So Lovely Creative Cuts and put them aside to work on my background

For today’s background, I decided to play with my watercolors. I chose colors that coordinated with the way I colored each of the girls and just did some really simple swipes of color and water until I liked the results. I then splatter on what I had left and let my background dry.

This was the perfect time to stamp my sentiment and prep my images. I prepared some black card stock and heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder. While my background was drying, I prepped the girls and the sentiment with some foam tape to add dimension to my card.

I adhered a few clear confetti on to my card and it’s finished! Thank you so much for stopping by today! Don’t forget to visit Mama Elephant’s blog to see the amazing inspiration from the rest of the design team.

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MAMA ELEPHANT Flying With Friends | Stamp Highlight

By on January 17, 2019

Hello, crafty friends! Today I am sharing another card I made with images from Mama Elephant Flying With Friends.

First, I colored my images with Copic markers and die cut with their coordinating dies.

Next, I die cut an A2 size piece of Kraft paper with the oldie but goodie Mama Elephant Columbus Circle die. I wanted to keep the design simple but still interesting and this die is the answer to all that!

 

Then, I ink blended a background in Distress Ink Worn Lipstick and Dried Marigold. I put this behind my craft piece and my background is finished.

Lastly, I popped up my background panel onto an A2 card back, adhere my critters with foam tape, splattered some white paint for more interest, adhered a few sequins and my card is finished!

Thank you for stopping by and don’t forget to visit the Mama Elephant blog and the other designers to see more amazing inspiration!

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MAMA ELEPHANT Stampede| January Release: Flying Friends

By on January 15, 2019
 

Thank you for visiting today for Mama Elephant’s January release Designer Blog Hop! The first release of the year from Mama Elephant definitely started things right! So much cuteness, you guys. I can’t wait to show you everything that I made! But let’s start with this card featuring Mama Elephant Flying Friends stamp set paired with the Cloudy Day Cover Creative Cuts cover plate die.

I stamped all my images out and colored with Copic markers. I then die cut with coordinating dies and set my images aside for later.
Next, I die cut the Cloudy Day Cover Creative Cuts out of Bristol Smooth paper. I did a little masking to ink blend each of my clouds in different Distress Ink colors to coordinate the way I colored my balloons: Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral and Dried Marigold.
This new die has a very unique look where there’s a thin cut out behind the cuts where you can tuck things behind the clouds. I decided to back it with some gold glitter paper and this might have been my best decision in 2019 so far. Haha. It looks amazing in person. I wish I was a better photographer so I can show you how beautiful this is!
Before I put the card together, I remembered to stamp my sentiment which is always a small victory each time I make a card! I stamped the sentiment with Versamark and embossed with gold embossing powder to match the gold glitter paper.
Lastly, I adhered all the images onto my card based with a tape runner keeping this card relatively flat since I already had plans to mail it to a special friend. I thought the card still could use a little something, so I added the star confetti and my card is complete!
I hope you like my card and that you have a good time checking out all the new goodies and the beautiful inspiration from the talented design team! Don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win the prizes below!
 
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!

Keeway Tsao | Laura Bassen | Nichol Spohr

Thi Lam | Amy Yang | Vera Rhuhay

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PRETTY PINK POSH |Crocus Flowers Love Card

By on January 12, 2019

Hey there, crafty friends! Today I am sharing this floral card I made using Pretty Pink Posh Crocus Flowers from the January 2019 Release. If you know me, you know I’m not that comfortable with floral images, but I love the way they look and PPP has some of the prettiest images around!

I didn’t know what a crocus was, so I looked it up on Pinterest and it looks like the purpler variety was the most common. Again, if you knew me, purple is my favorite color so it was a match made in heaven! I began by coloring the crocus flowers with Copic markers and die cut them with their coordinating dies.

For the background, I actually watercolored a background before hand in purple, blues and pinks. I’m no where a pro at watercoloring so I always think these messy watercolor backgrounds will be the way to go, but I always end up messing with it too much in an attempt to control what I should not control. Haha. So my colors blended way more than I wanted, which means it’s basically just purple but I think it’s still cute enough to use. I’ll get them at the next one! 🙂

I arranged and adhere the flowers onto my base and of course forgot to stamp the sentiment. I put the panel into my Misti and stamped a sentiment from Encouraging Words stamp set. Thank goodness for the Misti! I popped this entire panel onto a A2 card base with strong tape runner. To finish the card, I added a few Pretty Pink Posh jewels and my card is complete!

Thank you for stopping by!

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MAMA ELEPHANT Hogs and Kisses | Stamp Highlight

By on November 26, 2018

Hello, friends! Today’s card I made highlights the adorable Hogs and Kisses from Mama Elephant’s November release. How sweet are these little piggies?!

I started by die cutting the large frame from Frame Tags – Waverly Creative Cuts (Also from this release), masked off the border and ink blended with Distress Ink in Peacock Feathers and Tumbled Glass. I was heavy handed on top and faded down into white. My favorite technique! After the Distress Ink was dry, I stamped and embossed the sweet sentiment, “SMOOCHES! Love you pig time” So cute and punny!

Next I colored my images with Copic markers and die cut them with coordinating dies. I popped these little guys on with foam tape for dimension and my card is complete!

Mama Elephant Products I Used:

Thanks it from me today! Thank you for letting me send some inspiration over to you! Hogs and Kisses from me!

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MAMA ELEPHANT Sending Hugs | Stamp Highlight

By on November 21, 2018

Hello there! Today’s card highlights Mama Elephant Sending Hugs stamp set. I paid it with the Flip Slider Creative Cuts from a previous release and the Little Bear Agenda from this month’s release! Cuteness overload!

I started by stamping out my bears with Versafine Antique Sepia and coloring with Zig markers. I cut with coordinating dies and set these little guys aside. Then, I die cut the large frame from Framed Tags – Chelsea, mask out the border and ink blended with Distress Ink in Candied Apple, Worn Lipstick and Dried Marigold. After this piece was completely dried, I stamped the large and beautiful, “Sending Hugs” sentiment onto my panel with Versamark ink. I heated embossed with white embossing powder until everything was smooth and melted.

Now it was time to put my flip slider together. I die cut everything in white card stock. I ink blended the four large rectangles with the same coordinating Distress Inks I used for the background. I added Tattered Rose to coordinate with the 3 colors I originally blended with. Then I used the Lots of Letters stamps to spell out PULL on the end of the tab. I put the entire thing together and glued the bears I colored on each square.

That’s it and I have a fun interactive card for you!

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I hope you love this card as much as I do. Thank you for stopping by!

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MAMA ELEPHANT Heart in Bloom | Stamp Highlight

By on November 20, 2018

Today we are highlighting Mama Elephant Heart in Bloom from the current release. How gorgeous is this large image? I’m more of a critter gal than flowers but I love the unique heart shape of this large stamp and decided to highlight it on my project today.

I stamped the large heart with Versamark and heat embossed with silver embossing powder. I then positioned the sentiment and did the same embossing technique. Then, I took one a few Zig markers in purples and blues and colored with them and a water pen.

I used the coordinating die to die cut the image and a piece of fun foam which I mounted my colored image on.

Then I die cut the new Woodgrain Cover Creative Cuts as well as the thin frame from Dotted Details Creative Cuts to create my background. I finished my card with a few clear droplets from Pretty Pink Posh and my card is finished.

I hope you liked my card! Thanks for stopping by!

 

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MAMA ELEPHANT Stampede | November Release

By on November 15, 2018
Mama Elephant Stampede - Little Bear Agenda
 
 
The newest Mama Elephant release is now live and available for purchase in the store! Today I made a card highlighting the new and super adorable Little Bears Agenda stamp set and Circle Grid Creative Cuts. I kept it very simple to highlight both of these super cute new items!
 
I started by die cutting some red card stock with the Circle Grid Creative Cuts. I love these perfect little circles! The die cuts out an A2-sized panel with a stitched border and 12 equal-sized circles. I mounted the back of the panel with foam tape and adhered it to a top-folding A2 card base.
 
 
Next, I stamped and colored 12 adorable little bears from Little Bears Agenda stamp set. I only used 3 Zig markers (beige, wine red and pink carmine), and a water brush to color these little guys. After I was finished, I die cut with coordinating dies and added some white gel pen details.
 
I arranged the images into each circle and popped them up with foam tape as well. I added just a few sequins here and there to add a little peeks of shine to my card design and my card is finished!
 
 
Don’t forget to leave a comment to enter the giveaway! Also, check out what the other uber talented designers made by following the links below!
 
Have an amazing day!
 
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!


Thi Lam | Amy Yang | Vera RhuhayKeeway Tsao | Laura Bassen | Nichol Spohr

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