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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!

Mama Elephant Products I Used:

I hope you love this card as much as I do. Thank you 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 «
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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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Anything Goes | Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

By on October 31, 2018

Hello friends! This will be my last post guest designing for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. I had a lot of fun challenging myself to make cards with in the themes. Thank you, Lorraine, for the opportunity! This week’s theme is “Anything Goes”. I decided to make a simple card using a beautiful die from Simon Says Stamps.


The thing I love the most about intricate dies are that you can do very little work and get a lot of impact. This card is relatively simple but oh so gorgeous!

I started by die cutting the amazing Simon Says Stamp Heart of Roses wafer die onto metallic rose gold paper. I then die cut a piece of pattern paper that coordinates perfectly with my die cut because of the rose gold metallic brush stroke details it in to A2 size.

For my sentiment, I used Versamark ink and WOW Embossing powder in Rose Glintz to stamp “Hello, Gorgeous” from Pretty Pink Posh Love Sentiments clear stamps set.

I adhere the wafer heart die and a few Pretty Pink Posh rose gold sequins onto the panel and my design is complete. I adhere the entire thing onto a top-folding A2 card base and that’s it! By combining beautiful dies with beautiful pattern paper, I was able to make a gorgeously detailed card under an hour’s time!

I had a lot of fun making this and I hope I inspired you to join in the fun at Simon Says Stamp this week! As with any challenge, there’s an amazing prize up for grabs! The generous folks over at Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $50 gift voucher to shop at (Further details can be found on the Simon Says Stamp challenge page.)

50dollar_voucher_600pxProducts I Used:

Simon Says Stamp

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Pretty Pink Posh January Release | Blog Hop

By on January 11, 2018

Pretty Pink Posh January Blog Hop

Hello and thank you for joining us today for Pretty Pink Posh’s 4th birthday blog hop! I’m sure you have seen a lot of great things from the talented participants already and am so honored and excited to get to share what I came up with!

I made two cards today that are relatively simple to highlight a few of the new items from this release. Here is my first card:

Pretty Pink Posh Cupid Valentine's Day Card

Supplies Used:

I love this sweet pair of cupids from the new release. I had a great time coloring them with Copic markers. After I finished coloring, I cut them perfectly out with the coordinating dies. I’m pretty good at fussy cutting, but something about the utter perfection if die cutting out images just is so satisfying for me! Haha, nerd alert. Okay, moving on.

I cut the smaller frame from the Scallop Frames die set with Bristol smooth paper. For the inner piece, I stamped the large, beautiful sentiment that comes with the stamp set with Versa mark and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I then did some emboss resist with Distress Inks in Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar and Dried Marigold.

I prepped an A2 card base with the pattern paper cut slightly smaller than the base so a little white frame shows. I’m really into that look right now but am not great at photographing it quite yet. Still a work in progress!

I cut really thin strips of foam tape and put it all around the frame to pop it up to add dimension. I then popped up the two cupids on foam tape as well and adhered the droplets and confetti in the inner panel for some interest and shine! The cupid wings received a generous amount of clear Wink of Stella and this card is complete! On to card #2:

Pretty Pink Posh Valentine's Day card

Supplie I Used

For my second card, I did something a little different than my usual. There are no stamped & colored images on this…which is shocking for me. I used the exclusive Damask Greetings stamp from Simon Says Stamp’s Stamptember collaboration with PPP and stamped it with Hero arts Unicorn pigment ink onto Kraft paper. I don’t think this stamp set is in stock anymore so for those of you who didn’t get a chance to scoop this one up for your stash, a easy solution would be to pick any little stamp, maybe solid hearts from the previous Cupid Friends stamp set I didn’t use would be perfect for this! (I think I will plan out a card doing this next now to think of it!)

I cut the love shaker die out of the background I just made and I also cut it out of white card stock. I saved the little pieces inbetween and inlay the white die into the Kraft background. I stamped a greeting form everyday greeting onto pink paper with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I popped that onto with some foam tape. I tied a piece of pink twine around the entire piece and mount it with fun foam for a dimensional look to a top folding A2 card base. You will see, I cut the Kraft paper down a little bit to leave that white board around that I like so much right now. This card wasn’t too much work but I feel it gives a nice elegant impact.

That is it from me!  As of any party, check out the fun gifts and goodies Pretty Pink Posh has lined up for their birthday celebrations:

Pretty Pink Posh Gifts and Goodies

AND, if you spend over $60, you can get this beautiful set that came out with this release for FREE….

Pretty Pink Posh Free Gifts

Don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win some more goodies and keeping hopping along for more chances to win. Just in case you lose your place, I’ve listed all of today’s participants below. Thanks again for stopping by!

Today’s line up:

Thi Lam <– You are here.

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