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MAMA ELEPHANT Stampede | October Release

By on October 15, 2018
 

Welcome to the Mama Elephant Design Team blog hop! Today I’m sharing two cards I made with the new Mama Elephant Bright Lights stamp set.

For my first card, I heat embossed the string lights with white embossing powder then ink blended a soft, light blue background. I then stamped the light bulbs with red dye ink and fussy cut them so I can pop them up for dimension.

Next, I die cut some Bristol paper with Cloud Nine Creative Cuts and Framed Tags – Union Square Creative Cuts to create an interesting frame. I ink blended with Distress Ink in Candy Apple and Spun Sugar. Then, I splatter paint onto it for even more interest. I finished the cover by heat embossing the sentiment after the panel was completely dry.

I adhere the entire think on with foam tape and this card is finished!

For my next card, I heat embossed the string lights in silver and then the oblong bulbs in gold. I had that Christmas song, “Silver and Gold” stuck in my head and decided I wanted to make an non-traditional Christmas card. After I finished embossing, I ink blended in purples and pinks to get a elegant background.

For my sentiment, I die cut Oh Joy Halo Script from last month’s release in glitter paper and the halo in vellum. Next, I took a sentiment from Bright Lights and heat embossed in silver onto black paper. If I was to do this again, I would use a dark purple…but I didn’t have any, so black it is!

I adhered that onto my card and it’s complete!

So there you have it. Two relatively easy Christmas cards – two completely different looks and both equally fun and adorable!

Don’t forget to leave a message for a chance to win some amazing prizes! Keep hopping along with our amazing designers. You will find the list at the end of this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

The entire October release is now live and available for purchase in the store: www.mamaelephant.com

 
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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Yappy Woofmas! | Mama Elephant September Stampede

By on September 17, 2018

Hello and welcome to the Mama Elephant #celebrating6years Anniversary Release Stampede! The wait is finally over and I am so excited to share with you my project I made today for the big celebration. Stop by the Mama Elephant online store to see and purchase the entire release! Read until the end for amazing sales and giveaways.

Today’s card I made features Yappy Woofmas! I am totally a dog person so I was super excited to see Mama Elephant came out with a Christmas dog stamp set!

I stamped the images from the Yappy Woofmas stamp set onto Bristol smooth card stock. I colored everything with Zig markers. I didn’t really have a color palette in mind when I started. I just looked up cute puppies on Google and tried different coloring techniques to get a variety of dogs. It was so fun to see the results! After I finished coloring, I die cut everything with coordinating dies.

For the background, I kept it simple and used the new Fancy Door Frame creative cuts. It cuts out a perfect A2 background when you use the entire thing, but the door and the frame can be separated. The door opens and shuts as well but I didn’t utilize this feature today…but I will soon enough! I adhered the frame and door to an A2 cardbase and my background is done!

I adhered the images on with foam tape for dimension and added a few jewels onto the wreath for some fun shine.

For the inside of my card, I built a little scene with more adorable images from Yappy Woofmas. I inked up a little background with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide then adhere the images with my tape runner. Lastly, I stamped a sentiment from the new and beautiful Scripty Xmas sentiment stamps. I found this sentiment to be a perfect fit with the door in the front.

That’s it for my card. Here’s a quick recap of all the Mama Elephant supplies that I used:

Please keep reading to learn more about all the great promotions and giveaways Mama Elephant has for their huge 6th anniversary celebration. Also, check out the list of amazing designers and continue hopping along below!

 
 
From 9/15 – 9/17
10% off entire store! No code required!
 
From 9/15 – 9/30
Spend $100* – receive 1 free ‘Color Me Letters’ 4×6 stamp set.
Spend $150* – receive 1 free ‘Color Me Letters’ 4×6 stamp set and ‘Hilly THANKS’ dies.
Spend $200* – receive 1 free ‘Color Me Letters’ 4×6 stamp set, ‘Hilly THANKS’ dies, and ‘Hilly HELLO’ dies.
 
Please read all the fine print carefully! 🙂

*Subtotal amount must be met before any shipping fees/tax/customs.
Free item(s) valid only a single order/transaction.
Limit one of each free offer per order.
Orders cannot be combined. New orders only.
Limit one free offer per customer/order.
We reserve the right to cancel/modify orders.
Free offer valid 9/15-9/30 or while supplies last!
 
To celebrate this mega anniversary release, we are giving away of ten $25 ME gift certificates throughout the 3 day stampede! Winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the Stampede. Winners will be announced on the last day of Stamp Highlights. 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/comment on Instagram: instagram.com/mamaelephant «
 
Each action qualifies for one entry, max 4 entries per stampeder please!
 
Joining us on this wild ride of a stampede are our favorite crafty designer friends! Please visit them to see what they did with the new goodies!
 
And that’s a wrap to the 3 day mega stampede! Make sure you checked out Day 1 and DAY 2! Thanks all for joining us! The celebration continues all month long!

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Pretty Pink Posh September Release

By on September 14, 2018

Pretty Pink Posh September 2018 Blog Hop

Pretty Pink Posh September 2018 Release

Hello, crafty friends! Thank you for hopping along with us! Are you enjoying what you’re seeing?! I’m certainly am! This fall release from Pretty Pink Posh is amazing! I really couldn’t pick a favorite from the lot, but I decided to start with the sweet images from Pumpkin Patch Critter Friends because I’m just a critters girl. I love me some adorable critters and these are  perfect for the upcoming fall.

I started my card by stamping out the images I wanted to use with Versamark Vintage Sepia ink onto Bristol smooth cardstock. I knew I was going to color with Zigs today. Lately, I’ve been really feeling my Zigs. I just love the way it blends on Bristol paper but it’s also very quick to blend. Real life has been very busy with the new school year, so I love how fast I can color with Zigs.

Any who, I then die cut everything with their coordinating dies and set them aside for later.

I cut an A2 size background also out of Bristol smooth paper and ink blended from the bottom up with Distress Ink in Peacock Feathers. I added more pressure in the bottom and faded up to white. I then flicked on some Peacock Feathers splatters onto of my blending and my background is done.

After the background was completely dry, I used Versamark ink and heat emboss the sentiment that comes with this stamp set in gold embossing powder.

I adhered all my critters onto the card with foam tape and finished with some beautiful gold jewels and my card is finished.

Again, this card is relatively simple but really packs a punch w/ the beautiful images and jewels!

Thank you for stopping by! I hope I inspired you to make some fun fall cards soon!

Giveaway

Don’t forget! 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 PST on 9/18/2018. Winners will be announced on the PPP blog.

Hop along with all the amazing designers today and don’t forget to leave comments for more chances to win in the giveaway:

Pretty Pink Posh blog
Yana Smakula
Alix Davis
Jeanne Jachna
Crystal Thompson
Mindy Eggen
Joni Andaya
Caly Person
Melody Rupple
Lexa Levana
Thi Lam <– You are here –>
Suzy Plantamura


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Pretty Pink Posh + WOW Collaboration

By on July 23, 2018

Pretty Pink Posh + WOW

Hello crafty friends! Today’s project is part of a very special blog hop collaboration with Pretty Pink Posh & WOW! Embossing Powder! As with any fun blog hop, there are some great prizes so be sure to comment for your chance to win!

Let’s begin! First, I stamped the beautiful Pretty Pink Posh Hummingbird Thanks images with Versamark onto Bristol smooth card stock. I covered the images with WOW! Embossing Powder in Rose Glitz (which is a very cute pink gold pretty true to rose gold) and heated it with my heat gun until the images were smooth and melted. I then did the same process with Pretty Pink Posh Flourishing Fuchsias stamps. I colored all the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and die cut them with their coordinating dies.

Next, I ink blended my background with Distress Ink and splashed water on top for some interest. I let this dry and heat emboss the sentiment from Encouraging Greetings in the same WOW! Rose Glitz embossing powder. This embossing powder is a gorgeous metallic pink color. I love it!

I adhere all the images onto foam tape and arranged it onto my A2 card. To finish the card, I adhere Pretty Pink Posh rose gold sequins. These matched the embossing powder perfectly!

This card is relatively simple with a lot of impact due to the beautiful images and gorgeous rose colored embossing powder! That’s it for my card!

Blog Hop Designer List

Please continue hopping along with the amazing designers below.

WOW! Embossing Blog
Jaine
Jo
Julie
Justine
Lexa
Marge
Marion
Melody
Riikka
Thi <– You are here.
Yoonsun
Olga Lukaseviciene
Zsoka
Pretty Pink Posh Blog

Giveaway

No blog is complete without some fun prizes! Are you ready for this?

  • WOW! Embossing Powder – Any 6 powders from your choosing along with a WOW carry case to store your proders safetly.
  • Pretty Pink Posh Prize Pack – An assortment of goodies up to the value of $75!

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on each of the design team members’ blogs!

Winners will be chosen at random from comments left on all blogs on the blog hop by 6:00 AM PST on Sunday, July 29th. Winners will be announced on the Pretty Pink Posh and WOW! Embossing blog.


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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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Mama Elephant | May Release Stampede

By on May 15, 2018
 

Welcome to the Mama Elephant Design Team blog hop!

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



www.mamaelephant.com

Thi here, and I’m so excited to be part of this month’s release with Mama Elephant! Talk about cuteness overload! Somehow I was able to harness my excitement and make something cute to share today!

Today’s card features the new Donut Treats stamp set. Who does love donuts and adorable mice? This set has both!

Mama Elephant Donut Treats

When I saw donuts, I knew I wanted to make a sprinkles shaker card! I used real sprinkles and coordinated my entire design around the colors of sprinkles I had to keep it cohesive.

First, I stamped the images with Copic-Friendly ink and colored them with Copic markers. I added some white sprinkles with a white gel pen on top of my donut images to give it a little more interest and more cute! I then die cut them with coordinating dies and put them aside to work on my background.

Mama Elephant Donut Treats

For the background, I blended Distress inks in a random pattern in the same color palette. I splashed it with some water to get those magically bubbles you get when you do this to Distress Ink.  I then die cut the background with Park Avenue Creative Cuts frame die. I lined up the inside piece onto a A2 card back and heat emboss a little surprise message toward the bottom of the card using one of the sentiments that comes with Donut Treats.

Mama Elephant Donut Treats

Mama Elephant Donut Treats

For the frame, I stamped a sentiment from SCRIPTY BDAY with white Stazon ink onto the acetate. I adhered the acetate to the frame and put on two layers of foam tape before adhering it to the background. I already placed a mound of the sprinkles onto the card so I can just pop the frame on top and the shaker part is finished!

I finished the card but arranging my colored images on the front of the card and adhered them with some tape runner and the card is completed.

Thank you so much for stopping by and happy crafting!

Mama Elephant Donut Treats

 
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!

May’s Special Guest Designer: Thi Lam | Amy Yang | Vera Rhuhay
Pamela Ho | Laura Bassen | Nichol Spohr

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Pretty Pink Posh March Release | Blog Hop

By on March 9, 2018

pretty pink posh march release

Hello, crafty friends! I hope you are enjoying the Pretty Pink Posh blog hop so far! I know I am!

Prizes Galore

Before I continue, don’t forget: 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 PST on 3/12/2018. Winners will be announced on the PPP blog.

Pretty Pink Posh St. Patrick's Day Card

Card #1: St. Patrick’s Day Card

Okay, let’s get started! For my first card, I mixed new and old products together to create a fun scene. I started by inking up the background with Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean (around the edges for depth) for a blue sky then splashed with water to lift up some of that ink for interest. While that dries, I moved on to color my little friends from the Best of Luck stamp set. I stamped everything with Memento ink and colored with Copic markers. I didn’t have the dies for this one, so I fussy cut all my images however there are coordinating dies for those who do not enjoy fussy cutting as much as I do.

After I finished coloring and cutting, I moved onto die cut a few pieces to finish off my scene. I used the straight piece from the Scallop Border dies on green card stock to get a piece of grass. While my die cutting machine was still out, I also cut a picket fence using the Picket Fence die in white card stock.

Now we are ready to assemble the scene. At this point, I would make sure that the inked up background is completely dry so you don’t get embossing powder stuck on everything. My background was dry, so I inked up the sentiment with Versamark and heat embossed with silver embossing powder. I then adhered the picket fence and the rainbow to my background piece. I popped up the green grass on foam tape then tucked my colored shamrocks in behind the grass. I then adhered the little leprechaun and the pot of gold to my grass. At this point, I felt it looked empty and needed something else. So I decided to go jewel-crazy. I used the beautiful new jewels from Pretty Pink Posh in Shamrock and Sea Glass to match the grass and sky. Photos do not do the “wow factor” of these jewels any justice! And that’s it! I’m finish with my whimsical St. Patrick’s Day card.

PPP Easter Card

Card #2 – Easter/Spring Card

Speaking of Pretty Pink Posh’s new jewels, I created this second card all around the jewels. I knew I wanted to use them in a shaker and had this crazy idea to use the new decorative egg dies to do this. I wanted each stripe to be a different color and I am so happy with the results! There’s almost no stamping besides the sentiment on this card and no coloring at all.

I started by die cutting one of the decorative eggs onto white cardstock. I then cut out the Decorative Tag 1 die on pattern paper to back the egg and give it a little more weight on the card. I wanted to inlay the egg into the tag, so I cut the egg out of the decorative tag piece I just cut.

I then inlayed that piece into another piece of white card stock. I trimmed off the edges with the Scallop Border Die to add more. of a spring feel to my card.

Now I started to build the shaker. I cut a small piece of acetate and adhered it to the back of the egg, I then used foam tape to build the channels between the different color jewels. I used Kristina Werner’s method were I removed the liner on the foam tape so I can easy mold the tape around the curves of the egg. I then filled each of the spaces with a different color jewel: spring green, pink blush, sea glass, buttercream, and pansy purple.  (Yes, I did line up every jewel to face the right direction. Yes, it’s crazy. Yes, it was worth it!) After I finished the shaker element, I mounted the panel with foam tape onto a A2 card base backed with the same pattern paper I used for the decorative tag 1 die to keep it cohesive. I then stamped the Happy Spring sentiment from the Bunny Friends stamp set and adhere 3 jewels to the front of the card.

These are my cards. I hope you like them and I hope you continue to hop along with us! Don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate!

March 9

Pretty Pink Posh blog 
Liz Sarkisyan
Heather Hoffman
Carissa Wiley
Suzy Plantamura
Melody Rupple
Dana Gong
Crystal Thompson
Teri Anderson
Joni Andaya
Thi Lam
Alix Davis
Yoonsun Hur 

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