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MAMA ELEPHANT Designer Series | Hogs and Kisses

By on November 30, 2018

Hello, friends! Thi here and today I want to show you how to make this birthday card featuring Hogs and Kisses that also holds a gift card! My kids get invited to a lot of birthday parties so I always have backup gift cards just in case I forget to buy a gift. I love these kind of cards because it adds a personal touch to a not-so-personal gift.

To begin, I started by stamping out the images from Hogs and Kisses onto white card stock with Copic-friendly ink and colored all the images with Copic markers. I then die cut them with coordinating dies and put them aside to work on my interactive background.

Next, I die cut the new Woodgrain Cover Creative Cuts into kraft card stock for my base panel. I love the instant interest this Cover plate ads to my cards! I then die cut the smaller scallop frame and gift card lift flap from Framed Tags-Waverly Creative Cuts onto Bristol smooth paper and ink blended the bottom with Distress Ink Abandon Carol and faded into white. After the ink has dried, I stamped the sentiment from Scripty Bday onto the lift flap.

To assemble the card, I lined up the ink blended piece on top of my Woodgrain Cover background as a guide so that I can use the little gift card insert die that comes with Framed Tags-Waverly Creative Cuts to hold my gift card in place. After the die cut was completed, I assembled my card by adhering the Woodgrain Cover panel onto a top-folding A2 card base with strong tape runner. I backed up the small scalloped framed with foam tape to give my gift card some wiggle room and adhered it directly on top of the Woodgrain Cover base.

I popped up my little piggies with some foam tape, and my card is completed! I found a Lucille’s gift card I could use to demonstrate the gift card holder and didn’t realize how ironically funny it is with my little piggies until after I took the photo – poor little piggies!

There you have it – a sweet little birthday card ready to give to a special friend! Thank you for stopping by and hopefully I inspired you to make something today!

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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!

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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 Little Bear Agenda | Stamp Highlight

By on November 19, 2018

Hello, crafty friends! Today I made a fun project to highlight Mama Elephant Little Bear Agenda stamp set. When I saw these bears, I instantly thought, “Goldilocks and the three bears”. I don’t know why that came to mind but it did and I was determined to make a project to illustrate the story. Lol.

I also really wanted to play with the Mini Milk Box 3D Creative Cuts from a few releases ago and this was the perfect project. I decided to build the house that Goldilock intruded on and the bears were coming home as she was eating their porridge…with a fork. Okay, so it isn’t perfect but it’s close enough! 🙂

I started by making the house. I die cut all the pieces I need and put my house together. I will not go into the details of how to do this. Jennifer McGuire has a great video where she shows you how to build the house here. (It starts at time marker 18:15).

After the house was built, I colored my images with Zig Markers and die cut out with coordinating dies. I adhered them onto my mini milk box and my project is done! You can fill this u with little treats inside and give them out as gifts!

I hope you like you project and 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!


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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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Mama Elephant Designer Series | Let’s Go Caroling

By on November 5, 2018

Hello! Thi here and today for my designer’s series project I am pairing Let’s Go Caroling stamp set with Falala Script and Fancy Door Frame Creative Cuts. Once I saw this stamp set, I knew I had to put them in front of the Fancy Door Frame as if they were caroling in front of somebody’s house!

Let’s begin! I first masked off the frame of my door and ink blended the door only in Distress Ink Candy Apple and Fired Brick. I then used a brick stencil and Distress Ink Iced Spruce for my brick house wall! I continued my ink blending frenzy by cutting a small ‘sidewalk or front porch’ for my critters to stand on using Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass and Broken China. I heat embossed my favorite sentiment on the ‘ground’. This sentiment reminds me of the movie Elf, one of my all-time favorite Christmas movies!

I put my background together by gluing the door directly onto the brick wall background then I popped the sidewalk/ground up with foam tape.

I colored my images from Let’s Go Caroling stamp set with Copic markers and die cut them with coordinating dies. I also die cut Falala Script Creative cuts 3 times. I ink blended one in the same color of the ground to keep it cohesive. I stacked them up and glued them together for dimension. I adhered this directly onto my card with wet glue.

Lastly, I arranged my three critters and adhered them to my card with foam tape. I finished my card by stamping little music notes from Let’s Go Carolling onto my card and it’s finished!

I hope you like my project today and thank you for stopping by!

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MAMA ELEPHANT Happy New Year Wishes | Stamp Highlights

By on October 22, 2018

Hello, crafty friends! Today we are highlighting Mama Elephant Happy New Year Wishes. I only used the large sentiment beautifully handwritten by Paola Esteron for Mama Elephant.

To prepare my background, I first die cut the largest rectangle from Basic Rectangles Creative Cuts to get a finished A2 size rectangle with the stitching details. I knew this would be basically a one layer card so I wanted to add the little details to keep a clean, finished card.

I loosely watercolored a background with a ton of water, and drop colors in purples, pinks and blues. I even added some metallic gold but if I was to do this again, I don’t think I would. It ended up looking more ‘dirty’ than ‘blingy’. Lesson learned!

After my background dried completely, I heat emboss the sentiment with gold embossing powder. Heat embossing on watercolor paper is so interesting. The embossing powder kind of sinks right into the paper. You don’t get that raised look that we are all accustomed to….but I really liked it.

I splatter some more gold paint on top and my card is finished.

Thank you for stopping by!

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MAMA ELEPHANT Let’s Go Caroling | Stamp Highlights

By on October 19, 2018

Hello again! Today’s Mama Elephant stamp highlight is Let’s Go Caroling designed by Luli Bunny. I paired it with the new Falala Script Creative Cuts since they look like they were practically made for each other!

I stamped the cute images from Let’s Go Caroling and colored with Copic markers and die cut with coordinating dies. I die cut Falala Script three times and glued them together for dimension. I also die cut the speech bubble from Bookmark It and stamped the sentiments from Let’s Go Caroling in it to make it look like the mouse is singing a verse from Deck the Halls.

For my background, I ink blended on some watercolor paper and splatter paint in coordinating colors. After my background completely dried, I adhere all my images on with foam tape and my card is complete!

I hope you like my card I made today. Thank you for stopping by!

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MAMA ELEPHANT Holiday Messages | Stamp Highlights

By on October 18, 2018

Hello, crafty friends! Today we are highlighting Mama Elephant Holiday Messages from the October release. These sentiments are so classic and versatile! Perfect for your stack if you love making holiday cards!

I couldn’t pick just one sentiment so I decided to make a modern tree using a few sentiments in varying lengths. I heat emboss the sentiments with white embossing powder onto kraft-colored paper. I then cut them into tiny strips. I colored a few little guys from Little Elf Agenda and the bird from Trim the Tree to add to my card. I set this all aside to work on my card base.

I decided since the design was relatively simple, I would make a fun shaker card to add a little pizazz. Who doesn’t love a shaker card, right? I die cut the frame from Fancy Door Frame Creative Cuts on red card stock. I filled my shaker with tiny starts in iridescent stars. I adhered all the images, built my tree with the sentiments and my card is finished!

Thank you for stopping by! I hope I inspired you to make something today!

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