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Mama Elephant | June Stampede

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!

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!

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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!

June’s Special Guest Designer: Keeway Tsao
Nichol Spohr | Amy Yang | Pamela Ho
June’s Special Guest Designer: Thi Lam
Vera Rhuhay | Laura Bassen |
  1. WOW !! Fantastic images in such delicate shades, a definite summers day for your creatures to be out playing, how cute is that bee ! Thank you Mama Elephant for bringing out a die to take away all the marking and scoring nightmare, that alone put me off this type of project, full steam ahead now x

  2. The yellow shading contrasted with the bright blue is a stunning background for your little creatures. Very inspiring.

  3. I love this darling box card! I have not attempted one yet but this die may make me change my mind!

  4. Such a fun and summery color palette! Mushrooms come in all sorts of colors, and yours look sort of like the parrot waxcap mushroom.

  5. I love critters and interactive cards such as ‘box cards’. I think that you have done a fabulous job of this box card as it is your first one. This is my favourite stamp set in this Mama Elephant release. I loved blowing dandelion seeds into the wind as a child (I still do!) I taught my two children to do this when they were young and now my son is teaching his two year old son to do the same. I love the fact that something that I was taught by my parents is being passed down the generations. I love critters too, so all the images that you have used are great; especially that brave little mouse hanging on to the stem of the dandelion seed for dear life! Thank you for sharing your card design with us crafters. :O)

  6. I love all critters and interactive cards such as ‘box cards’ too. I am so pleased that your first box card was a success and covered in images of critters too. I love this Mama Elephant stamp set with the dandelions especially since I have loved blowing dandelion heads since a child and I still love doing it now. I taught my two children how to do this when they were young and my son is now teaching his two year old son to do it too. What a fabulous activity to be taught through the generations. Thank you for sharing your box card design with us crafters. :O)

  7. Oh My !’ You’ve made an irresistible card box ! So adorable !!

  8. I has never made a box card til recently, either. . .now um kinda addicted. Yours is so full of summer!

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