Hello everyone! I’m over at Mama Elephant blog with a card using one of the cutest stamp set that was just released in August.

I started off with a die cut rectangle using the Index Card CC. The sentiment was first heat embossed onto the panel and then blended with a mixture of orange, dark yellow and light yellow on top.

Aug DS-Carnival Cupcakes

I created my bunny on a cupcake by stamping and carefully masking certain areas. The image was coloured with copics with some stickles on the cupcake as icing. This was then carefully cut out using the coordinating dies with the partial die-cutting technique.

Aug DS-Carnival Cupcakes

And here you go! The cutest birthday card ever made and coincidentally, this card will be going to a little girl who was born in the year of the rabbit!

Aug DS-Carnival Cupcakes

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches September release with you!  FOUR new stamps and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase on September 1st.. You will find our new releases HERE.  

To add extra fun to our blog hop…we are offering up a prize! 

The prize – a $25. gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.

Here are the details:

  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25. prize.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your changes)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight MT on Sunday, August 31st to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, September 1st to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

To increase your chances of winning:

  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

(which means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog)

Are you feeling the Christmas mood yet? I used the new Christmas Words 2 dies and I just love this huge die cut! I made a very mail-friendly Christmas cards with some non-traditional colours as my background.

Pamela - Christmas Words 2

I wanted the words to really jump out so I left them in white against the striped background. Can you believe I did absolutely no stamping here?

Happy moments always pass by so quickly. We are already at the end of the August release’s stamp highlights at Mama Elephant! Today, we’ve got a fabulous background or border stamp set called Sentiment Borders.

I stamped and heat embossed the “thank you” border on my cardstock. By masking the top and bottom away, it was easy to blend some ink onto the cardstock for a simple strip of colour.

ME - Sentiment Borders

I stamped the sentiment from Around We Go on a piece of vellum and stitched it in place. I stamped, coloured and die cut the little sheep from Carnival Cupcakes and adhered it with some foam tape.

Jump to Mama Elephant’s blog for more inspiration!

Stamp Highlight – Rewind

August 20, 2014

Hellooo!!!  I can’t believe we are already at the 3rd day of the August release at Mama Elephant! Today, the design team is showcasing a fun stamp called Rewind. Yes, I did grow up using the cassette player and cassette tapes; in fact it was only last year that I finally have a car that takes CDs!

The cassette was stamped and trimmed out, then adhered with foam tape on the card based. I trimmed off the excess for a clean edge.

ME - Rewind

Don’t you just love the sentiment (or blurb… or however you’d like to call it!) There are just so many fun memories that I want to store somewhere and then take it out when I’m feeling blue :)

Let’s go to Mama Elephant’s blog to see what the rest of the DT did!

Top Dog Dies – Guest

August 19, 2014

Hello everyone! I’m excited to be guesting over at Top Dog Dies today!


Top Dog Dies is a new online store that offers their own brand of wafer-thin and steel-rule dies, along with dies from brands you already know and trust, including Little B, Lawn Fawn, Taylored Expressions, Savvy Stamps and Cheery Lynn Designs. Top Dog Dies is also the leading U.S. retailer for Tattered Lace, a new line of intricate dies designed by British designer Stephanie Weightman.


Let’s get to the projects! For this project, I used the Top Dog Dies Butterfly die to make a white-on-white shaped card. Head over to the blog to see how I made it!

Butterfly Die

My next card is a simple birthday card using the stitched die from Butterfly Finishers.

Butterfly Finishers

Thank you Top Dog Dies for having me over!

Good morning everyone! The design team at Mama Elephant will be showcasing a newly released stamp set – Carnival Toppers. This set is just perfect with Carnival Cupcakes!!

I needed a birthday card for a little kid who will be turning 5 this year and luckily, there’s enough space on my card for 5 birthday candles!

Carnival Toppers

To give the card some dimension, I die cut the little bear and the candles and adhered them with foam tape onto the cardstock.  I gave some sparkle to the candle flames by using some clear stickles.

Head over to Mama Elephant blog to see more inspiration with this stamp set!

Welcome to the Mama Elephant Release Design Team blog hop!  Our newest release is now live and available for purchase in the store!
I used the new stamp set called Carnival Toppers and its coordinating creative cuts.  I did some partial die cutting which allowed me to combine my creative cuts to cut my masked image.  I also die cut some banners from the new Polaroid Fun creative cuts and stitched it in place on top.

This is just the perfect card for a newborn baby girl!

To celebrate the new release, Mama Elephant is giving away one of each of the new stamps released! Winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the Stampede. Winners will be announced on the blog on the last Stamp Highlights day. You have up to 3 chances to qualify to win!Just leave a separate comment for each!

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Now let’s get on with the Stampede!

Emily Leiphart | Ashley Marcu
Nichol Magouirk | Elena Roussakis | Geralyn Sy
Pamela Ho | Laura Bassen | Torico

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