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Good morning everyone! Head on over to Simon Says Stamp for my October feature using a stamp set from Paper Smooches!

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Visit Simon Says Blog to read all about it!

Starbucks Collector

October 16, 2014

Did you know Inspiration Emporium is getting Mama Elephant stamps soon??? Since they have flat rate shipping ($5 domestic, $10 international), you have to pop them in your cart to make the most out of your shipping ;)

Today, I have a fun project to share. I took this ugly plastic packaging and transformed it into a fun Christmas box. It was also the perfect size to put some new Starbucks gift cards and give to another collector friend.

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I first blended some distress inks onto a strip of white cardstock. I used Broken China, Faded Jeans, Shaded Lilac and Peacock Feathers.

Project 2 October

I did some partial die-cutting again with the cute penguins from Polar Pals and coloured it in with my copics.

Project 2 October 2

And here you go! An altered project that I can use this Christmas to package some gift cards!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:

2AnniversaryWelcome to the first day of Mama Elephant’s 2nd Anniversary blog hop! Our newest release is now live and available for purchase in the store!

GIVEAWAYS
* We are giving away THREE $25 gift certificates each day of the Stampede, 9 winners total.
* Exclusive prize giveaways on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, 3 winners total.
* Winners will be chosen and announced by us Monday, October 20th on the ME blog.

You should have came from Mama Elephant’s blog.  If you get lost halfway through the hop, here is the complete hop:

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Pamela Ho <– you are here!
Debby Hughes
Elena Roussakis
Geralyn Sy
Emily Leiphart
Karolyn Loncon
Kristina Werner

I am using the newly released Block Letters. I did some masking and ink blending using some of the newest inks released – Pacific Blue and Dark Storm. I then coloured the the shadows of the letters using some Delicata gold ink.

October Stampede

Look how the gold shines under the light!

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Now hop over to the crazy talented Debby Hughes to see what she created with these adorable stamps!

Love you a Latte

October 13, 2014

Good morning and happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian friends :) I have a mini card to share today using Lawn Fawn’s Love you a Latte stamp set.

I’ve been having fun with my shrinky dink paper and I decided to shrink those coffee cups for a mini card. I stamped the images onto the shrinky dink paper with Stazon black and coloured the images in with some sharpies and copics. I die cut them with the coordinating dies and then off to shrink them with my heat tool!

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I embossed the sentiment in white on some coloured cardstock and adhered those two mini coffee cups underneath.

Project 1 October 1

While I love the original sizes, I do love this mini size so that I can fit two cups underneath the sentiment!

Designer Series – Tags A Lot

September 30, 2014

Good morning everyone! I am back on the blog for Mama Elephant with another designer series on Tags A Lot creative cuts. Today I used the tag in another way – a gift card pocket tag!

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I started off by die cutting the largest die. I lined up the die to cut the bottom part again for my pocket. The good thing about larger dies is that you can cut it any size you want. Just line up the die to get your desired size.

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I knew I wanted to do some stripes for the front so I used my washi tape to mask off the stripes. I blended some distress inks onto the front for some pretty stripes :)

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I die cut some flags with Polaroid creative cuts and sewed them to the top part of the pocket. I did some partial cutting for the bear and bow. Then I finished off the tag with a sentiment from Carnival Toppers

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I sewed the pieces together for a pocket that fits a gift card perfectly!

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Thanks for stopping by!

Good morning and happy Monday :) I have a few Paper Smooches projects today! I’m using the new Paper Smooches September release and you can get them here!.

A very simple Christmas card, but one of my favourite (partly because it’s a one layer card!) I started off by masking off a circle and then blending Broken China and Faded Jeans distress ink directly on the card base.

September - Paper Smooches

Another one of my favourite :) I used the Stitched Star die and lightly embossed the card base.

September - Paper Smooches

A very simple card using the negative die cut from the Stocking dies. I did some masking and blending for the stocking for some fun stripes.

September - Paper Smooches

And this tag! I’m in love with the details of the Cityscape die! I did some masking and blending for the stripes on the tag to create a sunset before adhering the die cut with foam tape.

September - Paper Smooches

Supplies:

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Pst! I have a card over at Simons Says Stamp blog! Here’s a sneak at my card!

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And I also have a card to share with you using this exclusive stamp set designed by Kim @ Paper Smooches for Simon Says Stamp.

I didn’t have the right copic colours for my turtle, so I went ahead and did some masking and blending.  A very simple card as I wanted to put the focus on the adorable turtle.  And I know just the right person to give this to!

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