It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches AUGUST release with you!  FOUR new stamps and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase on August 31st at 8:00pm pacific time. Once our release goes live, you will find our new products 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 PT on Sunday, August 30th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, August 5th 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)

Wow… a month has gone by already and we’re in August! I’ve got a cute wedding card using the new Wake Up Icons die set that coordinates with a past stamp set – Wake Up. I’m still in this wedding-mode so I thought I’d make a wedding toast card ;)

Pamela - Wake Up Icons

I gave some champagne to these buttery toast and stitched some leaves (using the new foliage dies!) behind them for a romantic feel to it.

Thanks for stopping by!

Yay! We’re here with our last Stamp Highlight with Mama Elephant’s August release. Today, we’ll be looking at the stamp set Heartfelt Wishes.

I love the brush strokes writing in this stamp set coupled with my favourite languages! I stamped and die cut the wreath and fox from Charmed and adhered it to the card base with some foam tape.

Mama Elephant - Hearfelt Wishes

I then stamped and cut out the sentiment and adhered it onto the wreath for a simple thank-you card.

Go to Mama Elephant’s blog for more inspiration!

I’m back with Mama Elephant’s August release Stamp Highlight. Today, we’ll be looking at Birthday Wishes stamp set.

I stamped the circle from Balloon Et Cetera for a DIY background and then I stamped the large sentiment in black onto the card base for a one-layer panel.

Mama Elephant - Birthday Wishes

I love the smaller companion sentiments that come with the stamp set, and I decided to stamp this funny saying at the very bottom of the card.

Then on the inside, I stamped the candles from the same stamp set to go with the sentiment that I stamped on the front of the card.

Mama Elephant - Birthday Wishes

Finished it off with a birthday sentiment from Carnival Toppers.

Go to Mama Elephant’s blog for more inspiration!

Welcome to our first day of stamp highlights at Mama Elephant’s August release Stamp Highlight. Today, we’ll be looking at Meowlloween stamp set.

I started by masking off a circle and blended some yellow and orange for the moon. Before blending the background, I masked off some stars using Lots of Stars creative cuts. Then I masked the moon back and blended purple, blue and teal distress inks onto the card base. Then I flicked some water onto my background for a starry look.

Mama Elephant - Meowlloween

I took the pumpkin trick-or-treating bag from Meowlloween Extras. I selectively stamped and cut out the bag and attached it to the broom with some hemp string.

Head on over to Mama Elephant’s blog for more inspiration!

Welcome to the Mama Elephant Release Design Team blog hop!  Our newest release is now live and available for purchase in the store!


I’m back with the August release with Mama Elephant today and I’m using the Classic stripes cover creative cuts along with Birthday Wishes stamp set. I die cut a mask with the cover plate and layered it over my cardbase to ink up a background.

Mama Elephant - August Stampede

I used the candle stamps from the stamp set and stamped it on the inside of the card along with another sentiment from the same set.

Mama Elephant - August Stampede


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/heymamaelephant «

Each action qualifies for one entry, max 4 entries per stampeder please!

Now let’s get on with the Stampede with our amazing designers!
Guest Designer Debby Hughes
Pamela HoVera RhuhayLaura BassenMelania DeasyElena RoussakisNichol Magouirk

Good morning everyone! I’m so glad to be joining the big Neat & Tangled 3rd Birthday blog hop! When Danielle asked me, I was still in the middle of my wedding preparations but I couldn’t say no to one who brought me into my first DT 3 years ago!

You have arrived from the talented Lisa Spangler. If you’re looking for more information about the blog hop, you can go back to Neat & Tangled each day to see who will be joining this big party.

For my birthday card to Neat & Tangled (and Danielle!), I used the die Seeing Stars and the new stamp set Happiest Birthday.

N&T - 3rd Birthday - 1

I die cut the stars from white cardstock and stitched it onto my card base that was already blended with blue ink. I then adhered the funny little bear onto the card front with foam tape. I love how silly this bear looks!

N&T - 3rd Birthday - 2

And of course we’ve got prizes up for grabs!  Comment along each blog along the hop for all week longs for a chance to win an awesome prize!

Prizes:(1) $100 gift certificate to the Neat and Tangled shop; (2) $50 gift certificate to the Neat and Tangled shop. Winners will be chosen from comments all along the hop all week long.

Hello everyone! I’m on the Mama Elephant blog using the stamp set Friend Indeed and its complimenting die Friend Script.

I started off by die-cutting a mask and adhered it to the card base. I will be making a simple one-layer card so masking comes in handy

DS - Friend Indeed (2)

After that, I started to mask off some geometric shapes (mask on mask!), took my ink blending tool and blended all sorts of colours onto the card.

DS - Friend Indeed (3)

Here is the card after the colours have been blended in but before removing the scripted mask.

DS - Friend Indeed (4)

I removed the final mask and finished the sentiment off with the stamp set.

DS - Friend Indeed (5)

And here you go! The final card!

DS - Friend Indeed (1)

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