Woot! Welcome back to another day over at Mama Elephant‘s October release stamp highlights! Today we’ll be looking at Retro Holiday Labels. This is my go-to stamp set for stamping inside my Christmas cards now! But of course, they work wonderfully on the outside of the card as well.

I blended another one of those “dreamy” backgrounds with a star bokeh this time. This star is actually just a die cut from Pix’s Happy Holiday creative cuts. You can make it out of any shaped die cuts! I took the fireplace from Merry Mantle and paired it up with Santa Pix from Pix’s Happy Holiday.

Mama Elephant - Retro Holiday Labels

I thought this sentiment from the Retro Holiday Labels was just perfect in describing the special “delivery” that Pix is bringing from the North Pole so I stamped it just above the fireplace, as if it was a vinyl decoration on the wall.

Mama Elephant - Retro Holiday Labels Close

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Good morning and happy Monday! We’re kicking the week off with another one of Mama Elephant’s October release stamp set – Pix’s Happy Holidays. This one is a follow up to Pix’s Favorites, but she’s back all dressed up for the holidays!

My favourite is definitely Angel Pix. I love the little halo on her bunny ear and the little banner that she’s holding up. There’s just enough room for you to scribble a few words on the banner, which is what I did on this card.

Mama Elephant - Pix's Happy Holidays

Of course, I had to make a shaker Christmas card, because it’s not really the holidays without faux snow! I die cut a window using the scallop circle from All Prettied up creative cuts. I adhered a few stars (also from the same Pix’s Happy Holidays stamp set!) onto the shaker card to make it look like those stars are floating in the air.

Mama Elephant - Pix's Happy Holidays Close

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Welcome back! I have another project to share for Mama Elephant’s big October release! Today we’ll be taking a closer look at Merry Mantle, another adorable release for this month!

I did a little bokeh effect coming out from the fireplace by masking off circles, reblending, adding more masks and reblending the colours. I went with some soft pinks, yellows and blues to make it softer looking.

Mama Elephant - Merry Mantle

I had so much fun just building my Christmas scene with these little critters and the ornaments in the stamp set!

Mama Elephant - Merry Mantle Close

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Welcome back! I have another project to share for Mama Elephant’s big October release! This isn’t a stamp, but a very versatile die that I just love from this release! I love the curly bracket die cut from the Framed Tags: Union Square because it’s a perfect fancy frame to frame a little scene built from Mama Elephant’s stamps!

I first blended my colours onto the card base and then adhered the frame on top. This is just the perfect size for me to fit little Pix and the Christmas tree in there!

Mama Elephant - Union Square

I decorated the frame by adhering a little garland of ornaments from Merry Mantle. I just love how well all these stamps work together!

Mama Elephant - Union Square Close

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Welcome back to Mama Elephant’s 2nd day of Stamp Highlights for this HUGE October release! Hope you’ve been enjoying the stampede and the first day so far!

Today, we are highlighting City Sidewalks stamp and coordinating creative cuts. This stamp set had me singing the song while I was working on my release projects!

I first masked off a semi-circle with a little bit of it cut off on the right. I blended in an assortment of blues and turquoise for the background. I created the splatters by flicking water and some white paint onto the background so they would look like stars. I coloured my buildings in the colour theme of red, aqua and grey. I love how those colours look together!

Mama Elephant - City Sidewalks

I also coloured in 5 reindeers (I included Rudolph in front!) as well as a few trees to finish off the card. I just love this wimsy font for the sentiment! Not too formal, but not to kiddy. Just perfect!

Mama Elephant - City Sidewalks Close

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Welcome to the very special #celebrating4years with Mama Elephant Design Team blog hop! Our newest release is now live and available for purchase in the Mama Elephant store!

Check out this year’s promo!

From 10/15-10/17

  • Take 10% off the entire store.
  • In stock items only. No rain checks.
  • No coupon code needed. All prices as marked.
  • TODAY IS THE LAST DAY!!! Sale ends tonight!

From 10/15-10/31

  • Spend min $100* – get a free ‘Just a Note’ 4×6 stamp set.
  • Spend min $150* – get a free ‘Just a Note’ 4×6 stamp set and ‘Zipper’ creative cut die.
  • Subtotal minimum amount must be met before any shipping fees/tax/customs.
  • Free item(s) will be automatically added to your cart.
  • Free item(s) valid only a single order. Orders cannot be combined.
  • Limit one free offer per customer/order.
  • Free offer valid 10/15-10/31 or while supplies last!

Naturally, I used Pix’s Happy Holiday, a follow up to Pix’s Favorites that I designed for Mama Elephant back in April. Now bring on the Christmas edition of Pix!

I first used the Classic Stripe Cover creative cuts to get my stripe background. This die makes it easy to create even stripes! I stamped and coloured snow angel Pix and flopped it on the front of the card, as if she’s making a snow angel in the blue/aqua plaid background.

Mama Elephant Stampede - Pix's Happy Holiday

I decorated the rest of the card with the little star that comes with the stamp set as well as some white sequins. Finished it off with a simple sentiment from Alpine Carolers, an oldie but goodie set!

Mama Elephant Stampede - Pix's Happy Holiday Close

To celebrate this mega anniversary release, up for grabs are three $25 gift certificate to the ME store! That’s a total of 9 winners for the 3-day Stampede! Winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the Stampede. Winners will be announced on the last day of Stamp Highlights. 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/mamaelephant

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

We have so many amazing guest designers joining for for this Stampede. It’s a long list so we’re breaking it up into 3 days so everyone gets some love.

Here are today’s designers, make sure you ‘stampede’ your way through all of them and check out what they created with the newest products!

Mama Elephant
Kristina Werner
Debby Hughes
Rubeena Farooqui
Nichol Spohr
Pamela Ho

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches JULY 2016 release with you!  ONE new stamp and FIVE new dies will be available to purchase.  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, October 2nd to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, October 3rd to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

Alice Wertz
Kalyn Kepner
Laurie Schmidlin
Michele Boyer
Pamela Ho
Savannah O’ Gwynn
Teri Anderson

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)

I’m using the new Blessings die where I adhered it using foam tape onto a geometric pattern that was blended directly onto the cardbase. I went with an Autumn colour theme, using oranges/red/green and brown for the shapes. I splattered some water using a brush onto the card base so the inks would react to the water and create fainter colours.

Paper Smooches - Blessings Die

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