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September 2, 2016

Hello! I’m on Mama Elephant‘s blog for a project using the adorable stamp set Pretend Play. This is the perfect stamp set to create some fun dress up dolls!

First, I stamped out the little boy and girl as well as their fun hats. My favourite? The bear hat! I coloured them using copics and double layered them to make sure they’re stable.

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I used some thin velcro stripes and cut them down into small pieces. I adhered them to the hair of the little boy and girl, and at the back of all the different hats.

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I stamped the perfect sentiment on the card from Surprise Sentiments – Perfect to describe the little gift in the card!

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Now my next problem is to put it together into a card. I stitched a simple pocket using clear acetate sheets to store my little dolls on the card, and another clear pocket to store the hats.

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So there you go! A card that has a fun little gift where you can play dress up!

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This fancy card calls for a pretty envelope! So I created a very simple envelope that’s big enough to store this card.

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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, August 28 to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, August 29 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
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  • 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 star frame from the Super Stars dies. I just love all these different stars in this die set! I masked off my background and blended a light and fluffy background using pink, purple and yellow inks. I stamped the birdies from Featheredd Friends and adhered them in the middle finished off with a simple sentiment.

Paper Smooches - Super Stars Dies

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Good morning everyone! We are at our last stamp highlight for Mama Elephant‘s August release with Words Defined. I love the bold words with a hilarious definition attached to it!

I decided to use Page Huggers along with Words Defined to create a simple Birthday card with a gift attached. I gave my kitty a “Harry Potter” look and used the pencil as a wand.

Mama Elephant - Words Defined

I masked off an area to stamp my sentiment. I wanted to create a magical background to go with the “Harry Potter” theme so I blended a mix of yellow, pink and blue with some water and white specks here and there.

Mama Elephant - Words Defined

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Good morning! Hope you all had a good weekend and is ready for more Mama Elephant August release eye candy! Today, we’re focusing on this adorable set by Luli Bunny called Pretend Play as well as its coordinating creative cuts.

I decided to make a very colourful and magical birthday card for a friend. I first masked off the middle and blended colours to the top and bottom of the card. I used various distress inks and finished by flicking water and white paint for the stars.

I coloured the little girl using copics for the skin, shirt and dress. For her hair, I masked off everything and used the same distress inks blending finished off with some white “stars”.

Mama Elephant - Pretend Play

I made my own sentiment using Calli Upper Letters and Calli Letters, finished off with the “birthday” from Happy Everything.

Mama Elephant - Pretend Play

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Hello everyone! I’m back with Mama Elephant‘s August release with something very different from the cute critters we are getting this month. We’ve got a summer-y set for you – Fresh Fruits with its coordinating creative cuts.

I made a very simple one layer card (because I haven’t made these in ages!) I first stamped each fruit out on post-its and cut them out for my masking. I blended each one with solid colours, and then did some offset stamping for the black border. This gives the fruits a white outline.

Mama Elephant - Fresh Fruits

I flicked water so you can see a little bit of contrast. Plus I love seeing how water reacts with the ink! I added some white and sparkle dots between where the water drops fell to give it a shine.

Mama Elephant - Fresh Fruits

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Good morning! I’m back with Mama Elephant‘s August release with a cute critter set that can double up as a gift set! I’m using the super adorable Page Huggers stamp set as well as the coordinating creative cuts.

I first blended pink, yellow and blue onto my card base. I love this summer-y palette! I stamped and cut out the apples and ice-creams for some fun elements to go around one of the Page Huggers.

Mama Elephant - Page Huggers

I stamped Mr. Mouse in the middle and adhered the pencil with foam tape to hold up the coloured Mr. Mouse. This cute little critter now doubles up as a simple birthday present!

Mama Elephant - Page Huggers

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

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Good morning everyone! Did you miss us last month? To compensate for that, we have an amazing release this month with something for everyone! The school year is starting soon so we have Page Huggers that’s perfect for back-to-school gifts!

I made a card featuring Page Huggers finished off with a sentiment from Words Defined. I couldn’t decide which little critter to use to for this project, I decided to use Mr. Rabbit with his carrots. You’ll see Mr. Mouse and Miss Kitty showing up in my next projects soon!

Mama Elephant - Page Huggers

I blended in a light blue behind the sentiment to give it a splash of colours. Then I adhered the carrots on the top and bottom of the sentiment, as though carrots are growing out from behind.

Mama Elephant - Page Huggers

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 «
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» 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!

Now let’s get on with the Stampede with our amazing designers!
Anna KossakovskayaMelania DeasyVera Rhuhay
Pamela HoNichol MagouirkLaura Bassen