It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches FEBRUARY 2016 release with you!  ONE new stamps 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, December 27th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, November 2nd 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 took Botanicals 2 stamp set and stitched it to form a wreath on my cardbase. Then I layered three of the die cuts using the Thank You die and popped it onto the wreath. I just love Kim’s handwriting!

Pamela - Thank You die

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Good morning! I’m taking over Mama Elephant‘s blog today with a project showcasing Oh Happy Birds and Happy Valentine’s Day Creative Cuts.

First, I did some surgery (ie: partial cutting) with the Happy Valentine’s Day Creative Cuts. I wanted a shorter phrase to fit onto my small card, so I decided I wanted only the “valentine” portion. I did some partial cutting from the “v” to the “e”. Since the “v” and the “e” were still attached to the cardstock, I moved the die to where I want the beginning to be attached to the “v”.

DS - Oh Happy Birds - 1

I die cut a large circle using Pizazz Pieces. I then stamped the flower wreath 6 times, but only using half of the image.

DS - Oh Happy Birds - 2

I coloured the wreath with some copics. I had to use washi tape to hold each piece in place!

DS - Oh Happy Birds - 3

Here are all the pieces of the card before putting it together! I taped the “valentine” die cut underneath the wreath window. I blended some Piggy Bank ink onto the cardstock so the sentiment die cut would stand out in white.

DS - Oh Happy Birds - 4

Each element is popped up on foam tape so there are a lot of layers :)

DS - Oh Happy Birds - 5

Here is a look at the complete card! Shhh… this card is going to go to my husband on Valentine’s day!

DS - Oh Happy Birds - 6

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We are on our last day of Mama Elephant’s January release Stamp Highlight and we will be using the last stamp set from the release – Number It as well as the Number It Creative Cuts. This is a perfect set to celebrate all those milestone birthdays or even anniversaries!

I first cut out a bunch of number masks with the Number It Creative Cuts and blended some ink onto the cardstock. After removing the masks, I blended some more ink so the white would be less transparent.

SH - Number It

I stamped the “Happy” and “Birthday” from the Number It stamp set and adhered the “20” using foam tape in the middle. Since I’m using white cardstock for the age, I didn’t want the background to have too much white.

SH - Number It

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Hello! We are on our third day of Mama Elephant’s January release Stamp Highlight and today, we are taking a look at New Family. My favourite part of the stamp set? That long leafy border!

I took Frame Tags – Madison Avenue and cut out the large scallop frame for a mask.

SH - New Family

I used the foxes (I love colouring foxes!) and scattered some baby items beside mama fox and papa fox.

SH - New Family - Close Up

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Good morning! I’m back on the second day of Mama Elephant’s January release Stamp Highlight for Thank You Wishes. This huge thank you script is amazing and it’s perfect inside or outside the card!

Seeing these huge script sentiments, I just had to do some framing with geometric shapes for something simple so the focus would be on the stamp itself. I blended pinks and purples along with a gold for something different along edges.

SH - Thank You Wishes

I made sure that the geometric shapes were big enough so part of the stamp would be layered on top for cohesiveness. This way, the sentiment doesn’t look like it’s floating on the card front and all the elements will tie together nicely :)

SH - Thank You Wishes - Close Up

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Hello everyone! I’m sharing a card I made for Mama Elephant’s November release – Oh Happy Birds. These birds are adorable! And you can make an entire wedding party out of these birds along with the accessories.

I did some partial die-cutting with the Framed Tags – Madison Avenue so make a slightly smaller frame since my cards are usually sized a little smaller (3.5 x 5).

SH - Oh Happy Birds

And a complete wedding party! The sakura on the maid of honour is from Lunar Extras and the ribbon on the best man is from Purrfect Pair.

SH - Oh Happy Birds - Close Up

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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!

Mama Elephant - January Stampede

For my project, I`m using the adorable stamp set New Family stamp set as well as the new Framed Tags – Madison Avenue.

Mama Elephant - January Stampede

I die cut one of each tag and did some plaid masking. I put a piece of vellum underneath the tag with a circle cutout and placed my family of fox in there. The little heart bubble is from Oh Happy Birds.

Mama Elephant - January Stampede

I also die cut the little banner from the Charmed. I love that the sentiments from that stamp set works on this banner too!

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!
Anna KossakovskayaMelania DeasyVera Rhuhay
Pamela HoNichol MagouirkLaura Bassen


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