Hello everyone! This is Pamela here on Mama Elephant‘s blog with a project using Organic Blooms and Framed Tag Columbus Circle creative cuts.

I wanted to make a very simple one layer card for my mother-in-law for the upcoming Mother’s Day and I thought this gorgeous flower would be perfect for her! I started by stamping the large flower on the bottom half of the card base in black.

Mama Elephant - Organic Blooms - 1

After stamping the flower, I started by applying some ink onto the flower. I used Delicata gold for the flower petals and Smoke ink for the smaller leaves. When I coloured each one, I left a white outline for the highlight.

Mama Elephant - Organic Blooms - 3

I stamped the “Heartfelt Thanks” from the same stamp set and cut out the sentiment. I adhered the sentiment onto the cardbase with foam tape.

Mama Elephant - Organic Blooms - 4

Now onto my envelope! I wanted to do a window to showcase the pretty flower cluster so I used the Columbus Circle creative cuts to cut my window panel.

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To finish off the card, I flicked some gold and black paint onto the card so the top part wouldn’t be too empty with that large white space.

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Here’s the completed project! Now I have a pretty envelope to go with my card!

Mama Elephant - Organic Blooms - 6

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches MARCH 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, May 1st to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, May 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’m using the new Wood Sign die along with Get Outta Town stamps and dies to create a fun card for a Bon Voyage trip! The wood sign die is designed to make it easy to have different colours, one for the frame and one for the main section of the sign.

Paper Smooches - Wood Sign die

Thanks for stopping by!

Hello everyone! I’m super excited about today’s Stamp Highlight since we are highlighting the first stamp I designed for Mama Elephant today! If you follow me on instagram, you might’ve noticed the occasional hastag #adventuresofpix. I started drawing a little bunny on some Starbucks white cups and after a few cups, I thought it might make a good stamp set.  This little bunny calls herself Pix (short for Pixelette) and you’ll be seeing her around again.  And there you have it, Pix’s first stamp set is released – Pix’s Favorites.

I masked off different widths of stripes across the card base and blended different pinks and purples directly onto the card. I flicked some white paint and water splatters to create a dreamy effect on the card. I also drew some dots onto the card using my glitter pen so it would shine in some angles.

Mama Elephant - Pix's Favorites

This is definitely my favorite Pix. Actually, it might be a close tie with coffee Pix, but I really really love her ribbon here:) I finished off the card with a simple (and very appropriate!) sentiment from Oh Happy Birds.

Mama Elephant - Pix's Favorites - Close

I’ve been seeing a lot of cards with Pix on instagram these days and I really want to thank you guys from the bottom of my heart! It’s amazing to see what you guys do with little Pix!

Thanks for stopping by!

Good morning! This month, Mama Elephant released a follow up stamp set to Bear Hugs, we have Cub Cuddles this month!

I did some masking for the card base with Rainbow High creative cuts for the clouds.

Mama Elephant - Cub Cuddles

I coloured those cute bears and had mama bear and baby hold onto the little “I Love You” flag.  I gave the heart balloon to baby bear and also had the two little birds look up to each bear.

Mama Elephant - Cub Cuddles - Close

Thanks for stopping by!

Hello everyone! We’ve got some cute stamps for this release, but if you’re not into cutesy stamps, Mama Elephant is also releasing this gorgeous and elegant flower cluster – Organic Blooms.

I first stamped the flower cluster in the top left corner of the card base. I cut out a few masks and blended a bunch of different reds and pinks (unfortunately, it doesn’t show too much in photos…) as well as different greens for the leaves.

Mama Elephant - Organic Blooms

After blending all the colours onto the card, I stamped one of the sentiment in black and popped it up with foam tape. I really love the simplicity of this thank-you card! I also put some finishing touches with little dots of glossy accents, white and glitter ink onto the flower cluster.

Mama Elephant - Organic Blooms - Close

Thanks for stopping by!

Good morning everyone! Now that you’ve seen Mama Elephant’s awesome release this month, we’ll kick off the Stamp Highlights with Monster Jam today. In my project, I’ve used Monster Jam and its coordinating die cuts as well as Columbus Circle creative cuts.

I made a very simple (yes it’s very simple!) birthday card using two of the little monsters in the stamp set. I first used the balloon die cut from Columbus Circle creative cuts as masks. Then I blended a few colours onto the card base. I removed a few of the masks and continued to blend the colours in until the last mask has been removed. I flicked some water and white paint onto the card for a confetti look.

Mama Elephant - Monster Jam

All the monsters were facing the right, so I decided to ink one up, stamp it against the back of a large solid stamp (the large solid bubble from Love Quotes would be a good stamp for this!) and then stamped the large solid stamp onto some cardstock. To die cut this monster, I held the cardstock against some light (a light box or a tablet would work!) and taped down my die cut.

Mama Elephant - Monster Jam - Close

And there you go! A fun birthday card for a little monster kiddo! Thanks for stopping by!

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 Stampedewww.mamaelephant.com

I’m super super excited this month to share with you my first stamp designed with Mama Elephant! Meet Pix (short for Pixelette), a little bunny who loves adventures! This stamp set focuses on the things that Pix likes to do: planting, reading, coffee, her little kitty and more!


So today, I’m sharing a card I made with Pix’s Favorites. I’m also using Hillside cc which is perfect with the tree stump and sitting Pix.

Mama Elephant - Pix's Favorites

I blended different greens onto each little hill adhered foam tape and double sided tape under different parts of the hill to create dimensions in certain parts.

Mama Elephant - Pix's Favorites - Close

I also adhered the leaves and a little mushroom on the hill.

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 , Suzy Plantamura


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