Good morning everyone! I’m over at Mama Elephant‘s blog with a project using Little Girl Agenda and the large Grid Window creative cuts.

The first thing I did was stamp a few of these cuties out and coloured them with my copics.

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Then I blended my card base with pink, yellow and blue, flicked some white paint and water onto the colours and let the magic work it’s way through the colours. Next, I die cut a piece of cardstock with the Grid Window creative cuts. Because I usually create smaller cards (3.5×5), I decided to offset the grid window since I couldn’t fit the entire window on my card.

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I adhered the grid window using some foam tape so I could create a shaker card with 2 of the windows.

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And there you have it! Since I don’t have a lot of complete windows, I only put glitter into 2 of the complete ones so they don’t spill everywhere.

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Can you see the glitter behind these little girls?

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Stamp sets: Little Girl Agenda, Wishing You
Creative Cuts” Little Girl Agenda creative cuts, Grid Window creative cuts

Good morning everyone! I’m over at Mama Elephant‘s blog with a project using Little Boy Agenda. I created a similar card for my Spooky stampede but I wanted to show you here step by step as to how I did the background.

First and foremost: colouring! I stamped out these cuties and coloured them with my copics.

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Then, I stamped the little envelopes from Incoming Mail all over the card base as well as onto a piece of post it. I used my craft knife to cut out the envelope for the masking. When you position the post-it for blending, you can offset it a little to the left/right/top/bottom.

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After the blending, remove the post-it and here you have it! A perfect offset shadow!

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After I have finished colouring the rest of the envelopes, I took the smallest triangle from the stamp set Zenith Borders and stamped it in between the empty spaces.

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And here you have it! A very simple background!

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I adhered one of the agenda boys on the packages and the arrow agenda boys on the left and right of the package. Finished with a sentiment from Happy Mail

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Stamp sets: Little Boy Agenda, Zenith Borders, Happy Mail, Incoming Mail
Creative cuts: Incoming Mail creative cuts, Little Boy Agenda creative cuts

Hello! I’m over at the Mama Elephant‘s blog for a little project using the creative cuts FBA – Halloween. You might just scroll down to the photos and wondering “how is this Halloween?!” and you’re right! I want to show you guys how I created something that’s not a ghost, Frankenstein, mummy or Dracula!

First, I cut out the face using FBA – Halloween and coloured them with copics.

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Copic Colours: E01, E00, E000, E0000

Next, I die cut a circle on a piece of post-it and gave her some blush.

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Along with the other Favor Bag Accessory creative cuts, I cut out the rest of the elements and adhered it onto the face to build a little princess.

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Hair – FBA – Halloween Dracula’s hairline *flipped horizontally*
Blush – FBA – Halloween Ghost’s eye holes
Crown – FBA – Cat Crown
Pigtails – FBA – Bear Panda Eyes
Nose – FBA – Halloween Nose

So where did I get the inspiration for a princess? Of course it’s from another Mama Elephant stamp set called Bootastic! So I created a card using the princess from that stamp set, but instead of a Halloween sentiment, I used a birthday sentiment.

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Here’s a close up of the favour bag accessory – Princess!

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Thanks for stopping by!

Mama Elephant stamps: Surprise Sentiments, Bootastic
Mama Elephant creative cuts: Bootastic, FBA – Halloween, FBA – Bear, FBA – Cat

Hello and good morning everyone! I’m taking over Mama Elephant blog for a spooky (not really…) card featuring the new Plushoween stamp set.

I first stamped and coloured this cute wanna-be bunny out and coloured using my copics. This was just some very basic colouring where I start with the darkest colour, and then go over with my lighter ones to create the gradient.

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Using post-its, I masked off a few stars in the background, then I blended a mixture of distress inks directly onto the card base. What’s a spookier colour combination other than purple and blue!

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I flicked some white paint, water and glitter onto my card base before adhering the little fox and finished the card off by stamping the sentiment.

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Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Plushoween
Creative Cuts: Plushoween creative cuts, Lots of Stars
Copics: Y24, Y26, Y28, YR23, E53, E51, E50, R32, R02, R08, R00
Inkpads: Broken China, Dusty Concord

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

Hello and good morning! You know we’re starting the weekend right with a Mama Elephant special spooky stampede! I’ve got a super adorable card using the new stamp set Plushoween, another set to add to your Halloween collection.

Stampede - Plushoween

I had lots of fun colouring this cutie with copic markers. I stamped the candy corn for the background and blended some offset triangles onto of the stamped image.

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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/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 SpohrLaura Bassen, Amy Yang

Good morning! I am over at Mama Elephant‘s blog today and I have a super fun project to show you! I have been a little bit crazy about ramen these days and we’ve been cooking up a lot of them for dinner because they’re so simple to prepare. With that, I would like to invite you all to a ramen dinner party at my place!

But first, we need to give you the invitations to the ramen party. I combined DIY Invitation and Invitation Wishes together on my cards as well as Nom Nom Kitties for a one-of-a-kind invitation.

First, I stamped my kitties onto a card (3.5in x 5in). I coloured them with my copics and then I masked it off with some post-its. Next, I used the curly brackets from Index Card cc to mask off an area for me to stamp my invite information. Then I masked off my plaids and started blending! This entire card base is then stitched onto a piece of dark grey cardstock.

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Next, I need a bold greeting shouting You’re Invited!. I stamped the large sentiment onto another piece of card (5in x 3.5in) and masked off the middle part, leaving a border. I stamped the little elements from Nom Nom Kitties and coloured them with my copics. I masked each element off with my post-its so I could blend in a nice shade of blue for the border. This card base is again stitched to a piece of dark grey cardstock.

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Then this set of invitation is simply wrapped up with a piece of vellum strip. I’m loving the bold sentiment and the bold colours!

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Oh and of course, I can’t leave out a little RSVP card! I cut out a piece of cardstock (2.5in x 3.5in) and stamped one of the kitties on the left side. I masked off a strip of white so I could give the border a nice blended blue shade.

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And here you have it! My invitation to a ramen-party! Would you care to join us that night?

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Thanks for stopping by!

Hello and good morning! I’m taking over Mama Elephant‘s blog with a simple card featuring Mermaid Kisses.

First thing, I stamped, die cut and coloured out a mermaid as well as those adorable little fish, stars, pearls and crabs.

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I’m using the long card format again (3.5in x 6in) with a circle cut out using Sew Fancy. I blended a mixture of purple, blue and teal onto the cardbase behind the circle.

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I finished off by stamping the sentiment underneath the circle and adhered each little element around the faux-stitched circle.

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Did anyone else coloured their mermaid like Ariel unintentionally?

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Thanks for stopping by!