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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!

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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

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, July 31 to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, August 1 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 scroll die in my project today and I love the intricate die cut! I used the die cut and used it as a mask so I could blend the dark navy blue into my cardstock. I blended just half of the cardstock, and then, using the negatives from the die cut, I blended the outline of the scroll for the top part.

Paper Smooches - Scroll Die

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Good morning everyone! I’m taking over Mama Elephant‘s blog for today with a project using Rowdy Raccoons stamp set and its coordinating dies.

I created a very simple card base using the Index Card creative cuts to mask off a bubble for my sentiment. I blended pink and yellow together and flicked some water onto the blending to create lighter splotches.

Mama Elephant - Rowdy Raccoons

I stamped the sentiment from Tandem Extras in the bubble. I thought the “pick me up” was perfect for the Mr. Raccoon in the little wagon!

Mama Elephant - Rowdy Raccoons

I stamped and coloured the little wagon and the cute raccoon holding the flag. I gave the images some highlights by using a white gel pen to trace certain parts for the highlight.

Mama Elephant - Rowdy Raccoons

Finished off with 2 little duckies from the stamp set trailing behind the wagon!

Mama Elephant - Rowdy Raccoons

And there you go! A simple and very clean card using the masking technique to reduce the amount of layers.

Mama Elephant - Rowdy Raccoons

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