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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!

Good morning everyone! I am on the Mama Elephant‘s blog for a simple and fun card using Dim Sum Fun. Since I’m Chinese, I love this stamp set and I’m laughing as I colour in those adorable dim sum!

I wanted a colourful, but simple background for my card base so I decided to do some simple plaid blending/masking. I love doing these backgrounds because (1) they are really really easy and (2) I don’t have to worry about the alignment or not getting a good coverage with a stripe stamp.

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I peel off the masking tape and I turn the card around and start taping the other way.

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I’ve coloured and die cut these cuties and I start arranging them on my card. With 9 types of dim sum, it would be a perfect 3×3 grid.

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I stamped this punny sentiment out and cut out a rectangle that would fit perfectly between the first and second row of dim sums.

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What’s your favourite dim sum? My favourite would definitely be the steamed bunny buns!

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Thanks for stopping by!

Hello, hello! Welcome to a very special Summer Release Stampede! We are thrilled to bring you this splashin’ release of 6 new stamp sets and 7 Creative Cuts dies!

The new release is live and available purchase at our store www.mamaelephant.com as well as at many of our retail partners around the world!

For 2 days only, a brand new straight slider set with any purchase over $60 is yours!

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!

Today, I’m using the super adorable Agenda Boy and Agenda Girl in my card, paired up with Sunday Sentiments. I just love how these little guys have similar themes yet different poses, like this little boy and girl both holding onto balloons!

Stampede - Agenda Boy Girl

I decided to do a little bit of stripes masking and blending for the sky so it’s not a solid gradient. I added in some little stars from Pix’s Happy Holidays to go along with the cute star balloon that they’re holding onto.

Stampede - Agenda Boy Girl - Close

Since this is a special release, we’ve got to bring in some super special people to join our Design Team, right? I can’t think of a more stellar line-up than this right here!

Anna Kossakovskaya | Pamela Ho | Laura Bassen
Nichol Spohr | Melania Deasy | Jennifer McGuire
Vera Rhuhay | Amy Yang | Kristina Werner

Good morning everyone! I’m here with Mama Elephant with a fun little stationery set that I created using the newly released stamp sets and creative cuts. When I first saw the individual kitties from The Cat’s Meow, I thought they would make some adorable mini bookmarks!

The first thing I did was stamp out the individual kitty on a long strip of paper and had it partially cut. Don’t run the entire die through the paper, but instead, leave a little bit so the kitty isn’t fully cut.

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Next, using my fine liner, I extended the the cat down the paper. Using a craft knife, I carefully cut out the long strip of cardstock.

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I coloured the bookmark in with my copics. Be sure to extend the colouring down through the bookmark. You’ll see what I mean when you look at my project photo.

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To ensure that the bookmark can withstand the toughest wear and tear, I cut out 2 more pieces of cardstock and adhered them together. I decided to go for coloured cardstock for the bottom so it’s not entirely white.

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Next, I needed a card to go with this little gift, so I coloured and cut out the kitty using Favor Bag Accessory and adhered it to the front of the card base.

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I combined the Number It creative cuts, Index Card creative cuts and the sentiment from Monster Jam to finish off the card.

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Lastly, I stamped that gang of kitties onto my kraft envelope and coloured in a few of the kitties using my pencil crayons. It’s one big kitty fest here!

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And the winner of a little package!

Congratulations to Mary-Anne V.! Please email your mailing address to pamelaho88[at]gmail.com and I’ll get your package out ASAP!

Thanks so much for stopping by!