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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.

DS - Dim Sum - 1

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

DS - Dim Sum - 2

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.

DS - Dim Sum - 3

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

DS - Dim Sum - 4

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

DS - Dim Sum - 5

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!

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» 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.

DS - The Cat's Meow - 1

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.

DS - The Cat's Meow - 2

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.

DS - The Cat's Meow - 3

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.

DS - The Cat's Meow - 4

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.

DS - The Cat's Meow - 5

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

DS - The Cat's Meow - 6

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!

DS - The Cat's Meow - 7

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!

Good morning everyone! Remember my stampede card with the “29+1” birthday sentiment? Well, for Chinese people, turning 60 wasn’t something to be unhappy about. In fact it’s something that’s so happy that many people throw large birthday celebrations to celebrate 60th birthday!

A friend’s dad turned 60 just a few weeks ago so I made sure to highlight the digits with a fun and colourful background.

SH - Celebration Balloons

The window was die-cut from the new Framed Tags Chelsea and the number dies are from Number It creative cuts.

I stitched the garlands onto the card and decorated it with the tassels from Celebration Balloons.

SH - Celebration Balloons - Close

GIVEAWAY!!
Just like last month, I’m going to give out some of my Mama Elephant projects to a lucky reader. Just comment on any of my April project blog posts (excluding the Stampede) and you’ll be entered into a draw for a special package 🙂 You can also let me know in the comments if there are certain cards that you would like! You have until Thursday May 25th to leave a comment and I’ll announce the winner on May 26th!

Hello everyone! Welcome back to our third stamp highlight for the May release and today, we’ve got everyone’s favourite kitties! This gang from The Cat’s Meow was so fun to colour and I had lots of fun giving each kitty a unique personality through the colours.

SH - The Cat's Meow

And what better sentiment than this from Girlfriends to use for this card!

SH - The Cat's Meow - Close

GIVEAWAY!!
Just like last month, I’m going to give out some of my Mama Elephant projects to a lucky reader. Just comment on any of my April project blog posts (excluding the Stampede) and you’ll be entered into a draw for a special package 🙂 You can also let me know in the comments if there are certain cards that you would like! You have until Thursday May 25th to leave a comment and I’ll announce the winner on May 26th!

Good morning everyone! I’ve got a Mother’s Day card that I want to share with you all! I combined the stamp set Sweetest Greetings with The Cat’s Meow together in the card that I gave to my mom-in-law for Mother’s Day.

I did a little bit of partial cutting with the cats peeking out of the circle. I coloured these little guys in copics with my favourite kitty combinations listed below:

Brown – E33, E53, E51, E50
Dark Grey – W5, W3, W1
Black – N5, N3, N1

SH - Sweetest Greetings

I used the little fish stamp for my background pattern and gave it specks of black paint.

SH - Sweetest Greetings - Close

GIVEAWAY!!
Just like last month, I’m going to give out some of my Mama Elephant projects to a lucky reader. Just comment on any of my April project blog posts (excluding the Stampede) and you’ll be entered into a draw for a special package 🙂 You can also let me know in the comments if there are certain cards that you would like! You have until Thursday May 25th to leave a comment and I’ll announce the winner on May 26th!

Good morning everyone! I’ve got a colourful project featuring the adorable Summer Days stamp set which I paired up with Celebrations Balloon for a party-mood birthday card.

The background was masked off and blended with yellow and blue along with specks of white so it won’t look too boring!

SH - Summer Days

The little critters and the balloon were coloured using copics, finished off with a sentiment from Monster Jam. Have I mentioned how much I love the sentiments from Monster Jam? The font is adorable but not overly cute and the sentiments are perfect!

SH - Summer Days - Close

GIVEAWAY!!
Just like last month, I’m going to give out some of my Mama Elephant projects to a lucky reader. Just comment on any of my April project blog posts (excluding the Stampede) and you’ll be entered into a draw for a special package 🙂 You can also let me know in the comments if there are certain cards that you would like! You have until Thursday May 25th to leave a comment and I’ll announce the winner on May 26th!