Hello everyone! I’m on the Mama Elephant blog using the stamp set Friend Indeed and its complimenting die Friend Script.

I started off by die-cutting a mask and adhered it to the card base. I will be making a simple one-layer card so masking comes in handy

DS - Friend Indeed (2)

After that, I started to mask off some geometric shapes (mask on mask!), took my ink blending tool and blended all sorts of colours onto the card.

DS - Friend Indeed (3)

Here is the card after the colours have been blended in but before removing the scripted mask.

DS - Friend Indeed (4)

I removed the final mask and finished the sentiment off with the stamp set.

DS - Friend Indeed (5)

And here you go! The final card!

DS - Friend Indeed (1)

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It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches AUGUST release with you!  FOUR new stamps and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase on July 31st at 8:00pm pacific time. 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, August 4th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, August 5th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

Emily is taking a small hiatus to care for different things in her life. Kathy Racoosin is filling in for her.  We are so excited to have Kathy join us in August!

Alice Wertz
Ashley Marcu
JJ Bolton
Kalyn Kepner
Kathy Racoosin
Kay Miller
Laura Bassen
Laurie Schmidlin
Michele Boyer
Pamela Ho
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)

It’s soooo nice to be back and creating for Paper Smooches after a long break!  I needed a little break between several things that happened in life.  In short – I got married :)

Anyway… I’m using the new Paw Print Dies from the August release along with a sentiment from Lucky Dog Two stamp set.  I did a little of ink blending in blue and black.  It might be hard to tell from the photo, but the paw print is actually a negative die cut on a panel and the ink blending is directly on the card base.  I adhered the little red heart with foam tape and nested it into the paw print.

Paper Smooches - Paw Prints

This is such an adorable die and it’s perfect for those furry friends’ owners!

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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!


This release is absolutely adorable <3 We’ve got Tandem Bike and Tandem Extras along with its coordinating dies. I used a simple pattern paper and stamped out some flowers and a simple sentiment. I love colouring these little flowers!
Mama Elephant - July Stampede

Sometimes, a card doesn’t have to have a huge focal point. I love how the flowers are lined up at the bottom with the sentiment in the middle!


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!
Melania, Vera, NicholLaura, Pamela, Elena

Hello everyone! I’m on the Mama Elephant blog using the stamp set Charmed and its coordinating dies. This is an adorable stamp set designed by the talented Elena <3

I started off by stamping the owl (with a little crown!), the floral wreath and the ribbon from the stamp set. I coloured it with my copics and made some highlights and sparkle using a white gel pen and a clear glitter gel pen.

Tip – I always cut the image out before colouring, just in case I made a mistake in the die-cutting process. This way, I don’t have to waste time on recolouring the image!

Mama Elephant - Charmed

After cutting and colouring everything, I started to assemble my card. I stamped by stamping the tree branch onto a piece of cardstock and stitched it in place. I then adhered the owl, wreath, and ribbon to the card and finished it off with a simple sentiment from the same stamp set.

Mama Elephant - Charmed

And here you go – a fully assembled card. That owl is super cute!!

Mama Elephant - Charmed

Here’s the close up of the card. You can see the places where I used the white gel pen (for the cheeks) and the glitter gel pen to highlight certain places, like the owl’s tummy and the flowers on the wreath.

Mama Elephant - Charmed

Thanks for stopping by!

We’re back at our last day of Mama Elephant’s June release Stamp Highlight, but don’t worry, we have more inspiration from the design team starting on Wednesday! We’ll be looking at Chance of Rain, an adorable stamp set that’s perfect for the rainy season… in Hong Kong :)

I wanted to stamp the cute couple together so I had them holding onto an umbrella underneath the rain. Rainbow umbrella? I’ve wanted one for the longest time of my life! It makes the gloomy rainy day so much brighter!

Mama Elephant - Chance of Rain

I stamped a sentiment from Sunday Sentiments to ground the cute couple.  And of course, I had to finish off the card with some stitching!

Let’s go over to Mama Elephant’s blog for more inspiration!

It’s the second day of Mama Elephant’s June release Stamp Highlight and I’m back with another cute card :) Today, we’re highlighting Sunday Sentiments that’s a perfect companion stamp set with Sunday Stroll. Except… I used it with Charmed instead :D

I stamped the “congratulations” sentiment across the middle of the card and extended it a little bit to the right with a black liner. I then stamped, coloured and cut out an owl couple and the wreath from Charmed. I adhered the owl couple onto the sentiment, to make it look like it’s perching on the line.

Mama Elephant - Sunday Sentiment

The wreath ended up sticking out a little bit (my cards are usually 3.5 x 5) so I trimmed off a part of the wreath.

Head on over to Mama Elephant’s blog to see what the rest of the team created!

Good morning and welcome to the first Stamp Highlight with Mama Elephant’s June release! Today, we’ll be looking at Sunday Stroll and its coordinating creative cuts. If you haven’t noticed yet, this whole week of Stamp Highlights will be cuteness overload. Every single stamp set is so so SO cute!

For my card today, I decided to stamp a baby duckling, Mama duck and Papa duck. I used the fun little arrows from the stamp set and stamped it around the duckling’s head to show the new addition to the family.

Mama Elephant - Sunday Stroll

I stamped the sentiment from Ellan & Friends. I think that’s the perfect sentiment for a baby congratulations card!

Now it’s time to head on over to the blog to see what the rest of the team created!


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