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We’re at our last day of our Stamp Highlights, but don’t worry! We’ve got some amazing cards up for our Designer Series later on! We’re showcasing the gorgeous florals in the stamp set Botanic Hello and it’s definitely my favourite for this month!

I stamped out the florals and coloured them in with my copics. I had so much fun colouring in these beautiful flowers and I wanted to make them all pink because these reminds me of cherry blossoms.

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It’s a little hard to see, but I used my glitter pen and stippled the alphabets so they are a little glittery when you tilt it back and forth. I also flicked some white paint onto the flowers so the colours won’t look too plain. Flicking white paint, glitter paint or just water is a great way to add dimensions to a card!

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Hello and welcome back to another Stamp Highlight for Mama Elephant! Today we’re taking a look at 2 stamp sets – Swashy Upper and Swashy Lower letters!

These are some beautiful letters that are perfect if you’re struggling with calligraphy but you need to get some cards addressed in a fancy way 🙂

SH - Swashy Letters

These are also perfect for custom sentiments! I needed a baby card for a newborn baby boy’s parents and created my own custom sentiment.

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Good morning! Hope you had a great yester-day when you saw all our projects for the Otterly Adorable set! Today, we’re looking at the Just a Note stamp set which is a perfect stamp for creating simple notecards.

I stamped the sentiment on my card which took up almost the entire card front! So I stamped in a little kitty from Little Cat Agenda to wish the receiver a happy birthday!

SH - Just a Note

The sky was made by blending some blue ink after masking off some clouds.

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Hello! Welcome to the stamp highlights for Mama Elephant‘s January release! I can’t believe we’re in 2017 already! We’ve got some cute stamps as well as some elegant stamps being released this month so I’m sure you’ll see something you love!

I coloured these adorable otters and created a blended background for them by using the hearts from Favor Bag XL creative cuts.

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I flicked some water and white paint onto those hearts before adhering the sentiment to the card.

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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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I had so much fun colouring these adorable otters as well as putting the goodie bag together! For my project, I used the Favor Bag die as well as the stamp set Otterly Adorable. How cute are these products!!

Stampede - Otterly Adorable

These are the perfect goodie bags for parties and gifts! I used mine to package up a little needle felted gift for my significant ‘otter’ 🙂

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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 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, January 1 to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, January 2 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 newly released For You Tag die which I absolutely love! It’s a fat and short die which is perfect if you have large critters that you’d like to use. There’s also a “For You” sentiment die that fits perfectly inside the tag die! For my project, I did some colour-blocking and stitched a piece of vellum to soften the colours before adhering the white sentiment. I love this perfect tag size!

Paper Smooches - For You Tag die

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Good morning everyone!  I’m excited to be joining a large group of talented crafters for the annual Advent Calendar Extravaganza!

Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests – each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises await behind the door!

For my project, I decided to do a very simple one layer postcard that would be very mail-friendly. I love going back to postcards nowadays, complete with those vintage stamps and a simple handlettered message.

I started by stamping the buildings from one of Mama Elephant’s October release set – City Sidewalks. I masked off the buildings to blend the distress inks in. I flicked some opaque paint and water to the ink to give it the effect of snow.

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On the back, I stamped a few lines for where I would put the mailing address. Remember how all the postcards have a line in the middle separating the address from the message? Well, I decided to imitate that using the dotted die from Fine Trimmings!

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Giveaway:
It’s not a party without a prize – and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by [sponsor’s name] so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post – then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2016 to enter.

Don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!