Mama Elephant x Operation Write Home – Blog Hop

June 23, 2014

We’re so excited to be partnering this summer with Operation Write Home – they are a nonprofit that sends beautiful handmade cards to our service members so that they can write home to their families. Isn’t that just the best? There’s no Hallmark store in the desert, so this is a pretty important gift we can give them as crafters!

Our “In My heart” set was inspired by the mission of OWH; we know that many of those serving overseas have little kiddos at home that they write to. So we designed cute little kids and sentiments to express just how much those little folks are missed! The drawings are done in such a way that they can be adapted to different ethnicities too, making this a really flexible set. We’ll be donating 20% of the proceeds of the stamp sets sold on our retail site from now until July 31st – we really want to help them fundraise for all their efforts!

We also know you’ll want to join in on the mission to serve the troops – be sure you visit the OWH website and read all the guidelines carefully….you’ll learn about why glitter is dangerous to send, so leave the stickles behind when making cards for heroes! Lots more information is available on their Welcome page – tons of questions are answered there! And they have a fun YouTube show each weekday with project info, tutorials, and more – check it out HERE.


Isn’t this stamp set the cutest!! I made a simple card with the little girl on the hill, looking at the sky and that important someone in her heart 🙂


I first blended the ink onto my card base and flicked some water on it to create a starry sky.


The Starburst creative cut is just perfect to add those little stars right onto the card base!


I created a soft shadow on the girl so that it looks like the stars are shining on her. To create that shadow, I masked everything outside the stamped outline and blended some purple/blue on her right.



Here’s the blog hop list!

Mama Elephant http://www.mamaelephantblog.com
Sandy Allnock http://wp.me/p2kUof-3bC
Nichol Magouirk http://www.nicholmagouirk.typepad.com
Lisa Spangler http://sideoatsandscribbles.wumple.com/
Elena Roussakis http://justmeprints.blogspot.com/
Emily Leiphart http://leiphartonart.blogspot.com/
Julie Ebersole http://papertrufflez.com/
Pamela Ho https://fishydesign.wordpress.com/
Joni Andaya http://jonininaandaya.blogspot.com/
Kathy Racoosin http://www.thedailymarker.com/
Laura Bassen http://laurafadora.wordpress.com/
Ashley Marcu http://cherryhilldesign.blogspot.com/
Heather Campbell http://parkermolly.blogspot.com/

Operation Write Home: http://wp.me/p2kUr6-4xe

37 Responses to “Mama Elephant x Operation Write Home – Blog Hop”

  1. Melissa T. Says:

    Thank you for the tip about masking/shadowing, that looks great! 🙂

  2. Crafty Paws Says:

    WOW, gorgeous starry sky! What a special card! tfs and a great hop! xoxo, Kristina

  3. Joan k Says:

    Sweet and wistful – thanks for sharing the details for creating a scene on your adorable card.

  4. Holly Saveur Says:

    very sweet and gorgeous background..

  5. *Vicki* Says:

    WOW!! Really love that gorgeous starry sky!! Beautiful color blending!! TFS! 🙂

  6. Cathy H. Says:

    Love the night sky!!! Thanks for sharing the shading of the girl image. Never thought of doing that.

  7. JOAN SMITH Says:

    AWWWWW your card is too sweet. I love how the little girl looks like she’s praying love too how you used the die to create your beautiful sky which to me depicts wish upon a star. Super great coloring….love your precious card!!

  8. cdebbie672 Says:

    What a great card…the star die is perfect…I love your background and the little hill for that adorable little one to stand on. Thanks for helping out OWH!!

  9. Lori Kobular Says:

    I LOVE that star die! And you really did a beautiful job coloring your beautiful card! Thank you for helping out OWH!

  10. Christine Kiehl Says:

    I LOVE what you did with the peek a boo stars! So clever! Thank you for sharing with us!

  11. ElsieB Says:

    Before reading the text I thought you’d cut out each star from the background separately using the cuts that match this set. I’m glad there’s a die that provides the night sky so you don’t have to do that! 🙂 Such a cute card – thanks for the inspiration!

  12. Mary-Anne V. Says:

    Very sweet card…love the starry night and the shadow on the little girl.

  13. kzladie Says:

    I also love the star die cut – amazing! Your coloring really showed them up. Thanks for supporting OWH and their bloghop.

  14. Grá O'Neill Says:

    Beautiful card, love the shading 🙂

  15. Virginia L. Says:

    Utterly SWEET! Love the sweet but intense colors that you used, Pamela! HUGS!

  16. Sarah G Says:

    Love the starry sky and vibrant colours – such a great setting for the cute girl 🙂

  17. Love the shading you did. She is so cute.

  18. Robin L Says:

    So sweet!

  19. Christiana Says:

    So sweet! And the way you did the shadow on her is genius.

  20. Sue D Says:

    Very cute–I like how you created the sky.

  21. Pam Says:

    Love the stars with this sweet little angel.

  22. She’s so sweet – and that sky! Wow!

  23. Anny Says:

    super adorable card!

  24. Lyn Kaufmann Says:

    Fabulous card. I love the step by step. The sky on your card is spectacular and the little girl is sweet as can be.

  25. Pam C Says:

    That’s such a sweet card. The night sky is very pretty.

  26. Shannon J Says:

    That sky is ah-mazing!!! LOVE!!

  27. Lady Fair Says:

    Beautiful night sky, Love the dimension you created on the little girl, too.

  28. urrn4u Says:

    The nighttime sky is lovely with the distress inks and the star die. Perfect to say to a family back home that you are looking up and seeing them while you are away and deployed.

  29. Kara Says:

    Love the gorgeous background.

  30. Celeste Goff Says:

    What an adorable card! I love, love, love that starry background!

  31. love the night scene and the coloring on it love it

  32. marie wilson Says:

    What a precious card.. you can feel the love from the card… i love the starry sky
    good luck to everyone 🙂

  33. What a gorgeous sky! Love the idea of flicking the water on the Distress ink to create the stars. Will definitely have to keep that in mind for future reference. Also love the coloring & shading on the little girl. Great job! Tfs!

  34. Kristine Says:

    Reminds me of the song from I think a Disney movie about being somewhere out there under a blue sky and looking up and envisioning the other doing the same thing. So precious!

  35. janetzeppa Says:

    Love the starry sky!

  36. Petti Says:

    This is so cute!

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