Good morning! This is our last stamp highlight for Mama Elephant‘s June release. I hope you all got some wonderful inspiration from the design team! Today, we’ll be looking at the adorable Dandelion Wishes stamp set and its coordinating die cuts.

This is my favourite stamp sets from this June release, and this card is definitely one of my favourite from the June projects!

I decided to create a multi-layered card with a scene. First, I stamped out the critters and coloured them. Using the partial die cut method, I cut the squirrel, tanuki and rabbit out from a piece of long cardstock, and adhered my coloured critters onto the cardstock.

Stampede - Dandelion Wishes - 1

Next, I did some more partial cutting with the dandelions from the front of the cardbase. I slipped a piece of acetate between the two layers and used foam tape to put the 2 layers together.

Stampede - Dandelion Wishes - 2

For the background, I used the On The Hills creative die cuts and blended some blue ink for the clouds.

To finish off the card, I stamped a sentiment from Bountiful Blessings and the loose dandelions from Dandelion Wishes.

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Hello everyone! Welcome back to our third day of Stamp Highlights and today, we’re taking a closer look at Hippity Hop. I love the little bunnies and banner so I wanted to focus on those. I decided to move my focal point from the middle, to the bottom of the card, leaving the top of the card empty.

DS - Hippity Hop

I coloured my little bunnies with copics (W1, W3, W5) and adhered it to a panel that’s cut using On the Hills creative cuts. I love the little stitching! I used the same die and masked off the top so I could blend my clouds above the panel.

DS - Hippity Hop - Close

Finished with the banner hanging from above and two little droplets on the ends of the banner.

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Good morning and happy Monday! We are at our last stamp highlight for Mama Elephant‘s April release with Little Dog Agenda. I am soooo happy that Mama Elephant decided to make the Little Dog Agenda creative cuts and Little Cat Agenda creative cuts! This is going to make mass production much easier!

I brought the focus to Superdog on my card. It’s Superdog to the rescue! I masked off and blended a rainbow with Superdog flying up into space.

SH - Agenda Dogs

I paired it up with the tiny planets from Space Bears. I thought they were just the perfect size for Superdog!

SH - Agenda Dogs (Close)

I’ve accumulated a huge stack of cards (way more than I can use!) so I thought I’d 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!

Good morning! We’re back for our last day for Mama Elephant‘s March release and today, we’re taking a closer look at Congrats All Around. I just love the little frame and the little chick sticking out from behind!

I’m back to the tall skinny format card because I just love the amount of vertical space I have to work with! Using only 3 colours, I blended a rainbow and flicked some water and white opaque paint onto the card base. Using the watermark ink (haven’t used that in a long time!), I repeated the sentiment “Way to Go!” from the stamp set as the background.

SH - Congrats All Around

You can see the subtle sentiment stamping here! I adhered the frame using some foam tape to give the card some dimensions.

SH - Congrats All Around - Close

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Good morning everyone!! I’ve been waiting patiently for this set for the longest time ever since I saw a sneak peak of it from Simon Says! And I’m sure most of you were waiting patiently for it as well!

For my project, I turned one of the tiny ninjas into a female ninja so I could put two together for a wedding card!

Mama Elephant - Tiny Ninjas

Wedding ninjas? Why not! Plus I love that Japanese sentiment for Congratulations!

Mama Elephant - Tiny Ninjas

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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, August 28 to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, August 29 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 star frame from the Super Stars dies. I just love all these different stars in this die set! I masked off my background and blended a light and fluffy background using pink, purple and yellow inks. I stamped the birdies from Featheredd Friends and adhered them in the middle finished off with a simple sentiment.

Paper Smooches - Super Stars Dies

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Welcome back everyone! We’re taking a close look at Calli Letters. This stamp set is AMAZING! I love how Kryssi/Angela included different ways of writing the same letter, and the double “t” and “s” to help make the letter-building easier!

Using the letters one by one, I built my sentiment “congratulations”. The connecting of each letter was very easy and it didn’t take too much measuring to align each letter. The beauty of script letters is that you don’t need to line them up straight!

SH - Calli Letters

I finished the card off by decorating it with the leafy border from New Family and flowers from Lunar Extras. This is a perfect card for a new baby or wedding!

SH - Calli Letters - Close Up

Thank you so much for sticking around these 4 days! I’ll be back with another project for Mama Elephant’s May release later!