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April Winner!

April 25, 2017

Winner winner winner! Random generator has chosen the winner of a small Mama Elephant package from me 🙂

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(How I did it: I wrote down all the names from oldest to newest, numbered them 1-19 and asked Random generator to choose a number for me.)

The winner is the 9th comment from the Pretty Peonies post: Amante del Papel!

Please email your mailing address to pamelaho88[at]gmail.com and I’ll get your package out ASAP!

Thanks for all those who joined in. I’ll have another giveaway next month, and I’ll remember to set the deadline for the draw!

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)

GIVEAWAY!!
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 and welcome to Friday! I have another project using Mama Elephant‘s April release and it’s a super adorable and customizable stamp set called Sticky Notes. I love the little critters sticking out of the stickies!

I made another long card this time because I wanted more room to work with. Someone asked me for the size, and I didn’t really measure the cardstock when I cut it. But it’s approximately 3.25 inches wide x 6.25 inches tall. The reason for these weird measurements is because I wanted them to fit in these long envelopes I got from Hong Kong!

SH - Sticky Notes

So first, I blended my card base with orange and yellow, and flicked some white opaque paint onto the card. I stamped the stickies on another piece of cardstock and cut them out. The clips, post-in and critters are coloured using copics.

SH - Sticky Notes (Close)

The top sticky was adhered using foam tape and the bottom sticky was adhered using a piece of cardstock. I like to add depth and minimize bulk by using 1 layer of foam tape for the top and a thick piece of cardstock for the bottom one.

GIVEAWAY!!
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!

Thanks for stopping by!

Hello everyone! We’re at our 2nd stamp highlight for Mama Elephant‘s April release using the stamp set Pretty Peonies. Peonies are one of my favourite flowers and I was super excited to see this set just in time for Mother’s Day!

With Beauty and the Beast coming out in theatres, I wanted to create my own version of the rose-trapped-in-glass, but with a slight twist by using the gorgeous peonies. And not just 1 peony. I wanted to use a bunch of them. I first cut out my panel using the new Lafayette creative cuts, the next framed tag series.

SH - Pretty Peonies

I coloured my flowers in light pink with a hint of purple, and cut them out with my craft knife. I placed the largest one in the center and slipped the smaller ones behind it.

SH - Pretty Peonies (Close)

My 2nd Mother’s Day card is down and I’m finished with my Mother’s Day cards for this year!

GIVEAWAY!!
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!

Thanks for stopping by!

Good morning everyone! I’m sharing a project over at Mama Elephant’s blog using the new April release stamp set called Wishing You. It has a gorgeous (and huge!) sentiment in the best handlettering with a lot of little phrases that you can tag on to create your own personalized card for any occasion.

I paired this sentiment up with another April release stamp set called Pretty Peonies, the next stamp set in the Floral series. With Mother’s Day coming up, these flowers are perfect for that day! I first stamped a border of these beautiful peonies and coloured them in with my copics.

SH - Wishing You

I stamped the large sentiment right above the flowers, overlapping some of the petals so the sentiment won’t look as if it’s floating alone by itself on the card. I stamped out the second phrase on a scrap piece of cardstock, and adhered it to the card as if it was a label.

SH - Wishing You (Close)

And there you have a very simple, colourful card, perfect for Mother’s Day!

GIVEAWAY!!
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!

Thanks for stopping by!

Good morning everyone!! I’m on Mama Elephant with a project using the adorable Nom Nom KItties. This card was created right after I got home from Japan and it was making me crave ramen!

I first coloured my little kitties. I decided to work with the largest stamp, which is Mr and Ms Kitty having a good time eating ramen together.

DS - Nom Nom Kitties - 1

Then it was time to do the background of the card. I wanted a simple background. Since red is the perfect colour for Japan, I did some gradient stripes on the card and added some white paint and glitter to the back.

DS - Nom Nom Kitties - 2

I couldn’t find a better sentiment than “Cherish the Moment” for this sweet image so I stamped it at the bottom and adhered the kitties with foam tape onto the card.

And here you go! A very simple and adorable finished card!

DS - Nom Nom Kitties - 4

New copics in Japan also gave me an excuse to try new colour palettes!

DS - Nom Nom Kitties - 5

Thanks for stopping by!

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

Thanks for stopping by!