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Hello and welcome to our last Stamp Highlight of the March release!! We will be taking a look at the newest alphabet stamp Lots of Letters. I just love how tiny these letters are. It’s perfect for creating your own sentiments. And you can stamp out long quotes if you want to!

I wanted to create a background with falling letters in the same shades as my dragon. Can you tell I can’t stop colouring these things?

DS - Lots of Letters

I stamped out “thanks” in the background, using blue, purple and pink and stitched a banner (Dotted Details creative cuts) on top to soften the area around the dragon.

Inks used: Sweet Lilac, Piggy Bank, Rainwater, Pacific Blue, Fresh Mint

DS - Lots of Letters - Close

I stamped out the dragon from Me and My Dragons and coloured in copics (B00, B01, B02, B05, BV00, BV11, BV13). The card is then finished off with a simple sentiment from Mini Messages.

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Good morning everyone! I’m super sad that I missed out on creating some bunny cards for you last month, but I’m back with this super adorable stamp set called Tea with Friends that’s part of Mama Elephant‘s February release.

I first stamped out all the elements I want to put on my card. I used the Mama bunny from Tea with Friends and the little bunny is from Picnic with Friends.

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Have I ever told you I love the curly bracket die from Framed Tags – Union Square? If I could, I’d use it on every card! I cut out the middle with the bracket die and blended a pink/orange/yellow blend onto the card base.

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After I finish blending the background, it’s time to put all the pieces together.

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And here’s the finished card! Just in time for the Peter Rabbit movie too!

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Here’s a close up of the card, where you can see the white and water splatters against the blended background.

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Hello, hello! Welcome to a very special Summer Release Stampede! We are thrilled to bring you this splashin’ release of 6 new stamp sets and 7 Creative Cuts dies!

The new release is live and available purchase at our store www.mamaelephant.com as well as at many of our retail partners around the world!

For 2 days only, a brand new straight slider set with any purchase over $60 is yours!

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!

Today, I’m using the super adorable Agenda Boy and Agenda Girl in my card, paired up with Sunday Sentiments. I just love how these little guys have similar themes yet different poses, like this little boy and girl both holding onto balloons!

Stampede - Agenda Boy Girl

I decided to do a little bit of stripes masking and blending for the sky so it’s not a solid gradient. I added in some little stars from Pix’s Happy Holidays to go along with the cute star balloon that they’re holding onto.

Stampede - Agenda Boy Girl - Close

Since this is a special release, we’ve got to bring in some super special people to join our Design Team, right? I can’t think of a more stellar line-up than this right here!

Anna Kossakovskaya | Pamela Ho | Laura Bassen
Nichol Spohr | Melania Deasy | Jennifer McGuire
Vera Rhuhay | Amy Yang | Kristina Werner

Hello! Today, I’m on the Mama Elephant blog today with a little card featuring Tiny Ninjas. This little ninja was just calling out to be paired with a piece of string for rope, so I made it into a fun swinging ninja!

I first masked off an area to blend my background in. I wanted the ninja to be swinging around against the sky so the ninja would pop out against the blue background. I masked off some clouds using the die cut from Sunday Stroll.

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I framed the card using the scallop die cut from All Prettied Up and adjusted the rope with the ninja to get it swinging the right direction.

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I finished off the card with a simple “Thank You” sentiment from the same Tiny Ninjas stamp set.

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If you look closely, you’ll see some water and white paint splatters against the background!

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Good morning everyone! I’m taking over Mama Elephant‘s blog for today with a project using Rowdy Raccoons stamp set and its coordinating dies.

I created a very simple card base using the Index Card creative cuts to mask off a bubble for my sentiment. I blended pink and yellow together and flicked some water onto the blending to create lighter splotches.

Mama Elephant - Rowdy Raccoons

I stamped the sentiment from Tandem Extras in the bubble. I thought the “pick me up” was perfect for the Mr. Raccoon in the little wagon!

Mama Elephant - Rowdy Raccoons

I stamped and coloured the little wagon and the cute raccoon holding the flag. I gave the images some highlights by using a white gel pen to trace certain parts for the highlight.

Mama Elephant - Rowdy Raccoons

Finished off with 2 little duckies from the stamp set trailing behind the wagon!

Mama Elephant - Rowdy Raccoons

And there you go! A simple and very clean card using the masking technique to reduce the amount of layers.

Mama Elephant - Rowdy Raccoons

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It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches MARCH 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, May 29 to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, May 30 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 one of the newly released die for June called Potted Plant and it’s a fun, cute and very delicate die cut. I carefully stacked 3 of them together since they are hard to use foam tape to adhere it on the card. I did a blend of pink, yellow and green ink on the cardbase to make the white die cut stand out even more.

Paper Smooches - Potted Plant Die

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Hello everyone! This is Pamela here on Mama Elephant‘s blog with a project using Organic Blooms and Framed Tag Columbus Circle creative cuts.

I wanted to make a very simple one layer card for my mother-in-law for the upcoming Mother’s Day and I thought this gorgeous flower would be perfect for her! I started by stamping the large flower on the bottom half of the card base in black.

Mama Elephant - Organic Blooms - 1

After stamping the flower, I started by applying some ink onto the flower. I used Delicata gold for the flower petals and Smoke ink for the smaller leaves. When I coloured each one, I left a white outline for the highlight.

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I stamped the “Heartfelt Thanks” from the same stamp set and cut out the sentiment. I adhered the sentiment onto the cardbase with foam tape.

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Now onto my envelope! I wanted to do a window to showcase the pretty flower cluster so I used the Columbus Circle creative cuts to cut my window panel.

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To finish off the card, I flicked some gold and black paint onto the card so the top part wouldn’t be too empty with that large white space.

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Here’s the completed project! Now I have a pretty envelope to go with my card!

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