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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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Hello and good morning! I hope everyone had a great weekend and I hope you’re ready for our May Stampede! We’ve got another big release and there’s gotta be something for everyone!

I used the adorable FBA Bear on my birthday card. Apparently “29+1” is the new way to say “30”. I guess changing digit is always something to be excited about! I coloured each little part of my bear with my blending tool and started to assemble Brown (the adorable bear from Line Friends).

Stampede - FB Bear

I wanted it to be a bright coloured card so I used a bright blue for my background along with yellow digits and the perfect sentiment to celebrate 29+1 in style!

Stampede - FB Bear - Close

*Card size: 3.5 x 6

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 SpohrLaura Bassen, Amy Yang

Hello and good morning!! I’m on the Mama Elephant blog with a fun project showcasing the beautiful Framed Tags: Lafayette. My favourite? The curly brackets frame!

First, I wanted to make a plaid background for my card. For plaid, I usually mask each stripe using some thin masking tapes.

DS - Lafayette - 1

After the first set of stripes have been blended with ink, I rotate and mask off the second set of stripes with more masking tape.

DS - Lafayette - 2

After my plaid background is fully blended, I use the curly bracket and die cut a frame in the middle. This is where I’m going to put my little critters and sentiment.

DS - Lafayette - 3

I coloured and die cut out Little Dog Agenda and Little Cat Agenda and paired it with up with Sunday Sentiments.

DS - Lafayette - 4

And after adhering the plaid frame onto the card base, the card is finished!

DS - Lafayette - 5

Here’s a close up of the card, where you can see the plaid masking up close, and the white paint and water splatters on the plaid. I love how the distress inks reacts with water!

DS - Lafayette - 6

Thanks for stopping by!

April Winner!

April 25, 2017

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

2017-04-25 08_14_40-RANDOM.ORG - True Random Number Service

(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!