Friday, February 27, 2015

Mama Elephant: Three Amigos

Hi Everyone! Ashley here, sharing a card featuring Three Amigos!


I created a little hideout using Peek a Frames and Sew Fancy for the raccoon that I stamped from Three Amigos. The stamped leaves are a perfect addition from Freestyle Florals and add to the woodsy look. 


I added a few more stamped panels behind the hideout using Sew Fancy and the new borders set Zenith Borders.  

I hope you enjoy Three Amigos as much as I did! I can't wait to stamp it again and again!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Paper Smooches Blog Hop!

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches February release with you!  TWO new stamps and TEN new dies will be available to purchase on February 28th at 8:00pm pacific time. 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, March 1st to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, March 2nd to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.  

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 super excited to introduce Luminous Spring to you today! I needed a set like this.  :)

I stamped and colored the rainbow with Copics then fit the sentiment right underneath. When I was playing with the set I noticed the raindrop fits perfectly over the "o" in the sentiment. Love that. I finished the card with a little layering which includes some vellum die cut clouds that you just might see this month too. ;)


Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Mama Elephant: Zenith Borders

Today I'm highlighting the new Mama Elephant stamp set Zenith Borders. This isn't the first time I've used this set though. :) There is more HERE and HERE.


I started by die cutting Femme Frames and stamped the chevron border like flags hanging from the top of the panel. I added the die cut bears from Bear Hugs (colored with Copics) and a sentiment from Surprise Sentiments.


I love the tone on tone background. I die cut Sew Fancy and used Zenith Borders again to add the pattern.

It's been a great week! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Mama Elephant: Freestyle Florals

I'm back sharing the new Mama Elephant release. This card features Freestyle Florals but I couldn't help but incorporate a few of the other new sets too! :)



To create this card I stamped the flower and leaves, colored them with Copics and die cut them out. The Creative Cuts are a must have with a set like this. ;) Next I cut the journaling card from Peek a Frame, added a little ink and stamped the sentiment from Bear Hugs. I created the back panel by stamping the chevron from Zenith Borders at a diagonal. I love how the front and the back of the border stamp shows on some lines. It adds to the organic look, don't you think? I added a little more ink around the edges then die cut it with Sew Fancy. I added a few finishing touch with twine and washi tape and the card is done. 

I'll be back with more tomorrow! Thanks for stopping by! 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Mama Elephant Stamp Highlight: Bear Hugs

Today I'm sharing the new Mama Elephant Bear Hugs stamp set. It is amazing! I sat down and made this card the day it arrived in my mail. :) It's THAT good. 


I started this card by stamping and die cutting the bears from Bear Hugs and the coordinating Creative Cuts. Next I used Sew Fancy along with Landscape Trio to create the white panel. The hill was inked using a mask and Distress Ink. Then I stamped the sentiment, placed the bears and added the stars. I love the patterned papers that complete this scene!

I'll be back with more Mama Elephant release projects soon!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Mama Elephant Stampede!



Welcome to the Mama Elephant Release Design Team blog hop!

The newest release is now live and available for purchase in the store!
www.mamaelephant.com


I created a card with three of the new stamp sets. It features Freestyle Florals plus stamps from Zenith Borders and Bear Hugs. 


I started by die cutting a white mat from Femme Frames. Next, I stamped the flowers and leaves from Freestyle Florals in several colors of pigment ink. I sponged a few coordinating colors around the edges. Next I die cut a tag from Tags a Lot. I didn't need the entire tag so I used the Femme Frames die again to trim off the top which added the stitched border. 


I stamped the sentiment from Bear Hugs and the branches from Femme Frames. The card was finished with my favorite background from Zenith Borders.

This is a knock out release. I know you'll love it!

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 3 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 «

Each action qualifies for one entry, max 3 entries per stampeder please!
Enjoy the rest of the Stampede!

Ashley (that's me)
Laura
Nichol
Pamela

Friday, February 6, 2015

Mama Elephant: Surprise Sentiments

Hi Everyone! Ashley here sharing a card featuring the newly released Surprise Sentiments. I love this entire release and have used a few other great new products to compliment the trendy sentiment.


This card started with the sentiment. I love the mix of fonts in this set! The curly Y  in Hooray inspired me to create a super hero (found in the new Tiny Heroes set) flying up through the sentiment. I love how the super girl fits right above the curve.


To create the scene I first die cut a piece of white card stock using the Sew Fancy dies. Then I stamped the sentiment and the super girl. The super girl will eventually be covered up but I needed her there to get my placement right. Next, I masked off an area below her and inked it up, gradually going from dark to light. Once I was done with the ink I used the Sew Fancy dies again to add the stitched lines below the sentiment.


Next I stamped the super girl image again on a separate piece of card stock and die cut it with the coordinating dies. I colored her with Copics and adhered her to the panel using dimensional adhesive. I finished the card with a few different patterned papers and stamped the card base with Sentimental Borders.

Thanks for joining me today! I can't wait to see how you use Surprise Sentiments!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Paper Smooches Blog Hop!

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches February release with you!  FOUR new stamps and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase on January 31st at 8:00pm pacific time. 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, February 1st to leave a comment. 
- Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, February 2nd to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.  

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)

Now, on to my card! I created this using the new Have Faith stamp set. I masked and inked the hill and then added another fun stitched hill with Stitched Dies. I stamped the crosses and sentiment from the set. There are so many great words in this set! The felt bow was cut from another fun die being released this month! Isn't it adorable?!?!


Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the hop! :)

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Mama Elephant: Shooting Star

Each Mama Elephant stamp set has been such a joy to create with this month! Shooting Star is another great set with THE BEST sentiments ever. I just love the text and handwriting combo. 


To create my card I stamped the girl from Shooting Star. Then I colored her with Copics and cut her out with the coordinating dies. I used the star clusters and individual stars found in the stamp set to create a burst of stars behind her on a panel cut from Femme Frames. The large patterned paper panel, that fits perfectly on a standard A2 card, was cut from Sew Fancy. Isn't that stitched edge the best?!


I finished my card with a little Wink of Stella on the girl's shoes and stars on her purse and bow plus a few sequins sprinkled in the sky.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Mama Elephant: Merci

Today I'm excited to help feature the new Mama Elephant stamp set Merci. This is one of those stamp sets that is an instant classic. Definitely one that I'll be grabbing again and again.


For my card I die cut the medium sized tag from Tags a Lot then I stamped the thank you greeting from Merci. Next I stamped the flowers with Mama Elephants die ink. The coverage is unbeatable. I'm finding myself leaning towards die inks more and more. :)


I finished the card with a simple twine bow, a little patterned paper and some washi tape to pull it all together.

Thanks for stopping by!