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Mama Elephant 8th Anniversary Stampede - Day 3


Welcome back to Day 3 of the Mama Elephant Design Team blog hop! We are celebrating 8 years with a fantastic new holiday release along with our amazing friends!

Join us with some free goodies and our annual sale! 

You can shop the newest release which is LIVE in our store now!

Hello, crafty friends! I am honored to guest design for Mama Elephant's 8th anniversary. Happy anniversary, Mama Elephant! Today I have a few cards to share with you, using Mama Elephant stamp sets and dies - Oh Penguin Tree and Let it Snow. I just love how adorable these new stamps are and I had such a blast making cards for the upcoming holiday season. Only 98 more days until Christmas, folks!

For the first card, I stamped, colored, and die cut the Oh Penguin Tree stamp onto Neenah  110lb white cardstock and then cut with the coordinating die. I used copic markers to color in the super cute penguins and other elements. As always, I wanted to make a box card, but because of the large size of the stamp, I used the Display a Card creative cuts instead. 

I used Spun Sugar and Tumbled Glass distress oxides for the background of the card. I also did an emboss resist technique using the smaller snowflake stamps in white. To add interest, I splattered with gold acrylic paint. And lastly, I stamped the "Sending warm wishes all winter long" sentiment and adhered the penguin tree stamp. 

The next card is a slimline card using the Oh Penguin Tree stamp and coordinating dies, once again. I just couldn't stop playing with this set. For the base of this card, I die cut two of the scallop die from the Slim Window Dressing creative cuts. I scored one of them at 1/4 inch on the vertical side and glued the other panel to create a shaped card. I then cut a smaller rectangle and did a resist emboss technique using the snowflake dies and distress oxides in Tumbled Glass and Milled Lavender. I used my sewing machine to add interest around the inked panel. Next, I splattered with white and gold acrylic paint, stamped the sentiment, and foam mounted the penguin tree. I love how easy it is to create cards with this stamp set!

Slimline cards are very popular right now and I am having so much fun making them. I decided to make another slimline card, this time combining stamps from the Oh Penguin Tree and Let it Snow stamp sets. 

For this card, I cut three of the scallop die from the Slim Film City creative cuts. I used the same technique mentioned above to make a shaped card. I then took the extra scallop panel and used the Hillside Cover creative cuts to create the snowbanks. I used the "Let it snow" and "Tis the season to be freezin'" sentiments, using the emboss resist technique. I then used Picked Raspberry distress oxide ink for the sky and Tumbled Glass for the snowbanks. Next, I stamped, copic colored, and cut the images with their coordinating die cuts. Lastly, I adhered the stamped elements to create an adorable winter scene.

Last but not the least, I made a box card using the 3D Pop Up Card creative cuts and the super duper adorable snowmen and penguin that I stamped, colored, and cut twice. I just couldn't seem to put these new stamps away! 

For this card, I assembled the box as directed. I cut the panels and inserts, and inked with Tumbled Glass and Shaded Lilac distress oxide inks. I then added splatters of white and gold acrylic paint. The stamped elements are colored with copic markers and cut with their coordinating dies. I also cut the "Let it Snow" sentiment die in gold glitter cardstock and adhered onto the front panel of the card. Lastly, I adhered the images to create a fun winterscape.  

I hope you like my cards and are inspired to create with the new Mama Elephant Oh Penguin Tree and Let it Snow stamp sets! 

That's not all! To celebrate this special Anniversary release, Mama Elephant is giving away ten $25 gift certificates to our store!!! That is 10 winners!!! Winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the 3 day 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: «
» 3. Follow/tweet us on Twitter: «
» 4. Follow/leave a comment for us on Instagram: «
(Each action qualifies for one entry, max 4 entries per stampeder please!)

Here are the designers for today. Please make sure to visit each of them and leave some kind words and comments!

Mette Witus »
Wanda Guess »
Jessica Frost Ballas »
Nichol Spohr »
Claudia Mauri »
Mama Elephant »

Thank you and Happy Stampeding!


  1. Such sweet winter scenes! I love your penguin tree and those soft colors!

  2. WOW!!! I LOVE IT when you designers create DIFFERENT types of cards for us! The colors you used are SO SOFT! BEAUTIFULLY DONE to show us the different ways we can use these CUTE IMAGES! I ALSO LIKE your photo set up!!! You've INSPIRED ME!!!! A SUPER JOB!!! ;)<3

  3. Wonderful cards. The card-in-a-box
    is darling. thanks for sharing

  4. These are all so lovely. The softness of your coloring and inking is divine!

  5. I follow ME on twitter and tweeted:

  6. I love the use of the pastel colors and slim line cards. Thank you for sharing your creations.

  7. Love the pretty, soft color palette on all of your cards.
    They're all darling and I love the box card; so fun.

  8. Penguins and snowmen, what could be cuter. Love the box card. TFS

  9. Amazing cards! Love the colors you used!

  10. OMG, Your cards are Gorgeous!! You really thought out of these cards and Created a Gorgeous cards. Your ideas are Brilliant and Ingenious!! You definitely Showcased how these stamp images can be transformed into a nonregular card and can be used year-round!! YAY YOU!!

  11. Such fabulous cards! I love the soft colours you used with your penguins!

  12. Very sweet cards! Love the soft colors you used on your penguin trees, and the snowmen and penguins on your scenes are just darling! Love your pretty cards!

  13. These are beautiful! The unexpected colors are so soft and make these adorable critters even cuter, if that's possible... happy 8th anniversary MaMa Elephant!

  14. Great group of projects. Nice color mix and groupings of the smaller sizes.

  15. ahh your slimline cards are so so cute!!

  16. Such cute cards. It's impossible to pick a favorite. I like the non-traditional coloring on these. Thank you for sharing.

  17. So much cuteness, they're all really lovely!

  18. Love everything about these cards they are all so beautiful and stunning you did an amazing job I can get enough of these cards

  19. My smile got bigger the more I scrolled down. You did an awesome job on all of these.

  20. Cute variety of cards. I like the soft colors.

  21. Love your soft colors. Like how you only use the scallop frame on the slimline snowman card.

  22. What pretty soft colors you used on these cards. It really gives a serene look to all your scenes.

  23. Gorgeous palettes on these sweet cards.

  24. Wow, so many beautiful cards! I love the soft colours you've used.

  25. Love the different cards you made using the new release. Great.

  26. Oh, my goodness, you were busy!! These are all so, so, so adorable!! And I love the soft colors you used in the backgrounds.


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