1.30.2015

Shooting Star with Pamela

Good morning everyone! This is Pamela and I am back with a card featuring the Shooting Star stamp set and dies from Mama Elephant. During the stamp highlight, I focused on the little stars and this time, I'll be making a simple shaker card with the adorable girl. I first masked off a rectangle on my card base and blended some blue and purple distress inks. This will create the perfect night sky for the little girl.

 DS-Shooting Stars 2 

I did some partial die cutting by combining the girl and the stitched circle. I wanted to look like the little girl was sitting by a round window. I then coloured the little girl with my copic markers.

DS-Shooting Stars 3 

I die cut some yellow stars using the Lots of Stars dies and combined it with some coarse glitter.
 
DS-Shooting Stars 4 

And here is my card after it has been assembled!

 DS-Shooting Stars 1 

Thanks for stopping by!

1.28.2015

Stitched Sky with Nichol!

Hi everyone! Nichol here today with a shaker card featuring the brand new Stitched Sky Creative Cuts dies.

I wanted to create a sky full of stars to compliment the stamped greeting from the Shooting Star Stamp Set. The largest star in the Stitched Sky Creative Cuts die collection makes for a fun way to add multiple shakers to a single card!

NicholMagouirk_StitchedSky1

To create my card, I first die cut a piece of white cardstock using the stitched rectangle from the Basic Set Creative Cuts and then die cut the stitched star from the Stitched Sky Creative Cuts multiple times from the rectangle.

I stamped a greeting from the Shooting Star Stamp Set along the bottom edge of the rectangle using black ink.

I backed the rectangle with a transparency die cut using the same stitched rectangle Basic Set Creative Cuts die and then placed foam adhesive around each star, creating individual shakers. I filled each shaker with a different color of seed beads and then backed the shaker with another stitched rectangle Basic Set Creative Cuts die cut rectangle.

To finish the card I die cut clouds from vellum and stars from metallic and glitter papers using the using the Stitched Sky Creative Cuts. For a bit of variety, I die cut smaller stars from the same papers using the Lots of Stars Creative Cuts dies. I adhered the shaker to a white card base to complete the design.

NicholMagouirk_StitchedSky2

To see how I created this card, watch the video below or click HERE to view it on YouTube.


Thanks for hanging out with me today!

1.26.2015

Sew Fancy with Laura Bassen

Hi there! Laura here and today I'm sharing a project featuring the new Sew Fancy dies as well as the Tiny Heroes stamp set.

Mama Elephant-Sew Fancy dies & Tiny Heroes stamps 

I used the large cross-stitch border die and the three circle dies to create a front panel, creating windows for my Tiny Heroes to peek out from. Then I blended in some of the pigment inks for color. 

Mama Elephant-Sew Fancy dies & Tiny Heroes stamps 

Here's a video to show you how I created my card.



Thanks so much for looking!

1.22.2015

January Stampede Winners!

Hi Everyone! We just want to pop in to announce the winners for January's stampede! 



Congratulations Winners!

Jamie Vanskiver
Kari Alley VanNoy
Carol Workman Scraps


You have 48 hours to email us at mamaelephant.winner@gmail.com!

We also want to mention that some stamps and creative cuts are restocked in our shop. We thank you all for your patience and we will extend our free gift promotion for one more day (1/23/2015 11:59 PM EST).

STAMP HIGHLIGHT : SHOOTING STAR

Today we are finishing off our January Stamp Highlights with Shooting Star. This heartfelt stamp set is all about the stars and you! 



Ashley used all of the little stars from this set making a perfect backdrop for the adorable girl! What a sweet card!



Nichol created a night sky scene inspired by the greeting she used from the Shooting Star Stamp Set. The Stitched Sky dies coordinate perfectly with the images and sentiments from Shooting Star.



Laura used the Lots of Stars dies to create her background as well as the speech bubble from the Index Card die set for the sentiments.



Geralyn used the Stitched Sky dies to create some puffy clouds for the cute little girl to sit on. We love how festive the scattered stars look!



We love shaker cards, and Elena made the sweetest one! Our new sun, moon and stars dies work so perfectly with the sentiment from Shooting Star. This would make the sweetest Valentine's Day card!


Pamela paired this perfect sentiment with two little stars in this mini card that's perfect for Valentine's Day!