November Design Team Stampede!

Welcome to the Mama Elephant Design Team blog hop!

Our newest release is now live and available for purchase in the store!


Thanks for joining our Stampede. I'm sharing my most favorite project from this release using the new Hogs and Kisses and Woodgrain Cover. They are both available for purchase in the shop now!

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 designers!

Thi Lam | Amy Yang | Vera Rhuhay

Keeway Tsao | Laura Bassen | Nichol Spohr


November Release Review and THANK YOU Sale

Hello all! Tonight we release our final release for 2018! We sure had an amazing year! From the most requested "The Dog's Woof" to so many Little Agenda additions! And let's not forget the wonderful new illustrators and design team members that joined our family this year! 

Since we all love to save on shipping and a good sale, for the first time ever, we are joining our November Release with our Thank You Sale!

So here's a BIG THANKS to YOU!

- Free Shipping Over $85 (US ONLY)
- $5 OFF $60 Purchase (November Release Excluded. Use Code: TAKE5)
- $10 OFF $100 Purchase (November Release Excluded. Use Code: TAKE10)
- $30 OFF $200 Purchase (November Release Excluded. Use Code: TAKE30)
- Additional Markdowns on Select Products

So here we have it, 4 new stamp sets and 8 new creative cuts in our November Line up!

INTRODUCING: Sending Hugs, FBA - Piggie CC

Almost there guys! Thanks for joining me all week. Today is the last day of Introductions. Release is tonight at 12:00AM EST!

Today we are introducing Sending Hugs, a set handl-ettered by Paola Esteron. We all have a love affair with Paola's penmanship around here, and she delivers yet again with this heartwarming sentiment of sending hugs. Sending Hugs is a great set to have around, because a hug is always a good idea!

Also new is the new Favor Bag accessory that is compatible with our Favor Bag and Tote Bag!

I've got a couple of simple projects for today! Love Paola's large sentiment sets for super quick and easy cards. Just need a bit of a creative background and you're already halfway done.

ME supplies used: Sending Hugs (stamps available 11/15/2018), All Prettied Up (dies)

This sentiment is perfect with these Hogs! Angela created this cute card using the new Hogs and Kisses Stamp set along with the scalloped frame in the Waverly Creative Cuts Set!

ME supplies used: Sending Hugs, Hogs and Kisses (stamps available 11/15/2018),  Framed Tags - Waverly (dies available 11/15/18),  3D Pop Up (dies)

And now the pigs! FBA Piggies! How cute are they? We included two different ears for you to get different looks. I use our Tote Bag here.

ME supplies used: FBA - Piggie (dies available 11/15/2018), Tote Bag 3D XL (dies)
Remember the Design Team Stampede starts tomorrow morning at 9:00AM EST. I'm sure there projects will be a million miles better than mine, haha! I'm so looking forward to see their creative powers take over the blog! Again, thanks for joining me all week, we hope you super duper LOVE LOVE LOVE the new products!


INTRODUCING: Heart in Bloom, Woodgrain Cover CC

So excited for today because we are introducing a brand new in-house illustrator! Please welcome Anna Oszvald to the Mama Elephant family! Anna specializes in floral illustrations, just check out her Instagram feed and be mesmerized!

Anna first set with Mama Elephant is Heart in Bloom, a beautiful large image set that is such fun to color. A beautiful ribbon runs across that you can customize with sentiments.

Also new is a full size A2 wood stitching pattern called Woodgrain Cover. This is perfect to create a quick and fun background.

My first card pairs both new products - Heart in Bloom and Woodgrain Cover. They look SO good together, don't you agree? I applied a rainbow wash over the flowers, super quick and easy and looks so bold against the woodgrain background.

ME supplies used: Heart in Bloom (stamps and dies available 11/15/2018), Woodgrain Cover (die available 11/15/2018)
I created a set of 5  cards using Heart in Bloom with some artistic background splattering. I love how rustic these babies came out!

ME supplies used: Heart in Bloom (stamps and dies available 11/15/2018)
Here's another look...

I also created a small shaped card using Heart in Bloom. Check that out for size! It's just big enough that it works as a card on its own! A gradient blue watercolor wash and it's done!

Last but not least, using the smaller flower, I created my own background paper. I laid a vellum over it to soften the look. The notches to hold the (very outdated) gift card is from the new FT - Waverly.

ME supplies used: Heart in Bloom (stamps available 11/15/2018), FT - Waverly (dies available 11/15/2018), Dotted Details (dies)

Thanks for checking us out today! More tomorrow! Almost there! :)


INTRODUCING: Little Bear Agenda, Circular Grid CC, Inside Pop - Box of Fun CC

Hi lovelies, welcome back to our November Introductions! Today we are looking at a whole slew of beautiful new products to celebrate love, love, love!

We all know you love our Little Agenda line, and yes we are back with the bears! Love bears! Aren't they super cute?

Also new is Circular Grid, much like our Grid Window Cover, it is the PERFECT cover for all the Little Agendas.

And we also have Inside Pop - Box of Fun as a follow up to Inside Pop - Celebrations and Inside Pop - Fence.

Check out my projects using all the new products! Here are the bears and the Circular Grid. I'm loving the new grid!

ME supplies used: Little Bear Agenda (stamps and dies available 11/15/2018), Circular Grid (die available 11/15/2018)
For this card I used the smaller scallop frame from FT - Waverly. Cute and simple wedding card right?

ME supplies: Little Bear Agenda (stamps and dies available 11/15/2018), FT- Waverly (dies available 11/15/2018), Scripty Notes (stamps), Dotted Details (dies)

But when you open up the card - pop up surprise of little bears!

ME supplies used: Little Bear Agenda (stamps and dies available 11/15/2018), Inside Pop - Box of Fun (dies available 11/15/2018)

Angela also used the Circular Grid die mixed with the Woodgrain Cover die to create this textured shaker card.

ME supplies used: Little Bear Agenda (stamps and dies available 11/15/2018), Circular Grid and Woodgrain Cover (die available 11/15/2018)

Whew! All done for today! What's your favorite new product from today?