4.14.2014

April Soft Release Reveal!

Good evening! Our release will go live momentarily! Here's a recap of the new Creative Cuts as well as a few additions to The Shoppe!







We're now carrying a small quantity of these round blocks


Also new to The Shoppe! We only carry high quality products that I personally love and use frequently! We're pleased to add these amazing new pens from Zig that will surely add amazing details to your projects!


http://mamaelephant.com/products/zig-gold-metallic-wink-of-luna-brush


http://mamaelephant.com/products/zig-metallic-wink-of-luna-brush-silver


http://mamaelephant.com/products/zig-glitter-wink-of-stella-brush-gold


http://mamaelephant.com/products/zig-glitter-wink-of-stella-brush-silver


That's all! Release is now live! See you soon. :)

April Soft Release First Look

Hey everyone, welcome back! This month we have a soft release of 3 Creative Cuts designs. Why a soft release as supposed to a regular release? It's been pretty crazy here. Angela and I desperately needed some down time to recharge. We've been working nonstop around the clock. Most days, like right now, I'm drafting this post at 11:35 PM on a Sunday night. The disarray of my house and the pile of never ending laundry is proof that we needed to take back some of our time to dedicate to our family. We're also looking to bring in an extra hand to help out so that as business continues to pick up, we won't ever have to compromise quality in our products or customer service.

Same goes for our Design Team, we wanted to let everyone have a bit of a breather in between some releases. Also, since we have a new challenge happening right now, we wanted to give everyone time to create and really use their goodies before we jump into the next release. We hope to continue in this pattern for the rest of the year, 2 regular releases then a soft release.

Hopefully we'll all like this new schedule and I won't be so crazy all the time. :)

So the first Creative Cuts design I wanna introduce you to is called Hello Script. It's our first stand alone die that features my handwriting. We sized it perfectly to be the focus of a card and it's intricate enough to be elegant and chic!

In my first card I water colored a white mat and then die cut it, choosing to cut over the area where the color meets white space. You know I love my white space! I think it looks super pretty against a plain white cardbase. This is super easy and quick to whip up!


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For my next card, I die cut my Hello Script on the full watercolored mat, check out the rainbow gradient. I also die cut it another time on black cardstock and then offset the watercolored Hello Script on top of the black Hello Script so the black looks like a shadow. The sentiment is from Lights Out.



Speaking of Lights Out, we are starting to introduce coordinating Creative Cuts to our previously released stamp sets. When we posted the question on Facebook, many of you wanted a coordinating die set for Lights Out! I love the images but the sentiments are some of my faves EVER.

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My last card features the final Creative Cuts we're unveiling tonight and this one is AMAZING. Not only does it coordinate with Type It, but we've thrown in lots of fun elements like that scallop 3x4 frame perfect for your PL pages!! And a few words like 'xoxo' shown here! I made this card using our challenge as an inspiration. Psst! Have you played along yet? The prize is a spot on the Challenge Team!!




So, there you have it, 3 new Creative Cuts coming at you tonight!
Hello Script Creative Cuts
Lights Out Creative Cuts (coordinates with Light Out stamp set)
Type It Creative Cuts (coordinates with Type It stamp set)

Thanks for stopping by! :)



4.10.2014

Designer Series: More Pandas with Elena!

Hey there! Elena here, sharing a little set of pandamonium flat cards.

say it by panda {mama elephant designer spotlight}


They all feature pandas, with something to say.

say it by panda {mama elephant designer spotlight}


When you open the package, you find...

say it by panda {mama elephant designer spotlight}

An assortment of flat, postcard-style cards.  The speech bubble leaves room for whatever you have to say. Because, sometimes you have the inside-of-a-card's-worth to write, but other times a quick hey! how've you been? is enough to brighten your friend's day.

say it by panda {mama elephant designer spotlight}


I'm pretty sure this one is saying: go on and celebrate!

I mean, with the balloon and all...

say it by panda {mama elephant designer spotlight}


I hope you like them!  Here's a supply list in case you'd like to whip up a batch of panda cards for yourself:

creative cuts: femme frames, honey bunny

♥.

4.07.2014

Designer Series: Up and Away with Emily Leiphart!


Hi, it's Emily here and today I'm showcasing the Up and Away Creative Cuts with coordinating Up and Away stamps. I used the partial die cutting technique to join the fox to the monkey. I created masks for stamping their hands together. If you look in the close-up, they are one piece. There are impression marks where they overlap but the colouring hides most of it. The bunny is a completely separate die cut adhered on top of the monkey's foot.


The bottom floral and vellum panels were created with the Landscape Trio Creative Cuts and the sentiment from Everyday Greetings was heat embossed onto the vellum with grapefruit embossing powder. I fussy cut a giant rose from one of the coordinating patterned papers and attached it to the monkey's hand.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

4.04.2014

Updates and a NEW Challenge!

Hi everyone! Just to let you know what's going on this month. We're having a soft release on the 15th, which consists of dies only. Be sure to keep an eye out on that! It's good stuff!

We're softening things up in the next few months... starting with THIS beautiful stamp and THIS die set we designed exclusively for our friends at Simon Says Stamp called Summer Garden available for purchase now! This is our second collab with Simon Says! The first set is HERE called Filled with Love.

*Simon Says Clear Stamps SUMMER GARDEN SSS101413 with Mama Elephant *Simon Says Stamp SUMMER GARDEN Craft Dies SSSD111352 with Mama Elephant

Now for a fun announcement! There's a new addition to the ME Challenge Team. Please welcome Laurel Beard! She will be joining Lea Lawson, Lorraine Marasigan, and Alice Wertz. These fabulous ladies round out our Challenge Team... for now!

Sooo, speaking of which, that can only mean one thing! It's time for a new challenge! This one is a bit different as the prize is a spot on the ME Challenge Team for a 6 month term! The challenge will run all month, so you have lots of time to play along. I expect to see a ton of players, since you guys wiped out our entire release last month! I know many of you have ME stamps to play with!

Here's the inspiration photo, courtesy of www.raymondhom.com




Some rules to play along

1. You must use a Mama Elephant stamp
2. Include challenge graphic on your post and link back to this post
3. NEW creations only
4. Link up using the Inlinkz tool on the bottom

PRIZE: A SPOT ON THE ME CHALLENGE TEAM!!!

Challenge duration 4/4/2014 - 5/5/2014

And now the inspiration parade from our talented team, starting with Angela!

Stamps: Cosmic Stars, Make a Wish
Creative Cuts: Femme Frames



Stamps: Honey Bunny, True Friend

Stamps: Lovely Mums
Creative Cuts: Femme Frames, Bold Banner

Stamps: Everyday Greetings
Creative Cuts: Landscape Trio

Stamps: Lights Out
Creative Cuts: Femme Frames

Stamps: Origami, Smitten

Stamps: Honey Bunny, Everyday Greetings
Creative Cuts: Femme Frames, Landscape Trio

Stamps: Nursery Deco

Stamps: Just Hatched, Make a Wish, Pandamonium
Creative Cuts: Love Quotes
Stamps: True Friend

Are you game? Link up below!