7.16.2019

Mama Elephant Top Card Contest Winners & SALE

A huge thank you for all those who participated in the Mama Elephant Top Card Contest! There were about 850 entries and TONS of kind comments, encouragement and so much positivity! We are so proud of the community we are a part of. As a small company, we also feel deeply humbled that we can help provide to this community much more than just a material product. So thank you. 

Here are our Runner Up picks!







 






And our Grand Prize Picks!





 


  Congratulations and thank you for sharing your craft with us!

Also if you follow us on Instagram, you would also know that we have a Thank You Sale to celebrate the success of this contest! You all made it possible!
 
No coupon needed! Prices are all as marked!

 Also look for some deep markdowns! You may find some stamp sets as low as $5!


Until next time!!

7.08.2019

Little Panda Agenda with Thi


Hello! Today I am sharing a wiper surprise card I made highlighting Little Panda Agenda. These little images are so, so cute and I was inspired by all the little guys holding balloons.




To start, I colored all my images using Arteza Real Brush Pens. I die cut the images and while my die cutter was out, I also die cut the panels using Wiper Surprise - Creative Cuts.




I used a cloud stencil ink blended clouds in Distress Ink Tumbled Glass for my background. For the front wiper piece, I used the straight die from Grassy Trio - Creative Cuts and ink blended with Distress Ink Shabby Shutters. I stamped a sentiment from Scripty Bday in Mama Elephant Pigment Ink in Ocean.




I assembled my wiper card (details can be found on Mama Elephant's YouTube channel here) and adhered all my images directly on the card with a strong tape runner.

That's it from me today. Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting!

7.05.2019

Little Boo Agenda with Keeway

Hi friends, it’s Keeway! Summer is in full blast, but I'm getting excited for the next holiday, and that's Halloween! The Little Boo Agenda was such a cute set and got me all inspired to bring out the fall/Halloween themed colors into my scene cards.
 

I stamped my boos in a black hybrid ink and colored them up with copic markers, then die cut the images with their matching dies. I love how quickly I can color these!
 

Next is the background. I first die cut a circle out of some masking paper and used the circle mask first, which will be the moon later. I then ink blended the background with Black Soot, Dusty Concord, Victorian Velvet and Dried Marigold distress oxide inks. I splattered it with black and white paint. Next, I removed the circle mask and used the inverse mask to cover up the ink blended panel. I blended into the circle with Hickory Smoke and Black Soot and distressed it with water.
 

I die cut a thin strip of grass using the Grassy Trio Creative Cuts out of black card stock and adhered it to the bottom of the scene. I added all the various ghosts with foam tape and finished it off with a tiny sentiment 'BOO!' stamped in black. Thanks for joining me today and see you next time!

7.03.2019

Little Boo Agenda with Mette

Hello! Mette Witus here today with some interactive tags featuring the amazing Little Boo Agenda Stamps

As it’s probably obvious by now, I LOVE the little agenda series from Mama Elephant, so you can just imagine my excitement when I saw these adorable ghosts!
Aren’t they just the cutest little things? 
And I know it’s probably a little early, but I simply had to make some tags for some Halloween treat bags.



Mette Witus Designer Series, June 2019

I started my tags off by cutting 6 of the Artist Mat tags, three for the tag fronts and three as the backs.
 For each of the fronts I stamped the city from the Me and My Robot Stamps about ¾ inches up from the bottom. I used Black Soot Oxide ink and then clear heat embossing powder on top.

Mette Witus Designer Series, June 2019

Then I used the circle die from cupcake wishes dies to cut out three masks for the moons and placed them where I wanted the moon to be behind the buildings. Then I masked the area under the stamped city too, so only the sky area was visible.



For the dark sky I used three different Distress Oxides: Black Soot, Chipped Sapphire and Faded Jeans. I made sure the color was still very light near the moon and gradually became darker further away. And then the amazing moment when you get to remove the masks and see the result! If you feel the moon is a bit too white, you can blend in a teeny tiny bit of the faded jeans to soften it a bit.


For my ghosts, I stamped them on Neenah cardstock and colored them with my copics – really quick and easy since the ghosts themselves don’t need much color. Really easy to mass produce, especially if you have the dies.


Mette Witus Designer Series, June 2019

You could just add the ghost with a foam square and be done, but I wanted them to be a bit more fun, so I made them able to move around. I did this by cutting out and area from where I wanted my ghost to be – small enough to be hidden behind the ghost most of the time. I ended up using one of the cloud dies from Circle of Friends dies, but you could really do anything that fits behind the ghost. Then I used a slightly bigger die to cut out a piece of cardstock. This will work almost like a slider card, keeping the ghost moving around without falling out of the card.

To attach the ghost, simply place the extra die cut piece of cardstock behind the hole in the front tag, and then add the ghost onto it using a small foam square.

 If you want your ghost to move around some more, add the back tag with some thin foam strips around the edges, or a few layers of cardstock strips like I did.



Mette Witus Designer Series, June 2019

If you have any Halloween sentiments you could add them on the white bottom area, I made my own by using one the Happy sentiments from the Mini Messages Stamps and then spelled out Halloween with the Lots of Letters Stamps.
Mama Elephant Supplies:

7.01.2019

Little Panda Agenda with Vera

Hello, friends! It's Vera here sharing a fun project featuring Little Panda Agenda,  the new Turner Surprise - Creative Cuts and Star Grid Window - Creative Cuts.


First, I have a set card by paired Little Panda Agenda with Panda dies from Book Buddy - Dog and Bear - Creative Cuts.


It's the same design with a different way to use Turner Surprise - Creative Cuts.


My second project is using a DIY stencil that I made from Star Grid Window - Creative Cuts. I die cut on laminating plastic and use it as a stencil on my card. I stamped all images from Little Panda Agenda on Bristol paper, colored with Copics and cut it out with Little Panda Agenda Creative Cuts. Once I've done preparing all the supplies, I started by arranging all colored images on the card with foam tape. I finished my card by adding a sentiment from Friendship Sentiments.


I listed all the detail supplies uses in the picture below. I Hope it's pretty well to explain how I create my cards.


That's it for today. I hope you enjoyed my project. 
Thanks so much for stopping by and happy stamping! 

Mama Elephant Supplies Images:  Little Panda Agenda Sentiments: Circle of Friends | Friendship Sentiments Mini Messages Creative Cuts:  Little Panda Agenda Creative Cuts