INTRODUCING: Christmas Spirit

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Lucky for us crafters, the holidays start a few months before December, lol. For us designers, it starts even earlier and sometimes even we conceptualize and design products year-round. Our holiday releases are extra special for us as it coincides with our anniversary month, so I really hope everyone's in a celebratory and merry mood!

Today we're looking at Christmas Spirit designed by the ever so talented Luli Bunny. I created this banner using the cute little elves and their penguin companions. The big banner dies are from Pizazz Pieces.

Of course I made a standard card too, going clean and simple! The big tree is from Christmas Scene which we'll reveal tomorrow. My favorite embellishment right now are those little puffy snowball things. They're created with Liquid Applique. I've had this same one for at least 7 years and it's still going strong -- never fails me every holiday season! :)

Thanks for looking! See you back here tomorrow!



Happy World Card Making Day and welcome back to the final day of previews! We usually don't preview Creative Cuts dies that's part of therelease, but since there are so many new products this release, we want to make sure they don't get lost in the mix. So, aside from the 9 stamp sets and their coordinating Creative Cuts dies, we have 5 stand-alone Creative Cuts sets too.

I wasn't sure how we wanted to preview the dies, so when in doubt, I left it to the reindeers! Here they are giving you a sneak peek of the new stand-alone Creative Cuts dies debuting October 15th!

Thanks, reindeers!

Anything catch your eye?

Come back tomorrow as we formally introduce the new goodies!



Hi all! Welcome back to day 2 of previews. Scroll down or click >> HERE << for day 1 previews.

Just a quick recap, October is our annual mega release month to celebrate our 3rd birthday.  Thank you, thank you, thank you for making it happen for us! We hope to continue making great products that inspires you to get creative in your lives for a very long time!

Let's get right back to the stamp previews!

We're introducing a new sentiment set featuring my handwriting in Jingle Greetings! One can never have too many great sentiment sets, right? You'll love the extra little graphic options we've included as well!

Blogging Buddies is a set that we've been conceptualizing for a quite some time. In this day and age of digital communication, many of us have built networks and meaningful friendships via social media through blogging, Facebook, Instagram, Periscope, Twitter, etc. It's essential in our field where supporting and cheering on a fellow crafter makes such a great difference. I have personally created so many lasting friendships since I've started crafting. I'm fortunate to have met some of you friends in person!!

This set is created for and with you in mind to say hi, hello, and it was so nice to meet you in person... because it really is and I just thought it's important for you to know that I value your friendship and support greatly as well!

There is a coordinating Creative Cuts die set sold separately for Blogging Buddies.
 Brush Strokes was created from and for my love of using paint media. I've actually been using a traditional brush for calligraphy since I was 6 or 7 (my parents enrolled us in school for Chinese calligraphy). And I've never stopped using a brush my whole life, from Chinese calligraphy, to oil painting, acrylics, watercolors...  and here we are in digital form! I created these brush strokes on paper and then digitized them, they look amazing stamped with our pigment inks!
We are thrilled to introduce a collaboration between UK designers Dot Dash Design whom we met at the last New York Stationery Show. We were immediately drawn to their work; they are fun, fresh, whimsical and it's definitely a different feel than our norm! We fell in love with their naughty mice they had displayed and are so happy they agreed to design this set called Festive Mice just for us! These busy little mice will surely add charm to your holiday projects! There is a coordinating Creative Cuts die set sold separately for Festive Mice.

Last but not least, uh oh, look what we have here -- Little Edibles! Cute little icons perfect for tags, gifts, speech bubbles in cards, and dare I say, planners?! :) Little Edibles is an image-only set so you'll find a galore of delectable little edibles to fill your hearts and virtual tummy's content! Just look how darn cute these little guys are illustrated in Angela's trademark style?!

And that's not all! There will also be another freebie stamp set with minimum purchase that we'll announce later on!

I'll be back tomorrow to give you a preview of some of the new stand-alone Creative Cuts dies. They are pretty awesome, so I'll see you back here tomorrow, ok? :)

All new October Anniversary Release products will be available for sale in our shop October 15th, 12:00AM EST. You can also find our products worldwide at your favorite retailers!



Welcome to the official kick off of our October Anniversary Release festivities! We are celebrating 3 years since we've opened our doors with a month-long celebration with a fantastic release, a sold-out party in NYC, inspiration and prizes, amazing designers joining us throughout October... and of course the fantastic new products!

We are releasing 9 clear stamp sets and 11 Creative Cuts dies! Today I will be sharing some previews of the stamp sets! We've got a really awesome mix of cute, eclectic, elegant, basics, and more cute! We hope there's something in this release for everyone. :)

Now let's get on with the previews!

You've seen us peeking Reindeer Games all over social media. I'll confirm that these little reindeers are as cute and full of personality as you've imagined! We've included a few scene building options and accessories as well as a couple of birdie pals to join the reindeers! Creating the perfect holiday scene just got a whole lot merrier! There is a coordinating Creative Cuts die set sold separately for Reindeer Games.

On the flip side, Twinkle Towns is completely elegant and classy! We've included a city scene as well as a country/village scene. I am completely smitten with Twinkle Towns - it's full of possibilities and so great for technique based stamping! There is a coordinating Creative Cuts die set sold separately for Twinkle Towns.

Luli Bunny is back this month with two stellar sets of holiday stamps. We just can not get enough of her illustrations. They are so full of imagination and fun!

Christmas Spirit will quickly capture your hearts with the adorable little elves and penguins... and we all know how much we LOVE penguins around here! There is a coordinating Creative Cuts die set sold separately for Christmas Spirit.

Christmas Scene is a also designed by Luli Bunny and complements Christmas Spirit above. This is perfect to build festive scenes around the elves and penguins or just use alone! She has designed so many little ornaments for that big tree! There is a coordinating Creative Cuts die set sold separately for Christmas Scene.

That's a wrap for day 1 of previews! Do you have an early favorite? Let us know what you think!

All new October Anniversary Release products will be available for sale in our shop October 15th, 12:00AM EST. You can also find our products worldwide at your favorite retailers!


September STAMP WITH ME Winner!

Hey, hey folks! I am posting this a day ahead of schedule because starting tomorrow this place will be jumpin'! We'll be kicking off our October Anniversary release festivities bright and early starting  at 9:00AM EST. So excited!

So, last month we challenged you to create SHAPED cards, you know, anything that isn't the standard square or rectangle -- a few of you took on the challenge and hit it out of the ball park! We love seeing how your imagination and creativity stretches using our products. Sharing your creativity is always a good thing!

Ah, it was sooo difficult picking a winner, but this card by Anna Kossakovskaya really, really blew us away.. straight to the moon and back!

Congratulations, Anna! Please email us at mamaelephant.winner@gmail.com!


Here are some other fun entries that got us lookin' twice!

  • We really adore THIS sweet card by francesca! The teeny sweater she drew on the bear is the best!
  • How fun is THIS cluster of circle cards by Laura Dovalo!
  • Wham! Kim Hamilton knocked it out with THIS star shaped card!

Thanks for sharing your creativity with us, ladies!!!


The new challenge for the month of October is to create a BIRTHDAY card. Let's celebrate 3 years of Mama Elephant together!

Here are some general tips to play along in the month long challenge:

1. Upload your project here: https://www.flickr.com/groups/mamaelephant/

2. Tag your project STAMPWITHMEOctober2015 and mamaelephant

3. Tag your stamp set name if possible (i.e. pandamoniumthreeamigos - no spaces)

4. At least one Mama Elephant product must be used.

5. Share the love and leave some comments for your fellow players!

6. We'll be picking one winner who will win 2 stamp sets of their choice! Woot!