11.28.2014

OWH RED FRIDAY

Hi Everyone! We would like to take a moment today to let you know that our friends at Operation Write Home is turning BLACK Friday to a RED Friday and having a blog hop for our heroes! Let's make this day to be a giving day as well, by sharing a few cards with deployed service members during this holiday season! So go ahead and check out their link here for more details!


I hear they have some prizes to give away!

As a reminder, our sale is going on RIGHT NOW!




Thanks for visiting!



11.27.2014

Black Friday Sale

Mama Elephant would love to wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving! May your hearts be warm and your bellies full! We would also like to thank everyone who participated in our latest giveaway that was cross posted on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds! 

Remember to like us on Facebook and select "Get Notifications" to be the first ones to find out about these giveaways, sales and promotions! Also follow us on Instagram for a gallery of projects made with Mama Elephant products from our fellow crafters all around the world! (hashtag #mamaelephant if you would like to share with us!) We are also on Twitter too!

Okay Everyone! We asked and you answered! When we asked what was on your Mama Elephant wish list, most of you answered "EVERYTHING!" I guess that was your hint to us that you wanted "EVERYTHING" on sale! Well you GOT IT!


And as always, shipping is free for purchases over $75 (US only). Okay, go ahead and mark some of those items off your wish list and your friends' wish lists!

Happy Shopping!



11.26.2014

Purrfect Pair with Nichol

Today I have a Mama Elephant Designer Series card and video share showcasing the new Purrfect Pair Stamp Set and Purrfect Pair Creative Cuts dies. I also used the Heart Border Creative Cuts die and the polaroid frame and heart thought bubble from the Instalove Creative Cuts die collection.

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I die cut three Heart Borders Creative Cuts from red cardstock and adhered them on a white card base, trimming the ends as necessary.

I stamped the greeting from the Purrfect Pair Stamp Set above the heart borders with black ink and stamped the pawprint with red ink.

I die cut the polaroid frame from the Instalove Creative Cuts die collection from white cardstock, black cardstock, blue cardstock and green cardstock. I layered the white frame on the black frame, slightly offset for an instant shadow. I die cut the inside green cardstock with the Borderlines Trio Creative Cuts die collection to create a landscape for the scene inside the frame.

I stamped the cats from the Purrfect Pair Stamp Set on white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored them in with Copic Markers. I die cut the cats with the coordinating Purrfect Pair Creative Cuts dies and adhered them inside the frame.

I die cut the heart bubble from the Instalove Creative Cuts die collection from red cardstock and black cardstock, layering them like I did the frame. I die cut it again from silver glitter paper and glued the heart inside the thought bubble.

I finished the frame by stamping "meow" and another pawprint along the bottom and adding washi tape to "hold" the frame in place.

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To watch the creation of this card from start to finish, click the video below or HERE to watch on YouTube:


Thanks for hanging out with me today!

11.25.2014

Balloon Et Cetera with Geralyn!


Hi everyone! Geralyn here today, sharing a tutorial on a fun holiday card using a mix of the new and old stamp sets. Making holiday cards is my favorite, and the Balloon Letters and Balloon Et Cetera stamp sets are so versatile and can definitely be used for holiday card making.

I started by cutting out a 3" circle in the middle of my cardstock base, and backing it with a blended background made with Mama Elephant's pigment inks. I heat embossed some snowflakes from Season's Greetings with white embossing powder and added a few white dots with my gel pen to create the snowy scene.


Next I stamped and die-cut the cute girl from Alpine Carolers. I colored her in with watercolor pencil crayons.


I stamped the letters for 'JOY' using Balloon Letters as well as the cute balloon giraffe from Balloon Et Cetera, and carefully cut them out. The giraffe may seem out of place for a holiday card, but my friend who I'm giving the card to loves giraffes and I know she'll appreciate this balloon stamp! I also grabbed some embroidery thread to be the string for my balloons.


I carefully used washi tape to tape embroidery thread behind each balloon, and I used foam adhesive to glue the balloons to my card. I twisted the four pieces of thread together at the bottom and tucked them behind my die-cut circle, securing them behind the cardstock with washi tape.


I adhered my Alpine Caroler girl to my card, making sure her hand was overlapping the thread to make it look like she is holding the balloons. I chose some silver washi tape for the bottom of the card.


As a final step, I stamped some more snowflakes from Season's Greetings around the card to make it look more snowy and festive. Here's the finish card!


Hope you enjoyed a look into my process. Thanks for stopping by!

11.24.2014

Happy Everything with Elena!

Hi there! It's Elena, here to show off Happy Everything.  I put it together with a pair of pandas for a cutesy card that makes me happy to look at it:

so happy together


I started out by stamping the pandas and used the partial die-cutting technique to keep them joined together.

I then used the matching happy script die and cut it 4 times: twice out of aqua cardstock, once in black, and another time into the circle die-cut that would back the pandas.

so happy together


I adhered the two aqua layers together for extra thickness, and then glued them onto the black layer, positioning it to look like a shadow.  I then heat-embossed the rest of the sentiment onto vellum and attached the banners in the loops of the big letters.  I love the look!

I hope you like what I created! Thanks for stopping by!

♥.