Hi everyone! Since we didn't have a release this month, we are making it up with a fun sale. For 3 days only, this Pop-Up Trio die set is absolutely free with your purchase of $49!

Okay, what is that, you ask? It's a nifty little trio of dies that will help you make pop-up cards INSIDE your cards! Check out the video below for a short live view.

Here's a pictorial on how to use the Pop-Up Trio dies.

First snip apart the three dies. They come in varying lengths for different spatial lengths.

I mark the back of the dies with a fine point Sharpie marker so I know where the middle score/dash line is.

Secure the dies down with some washi tape with the middle against the fold of the inside of your card.

Run it through your die-cutting machine. It will look like this when it's cut out.

Fold the cuts like this.

At this point, you're pretty much all done with the pop-up part! Wasn't that easy?

Now the possibilities are endless! I created a grassy backdrop with Grassy Trio which is coming out in May.

My finished card with a trio of Playful Pups (also coming out in May) basking in the sunshine. ;)

Get this freebie while supplies last!


Photo Bomb with Elena

Hi there!

Elena here, with a little Photobomb selfie love:

I love how large this image is, and how much fun it is to color it! I tried my hand at some different skin tones and hair colors. The little winking girl in the front looks like my childhood Sri Lankan bff.  But my fave is the little boy in the middle, at the bottom. The deer-in-the-headlights expression cracks me right up.

I made myself a faux-polaroid, the old fashioned way: by cutting out the image and mounting it onto a white rectangular piece of cardstock. 

All of the dies make putting a fancy looking card together a snap: I used the sew fancy die set, the femme frames, and a landscape die for the curve that runs behind the left side of the polaroid.

I hope you like it!



Ella and Friends with Nichol

Hi stamping friends! Nichol here today with a Designer Series card featuring the new Ella & Friends Stamp Set and coordinating Creative Cuts dies.

I combined the Ella & Friends Stamps with a favorite greeting from the Many Thanks Stamp Set as well as the the frames from the Basic Frames Creative Cuts dies and the Peek-a-boo Die from Pretty Pink Posh to make this fun card!

To create the card I die cut the Simon Says Stamp Mint Cardstock using the scalloped Basic Frames Creative Cuts Die. I die the patterned paper on the white side of the paper using the stitched rectangle Basic Frames Creative Cuts die. I die cut the Pretty Pink Posh Peek-a-boo frame from the rectangle and folded the edges down to reveal the pattern from the "backside". 

Using the Hero Arts Mint to Green Ombre Ink, I stamped the greeting below the opening using a greeting from the Many Thanks Stamp Set.

I stamped the mouse from the Ella & Friends Stamp Set above the greeting using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and stamped the elephant on a separate sheet of smooth white cardstock. I colored in both images with Copic Markers and die cut the elephant using the coordinating Ella & Friends Creative Cuts dies.

I adhered the two rectangles to a card base, adhered the elephant "punching through" the card and added a scattering of mint sequins to complete the design.


To watch the creation of this sweet thank you card from start to finish, click HERE or watch below:


April Flickr Challenge

Today I am bearing some welcoming news to many! We are happy to announce that we are bringing back the super popular ME Challenges! We are introducing a new format that will be easier for us to maintain and retain some continuity for inspiration. While the Challenge Blog was cool and all, when it was time to move onto the next challenge, all the hard work and creativity for the previous challenges quickly became lost. With this new format, your work will be easily searchable and will serve as an inspiration gallery! As an added bonus, you will be able to connect with other ME fans all over the world! So come one, come all and STAMP WITH ME!


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 STAMPWITHMEApril2015 and mamaelephant

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

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

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

We'll be highlighting our favorite entries when we announce next month's challenge!

Did you know there's a Discussion Board so you can chat?! Hmm, we can definitely build up our community on that part! I started a new discussion thread >> HERE << if you have any questions or just want to say hello!


Potted Pretties with Ashley

Hey everyone! Ashley here sharing a card created with the new stamp set Potted Pretties!  I just love this stamp set and knew I had to create something extra special. ;) My inspiration came from a recent trip to the garden store. When I was shopping for new spring plants, a few just stood out and those are the ones I picked to purchase. This card tries to copy that moment. 

To create my card I started by stamping all of the potted plants in Moonlight on a piece of white card stock that fit inside of the large polaroid from Polaroid Fun. Next I stamped, die cut and colored my focal potted plant. I put them all together with a light grey polaroid frame cut from Polaroid Fun. Next, I shaded the background potted plants with a light grey Copic marker. 

The polaroid picture was grounded to my card with a piece of washi tape. I stamped the sentiment that ties perfectly to the scene I created and added a few enamel dots and a sequin to finish my card.

This was such a fun card to create and I hope you picked up some inspiration to create a card of your own!

Thanks for stopping by!