10.01.2016

#CELEBRATING4YEARS WITH ME PREVIEWS!

Hi friends! It's October 1st! You know what that means, right?! Happy birthday to ME! We are #celebrating4years of Mama Elephant this whole month with you! Wow, four years just flew by like that! We are truly, truly, truly grateful for all your support the last four years. We are so happy and humbled to be in a position where we are able to deliver inspirational products to you year after year. Thank you for allowing us to do what we love the last four years. Let's keep going for a long time together, ok?

We have our live event in NYC today! So excited to hang out with our friends again, old and new! It's truly a fun and festive event every year that we look forward to. If you're at the event, please come up and say hello. :) If you can't make it to the party, don't fret, we will continue the celebration online. Stay tuned!

Let's kick things off with PREVIEWS! It's our biggest release of the year, so we are starting it 10 days early! We have 9 new stamp sets and 9 new creative cuts dies... andddd some exclusive offers we will announce later. ;) It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here!

Here's the general schedule for October:

  • 10/1 ~ Previews and NYC Party
  • 10/3-10/13 ~ Product Introductions
  • 10/14 ~ Sale announcement
  • 10/15 ~ Worldwide release at 12:00 EST!
  • 10/15-10/17 ~ 3-day star-studded Stampede 

In no particular order or anything, here we are with the Stamp Previews! First one up is Wooly Winter, sort of a follow up to Angela's wildly popular characters like last year's knock-out hit, Reindeer Games. Do you recognize this fellow? He's from Lunar Animals and he's here along with his buddies to help you celebrate all things Winter!

City Sidewalks is a whimsical and charming cityscape stamp set that is loaded with lots of little elements to add your own charming spin to it! My favorite is the script smokes! This set is so much fun to color!

 Luli Bunny is introducing another awesome set just in time for Christmas! Take a peek at Merry Mantle! She's got a few pals to create the coziest holiday scene with mantles and loads of fun additions to dress it up!

We have a brand new in-house stamp designer joining us starting with this release. Here is her first offering of beautiful poinsettias, the perfect holiday floral for amazing holiday elegance. We'll introduce her a bit later! With this, we are starting a new line called Floral Series (FS for short). This one is called Floral Series - Poinsettia. So excited for all the beauty that is yet to come!


I bet you're all stoked that our very own Pamela Ho is bringing back her beloved Pix for the holidays! Pix is cuter than ever before in Pix's Happy Holiday and in the merriest of moods! The images created by Pamela are absolutely darling!


We are adding a fun new sentiment/image style set perfect for the holidays called Retro Holiday Labels. These labels are perfect for a stylish sentiment to finish off a card or they are great as focal points on its own. Even better, they're perfectly suited for tags!


I'm super excited about O' Tiny Tree! You know how sometimes you envision something in your head and then pray that it gets executed just like you've imagined? Well, this is it! I love, love all the building details we came up with in this set to truly make that cute little tree unique!

We are bringing you more of Paola's beautiful hand lettering in Merry Christmas Wishes! Such an elegant showstopper that's perfect as center stage for your holiday cards this year!


Last but not least, for the stamps previews anyway, is Meowy Woofmas. You will LOVE the interactive feature of this set, the coordinating die cuts are a must to really get the full effect of this whimsical set! It's my favorite, I'm also biased since it's by yours truly, but yes, it's my favorite because there's a little story behind this which will be revealed later when we get to Intros!

Well, that's it for the Stamp Previews! We have quite a bit more stuff up our sleeves and can't wait to show ya! We've worked really hard all to bring you this fabulous release, so stick around, comment and give us your feedback the next two weeks as we lead up to the official release date - October 15, 2016! Lots of fun details to come!



9.07.2016

Page Huggers with Vera

Hello! Vera here and I have a designer series project to share with you featuring PAGE HUGGERS stamp set along with the coordinating dies. I create a set of card with DIY chalkboard. 

 

I stamped the images on watercolor paper,  colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush pen and then cut it out with the coordinating dies.  White heat embossed the sentiment from TANDEM EXTRAS set and added real tiny post-it notes on the chalkboard.  I decided to create another card combining with a boy from PRETEND PLAY set. So cute, right?!
 

Next, I make a blackboard using black gesso as blackboard paint and white heat embossed the sentiment "friend" from WORDS DEFINED set.
 

S U P P L I E S : 
Here's a video to show how I create the chalkboard using gesso and how I colored the images

Thanks so much for joining with me today!

9.05.2016

Page Huggers with Anna

Hello, friends! Anna is here today and I want to share with you my projectsI created with Page Huggers set. I like this set because of its versatility - you make bookmarks or card, or anything else! And for today I prepared a little set of things for teacher. The first one is a card with critters from the set - they are all here to say some kind words to their teacher (I stamped the 'teacher' definition with Words Defined set). 

 Mama Elephant Designer Series: Page Huggers @akossakovskaya #cardmaking #mamaelephant 

At first on the front panel with the help of the masking paper I stamped some critters and added glasses for everyone - so they look like a band of nerd students!)) Also I colored the background with some bright colors and added some water spots. 

 Mama Elephant Designer Series: Page Huggers @akossakovskaya #cardmaking #mamaelephant 

As the final detail that adds some dimensions to the card I used the small apple I adhered with the foam tape.

 Mama Elephant Designer Series: Page Huggers @akossakovskaya #cardmaking #mamaelephant 

And as an addition to the card I creaed some bookmarks and a holder for them. I stamped all critters from the set, clored them, then I laminated the sheet and cut the critter with the coordinating dies. 

 Mama Elephant Designer Series: Page Huggers @akossakovskaya #cardmaking #mamaelephant 

For creating the huggers holder I took a piece of the white cardstock, cut one edge with the die from Dotted Details Creative Cuts and fold it. Then I stamped some school aaccessoreis from Page Huggers set with the gray inks. The sweet gift is ready! 
 
Mama Elephant Designer Series: Page Huggers @akossakovskaya #cardmaking #mamaelephant 

 Have a good day!

9.02.2016

Pretend Play with Pamela

Hello! This is Pamela on Mama Elephant's blog for a project using the adorable stamp set Pretend Play. This is the perfect stamp set to create some fun dress up dolls! First, I stamped out the little boy and girl as well as their fun hats. My favourite? The bear hat! I coloured them using copics and double layered them to make sure they're stable. 

Mama Elephant DS - Pretend Play - 1 

 I used some thin velcro stripes and cut them down into small pieces. I adhered them to the hair of the little boy and girl, and at the back of all the different hats. 

 Mama Elephant DS - Pretend Play - 2 

I stamped the perfect sentiment on the card from Surprise Sentiments - Perfect to describe the little gift in the card! 

 Mama Elephant DS - Pretend Play - 3 

 Now my next problem is to put it together into a card. I stitched a simple pocket using clear acetate sheets to store my little dolls on the card, and another clear pocket to store the hats. 

Mama Elephant DS - Pretend Play - 4 

So there you go! A card that has a fun little gift where you can play dress up!

Mama Elephant DS - Pretend Play - 5 

This fancy card calls for a pretty envelope! So I created a very simple envelope that's big enough to store this card.

 Mama Elephant DS - Pretend Play - 6 

Thanks for stopping by!

9.01.2016

ME PARTY IN NYC CELEBRATING 4 YEARS!

Hi friends, it's that time of the year again! That's right, Mama Elephant will be turning 4 this October and we are back to celebrate with you in person and of course online with everyone!

Please note, that to prepare for the festivities, we are taking September off, so no release September! Instead, we will be bringing you a special anniversary release! Just like we do every year!

NYC folks, time to don your party hats again! Join us as we host our annual stamping party on Saturday, October 1st at Westbeth Artists Housing for a day of stamping, shopping, and connecting with old and new friends!

Because of the overwhelming response to our party and limited space, tickets are absolutely required this year. Last year was a sold out event, we expect it to sell out again this year! So act fast!

To get your free ticket (and to qualify for raffles), please register at the link below. One registration ticket per person. Every person must register individually.






Other details...

Tickets will be collected at the entrance.

The pop-up shop is CASH ONLY. Sorry no credit cards/checks will be accepted.

Bring your own basic supplies (stamp block, inks, scissors, adhesives, coloring, etc.).

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If for some reason you may not be able to attend the party, please let us know so we can open up a spot for someone else!