Woodland Gifts with Pamela

Hello everyone! This is Pamela back with Mama Elephant using the stamp set Woodland Gifts and its coordinating dies. There are lots of cute little items that you can decorate your critters with and create a cute little scene. I also combined it with Grassy Trio dies for a fun scene! I first stamped the little mouse holding onto the balloon. I stamped this using a little bit of masking so the mouse could stand on top of the log.

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I wanted to cut it using my dies to give it an even white edge (and also because I don't want to do fussy cutting!) I first positioned the log die and had it cut only the bottom part.

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Then I positioned the mouse die and cut it partially. Finally, I positioned the balloon die so that it cuts the remaining part. 

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This is what it looks like after three cuts! Although the die cuts a little bit into the image, after colouring, it is not as obvious :) 

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 I die cut a little piece of grass from green cardstock and stitched it directly onto the cardstock. I outlined the card front twice with the stitching and adhered the die cut onto the grass. 

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[Hope you like the process photos and thanks for coming!


Playful Pups with Nichol

Hi there! Nichol here today with an interactive birthday card. I adore the adorable puppies in the Mama Elephant Playful Pups Stamp Set and coordinating Playful Pups Creative Cuts dies. I added birthday hats from the Ella & Friends Stamp Set from Mama Elephant for a sweet birthday card. The stitched rectangle, scallop rectangle, and banner from the Basic Die Creative Cuts die collection made the perfect background and place to stamp the greeting on the front of the card. The Pop Up Trio Creative Cuts dies are so easy to use and make the inside of the card interactive!


I die cut a 6x6 sheet of patterned paper using the stitched rectangle die from the Basic Dies Creative Cuts collection. I layered a die cut scallop rectangle over the top to mute the intensity of the patterned paper.

I stamped four of the pups and the food dish from the Playful Pups Stamp Set and four birthday hats from the Ella & Friends Stamp Set on smooth white cardstock and colored them in with Copic Markers. I die cut all the images with the coordinating Playful Pups Creative Cuts dies and Ella & Friends Creative Cuts dies.

I adhered three of the pups and hats to the front of the card as shown. I added Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen to the hats, the black Sakura Gel Pen to the eyes on the pups and Glossy Accents on the noses.

I die cut a banner from the 6x6 sheet of patterned paper. I stamped a greeting from the Playful Pups Stamp Set on the banner using Versamark Ink and heat embossed the greeting with white embossing powder.


I trimmed a sheet of red cardstock 1/4" smaller than the inside of the A2 sized card. I used two of the Pop Up Trio Creative Cuts dies to the score line of the red cardstock to create the interactive pop ups. I adhered the red cardstock to the inside of the white card.

I stamped a another greeting from the Playful Pups Stamp Set using Versamark Ink and heat embossed the greeting with white embossing powder. I added stamped paw prints next to the greeting using red ink.


I glued the last pup, birthday hat, and dog dish to the pop ups to complete the card.


To watch the creation of this interactive birthday puppies card from start to finish, click HERE or watch below:



Congratulations to this month's Stampede Winners!

Mary Holshouser
Jessica Hsieh
Pam Nutting

Please email mamaelephant.winner@gmail.com with your stamp choice and information! 
You have 48 hours! 
Thank you all again for joining us to celebrate this month's release!
Happy Stamping!


We have Bella Letters for our last day of Stamp Highlights. These delicate letters are perfect when your projects needs a personal touch. They are also great for making your own sentiments!

 Look how Ashley used Bella Letters can add a personal touch to a sentiment! She created a tag using the new Woodland Gifts, a banner from Bloomsies and a sentiment from Shooting Star! So cute!

 The Bella Letters make perfect custom greetings. Nichol stamped a phrase along the bottom of the oversize tag to coordinate with the greeting from the Purrfect Pair Stamp Set.

 Geralyn combined Small Talk and Bella Letters to create this fun and unique card. We love how she stamped the alphabet and handstitched the 'HI' for the sentiment!

 Laura stamped a fun quote with Bella Letters and combined it with images from Playful Pups.

Pamela created this simple baby card using Potted Pretties, Small Talk and Bella Letters for a custom sentiment. We love how these stamp sets work together so well!

Nicole used Bella Letters to create this custom sentiment and did some fun watercoloring for some added interest.



Welcome back for day 3 of Stamp Highlights with Small Talk! I am going to jump right into these projects by the Design Team because they are just so fabulous! How adorable are these cards?! They remind me of the Sunday newspaper comics!

 Ashley made a fun layered scene with these ants that are full of personality! These little guys will make anyone smile!

 Elena playfully placed the chit-chatting bugs on the strawberry plant from Potted Pretties. We love the simplicity of her design!

 Laura created a cute little scene using the critters from the Woodland Gifts stamp set.

Playful Pup meets Playful Bug in this little scene created by Nicole.

 Nichol combined the adorable bugs from Small Talk with the Block Party Letters alphabet for a bold, fun title. She stamped the thought bubbles in pigment ink to finish the whimsical design.

We've got a line up of these cuties taking their turn talking! We love this scene that Pamela created using Small Talk and Woodland Gifts.
I know these cards put a big smile on your face as it did to mine! Now go ahead and spread the joy!