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Design Inspiration: Guest designer Emily Leiphart

Oh Em Gee. So, so, sooo excited to formally introduce this month's guest designer, Emily Leiphart! I was so excited to get her projects in my inbox, I knew that they would make me do virtual cartwheels and back flips. Emily is quickly becoming known for her creativity in using stamps and crazy selective inking skills! Her two cards today is an excellent show of what I mean, just see for yourself! Make sure to leave Emily some love, I'm sure she'll really appreciate them! :)

My name is Emily Leiphart and I'm from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I've been married for nine years and have a four year old son who keeps me very busy. I left a corporate research job with a big audit firm to stay at home with my son after he was born. I've been crafty my whole life but I got serious about stamping and making cards after my son was born. I'm a published makeup artist and paper crafter. It brings me great joy to see my work in print. I love stamps and I've recently started using more patterned paper and embellishments. Trying new things keeps things interesting. I have a whimsical clean and simple style and I love showcasing how versatile stamps can be.

I'm delighted to be joining Mama Elephant as a guest designer this month! Kryssi has always been one of my stamping idols (aww shucks, Emily, you're making me blush! haha) and I was so excited when she started her own stamp company. Today, I get to share a couple of cards combining two of the newest releases, Hello and Lovely Mums. If you know me, I love to mix and match stamp sets. Confining me to one stamp set is pure torture! I wanted to mix more than these two sets so I had to limit myself to make sure each set had its own spotlight. ;)

For my first card, I stamped both flowers from Lovely Mums using both the outline and solid flowers. I love the matching solids so you don't have to colour if you don't want to. The speech bubble is from Hello. To create 'for you', I mixed and masked 'thank you for everything' from Lovely Mums. The patterned papers are from Teresa Collins' Memories paper pad.

My second card features five of the speech bubbles from Hello. I created a rainbow column that contains two phrases. If you read the scripted speech bubbles, it says one thing. If you read the smaller font below, you'll see that I used the 'you're the most beautiful...' sentiment from Lovely Mums and the same 'friend' sentiment from the first card to finish the sentence. I used foam tape to pop up three of the bubbles and added sequins with rhinestone inserts. The patterned paper is from Teresa Collins' She Said paper pad.

I'll be back next week with projects using Papa Love and Today Was. Thanks so much for stopping by today!


  1. Beautiful, Emily! I love how you created the "you're the most beautiful friend" on the second card...sweet!

  2. Love Emily's work and these beautiful cards are no exception! Great choice for guest designer!

  3. Emily is so fab! These cards are gorgeous! The selective inking looks awesome. Great color combos.

  4. Gorgeous work, Emily! I adore the speech bubbles card- the colors are fab! On a side note - I just discovered Mama Elephant stamps and I LOVE 'EM!!!! I cannot believe I haven't heard of this fantastic company earlier...So happy to have discovered the gorgeous stamps and the super-inspiring blog!!!

  5. Great cards Emily! I esp like the cascading speech bubbles on the 2nd one.

  6. Emily, these cards are so fun! I love what you did with the speech bubbles.

  7. These are both fabulous friendship cards!

  8. I adore Emily's work and creativity. These GORGEOUS cards are no exception.Thanks for all the inspiration Emily.

  9. LOVE Emily!
    Her work is so inspiring!
    Thank you for featuring her ;-)


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