Guest Designer: Jen Rzaza

Hi there, it's Jen Rzasa with a guest post for you all today!  It has been a joy to join in with Mama Elephant this month, and I have been completely charmed by one of the new sets...Pandamonium!  (I actually love all of the sets in the newest release, hehe)

The card I made for you today features the sweet little smooching pandas- I stamped them first onto white cardstock, then fussy-cut around them.  The pandas (along with the three punched hearts) are popped up with foam tape for a little dimension:

The sentiment comes from the trendy new Mama Elephant set, XOXO! I adore the little arrow that goes through it!

You might be curious about the background...while mass-producing some Christmas cards for my mom to give out (I mail her about 30-50 cards every year), I took a bit of a shortcut.  I used my trusty ink blending tool to make a lovely background, scanned it into my computer, then printed them out!  Photoshop allowed me to recolor the background so that I had a few options.  Of course, I printed extras to use as card backgrounds year-round  :)

Thank you so much for stopping by!


  1. These are so sweet, and what a genius move to create a photoshopped background! What a huge timesaver! And you are a very good daughter.

  2. This card is amazing!!! I love the pandas kissing!! But that background is gorgeous!! And what an ingenious way to make a quick background!!!!!!! I never would have thought of that!!!

  3. So very sweet! Great idea to scan a handmade background to use over and over!!