MAMA ELEPHANT 8th ANNIVERSARY STAMPEDE – DAY 3 (+GIVEAWAY!)

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Dreams are coming true today!! Come join the celebration!





Welcome back to Day 3 of the Mama Elephant Design Team blog hop! We are celebrating 8 years with a fantastic new holiday release along with our amazing friends!


Join us with some free goodies and our annual sale! 

You can shop the newest release which is LIVE in our store now!
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Yay for Mama Elephant: cardmaking would not be the same without their beautiful stamps and dies! A big thank you to Angela and Krissy for asking me to join this Anniversary event, I love your products and this is really a dream come true for me! 

I am totally excited to stampede along with such talented artists (check the list below) and I had so many ideas, in fact I ended up making 3 cards. I hope you'll enjoy them and be sure to check the Giveaway at the end of this long post.

#1 - GINGERBREAD COOKIES RAINBOW CARD


The first card I'm showing you is probably my favorite: you know how much I love rainbows and I couldn't help on making a cookies one! I decided to focus on the small images of the Gingerbread Cookies set and I used them to create my own patterned paper. It took me a lot of time and effort to achieve this final result: I had to do a lot of tiny masking to add hats, bows etc that were necessary for having enough color spots. I failed the first time and I made small mistakes on this one too, but I honestly was too lazy to start back again :D

I stamped everything using Memento Rich Cocoa ink and colored it with Copic Markers in several brown shades to simulate different type of cookies: vanilla, gingerbread, chocolate... yummy, I'm hungry now LOL Then I used all other colors to get my beloved rainbow effect and I have to admit that it turned out pretty cool, I really love this card!


The perfect addiction to this rainbow was a sentiment from Mixed Holiday Greetings. Let me say I'm totally in love with them as these uppercase/handwriting sentiment are one of the things I love most about Mama Elephant stamps. I heat embossed the sentiment on black cardstock using white embossing powder and trimmed it down to the right size. I finally used the largest Basic Rectangles die for getting stitched details and a kraft base for giving the card a coordinated frame border.

#2 - LITTLE FOX AGENDA POP UP BOX CARD


The moment I saw these foxes I knew I had to make a box card. Don't you just love all these tiny cuties preparing for Christmas?! I have a special adoration for the sleepy guy: so fluffy! Anyway, I started by stamping the Little Foxes Agenda using Memento Rich Cocoa ink, I colored them with Copic Markers and cut them with coordinating dies. I did the same with many little objects from various old stamp sets (see the end of the post for the supplies list) and for the XMAS letters that I made using Whimsy Alphas dies.



I die cut two 3D Pop Up card dies and assembled the box, then I used Distress Oxide Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire for creating the background sky. For the hills I used the Landscape Trio dies and added Lawn Fawn Chunky Glitter on top for sparkles and snowy effect; I also die cut several Picket Fence dies from kraft cardstock and used a white gel pen for adding the snow. The final, funnier and messier part was putting everything in place to create a Christmas scene: I may be wrong but I believe I succeeded in using all of the foxes. The more the merrier, right?!

#3 - LITTLE FOX AGENDA SLIMLINE CARD


The final one is this slimline holiday card I made using unconventional Christmas colors. I really like the way it turned out! First of all, I stamped the Little Foxes Agenda using Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink and I colored them with Copic Markers C00s for the winter foxes and RV90s for the objects etc. I die cut them with their coordinating dies and set them aside.


For my card base, I die cut a rectangle using the Slim Card Basics dies and ink blended the top portion using Distress Oxide Black Soot, Seedless Preserves and Victorian Velvet, then I splattered it with white acrylic paint and Gansai Tambi gold watercolor. Once it was dried, I heat embossed the gorgeous sentiment from Mixed Holiday Greetings using Ranger white embossing powder.


Then I die cut the Hillside Cover on a piece of white paper and used the Slim Card Basics rectangle die over it. I gently blended some Victorian Velvet on the bottom of the hills, adhered them to the purple panel using foam tape and I also added some Picket Fence I previously cut out of kraft paper.
I finally added the little foxes and made a scallop base using Tonic White Glitter cardstock: I wasn't able to capture it on camera but this cardstock also has some pink glitter on it and it's perfect with the Oxide colors I used on the card!

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That's not all! To celebrate this special Anniversary release, Mama Elephant is giving away ten $25 gift certificates to our store!!! That is 10 winners!!! Winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the 3 day Stampede. You have up to 4 chances to qualify to win!

» 1. Leave a comment on this blog post «
» 2. Like/share us on Facebook: facebook.com/mamaelephant «
» 3. Follow/tweet us on Twitter: twitter.com/heymamaelephant «
» 4. Follow/leave a comment for us on Instagram: instagram.com/mamaelephant «
(Each action qualifies for one entry, max 4 entries per stampeder please!)


Here are the designers for today. Please make sure to visit each of them and leave some kind words and comments!

Mette Witus » www.mettewitus.home.blog
Wanda Guess » www.ablogcalledwanda.com
Jessica Frost Ballas » www.allthesparkle.com
Nichol Spohr » www.nicholspohr.com
Claudia Mauri » www.mrsclocards.com
Mama Elephant » www.mamaelephantblog.com

Thank you and Happy Stampeding!

SUPPLIES

#1 - GINGERBREAD COOKIES RAINBOW CARD
Mama Elephant - Gingerbread Cookies stamps

Mama Elephant - Mixed Holiday Greetings stamps

Mama Elephant - Me and My Yeti, Little Reindeer Agenda, So Many Snowmen (hats)

Mama Elephant - Basic Rectangle dies

Memento Rich Cocoa ink

Copic Markers: E30s, E50s and others

Bazzil Kraft cardstock

#2 - LITTLE FOX AGENDA BOX CARD
Mama Elephant - Little Fox Agenda stamps and dies
Mama Elephant - Me and My Yeti, Holiday Bitties, Little Reindeer Agenda, So Many Snowmen stamps
Mama Elephant - Occasional Labels stamp (Merry word)
Mama Elephant - 3D Pop Up Card dies
Mama Elephant - Whimsy Alphas dies
Mama Elephant - Landscape Trio dies
Mama Elephant - Picket Fence die
Distress Oxide: Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire
Lawn Fawn Chunky Glitter
Memento Rich Cocoa ink
Copic Markers

#3 - LITTLE FOX AGENDA SLIMLINE CARD
Mama Elephant - Little Fox Agenda stamps and dies
Mama Elephant - Mixed Holiday Greetings stamps
Mama Elephant - So Many Snowmen stamps (gifts), Me and My Yeti (tree)
Mama Elephant - Slim Card Basics dies
Mama Elephant - Hillside Cover die
Mama Elephant - Picket Fence die
Distress Oxide: Black Soot, Seedless Preserves, Victorian Velvet
Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink
Copic Markers: C00s, RV90s
Gansai Tambi White and Gold Watercolors
Tonic White Glitter Cardstock

Thank for stopping by and happy crafting!
Clo

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40 commenti

  1. OMG! You killed it with all the agenda sets! JUST TOO CUTE! I LOVE those foxes!

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  2. ooooh yes <3 your cards are so beautiful <3 I love this new release !

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  3. WHAT A FABULOUS SELECTION of cards! From A2 to Slim Line, to in-between! WHAT A TREAT TODAY!!! LOOOVE your pop-up Box card ESPECIALLY, with the brightly colored playful foxes! A SUPER JOB for us, Claudi!!! THANK YOU!! ;)<3

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  4. Love the background of cookies.
    Great coloring. The card-in-a-box
    is so cute. Those are fun to make
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  5. SUCH cute cards! Love the cookie pattern you created, but the foxes have my heart, especially that pinkish/purplish slimline, so adorable!

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  6. I follow ME on twitter and tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/MiriamPrantner/status/1306641677214461959

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  7. Ver cute cards! I like how you added "XMAS" to the popup box card. Thank you for sharing your creations.

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  8. Awesome and fun cards! I love all the cookies - looks like
    a whole tray of cookies ready to be eaten. Yum! lol

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  10. Your cards and your coloring are amazing!

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  11. Great projects! So many cute little critters to color. Love the box card. TFS

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  12. I love how you showed different ways to color the foxes! Great cards!

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  13. OMG, Your cards are Gorgeous!! You really thought out of these cards and Created a Gorgeous cards. Your ideas are Brilliant and Ingenious!! You definitely Showcased how these stamp images can be transformed into a nonregular card and can be used year-round!! YAY YOU!!
    YOU DO ROCK!!

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  14. Wow these are fabulous, really love your box card!

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  15. Oh my gosh, fabulous cards! I love all your designs! Your foxes are fantastic.

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  16. Absolutely darling cards! Love the cute foxes and the adorable gingerbreads! Awesome coloring and details on each of your fabulous cards!

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  17. Wow your coloring is beautiful! A bit ruined by taking the Christ out of Christmas, but the rest of the box was sweet.

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  18. Marisela Delgado said: Beautiful cards! So pretty! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  19. I like the color mixes and the box card. Not a fan of rainbow coloring, but I like the subtle use with the cookies. I couldn't tell at first where the rainbow use was.

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  20. adorable creations - your inked slimline background is WOW!!

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  21. That gingerbread card is my favorite. A totally different way to use the set than anything I have seen. Beautiful work.

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  22. Wow, these are all absolutely amazing! Love them so much!

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  23. All 3 are so beautiful the backgrounds, the coloring and the scene building is absolutely amazing I can't get enough of this new release I'm loving all of this inspiration from everybody on this hop so thanks for sharing

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  24. I am impressed by how you used all the images in your designs.

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  25. All 3 are wonderful cards. You did such a fantastic job on them & I especially LOVE the gingerbread card.

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  26. Sweet gingerbread and adorable foxes.

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  27. You did a wonderful job on all 3 cards. But I really love the pop up box card. So nice and full plus glitter.

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  28. I love everything you created❤️❤️❤️

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  29. You included all the fun things into one post rainbow, box card interactive cards and a slim line! Fabulous!

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  30. Gorgeous scenes on your cards, the little gingerbread pattern is my fave. Thanks for sharing this inspiration with these fun products.

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  31. I agree - the gingerbread card is very cool, and so are the other 2! Just gorgeous!

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  32. Your cards are amazing. Love the gingerbread men, so cute with rainbow scheme. The popup box card is so playful and adorable.

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  33. Wow!!! These cards are all amazing! And so super cute!! Love the purple background on the slimline card; it is gorgeous!!

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