Thursday, November 21, 2013

Mama Elephant Highlight: Inline Letters

Good morning! I'm back again today for the last November Mama Elephant highlight. Inline Letters is an awesome set and has so many uses. The best part is that it comes with coordinating dies so you can cut virtually any word out!

Materials used: Mama Elephant Inline Letters, coordinating Inline Letters Creative Cuts dies, Many Thanks, Bold Banner Creative Cuts die

I created this card by stamping "thanks" on the white card base three times in Creative Color inks in Bubblegum and Smoke. Next, I used the Inline Letters Creative Cuts dies to cut the word "thanks" out from vellum paper and adhered it to the card base. I then die cut a Bold Banner from kraft paper, added light gold glitter speckles to it, and adhered it to the card base behind the die cut word "thanks". Lastly, I stamped the sentiment, "a million thanks" from the Many Thanks set in Bubblegum and adhered it to the front below the die cut letters.

Be sure to stop by the Mama Elephant blog for more inspiration from the rest of the design team!

Thanks for stopping by!
- KRAFTY pearl

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Mama Elephant Highlight: Fair Feathers

Hello! Hope everyone is having a wonderful week. Today I'm here to have a closer look at the Mama Elephant Fair Feathers set. I love this set because it has great outline and solid feathers along with perfectly coordinating dies.

Materials used: Mama Elephant Fair Feathers, coordinating Fair Feathers Creative Cuts dies, Embellished Tag Creative Cuts die

I created this card by stamping feather outlines on the white base of the card with Mama Elephant Creative Color inks in Lollipop, Sunshine, and Bubblegum. I then added a piece of kraft paper off set to the right of the card base. To give this card tons of dimension, I layered feathers on top of a die cut Embellished Tag and further stamped ink spots, sprinkled confetti, and added a small silver star for a touch of sparkle.

Don't forget to visit the Mama Elephant blog to see what the other design team members created!

Thanks for stopping by!
- KRAFTY pearl

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Mama Elephant Highlight: Confetti

Good morning! Here to share another Mama Elephant highlight. Today, we're taking a closer look at Confetti. It's a perfect set to decorate any card, envelope, or special package.

Materials used: Mama Elephant Confetti

I created a clean and simple tag for the front of an envelope. It's a fun and easy way to decorate the front of an envelope without all of the bulk of real sequins and things. I simply stamped the tag with sequins and the sentiment "smiles inside". I then decorated it some more with a few silver metallic stars.

I plan to type in the address with my typewriter and to mail this, I'll be slipping it into a clear cellophane envelope so the tag won't fall off in transit. Hope you enjoyed this simple project and see just how cool the Mama Elephant Confetti set is.

Be sure to stop by the Mama Elephant blog to see what the other design team members created.

Thanks for stopping by!
- KRAFTY pearl

Monday, November 18, 2013

Mama Elephant Highlight: Four Seasons

Happy Monday! I'm here today to share a Mama Elephant highlight of one of the November stamp releases, Four Seasons. This set is perfect for Project Life albums or to make personalized cards. I made a personalized and feminine birthday card for a special little girl who turned four on November 5th.

Materials used: Mama Elephant Four Seasons, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, sequins, gold paint

To create this card, I highlighted the number 4 by coloring it in pink and encircled it with the circular date stamp -- love this circular date stamp by the way! To give the card an extra dimension, I added a glitter gold butterfly perched on the circular date stamp image, some glitter gold paint splatters, and sequins.

Be sure to stop by the Mama Elephant blog to see what the other design team members created with this super awesome and versatile set.

Thanks for stopping by!
- KRAFTY pearl

Friday, November 15, 2013

Mama Elephant November Stampede

Welcome to the Mama Elephant November Design Team blog hop! Our November release is now live and available for purchase in the store.

To celebrate the new release, Mama Elephant is giving away one of each of the new stamps released! Winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the Stampede. Winners will be announced on the blog on the last Stamp Highlights Day on the Mama Elephant blog.

You have up to 3 chances to qualify to win! Just leave a separate comment for each!

  1. Leave a comment on this blog post
  2. Like/share Mama Elephant on Facebook
  3. Follow/tweet about Mama Elephant on Twitter
For today's blog hop, I created some tags and packaging. I've been obsessed over making suitcase gift boxes and so when I saw the new Confetti set, I was so excited to use it to create tags.

Materials used: Mama Elephant Confetti, Embellished Tag die, Dainty Bow die, Letters die, Creative Color inks (Lollipop, Hazel); kraft gift box, felt, Hambly overlay, Memento ink in Tuxedo Black

Here's a closer look at each tag! I used the Mama Elephant Embellished Tag die to cut out all 4 tags. 
  1. The first tag is created with two pieces of overlay sewn all around with sequins inside. I then stamped "smiles inside" on a piece of kraft cardstock and adhered it to the top of the tag to give the tag an added layered look.
  2. The second tag is created simply by using the Mama Elephant Letters die to cut out "joy." I then stitched on the word by running the tag through the sewing machine and stamped the bow image above it using Mama Elephant Creative Color ink pad in Hazel.
  3. The third tag is created by die cutting "joy" with the Mama Elephant Letters die from the tag so that there's a nice negative on the tag. I then cut another tag out of polka dot paper to back the top layer.
  4. The last tag is created simply by stamping "to you from me with love" using Mama Elephant Creative Color ink pad in Lollipop.

Be sure to stop by every blog in the Mama Elephant Stampede blog hop to see what the rest of the design team put together and to enter to win!

Thanks for stopping by!
- KRAFTY pearl