Monday, September 17, 2018

Mama Elephant 6th Anniversary Stampede!!!


Hello and welcome to Mama Elephant's #celebrating6years Anniversary Release Stampede with our wonderful crafty friends and designers! The wait is finally over! The release is now live and available for purchase in the shop!


To celebrate with you, we have this amazing sale and promotion and giveaway! Keep reading to the end!


From 9/15 - 9/17
10% off entire store! No code required!

From 9/15 - 9/30
Spend $100* - receive 1 free 'Color Me Letters' 4x6 stamp set.
Spend $150* - receive 1 free 'Color Me Letters' 4x6 stamp set and 'Hilly THANKS' dies.
Spend $200* - receive 1 free 'Color Me Letters' 4x6 stamp set, 'Hilly THANKS' dies, and 'Hilly HELLO' dies.

Please read all the fine print carefully! :)

*Subtotal amount must be met before any shipping fees/tax/customs.
Free item(s) valid only a single order/transaction.
Limit one of each free offer per order.
Orders cannot be combined. New orders only.
Limit one free offer per customer/order.
We reserve the right to cancel/modify orders.
Free offer valid 9/15-9/30 or while supplies last!

Hello everybody, thank you so much for hopping along with us today as the Stampede rolls on in celebration of Mama Elephant's 6th Anniversary and this incredible new release!  I'm delighted to be participating and I have 3 cards to share with you today, so keep on scrolling down and hopefully you'll be left feeling very inspired.



First up, I have a card using the brand new 'Santa's Sleigh' stamp set.



This card features an ink blended and distressed background that fades away to a snowy white at the bottom.   All of the adorable characters were hand stamped onto Bristol Smooth watercolour cardstock using Archival Ink in 'Potting Soil', they were watercolour painted using Kuretake Zigs and the antlers on the puppies were glittered as was the top edge of Santa's Sleigh and the sign.


Everything was adhered into position with varying amounts of foam tape to build dimension.  The sentiment was stamped with Versamark Ink and heat embossed in silver and added.  The final touch was the addition of white Nuvo drops for some dimensional snow.



My next TWO cards use the new and ultra adorable Little Elf Agenda stamp set.  For the first one I made a shaker card using the Grid Window Creative Cuts die and the sentiment is from the Santa's Sleigh stamp set as used above.


My little elves were stamped with archival ink, watercolour painted with Kuretake Zigs and die cut using the coordinating dies.


Since I'd stamped up all 16 of the little elves from the stamp set I had plenty left over to create a second card.  For this one I used the Hillside Cover Die as my backdrop.


I masked it off and ink blended the hilltops with Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass then used tiny dots of Stickles glitter to make them glisten.  I took the sentiment from the Santa's Sleigh stamp set and shaped it on my acrylic block to follow the line of one of my 'hills' and then stamped it with black ink.  All that was left then was to apply my remaining elves and their toys with foam tape.


Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope I've left you inspired.  I'd love to hear from you so please use the comments section!

A final HAPPY 6th ANNIVERSARY to Kryssi and Angela at Mama Elephant, thank you for all the beautiful stamps and dies you've created for us over the years.  Here's to the next 6 years and beyond!

Nicky x

To celebrate this mega anniversary release, we are giving away of ten $25 ME gift certificates throughout the 3 day stampede! Winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the Stampede. Winners will be announced on the last day of Stamp Highlights. 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/comment on Instagram: instagram.com/mamaelephant «

Each action qualifies for one entry, max 4 entries per stampeder please!

Joining us on this wild ride of a stampede are our favorite crafty designer friends! Please visit them to see what they did with the new goodies!



And that's a wrap to the 3 day mega stampede! Make sure you checked out Day 1 and DAY 2! Thanks all for joining us! The celebration continues all month long!






81 comments:

  1. I love the little elves! I really like how you got a bunch of them on both cards.

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    1. Thank you Kari, I love them too and once you've stamped and coloured the entire set you have a minimum of two cards ready to go and you could easily eek them out to 6 or more depending on your scenes!

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  2. I'm a very big fan of your cards and this three are really A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!

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    1. T-H-A-N-K-Y-O-U Sylvia! You're so sweet!

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  3. Wow.. each card was stunning. You are one talented lady. Gorgeous cards.. all 3.

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  4. Three beautiful cards! The elves are so cute and fun!

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  5. So much fun! The first card with the reindeer has a lot of movement in it. I can feel the speed of the deer and the sled with the gifts flying out.

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  6. Oh my, how adorable! All of your cards are really cute, but the first one is absolutely my favourite! So much fun!!!

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    1. I think it is my favourite too Mirella - thank you!

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  7. Love all your cards! The Santa is my favorite but I really like your shaker card too, and the elves on the hillside are fun!

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    1. Thank you Mary, I appreciate your comment!

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    1. Thank you SO much Isabel - you are very kind!

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  9. Love your little elves cards!!!! They are ADORABLE!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  10. Your cards are amazing. The colours are so vibrant and happy. Adorable little elves.

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    1. Aww thank you Judy, I'm happy you enjoyed them!

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  11. 1. Adorable cards!!! Love your wonderful colouring!!!

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  12. 2. Liked Mama Elephant FB page and shared as Arianna Barbara

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  13. 3. Following Mama Elephant on Twitter and just retweetted as @raggiodiluce82 (Arianna Barbara).

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  14. 4. Follow Mama Elephant on Instagram and reposted the Stampede post as raggiodiluc3

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  15. Fun cards. thee is so much action in the first
    The elves make cute cards too. thanks for
    sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  16. I absolutely love, love, love your mini masterpieces! lol
    They are all just so fun and fabulously colored. Love the pink
    of the first card.

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  17. I love ALL of your creations, but that first one made me grin. Santa's sleigh being carried away, little deer running beside it, gifts flying out into the night sky. lol

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  18. I love how the presents are flying out of the sleigh. It really gives the card a feeling of motion and speed! So clever!

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  19. Love those elf cards and I like the PINK hues to the Santa Sleigh!

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  20. Adorable cards!! Love your coloring and soft tones. The bit of glitter on Santa's sleigh is perfect!

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  21. Your cards are so darling! I love all of them! Those little reindeer are so stinkin cute! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  22. Love these! I really love how you used those little elves, so darn cute!

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  23. These cards are so adorable -- beautiful coloring. I love these two fun, sweet stamp sets.

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  24. I love this release! It is all adorable!!

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  25. Adorable cards. The shaker card is amazing.
    Thanks for sharing...

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  26. Wow what great projects! So festive and fun! What talent you have!

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  27. OMG - those cards are just adorable. I love the one with Santa and the little reindeer running along side as Santa takes off to deliver packages!

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  28. Super cute cards!! I am so liking that window grid die! Would love to own it, not to mention many other things I've seen in this release.

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  29. My gosh - that pale pink background in the Santa's Sleigh card is gorgeous, I mean, your other cards are pretty too but that one took my breath away (the puppy riding in the back of the sleigh is just precious, I know Santa was on the way to deliver him to my house! I always wanted a puppy!). Thank you for the beautiful holiday inspiration!

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  30. Love all your cards Nicky!! They're all beautifully colored and oh so cute!!

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  31. Cute cards! Love all those reindeer. :)

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  32. You got busy!! Love all your cards...so cute

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  33. These are all so cute. I like the feeling of movement on the first one.

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  34. those reindeer just make you giggle, yes? and i love the elves.

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  35. Such sweet cards! Lovin' that Santa and the elves!

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  36. Super fun adorable cards! They are so sweet :)

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  37. I love the color scheme! It's more of a bright pink than a red, with a softer green. Very nice cards!

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  38. So so gorgeous!! I love the softness of the pink behind santa and his reindeers hehe

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  39. They're stunning cards. I love all of them!!!!

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  40. Teehee I love the running baby reindeers! It’s like reindeer training sesh and they’re all learning about their future job! Adorable cards, I loved them

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  41. Wow, amazing cards! Love your color choices and pops of vibrancy that perfectly compliment the soft colors. Beautiful!

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  42. These are so so cute! I am loving those little baby reindeer, what an adorable scene on that first card!

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  43. I follow ME on Twitter and tweeted: https://twitter.com/MiriamPrantner/status/1041883760646660097

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  44. Oh my goodness, how sweet are these cards? Seriously adorable!

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  45. These are all so adorable!! I think my favorite is the first; I love how you placed all the little reindeer running along beside the sleigh, so fun!

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  46. Thanks for sharing such great cards. Love the colors, the layouts, everything!

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  47. Super CUTE! I especially love the Santa's Helpers on the snowbanks!

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  48. SQUEAL!! LOVING the NEW Release and your AMAZING Creations!! THANKS for sharing the Inspirations and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  49. Wow I am so glad you meet you on this hop...your cards are awesome! Love the variety and the great way you used these cute images.

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  50. Love these colors you used! cute cards!

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  51. Adorable cards! Those elves are so cute and work so well in the grid windows. Your Santa card is beautiful in those colors. It almost gives it an antique feel. Love those tiny reindeers!

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  52. So so cute! I saw your cards on IG first and absolutely loved them!! The soft pink background on the Santa sleigh card is so dreamy!! Love them all.

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  53. 1- What a wonderful trio of Christmas cards !! I can’t tell you which one is my favourite since I love them equally. The little elves are absolutely adorable and offer lots of option. Thanks for sharing your process. Love, Marjorie
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  54. 2- I’m already a follower on Facebook with this account :
    Marjorie Isaline Dumontier
    And shared about the Stampede Day 3 here :
    https://bit.ly/2NMwXB9
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  55. 3- I’m already a follower on Twitter with this account :
    @MargeSSW
    And tweeted about the Stampede day 3 here :
    https://bit.ly/2QE43Sd
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  56. 4- I’m already a follower and a liker on Instagram with this handle :
    @margessw
    And repost about the Stampede Day 3 here :
    https://bit.ly/2D5YE3D
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  57. All your cards are fabulous - I love the soft pink sky of the Santa one and the shaker elf one is fantastic.

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  58. I love the two little presents flying off the end of the sleigh on the first card — it's such a fun touch.

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  59. Absolutely adorable! Both cards are fabulous! Thanks for the inspiration!

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