Saturday, January 15, 2022

Mama Elephant January Stampede

Welcome to the Mama Elephant Design Team blog hop!

Our newest release is now live and available for purchase in the store!

I’m so I’m very excited to be participating as a guest designer for the Mama Elephant January release. I have created many fun projects to share with you all. Today, as we introduce the January Stampede, I’m sharing a die cut mesh shaker card showing off the new die set - Mod Hearts CC. There are so many wonderful large elements included in this die set, that can be used separately, or all together. 

I began by using the large A2 sized frame die to cut a piece of red plaid paper for my card base. Then, I selected several pieces of colored cardstock that matched my plaid paper. I used the wonky stitched frame to cut a watermelon hued panel that I inked around the edges, before running the panel a second time with the large striped heart die, to remove the center and leave a nice stitched heart outline. I cut the heart from the 3 other pieces of colored card and arranged the strips in an alternating pattern.

I adhered some white mesh to the backside of the heart panel with double sided tape making sure it doesn’t extend beyond the panel. Then, I centered my striped heart onto the plaid paper, poured a pile of dainty flat white sequins, then carefully adhered the heart panel over top. These flat mesh shakers do have some movement, but not anything close to the movement of traditional foam tape shakers. The best results are with small flat sequins. 

Once the base was complete I stamped one of the adorable new images from the “To My Dearest” stamp set, onto bright white Neenah cardstock, then colored with copic markers before using the coordinating creative cuts to die cut. I added small white dot highlights and glued it onto my card base. I surrounded the image with small hearts from the same set, stamped with red ink, all over the heart panel. 

While I had all of the supplies on my desk I also made a couple of small envelopes from white cardstock that I inked and added some Little Agenda images to. Then, I made some teeny notes from paper scraps stamped with sentiments from “To My Dearest”, and tucked them into the envelopes. 

Thank you for stopping by today, I will have another great projects to share with you using the new release on Monday January 17th. Below you will find links to all the products that I have used available now in the Mama Elephant Shop.

Mod Hearts Creative Cuts

To My Dearest 

To My Dearest Creative Cuts

Check out the rest of the hop for amazing inspiration from our Design Team!

To celebrate the new release, Mama Elephant is picking 1 winner to win a prize pack! 

» 1. Leave a comment on the collective Design Team's Instagram Stampede post
» 2. Leave a comment on our Facebook Stampede post
» 3. Leave a comment on any of the Introduction videos on YouTube
Each action qualifies for one entry, max 3 entries per stampeder please and good luck!
Open to US entries only.
Check out the rest of the hop for amazing inspiration from our Design Team!

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great day from all of us!


  1. Your shaker is DARLING! I love the heart die!

  2. Pretty shaker card! Darling bunny, and the heart die set is a fave!

  3. The striped colors look great. And I LOVE the bunny!!!