Monday, January 22, 2024

Designer Series: “Herd” It’s Your Birthday

Hello crafty friends! Davina here, to share my Mama Elephant Designer Series project. I am calling this slimline shaker card ‘Herd’ It’s Your Birthday, and I love the hot pink farm theme. The January Mama Elephant release is so adorable, with all of the farm themed products, and I combined quite a few on this landscape card. 

I used the Slim Card Basics CC die set to cut the card base from hot pink cardstock, the pink gingham top layer with windows, and the white scalloped frame. I’ve been on a mission to put a dent into the sequin collection I have amassed, so don’t be shocked when I make a million shakers. I inked a bright blue sky onto a back panel the same size as the gingham layer, and framed it in with foam tape after placing a little red farm house in the top left corner. I filled it in with lots of bright clay confetti and added a grassy strip over the acetate, but under the gingham.

I stamped the farm house, flowers, and hay bales from the Little Agenda House stamp set. I know the hay images were intended to be bushes, but they worked perfectly for my farm scene hay piles. Then, I added a white picket fence that I cut using the Farm House CC die set. I cut two and covered the seam up with a little cow image. Next, I stamped a bunch of adorable teeny cows from the Little Cow Agenda stamps, and colored each differently. I arranged them across the bottom of my scene and got to work on my sentiment. I made a custom punny banner using the smaller Little Signage Agenda stamp set. The letter size was perfect. Once adhered, I glued some tiny iridescent stars all around the top. 

Mixing and combining stamp sets is my favorite technique for making unique cards and scenes. I hope that you enjoy this scene, and thank you for stopping by,


Saturday, January 20, 2024

It’s Your Lucky Day with Pretty Pink Posh

Hello crafty friends! Davina here to share a bit of Luck with you. I just can’t get over how cute the newest Pretty Pink Posh release is. All the beautiful Valentines Day and St.Patricks Day products make me smile. One of the first projects I made was this St. Patricks Day Cupcake themed card. 

I used the fantastic new Big Valentines Day Cupcake Dies and the Lucky Stamp set and dies combined with the older Leprechaun image from the Best of Luck stamp set. After stamping, coloring, and ink blending my images, I assembled them over a clover filled back ground that I made using the Layered Shamrocks Stencil. I gently splattered some metallic gold ink and matted with yellow and green layers. 

I embossed my sentiment onto a black banner cut from the Sentiment Strip Die Set, and added a bakers twine bow to the top corner. I finished this off with the addition of some clay embellishments from the new St. Patricks Day Clay Confetti Mix

Thanks you for stopping by and I hope that you check out all of the fabulous inspiration from the incredible Design Team,


Friday, January 19, 2024

Mama Elephant Stamp Highlight: Surprise Boxes

Hello crafty friends! Today is the final day of the Mama Elephant Stamp Highlights, and we are going out with a bang. The card I made today features the Surprise Boxes stamps and Creative Cuts combined with the new Square Grid Cover Creative Cuts

This 9 grid cover plate makes it so easy and fun to make unique shaker cards. I added a cloudy border to the front of the grid, and made my sequin filled shaker atop an inkblended aqua panel. After stamping these adorable images and coloring with copic markers, I cut them out using the coordinating die cuts. I love the cute gift wrapping accessories and layered them across the bottom. I cut two speech bubbles from black card stock using the Simple Friends Bubbles CC, then heat embossed sentiments from Surprise Boxes stamp set.

I mounted this shaker grid onto a fuchsia 4.5 X 4.5 card base, and finished it off with a few of the assorted sequins. Make sure to head over to the Mama Elephant blog to see the entire release and more inspiration from the Design Team. Thank you for stopping by,


Thursday, January 18, 2024

Mama Elephant Stamp Highlights: Simple Friends Bubbles

Hello crafty friends! Today Mama Elephant is featuring the Simple Friends Bubbles stamp set and Creative Cuts. This is such a great little combo for adding colorful sentiments to your projects. The coordinating dies make it a snap to cut out all of the bubbles in one pass of the machine. Each sentiment is a friendship themed sentiment but even better are the outline stamps that make it possible to create your own bubbles using sentiment stamps. 

My project today uses the Simple Friends Bubbles set paired with the new Surprise Boxes stamps. I stamped the sentiment bubbles with different pastel shades of Distress Oxide Inks, to match the copic colors I used on the critters from the Surprise Boxes set. I created a square shaped scene for the upper half of my card, to make a Polaroid type scene. I put the word bubbles into the cloudy upper area and layered my images onto the grassy inkblended background. 

I used the Lucky Alpha Creative Cuts to create a layered sentiment across the bottom. And shaded it to match my lavender sky. I finished of these letters with a glittery finish from my Wink of Stella brush, and a sprinkling of teeny iridescent stars across the sky. 

Make sure you head over to the Mama Elephant blog to see more of the release and lost of inspiration from the Design Team. Thank you for stopping by,


Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Mama Elephant Stamp Highlight: Little Cow Agenda

Hello crafty friends! Today Mama Elephant is featuring the Little Cow Agenda Stamps & Creative Cuts. I am such a huge fan of all of the Agenda stamp sets. They are just the cutest, and make it so easy and fun to fill up a scene. These little cows are no exception. I combined these adorable little cows with the new Farm House CC to make a whole farm scene, and just love how this card turned out. 

First I made the barn out of bright red card stock with crisp white trim. I gently inked the edges of the barn for some added depth, and popped it up on foam tape. I layered it over ink blended sky and grassy lawn with the smallest hint of the white fence showing on each side. 

I added my Little Agenda Cows around the barn door and a few stacks of hay into the upper window. I finished the scene with a speech bubble from the new Simple Friends Bubble CC and a sentiment from the Boxed Drinks Stamp set. I added a clean white mat layer and a nice bright striped layer to really make the farm scene pop.

Thank you so much for stopping by, make sure to check out the Mama Elephant Blog to see all of the new products and great inspiration. 

Monday, January 15, 2024

Mama Elephant Stampede: Love You Moo-cho

Welcome to the Mama Elephant Design Team blog hop!

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

I just adore this entire release so much. The farm themed dies and Little Cow Agenda stamps just pull at my heart strings.  But the sweet face of the FBA (Favor Bag Accesory) Cow is just darling. I cut all of the components and gently inked some light tans onto the head, face, and horns. Then, I went back in with a sharp brown colored pencil to add a few shadowy hairs. I used copi markers to color the rosy pink areas in the ears and nose. Finally, I finished her off with some white dot highlights. 

I created a shaker card with kraft card stock and the Heart Grid Cover for my card base. I used a soft rosy ruled paper for the background and filled it up with a sparkly mix of sequins. After adhering the cow to the cover I made a banner for sentiment using the Kissie Letters Alphabet stamps and a partial sentiment from the Love Cupids stamp set. I finished this card off with a sprinkling of sparkly sequins and a small bakers twine bow on the bell. I hope you like this card and follow along to see more.

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 (winner will be notified in their comment on Instagram, Facebook or YouTube)! Open to Domestic & International (winner pays for shipping)

» 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!
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!

Sunday, January 14, 2024

The Greeting Farm Blog Hop: You are Awesome

The January 2024 New Release is now available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store. This month we introduced 3 new sets. Our first stamp set called BOOKWORM ANYA features our adorable Anya sitting in her comfy chair reading. Next, we introduced EVERYDAY SCRIPT which comes with 6 awesome sentiments for various occasions and a big Anya. Our final set called BE MINE features a lovey dovey couple in their car catching a romantic view.

I used the beautifully illustrated Everyday Script Anya for this spring themed shaker card. I colored her in bright hues and arranged her over a large clover shaker that I filled with clay embellishments. In order to fit the sentiment onto a banner strip, I masked the stamp and and embossed the words into a straight line. I love how fun and I finished this fun card off with a bakers twine bow and a few gold jewels. 

To celebrate this release we are having a short BLOG HOP! One lucky fan will take home the entire release!! You have until January 18th, 12pm CST/1pm EST to leave your comments on each Designer's Blog. Then head back to The Greeting Farm Blog to let us know you completed the hop.

**Remember to qualify for the prize you MUST leave a comment on each Designer's Blog AND The Greeting Farm Blog letting us know you completed the hop.

NOTE: Comments on The Greeting Farm Blog are admin approved so it may take a day for your comment to be visible. Please only comment once, and use the same name on all the blogs when leaving a comment. Do not pick the Anonymous option (otherwise we won't be able to verify that it's you).

We will announce the random winner later in the week on the Blog and in our Facebook Group: The Greeting Farm Fan Page.

TGF Design Team:

This is a short hop and definitely worth playing along! If you want to grab your favorites now, you can purchase the new stamps HERE. We will have more cards featuring the New Release from our Design Team Leaders starting on the 16th so be sure to stop by The Greeting Farm Blog to see more inspiration.

Happy Hopping!

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

The Greeting Farm; Let It Snow

Hello crafty friends! I’m so happy to be joining The Greeting Farm Design Team, and cannot wait to share my projects with you all. The Greeting Farm has been a long time favorite of mine, going all the way back to cutting apart red rubber stamps. Fortunately, we don’t have to do that anymore. 

My first card for the New Year features the beautiful Miss Anya Hello Winter stamp set. I just adore the large size and great happy expressions. I colored these cuties with an assortment of pastel COPIC markers, and adhered them onto a snowy hillside that is layered over a die cut and ink blended background. 

I used a sentiment from my craft stash and heat embossed it on aqua card stock. After diecutting, I cut it apart though the last vowel, and made enough room for the little snowman friend to be glued in place of the “o”. I finished it off with a sprinkling of a few fancy snowflakes and some iridescent jewels. I hope you love this pastel scene because there is still plenty of winter left to make some snow filled scenes. Thank you for stopping by, Davina