Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Mama Elephant Designer Series Capybara Party

Hello crafty friends! Davina here, with some slimline shaker card goodness. I loved the fun celebration theme of this latest release from Mama Elephant, and all of the balloons and cute critters. I wanted to make a shaker card using one of the new standalone die sets called Round Balloon Shaker CC , and I thought it would be nice to line up a few smaller ones on a slimline card base, and combine the Capybara Party stamps with it.

I cut my slimline base using the Slim Card Basics CC dies, and carefully marked where i wanted to place my balloons. I cut the balloon shape out 3 times and reserved the decorative pierced portion. I cut a second slimline base and lined it with pretty mint colored paper. Next, I created a frame with foam tape around the patterned paper portion, including two supports between the balloons. I filled the frame with lots of sequins, iridescent stars and pastel clay confetti. 

I gave the reserved die cut balloons pieces a quick coloring using a light minty COPIC marker, then glued them back into place on top of acetate, creating the windows. Then I carefully applied the top portion directly over the sequin filled frame. I was fortunate that it went on perfectly because I have had some mishaps in the past. Next, I mounted my shaker frame onto a scalloped layer (also from the Slim Card Basic CC die set) that I cut from a darker shade of minty cardstock. 

I stamped my images onto Bight White Neenah Solar Crest cardstock and gave them a very light pastel coloring that matched the confetti sequins. I added a few white highlights and my signature dots to the images before adhering them onto my scene. I felt as though it needed a little something extra to fill the negative space, so I created a small layered banner using the backside of the patterned paper, some stripes, and a glittery star. 

I really love how simple and pretty this turned out  and nothing beats a shaker card for excitement. I especially like how the teeny iridescent stars stay clinging to the acetate in the windows, so even if the other bits are at the bottom of the balloons, the little stars are still distributed all over. 

Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope this project brings a smile to your day,


Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Mama Elephant Stamp Highlight: It’s Poppin

Hello crafty friends! Today Mama Elephant is featuring the stamp set called It’s Poppin on Day 2 of the Stamp Highlight week. This 4x6 set has 3 tall images with a cuter cat and a great big round balloon. I love the additional images provided, of confetti, to fill the balloons. 

I made a full sized slimline card using the Slim Card Basics CC dies, and arranged some gently inkblended balloons in the upper half, using the Balloon Bunch CC die set. I cut each balloon individually and inked the edges using a small amount of distress oxide ink in pink, yellow, and aqua. I adhered the individual balloons onto the base and arranged over the stitched die cut strings on my sky panel. I added two layers of puffy clouds before adding two of the chunky kitties onto the scene. 

I filled each of the balloons with some sparkly golden stars and added a few to the background. I finished this card off with a colorful stamped sentiment from the Way to Go stamp set and a bold striped background.

Make sure to head over to the Mama Elephant Blog to see inspiration from the entire design team. Thanks for stopping by, Davina 

Monday, March 18, 2024

Mama Elephant Stamp Highlight: Capybara Party

Hello Crafty friends! Today starts the week of Stamp Highlights for the March Release, and today we are featuring Capybara Party. This set is full of cute little round capybaras and goes perfectly with the previously released Capybara Christmas and Little Capybara Agenda stamp sets. 

I love all of the birthday accessories like the cute cake and birthday gifts that are included in this set. I wanted to use as many as possible in my card so I decided to make a segmented card using the Comic Cover Basic cover plate die. I put a small strip of inky grass on the bottom portion of each little window, then backed the entire piece with a subtle cloudy paper. 

I stamped and colored the images from the Capybara Party set, and also stamped two banners from the Sentiments from a Yeti stamp set. I added my images to the little widows and stamped a sentiment for the center using the Wishes Enclosed sentiment set. I finished this off with a rainbow striped pattern paper and some teeny bows from Little Agenda Frames, that I added to the banners.

I hope you like this little scene and head over to the Mama Elephant blog to see inspiration from the entire DT. Thank you for stopping by,


Friday, March 15, 2024

Welcome to the Mama Elephant Design Team blog hop!

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

Hello crafty friends! I’m so happy to be participating in the March Mama Elephant Blog Hop. This rerelease is simply adorable with so many different styles of stamp sets but all from a “celebration” theme. The project I’m sharing is using the new Little Agenda Ice Cream stamp and CC set. The LItlle Agenda series is my favorite series of all time. I love putting tons of images onto little mini scenes and these are perfect for creating my favorite types of projects. I also love that they all play together perfectly because they are all illustrated in the same style. 

I made a Slimline sized card using the Slim Card Basics CC die set, and all of the images from the Little Agenda Ice Cream stamp set. I cut 3 grassy layers from colored cardstock, and gently inked the grass tops in a darker Mowed Lawn green. I also tucked an inked wavy brown layer in between for my ice cream truck to park on. I colored all of my images in colors found ion the plaid patterned background paper, and die cut with the coordinating Creative Cuts. 

I added a sun and cloud into the sky from the Beary Good Day stamp set and the cutest popsicle hamster ever from an exclusive collaboration with Ellen Hutson. That set is no longer available, but that is why it is so important to always grab those limited edition sets, because over a year later, TaDaaaaaa! Essential images hahaha. I finished this card off with a great little sentiment from the new Way To Go sentiment set. These sentiment sets are also my favorites with their fun font and great size.

I really love this littler masterpiece and I hope you do too. Now go hop along for your chance to win and see all the amazing inspiration from the Design Team, Davina.

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!

Thursday, March 14, 2024

March Release with The Greeting Farm

The March 2024 New Release is now available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store. This month we introduced 3 new stamp sets. Our first set called BAKING ANYA features Anya with a mixing bowl and cute cupcake earrings ready to bake up some yummy goodness with love. Next, we brought you BIRTHDAY CATS to wish your friends and family a very happy purr-thday! Our final set called FEEL BETTER has a big Anya and Ian sending get well wishes.

Today I’m sharing a card I made with the new Baking Anya stamp set  I layered her over an inky rainbow background full of heart streamers. I also made a tiered trayof her delicious cupcakes and finished it off with some black accents and banners. I love how easy it is to create full fun scenes with the nice large Anya images and all of the fabulous accessories.

To celebrate this release we are having a short BLOG HOP! One lucky fan will take home the entire release!! You have until March 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 20th so be sure to stop by The Greeting Farm Blog to see more inspiration.

Happy Hopping!

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Pretty Pink Posh Spring Release Blog Hop

Hello crafty friends! Davina here to share Spring Joy with the new Pretty Pink Posh release Blog Hop. This beautiful release is full of Easter and Spring products sure to make you fall in love. As always there is a diverse amount of products from stencils and stamps to many new die sets and so many gorgeous butterflies! There are also add ons to our favorite lines, like the super cute themed cupcakes and playful train sets. Make sure to “Hop Along” and leave a comment at each stop for your chance to win one of 3 $30 gifts.

I made a Spring shaker card using a combination of several new items. I started by cutting a background using the Butterfly Cover Plate from heavy cardstock. I made it a shaker by mounting it with foam tape over a pretty pastel plaid backgroundand and filling it with the new assortment of shaker beads called Pastel Party. I’ve been adding an extra 1/4 inch to my cards recently, so that my pattered papers can extend beyond the A2 cover plates. So I’ve been cutting larger card bases from my extensive stash of 12x12 cardstock. 

I stamped and colored two of the spring themed cupcakes from Easter Cupcake Set, and die cut using the now de-tabbed coordinating dies! They are incredible. I also die cut several butterflies from the new Stitched Butterflies Dies that are so perfect and detailed for year around projects. I arranged my images onto my card and topped the cupcakes with a glittery “Spring” that I cut from the new Spring Script Die.

I finished off this card with an embossed sentiment from Ester Sentiments Strips Stamps Set on a layered Sentiment Strips Banner, and a few sparkling sequins. I hope you love this new release as much as I do and take a few minutes to participate in the blog hop. Make sure you leave a comment at each blog for your chance to win one of 3 $30 prizes. 

Pretty Pink Posh blog 
Nichol Spohr
Amy Rysavy
Marine Simon
Barbara Tarayao
Lindsey Larsen
Kristie Marcotte
Lea Lawson
Carly Minner
Davina Cantrell  you are here 

Friday, March 1, 2024

“Be Amazing” Mama Elephant Designer Series

Hello crafty friends, Davina here, with a mini gallery of unicorns to cheer you up. There are so many incredible new stamps sets from this latest release that it was difficult to choose a theme for my Designer Series post. But the little paint buckets and brushes stole my heart. I loved the little unicorn from the Deliver Spring Happiness stamp set, and how it was peeking up from the buckets of paint. I decided I wanted to combine that image with the art supplies from the Painting Piggies stamp set. 

For my background I wanted to create a gallery type wall so I pulled out my older Little Agenda Frames stamp and die set, and also the cutie Little Unicorn Agenda stamp set. I heat embossed some gold frames onto thick watercolor cardstock, then used a gold watercolor to fill them in. I love that the die set optionally removes the center, so I could achieve the layered look that I love so much when adding the pictures. Next, I die cut just the outer frame portion and stamped a unicorn image in the center to frame after coloring. I assembled my little portraits and put them aside.

I stamped and colored the images from the new sets, and gave them a simple color using pink, purple, and orange to match the plaid patterned paper I planned on using. Once I cut out the images using the coordinating dies, I arranged my “gallery” onto a soft inked background with gold and white splatters, which was layered over some glittery gold cardstock, and then on top of my soft patterned paper.  I arranged the remaining images onto the bottom of the scene making sure everything felt balanced. 

I finished off my card with a white and purple die cut banner using the Banner Greetings CC dies. They are the perfect way to add a fun sentiment to your projects when you’re a little tight on space, or just in general. I hope you enjoy this little scene and thank you for stopping by,