Sunday, April 15, 2018

Mama Elephant April Stampede



Welcome to the Mama Elephant Design Team blog hop!

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




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Today I'm sharing two cards showcasing the super cute Little Monkey Agenda and the Swinging Borders stamp sets from the new April release. 


I stamped the images from Little Monkey Agenda with Copic friendly brown ink and colored them with Copic markers. After, I cut them out with the Little Monkey Agenda Creative Cuts


To make the front panel, I trimmed white cardstock little smaller than A2 size and stamped the leafy vines from the Swinging Borders stamp set using green dye ink. I stamped the sentiment from Scripty Bday with brown ink. I die-cut the upper center of the panel with the Dashed Circle from the Framed Tag Columbus Circle Creative Cuts as shown.


For the background panel, I trimmed white cardstock to the same size as the front panel and inked the upper center with the same ink that I used to stamp the leaves so that the colors will match. Then, I adhered the panel to an A2 sized green cardstock.

I foam mounted the front panel on top of the background panel. Then, I added a die-cut box I made using All Prettied Up Creative Cuts and adhered it to the inside the circle opening. 


To finish, I adhered the monkeys with double sided tape or foam tape to the card front as shown. 


For my second card, I stamped the images again from Little Monkey Agenda and stamped them with Copic friendly brown ink. I colored it with Copics and fussy cut them out. After, I went over the cut edges with dark brown Copic marker. 


To make the front panel, I trimmed Bristol paper to an A2 size and stamped the leafy vines from the Swinging Borders set using black ink. I ink blended the entire panel with Distress Oxides using Cracked Pistachios, Twisted Citron and Peacock Feathers. After, I colored in leafy vines with shades of green Prismacolor pencils.


To finish, I foam mounted the white frame that was die-cut using the Frame Tags Madison Avenue Creative Cuts onto the front panel and foam mounted the monkeys as shown. 

 



To celebrate the new release, Mama Elephant is picking 3 winners to win their choice of stamp set! Winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the Stampede. 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/tweet us on Instagram: instagram.com/mamaelephant «


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

Now let's get on with the Stampede with our designers!

Vera Rhuhay
Nichol Spohr
Laura Bassen
Pamela Ho













65 comments:

  1. The monkeys are so cute, and your cards are adorable!

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  2. Your cards are so inspirational and amazing! Wow!

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  3. Your monkey cards are SUPER ADORABLE! Love them. I now want the set.😊

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  4. Wonderful examples with the cutest monkeys ever and respect for all the fussy cutting!
    Thanks for the inspiration,
    Tina

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  5. Impossible don't love this two cards.... A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!!!!

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  6. Oh my goodness, your cards are amazing!

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  7. These are both amazingly adorable. Adding the white frame to that beautifully blended background really made that card pop. Great job on both.

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  8. AMY, your first card brought a SMILE to my face! I LOVE how these little monkeys are coming out of a box! SO CUTE! AND THEN, when I scrolled down, I started laughing! SO STINK'N CUTE! I LOVE the little monkey with the freckles & eye-glasses! Makes me think of a "monkey" here! LOL You even brought a smile to my hubby's face as I turned my computer for him to see your cards too!!! LOOOOVE the color you've used & the little scenes you've created!!!! JUST ADORABLE!!! ;)

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  9. Who doesn't love a box full of monkeys, not to mention a jungle full? Fantastic!

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  10. Your cards just totally make me smile, Amy, they're totally adorable! I love your designs, the choice of colours, and of course your fabulous colouring!

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  11. I really like what you've done with the monkeys and the borders. The second jungle one is a lot of fun and showcases the actions of the monkeys well, but my favorite is the first one—that combination of white and light green is fantastic, and the play on "a barrel of monkeys" makes me smile.

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  12. Oh my gosh - these cards are SO cute! LOVE the die you used to cut the window in the first card and how you used the vines to create a background. And I love all the color on the second card. Your coloring of the images is wonderful!

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  13. I am in love with all of your sweet, sweet
    monkeys! Your cards are AWEsome sauce! Love
    the box of monkeys (in lieu of a barrel of ... lol).

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  14. Love your adorable monkey cards. The box of monkeys is so cute.

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  15. Both your cards are fab. Great range of products in this release.

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  16. The box of monkeys is such a cute idea. Each has its own interests and personalities. NICE

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  17. Both cards are just darling. Love your box of monkeys.

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  18. Two wonderful cards! Lovely designs and your fussy cutting - wow! :)

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  19. I LOVE how you went crazy with the number of monkeys on your cards! So cute! My favorite is the monkey with the camera!!

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  20. Both cards are awesome. I am really loving those cute monkeys and all of their cute faces and poses and I LOVE the vines. Perfect for the monkeys.

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  21. Both of these cards are so cute! I love the box of monkeys instead of the barrel of monkeys. They look like fun just the same!

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  22. These monkeys are the cutest I've ever seen :) <3 So much of fun!!

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  23. Your cards are so so cute! The box full of monkeys is adorable!!!

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  24. Loooooove the coloring on these!!! Absolutely cute! And the monkey wth the glasses is the cutest! Great job on these cards! 😍😍😍I’m following on Facebook and Instagram! I don’t have a Twitter, but if I did I would follow!

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  25. aaaawwww, I love this !! what a bunch of cuties ;))

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  26. Beautiful cards, Amy. I love the colors you used for the background on the second card. It gives you the jungle feel. The monkeys are adorable. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. This is absolutely lovely and I really love the background of the first card!!!!
    Cristina
    thehouseoftheblackbirds.blogspot.it

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  28. FB follower!!!
    Cristina
    thehouseoftheblackbirds.blogspot.it

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  29. I love the way the monkeys peek out of the box--too cute!

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  30. I'm an Instagram follower--lucky me!

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  31. Amy these are absolutely brilliant. Where you keep getting your ideas from I don't know lol. I'm just pleased you share your fantastic ideas, so, a great big THANKYOU for all the hard work you do. Xxx as you know I'm a follower on Instagram as andreah124. I follow on Facebook, you tube and Twitter lol. Everywhere

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  32. Love both cards, especially the moneys in a box!

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  33. Brilliant, bright, fun cards, love everything about them both, they just scream fun.
    I follow ME on blog and FB.

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  34. Such cute fun cards - the monkeys are a bundle of fun!

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  35. Amy! Your cards are the best!! I love them!

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  36. I'm in love with this cards: the colors are so vibrant and these monkeys are the cutest <3

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  37. 1. Awww!!! Monkeys are totally cute!!! I'm totally in love for your sweet cards!!!

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  38. 2. Liked Mama Elephant FB page and shared as Arianna Barbara: https://www.facebook.com/arianna.barbara.1/posts/1720337368047205

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  39. 3. Following Mama Elephant on Twitter and just retweetted as @raggiodiluce82 (Arianna Barbara): https://twitter.com/raggiodiluce82/status/985890567459672069

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  40. 4. Follow Mama Elephant on Instagram and reposted the Stampede post as raggiodiluc3 https://www.instagram.com/p/BhopbgAAZld/?taken-by=raggiodiluc3

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  41. Oh my goodness Amy, your cards are adorable, I love the creativity, color combos, those tiny monkeys are adorbs. :-)

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  42. Adorable cards! So beautifully executed.

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  43. These cards are fabulous...love these cute monkeys!

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  44. A box full of monkeys!!!??? How cute!!! And that other card is adorable with an absolutely fabulous background!! Great cards!

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  45. I love how you used the leafy vines on the white background!!

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  46. I'm a Mama Elephant 'liker' on Facebook!

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  47. I'm Mama Elephant follower on Twitter!

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  48. I'm a Mama Elephant follower on Insta!

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  49. Love the monkey with glasses ... well, let's face it, ALL the monkeys are adorable in both cards!

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  50. Oh my! These two cards are completely adorable! Love the back grounds and the use of the leaves.

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  51. EEP!!! I absolutely adore BOTH of these cards!! They're both so different and equally amazing!

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  52. Love your projects, Amy. The monkey birthday card is so adorable with that unique frame. The "Hi" card is very colorful with those playful monkeys and bright background. Awesome designs!

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  53. I can’t get enough of these adorable monkeys !! Awesome creations !
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  54. I’m already a follower on Facebook with this account:
    Marjorie Isaline Dumontier
    and shared about the stampede here :
    https://bit.ly/2ETtqsf
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  55. I’m already a follower on Twitter with this account :
    @MargeSSW
    And tweeted about the stampede here :
    https://bit.ly/2HbA3Ip
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  56. I’m already a follower on Instagram with this handle :
    @margessw
    And repost about the stampede here :
    https://bit.ly/2qFHznO
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  57. Beautiful fun cards!! I love how vibrant you made them!!!

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  58. Oh, your cards are SO MUCH FUN!! Can you imagine what would happen if you actually had a box of monkeys!!!??? :o I also love the little monkey sitting in the tree reading while wearing his glasses. Just too cute!! Thanks for sharing these great designs!

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