Today I’m joining Mama Elephant & Operation Write Home for a fabulous blog hop. If you are following the hop, then you should have arrived here from the lovely Kathy Racoosin’s blog.
We’re so excited to be partnering this summer with Operation Write Home - they are a nonprofit that sends beautiful handmade cards to our service members so that they can write home to their families. Isn’t that just the best? There’s no Hallmark store in the desert, so this is a pretty important gift we can give them as crafters!
Our “In My heart” set was inspired by the mission of OWH; we know that many of those serving overseas have little kiddos at home that they write to. So we designed cute little kids and sentiments to express just how much those little folks are missed! The drawings are done in such a way that they can be adapted to different ethnicities too, making this a really flexible set. We’ll be donating 20% of the proceeds of the stamp sets sold on our retail site from now until July 31st - we really want to help them fundraise for all their efforts!
We also know you’ll want to join in on the mission to serve the troops – be sure you visit the OWH website and read all the guidelines carefully….you’ll learn about why glitter is dangerous to send, so leave the stickles behind when making cards for heroes! Lots more information is available on their Welcome page – tons of questions are answered there! And they have a fun YouTube show each weekday with project info, tutorials, and more – check it out HERE.
Here’s another look at the outstanding new In My Heart stamp set. I am completely in love with it and even more so now when I think about how it can encourage our troops through OWH’s mission.
I wanted to create a more patriotic card for the hop, so here’s what I came up with:
I used the new Starburst Cover die for my starry background. Before I die cut the background, I blended in some Salty Ocean for a gradient night sky. Then I used the Landscape trio dies for the hill. For the tiny flag, I used a printable found here and scaled it down by 50% and then glued it onto a chopped off toothpick.
You’re next stop on the hop is the talented Ashley Marcu. Here is the complete blog hop list:
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Hi there friends! I’m back again with Mama Elephant highlighting the new My Sunshine stamp set. This fabulous new set has not only great sentiment choices but this fun sunray image that is so easily combined with other sets.This time I embossed the sunrays in clear and then blended in some gradient sunset colors. I did a bit of partial die cutting on the little girl from the In My Heart stamp set. Putting the cutting plates over everything but her feet kept her attached to the popped up card front. The sentiment is also from My Sunshine.
Make sure and check out what the rest of the team created with this cool new set over on the Mama Elephant blog. Thanks so much for stopping by. Here’s wishing you a fabulous weekend♥
Hi there! Today I’m back with Mama Elephant as we highlight the gorgeous new Bloomsies stamp set. This fun set is full of images that allow you to create your own custom blooms as well as fun sentiments that fit perfectly inside an adorable banner image.I decided to shake things up and make a gift box instead of a card.
Here’s a little to show you how I made it:
It’s quite possible that my video didn’t help you understand jack squat! If so, you can always go HERE for a great tutorial on making mini fork pom-poms. Here are some reference sizes for the boxes:
Make sure and check out the Mama Elephant blog
to see more of the Bloomsies stamp set. Thanks for stopping by!
Welcome to the Mama Elephant Release Design Team blog hop!
Our newest release is now live and available for purchase in the store.
I used two new stamp sets on my card. For the sunrays and sentiment I used the new My Sunshine stamp set, and for the adorable little girl and butterfly I used the My Heart stamp set and coordinating dies. I absolutely love this month’s release. The polka dotted sunrays, the awesome font combinations and the most adorable images in the history of ever.
GIVEAWAY ALERT! To celebrate the new release, Mama Elephant is giving away one of each of the new stamps released! Winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the Stampede. Winners will be announced on the blog on the last Stamp Highlights day. You have up to 3 chances to qualify to win! Just leave a separate comment for each!
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READY TO STAMPEDE? The next stop is …Emily Leiphart
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This is my second post for today. For my PTI Bowl of Sunshine post scroll down.
Hello! Today I have the great pleasure to be joining Simon Says Stamp as they release their fabulous new July Card Kit. She’s a good one!I fell in love with the stamp set included in the kit called Sending Happy Thoughts. Look at those adorable envelopes and fun handwritten sentiment.
I used just the stamp set for my card as well as well as some Bazzill Taffy cardstock, which is also included in the kit.
Here’s a quick, and I mean quick, little video to show you how I created it. There’s also a special, and quite entertaining special guest in there, too!
Check out the Simon Says Stamp blog to see more of the July Card Kit. Thanks so much for stopping by!