15 September 2018

Mama Elephant | 6th Anniversary Stampede | Day 1



Hello and welcome to Mama Elephant's #celebrating6years Anniversary Release Stampede with our wonderful crafty friends and designers! The wait is finally over! The release is now live and available for purchase in the shop!


To celebrate with you, we have this amazing sale and promotion and giveaway! Keep reading to the end!


I’m so happy to join this fabulous event and celebrate this anniversary as a guest! Happy Birthday Mama Elephant and thanks for having me in the lineup! For this celebration, I’ve created two cards using the newest Santa’s Sleigh stamp set. Here is what I came up with:




For the first card, I created a night sky scene with the sleigh and the reindeer that I stamped, colored and cut out with scissors (but there are coordinating dies for this stamp set too). The small envelope falling from Santa’s gift bag is from the Incoming Mail stamp set. I die cut a stitched panel from white cardstock using the All Prettied Up creative cuts. Next, I die cut a circle from scrap paper that I used as a mask. I fixed the circle die-cut to the stitched panel with removable tape and sponged the background with Distress inks. I then splattered tiny white splatters over it. Once it was dry, I removed the circle mask and glued the stitched panel to the front of a white top-folded card base. I stamped the sentiment onto white labels, drew three sparkly stars and adhered two red enamel dots to add more interest.   




For the second card, I used the Santa’s Sleigh stamp set (Santa, sign and sentiment) again but mixed it with a lot of formerly released stamp sets. The stairs are from the Meowy Woofmas set. The gifts are from the Whimsical Winter and the Alpine Carolers sets. The envelope from the Incoming Mail set. The super sweet tiny bird is from the Reindeer Games set. I did the background using Distress Oxide inks. I colored some gifts with Wink of Stella clear glitter.


I hope you've enjoyed my card inspirations showcasing products from the newest September release. And now all sale, promotion and giveaway details! YAY! 




From 9/15 - 9/17
10% off entire store! No code required!

From 9/15 - 9/30
Spend $100* - receive 1 free 'Color Me Letters' 4x6 stamp set.
Spend $150* - receive 1 free 'Color Me Letters' 4x6 stamp set and 'Hilly THANKS' dies.
Spend $200* - receive 1 free 'Color Me Letters' 4x6 stamp set, 'Hilly THANKS' dies, and 'Hilly HELLO' dies.

Please read all the fine print carefully! :)

*Subtotal amount must be met before any shipping fees/tax/customs.
Free item(s) valid only a single order/transaction.
Limit one of each free offer per order.
Orders cannot be combined. New orders only.
Limit one free offer per customer/order.
We reserve the right to cancel/modify orders.
Free offer valid 9/15-9/30 or while supplies last!



To celebrate this mega anniversary release, we are giving away of ten $25 ME gift certificates throughout the 3 day stampede! Winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the Stampede. Winners will be announced on the last day of Stamp Highlights. 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/comment on Instagram: instagram.com/mamaelephant «

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

Joining us on this wild ride of a stampede are our favorite crafty designer friends! Please visit them to see what they did with the new goodies!


Make sure you come back tomorrow as another line up of designers are ready to rock the new release!


Thanks for visiting my blog and happy hopping!


 ♥ Francine

76 comments:

Debra Rumpza said...

What cute santas!

Dana M said...

Wow, AMAZING coloring - so rich and dimensional! Gorgeous cards and wonderfully festive.

TrainWithMeghan said...

Your backgrounds are simply incredible! I Love the scenes you created!

Margaret said...

Love your Santa is coming to town card. Those are sweet images and your coloring is perfect.

Kim Salito said...

Your Santa card is fabulous.

Cynthia Cole said...

Your Christmas cards are awesome!

Annheidel said...

Cute cards! Your night sky is fantastic.

Kelly B. said...

This release is beyond adorable!!

Mirella said...

Wow, your colouring is so amazing, you've got some skills, girl! Love that night sky in the first card, too - truly perfection! Way to go with ending today's stampede with a bang! Thanks for sharing your amazing talent, and for your inspiration!

Tracey T said...

I'd already placed my order when I saw your cards, but had to go back and order the Santa's sleigh set! These designs are fantastic!

Heidi Rees said...

Wow what colorful fun cards! I love the sky scene! Wonderful job making these awesome projects!

Оля Першина said...

Wonderful cardsand your coloring is spectacular!!

Cyndi Morris said...

Sweet, adorable card. Your night sky is gorgeous.

Kristen McMillan said...

I love your bright moon, looks so realistic!

emma sleppy said...

Bonjour! Hand cut? You're amazing, would have not known the difference. Great Coloring and Love your cards!

mom2five said...

SO CUTE!!!

Tracy said...

Great cards, love the Santa and sleigh card and amazing background.

Sandy C. said...

So adorable. Really love your backgrounds. Very nice. Thanks so much. Take care

D Golly said...

So Cute! Thanks for sharing.

Stacey Palmer said...

Amazing cards! Fabulous inspiration! Thanks for sharing.

Stacy said...

Ack! I love both of your card designs very much. Just gorgeous :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What beautiful stamps and your card is so pretty.

Barb Ghig said...

Super cute cards, Francine! I love how you created a glow around the moon on your first one and your starry sky is just beautiful! Charming Christmas scenes on both cards...of course your Copic coloring is flawless, too!

Andre M. said...

Your starry sky is fab and your colouring on both cards is just delightful. Thanks for the inspiration.

cghundley said...

Cute cards. Love
that darling first
one.
Carla from Utah

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the flying Santa.
the cookie card is darling.
Fun sentiment.
thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kari S said...

Oh my goodness, your Santa goodies card is adorable!

Betty Sue said...

Your coloring is amazing! The cards are beautiful!

Kelsey Thomas said...

These are adorable! :)

Wendi Jarvis said...

Adorable cards. Love the night background on the 1st one. Like that you used older stamp sets with the new ones.

Nezumi_rei said...

Like always, I LOVE your coloring! All your details are great! I love how you made the sign seem more like 'wood' without it being all brown in the second card. Amazing!

Papercrafts by Cindyellen said...

Adorable cards! I especially like that second one - that Santa knows things.

inspiredbybarb said...

I love santa cards and your cards are no exception. Great job!

BeverlyBL said...

So many cute touches. Love that fat little reindeer, your beautiful sky with the sparkly stars, (what did you use to draw them?) and both cute little Santas.

Connie said...

Beautiful cards. Love the colors. The Santa sleigh is my favorite.

Cheriese said...

Gorgeous cards!! Loving this release!

Andrea Mariño said...

Oh my goodness!!

how cute it this santa!! <3 Loveeeee your card!

Cindy said...

Love your beautiful card!

Lagene said...

AWESOME MEGA release, I love your cards, especially the Santa's Sleigh!

Krystal Overby said...

I adore the background on the Santa's sleigh card! The whole scene comes together perfectly! And the second card is just adorable! Amazing job on both!

Isabelle Baudin said...

Tes cartes sont adorable ! On dirait que Noël est vraiment en chemin.... dans 100 jours on y est !!! J'ai spécialement flashé sur les étoiles que tu as dessinées, je les avais déjà remarquées sur une de tes précédente carte.
Merci pour le partage.

Lagene said...

AWESOME MEGA release, I love your card, nice layout!

Janet D. said...

Super creative cards, love them!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Love these cards! Especially the Santa's Sleigh one with the adorable puppy on top and deep, rich navy background - I love the intensity of your coloring! Thank you for the beautiful holiday inspiration!

Kim Heggins said...

so amazing, just love your sweet santa!

Mary said...

What great designs!

mandalj said...

Both your cards are beautiful - your colouring is just amazing!

Mary-Anne V said...

So fun to see you working with ME products...love these two Christmas cards.

Judy Tuck said...

Super fun cards. Love the wonderful background you created on your first card.

Kay Demonbren said...

Wow! Your cards are colored so beautifully. That night sky honestly makes me drool a little!

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

Adorable scenes! I especially love your night sky!!! This release is going to be tough on my bank account, I can tell!

Sue D said...

Great coloring and I like the night sky.

Stacey Kowbel said...

Fabulous cards! I love the backgrounds on both, but your starry sky is amazing!

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

Oh my, Francine !! These two cards are a pure delight because they’re made out of joy !! I’m not even talking about your perfect coloring and sketches !! Thanks for sharing such cuteness !! Love, Marjorie
[margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

Julie O'Neil said...

Awe these cards are adorable! Love the colors and scenes!

Silvia Galloni said...

In love.....

San said...

What a beautiful, glowing night sky where the whimsical characters are flying. I really like this set. Thanks.

Arianna Barbara said...

1. Oh my!!! Super super cute!!!

Arianna Barbara said...

2. Liked Mama Elephant FB page and shared as Arianna Barbara

Arianna Barbara said...

3. Following Mama Elephant on Twitter and just retweetted as @raggiodiluce82 (Arianna Barbara).

Arianna Barbara said...

4. Follow Mama Elephant on Instagram and reposted the Stampede post as raggiodiluc3

Teri Smith said...

There is just so much "cuteness" in this release. Your cards are so adorable & your night sky rocks!

Michelle Varol said...

Wow Francine, stunning cards. I am in awe of your talent..

Jeanne Beam said...

Love your adorable cards. Great coloring and the backgrounds are awesome...
Thanks for sharing...

Michelle Nutter said...

Love, love, love your cads!

Ashlyn Jaggernath said...

Your colouring is spectacular! Love your cards!

Cacia said...

I adore the night sky on the first card, and your coloring is so detailed!

Maureen Jones said...

Oh my gosh your night sky is amazing! So copying that lol

Karthikha said...

Wowww! Fabulous work!! Totally in love with your work! <3

Miriam Prantner said...

These are absolutely darling Francine! I'm in love with the first one, your sky looks amazing and the images just pop against it!

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome scenes with these cute Santas!

Margery C said...

What a wonderful scene. Santa is so cute with all the "goodies".

Cathy Lillie said...

Amazing cards, Francine! What a gorgeous night sky! Your coloring on both cards is phenomenal, and I love the addition of the envelope/letter. So cute!

Heather said...

These are so adorable!! Your coloring is fabulous as are both of those backgrounds!

Crystal Komara said...

Francine, your coloring for these cards are simply amazing! So realistic looking. Very impressive! XO, Crystal

Liz O. said...

Fabulous designs Francine! Love your night sky background and your coloring! Amazing as always! Thanks for sharing!