Tuesday, October 15, 2013

{Mama Elephant} Anniversary Stampede


Welcome to the Mama Elephant Anniversary Stampede!

Thank you for coming by today to celebrate our one year anniversary with us! We are joined by our new Design Team and an all star line-up of dear friends and guest designers. So much talent jam packed into this! You will not want to miss a single stop!

We've also got a great sale going on:
  • Use code BIRTHDAY for 10% off your entire purchase (valid 10/15-10/16 EST only).
  • FREE Party Kit stamp set with $100 purchase (after discount 10/15-11/14 EST only or while supplies last)
  • FREE Party Kit stamp set and matching Party Kit die set with $150 purchase (after discount 10/15-11/14 EST only or while supplies last)
Let's talk prizes! Mama Elephant is giving away a $10 gift certificate on every stop of the Stampede! In addition to that, we are giving away one a grand prize of $50 gift certificate to one lucky winner! Winner will be chosen at random from all the blogs, so make sure you hit everyone up!


Today, I'm featuring Toy Shop but I also threw in Santa from Cozy Christmas, plus the Creative Cuts: Bold Banner and Dainty Bow. I created this scene first by stacking the second storey on to the main building, then stamping the three gifts and the train inside the workshop. Then I stamped the sign on the window, coloured everything and fussy cut the entire building.


Since I wanted to have Santa peeking out from behind his workshop, I had to stamp him as well as his right mitten. I love that Kryssi included stamps of the mittens just for layering purposes. Clever and so useful! After colouring Santa, I cut off his head since I needed it to tilt a lot more than in his original position. I tucked his body in behind the building, popped the top of his hat up on foam tape and attached the extra mitten to the front edge of the building.


To finish, I die cut a glittery silver Dainty Bow as decor for the workshop. For the main sentiment, I die cut a Bold Banner from vellum cardstock, stamped the sentiment to the left and cut off a small section on the right. I tucked the larger section in behind Santa and the smaller edge behind the building so the banner looks as if it spans the entire width of the card.

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Day 2 of the Stampede continues tomorrow! Be sure to start at the Mama Elephant Blog tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m. EST for inspiration with the rest of the design team, guest designers, plus even more chances to win!!

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157 comments:

PiecesByEmily said...

Oh your card is so adorable, Emily! Love love that peek a boo Santa :)

valeriemolinier said...

The little Santa is just too cute,I love him !!!

Laila B. said...

Fantastic....love the scene, all the elements taht you used, the colors and your coloring is perfect. Love it!!!

ancha said...

what a cute card! :) very sweet :)

Carol Doggett said...

I love everything about this card!! It's fabulous!!

Laura B. said...

So cute! Love the way you colored the building and how Santa is peeking out from the side...adorable!

Sue McRae said...

What a fabulous scene. Your coloring is amazing.

Pam said...

Could your card be any cuter?!! Love how you worked the stamps, and also the vellum banner!!

Tina said...

Ooooookay, this has convinced me that I NEED the dainty bow die. I love it in glitter!

Jamie said...

SUPER CUTE!!! I love this Emily:)

Richell Martin said...

Ah, Santa's workshop! You could make so many cute cards with this idea! Love yours! TFS!!!

Connie F. said...

Cute card...love Santa peeking around the store =)

Jingles Max said...

cute card, thanks for sharing with us!

canadian_liner said...

Fantastic composition with the stamp images, Emily! The santa peeking out is adorable.

Tammy J said...

Super cute card and I love that u used a variety stamps. TFS

Maeghan M. said...

So adorable! TFS!!!

Sue D said...

How cute--I like the storefront you created.

heartforhandmade said...

OMG, Santa is so cute peeking behind the store. So awesome. Love your coloring too, so pretty

Crestajune said...

Brilliant card! I love how you have created Santa to peek out from behind his Toy Shop! Every detail so perfect! Great work, Emily!

Audrey said...

I LOVE how these 2 sets coordinate! That Santa is just too cute! Great card!

Susan Lang said...

So cute. Love the peeking santa. Great card.

Piali Biswas said...

Super cute card Emily! Love the peeking Santa.

Linda said...

So.stinkin. Cute!!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER SUPER cute, Em! I LOVE the detail in your coloring and that super fab silver bow!

Lindsey said...

I really love how Santa is peeking out from behind the workshop... even if it meant you had to cut his head off, which sounds horrible! ;) All good on the finished card, though, and so CUTE!

Denise Bryant said...

Darling card! Love the sweet Santa! Great coloring too!

cardsbymo.com said...

C.U.T.E. cute!!!! I love your card.

Crafty Math Chick said...

Awwww, Emile! I love EVERYTHING about your sweet card! Your perfect shading, the layout, how you have Santa peeking out from behind the toy shoppe (note to self- pick up 'No Peeking' during the anniversary sale) and that pretty vellum banner. Such a crisp and clean design with a sweet sentiment, I really love it!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Absolutely adorable Emily!! I love how you have the glove overlapping the building - *perfect* touch!!

Melissa said...

Absolutely adorable! Love that vellum banner! :)

Sabrina said...

WOW!!!! How adorable and sweet!!! So beautifully colored!!!

~amy~ said...

Emily! I love the cute peek-a-boo santa!

Debra said...

Love the vellum banner...really cute idea!

Kelly said...

Great coloring! A very cute card.

Sherri said...

Great colors and detail. Love the peaking Santa. Thank you.

Gossip Girl said...

Wasn't it fun to play with Mama Elephant's stamp sets? I would love to get my hands on more of their stamps. TFS! :)

Tracy said...

I loved Jenns card with the Santa peeking out but I am in love with the santa's workshop. How cute is that. Great job making it look as adorable as Santa's workshop should. Thanks for sharing.

michii said...

Love the details on your toy shop. Adorable card!

Joan Smith said...

Your card is as precious as can be. I love how you did the toy shop stamps and have Santa peaking out. Girl you are so clever and creative. I love this stamp set and that banner is awesome.
Happy Anniversary to:
Mama Elephant

Aida said...

I cant get enough of these adorable cards. Great Job!!

Becky S. said...

This is a *very* cute card. Thanks for the explanation of how you layered it to get that look. You added loads of detail that really make it special. Thanks for sharing!

Mary-Anne V said...

OMG how cute...love how you made the Santa peeking from behind the great workshop! The little silver bow is a great finishing touch.

Barb Ghig said...

You never cease to amaze me with your talent, Emily! Your card is absolutely adorable!
Thanks so much for sharing your details with us!

Carol said...

Super cute card, Emily! Love Santa's Workshop.

snappy scrappy said...

Super cute...love the peeking Santa!

Laura Means said...

Cute card! Love the colors :)

Laura Turcotte said...

Amazingly cute!

periwinky said...

Your card inspired me to add the stamp set to my cart! Thank you for sharing!

Kari V. said...

Awww....this card is adorable! Love that peeking Santa and the toy shop! Nice coloring, too.

Torrie said...

Great card!

sabbee said...

Wow, your card is like a little work of art! Love it!

Milan L said...

What a sweet looking card...Happy Birthday Mama Elephant!

Trisha Klowak said...

Such a cute card!! And happy birthday to mama elephant :)

Martha Green said...

Great job on that card - it's adorable and the coloring work is superb.

Diana said...

Cute card. Santa peeking around the corner is so stinking adorable. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

Nicki Lundeen said...

Your card is just adorable! nlundeen at catt dot com

Janet said...

Wonderful card! I absolutely love Santa and the vellum banner. The glitter bow is a sweet detail as well. I can't wait to get my bow die set in the mail.

karenelr said...

Oh how adorable--Your coloring skills are to die for! Thanks for sharing!

Susan B said...

I LOVE your card! Such a cute idea! TFS! and Thanks for the chance to win.

Pamela said...

Lurve your coloring so so much!

frommycraftroom said...

You never disappoint. A gorgeous card. TFS.

Annamarie Jones said...

Such a cute card! Love it! Also love that little bow! Adorable!

Meghan said...

Perfect colouring and that Santa is adorable!

Dottie J said...

Very clever use of the Santa stamp! Adorable!

Miriam Prantner said...

So cute, and so many great details! Love that the vellum sentiment piece is stitched on, the gold sparkly bow, the coloring, fantastic!

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Lorraine Marasigan said...

The coloring is fantastic. And that bow!!! Love it.

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Annette Allen said...

Emily this card is so cute.. totally love it

Ann Kulseth said...

Oh how I have been loving this stamp set - thanks for sharing. A BEAUTIFUL card!!!!

LEG Studios said...

Love how Santa is the perfect size for the Toy Shoppe! And that glittery tiny bow ... so sweeeeeet!

KayM said...

Oh this is SO CUTE!! I just pinned this card this morning on Pinterest! It really jumped out at me. Just adorable!!

Pam said...

Such a sweet card! Love it!

Robin said...

This is sooo cute! Love it and Mama E. Happy B-day.

Kristie Maynard said...

That is one sweet card! Love it! TFS!

paperandflair said...

Adorable card, I love the glitter bow detail!

Lynne said...

Your card is adorable. Love the way Santa is peeking out from behind his workshop.

pcm said...

cute!

beaverphyllis said...

Love your card and the way you used this Santa! He is so cute!

Lady Fair said...

Oh my goodness, this card is over the top cute! Love the toy shop, it's adorable.

Olessya K said...

OMG, such a cute card! I like the vellum bold banner :)

Memories by Manda said...

I love the banner die and I like how you used it in an entirely new way! Cool card - love the phrase.

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Linda T said...

Adorable card. Love the santa and the colors you used. Happy 1st anniversary Mamma Elephant.

Patricia Barber said...

Cute card! Great coloring!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is so adorable! I love the glittery bow!

Gayle215 said...

Your card is precious!

Iris said...

Love how Santa is peeking around the house and I love the clean, crisp lines of your bright and colorful card.

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Indy said...

Love this card! So dang cute!!!

Sandra said...

what a fun card!
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Kards by Karen said...

What an adorable card!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Your card is so so cute and so well done! Love it!! :D

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Jennifer said...

Love, love, love your card...too cute! Love that you cut off Santa's head too haha!

Michelle said...

OK so I really really really love what you did with this card. its so vibrant. great job.

cards by cara said...

That cute little Santa is just darling!!

Maureen said...

LOVE how you made Santa peeking out from behind his workshop - genius!

NatQuebec said...

This scene is so cute !!! And the colors so happy !!

Lee said...

You made it all work beautifully! The peeking Santa is my new fav! Happy Birthday to Mama Elephant.

Heather Parry said...

What a cute scene you've created!

susy said...

Absolutely adorable

JanLee said...

Hahaha how cute!! Love it!

Samantha Mann said...

OH MY GOSH!!! Your card is so amazing!!! The coloring-eek!! It's the most adorable thing I've ever seen!! And the little bit of stitching on the banner is perfect I love it so much!! I could not love this more!! Wow!!!

Colleen said...

Your card is so super cute, thanks for sharing it.

Donna Brown said...

Santa is so cute peeking around the shop. Thanks for sharing

DBMM said...

Whats a cute card you made! Thanks for sharing!

Kyle4143 said...

Love how Santa is peeking around the candy shop! Adorable!

Laura Beck said...

Love this card and stamp set!

Daša said...

such a cute card! I just love it

Kimberly Russell said...

Adorable Layout!

Buttarcrafts said...

What a sweet card!

Amanda said...

Amazing card. You were so creative in the way you used these stamps. Thank you for the inspiration!

mtscrapgal said...

That Santa is so cute. I like his workshop too. Great card. Thanks

Colleen said...

What a cute Christmas card...that Santa is so cute!

Katie said...

Like everything about this card.

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Barbara said...

Such a sweet card. My grand kids would just love him and his shop. Anyone would!

Deborah said...

Cute, cute, cute that Santa s
Is adorable TFS

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lvitelli2013 said...

Cute card. I've loved seeing that Santa used so many ways on the hop.

Ruth G said...

Awesome coloring and a super fun design! The sentiment is just right, especially on the vellum! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Super cute, Emily!

c.darwin said...

I love the scene you created! Your coloring is perfect and the dainty bow is now on my wish list.

joy said...

This is a classic Emily card!! I love your coloring, your design and the clever surgery you did to santa's head!

Penny said...

The card is just too cute.

lostinpaper said...

Super fun design Emily, Love your vellum senitment!

taniffy said...

So bright and cheerful!

m said...

OMG... What a super cute card! Love it!

Anja (scrappie) said...

Great coloring and such an adorable scene love it. Thanks for showing.

Kelley said...

Your card is too stinkin' cute! Love your store window and Santa peeking around the store.

Suman Pandit said...

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Kathy S said...

Emily - what a cute way to display the house/shop and santa. Adorable.

Christina said...

What a darling scene, and your coloring is incredible! I can't get over that cute little Santa peeking out from behind the building.

ScrappinGrammie said...

What a cute, playful card ... love the Santa peeking around the corner!
Anita J

Isha Gupta said...

So cute. Love this scene Emily esp. the Santa peeking. Oh I would so love to hold this card :)

Sarah said...

I love everything about this card, Emily! Especially the little tricks you used to tuck Santa behind the building and stretch the banner.

Kristen said...

Oh I love this card!!

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forpahl5 said...

Love the Santa Claus peeking out! Thanks for sharing!

Kelly Braund said...

This is sooo adorable! Love it!

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Lindsey said...

How darling is this?! I love Santa peeking around the corner.

Amante del Papel said...

I love your card is so fabulous

Carmen M. said...

What a wonderful card. Love the sentiment

ChrisM said...

Card is adorable. Cute Santa peeking from behind toy store. Like the bright colors.

Marie said...

Such a fun christmas scene! TFS =)

Monika Reeck said...

totally cuuuutee Sant peek behind the shop hihi...this card make me laugh Emily...cute cute..love this really...oh I can not decided now which cutes than the other dear Emily...hugs