Thursday, May 15, 2014

{Mama Elephant} May Stampede


Welcome to the Mama Elephant May Design Team blog hop! Our newest release is now live and available for purchase in the store.

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.


Today, I'm featuring Sweet Havana and coordinating Sweet Havana Creative Cuts. The florals are sooo beautiful but the highlight is really the antique jug. I love that built-in worn detail which adds so much character to it. The sentiments cover the gamut from hello, love, get well and sympathy cards. Of course, you can customize it in so many ways!


Floral arrangement is not one of my strengths and it turns out it's just as true with floral stamps and dies as it is with real flowers. LOL! Eventually, I managed to arrange them in a natural, realistic way. ;) I love that four different flowers and four different leaves can provide so many possibilities! The card base was created with the Femme Frames Creative Cuts using a technique shown in THIS video.


You have up to 3 chances to qualify to win one of the 4 new stamp sets! Just leave a separate comment for each!

1. Leave a comment on this blog post
2. Like/share us on Facebook
3. Follow/tweet about us on Twitter


Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to visit the Mama Elephant Blog on Monday morning at 9:00 a.m. EST for the first day of Stamp Highlights!!

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184 comments:

DoofyJEss2 said...

Gorgeous card! I think your floral arrangement is lovely and love your color choices!

Kat said...

Love this stamp set. Can't wait to create some fun projects.

Disco Queen said...

Fab card Emily! Your flower arrangement turned out perfectly.

Elise C. said...

So pretty! I think your flower arrangement looks great! :)

Jennifer Greer said...

Love the flowers!

Gabriela Seminario said...

I like your card, looks so elegant.

JanLee said...

Lovely card and I love this stamp set! I already follow ME on FB.

RedGem said...

Love your flower arrangement. I just love all the new ME stamp sets and dies!

Tris Italiangirl said...

Such a lovely card!

Elena said...

Emily, this card is so beautiful!

Sabrina said...

Beautiful card and I love all the gold!!

Alanna said...

Beautiful card and love the colours!

Katy said...

Thank you for sharing such a gorgeous card! Great work! Thank you for the chance to win!

Alanna said...

Beautiful card and love the colours!

Laura M. said...

Beautiful card! Love this stamp set :)

Diane said...

Your card is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Lagene said...

Beautiful card! I love the way you layered the flowers!

Scrapthat said...

Very pretty Emily!! TFS

cissi said...

Great card, love that flower set.

Linda T said...

I follow Mama Elephant on facebook and have liked and shared.

Linda T said...

I follow Mama Elephant on Twitter under @TOnlyalady

Linda T said...

My goodness I just love this stamp. Beautiful card. I just love you're design and colors.

bearsmother said...

Any added help with shading is always appreciated. Love how the jug and flowers are raised off the background. Gives the card more depth. The flowers look great. I'm flower-arranging challenged also.

snazzyjj said...

Love the dimension of your flower and enjoyed your video.

Pam T. said...

Beautiful card! I love this stamp set

pookiepea said...

Beautiful card and the gold ads a touch of elegance.

ucaree said...

What a lovely card! I am loving this stamp set!

shawnmanuel.com said...

That card is just beautiful. You make it look so easy, but a look at the supply list tells a different story. Great work as always.

Beastybunny said...

Love all the dimension on the flowers! Fantastic!

Tina Holman said...

Great card, thank you for the chance to win!

Gail Mc Nerney said...

Love the flowers in the pitcher...elegant card!! Thanks for chance to win.

Joyce Yang said...

awesome card! love the floral arrangement!

Connie H. said...

Lovely!

finallyfriday! said...

this card is so sweet! :)

finallyfriday! said...

i like ME on facebook!

donna mikasa said...

So pretty! I snatched this right up and I'm glad I did!

Petti said...

Thanks for sharing!

Pam Young said...

Love the card! This new set is simply amazing!! Into my basket.

Mary-Anne V said...

Very pretty arrangement and love the use of gold for the sentiment.

Mary-Anne V said...

I like ME on FB.

Victoria H. said...

What a lovely card and arrangement!

conil said...

How sweet is this card? VERY. FB Liked and tweeted.

karenelr said...

Gorgeous card! I love the new dies from ME! Thanks for sharing!

cheryl l. said...

Great card! Love the dimension and the colors!

{VICKI} said...

hoppin thru
to leave a comment for you
pretty card
not hard!

Lisa aka Myran said...

I really love the dimension on this card, very pretty!

Lisa aka Myran said...

I'm already a follower on Twitter :)

Lhey Ralston said...

Very Very Elegant... I love it!!!! :)

Amy C. said...

Beautiful! I love the postage-stamp look to the edges!

Carol Doggett said...

I really like the pitcher in this set!! Gorgeous card! Thanks for the chance to win!

Anika's Papercrafting said...

Simply stunning. When using Mama Elephant products, the card will always make you smile.

michii said...

such a cute card! honestly, why do i keep forgetting that i can use my large dies to make shaped cards??

Julie C. said...

This is such a pretty card! ^_^

Julie C. said...

I liked ME on FB! ^_^

Lindsey said...

Love the colors of your flowers, and I, too, love the character the worn look adds.

Sallee P. said...

Lovely feminine card! I am so loving that pitcher. It's a must-have for me.

ScrapaDiddle said...

Everyone makes flower stamps but forgets to make anything to put them in so thanks for the antique jug! Great card!

icardeveryone01 said...

Emily!! This is just the set I ordered this morning! I'm so in love with it =] Your card is just gorgeous!

Michele Clay said...

So, so pretty, Emily! This release is awesome! I love Mama Elephant pigment inks! You should use those!

Grace said...

Beautiful card

Lucinde said...

Lovely card!

Dianne Ayers said...

I love your colour choices in this layout and all the texture you have incorporated with the woodgrain, stitch lines, gold embossing, but the card is beautifully serene, good stuff!

Elizabeth Garcia said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Pam said...

Gorgeous card! I need this set, too!

Karen said...

you could have fooled me your flower arrangement is so lovely! love that pitcher...

Pam said...

I follow ME on Twitter & tweeted!
https://twitter.com/PamN29/status/467042520682078208

Tina Thomson said...

Thanks for Sharing I love what you've done with this stamp set!

Pam said...

I like ME on FB & shared!
https://www.facebook.com/pam.t.nutting

Thordis said...

Beautiful card... Your flowers look really great :)

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Emily! I love how you chose a muted background and your floral arrangement is so elegant! Loving the antique jug...wow!

bevyb said...

Very elegant card! Another set for my wish list

Dixie Cochran said...

I love this card! The scalloped and stitched edges frame your bouquet perfectly!

Ginny Diep said...

I love these card ideas...absolutely love them!

Nina said...

Yes. That antique jug is unique. Love how you showcaased it.

Kailash said...

Such a gorgeous elegant design Emily, love the floral image with the fabulous jug!!!

Kailash said...

I follow ME on Facebook!!!

snappy scrappy said...

So pretty Emily, I love Mama Elephant and your beautiful designs!!!

wilson.marie65 said...

Beautiful card.... Love using the dies with the shapes, gives it a really nice look...
good luck everyone....

JayTeeZeHang said...

Beautiful card!

Sheila H said...

The die cut looks great popped up. Love the colors!

Sheila H said...

I like ME on Facebook!

Lindsey said...

The flowers are beautiful, and perfectly arranged! And I agree, the distressing on the jug adds so much character to the overall design. Gorgeous colours, too. :)

Heather Thompson said...

I like this set, very pretty and versatile.

Sue D said...

Lovely card. I like the worn look of the jug.

Barbara said...

What a cute card and I think your arrangement is lovely. What a fun stamp set that will allow you to create your own floral design!

Amber Marino said...

I really like the elegant look of your card. I love that ME offers coordinating dies with many of their stamp sets!

Rachel K said...

Your card is beautiful. The flower arranging is perfect! I struggle with bouquets, so I avoid these types of stamp sets usually...but this is so lovely.

Melissa said...

I think your flowers are arranged perfectly! The card is beautiful!

Gwen said...

Great floral card!

Samanthak said...

Love the card, need to go sit at the craft desk now and play. Thank you for sharing. Samantha

Patti Krauss said...

Love this stamp set, ezpecially since there are coordinating dies. (YES, EZ) Why did it take so long to get to a point where fussy cutting is no longer needed? Beautiful card!

Carol Ann Ater said...

I just want to gush over your card. It is so sweet using the dies to add pop or lift. You and Jennifer are the queens of bouquets by Momma E.

Patt H. said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colors & the flowers are beautiful!

Chitra Nair said...

Beautiful card and the way you arranged the flowers is amazing...

Marie said...

Beautiful card! Flower arranging is not my strong suit either!

Kari V. said...

Beautiful arrangement!! I love this card, these stamps, and sentiments!

Kari V. said...

I follow ME on FB and shared about the new release.

Kari V. said...

I follow ME on twitter, and I tweeted about the new release.

judy said...

Beautiful card--I really love the Sweet Havana stamp set!!

grandmato20 said...

Love the glitz -- beautiful!

pcm said...

great card!

pcm said...

and i like ME on FB!

m said...

Gorgeous card! You did a great Jon with the floral arrangement!

m said...

I like ME on FB.

Carol said...

I really love the Sweet Havana stamp set and coordinating Creative Cuts. Gorgeous card!

Debra said...

Awesome stamp set and I love your creative interpretation.

Anja said...

Beautiful flower arrangement, Emily! Think I will need the Sweet Havana stamps and coordinating dies, too

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card! I love the jug and flowers!

Denise Bryant said...

I already like ME on FB too!

Daphne Baker said...

Nice card! The same set up as Jennifer's but entirely different. Amazing! Thanks so much.

Michelle said...

Really pretty card. I like this stamp set. Tfs

Stephanie said...

Like the floral image with die cuts!

Liz Lumsden said...

Lovely! I really like all the stamp/die combos out there...

Lori Mcosh said...

Love this!

Janet said...

I love the new stamp sets!! Love Mama Elephant!

TracyM #6773 said...

BEAUTIFUL arrangement and DELIGHTFUL card Emily!!!
LOVE the jug, LOVE the flowers and dimension of your arrangement, LOVE your stitched layer and LOVE your scalloped edge, LOVE IT ALL :)

THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION!!!

Karen said...

Lovely! Great to see another wonderful floral stamp set.

Jean Bullock said...

Darling card. Love how you popped the images. Very cool!

Joan Smith said...

Your card is so pretty and to me has the vintage look because of your fantastic creative job on the jug I love it and your flowers are so pretty it all came together for the perfect shabby/chic look which I am in love with.

TracyM #6773 said...

I follow you and Mama Elephant on Facebook - my FB name is Tracy Moloney :)
I shared about the May Stampede with all my crafty friends.
https://www.facebook.com/tracy.moloney.71/posts/850298291665216

TracyM #6773 said...

I follow Mama Elephant on Twitter, my name there is @TracyM6773 :)
I tweeted the ME post about the May Stampede https://twitter.com/TracyM6773/status/467107602124394496
and I tweeted your post too
https://twitter.com/TracyM6773/status/467272420596801538

Sheri said...

Lovely! Thanks for sharing.

Amy McCue said...

Your bouquet is beautiful. It is such a pretty card.

Jannette said...

Love your card. So pretty.

TracyM #6773 said...

I already follow you on Facebook, my FB name is Tracy Moloney :)

I shared your blog post (this one) about the ME May Stampede with my crafty friends.
https://www.facebook.com/tracy.moloney.71/posts/850540381641007

Shona Chambers said...

So pretty, just love these new stamps. Will be very popular I'm sure!!

spelsue said...

Love that these stamps come with matching dies! The layered flowers in the vase look fabulous.

loulou said...

Gorgeous floral arrangement. This new stamp and die collection is amazing.

DoofyJEss2 said...

I already like Mama Elephant on Facebook. Wish they had a LOVE option!! =)

teresa currie said...

Lovely card, Emily. I, too, enjoy the details on the antique jug. You did a great job on your flower arranging!!

{mc} said...

What a neat floral arrangement!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Beautiful, Emily!

Robyn said...

Love this simple and pretty card!

Maureen Jones said...

So refined and so pretty!

Cornelia W said...

Sp pretty - like the gold embossing!

Jud B said...

great creations! loving the new releases.

Kristie Goulet said...

Beautiful card!!!

Tori Bissell said...

I love your card - great layout.

Tori Bissell said...

I'm a twitter follower.

Tori Bissell said...

I'm a Facebook friend.

Amante del Papel said...

What a elegant card!

joy said...

Your flowers are arranged very artfully, Emily and I love this stamp set! Thanks for the inspiration.

Deb said...

Very pretty card, Emily!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is beautiful! I love the layering!

Tracey Humphries said...

What a beautiful card. Love this stamp set.

Tracey Humphries said...

I follow ME on Facebook.

Carol McCready said...

Fabulous card, love the coloring.

Monika Reeck said...

I write this comment from.my mobile phone pfuiiih I must scroll down much LOL..

I Loveeeee the vase n the bouquet of flowers elegant and adorable card Emily...wish you are well there...I feel headache becoz of my month "guess"(that every woman have too)... now lying at my bed...happy weekend sweety..

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Lisa :) said...

I love your card it's so elegant and pretty!!

Lisa :) said...

I follow ME on FB :)

Lisa :) said...

And I follow on twitter, too and tweeted about the new release I'm @Magicrainbows

Deepti said...

This is so elegant :)

Letty Abad said...

Wow great collection, thanks for the chance to win!

Sandra said...

lovely card!
Sandra ltb

Torrie said...

Your color choice is spot on, what a lovely card!

Torrie said...

I follow ME on FB

Cynthia Jackson said...

Your card is beautiful and very rustic looking. I love the new stamp set from ME. Thanks for a chance to win!

purorchids said...

Beautiful colors, I love the flowers!

Sunghee said...

Love, love this card! Love the colors! Love the layers! Simple and so pretty.

starqueen said...

Hi Emily,
Your flowers are arranged beautifully! Love your card!

Sheri said...

You did great on your flower arranging. I love this set.

Sheri said...

I liked on FB.

Toni Cancellier said...

Love the diecut flowers, really adds dimension even though they are quite small.

Kari Webster said...

Emily you always show case wonderful projects! Love the simplicity of this card, and the flower arrangement is beautiful!

mariangel said...

beautiful card love the jar and the new release stamp perfect for the spring

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful card! Great placement of each element. Love the woodgrain card base!

Miriam Prantner said...

I follow ME on FB and shared about the Stampede there.

Miriam Prantner said...

I follow on Twitter and tweeted about the Stampede: https://twitter.com/MiriamPrantner/status/468114737893355520

Clemente Batan said...

Nice flower card. Love the colors you used.

Janet Zeppa said...

You are right that the jug is awesome!!

Janet Zeppa said...

I follow on facebook!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Fabulous card...love the die cut and those flowers!

Bethany Lau said...

Love the flower arrangement.

Beth said...

I can't WAIT to get this set!

Hamutal Shafrir said...

Gorgeous card! I love your choice of colors, for both the background and the flowers. Wonderful design!

Heather said...

Very elegant card! Wonderful for any occasion. Great color combo!

Samantha Mann said...

oh, i think your floral arranging is just stellar!!!! i LOVE the way you layered those flowers, and the gold sentiment is stunning!! you amaze me! :)

Pam T. said...

Gorgeous card! I can imagine making some beautiful cards with these stamps and dies

Tammy J said...

Very cute card. Love the pitcher for the flowers.

CathyL said...

Sweet card, Emily!

Linda Knox said...

Very nice card and the stamp set seems to be very versatile.

byulgzr said...

Such a gorgeous arrangement of flowers~~ :)

Judy Tuck said...

Love the gorgeous pitcher of flowers.