Mama Elephant Stackable Cuties Cards

To be honest, I’ve had these guys in my stash since around Mother’s Day and have been so obsessed with the little agenda critters, I hadn’t used them yet. (Face-palm!) They are so adorable and fun to color! I’m kicking myself for waiting so long. Today I’m sharing a couple of quick and simple cards.

Here’s how I did them both:

  • Stamped, colored and die cut critters.
  • Layered patterned paper, frame and white cardstock on the card base.
  • Using the critter for a guide I colored a little gray copic shadow under it and stamped the sentiment. Then popped the critter up with foam squares.
  • To finish them off, I scattered Nuvo Crystal Drops in coordinating colors across the front.

They are just so cuddly and cute! I can’t wait to make more cards with lots of them stacked up! I feel like this design would be fun to make a whole set of cards to give as a gift too.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Mama Elephant Little Agenda Panda Cards

Today is the last day to enter the Mama Elephant top card challenge and I happened to have a whole bundle of pandas sitting on my desk last night so I made a couple more cards to enter.

This first one uses the hillside cover with different distress inks on each hill. I added pandas galore, stamped a few speech bubbles from stackable cuties and scattered color matching sequins throughout.

Pandas are my absolute all-time favorite animal so I just had to have this set and have been chomping at the bit to play with it!

The next card uses some more pandas from the same set but for a birthday card this time.

For this one I blended distress inks on a panel and sprayed it with water. I stacked 3 of the happy birthday die cuts together and glued it on, popping pandas up with foam squares all about. I finished it off with Nuvo crystal drops in coordinating colors all over.

Let’s be real, I was singing “Everybody was kung-fu fighting…hi-ya!” the entire time I made this card. And giggling…I couldn’t resist. Boy cards can be hard to make but I think this one would work great for that!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Mama Elephant Panda Thank You Card

We’re chugging along through the week. Thanks for taking a moment to stop in an see what I’m up to. Today it’s a fun distress ink Mama Elephant card featuring the new hilly thanks die and panda stamps. It’s bright and fun and I love how much is going on all over it.

Here’s how I did it:

  • Blended distress inks on a cardstock panel – picked raspberries and salty ocean – and spritz with water.
  • Die cut hilly thanks from the distress ink panel and also from black craft foam. Then glued the thanks hill cardstock and foam together so the bottom part of the card pops up.
  • Glued top and bottom panels to the card front fitting the letters and their negative spaces together.
  • Stamped and die cut pandas and lanterns. Color lanterns yellow – I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers but anything works for this teeny amount of coloring.
  • Adhered these images to the card front with liquid glue.
  • For finishing touches I drew a line connecting the lanterns together, added glossy accents to them for that great shiny look and glued a scattering of confetti bits on the bottom part of the card.

I love the dimension and shadow the black foam gives the hill and letters. Sometimes it’s the smallest things that make such a big impact on the card’s design.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Mama Elephant Hello Friend Monkey Card

Hello everyone! I hope you had a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by to see this adorable Mama Elephant card using the hello friend die and little agenda monkeys.

Here’s how I did it:

  • Ink blended distress inks on the back panel – crack pistacchio, scattered straw and spun sugar – and spritzed with water.
  • Die cut the grid window backdrop 4 times from white cardstock and glued them together, then adhered it to the ink blended background.
  • Die cut the hello friend sentiment from gray cardstock and glued it on.
  • Next I glued my monkeys all over. Some are popped up and some are glued inside the grid for more dimension and interest.
  • To finish the card off, I added a scattering of Nuvo Crystal Drops in morning dew and sweet lilac.

Such a sweet card, sure to make you smile! These monkeys are so much fun. Even If I use the same general layout, the cards always come out so different. It’s great!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Mama Elephant Hilly Hello Card

Welcome back! Thanks for stopping by to check out this adorable Mama Elephant hilly hello thinking of you card. I had an itch to color some Mama Elephant little agenda monkeys earlier this week and when my new Mama Elephant order came in the mail I thought this new die would be perfect to use with them.

Here’s how I did it.

  • Die cut the hilly hello from a piece of white cardstock, ink blended it with cracked pistachio distress ink and spritzed it with water.
  • Attached that to a card base and used a cloud stencil to add a few clouds to the sky with salty ocean distress ink.
  • I stamped the monkeys with Versafine vintage sepia ink on Bristol smooth cardstock and colored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. Then die cut them all out and attached them to the card with tape runner.
  • Last I stamped the sentiment from Avery Elle’s simply said hugs and added some clay hearts from Honey Bee stamps.

I love how you can pair so many brands together and come up with a totally cohesive, adorable card like this. These monkeys have a special place in my heart and I love this soft, simple card.

As always, I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a great day!

Mama Elephant Party Animal Wiper Surprise Card

I’ve been itching to try one of these cards since Mother’s Day when my family surprised me with a huge Mama Elephant haul! I was totally overwhelmed. It was fantastic and I’ve been having so much fun with all of it.

If you’re interested in the basics of the wiper surprise click here to go to the Mama Elephant You Tube page for a tutorial. Otherwise here are the basics on how I created this adorable birthday card.

  • I stamped, colored and die cut all the critters and bigger accessories from the Party Animals stamp set.
  • Cut two panels from the main die in the wiper surprise set. Using a Simon Says Stamp cloud stencil I blended cracked pistachio distress ink on the back panel for a sky effect. Then covered the other panel with mowed lawn distress ink and die cut with a Lawn Fawn grassy border die cut.
  • Following the video, I assembled the basics of the card and wiper mechanism first and then embellished with the critters.
  • Since I used a combination of liquid glue and tape runner, I let it sit for a minute so the glue could dry. To finish it off I added white gel pen accents throughout the images and glossy accents to all the noses, candle flames, stars on the hats and both balloons.
  • The next morning when the glossy accents were dry, I stamped a stacked sentiment on the right side to complete this fun birthday card.

Look at that little chickie popping up when you pull the sides. It’s just to die for! I love this so much, I keep playing with it over and over again.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Mama Elephant Little Monkey Agenda Card

Hello everyone! It’s been a little bit since I’ve been on here but it’s not due to lack of crafting. I’ve been making cards like crazy. For Mother’s Day my amazing little family gave me an extraordinary Mama Elephant haul which was delivered on Monday. I am over the moon for these monkeys so I stamped them all and started coloring immediately! Here is the first card I made with them. I still have enough monkeys left over for 2 more cards that I have sketched out!

Here is my finished card. If you notice, the background is the one of the ink smooshing backgrounds I posted about last week. I colored the monkeys with copic markers and die cut them out.

Then, I die cut the Mama Elephant Grid Window from white cardstock and also craft foam and layered them together. Then glued it to the card base and started laying out my monkeys. I attached the monkeys with foam squares for added dimension and then stamped a sentiment from the Avery Elle Peek-a-Boo Pals stamp set on white cardstock and layered it on a slightly bigger piece of black cardstock to help it pop.

I opted to leave the inside of the card empty until I’m ready to use it so it’s perfect for ANY occasion that pops up! I’m so in love with these monkeys. Be prepared to see a lot of them in the future!

Thank you so much for stopping by today. As always…

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!