Happy Anniversary Mama Elephant!

Hi! Guess what? Mama Elephant is turning TWO and we’re having a 3-day stampede with lotsa good stuff for YOU! Just check it out:


If you’ve been hopping along with us already, you’ll have arrived here via the amazing Laura Basson’s blog. (I can’t wait to see what she’s made!) If you encounter a broken link or you are just joining us you can head on back to Mama Elephant. Now, on with my card!

Meet Me Under the Mistletoe

See that cute little penguin? Well he’s part of the new Arctic Friends set! Mama Elephant sent me the set + the matching dies — thanks Mama E! I had a blast — an arctic blast — making this card:

Mama Elephant Arctic Friends by Lisa Spangler

It was super easy to make, thanks to those matching dies! I just stamped everything with black ink and then watercolored it with Mister Huey’s watercolors. Then I die cut everything out, all at once.

Die cut all at once!

Sometimes I forget that you can cut everything out all at once like this, and then I feel like an idiot for running little things through the machine one at a time, ha! But this time I remembered. :)

It might be a little hard to see, but I added touches of clear wink of stella on the icebergs, the mistletoe, and the Santa hat. Love how it adds that little something without being too much.

wink of stella on ice!

Next I positioned everything on the card to see how it would go. But I didn’t adhere anything just yet. I started with the mistletoe, positioning it in the center, then I adhered it in place and sewed it with silver metallic thread and tied a bow, like so!


After that I grabbed my clear wink of stella pen and made a little blizzard all around the penguins. Doesn’t it look cool on kraft paper?

Next I added the penguins and the hat. (Love that hat!)

After those were all in place I stamped the little dashes to make it look like the hat was flying through the air. I’ll admit that I was giggling the whole time I was stamping this. :)

So cute!

I finished off the card front with a little polka dot red washi. Just because I happened to have it on my desk from holding the dies in place when I did the cutting. I’d never have thought of it otherwise — too funny right?

Then it was on to the inside! I had an extra iceberg and a present that I couldn’t let go to waste:

I love Mama Elephant!

I stamped the sentiment from this ME/Operation Write Home set in black, added some wink of stella snowflakes, and that was that!

Happy Anniversary Cream Puffs

Before I wrap up the post I just wanted to wish Kryssi, Angela, and everyone at Mama Elephant a very happy anniversary — with these strawberry nutella cream puffs :)

Yum :)

That’s actually Kryssi holding the cream puffs. :)

You see, this photo was taken back in January at CHA when we all got to hang out and have lunch together.

So. Good.

So. Much. Fun.

Oh yes.

But even better was sharing them with such awesome people. So, happy anniversary again! Love you guys. And many many more! xo


Mama Elephant has so much fun going on for you as part of the celebration:

  • ME is giving away THREE $25 gift certificates each day of the Stampede, 9 winners total.
  • Exclusive prize giveaways on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, 3 winners total. (Check them out by following the links.)
  • Winners will be chosen and announced by us Monday, October 20th on the ME blog.

Good luck!

On With the Stampede

So, on with the stampede! Skate on over to Lorraine Marasigan’s blog for your next stop. I just know she has something awesome!


232 Replies to “Happy Anniversary Mama Elephant!”

  1. Cute card! Love the combo of kraft & red! And of course, the penguins are too cute!

  2. Lovely card! I love how you integrated those guys with the craft background. Awesome!

  3. Those Penguins really are the Cutest!!

  4. kiss me under the misteltoez

  5. yum those look good!

    Love your card – I love the kraft paper – nice touch!
    Sandra ltb

  6. Great card. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Jeannine Brenner says:

    Great card! Looks great on kraft and love the mistletoe! And that dessert looks super yummy!

  8. Great release! Love the penguin!

  9. What a fun card! Those penguins are so cute & they make me happy.

  10. Stephanie Rafos says:

    So cute luv how they look on the kraft

  11. Wow, those cream puffs look amazing! The card is really sweet, too.

  12. Amanda Christensen says:

    The mistletoe kiss and the little Santa hat blowing off! I love the action in this card!

  13. Super cute card!

  14. This is beyond cute! What a fun idea to use the mistletoe.

  15. beautiful card! :)

  16. LOL love your card. I like how the ice bumps into each other and the penguins end up kissing.

  17. It’s such an adorable card! Love the flying santa hat haha! :)

  18. Oh my!! this card is TOTALLY cute!! LOVE it!!!

  19. Love how you planned and fashioned the whole scene. Everyone agrees the penguins are so cute. Thanks.

  20. I love the penguins. Will be adding them to my collection!

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