Mama Elephant’s 3rd Anniversary Stampede

Hey there and welcome to Mama Elephant’s 3rd Anniversary Stampede! The new release is live and available for purchase in the shop right now.


If you’ve been hopping along with us already, you’ll have arrived here via the super talented Nichol Magouirk’s blog. If you’re just now joining us or encounter any problems just head on back to the start of the hop over at Mama Elephant.

Reindeer Games

Now for my card! I was sent this super cute Reindeer Games set to play with and I just have to say that this set is so much fun! There’s a set of matching die cuts that go with the stamps too.

Here’s what I came up with!

Merry Christmas, My Deer by Lisa Spangler

I had an idea to make a simple one layer card and take advantage of all those cute deer + other fun elements. So I started out by printing the message on watercolor paper, then popping a whole herd of deer on my MISTI like so:

Merry Christmas, My Deer by Lisa Spangler

Aren’t they just too cute? This is a card that you could easily make a ton of and not get bored.

I filled in the open areas with some of the other little elements in the set. (The birds! AH!)

Next I watercolored all over with watercolors, blending some together here and there. This is the kinda card you can really relax and have fun with — just listen to Christmas carols and watercolor away! (By the way, if you are looking for a portable watercolor set that has really vibrant colors, this is the one for you! I recently took it on a trip and I just can’t say enough good things about it. Love that it comes with mixing trays, too.)

Then it was time to really jazz it up with some gold. Because I just can’t seem to make a Christmas card without gold or silver — or both! So, enter the finetec watercolor set.

Merry Christmas, My Deer by Lisa Spangler

These metallic watercolors are so pretty and shimmery. Here’s a closeup so you can see it better.

Merry Christmas, My Deer by Lisa Spangler

Then I layered it to a white base card — and that was that! One Christmas card done and ready to pop in the mail.


To celebrate this release, Mama Elephant is having a 3 day sale from October 15 through October 17 with discount code HAPPYTHREE for 10% off your entire purchase!


Mama Elephant is having a fantastic promotion through October 31, 2015.

Get a free MINI MESSAGES 4×6 stamp set FREE for purchases over $100 — OR — get both the MINI MESSAGES 4×6 stamp set and the MINI TAGS creative cuts die set FREE for purchases over $150 (after discount applied, subtotal before tax/s&h, limit one free offer per customer/order).


Mama Elephant is also giving away three $25 gift certificates throughout all 3 days of the Stampede. To qualify to win, just leave a comment on this blog post. Winners will be selected and announced on the Mama Elephant blog on Monday, October 19th.

Hop On

Your next stop on the hop is Elena Roussakis’ blog. I can’t wait to see what she’s made!

Thanks so much for joining me today, and happy third anniversary to Kryssi, Angela and the whole Mama Elephant gang! YEAH!!!!! Here’s to many (many!) more! xo


128 Replies to “Mama Elephant’s 3rd Anniversary Stampede”

  1. What a great card. Love how you used so many of the images.

  2. Miriam Prantner says:

    What fun watercoloring! Love the bright colors and the golds!

  3. Love this cute and colorful card!

  4. What a fun and colorful card!

  5. These reindeer are so dang cute :-)

  6. Gail Plaskiewicz says:

    This looks like the kind of card that I would make for Christmas. Sometimes I go for the green and red and all the Christmas colors and then other times I do something like this. I belong to a card group where we swap cards and we would do a Christmas in July theme. I would do the usual Christmas things but then add something like a sea shell or a crab you would find on the beach, something that was Christmas and July at the same time. I love it! I bought this set and spent money I don’t have and I have to try to do this with my set. Wish me luck!

  7. Heather Innusa says:

    Oh my!! I am head over heels for this! Such a fun colorful card!!

  8. What a joyful little card! Jo x

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