Weekender with Wanda – Mama Elephant Stamps!

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Hey everyone! Happy Weekend! Welcome back to the latest edition of Weekender with Wanda! So glad to see you here today! I love having a set time to share with all of you each week. It’s my pleasure! Last week’s Weekender post was very personal and I thank you for all the super nice comments. Last week we talked Tim Holtz and Distress…. And this week we are going in a totally different direction! I used my Copics and some happy striped paper to feature stamps from one of my favorite stamp companies – Mama Elephant. Their stamps are so cheerful and cute and just plain fun. I combined two stamp sets together to create a little scene that looks just like the desk in my studio.

I used the Blogging Buddies stamp set and the Little Edibles stamp set together for my card. I thought the scale was really nice together…and who can resist those tiny food and coffee stamps! (Not me!) So, here’s the card photo, and then we can talk a little more about how I made it.  This is a great clean and simple card layout that you can use with any images or theme.


I started with a pre-cut Simon Says Stamp A2 Card Base and then covered the front with a fab stripe from the new Echo Park paper collection called Happy Summer. I used the Mama Elephant Landscape die to cut a gentle curve from some crisp white paper. I used the tiny envelope that comes in the Blogging Buddies stamp set, and randomly stamped all over the white layer. Then I added my sentiment in crisp black ink. Then,I layered that piece onto the stripes with foam tape.


Next I stamped all my images with SSS Intense Black Ink and die cut them out with the matching dies. The Little Edibles stamps had to be hand cut, but it was easy! I used my Copic Markers to color everything in hues to match the stripes in the paper.


How cute are those tiny cards?? LOVE. I used a sheet of red floral paper from the same Echo Park Happy Summer paper to frame my white circle – and made that my focal point. I attached all the images with foam squares onto the circle.



At the last minute I thought about adding glitter or Stickles…. But I decided to use some little red hearts instead. It just added that little extra bit of color to the card.



“You’ve Got Mail!” Who doesn’t like to get happy mail? No one I know! I hope that this little piece of mail has put a smile on your face today. Happy crafting – until we meet again next weekend!


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  1. Darling card and I love the Blogging Buddies set. It’s adorable. I would love to send cards like these to my sisters and my mom. Well cone.

  2. Wanda the Blogging Buddies stamp set is too adorable. Love your color choices and I thought the little hearts on the envelopes were perfect. As always, thanks for sharing your creativeness with us all.

  3. This is such a fun card, Wanda! Super cute stamps. I love the little cards and all of the desk accessories. HaHa! Thanks, SSS and Wanda!

  4. I love how you combined the blogging buddies and the little edibles stampset together, such a creative idea. The card is so sweet. Thank You for the inspiration.

  5. Soooo cute. I am inspired once again! I need to start collecting pictures of cards… Because, I’ve been on so many blog hops I’ve got “good idea” overload.

  6. Love, love, love this card! The bright colors are so cheerful, and the little edibles are adorable. Also love all of the little envelopes! What a great card to gift to a friend!

  7. Thanks so much for this! I always have such a hard time working with tiny stamps and building backgrounds with them! Its like every ounce of my creativity just flies out the window whenever I try! After seeing your card today I had a lightbulb moment and now I have 2 great ideas for future cards! I even wrote them down in my planner!!!

  8. This is just such a cute card and a fantastic inspiration of combining stamp sets!! Sometimes it only takes seeing a card etc to get the creative juices flowing!! lol! Thanks for the creative juice flowing jump start!!

  9. FUN & FABULOUS card Wanda :)
    SUPER CUTE design, LOVE IT => THANK YOU for sharing your tutorial & inspiration!!!

  10. Super cute happy mail card, love how you combined these stamp sets and your coloring is awesome! Love the striped paper and curvy card front too!

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