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Mama Elephant November 2019 Release Stampede

It’s November Release day with Mama Elephant and I’m super excited to share with you my projects with this release because this month brings a whole new series of products to celebrate the Lunar Year! There’s not a ton of products out there dedicated to this holiday, which is actually a pretty big holiday in my family, so I love that I have even more options to work with. However, even if you don’t celebrate the Lunar New Year, many of this month’s sets are designed to be versatile and great for all occasions!

Today’s card feature three new November Release products, including the Zodiac Mouse, Sakura Lanterns and Lunar Sayings. The Zodiac Mouse stamp set features four versions of this cute, bubbly mouse and I have used one of them on this card here. I have stamped it in a dark brown hybrid ink and colored it with copic markers. I used the matching creative cuts to die cut the image out.

The background scene with the cherry blossoms and lanterns were all die cut out using the Sakura Lanterns creative cuts. It die cuts this beautiful intricate cherry blossom connected to a stitched frame. I colored the cherry blossom area with copic markers and gave it some light white paint splatter. The lanterns were die cut separate out of white card stock, ink blended with distress oxides, detailed with a white gel pen, and also lightly splattered with white paint. The dies also allow for extra details you can add to the lanterns, which I die cut out of gold mirror card stock and adhered them to my lanterns.

With so much details already part of my scene, I went for a simple ink blended background to back this frame. The background was ink blneded with Broken China and Old Paper distress oxide colors.

The sentiment is from the Lunar Saying stamp set. I love that this stamp set has so many sentiment choices to pick from and also many in traditional Chinese letters. My family would love receiving something like this! I heat embossed the words in gold in the bottom left corner. Then my mouse was added last with foam tape beside it. I even gave him a matching lantern to hold!

Be sure to come back next week for more projects with the Mama Elephant November Release for Stamp Highlights!

Blog Hop & Giveaway

This post is part of the Mama Elephant June Stampede! To celebrate the new release, Mama Elephant is picking 3 winners to win their choice of stamp set! Winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the Stampede. You have up to 4 chances to qualify to win!

» 1. Leave a comment on this blog post «
» 2. Like/share us on Facebook «
» 3. Follow/tweet us on Twitter «
» 4. Follow/tweet us on Instagram «

Each action qualifies for one entry, max 4 entries per stampeder please!
Now let’s get on with the Stampede with the rest of our designers!

Keeway Tsao | Amy Yang | Thi Lam
Mette Witus | Vera Rhuhay | Nichol Spohr


You’ll find the supplies used in today’s project listed below. Click on the picture or shop icon to be taken directly to the product page. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!


  1. Thank you for sharing your lovely CNY card. There are not many designers out there (that I know of) who celebrate CNY and make CNY cards.

  2. Loving the new release and these little rats (mice) on my ever growing Christmas list love Jane x

  3. Such a soft and beautiful card for new year!! Wonderful release 🙂

  4. Oh my goodness!! Just love the scene building, Sakura and the cute critter

  5. I follow you on Instagram

  6. Very cute card!

  7. Adorable card with beautiful colors! Love the beautiful cherry blossoms and the lanterns! The mouse is just adorable!

  8. So super sweet!!

  9. Fantastic scene. I love the lanterns.
    They’ve always admired them and now
    I can have my own. thanks for sharing
    a beautiful card.

  10. Gorgeous blending and colouring on this fab card! I’m so happy to see more culturally inclusive stamps.

  11. I love the new release! The chubby zodiac animals are adorable! I love all the cherry blossoms too!

  12. Loving these zodiac animals!!

  13. This is sooo pretty with the colors you used and it’s
    also adorable – that mouse is darling.

  14. I love the fantastic colors you used, great card!

  15. I follow on Twitter.

  16. I follow on Instagram.

  17. Beautiful card! Thanks for the inspiration!

  18. So cute and wonderful
    celebrating stamps.
    Carla from Utah

  19. Luv your design n coloring.

  20. OMGosh this is so adorable!!!

  21. The lunar mouse is so adorable ! I loved the beautifully ink blended background .

  22. Very cute. Thanks for the inspiration.

  23. ah this is gorgeous, I love those ink blended lanterns!!

  24. Such a festive looking card.

  25. Adorable. I think I’ll get this set just for the sentiment. Made me lol

  26. Gorgeous coloring! I LOVE how you did the lanterns!

  27. Fabulous card! So beautiful.

  28. You always rock it!

  29. Your card is simply gorgeous!

  30. Fabulous, Keeway, love your colouring, and colour choices for the lanterns!

  31. I follow Mama Elephant and you on Instagram (@handmadebymirella)

  32. And I also like ME on Facebook

  33. This is so pretty! I love the backgrounds colors and the gradient lanterns!

  34. I already follow ME on IG.

  35. I already like ME on FB.

  36. I already follow ME on Twitter.

  37. So cute! Love this release!

  38. LOVE this darling card!!!

  39. Wow, this is a gorgeous card with such beautiful colors and accents.

  40. What a cute mouse. I really like the lantern set. Very pretty card.

  41. Loving this newest release. I especially love the lantern set.

  42. Love the Sakura lanterns and choice of colors.

  43. Amazing card and beautiful design.

  44. I shared on Facebook

  45. I follow on Instagram

  46. The way you colored the lanterns looks great. And of course your cute little guy!!!!

  47. This is sooo adorable and beautiful!! I love your colors on the lanterns; beautiful!

  48. This is so cute! I love the colors. 🙂

  49. Gorgeous cute card with those fabulous stamps and dies and lovely colouring xx