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Mama Elephant 7th Anniversary Stampede Day 3

Hip hip hooray! I’m joining in on Day 3 of the Mama Elephant 7th Anniversary Stampede along with a few other designers to round up this fabulous celebration with September Release inspiration (and you’ll be seeing TONS more from me throughout the month!). Earlier this month I also had the great pleasure to meet so many of you at the party held in NYC and some more few days ago in Instagram live. I have to say it was so amazing to be able to reach out to many of you and hope you guys feel the same! Hope to do this more in the future!

Mama Elephant September Release & Promotion

The September Release is EXTRA big to celebrate the Mama Elephant Anniversary! It consists of 10 new stamp sets and 15 new dies. Wow!

In addition to that, there are extra promotions including a 10% STOREWIDE sale (no code necessary) and additional freebies for different spending tiers. This is the best time to stock up on Mama Elephant!

Project Details

Without going off track too much, I want to share with you the project for today featuring the adorable Oh Puppy Tree set. Many of us, including myself, have really wanted a puppy version of the Oh Kitty Tree released for last year’s holiday. I was very, very excited to see that they answered back and brought us this adorable set!

As you can see, this large image covers a lot of the card front. The images were stamped in a dark brown hybrid ink and colored with copic markers. It is definitely a feat to finish coloring this guy, but totally worth it. I also borrowed a few images from a coordinating set called Trim the Tree to add some more birds and ornaments around the image. All images were die cut using the coordinating dies.

To really highlight the grandeur of this puppy tree, I ink blended a background with rays coming outward from the tree with a stencil. The background was ink blended with Peacock Feathers and Old Paper distress oxide inks. I also added a light splatter of white paint. I love how the simple ink blended rays add so much impact!

I completed the card with the sentiment ‘bring on the merry’ from Scripty Xmas stamp set. I heat embossed it onto white card stock in silver, and then used the tag die from Framed Tags – Madison Avenue to get the banner. All pieces were added to the card with foam adhesive.

Blog Hop

This post is part of the Mama Elephant 7th Anniversary Release Stampede! Check out the rest of the designer line up today and make sure to visit each of them and leave some kind words and comments!

 Keeway Tsao | Silvia Galloni | Melani Deasy
Ali Farmer | Lucia CaoKathy Racoosin


That’s not all! To celebrate this special Anniversary release, Mama Elephant is giving away ten $25 gift certificates to our store!!! That is 10 winners!!! Winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the 3 day Stampede. You have up to 4 chances to qualify to win!

» 1. Leave a comment on this blog post «
» 2. Like/share Mama Elephant on Facebook «
» 3. Follow/tweet Mama Elephant on Twitter «
» 4. Follow/tweet Mama Elephant on Instagram «
(Each action qualifies for one entry, max 4 entries per stampeder please!)


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. This is such a cute card! Love the sentiment! The rays in the background was a great addition!

  2. So cute! I love all your creations! This release has so many cool items!

  3. And highlight it, you did❣I L❤VE it❣❣❣ The little birdies decorating the puppy tree is a great finishing touch. Excited about this release–I think I love…EVERYTHING❣❣❣

  4. The puppy tree is my FAVORITE! I love how you colored it and your background is amazing!

  5. I love this so much! I am totally a dog person, so this set is a must have!!

  6. Such a cute card! I love how festive this card is!

  7. Your cards are always so bright Keeway, they make happy! I love the coloring and how you cleverly turned the tag into a flag: genius!

  8. Your coloring is lovely.

  9. WHAT A FABULOUS ADDITION to these little puppies, “Trim the Tree” with the little birds! Your card is BEAUTIFUL with all these little pups & birds & I LOVE the rays behind them too! It is WONDERFULLY FESTIVE, Keeway!!! ;)<3

  10. Oh my, I fall in love with those adorable puppies each time I see them! Super cute card with the tiny birds doing some decorating. Thank you, Keeway for sharing your fabulous idea.

  11. Love your coloring. The sun shining on all the puppies is just gorgeous. TFS

  12. So cute!!

  13. How adorable! There are just so many things that are “right” about this card. You did a great job on it.

  14. Love the cute puppies and your card is amazing.

  15. Always love your colouring and your ray infused background is amazing.

  16. WOW!! All your coloring really paid off! Such a great puppy tree! Love the extra critters decorating the “tree”. The sunburst background and sentiment are perfect with the puppies!

  17. This puppy tree is the perfect stamp and die set for dog lovers and anyone who works with dog rescue to send to friends and families who adopt rescued dogs! The perfect holiday card! Love your coloring /shading! thank you for your creativity!

  18. Love the puppy tree! I really like the background that spotlights your tree.

  19. This puppy tree set is one of my favorites from this release and your card looks perfect to me. The background looks great! 🙂

  20. I saw this first on IG and can’t get over how beautiful it is. Your color combos are always great and I get a lot of inspiration from you. Enjoyed seeing you on the IG Party on Sat.

  21. Puppy Pile! LOVE you card. =D

  22. So festive and fun. Awesome coloring!

  23. So darling! I especially love how you did the sun ray background!

  24. Truly a merry, festive card!

  25. I am so glad to finally have a dog tree. You did an awesome job coloring it.

  26. Oh my stacks of critters this is adorable. Ready for the holidays. Your coloring is so good and the sentiments in this set so holiday appropriate. Thanks for sharing.

  27. Love the doggy tree. Glad they decided
    to make one for us dog lovers.
    The card is darling. Great coloring.
    thanks for sharing

  28. Beautiful card love this stamp!

  29. I’m a dog lover so was excited to see a puppy tree in this release too! I love how you did the rays in the background; really makes the whole card pop, and love how you did the sentiment tag too! So cute! TFS!

  30. This release is adorable!

  31. I follow on Twitter.

  32. I follow on Instagram.

  33. This is just TOO cute!!! The coloring combined with the inky background are awesome~

  34. Awww soooo adorable this is!! <3 And what an awesome background! <3

  35. Too cute. 💕

  36. Very cute. I really like your background with the rays. I need that stencil.

  37. very adorable puppy pile (but the birds are sweet too). Nice job; they’re irresistable!

  38. This card just makes me smile, so fun!

  39. Awww!! Your card is so cute!! I love that puppy tree stamp!

  40. This puppy tree is so darn cute. Heck, all mama elephant stamps are cute! Great card.

  41. This is such a cute card!

  42. That was a really adorable card, love the coloring and blending.

  43. I think this card is absolutely adorable! The colors just make me happy.

  44. What an absolutely adorable card! I love the colors in it.

  45. Wonderful colours and card. Such a cute tree

  46. I love this card and the brilliant colors, so excited about this release!

  47. There is so much to love about this card! The great background, beautiful stamp and the amazing coloring are just a few! Thank you for sharing this fabulous card!

  48. Your puppy tree is just dreamy! The coloring is splendid and so brightly colored! This is just charming 🙂

  49. Cute card with cute stamps.

  50. Festive, happy and sweet cards. The color combinations are great. They really make the stamped images stand out.

  51. Love this sweet Oh Puppy Tree card! Awesome coloring of this image and the background! Love your card!

  52. Love your design!! The spotlight is the background is perfect!! The coloring is awesome, just perfect all around!!

  53. Just Soooooo Adorable loooove your colour choices for your puppies. Fabulous Card. xxxooo

  54. Those dogs are merry and they make me laugh. Love the sunburst in the background to accent their cuteness. Love the birds in celebration too!

  55. Great card! Love the colors of your background.

  56. Adorable puppy tree beautifully colored.

  57. I love this card I am a big dog love . I have 4 so this card is great thank you

  58. Woohoo, another tree! Gorgeous background, love the sun ray effect! And the puppies are obviously the cutest! 🙂

  59. This is a very cute and colorful card. Love it so much.

  60. I love the use of the rays in the background on this. Wish I could have stopped in for the Mama Elephant party. I’m a native New Yorker but live down in DC now. So close, yet so far when you have kids. You ladies looked like you had so much fun during your Insta live vid… it was a hoot to watch. :p

  61. Your colour palette is gorgeous on this card, the puppy tree is so precious!

  62. Love love love this card, Keeway! Fantastic colours, and a great and cute design, too!

  63. I like ME on Facebook

  64. I also follow ME and you on Instagram (@handmadebymirella)

  65. This card is so adorable! I love that you made it landscape and added images and tag w/ sentiment on the side. I would’ve never thought to blend Peacock Feathers with Old Paper. This combo turns out fantastically!

  66. super cute card

  67. Such a great release. A lovely creation. This set is definately on my wishlist!!

  68. Oh Wow!! What an adorable bunch of puppies all colored so brilliantly.

  69. Oh, this is so cute!! Love the fun background!

  70. These little guys are so cute, I love the cards.

  71. Hi Keeway 🙂 Your puppy tree is adorable! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

  72. Love the puppies and the colors used in the background.