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Mama Elephant 8th Anniversary Stampede Day 1

Hello there! This month we are celebrating a very special release for the Mama Elephant 8th Anniversary! Last year I was lucky enough to meet many of you at the Anniversary Celebration in New York City, and although we’re all staying at home and safe this year, we still got a big 3-day Mama Elephant Stampede with the Design Team and many awesome guests. The anniversary release is huge, and I mean triple the size huge than the typical release, so be sure to check out all amazing new products live in the Mama Elephant shop along with the biggest sale of the year!

Today’s project will be showcasing the new set illustrated by Aida Zamora called Toasty Friends. This insanely adorable set features several critters as they enjoy some smores and hot cocoa in a cozy scene. I stamped several of the images from the stamp set and colored them up with copic markers. I then usd the coordinating dies to die cut the images out.

I created an indoor background through ink blending by using washi tape for masking and a simple stripe stencil. This easily created a place where I can place the fireplace and build a scene with my critters around it. I die cut the background with the Frilly Window die that gives it the cute scallop frame and details. I backed it against a green plaid pattern paper.

I selected a sentiment from the Toasty Friends stamp set and heat embossed it in white in the top center portion of the card. The images were propped up with some foam tape for a little extra dimension, and that completes this sweet and simple scene card!

This post is part of the Mama Elephant July 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!

Thi Lam | Jennifer Rustioni | Christy Reuling
Keeway Tsao | Amy Young | Kathy Racoosin | Vera Rhuhay

You can shop the newest release which is LIVE in our store now!
Thank you and Happy Stampeding!


  1. What an adorable little scene! I LOVE the little mugs and critters!!

  2. How cute! I love the little guy roasting a marshmallow!

  3. So sweet, Keeway! The perfect soft colors for a perfect scene!

  4. That little lamb is the cutest! Great coloring!

  5. Such a super cute set!! I love your card!! It’s just darling! Love all the little critters!!

  6. This is a great card. So fun. TFS

  7. Such cute and dainty coloring. Very sweet card!

  8. Warming scene – with the little
    animals sharing drinks and
    roasting marshmallows.
    Love it. thanks for sharing

  9. Awwww how darling, I wish I could join in on all that fun!

  10. That looks like my kind of party!!! Darling in every way.

  11. What a magnificent and spectacular release! You did a spectacular job to showcase creative ways to use everything. You rock!

  12. Love these sweet critters and love those socks!

  13. So incredibly adorable and awesome! Love this so much! 💖💖💖👏👏👏

  14. Adorable card! Love it!

  15. Such a darling little scene! I love the soft coloring. It looks so cozy!

  16. What a great scene card! I like that if you switched the sentiment it could be a winter card and not just a holiday card.

  17. Oh, what a truly super cute and darling card, Keeway! Beautifully done!

  18. SO VERY SWEET, Keeway!!! I LOVE this set too! That little bunny gets me EVERY TIME!!! (I THINK this set has a chicken too???? LOL Which is another plus for me! ) ADORABLE WORK, Keeway!!!!!! ;)<3

  19. Such a precious card

  20. They look so cozy, such a cute card!

  21. So cute! 💜 I love it!

  22. Such an adorable scene. The critters are so cute.

  23. Adorable scene with these darling critters! Pretty layering and coloring too!

  24. super gorgeous scene!!

  25. This is amazing!!

  26. OMG! This is awesome and so, so sweet! I love it! 🥰

  27. Your card is so sweet!! I love the soft hues and beautiful scene.

  28. Oh so sweet, your critters are so cute, the way you’ve coloured them up make them even cuter. Fantastic design x

  29. This set is on my list!

  30. Awesome card. Love your background shading

  31. Such a sweet little scene & the little bunny w/ cocoa is my most favorite image of the entire release.

  32. What a cute card!! Been a huge fan of your cards!

  33. Happy 8th anniversary MaMa Elephant! Oh my goodness this is darling! The colors and your coloring is so pretty, especially like the washi wall paper! That pup cannot let fall go without another s’more, tee hee! This really looks like sweet set. Cant wait to see the rest of the release!

  34. Love this warm and cozy scene, so cute.

  35. Love your adorable card! Thank you.

  36. what a sweet scene!

  37. Super cute card. Love it!

  38. What a sweet card!

  39. Really adorable card amazing job on the coloring

  40. Cute scene. I like the colorful stockings.

  41. Love Mama Elephant critters!! Very cute scene!

  42. Cute card! I love the green plaid border!

  43. Super sweet holiday card! I love the scene you created with the characters.

  44. Nice scene created. Great background and coloring.

  45. This is such a cute scene! Love the images of course and also your wallpaper and how the green plaid peeks out at just the right increments behind your scalloped panel. So perfect!

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  47. Sweet scene. Thank you for the inspiration.

  48. I follow ME on IG

  49. Fantastic card! I love all your critters!

  50. I think this is such a cute set…love your cozy scene.

  51. LOVE this release!!!

  52. Oh, sooo cute!! I love the little pup roasting his marshmallow; so adorable!

  53. What a lovely warm scene!