Mama Elephant 7th Anniversary Stampede + Giveaways! | Cute Christmas Card feat The Penguin Waddle


Hello everyone and welcome to a very special Mama Elephant Design Team blog hop! We are celebrating 7 years this month with a fantastic new holiday release along with our amazing friends!

I am really honored and excited to be part of this year's celebrations, and I really hope you will enjoy my project and the video tutorial I filmed! 
Make sure to read this post until the end for more details about the project, all the promotion for Mama Elephant's anniversary and the giveaways too! 





Here is the promotional flyer for this year's celebration. Mama Elephant added an extra freebie tier this time around! 

You can shop the newest release which is LIVE in the Mama Elephant store now!





For my card today I used the new The Penguin Waddle stamp set. I love how sweet this set is and, because it is a rather large, you really just need to stamp it, color it and add a sentiment! And your card is done!


For my coloring today I used my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers and I added some details with a white gel pen. Make sure to check out the video down below to watch the coloring process and for a list of the markers I used.


After coloring the images, I moved on and started working on the background. I used my Distress Oxides in Blueprint Sketch and Shaded Lilac and I blended them over some Bristol Smooth cardstock. I added some droplets with my Perfect Pearls tocreate more interest and add some shimmer (it is a Christmas card, after all!). 
For the die cut sentiment I used one of the dies in the the coordinating set to the The Penguin's Waddle stamps - I love the greeting and the font is really great!


To decorate the card front a little more, I used the smaller images in the set (the fish and the fish bowl) and turned them into cute Christmas ornaments hanging from the top of my card! Aren't they adorable?! This set is definitely one of my favorites from the release!


I added some Glossy Accents to the beaks of the penguins and that finished off the card.
If you are interested in more details about this project, I have a video for you! You can watch it down below or directly on my YouTube channel!
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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: facebook.com/mamaelephant «
» 3. Follow/tweet Mama Elephant on Twitter: twitter.com/heymamaelephant «
» 4. Follow/leave a comment for Mama Elephant on Instagram: instagram.com/mamaelephant «
(Each action qualifies for one entry, max 4 entries per stampeder please!)



Here are the designers for today. Please make sure to visit each of them and leave some kind words and comments!

Amy Yang » www.sharingnewlove.blogspot.com
Mette Witus » www.mettewitus.home.blog
Elaine Wakeling » www.pinkpeppermintcards.blogspot.com
Laura Bassen » www.laurafadora.com
Francine Vuillème » www.1001cartes.ch
Laura Volpes » www.abitofmycrafts.blogspot.com
Krstina Werner » www.kwernerdesign.com/blog
Mama Elephant » www.mamaelephantblog.com

Thank you and Happy Stampeding!




The items marked with a * were sent to me for free for designing purposes. When possible, affiliated links are used at no additional cost to you. This means that if you make a purchase through one of these links, I will get a small commission at no additional cost to you. The money I earn this way goes towards running this blog and my YouTube channel and allows me to keep sharing inspiration with you. Thank you for your support! 💖






64 comments:

  1. Aww the penguins are sooo cute! Love your card :)

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  2. Adorable card! I like how some bits are going over the straight edges.

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  3. This is Penguin Cuteness Overload. LOL! This is so cute.

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  4. Love the choir of penguins. The background
    is beautiful. The large sentiment is
    great. thanks for sharing
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  5. Oh The Penguins! Now I NEED to buy the Penguin Waddle stamp. EXACTLY what blog hops are designed to do!

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  6. HOW SWEET to use the smaller images in the set as Ornament! This WOULD keep those Penguins HAPPY!!! LOL Your coloring came out WONDERFULLY! A SUPER JOB, Laura!!! ;)<3

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  7. So Stinkin CUTE!! Love the hanging fishy streamers!

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  8. My two favorites from this release have been the Puppy Tree and the Penguin Waddle sets and I couldn't decide which I liked best. Your card just pushed me over in favor of Penguin Waddle. :)

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  9. I lovr you colored this image and how you used some of the accessories as ornaments, brilliant! TFS!

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  10. A very inspirational card and thanks for the tips in your video tutorial.
    Amazing stamps.

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  11. Love the penguins! Such a fun card!

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  12. OMG, Laura - this is the best card I've seen yet with these adorable Penguins. Can't wait to watch the video!

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  13. Such a fun and cheerful card for Christmas. Love all those cuties!

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  14. Oh. My. Goodness!!!!!! This is a fabulous card and I just really LOVE your color choices and how fabulously you colored these images! WOW!

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  15. Oh So Merry is perfect for these sweet penguins! Cute card and great coloring.

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  16. This is so cute!!! And I love the fish bowl ornaments!!! How fun!!!

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  17. Fantastic video showcasing this adorable set, your decorations are so fun!

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  18. That card is so wonderful! love all the happy penguins and how you've made the card so cheery!

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  19. The colors you used for this card are so bright and fun, and I just love how you turned the fish and fishbowls into ornaments!

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  20. Love this card - all those adorable little penguins all dressed up! Thank you for doing a video too; always helps me to learn more to improve my coloring to see how the experts do it!

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  21. I love that stamp!! Your card is adorable!

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  22. Your penguins are sooo adorable! Love your card and those fun fish in the bowls! So fun! :)

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  23. Watched your video first. Loved the idea have hanging the fish and fishbowl as ornaments.

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  24. Super cute penguins! Adorable card with beautiful coloring!

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  25. Your card is just adorable with those sweet huddle of penguins, Laura! This is a great new release! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  26. hahaha fabulous, Laura! Great colouring & design, and fishy baubles had me laughing out loud!

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  27. I follow ME and you on Instagram (@Handmadebymirella)

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  28. This one just made me smile big-time when I saw it. I love penguins and this is just too cute.

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  29. What a happy card. I already ordered this stamp so it is great to see examples of its use.

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  30. Hahaha❣❣❣ The fish bowls stacked on the peguins head while another penguin drops a line in, is a hoot❣ L❤VE❣❣❣ And the fish/fish bowl ornaments are ingenius❣Great job❣❣❣

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  31. These penguins are absolutely DARLING! Great coloring!

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  32. Like I said on IG, I adore your card *_* The stacked objects are the best!!

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  33. This is a super card! You're very talented!

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  34. Very cute flock of penguins! Wonderful card.

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  35. Love your card! I already left a lengthy comment on your You Tube channel. This Mama Elephant image is so adorable.

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  36. What a cute bunch of penguins. Great coloring

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  37. Girl, you are sooooo talented. Well done! Terri Burson

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  38. This card is awesome! It is just adorable!!!! I love the colours you've chosen. Lovely colouring ❤

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  39. Adorable. Beautiful colours and colouring. 💙❄️

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  40. Wonderful card! Your image and background are great. Definitely an Oh So Merry card!

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  41. This is a very merry card. It makes me very happy! I love it.

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  42. love the video and the penguins are cracking me up!

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  43. So cute! Your card is beautifully coloured!

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  44. These Little Fellow's are just So Adorable and Loooove your Card. xxxooo

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  45. I love your design!! The fish hanging down is precious!! I love the colors and your coloring is awesome!!

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  46. Fabulous coloring, the penguins are so adorable.

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  47. So cute! I love the hanging bowls of fish!

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  48. I love the colors you used and the bowls are fish are an adorable added touch.

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  49. Hi Laura :) I love penguins and it's extra terrific that you gave each one of these their own personalities!!! You made my day! Thanks for inspiring me :)

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  50. wow so pretty! Gorgeous colour combo!!

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  51. I'm a Mama Elephant Twitter follower!

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  52. I'm a Mama Elephant Insta follower!

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  53. Oh, so cute!! I love your fishbowl "ornaments"!! So fun!!

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