Masking the Elephant Parade Stamp Set - So easy with Masking Paper

Have you seen the amazing Masking Paper in the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue?  It's perfect when you want to create a card with images behind one another like these adorable cards featuring the Elephant Parade Bundle.  

Oh my gosh, these elephants are soooo cute!


  1. Cut Smoky Slate card stock 4 1/4" x 11" and score at 5 1/2".  Fold on score line to form card base.
  2. Cut Parakeet Party Designer Series Paper 4" x 5 1/4" and adhere to card base.
  3. Cut 2nd largest Deckled Rectangle Die from Basic White card stock.
  4. Stamp first image of elephant using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.
  5. Stamp the same image on Masking Paper and cut out using Paper Snips - make sure you cut up close to lines of image
  6. Peel back off and adhere to the image.
  7. Stamp leaf images underneath.
  8. Stamp the same image on Masking Paper and cut out using Paper Snips - make sure you cut up close to lines of image
  9. Peel back off and adhere to the image.
  10. Stamp the mouse image peeking out behind elephant.
  11. Peel off Masking Paper and colour using Stampin' Blends.
  12. Adhere elephant mask back on and stamp balloon image
  13. Stamp balloon image on Masking Paper and cut out using Paper Snips - make sure you cut up close to lines of image
  14. Peel back off and adhere to the image.
  15. Stamp second balloon image
  16. Peel of Masking Paper and colour with Stampin' Blends.
  17. Tie a small bow from Ribbon and adhere to balloons
  18. Adhere embellishments
  19. Cut Basic White card stock 4" x 5 1/4"
  20. Stamp balloon in right corner using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  21. Adhere to the inside of the card.

You can find all of the supplies for this card in my Online Store.

Check out my Youtube Video for tips and tricks to make this card. Don't forget to subscribe to my Stamping with Melva YouTube Channel! 

Here's another version of the card I made in Soft Succulent and Smoky Slate.

Shopping with Me!

Use the following links to PDF copies of the catalogues:

Please be sure to use the current Host Code FQZ3EHZE to receive a free gift from me. When you place a $50 order (before shipping and taxes) using the Host Code, I'll send you a Thank You card by mail and a FREE tutorial by email as a thank you.  If your order is over $200, please do not use the Hostess Code as you'll qualify for Stampin' Rewards, but I'll still send you the Thank You card and tutorial! 

You can also purchase this tutorial with 13 Masculine Themed tutorials for $20!   Check them out in my Square Store

Here's my card that is included in the tutorial.

Save the Date - July 9th for the my July to December Mini Catalogue and Sale-a-Bration Launch

Join us in your Launch Party Facebook Group on Saturday July 9th for our Mini Catalogue Launch Party!  It's going to be so much fun with demonstrations, games, stamping and of course prizes!  Join our Facebook Group: 

Canadian Residents and non-Stampin' Up! Demos only.

Creativity Abounds Stamp Camp - July 22-23, 2022 - Hues of Happiness

Save the date for the upcoming Stamp Camp featuring Hues of Happiness.  Purchase the Hues of Happiness Product Suite PLUS Silver Metallic Edged Cotton Ribbon and you are automatically registered for the stamp camp.

Cost:  $106.75 (plus shipping and taxes) - use Host Code FQZ3EHZE

You can substitute if you already own this suite!

Your Creativity Awaits

July Kit features Ringed With Nature from the upcoming July to December Mini Catalogue

Do you love to craft and are you looking for a kit that ships directly to you each month with special perks each month? Then you will LOVE “YOUR CREATIVITY AWAITS”!  

With “Your Creativity Awaits”, each month you will receive an exclusive make and take kit (2 cards of 4 designs) plus a PDF Tutorial.  All for only $60 per month shipped directly to you or $57 local pick up.
Each month, the Design Team will choose one stamp set or bundle and design fun projects for you to create.  The stamp set is included in your kit. If you don't already own the dies or punch, you may add it to your kit or use what you have.  

  • Featured stamp set
  • 8 Cards (2 each of 4 different designs) - designed by Your Creativity Awaits Team
  • Exclusive Project tutorials you can follow along with to create your cards
  • Extra product (value will depend on the price of the stamp set)

After 6 consecutive months of membership, you will receive a thank you of $25 product credit (before shipping and taxes) to spend on whatever you choose! 

Your Creativity Awaits Kit Timelines

The upcoming kit information including supplies needed will be announced by the 15th of the previous month

Sign up must be done by the 2nd Sunday of the month

Kits will be shipped and tutorials emailed out by the 4th Tuesday of the month (subject to unforeseen delays in the shipment of product from Stampin’ Up!)

  • Shipped: $60 monthly
  • Porch Pick-up: $57 monthly 
  • Add-on dies $53 and you will get a Level 1 Sale-a-Bration Reward for free - it could be the coordinating Designer Series Paper!

Available to Canadian Residents Only

The July kit features the Stampin' Up!® Ringed With Nature!

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