Tando Creative + Stampendous Blog Hop!

Sari Wrapped Elephant Journal by Dana Tatar for Tando Creative and Stampendous

Welcome to the Tando Creative + Stampendous Blog Hop! If you've arrived here from Laura's blog you're in the right place. If you're stopping by today for another reason and would like to join us on our inspiring hop and have the chance to win an amazing prize package, please visit the Stampendous blog to start the hop from the beginning.

I altered a binder for this hop using a piece from the Elephant Bunting, and Stampendous Spoonful of Rust, Fran-tage Hot Neon Fragments (Hot Blue), and the Nathalie  Kalbach Elephant Foam Stamp, Cling Rubber and Stencil Set.

Stenciled Stamped and Embossed Elephant on Sari Wrapped Journal Tutorial by Dana Tatar


Step One: Cut fabric to size and glue to the front and back covers of a binder. Cover the spine of the binder and the cut edge of the fabric with washi tape.

Step Two: Position the stencil from the Stampendous Elephant Set onto the center of the front cover of the binder. Apply gesso over the stencil. Let dry.

Step Three: Layer embellishments over the stenciled portion of the front cover.

Step Four: Heat set Spoonful of Rust and some Hot Blue Fragments onto an elephant from the Tando Creative Elephant Bunting. Apply red acrylic paint to the Foam Stamp from the Elephant Set and stamp onto the chipboard elephant. Let dry. Attach the ear and a googly eye to the elephant. Secure the elephant to the front cover of the album.

Step Five: To finish the album cover, attach a gold elephant pin, a pair of bows and some sentiment stickers.

I've had this binder in my stash for several years and I may actually use it now that it has had a facelift! The Stampendous products are super fun to use. I love that I'm able to add texture and color in a single step!

I hope I have inspired you today! The next stop on the hop is Janelle's blog.

Tando Creative is offering up this amazing prize package of stencils and chipboard! To enter the prize draw, simply leave a comment on each blog in the hop. The lucky winner will be selected on July 29th.

Stampendous is giving away 3 fun prize packages. To be eligible, leave a comment and where you live for each day on the Stampendous blog, Tando Creative blog and the designers blogs. Each comment is an entry to win one of THREE terrific prize packages. This is open to commenters with a US and UK mailing addresses. Each prize package includes a Tando Creative Mini Heart Printer Tray plus Stampendous NK Studio Fiesta Stamp Set.

Here is the full hop list for today:
Dana{You Are Here}


  1. Sensational glorious riot of colour and texture. The strong asian feel with all the hot colours is fabulous. XOXO Zoe (Grimsby UK)

  2. This is gorgeous! LOVING the colors and that elephant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. That elephant is so cute. So many possibilities!

  4. LOVE this pretty binder! Lots of great colors and textures ton keep you coming back to see more!!! TFS!
    Barb in VT

  5. This is super adorable and fun!
    Becca from FL

  6. Love the colors and layering Dana !!

  7. The elephants are spectacular! I just love the rich colors and textures you've added. Wow wow wow!!!! AWESOME project!! Definitely one of my favorite projects of the entire week!!!
    Janis in ID

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  8. Anything with elephants catches my heart.
    Great to have two different types of elephants on
    the cover.
    The colors and design give it an Indian feel.
    Love it. Wish it was mine.
    thanks for sharing

  9. Just love all the layers, textures and Indian richness on your binder cover Dana !!

    hugs Diane xx ( UK )

  10. An amazing alteration Dana, the colours are just gorgeous and the texture and detail just stunning!
    Fliss in the UK xx

  11. Cool way to decorate
    the binder. Love the
    Carla from Utah

  12. Cool way to decorate
    the binder. Love the
    Carla from Utah

  13. How fun and colorful--love the elephants.
    Sue in Ohio

  14. Fabulous colors and textures on your awesome project! Love the elephants!
    Denise in CA

  15. Great project . Sheffield , UK


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