Friday, December 28, 2018

Avery Elle Favorites of 2018 Part 2

Hi Everyone! It's my last post of 2018, can you believe it?! I can't wait to see what's in store for Avery Elle in 2019 but first let's look back at some of my favorites from 2018.

Last week I shared part one of my 2018 favorites HERE. As promised, I'm back to share more favorites this week!


This card features many animals from Peek a Boo Pals. I stamped so many I had to make my card extra tall! I picked two water loving animals for the bottom, two forest loving animals for the middle and two tree loving animals for the top! This was a fun way to mix Peek a Boo Pals and Polar Peek a Boo Pals.


I framed the animals with Photo Mat Dies and added sentiment banners from Party Pals. I blended Distress Ink in each frame and then did a light water color wash on the entire background. The light water color background helps the frames pop.


I adore these animals and love how this card turned out! See you in 2019!

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Thursday, December 20, 2018

Avery Elle Favorites of 2018 Part 1

Hi Friends! Today I'm sharing some of my favorite products from 2018! 


Oh how I love the Magnolia stamp set from last spring. I knew I wanted to start with this set. Let me show you how I water colored it!


First, I heat embossed the magnolia flower on water color paper.  Next I did a super light color wash with Mimosa liquid water color.  


I like to let the base color dry and then I add my shading. Paint the lines with a damp (not super wet) brush, then blend them in. 


Once the lines are blend let it dry again and repeat the process. I found that by letting the project dry between layers of paint that I can control the color better.


After I made my flower with Mimosa water color paint I decided to make another with Cherry Next I added a few more of my favorite products. The sentiment is from Grateful and the gorgeous background is my all time favorite Chevron Mat.

Thanks for stopping by! What are some of your favorite Avery Elle products from 2018? I'll be back to share more next week!

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Friday, December 14, 2018

Avery Elle Stuck on You

Hi Everyone! Today I'm sharing Stuck on You along with And Then sentiment stamps.

I made some small love notes that are so sweet! Let's take a look!


First, I cut white card stock in 3 x 4 inch pieces and rounded the corners. Next, I heat embossed sentiments from And Then on to each card and blended Distress Ink on the entire card. 

Next, I stamped the large cactus several times from Stuck on You and colored them with Copics. I added one cactus to each card and they were complete!


These will be so fun to tuck in to lunches or give with small gifts for Valentines day! So fun!

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Friday, November 30, 2018

Avery Elle Party Fox

Hi Everyone! Today I'm sharing Party Fox! I love these party animals, are you ready to check them out??!


To create my card I started by water coloring a green background. I mixed in a little blue to add some variety to the color. 

Next, I stamped and die cut the foxes. These guys are adorable, don't you think? I colored them in fun festive colors and then added them to the background. I wanted a soft but fancy sentiment so I heat embossed "Happy Birthday" in Rose Gold Embossing Powder. 


I finished the card with some patterned paper I had in my stash and a few crystals. 

Thanks for stopping by!

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Thursday, November 22, 2018

Avery Elle Embellished Heart

Hi Everyone! Ashley here today sharing the new Embellished Heart die. Let's check it out!


To create my card I started by die cutting Embellished Heart on a piece of white card stock. Next, I used Post it tape to mask stripes and blended Distress Ink. The background was water colored, again with Distress Inks. 

I decorated the card with two of my favorite bears. :) The polar bear is from Polar Peek a Boo Pals and the panda is from Peek a Boo Pals. Finally, I die cut the sentiment from black card stock and added it to my card front.



Thanks for stopping by! I can't wait to see what you create!

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Avery Elle Winter Release Blog Hop





Hi Everyone! I'm excited to be part of the Avery Elle Winter Release blog hop today! 

I'm showcasing the new Simple Sentiments! It's a PERFECT set with tons of small sentiments in the best font. One of the best parts is that there are now dies to cut sentiment strips! You can have a perfectly cut small strip of paper! How cool is that?



I added the cactus plants from Stuck on You. I love how these sets layer together!

Now keep hopping! Up next is the super talented Elena Roussakis!

Need to find a blog on the hop today! Here is the complete list.

Ashley Marcu (you are here)



Prize details! Check it out!
To celebrate our Winter 2018 Release Blog Hop, Avery Elle is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to one random winner.  To enter to win just comment on this post.  There is no purchase necessary and you must be 18 years of age or older to enter.  This giveaway is void where prohibited.  You can also do options 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following to increase your chances of winning. You have until midnight Sunday, Novebmer 11th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, November 12th .  All products are available for purchase in the Avery Elle store right now.
  1. Comment on any of the design team's posts and/or here on the Avery Elle Blog
  1. Follow us on Twitter and tweet the contest (we are @averyellestamps )
  1. Follow us on Facebook (we are www.facebook.com/AveryElle ) and share us with your friends - make sure they tell us you sent them.
  1. Follow us on Pinterest
  1. Become a blog follower through email (comment on the Avery Elle blog if you already follow us)
  1. Join our Flickr group (comment on the Avery Elle blog if you already belong)
Thanks for stopping by to take a peek. Have a great day!

To enter to win you can do 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following to increase your chances:


Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Avery Elle Fireside

Hi Everyone! Ashley here today sharing Fireside. Let's get right to the card...


I started my card by die cutting Let it Snow and backed the die with blue card stock. Next, I stamped, die cut and colored the fireplace and garland. 

I created a fun background with Distress Ink and adhered all the pieces together. I finished the card with the sentiment embossed on a banner. 


Thanks for stopping by today!

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Avery Elle Merry Merry

Hi Everyone! Ashley here sharing the Merry Merry stamp set. I love the big bold sentiments in this set. Let's get started...


Today I wanted to play up the awesome big words in this set by making a statement. I started by heat embossing the sentiment. I love that this set has big sentiments but also gives you lots of options for ordering them how you'd like. 

Next, I taped off each word and blended distress inks. I could have stopped there but I want to add a little extra. I die cut shapes from Fireside and added them to my layout for a little interest and dimension. Fun, right?


Thank you for stopping by today! I can't wait to try this card again with different colors and a new sentiment. What will you create? 

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Avery Elle Snow Tags

Hi Everyone! It's Ashley here today sharing a card using Snow Tags!


I started the card by embossing Snow Tags. I added color with Distress Inks and then die cut them. Then I used a Double Pierced Circle die to cut out the center. There are so many fun thing you can do with the window! Wouldn't it be fun to pop in family pictures?


Next, I stamped and die cut the penguins from Polar Peek a Boo Pals and popped them in the snowflake frames. I stamped Corner Sentiments to finish the card.


Thanks for stopping by!

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Thursday, September 6, 2018

Avery Elle Corner Sentiments

Hi Everyone! Today I'm sharing the super modern, gorgeous stamp set Corner Sentiments!


This card was so fun to make! I started by embossing the sentiment with Pure White Embossing Powder. Next, I taped off sections with Post-it Tape and blended Distress Ink. 


Next, I stamped and die cut the adorable reindeer from Polar Peek-A-Boo Pals and colored him with Copics. I mounted it all on a card base with a little bit of gold card stock.


This is one of my favorite cards I've ever made! I hope you like it too. Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, August 31, 2018

Avery Elle Starry Scene

Hi Everyone! Have you started making your holiday cards? I love making them one at a time and starting early then I have a fun collection for the holidays!

Today I created my card using Starry Scene and Polar Peek a Boo Pals. Let's check it out!


I started this winter scene with the background. I stamped the star sky with Distress Oxides. I tried MANY different kinds of ink for this look and Distress Oxides ended up being my personal favorite. I found applying the ink to the stamp with an ink blender gave the best results. I also had my stamp and paper set up in a Misti so I could easy stamp it several times. 

Next I stamped the mountains, bear and fox and colored them with Copics. I hand cut the hills and added Coarse Glitter to the tops. I finished the card with a sentiment from Fireside.


Thanks for stopping by!

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

Avery Elle Grateful

Hi Everyone, it's Ashley! Today I'm excited to share the Grateful stamps and dies. I've also used a few other stamp sets in this release because they are so fun to mix and match!



I created the background with Starry Scene and Sapphire Pigment Ink. Next I used the Photo Mat dies to create the ink blended scene. The beautiful sentiment is from Grateful. I LOVE having the die set to match. Adding the gold shadow was so easy. Finally, I added a few trees from Starry Scene.



These stamp and die sets are so fun. I can't wait to see what YOU create.

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Friday, August 17, 2018

Avery Elle Sending Peace

Hi Everyone! Today I'm sharing Sending Peace along with the incredibility cute animals from Polar Peek-A-Boo Pals.


This cards all started with the sentiment "joy to the world". I love the font, isn't it the best? I heat embossed the sentiment and fit it in to a circle die I hand on hand. I blended Distress Ink and splattered it with water from a paint brush.


Next I stamped, die cut and colored a few animals from Polar Peek-A-Boo Pals. It was so hard to choose which animals I wanted to included! I love them all!


Finally, I blended a few sun rays on a card base using Post-it tape and adhered the card together.

I'm having a great time creating my first holiday cards! What are you working on?

Thanks for stopping by!

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Avery Elle Fall Release Blog Hop





Hello! Thanks for stopping by on the Avery Elle blog hop. Today the Avery Elle design team is sharing the awesome new stamps and dies available now HERE

I'm sharing the new Peaceful Pines stamps and dies


I started this card with a water colored background using Mimosa Liquid Watercolor. Next I stamped and die cut the pine branches and added water colored die cut berries using Cherry Liquid Watercolor


I love a soft, warm feeling for Christmas cards so I die cut the word "merry" from felt. The card needed more color so I die cut the pin branches again from solid green card stock and used it as a shadow behind my stamped image.


I love how this card turned out and I can't wait to see what's next on the hop. Head on over to see what Elena Roussakis created!

Here are all the fun details on how you can win a blog hop prize...

To celebrate our Fall 2018 Release Blog Hop, Avery Elle is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to one random winner.  To enter to win just comment on this post.  There is no purchase necessary and you must be 18 years of age or older to enter.  This giveaway is void where prohibited.  You can also do options 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following to increase your chances of winning. You have until midnight Sunday, August 12th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, August 20th .  All products are available for purchase in the Avery Elle store right now.
To enter to win you can do 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following to increase your chances:

  1. Comment on any of the design team's posts and/or here on the Avery Elle Blog
  2. Follow us on Twitter and tweet the contest (we are @averyellestamps )
  3. Follow us on Facebook (we are www.facebook.com/AveryElle ) and share us with your friends - make sure they tell us you sent them.
  4. Follow us on Pinterest
  5. Become a blog follower through email (comment on the Avery Elle blog if you already follow us)
  6. Join our Flickr group (comment on the Avery Elle blog if you already belong)

In case you just got started here is a complete list of the blogs participating! :) 

Ashley Marcu (that's me)




Friday, July 13, 2018

Avery Elle Fushia

Hi Everyone! Today I'm sharing the Fushia stamp set and dies. This stamp set is so pretty and detailed.


To start my card I water colored a background with several Avery Elle liquid watercolors. Next, I heat embossed the flower stamp with White Fine Embossing Powder and die cut it. Just look at those details! Love it. I finished the card with a sentiment from Banner Bits.


Thanks for stopping by today! 

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Sea-prise! Avery Elle

Hi Friends! Today I'm sharing the terrifyingly adorable stamp set Sea Prise! Who doesn't like a smiley shark? Here we go...


For today's card I was really inspired to get back to ink blending. I've been water coloring A LOT but ink is fun too! I started the card by stamping and die cutting the shark image. I hand cut a mask for the wave and blended a few layers of Distress Ink. Next, I added the same ink to a scrap piece of paper for the shark to hide behind. 

From there I decided it needed more color so I blended several colors of rays behind the waves. I just used Post-it tape to mask the edge is each ray.

I finished the card with a sentiment from Banner Bits.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Avery Elle Sweetest

Hi Everyone! Today sharing Sweetest stamps and dies.


I started my card by stamping, die cutting and coloring two of the sweet treats from the set. These are so cute and I loving adding those adorable faces. Next I die cut Oval Burst to frame the treats.


I added the sentiment on a die cut banner then embellished with a few sequins and twine

What's your favorite treat? I can't wait to see how you colors the fun treats in this set!

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Avery Elle Mod

Hi Everyone! I'm excited to share the Mod stamp set by Avery Elle. Let's check it out...


For my card today I wanted to experiment with the shapes in this set. After a few tests I came up with this fun sun pattern. To create this trendy look I started by finding the middle on the left side of my card base. I stamped the two large shapes in the set on either side of the middle. Then, I continued the pattern, alternating pieces.


I finished the card with the Hello sentiment from the set and a few Thickers I had on hand. I also decided to stamp and pop the yellow ray up for extra dimension. 

Thanks for stopping by!

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Friday, June 1, 2018

Avery Elle Floating Wishes

Hi Everyone! I can't wait to share one of my FAVORITE stamp sets from the summer release! Floating Wishes has THE best sentiments, let me show you...


I started my card with the big "celebrate" sentiment from Floating Wishes. Next, I water colored below the sentiment with Celery and added a few splatters above.

Then I added the cutest critter from Peek-a-Boo Pals and he is holding a balloon from Floating Wishes.


What's your favorite sentiment from Floating Wishes? I can't wait to use them all!

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Avery Elle Humming Bird

Hi Friends! Ashley here today sharing the super pretty Hummingbirds stamp set!


I can't get enough of the liquid water colors so I started by embossing several images from the Hummingbirds stamp set. Next I just played with the water colors and the images, blending several of the colors on the bird and flower. 


 I love the big sentiments in this release so I decided to stamp the big "happy" and "birthday" from Big Birthday I finished the card with a little more water coloring and twine. 


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