Thursday, January 17, 2019

Avery Elle Tons of Hearts

Hi Everyone! Today I'm sharing the Tons of Hearts Frame. I've added a few of my other favorite stamps to today's card too! Let's take a look...

I started my card by water coloring a panel and placing it behind the Tons of Hearts Frame. Next, I die cut a circle and stamped a sentiment from And Then. I ended up masking the sentiment to take out the "O" and widen the gap between the "Y" and "U". 

In the gap, I adhered a die cut cat from Party Pals. Isn't he cute?!

I finished the card with a heart speech bubble. I made this with a word bubble from the Photo Mat dies and a heart die from Otterly Fantastic.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Thursday, January 3, 2019

Avery Elle Tropical Paradise

Hi Everyone! Happy New Year! Today I'm sharing some sweet stamps to start off the new year. I've seen so many fun tropical family vacation pictures lately and they inspired me to make this card. 


I started the card by water coloring a soft background. It includes a wave, sun and a green tropical canopy. Next, I heat embossed Blooming and water colored it in the same soft colors. 

Then I stamped, die cut and colored birds from Toucan Party I placed them all over their colorful perch. I added a sentiment from Banner Bits. Finally I added a Wonky 3D Bow. This was a last minute addition and I love it!


Thanks for joining me today!

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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.
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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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