Thursday, November 24, 2016

Avery Elle: Hang in There

Hi Everyone! Happy Thanksgiving! 

Today I'm featuring the stamps and dies called Hang in There by Avery Elle. I decided to have the cute dog in the set flying in a hot air balloon. The balloon was created with three die cut circles and the adorable basket from the set.

I drew the hot air balloon strings and added the stamped sentiment to finish the card.

I hope you have a great day! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Avery Elle: Love Puffin

Today I created a card featuring Love Puffin stamps and dies. I started by creating the fun blended background with Distress Paints. I love how these paints blend and dry quickly. They are even perfect to stamp on. Fun, right?

Next, I stamped, die cut and colored the puffins. The scenery was created using die cut pieces from Rocky Shores.  Finally, the entire panel was cut using Finished Frames

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Avery Elle Blog Hop!

Hi Everyone! Today is an exciting day! I LOVE the new Avery Elle stamps and dies and am super excited to share them with you!

Today, I get to share my first card of this release. I started this card with some of the adorable images from Hedgehugs. Heather Campbell, who designed this set, knocked it out of the park. Her illustration style is amazing!

I built the scene with Rocky Shores Dies (it makes a great mossy hill, don't you think?) and Tree Die. The banner was created from Hanging Banners. I just trimmed it down a little bit to fit the tree.

This hop is full of inspiration. Check out the others in the hop below and all the release details.

To celebrate our Winter 2016 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, November 13th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, November 14th .  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 ) 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)
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Right at Home: Christmas Foliage

Hi Crafters! Today I'm sharing a great set from Right at Home's Christmas collection. Christmas Foliage is a great set with so many iconic holiday images and perfect sentiments.

I started this card by creating a background with several stamps from the set. What I love about this set is that you can keep it simple with the images (like I did) or you can colored them to your hearts content. Next, I embossed the sentiment in white on black card stock and popped it behind a die cut window.

This was such a fun card to create! I can't wait to see what you create with this set!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Avery Elle: Kitsch Christmas & Retro Ornaments

Hi Everyone! Today I'm featuring Kitsch Christmas and Retro Ornaments from Avery Elle.

To start my kitsch card I took some time (okay, a lot of time) on Pinterest looking at all of the amazing inspiration. I found a few wreaths that I LOVED and was inspired to make a colorful, sparkly wreath from washi tape!

After I created my wreath, I stamped and colored a few images from the set and added them to my wreath. I finished the card with a sentiment. I love how it turned out!

For my second card I had the best time coloring these amazing ornaments from Retro Oraments. I used Copics to colored them in and then added lots of Wink of Stella so they shine and sparkle. 

Thanks for stopping by!