Thursday, August 10, 2017

Introducing Frosty Friends- Avery Elle Fall 2017 Blog Hop!

Hello friends,

I am so excited to be participating today in a blog hop celebrating the release of Avery Elle's Fall 2017 collection of stamps and dies.  Today, I am sharing a card featuring the Frosty Friends stamp set and coordinating Frosty Friends Elle-ments dies.

Ok, so how cute are these snow people?  I adore their vintage look, and they were a delight to color in and shade with Copic markers.  I stamped, colored and die cut the snow people and adhered them to a panel of watercolor cardstock.


I used Distress Oxide ink in Cracked Pistachio to create the soft green background.   I stamped a few of the snow flakes included in the stamp set onto the inked background and added the sentiment with black ink.


Before adhering the stamped panel to a pink notecard, I die cut the bottom edge of the watercolor panel with the Dotted Borders Elle-ments die, and I adhered some clear sequins as a finishing touch.


To celebrate the Summer 2017 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 have until midnight Sunday, August 13th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, August 14.  All products are available for purchase in the Avery Elle store right now.  
Here's a list of Avery Elle design team members participating in today's hop: 


You've got some more inspiration to check out, so I will send you on your way.  Thanks so much for stopping by and good luck!

Katie

Friday, August 4, 2017

Hop on the Birthday Bus {Avery Elle}

Hello friends,

I am on the Avery Elle blog today sharing a card or two that I made with the Birthday Bus stamp set.


I started my card by brushing some ink onto a panel of white card stock.  Next, I created a scene using the elements from the Picket Fences Elle-ments die.  I stamped a die cut the bus and gifts from the Birthday Bus stamp set and colored the images with Copic Markers.


I love how this little scene turned out, and I have a bonus interactive version of this card to share over on the Avery Elle blog if you'd like to check that out too! 

Supplies: 
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Katie

Friday, July 28, 2017

Oceans of Fun with the Bubble stamp set {Avery Elle}

Hello friends,

I am on the Avery Elle blog today with a card featuring the Bubbles stamp set along with the Waves Elle-ments die.  A list of Avery Elle supplies used on my card is below.

This Bubbles stamp set is just so cute, I wanted to fit as many sea critters as possible on my card! I managed to get most of them in, except the crab. (Sorry crab!  Now he has true cause to be petulant and crabby!)

First, I stamped the images with Avery Elle's New Moon black dye ink and colored them with Copic Markers.


For the background, I inked a panel of watercolor card stock with Broken China Distress Oxide ink.  I spritzed the panel with water and blotted it with a paper towel.  Next, I adhered a panel cut with the Waves Elle-ments die on top of the inked card stock.


Adhering dies with intricate cut lines can be pretty tricky, so I adhered the die cut by running strips of score tape along the outer border.  The adhesive used to stick the sea critters to the card help to adhere the center of the Waves die to the card. I stamped the sentiment onto a banner from the Pierced Banner Layers Elle-ments and added it to the card with foam tape.  A few clear droplets add a finishing touch.

Supplies*:

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Be sure to stop by the Avery Elle blog for more inspiration from the Avery Elle design team! 

Thanks for stopping by!
Katie

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Introducing G'Day Mate {Avery Elle + Ellen Hutson}

Hello friends, 

I am so excited to be participating today in the introduction of a stamp set which is a collaboration between Avery Elle and Ellen Hutson.  Meet the newest United We Flourish stamp and die set- G'Day Mate available now from Ellen Hutson! For your convenience, a list of my supplies with links can be found below. 


This set is just adorable and features lots of cutie critters from down under. For my card, I brushed some Distress Ink onto a panel of white card stock using a blending brush.  I love the subtle ink dust that the blending brush creates.  Next I die cut the panel using Avery Elle's Finished Frame die set.  I stamped and die cut the Kangaroo, Platypus, and Koala critters and colored them in with Copic Markers.  I arranged the die cuts onto the panel, adhered them and stamped the sentiment with black ink.

This set will only be available from Ellen Hutson for a limited time, so be sure to snatch yours up today. For more inspiration featuring the G'Day Mate stamp set, visit the Ellen Hutson CLASSroom blog.

Supplies*:


*Affiliate links used at no cost to you.

Thanks so much for stopping by! 
Katie


Friday, July 21, 2017

Aloha from the Tropics {Avery Elle}

Hello friends!

Happy Friday!  I am up on the Avery Elle blog today with a tropical card to share with you featuring lots of leafy goodness from the Tropics stamp set.  The Tropics stamp set is one of my very favorites from this summer release.  Two step stamping is such a quick and fun way to get striking images with very little effort. A supply list of all the Avery Elle products I used on my card is linked below. 


I started with a white A2 note card and used an ink brush to blend a soft yellow inky background. Next I stamped and die cut all the images.  The pineapple and hibiscus flowers are from the Aloha stamp set and I colored those images in with Copic Markers.

I arranged all the elements and adhered them to the card.  I stamped the sentiment with black ink and affixed a few clear droplets as a finishing touch.  

*Affiliate links used at no cost to you!

Well that's all for me today, but be sure to stop by the Avery Elle blog for even more inspiration from the Avery Elle team!

Thanks for stopping by!
Katie

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Introducing The Season {Waffle Flower Crafts}

Hello friends,

Today I have a fun card to share featuring a new stamp set from Waffle Flower Crafts called The Seasons.

The Seasons isn't your typical holiday scene.  With it, you can build an enchanting under the seas adventure featuring Santa as a King Triton-esque Merman.



There are treasures chests full of gifts and kelp/coral that you can decorate with pearls or other baubles and jewels.  Even the fishies are decked out in festive holiday attire!  The set also includes some awesome sentiments including one from you "Sea-cret Santa!"

The Seasons Stamp set, along with the rest of Waffle Flower's new release, will be available to purchase on Thursday, July 20th at the Waffle Flower store.

That's all for me today, but I will be back tomorrow with a few more cards to share.

Thanks for stopping by!
Katie

Monday, July 17, 2017

Introducing Hooray and Cutaway Alpha Dies {Waffle Flower Crafts}

Hello friends, 

I am so excited for Waffle Flower Craft's new release and I have a couple projects to share with you today featuring the Cutaway Alpha dies and the Hooray stamp set. 

First up, a card with the Cutaway Alpha dies.  I am such a fan of the Cutaway Alpha stamp set, so these dies are every bit as awesome as the stamps and so versatile.  


I used the dies to spell out my sentiment, holding them in place with washi tape as I ran them through my die cut machine.  I removed the letters and then mounted the panel on top of a piece of card stock that I had inked up with Distress Oxide Inks. I adhered the panel with foam tape and added a few star shaped sequins as a finishing touch.

Next up, I have a card featuring the Hooray stamp set illustrated by Helen Dardik.  This stamp set is fabulous for getting in some coloring practice.


For this card, I stamped nearly all the images from the stamp set onto a panel of white card stock with a Copic friendly ink. I colored everything in with Copic markers. I cut the edge of the panel with the Lacy Layers 5x7 dies.  The sentiment is also stamped and heat embossed on the smallest rectangle from the 5x7 stamp set.

I hope you are as excited as I am about these new products.  Everything previewed this week will be available for purchase in the Waffle Flower Crafts store on Thursday, July 20th!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Katie