Friday, October 11, 2019

Introducing the Create Magic Card Kit {Avery Elle}

Hello friends, 

I am so excited because today I get to introduce a new product to you that is available for purchase now!  Our Limited Edition Exclusive Create Magic Card Kit costs $27 and is only available on the Avery Elle website while supplies last.  This card kit is full of inspiration and exclusive supplies to create adorable cards, tags and more.    If you are interested in this kit I suggest you pick it up quickly as they are sure to sell out.  You can find this kit here.

The kit includes the following items:

1-  Exclusive 4 x 6"  stamp  set - not available anywhere else
1 - .5 oz Coarse Glitter
1 - Strawberry Hemp Twine Roll
4 - 4.25" x 5.5" sheets of acetate
1 - Create Magic exclusive Vinyl Zippered Mesh bag - - not available anywhere else
12 - Create Magic exclusive 6" x 6" Sheets of patterned paper - - not available anywhere else
1 - Exclusive Fairy Ephemera Pack - - not available anywhere else

* There is an add-on of a coordinating die to the Create Magic Card Kit that is sold separately here.

To see more of this kit be sure to check out the following video.

I had so much fun putting together samples using this kit. I was amazed how quickly I was able to put together really cute cards using the stamps and coordinating elements. The patterned paper and die cut ephemera made designing a breeze!

You can find a downloadable pdf file full of inspiration from our Design Team for this kit here.

Well, that's all for me today. 
I hope you will check out this kit and invite a little magic into your life! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Fall Foliage Card + Favorite Copics for Fall {Avery Elle}

Hello friends,

Just popping in today with a card to share with you featuring Avery Elle's gorgeous Fall Foliage stamp set. I love fall and all the colors that burst forth from the trees. It's also an opportunity to use some Copic Marker color combinations that evoke the hues and shades of fall. With that in mind, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite Copic colors for Fall.

To create my card, I stamped the images from the Fall Foliage stamp set with Versamark ink and heat embossed the images with gold embossing powder. Next I colored the images using the Copic markers noted in the image above.  I die cut the images and arranged them in a wreath around the opening of the Quilted Frame Elle-ments die. 

I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment onto an A2 notecard. I adhered the quilted frame die and images to the notecard with foam tape and adhered a few clear droplets as a finishing touch.


That's all for me today. I hope that these color combinations are helpful as you capture the colors of Fall on your cards. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Holiday Skates {Avery Elle}

Hello friends!

I am on the Avery Elle blog today with a card featuring the festive Holiday Skates clear stamps. Ice skates are such a beautiful icon of the winter season, and I love all the thoughtful extra images included in this set to make the skates extra special.

To create the card, first I die cut the Let it Snow Elle-ments die from a piece of iridescent glitter card stock. I love glitter card stock because it lets me have all the sparkle with none of the mess.  I die cut the inner dome from water color card stock and added some Distress Oxide inks in Tattered Rose and Scattered Straw.  I also stamped the snowflakes from the Holiday Skates stamp set in Tattered Rose ink before adding the sentiment in black ink. 

I stamped, colored and die cut the skates and accent images and arranged them onto the water color panel. Once I was happy with the placement, I secured the pieces to a notecard using tape runner and Avery Elle's liquid adhesive. The liquid glue has the precision of a pen making it perfect for adding the right amount of adhesive to small die cuts.


Thanks for skating by today!

Monday, August 26, 2019

Peek-a-Boo Pals: Spooktacular {Avery Elle}

Hello friends,

Happy Monday! I am on the Avery Elle blog today with a card featuring the adorable Peek-a-Boo Pals Spooktacular stamp set. It's almost fall, and it's time to start thinking about cards and paper crafting for the upcoming fall holidays, including one of my favorites, Halloween!

I blended a panel of water color card stock with Distress Oxide ink in Spiced Marmalade and stamped the sentiment with Onyx Black Versafine ink. Next, I stamped, colored and die cut the Peek-a-Boo Pals. I wanted to tuck the pals behind something spooky, so I used the new Snow Scene Elle-ments die as a cauldron, complete with bubbles and creepy googley eyes!

I trimmed the bottom edge of the Snow Scene cauldron and framed the blended panel with the Wonky Scalloped Frames Elle-ments die. I tucked the Spooktacular Pals behind the cauldron and glued their hands to the edge. As a finishing touch, I added the stamped and die cut stars.  Do you think the Snow Scene Elle-ments die works as a boiling cauldron? It's fun to find "outside the box" uses for crafty supplies.


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

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Avery Elle Fall 2019 Blog Hop!

Hello friends! 

Today we're celebrating Avery Elle's Fall 2019 Release with a Blog Hop to share some inspiration using the newest products.  You should have arrived from Melania Deasy's blog.

I have three cards to share with you today featuring the Simply Said- Bright stamp set and coordinating Elle-ments dies. 

For my first card, I paired Simply Said-Bright with the penguins from Polar Playtime. I stamped the penguins and colored them with Copic markers. I also stamped "Bright" onto white card stock with Versafine Black Onyx ink and heat embossed it with Avery Elle's clear embossing powder. 

I adhered the stamped and die-cut images to a panel of white card stock that I had die-cut with the Classic Flags Elle-ments die. I used one of the pieces of ephemera from Avery Elle's Holiday Ephemera pack as a background for the stamped images. I stamped "making spirits" onto the Ephemera background. I love that it tucks perfectly above "Bright."

I adhered the scalloped die-cut to an A2 card that I covered with a piece of patterned paper from the Holiday Collection paper pad. As a finishing touch, I tied a simple bow using black and white Hemp twine. 

For my next card, I paired Simply Said-Bright with the Snow Fun stamp set. For a different look, I heat embossed the sentiment with silver embossing powder.  

I built the snowy scene using ephemera from Avery Elle's Holiday Ephemera pack and Holiday Paper Pad and adhered all the images and die cuts to an A2 note card. 

For my last card, I wanted to show how the Simply Said- Bright set can be used beyond the upcoming holiday season.  It stands up so well on its own as a focal point and includes sentiments that are perfect for a graduation card and lots of other occasions. 

I stamped Bright with Versafine Black Onyx ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder. I die cut the word and the accompanying shadow image and blended the shadow image with Distress Oxide ink. I layered the die cuts and adhered it to the Star Scene Elle-ments die and the Burst Elle-ments die before adhering everything to a 4.25" square notecard.  

To celebrate the Fall 2019, Avery Elle is giving away a stamp set of choice to three lucky winners. To enter to win, just comment on this post or the posts of any of the Design Team members participating in today's hop. I've included a list of blogs with links below for your convenience. All products are available for purchase in the Avery Elle store right now.  You can check them all out here

Your next stop is Amy Kolling

Avery Elle  

Katie Gehring - that's me! 

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek! 
Good luck and happy hopping!


Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Swell Birthday Card {Avery Elle}

Hello friends,

I am on the Avery Elle blog today with a card featuring the Swell stamp set.  The Swell stamp set set works so well on it's own or as a watery background with other images. Here I paired it with the CelebRAYtion stamp set to create a birthday card.

I stamped the Swell image with Veramark ink onto a panel of water color card stock and heat embossed it with Avery Elle's Rose Gold embossing powder. I used a blending brush to add Distress Oxide inks in Squeezed Lemonade, Dried Marigold and Tattered Rose around the edges of the card.  I stamped the sentiment from the Swell stamp sent in the center of the background image and heat embossed it with Rose Gold embossing powder.

I stamped the rays, sea grass, party hats, and cupcake images onto white card stock and colored them with Copic markers. I die cut the images with the CelebRAYtion coordinating Elle-ments dies.  I arranged the images onto the blended panel and adhered them with Avery Elle's liquid adhesive.  I attached the finished panel onto an A2 notecard.


That's all for me today! 
It was so 'Swell' of you to stop by and spend part of your day with me! 

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

For the Record + Video {Avery Elle}


I am up on the Avery Elle blog and You Tube channel this week with a video sharing how I made a quick and colorful card featuring the For the Record stamp set and the Plus Frame Elle-ments die.

I used some simple techniques like heat embossing and ink blending to add color and texture to the record image.  For the sentiment, I die cut and off-set stacked the sentiment to create a colorful marquee.

Avery Elle's liquid glue adhesive was perfect for securing all the layers together.  I love how the swoosh in "Record" looks like a record player arm!

I hope you'll check out Avery Elle's You Tube Channel to take a peek at how it all came together!


Thanks for stopping by!