Thursday, February 7, 2019

Avery Elle Spring 2019 Blog Hop!




Hello friends! 

I am so excited to be joining in all the fun with Avery Elle's Spring 2019 new product release and Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from Melania's blog

I have a fun card to share with you today using the new Journey stamp set and coordinating Elle-ments die.  The Journey stamp set features this adorable car with trailing balloons, tree and sentiments perfect for so many occasions.  From birthdays to weddings to graduations and other accomplishments, Journey's got you covered! 


To make my card, I blended a watercolor panel with a bit of Distress Oxide ink in Tumbled Glass and Twisted Citron.  I stamped some of the stars from the set onto the grass for a little more interest.  Next, I added some die cuts using the Cityscapes Elle-ments set and the Wonky Scalloped Frame Elle-ments. 


I stamped the images with Avery Elle's New Moon dye ink and colored them with Copic markers. I adhered the images to the panel and stamped the "Celebrate" sentiment onto the sun shape. Such a fun stamp set and perfect for teens!  I'm going to tuck this one away for my daughter's 16th birthday, which is coming faster than I care to admit.  :)

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New Moon Dye Ink Pad

All products are available for purchase in the Avery Elle store right now.  You can check them all out here

In celebration of the new release, Avery Elle is introducing a new special- orders over $75- before shipping and tax- will receive a free small zippered vinyl mesh bag!  Avery Elle is also giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to one random winner.  To enter to win just comment on this post and on the posts of the designers participating in today's hop.  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, February 10 to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, February 11.  

Your next stop is Amy Kolling!
Thanks for stopping by! 
Have a great day and good luck!
Katie

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Some Bunny Loves You {Avery Elle}

Hello friends,

I am on the Avery Elle blog today featuring the sweet Some Bunny stamp set. 


First, I stamped the bunny, balloon, and hearts onto white card stock using Avery Elle's New Moon dye ink.  I colored the images with Copic markers and die cut them using the Some Bunny Elle-ments dies.

Next, I cut a panel of watercolor card stock with the Wonky Stitches Elle-ments die and used Distress Oxide Ink t create a blended panel.  I spatted the blended background with water and gold Color Shine.

Finally, I adhered the images to the background and stamped the sentiment with black ink before adhering it to a white A2 notecard.

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I think it was Winnie the Pooh who said, "No one can be uncheered with a balloon."  I hope this card and sweet stamp set brings a little cheer to your day.  

Thanks for stopping by!
Katie

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Stockpiling Simple Sentiments {Avery Elle}


Hello friends,

Katie here with a simple tip using the Simple Sentiments stamp set.

Stacking sentiments can help small, simple sentiments make a big impact, and I have a tip to share to easily create a stockpile of these sentiments so they are ready for your next card project.


We're going for minimal effort here, so to stamp the sentiments at once, I kept all the stamps on the carrier sheet and taped the sheet to my MISTI using washi tape.


These sentiments are spaced out evenly- so that you can die cut around the sentiments you want to use with the Simple Sentiments Elle-Ments die.


I used light tack tape to hold the dies in place while I ran them through my die cut machine.


You can keep the sheet intact and die cut additional sentiments as the need arises, but I decided to use my trimmer to cut up the rest of the sentiments.  I'll be all set to add a simple sentiment or two to my next card!



I added three of the simple sentiments to a card featuring the Toucan Party stamp set.  I think the sentiments compliment the Toucan scene perfectly!


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Thanks for stopping by!
Katie

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Happy Heart Card {Avery Elle}

Hello friends,

I am on the Avery Elle blog this week with a quick and cute little card to share with you featuring the And Then stamp set.  And Then is a fantastic sentiment set.  It's perfect for your all the loves in your life, from family and significant others to kiddos and special friends.

I adore the "You make my Heart Happy" sentiment and it takes center stage on the Tons of Hearts Frame Elle-ments die.  I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Black Onyx ink and heat embossed it with Avery Elle's clear embossing powder.


I backed the hearts frame die that with a panel of blended Distress Oxide inks (Picked Raspberry, Festive Berries, Spiced Marmalade, and Wilted Violet).  I attached the panel to a white notecard trimmed down to 4.25" square.


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I hope this little card made your heart happy!  It makes my heart happy that you shared part of your day with me!  Thanks for stopping by!

Katie

Friday, December 28, 2018

Ombre Valentine Peacock {Avery Elle}

Hello friends,

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and I have a cute card to share with you today featuring Avery Elle's Peacock stamp set and the Tons of Hearts Frame Elle-ments die.


I die cut a white panel of card stock using the Tons of Hearts Frame Elle-ments die.  In the center, I stamped and heat embossed the Peacock and the sentiment with Veramark ink and embossed the images using Avery Elle's fine-detail embossing powder in Rose Gold.


I colored the Peacock in shades of pink and red with Copic markers and adhered the frame panel to an ink-blended piece of card stock.  I love how the background colors peek through the heart openings!

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Thanks for stopping by!
Katie

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Stuck on You Video {Avery Elle}

Hello friends!


I am on the Avery Elle blog this week with a card and video to share with you today featuring the Stuck on You clear stamps and coordinating Elle-ments dies.  I also incorporated the Tons of Hearts Frame Elle-ments die for a fun background technique using Embossing Paste and Avery Elle's Liquid Watercolors.  I hope you'll take a peek to see how it all came together! 








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Thanks for stopping by!
Katie

Friday, December 7, 2018

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Hop!


Hello friends, 

I am back with Newton's Nook Designs today celebrating the "Deck the Halls with Inky Paws" Blog Hop! 

I have another card to share featuring The Nutcracker Squeak stamp set.  This time, I am focusing on the adorable ballerina and Nutcracker prince mice. 


I used Distress Oxide inks to create the background and spattered it with water lifting the excess ink with a paper towel.  I adhered several tiny sequins to the background to mimic the look of snowflakes softly falling onto the scene below.  I stamped and colored the images with Copic markers and arranged them onto a snow drift of glitter cardstock that I free-hand cut with scissors. I added clear glitter Stickles to the ballerina tutus to add some additional sparkle. My final step was to stamp the sentiment with black ink.



Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Exclusive! 
Newton's Nook Designs is also releasing a NEW mini 2x3 stamp set today called Ginger Snap!! This fun new stamp set will only be available at Newton's Nook Designs online shop and you can get it for FREE this week with a $30 purchase! Offer is valid until Friday, December 14, 2018 or while supplies last. This new stamp set is also available for purchase for $4.99.




Enter to Win! Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Hop Prizes! 
We will be choosing two lucky winners to win a $25 store credit for Newton's Nook Designs online shop! To enter, just leave comments on the Design Team Member and Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the blog hop. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Sunday, December 9th at 9 pm EST to comment -- winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, December 10th.

Big thanks to Jen and Jeff from Newton's Nook for inviting me to join in the fun!  

Happy hopping and good luck!
Katie