Thursday, October 27, 2016

Santa Approved Holiday Treats {Avery Elle}

Hello friends, 

I am on the Avery Elle blog today with a cute treat box and tag using Avery Elle's Sweet Tidings stamp set and Treat Tag Box and Tag Elle-ments.  All of my Avery Elle supplies are linked below. 

To start, I die cut the 2 of the box dies from red card stock and assembled the box using a bit of score tape.  Next I trimmed a strip of black card stock and wrapped it around the box adding a gold square to make Santa's belt buckle. 

The tag was pretty simple- just stamping the sentiment onto the tag and coloring the edge and insides of the letters using Copic markers.  I added some chocolate chip cookies wrapped in clear plastic to the little box and they are set to go for coworkers, friends, or even the big man himself!  


That's it for me today, but be sure to stop by the Avery Elle blog for more ideas and inspiration from the Avery Elle design team! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 21, 2016

Elf-tacular North Pole Pals {Avery Elle}

Hello friends, 

I am on the Avery Elle blog today with a card featuring the cuties from the Elf-tacular and North Pole Pals stamps sets.  As always, all of my Avery Elle supplies are linked below. :)

To start, I did some ink blending on Distress Speciality card stock using Spun Sugar and Scattered Straw Distress Inks. I used a baby wipe to blend the two colors together and even out the blending lines.  Next I die cut the Falling Snow Die onto the blended card stock.  Typically, I will use this die multiple times to completely cover the card stock, but this time I only die cut it once as I wanted to leave some room at the top to stamp my sentiment using black Staz-On ink.   The final step in the background was to add a couple snow drifts using the Dotted Borders Elle-ments dies. 

I stamped and die cut the Elf, Mr and Mrs Claus and one of the Reindeers and colored in the images using Copic Markers.  They make a super cute Christmas family don't you think? 

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Well that's all I have for now, but please be sure to stop by the Avery Elle blog for more inspiration from the Avery Elle design team.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Caroling Critters Christmas Card {Avery Elle}

Hello and happy Friday!

I am on the Avery Elle blog today with a card featuring the adorable Caroling Critters stamp set. Links to the Avery Elle products I used are below.

I stamped all the animal images and the lamp post onto Copic-friendly paper and colored the images using Copic markers.  I added small highlights using a white gel pen and die cut the images using the Caroling Critters Elle-ments dies. 

Next I built a setting for the carolers using the Dotted Border Elle-ment dies and a piece of diagonal striped patterned paper from the Jewel Collection 6x6 paper pad.

I arranged and adhered the animals to the card using some pop dots to adhere the singing fox for a little extra dimension.  I needed a spot for my sentiment, so I stamped it onto a small rectangle of white card stock and adhered it to the card.


That's it for me today, but I do hope that you will stop by the Avery Elle blog for even more inspiration and ideas from the Avery Elle design team. 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Thursday, October 13, 2016

A Round Up of Waffle Flower Inspiration + my very first videos {Waffle Flower Crafts}

Hello friends,

Each Thursday, I create a project to share on the Waffle Flower Crafts blog where I pair an older Waffle Flower stamp set or die and combine it with items from newer releases. It's our version of #ThrowbackThursday or #TBT as it's called nowadays.  Anyway, I realized that I have been remiss in sharing some of my projects here, so I thought I would bring you up to speed in my wonderful world of Waffle Flower.

I used the new Gift Bag Die with a couple of the Surface Tag Die add ons- the Santa Add On and the Scallop Add OnVisit this post on the Waffle Flower Blog for more details. 

 Next, I took another look at the new Wild and Free stamp set and paired it with one of Waffle Flower Craft’s very early stamp sets- Loved. I love how pretty the images look stamped in Waffle Flower inks. Click here for more details. 

For my next card,  I used the Little Gifts stamp set with the newly released Little Gifts 3D die. I combined these coordinating products with theTrick or Treat stamp set and the Tiny Pumpkin Face die. You can read more about my process here

Last week, Waffle Flower released my very first card video on their YouTube channel.  In the video, I combine the new Stitched Heart dies along with the Flutter Stamp Set by creating a fun and unique String Art Heart Card.  You can watch below or on the Waffle Flower YouTube Channel. 

And that brings us to today and up to date where I'm sharing a card made with the new Cutaway Alpha stamp set and the Flutter Stamp set. Watch below or on the Waffle Flower Channel.

So that's it for me today, but I sure hope that you will check in on me and the rest of the inspiration team on the Waffle Flower blog and YouTube channel for more creative ideas.

Thanks for stoping by!

Monday, October 3, 2016

Avery Elle + Chibitronics Blog Hop!

Hello friends!
Avery Elle and Chibitronics are pairing up for a fun collaboration today.  Chibitronics has products that we can use to easily illuminate our  cards, paper crafts, textiles, and more.  Not only are they cool, but it's an opportunity to channel your inner electrical engineer.  Be sure to check out the Chibironics website for videos, tutorials, examples and templates.

I paired the Retro Ornaments stamp set and coordinating Elle-ments dies with the Chibitronics to create a simple circuit on my card. I watercolored the pine tree and ornaments and used a craft knife to carve out the center of the round ornament.

Here's the card in motion... Seriously so cool! 

Avery Elle is giving away one Chibitronics STEM Starter Kit as well.   Just comment on the Avery Elle blog or one of the design team members posts participating in today's hop by Midnight, PST October 9th to be entered to win.  There is no purchase necessary and you must be 18 years of age or older to enter.  This giveaway is void where prohibited.  Winner will be announced on the Avery Elle blog on Monday, October 10th.

The Avery Elle and Chibitronics design teams have some amazing projects to share with you so be sure to check them out at the following links.

Happy hopping and good luck!

Friday, September 30, 2016

Kitschy Christmas Card {Avery Elle}

Hello everyone, 

I am on the Avery Elle blog today with a sweet reindeer card using the Kitsch Christmas stamp set.  I have a complete list of my Avery Elle supplies linked below. 

So, I have a bit of a crafty confession, I have a hard time seeing deers around the holidays and not transforming them into Rudolph, so this poor deer got a red pearl on his nose against a pink and white snowy background.  

I colored the deer with my Zig Clean Color brush markers and die cut him using the coordinating Kitsch Christmas Elle-ments dies.  I stamped the sentiment in raspberry ink onto a snow drift and before adhering the panel to the note card, I sponged the edges of the pink cardstock with white pigment ink.


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

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Avery Elle Holiday Inspiration

Hello friends,

I'm popping in today (admittedly a bit tardy) to share a couple cards that were featured on the Avery Elle blog this week. This week's been a doozy between a work conference which meant a few late nights and recovering from my youngest daughter's 9th birthday which took up all of my bandwidth the previous weekend.  Anyway, I'm just happy to be here!

First, a card featuring the Christmas Packages stamp set and coordinating dies. All of my Avery Elle supplies are linked below.

I love new stamps as much as the next girl, but what I really love is when a new stamp inspires me to pull out and play with a previously loved stamp set and that's what happened with the Christmas Packages stamp set!  I pulled out the Oh What Fun stamps set and dies from last year's holiday release and made a scene where Santa was holding a large pile of gifts!  

I die cut the Falling Snow die directly onto my note card and I didn't back it with anything, so it shows through to the inside of the card which I covered with white card stock.  This was sort of different for me, but I really liked the look. 

Next, a card using the Holiday Glass stamp set. I stamped and heat embossed the images with gold embossing powder and then colored them in using Zig Clean Color brush markers.  The sentiment is from the Comfort and Joy stamp set and I thought that the little scalloped border using the Dotted Border Elle-ments die.

Die: Dotted Borders Elle-ments

So that's all for me today, but I thank you for stopping by and please drop by the Avery Elle blog for even more inspiration from the Avery Elle design team. 

Until next time!