Wednesday, January 15, 2020

I Chews You Valentine {Avery Elle}

Hi friends,

I am popping in today to share a card and tip featuring Avery Elle's Shark Hugs Clear Stamps and coordinating Elle-ments dies.

The Shark Hugs shark is so dapper, and I love that you can tuck various accessories into his fins. While you can certainly use a masking technique to place items into his fins, the coordinating Shark Hugs Elle-ments dies contain a special fin flap die that makes it so simple to tuck items into his fins.

I follow some easy steps to align the fin flaps die with the stamped image.

Once the fin flaps are cut, proceed as usual with coloring and die-cutting the shark image. I colored my shark with Copic markers and chose to tuck the bitten heart into his fins. For the background, I die-cut a panel of white card stock with the Three Hearts Elle-ments die. I blended a panel of watercolor card stock with a few shades of Distress Oxide Ink and spattered it with water to lift off some of the ink. 

 I placed the Three Heart panel on top of the blended panel. I die cut the Heart Frame Elle-ments die from gold card stock and placed the shark on top. I stamped the sentiment with black ink and attached the finished panel to an A-2 notecard. 


I hope that you will invite this handsome shark into your crafty collection and give the fin flap die a try! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Cupids! {Avery Elle}

Hi everyone!

I am on the Avery Elle blog today with card to share using the sweet Cupids Clear Stamps. These little Cupid babies are so adorable, I could not resist using all three of the Cupid on my card.

To start, I ink blended a cloud background using a DIY stencil I created using the Pierced Cloud Elle-ments dies. Next, I stamped the Cupid, cloud and bird images and colored them with Copic markers.

To add a little extra interest to the card, I die cut the heart and confetti trail onto the card front and added some glitter behind the die cut for a little subtle sparkle and shine. I adhered the images to the card and stamped the sentiment with black ink.


Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 3, 2020

A Bright and Beautiful Day {Avery Elle}

Hello friends, 

Happy Friday and Happy New Year! I am on the Avery Elle blog today with a card bearing best wishes for a BRIGHT and BEAUTIFUL day featuring the new Cloud Mat Elle-ments die. 

I have so much love for this die. Clouds make the BEST backgrounds for cards. For my card, I blended Distress Ink onto a panel of water color card stock in rainbow colors. Next I die-cut the panel using the Cloud Mat die. I set aside the rainbow background for used on another card and preserved the cloud die cuts.  

I die cut a panel of white card stock using the same Cloud Mat die and then carefully in-laid the clouds. I paired this background with the Simply Said: Bright Clear Stamps and Coordinating Elle-ments dies. I stamped and heat embossed the sentiments using Avery Elle's Rose Gold metallic Embossing Powder to enhance the card's rosy glow.


That's all for me today. I hope that this card makes your day a little brighter!  
Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Thanks Thanks {Avery Elle}

Hello friends,

Popping in today to share a colorful Thank You card featuring Avery Elle's new Thanks Thanks clear stamps.

I wanted to incorporate a lot of the great sentiments included in the Thanks Thanks set, so I paired colored card stock with heat embossing to make a simple and graphic card. 

I stamped each of the sentiments with Versamark on colored card stock, and I heat embossed each sentiment with the Rose Gold Embossing Powder. I trimmed each piece of card stock into strips and lined up the strips to create the striped design. This design is also great for using up those strips of card stock that we all save and just can't bear to toss. :)

Rose Gold Metallic Embossing Powder

That's all for me today. Thanks Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Classroom Valentine Bookmarks {Avery Elle}

Hello friends,

I am on the Avery Elle blog this week with a little project featuring the Party Tag Elle-ment dies. The Party Tags are wonderfully versatile. I adore the size and fun fishtail design of these tags. With Valentine's Day coming up, I thought the tags were perfectly suited for creating bookmarks for a classroom Valentine exchange or to give the special readers in your life.

I die cut the largest tag from water color card stock and a second layer from pale pink card stock. Onto the water color tag, I created a cloudy background using a DIY cloud stencil and Distress Ink. I stamped the images from the Cupids stamp set onto white card stock and colored the images with Copic markers. I adhered the images to the tag.

I stamped the sentiments onto white card stock with clear Embossing ink and heat embossed the sentiments with Avery Elle's Rose Gold fine detail embossing powder. Finally I attached all the tags together using Raspberry Hemp Twine.


Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Avery Elle Winter 2019 Blog Hop!

Hello friends!

I am very excited to be participating in a blog hop today in honor of Avery Elle's Winter 2019 Release! 

I have a card to share featuring the new Hooray Clear Stamps. I love the size and the font used in this set! It really makes a bold impact! 

I stamped a confetti background on a panel of white card stock using all the little bits and accents included in the Hooray stamp set. Next I stamped the "hooray" sentiment three times using black Versafine ink. I heat embossed the sentiment using Clear Embossing powder.  

To add a little more detail, I die cut the dotted circle that can be found in the Dotted Borders Elle-ments die set and adhered a few flat disc sequins. I trimmed the edged of the white card stock panel just slightly and attached it to a teal A2 size note card. 


The rest of the new release is available in the Avery Elle store right now! To celebrate the Winter 2019 Release Blog Hop, Avery Elle is giving away a stamp set of their choice to 3 winners.  To enter to win just comment on this post and be sue to visit the other designer's blogs participating in today's hop. You can read all the detail on the give-away on the Avery Elle blog including details on additional ways to enter to win!  

The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, December 2nd. Good luck, happy hopping and thanks for stopping by!


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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Polar Playtime {Avery Elle}


I am on the Avery Elle blog this week with a card featuring the cute Arctic friends from the Polar Playtime stamp set and coordinating Elle-ments dies.

I paired the Polar animals with the Grand Photo Mat die to create a little wintery scene. I stamped the animals onto white card stock, colored the images with Copic Markers and die cut the images using the coordinating Polar Playtime Elle-ments dies.

Next, I die cut the Drand Photo Mat Elle-ments die from white card stock. I die cut the snow drift portion of the die from glitter card stock. To add some detail to the photo frame, I stamped the little bonus images on the mat using Antique Linen Distress Ink. 

I blended a panel of watercolor card stock with two shades of Distress Ink (Lucky Clover and Peacock Feathers), spattered the panel with white ink, and positioned it behind the photo mat.  I love how the spatters look like stars in a sky illuminated by the Northern Lights. I added the glittery snow drifts and attached the animals to the panel with foam tape. Finally I curved one of the sentiments from the Snow Fun stamp set and stamped it onto the dotted banner. I adhered the completed panel to an A2 note card.


Thanks for stopping by!