Thursday, September 3, 2015

Avery Elle Fall Release Blog Hop!

Good morning friends!

It's Avery Elle Release Day, and I am so excited to share with you a few cards that I made featuring the Fa La La stamp set and coordinating Elle-ments dies

First up, a rustic holiday card with lots of dimension and texture.  Starting with a kraft note card from the Natural Collection, I wrapped the notecard with some twine and secured it with a strip of washi tape that would be hidden by the scalloped banner layer.   


Next, I stamped the wreath using Celery pigment ink and the berries using Cherry pigment ink onto a piece of Rustic card stock that I had die-cut using the Scalloped Banner die set. I adhered the stamped banner to the notecard using foam tape.  I stamped the Merry Christmas banner onto rustic cream card stock using Cherry ink and die cut it using the coordinating Fa La La dies


I stamped the sentiment onto an American Crafts chalkboard label with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  I found the chalkboard labels at TJ Maxx a few months ago and couldn't resist picking them up.  They are also available online here.  I layered the banner with the label and adhered it to the card with foam tape. 

I have another take on this stamp set with a card that is perfectly flat and great for mailing. 


I heat embossed the wreath and the sentiment onto black card stock with white embossing powder.  I allowed the embossing to cool down and then I sponged some Avery Elle white pigment ink onto the card stock to give it a bit of a chalkboard look.  


I adhered the stamped panel to a notecard from the Midnight collection.  

Funny story: Sophie came into my craft room as I was working on this blog post, and I asked her if she thought the card looked like chalkboard and she advised "not really.  It looks more like a stormy sky."  This is the kid whose classroom has a smart board- not a chalkboard, but I just love her honesty!  LOL! 

Giveaway!

To celebrate our Fall 2015 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 can also do options 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following to increase your chances of winning. You have until midnight Sunday, September 6th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, September 7th .  All products are available for purchase in the Avery Elle store right now.

To enter to win you can do 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following to increase your chances:

  1. Comment on any of the design team's posts and/or on the Avery Elle Blog
  2. Follow us on Twitter and tweet the contest (we are @averyellestamps )
  3. Follow us on Facebook (we are www.facebook.com/AveryElle ) and share us with your friends - make sure they tell us you sent them.
  4. Follow us on Pinterest
  5. Become a blog follower through email (comment on the Avery Elle blog if you already follow us)
  6. Join our Flickr group (comment on the Avery Elle blog if you already belong)
For your convenience, below are links to the Avery Elle Design Team members' blogs:

Katie Gehring - you are here :)

Happy hopping and good luck!
Katie

60 comments:

  1. Katie- I love these so much! The first one is so pretty and the second one looks like a chalkboard to me! lol! Thank you for making us look so good! xo Jamie

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  2. AMAZING Projects!! SQUEAL!! =) I just LOVE LOVE LOVE the Chalkboard Design, so Simple but it is just SO CLASSIC!! I just LOVE the Release this Month!! =) THANKS for sharing and for the chance to WIN!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  3. Beautiful cards!!!! Love the chalkboard one the most!!

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  4. Very pretty cards! My boys have grown up without chalkboards in their classrooms too :)

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  5. Your cards are just lovely. I love the simplicity of your second card, the colour is just gorgeous.

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  6. I love the simplicity of these cards. So pretty!

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  7. Beautiful cards! Especially love the first one!

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  8. both of these cards are so pretty and interesting to look at

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  9. Stunning cards!! Great use of the new products!

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  10. Great cards! Simple and sweet!

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  11. love the rustic feel of these cards! Makes me feel like I'm sitting in front of a warm fire....

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  12. Fun cards & fun response by your daughter! That scalloped banner is really cute. Thanks so much.

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  13. Love the chalkboard! Thanks for inspiration!

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  14. Very cute! Love the new release and what you did with it! Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Beautiful cards! Love the layers on that first one, the top part would be perfect for gift wrap!

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  16. Both of these are beautiful!!! Love this new release!

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  17. so beautiful and so elegant chalk card, Love it!

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  18. So lovely! Really
    like the scalloped
    banner.
    Carla from Utah

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  19. Beautiful cards! Love that pretty holly wreath!

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  20. Great cards, really like how you made the second one look like a chalkboard...

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  21. Love the chalkboard look on both of your cards. :)

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  22. So pretty- love the white on black on both cards!!!

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  23. Love both of these cards and the look. Great job!

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  24. Love both cards. The wreath stamp is really neat.

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  25. So, so pretty! I would LOVE to receive those in the mail!!

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  26. Beautiful! I love your pretty color palette, and all these sweet details!

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  27. Your cards are both so striking. I especially love all your layering in the first one. So classy! :)

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  28. Oh I love the simplicity yet gorgeous cards your made!

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  29. I love your cards. They are lovely. I like you used non traditional colors. Great designs. TFS

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  30. Oooooooh! Love your attractive and bold sentiment creations, and that scalloped flag is so perfect and versatile for any creation, simply gorgeous!

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  31. I think the second card looks like a chalkboard.
    Great idea.
    The first card looks like a gift.
    thanks for sharing some wonderful cards.

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  32. What a pretty card...love that scalloped banner die.

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  33. Both cards are just beautiful! Love that Scalloped Banner Die. A real must have for me!

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  34. Both cards are beyond gorgeous...have to start following you cause I really like your style :)

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  35. Beautiful wreath cards. I love the chalkboard technique. I still keep a chalkboard around so my grandchildren know what one is.

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  36. Beautiful cards! I'm smitten with the scalloped tag!
    ~c

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  37. I am in love with the beauty that I see here - totally awesome and that scalloped tag is a MUST HAVE!!! So very gorgeous and these cards just have such a loveliness about them!! Always so fun to see what you have created!!

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  38. I follow on Pinterest!! As Taunya Butler

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  39. I follow Avery Elle by email as daisiesgirl at gmail dot com

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