Monday, June 24, 2019

Two A-llama Birthday Fun! {Avery Elle}

Hi everyone,

Katie here with a card to share with you featuring the super fun Peek-A-Boo Car Clear Stamps.  Our Peek-A-Boo friends are all grown up and driving, but they're aren't the only furry pals who are itching to get behind the wheel...


The flashing alarm, or should I say a-llama, light that you can add to the top of the car inspired me to pull out a set released earlier this year, and I put a couple of the Llamas from the Llamazing clear stamp set behind the wheel for a little birthday fun! I stamped, colored and die cut the car, alarm, cactus, gift and llama images. I placed the llamas in the car window and trimmed off any excess of the stamped images. 


I positioned the car and the other images on a panel blended with Distress Oxide inks and anchored it with some die cuts from the Cityscape Elle-ments die (which is on SALE now) and the Dotted Frames Elle-ments set. I stamped the sentiment from the Llamazing stamp set onto black card stock and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. The Reverse Pinked Rectangles Elle-ments die (also on SALE) frames the images and die cuts and some clear sequins add a sparkly finishing touch.

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Thanks for stopping by!  
Katie

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Peek-A-Boo Summer Pals

Hi friends!

It's Peek-A-Boo Summer Pals week on the Avery Elle Blog, and I am so excited to share a card I made using this cute stamp set.


I used the Sea Scene Elle-Ments die to create a little background for a Peek-A-Boo Summer Pal pool party.  The Summer Scene die is perfect for tucking the Pals into the waves.


I stamped, colored, and die cut the images  before adhering them onto the Sea Scene die cut.  I stamped the sentiment and speech bubble with black ink and added a yellow sun to the corner of the water scene. I die cut a yellow circle with the edge of the Sea Scene die to nest the two shapes together.

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I hope this sunshiny card brightens your day! 
Thanks for stopping by!
Katie

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Modern Floral Frame {Avery Elle}

Hello friends,

Katie here with a card to share with you featuring Avery Elle's gorgeous Modern Floral Frame stamp set. This beautiful set covers so many occasions from birthdays to babies, weddings to retirement.  It's also the perfect combination of soft florals paired with the graphic straight lines of the geometric frame.


I thought I would introduce a little softness to the frame by stamping and heat embossing the image onto vellum.  To hide the adhesive, I stamped the floral cluster onto watercolor paper. I watercolored the the florals using Avery Elle's Liquid watercolors and adhered the watercolor flowers onto the vellum. 

Along with a sentiment strip that I die cut using the Classic Flags Elle-ment dies, this gave me two places to hide the adhesive and secure the vellum frame to the card.


I attached the frame to an A2 note card framed with the Dotted Frame Elle-ments die, and I glued a few clear droplets to the card as a finishing touch.


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Thanks for stopping by! 
Katie

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Legendary Birthday {Avery Elle}

Hi friends,

Katie popping in today to share a card featuring Avery Elle's Legendary clear stamp set. It's well established that the Kraken loves to party and a birthday card featuring festive wishes from a Kraken would be, well, Legendary. This set is also perfect for making clever cards for the dudes in your world. Be they little squids or bigger than pirate ships. This card will be winging its way to my brother in a couple weeks in honor of his birthday. (No worries, I am 100% sure that he does not read my blog.)



 I stamped the Kraken, ship and cake onto a panel of white card stock and colored the images with Copic markers. After the Kraken was colored, I used a white gel pen to color the suction pods white. This is much easier than trying to keep these spots color-free when coloring and blending with markers.



I adhered the Legendary images to a panel of watercolor card stock that I had stamped with the background image from the Swell stamp set using Versafine Black Onyx ink and heat embossed with Avery Elle's clear embossing powder. I used Distress Oxide ink in, what else, Salty Ocean to add some color to the water focusing on the outer edge of the card. I stamped the sentiment and adhered the completed panel to an A2 notecard.

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That's it for me today. I hope you are having a Legendary day! 

Katie 

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Avery Elle Summer 2019 New Release and Blog Hop!




Hello friends!  

I am so excited to share with you some of my project using stamps and dies from Avery Elle's Summer 2019 Release! Some of my very favorite items in this release are the Rainbows Clear Stamps and coordinating Rainbows Elle-ments dies.  I was so inspired that I couldn't stop creating, and I have a trio of cards to share with you today.  


My first card focuses on the Rainbows Elle-ments dies.  While these dies coordinate with the Rainbows stamp set, they can also be used on their own to create rainbows and shaped card bases.  I die cut different colors of card stock and adhered them to a sheet of fun foam that I also die cut with the Rainbow shape.  I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of white card stock cut into the cloud shape.  Once all the pieces were in place, I ran the shape through my die cut machine to give the die cut an inlaid look. 


For my second card, I stamped the Rainbow image from the Rainbows Clear Stamps set onto a panel of white card stock and colored the image with Copic markers.  I used the outer Rainbow shape die to cut around the stamped image and adhered it to a panel die cut with the Ray Elle-ments die. I added a few sequins as a finishing touch. 


For my final card, I used both the stamps and dies to create a fun shaker card. I used adhesive-backed fun foam to create the shaker chamber.  I filled the shaker element with some flat sequins and iridescent glitter. I stamped the sentiment onto black card stock and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. 



To celebrate our Summer 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.  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, May 26th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, May 27th. All products are available for purchase in the Avery Elle store right now.  You can check them all out here

Visit the Avery Elle Design Team blogs for more inspiration and chances to win! 


Good luck and happy hopping!
Katie

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Hip Hip Hooray for the So Kind stamp set {Avery Elle}

Hello friends,

I am on the Avery Elle blog today with a card to share with you today featuring a sentiment from Avery Elle's So Kind stamp set. I love the fresh and fun mix of lettering on this sentiment set; it really compliments so many different images and occasions. For my card, I paired the "Hip Hip Hooray" sentiment with the original Peek-A-Boo Pals stamp set.


First, I blended a panel of water color card stock with two shades of Distress Oxide inks (Peacock Feathers and Dried Marigold). I left some white space between the two colors so they wouldn't blend together to make a muddy green. I spattered the blended panel with water and white paint. Once the panel was dry, I stamped the sentiment in black ink.


I stamped the Peek-A-Boo pals onto white card stock and colored them with Copic makers.  I used the coordinating dies to cut out the Pals and a few of the stars included in the stamp set. I adhered the largest Wonky Scalloped rectangle at an angle onto the water color panel and tucked the Pals and their paws towards the bottom of the frame.  As a finishing touch, I added a few clear sequins before adhering the completed panel to a white notecard.

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I hope this card makes you want to celebrate and shout "Hip Hip Hooray" for the So Kind stamp set! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Katie

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Have a Phonomenal Day {Avery Elle}

Hello friends!

I am on the Avery Elle blog today sharing an idea with you today to add a little dimension to your paper crafting. 3-D embellishments and elements can make a card extra special. With the Phonomenal stamp set, I fashioned a set of bamboo chopsticks using kabob skewers.


To make the chopsticks, I snipped off the tip of two bamboo skewers.  I used a nail file to smooth the cut ends of the bamboo skewers. I wrapped a small length of thin washi tape around the top of the skewers to add a decorative elements to the tiny chopsticks.


I stamped the images from the Phonomenal stamp set and colored them with Copic Markers. I die cut the images using the coordinating Phonomenal Elle-ments dies.  To ground the images, I blended some Distress Oxide ink onto a panel of watercolor paper, and I placed the bowl on a piece of patterned paper from The Happy Collection paper pad. I adhered all the Pho toppings to the bowl before placing and glueing the chopsticks to the card.  



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I hope this inspires you to find ways to incorporate a little dimension into you next paper project.  Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing part of your day with me! 

Katie

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Tiki Stand Birthday Card {Avery Elle}

Hello friends,

I have a fun card to share today featuring Avery Elle's Market Stand stamp set.  I just love the Market Stand stamp set.  It features so many great images and accessories that make it truly versatile; plus it pairs so well with the all the adorable Peek-a-Boo animal sets.


I stamped the images with Avery Elle's dye ink and colored them with Copic Markers.  I die cut the images using the coordinating dies and arranged them on a panel that I colored using two shades of Distress Oxide inks (Dried Marigold, Squeezed Lemonade).  


I framed the scene using the Reverse Pinked Elle-ments dies, which happens to be on sale right now in the Avery Elle store!  A speech bubble from the Peek-a-Boo Pets stamp set finishes off the card.

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Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!
Katie

Monday, April 8, 2019

Cake for All Shaker Card + Video {Avery Elle}

Hello!

I am a little behind in sharing a card and video I put together using Avery Elle's awesome Cake for All stamp set and the Scalloped Mat Elle-ments die.

Using the Scalloped Mat die and some adhesive-backed fun foam, I made a shaker window that I filled with clay sprinkles.


I heat embossed the images from Cake for All using Rose Gold Embossing powder and colored them in using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.  Zig Colors- Pale Pink, Light Carmine, Light Blue, Lilac, Light Green and Pale Green.



Take a peek at the video to see how it all came together.  



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Thanks for stopping by!
Katie

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Easter Chicks {Avery Elle}

Hello friends!

Spring is in the air, and Easter is just around the corner.  I have a sweet card to share with you today featuring the adorable Easter Chicks stamp set by Avery Elle.


To make the card, first I blended some Distress Oxide ink onto a panel of watercolor card stock and spattered the background with spray ink. I stamped the chicks, eggshell and butterflies using Avery Elle's dye ink in New Moon and colored the images using Copic makers.


I die cut the images using the coordinating Easter Chicks Elle-ments dies and arranged them onto the blended background.  I stamped the sentiment and the butterfly trails and added some polka dots to he eggshell using a white gel pen.  Finally, I framed the scene using the new Quilted Frames Elle-ments die and adhered the panel to a yellow A-2 notecard.

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I hope these cute chicks brighten your day.  Thanks so much for stopping by!
Katie

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Sweet Cotton Candy Card {Avery Elle}

Hello friends,

It's Cotton Candy week on the Avery Elle Design Blog, and I am so excited to share my card with you today featuring this fun stamp set! When I saw this stamp set, I wanted to figure out a way to make a card that actually looked like cotton candy (minus the sticky).


My solution was to use polyester fiber-fill or stuffing.  I sponged the fiber-fill with Distress Oxide ink in Worn Lipstick before glueing the fluff to a stamped and colored image of the spool of cotton candy.  I adhered a second layer of card stock on top of the stamped image. Before adhering the two layers of card stock together, I stamped the sentiment in black ink and added a couple of the accent stars and circles.  I used both cotton candy outline dies to cut a border from white glitter card stock.


This card was so fun to make, and the fiber-fill really does look like cotton candy! 

By popular request, I made a video to show you how this card came together.  I hope you'll take a peek! 


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Thanks for stopping by! Have a sweet day!
Katie

Sunday, February 24, 2019

All of Us {Avery Elle}

Hello friends,

Just popping by quickly today to share a card featured a couple weeks back on the Avery Elle design blog.  You know when you think you published a post, but you didn't.  Yep, that's been my February! Anyway, I thought I would share my All of Us card here with you, because this set is super cute and so fun to color! 


I stamped the line of kitties onto white card stock twice using Avery Elle's New Moon Dye ink.  Next, I used Copic Markers to add markings to each kitty. It was so fun to give each kitty unique markings and his or her own personality. I die cut the kitties with the coordinating All of Us Elle-ments die and trimmed each line in half.

I arranged the kitties in frames cut with the Photo Mat Elle-ments die.  I stamped, colored and die cut the little signs and tucked them behind the line of kitties. I backed each frames scene with patterned paper and adhered the frames onto a note card that I covered with diagonal patterned paper from the Sorbet Patterned Paper collection.

As a finishing touch, I added some of the photo corners and other elements from the Photo Mat Elle-ments set.

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I just love this set.  It's perfect for making cards from a crowd!  
Thanks for stopping by!

Katie

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