Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Peek-A-Boo Jungle {Avery Elle}

Hello lovelies,

Katie here with a little Peek-A-Boo Pals: Jungle inspiration to share with you today from Avery Elle's latest release. I love all the Peek-A-Boo Pals and I am just WILD about this latest addition.

For my card, I blended some Distress Ink around the edges of a panel of water color card stock and spattered it with an orange spray stain. I stamped, colored and die cut all the pals along with the banner and sentiment.

To set the scene, I die cut the Leafy Frames Elle-ments die from green card stock and tucked all the pals and the banner among the leafy fronds. I arranged the paws and hooves so that the Pals really look like they're playing Peek-A-Boo in the jungle setting.


Thanks for stopping by! 

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Avery Elle Spring 2020 Blog Hop

Hello friends! 

I am very excited to be participating in a blog hop today in honor of Avery Elle's Spring 2020 Release! 

I have two card to share featuring the new Loads of Happy Clear Stamps. If you loved the Hooray Clear Stamps in the last release, Loads of Happy uses the same style font plus a coordinating die! It really makes a bold impact! I chose to make birthday cards with Loads of Happy, but the set covers all the happy occasions. It's definitely a go-to set that you'll reach for often. 

For my first card, I paired Loads of Happy with the new Peek-a-Boo Jungle Clear Stamps and Leafy Frames Elle-ments die

I ink blended a panel of watercolor card stock with a few shades of Distress Oxide ink. Next I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from Loads of Happy with white embossing powder.

I die cut the Leafy Frames Elle-ments die from green card stock, cut it in half and adhered it to the bottom of my card. I stamped and colored the leopard and giraffe from Peek-a-Boo Jungle and tucked them behind the leafy frame.  I borrowed the party hats from the Rawr Clear Stamps. As a finishing touch, I added a few clear sequins and small white pom-poms. 

 My second card pairs the Loads of Happy Elle-ments die with the Hot Dog Clear Stamps

I used Avery Elle's new Spring Collection Paper Pack and a frame from the Fairy Ephemera Pack.  I stamped and colored one of the pups and loads of confetti from Hot Dog. 

I die cut "happy" from the orange star paper included in the Spring Paper Pack and layered it on top of white card stock. I stamped "birthday" onto white card stock and trimmed out the word with scissors.  A few clear sequins add a little extra sparkle to the finished card. 

All of the new products I used on my cards are available for purchase in the New Release section of the Avery Elle shop. 

To celebrate our Spring 2020 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 on the post of the other designers participating in today's hop. I've included a list below for your convenience. The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, February 10. 

Thanks for stopping by! Good luck!


Thursday, January 23, 2020

A Wheelie Great Birthday {Avery Elle}


Katie here with a little Wheelie Great inspiration to share with you today. The images in Avery Elle's Wheelie Great are so sweet. I love all the accessories and different elements that can be added to the bicycling bunny.

I stamped the bunny, mouse, flowers and cake image onto white card stock and colored the images with Copic markers. I die cut the images with the coordinating Wheelie Great Elle-ments dies. I also die cut a panel of white card stock with the Quilted Frame Elle-ments die. I blended the center oval with Distress Ink before adhering the images to the oval and attaching all the die cuts to an A-2 notecard.

I stamped the sentiment onto one of the narrow tags from the Party Tag Elle-ments die set. I adhered the tag to the card and added a light yellow button over the hole in the tag as a finishing touch. 


Thanks for stopping by!

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!