Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Oodles of Avery Elle Holiday Inspiration!

Hello friends,

I am a bit behind in sharing some of my latest Avery Elle projects here on my blog, so I am going to stuff this post FULL of cards and ideas. Hope you don't mind. ;)

First up is a card I am sharing today on the Avery Elle blog featuring the Christmas Magic stamp set. I love the adorable snowman and unicorn and had so much fun creating a glittery backdrop for their winter adventures. I blended a piece of water color card stock with Distress Oxide ink and spattered it with water to lift the ink in spots.  I used a white gel pen to make some of the dots larger and more defined.

I stamped the images from the Christmas Magic stamp set and colored them with Copic markers.  I die cut the images using the coordinating Christmas Magic Elle-ments die.  I die cut the sentiment from glitter card stock and the snow drift from glitter fun foam.  Finally, I adhered the images to the card, popping up the snowman and unicorn with some foam tape.


For my next card, I have a trick to share with you on how I add dimension behind even the most intricate share dies.

I wanted to add some dimension to the outside layer of the Let It Snow Elle-ments die, but all those snowflake openings would be challenging to work around with straight strips of foam tape. The solution comes from that staple of kid crafting- Fun Foam! Adhesive backed foam sheets can be found in the kid's activities area of craft stores or online.

I die cut the Let It Snow Elle-ments dies from a piece of pink adhesive-backed fun foam.  I used some Mono Liquid Glue to adhere the glitter die cut to the non-adhesive side of the fun foam.  Using liquid glue allowed me to shift and alight the die cuts so that they stacked and aligned perfectly.

I created the scene inside the snow globe using the adorable critters and sentiment from Merry Little Christmas.  I blended an inky background with Distress Oxide inks and stamped the sentiment with black ink. I removed the adhesive backing and affixed the foam backed frame to the note card.  Inside the frame, I added the mouse, deer, gift on top of the glittery oval die-cut and snow flakes from the Let It Snow Elle-ments die. The pink fun foam also adds a pretty pink accent when viewing the card from an angle.


Next is a card using the Polar Peek a Boo Pals stamp set and the Three Stars Elle-ments die.  The Polar Peek-A-Boo Pals set is just adorable!!  It features animals that are in their element in the colder wintery months, and it's among my favorite from the Fall Release!

I stamped and colored the animals using Copic markers and created a glitter shaker background for the Pals. I die cut the Three Star Elle-ments die from a panel of white card stock and stamped the sentiment in black ink.  Behind each star, I blended Distress Oxide ink in red, yellow and green and added a pinch of glitter before sealing up the shaker with acetate and foam tape. I tucked each of the Polar Peek-A-Boo Pals inside each star and adhered a few flat star sequins as a finishing touch.


Finally I have a video to share with you today featuring the Merry Merry clear stamp set and the Gift Box Card Holder Elle-ments die.  With a teen and tween in the house, gift cards (and just plain cash) are a popular item on our family's wish list. 

The Merry Merry stamp set and Gift Box Card Holder die make it easy to create a fun and festive way to package and present gift cards.  I die cut the Gift Box outer box and insert from red glitter card stock and used the Wonky Square Frames and Wonky 3D Bow to trim the box to look like Santa's suit. 

I hope you'll take a peek at the video to see how it came together! Don't forget to like and subscribe to Avery Elle's You Tube channel


Whoa!  That was a lot and brings me to the end of my Avery Elle Holiday projects.  I'll be back next week with a fun card using some of Avery Elle's new Valentine's Day stamps and dies.  I can't wait to share! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

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