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!

Saturday, November 9, 2019

25 Days of Christmas Tags

Hello friends, 

I am excited to be participating in Tracey McNeeley's annual 25 days of Christmas Tags today. Avery Elle is one of the event sponsors, so I am delighted to share a little Avery Elle tag inspiration with you!

My tags feature some of the cuties from the Snow Fun and Polar Playtime stamp sets.  This particular penguin and snow person happened to be leftover from a card-making session. They were too cute to discard. I am glad I held onto they because they found new life on these tags!

To make the tags, I cut the tag layers from the Shaker Tag Elle-ments die and I blended the base layer with some Distress Ink and stamped a few small snowflakes on the background. I was careful to leave the bottom third of the background white so that the the images would be grounded in snow.

I adhered the top frames to the tags followed by the stamped images. The "oh joy" die cut is from the Scalloped Mat Elle-ments die. I added some hemp twine and these tags are ready to go!

Please check out Tracey's blog for more tag inspiration from Avery Elle and the other event sponsors!


Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Cocoa Stand {Avery Elle}

Hello friends!

I am on the Avery Elle blog today with a card featuring the darling Cocoa Stand clear stamps. This set is so cute and perfect for the holiday season. I love that it comes with an adorable bear or you can mix and match this set with the other critters in the Peek-A-Boo sets!

 I stamped and colored the images using Copic markers. Since I was using a lot of images to create my tree farm scene, I used the same red and green blending trio throughout the stamped elements to create some visual consistency.  Next I die cut the stamped images using the coordinating Cocoa Stand Elle-ments dies.

The background of the card was created by layering die cuts using the Classic Flags Elle-ments die set along with the Snow Scene Elle-ments die. I arranged all the images onto the background and adhered them using a tape runner. I attached the completed panel to an A2 notecard that I covered with a piece of red diagonal patterned paper from the Holiday Collection Paper Pad.


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


Saturday, November 2, 2019

Snow Fun with DIY Stencils and a Video!

Hello friends 

I am on the Avery Elle Design Blog this week quick video featuring the adorable snow people from the Snow Fun stamp set and coordinating Elle-ments dies. 

 In my video, I demonstrate a simple technique for creating DIY stencils using my Avery Elle dies along with Mylar stencil sheets that I purchased from Amazon. 

I love finding new uses for supplies that I already own and creating re-usable stencils using dies is a great way to stretch your crafty stash! I hope you'll take a peek at my video to see how it all came together! 

Thanks for stopping by!