Monday, June 29, 2020

Camping Critters Slimline Card + VIDEO {Avery Elle}


I am on the Avery Elle blog and You Tube channel this week with a video to share with you featuring the adorable Camping Critters clear stamps on a Slimline card. Slimline cards are very popular right now. Trying something a little different using supplies that you already have adds just a little extra jolt of joy into the creative process.

Slimline cards also give you all that glorious space to fill. The Camping Critters needed a background befitting of the great outdoors.

There are lots of different size variations on Slimline cards, but my favorite is 3 5/8 x 8 1/2. Using those dimensions, I can trim a sheet of watercolor card stock into equal thirds with only a tiny strip of leftover scrap paper. 

Slimline panels will fit into the regular-size MISTI and the finished cards pair with #10 business sized envelopes. Take a peek at my video to see how it all came together.


I hope this video helps demystify the Slimline card, and you'll give it a try for a future project! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Stay Cool {Avery Elle}

Hello friends

I am on the Avery Elle blog today with a card featuring a couple of cool characters from the Stay Cool Clear Stamps set. This set is fantastic for all the cool cats, bunnies, dogs and bears in your life and the sentiments are perfect for so many occasions.

I stamped the bear and dog images onto white card stock and colored them with Copic Markers. I die cut the images along with the "Stay Cool" speech bubble. I needed a cool background befitting of these characters, so I layered a piece of ombre paper from The Spring Collection Paper Pad behind a die-cut background created with the Waves Elle-ments die.

I adhered the images to the background. I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment onto a tag created with the Party Tags Elle-ments. I added some of the stars from the set as a finishing touch before adhering the completed panel to an A2 notecard.


Thanks for stopping by, party animals! I hope you have a cool week! 


Thursday, June 18, 2020

Avery Elle Summer 2020 Blog Hop

Hello friends! 

I am so excited for Avery Elle's Summer 2020 Release! There's a fun blog hop full of inspiration and a giveaway too! 

I am sharing a couple of cards featuring the new Peek-A-Boo Boat stamp set. I LOVE a Peek-A-Boo set and I wanted to give these nautical pals some space to catch waves, so I created a slimline card which gave me space for the speed boat to pull the inner tube.  

I trimmed a panel of water color card stock to 3 5/8 x 8 1/2. I used Distress Ink to blend a sky and water background. I stamped, colored and die cut the images and adhered them to the card attaching the inner tube to the boat with a piece of cherry hemp twine. 

I added some of the jumping fish and water droplets as a finishing touch and stamped the sentiment in the top right corner of the card. 

For my next card, I tried a fun Z-fold technique which would reveal a surprise scene. 

I stamped, colored and die cut the images and set them aside. To make the Z-fold card, I ink blended a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 panel of watercolor card stock and scored it at 2 1/8 and 4 1/4. I folded along the score lines to make a Z-shape. 

I positioned the hammerhead shark in the center of the top panel so that it would hide the whale in the inner tube. I trimmed the sentiment and stamped it on the top panel and added another sentiment to the inner tube. I connected the two vessels with twine. 

 I love how this sweet scene reveals itself with this fun interactive design. 

All of the new products are available or purchase now in the Avery Elle store.
To celebrate our Summer 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 posts of the Avery Elle Design Team participating in today's hop.  

Avery Elle  Caryn DaviesHeather CampbellYaineaMelania DeasyKatie Gehring - you are here :)Amy Kolling Ashley MarcuElena Roussakis

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 check out more options to win on the Avery Elle Blog. You have until midnight Sunday, June 21st 2020 to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Tuesday, June 23rd . 

Thanks for stopping by! Good luck!