Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Avery Elle / Pierced Scallop Rectangles and Cool Beans

Hello!  I am here with my take on the new Large Pierced Scallops Elle-ments from Avery Elle.  There are so many uses for a die set like this!  I love to use my dies for shaped cards and the largest scallop rectangle is perfect!

Pierced Scallop Rectangle

I started my card by using the largest scallop rectangle die to cut my card base.  To do this, you place your folded cardstock just below the cutting edge of your die.  What you are left with is a shaped card base!  

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For my main panel, I used the layering rectangle in the Large Pierced Scallops Elle-ments.  
I love this coffee themed set, Cool Beans, that has 6 fun sentiments in a cool font.  This set is perfect for all those coffee lovers out there!  I repeatedly stamped the 'thanks a latte' in New Moon Dye Ink and stamped one of the small heart stamps in between the repeated sentiments.  I colored in the heart with Copic R29.  My to go coffee cup was colored in with Copic 110.  For the cozy, I made my own buffalo check pattern with red cardstock and the Copic 110.

New Moon Dye Ink

Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Lil' Inker Designs / November Mini Release / Black Friday Sale

Amy_Magic Winter

Welcome to the Lil' Inker Designs November Mini Release!  Lil' Inker Designs will be releasing TWO new stamp sets starting on Black Friday (November 24, EST).  There is so much good stuff happening that you will not want to miss the Lil' Inker Designs blog for a sneak to the Newsletter!  Just sayin'!

My first project uses the adorable new set, Magic Winter.  I've created a background using Mermaid, Citrus, and Silver Additive Alcohol inks for my blended background.  I love how it came out!  Let me tell you how forgiving it is!  The first time I stamped my sentiment (using StazOn ink), it smudged because the YUPO paper is slick.  So I used StazOn cleaner and a paper towel!  The messed up sentiment was gone!   Then I just added a bit more color to my background using the same sponge I used to apply the color in the first place!

For my unicorn, I silver heat embossed and colored in with coordinating Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.  Using the Magic Winter dies, I cut out my unicorn and popped it up on my cardfront using foam adhesive.  I added a strip of glitter cardstock and matted my panel onto a teal layer.  

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My second card uses the Unstoppable stamp set.  This set is so versatile and virtually impossible to re-create a background using this set.  I used Catherine Pooler Inks in Daydream, Mandarin Spice, and Eucalyptus along with the images.  


I created a background of fun shapes and colors.  (The oval stamp is actually the BACKSIDE of one of the stamps from Latte Love Stamps)  


My sentiment was stamped onto a Stitched Mats: Dual Stitched Rectangles and added to a larger die cut rectangle (from the same set) from vellum.  A little bit of a messy silver thread was added behind the sentiment.


Here's the full blog hop list to get you started!!  Remember there is a winner of the whole release for commenting along the way!

Now.....don't forget to look at this SALE!!!  Time for some Black Friday shopping starting November 24-26th!

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Avery Elle / 25 Days of Christmas Tags

Welcome to the 25 Days of Christmas Tags! 
With the holidays fast approaching, it's time for Tracey McNeely's
annual 25 Days of Christmas Tags.  Make sure to check out her blog for all the details on the sponsors, ways to win, and how to link up your own tags!  
Tracey's blog:  In My Creative Opinion
I am helping celebrate today's sponsor, Avery Elle, by sharing my own tag!

My tag uses the Holiday Bouquet stamp set.  I've watercolored the large image from the set using Kuretake Gansaii Tambi watercolors.  My image was layered onto a Shaker Tag

25 days of christmas tags

Friday, November 17, 2017

SugarPea Designs / Sweet 2 Repeat Blog Hop


Hello!  It’s time again for the Sweet2Repeat Blog Hop witih Sugar Pea Designs!  Now that so many of you have the October Product Release in your hot little hands, the Pod Squad of designers have geared up to inspire you with even MORE creative possibilities featuring the newest and hottest products!

I played around with some woodgrain cardstock from my stash as a background for my wreath card.  I used Pinecone Greetings in 2 shades of green ink and die cut using the coordinating dies.  I added pinecones and a bow from the For You Tag Die



Would you like to WIN a $20 gift certificate to spend on some SugarPea Designs of your own?  Please visit with each of our design team members and leave a comment for your chance to win!  Check the SugarPea Designs blog for the complete blog hop list!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Reverse Confetti / SFYTT


Hello!  I am here sharing a card using the current SFYTT (Sketch For You to Try) over at the Reverse Confetti blog.  Check out the SFYTT post......HERE for all the details!

I just had to the use the adorable pandas from Miso Happy for this month's SFYTT!  When you need a quick card, these pandas are the perfect thing to use.  I loved this months sketch and it offered me a chance to use more of the pattern paper from the last release, Cheerful & Kind.  To make the woodgrain embossing stand out a bit more, I tapped the Sand ink pad over the die before running it through my Big Shot.  


Now the best part is.......there is always a winner every month!  Here are the details:

The winner will receive a $20 gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store and claim the title of ‘Fetti Fave. The winner of SFYTT will be posted on the Reverse Confetti blog on the 30th of each month.
Check out the SFYTT post......HERE.

So let's see your Reverse Confetti creations this still have time to get it done!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Catherine Pooler Designs / Paradise Found Release Blog Hop

Winter Woodland

Welcome to the Paradise Found Release Blog Hop for Catherine Pooler Designs!  
This release we are featuring 8 NEW INKS, 3 new stamp sets, 3 new die sets, and the whole Stamp Of Approval collection:  Naturally Inspired!   

Here are the new ink colors:

Peppermint Scrub
Mandarin Spice
Green Tea
Juniper Mist
Royal Treatment

Aren't these names awesome? This is the perfect, rich, sophisticated color collection! They fill so many color holes and they stamp absolutely perfect!  If you have been following Catherine the past week, she has been revealing all the new SPA Collection colors and they are DIVINE! 


My first card uses one of the new stamp sets and 3 of the new inks. The new Winter Woodland set has several silhouette animals and trees. There are even matching Winter Woodland Dies (but didn't arrive in time for designing)!

Winter Woodland2

I started my card with a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and ink blended Sauna, Royal Treatment, and Juniper Mist for a sunset sky (find all the inks HERE). They blended beautifully!! I added splatters of Heidi Swapp White Color Shine and then stamped my trees to the right in Midnight Ink. I hand trimmed some snowy hills and added Prisma Glitter to the edges. I stamped and hand trimmed the deer and bunny images. Then I arranged them where I wanted them and stamped the antlers in Midnight Ink as well. After all elements were adhered, I stamped the sentiment onto a white banner and added it with foam adhesive.


Best Plaid

My second card uses the new Plaid Background Stamp and the new ink, Peppermint Scrub. To stamp the plaid, I barely tapped my ink pad to the stamp to cover the surface and then laid my piece of white cardstock over and rubbed. Beautiful plaid!!! I created my sentiment using the Simply the Best stamp set and Best Die. I can't wait to create more plaids in other colors!!

Best Plaid2

Here's the fabulous line-up for today's blog hop filled with even more inspiration!

Amy Kolling ♥♥

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Avery Elle / Winter Release Blog Hop

Modern Calligraphy

Hello and Welcome to the Winter 2017 Release Blog Hop with Avery Elle!  There are 8 new stamp sets and 9 new die sets releasing today.  Definitely something for everyone and they are not holiday related!  

All products are available for purchase in the Avery Elle store right now.

If you are a fan of calligraphy or don't have the best handwriting like me, then you need to add the Modern Calligraphy stamps to your collection.  I customized my card by using the Modern Calligraphy stamps to stamp my sentiment "amazing" along with a supporting sentiment from Sentimental Too.  The florals in the right upper corner are included in the Modern Calligraphy stamp set and they have a coordinating die too.  To add some interest, I added the Wonky Squares Elle-ments to the perimeter of my card.  My florals were colored in using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers onto Bristol Smooth cardstock.

Modern Calligraphy2

I also customized an envelope (that will be hand delivered) with the recipients name and one of the floral accents in the left lower corner.  

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Modern Calligraphy
Modern Calligraphy Elle-ments
Sentimental Too
Wonky Squares Elle-ments

Make sure you hop around for inspiration and leave comments!  Here is the full blog hop list to get you started!

To celebrate our Winter 2017 Release Blog Hop, Avery Elle is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to one random winner.  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 can also do options 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following to increase your chances of winning. You have until midnight Sunday, November 12th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, November 13th .  

To enter to win you can do 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following to increase your chances:

  1. Comment on any of the design team's posts and/or here on the Avery Elle Blog
  2. Follow us on Twitter and tweet the contest (we are @averyellestamps )
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