Thursday, May 26, 2016

Avery Elle Summer 2016 Blog Hop–Band Camp!

 

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Yay!  It’s finally time for the Avery Elle Summer Release!!  And I think you all are going to LOVE it!!  Jamie, and the other illustrators, have created some over the moon adorable stamp sets and dies!  Let’s get to it, shall we?!

 

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My sweet friend, Heather Campbell, illustrated the Band Camp Stamp Set, and I’m telling you it is took cute for words!!  It’s gonna be a go-to set for birthdays and celebrations, and I just know it’s going to be a huge hit with everyone!  This set also has coordinating dies.  I’ve listed the products that I used below, but you can find ALL of the new release products HERE.

 

The list of hop stops is included below.  Be sure and leave everyone some love along the way, as there are prizes to be won!!

 

Avery Elle / Jamie
Karolyn Loncon<---YOU ARE HERE!
Caryn Davies
Heather Campbell
Yainea
Melania Deasy
Katie Gehring
Amy Kolling
Ashley Marcu
Maska Vanacker 

 


To celebrate our Summer 2016 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, May 29th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, May 30th .  All products are available for purchase in the Avery Elle store right now.

 


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 on the Avery Elle Blog;
  2. Follow us on Twitter and tweet the contest (we are @averyellestamps );
  3. Follow us on Facebook (we are www.facebook.com/AveryElle ) and share us with your friends - make sure they tell us you sent them;
  4. Follow us on Pinterest;
  5. Become a blog follower through email (comment on the Avery Elle Blog, if you already follow us); and
  6. Join our Flickr group (comment on the Avery Elle Blog if you already belong!)

 

That’s it, peeps!!  I hope you enjoy the hop and the amazing projects that my brilliantly talented teammates have created!  Thanks so much for stopping by – I’m still hanging with my family by the pool!  Only a few more days and then they’re headed home, so I need to spend every last second with them!  TTFN!

 

AVERY ELLE PRODUCTS USED:

Band Camp Stamp Set
Band Camp Elle-Ments
Double Pierced Rectangle Elle-Ments
Dotted Borders Elle-Ments
New Moon Dye Ink
Raspberry Pigment Ink
Fizz Pigment Ink
Celery Pigment Ink
Aquamarine Pigment Ink
New Moon Card Stock
Midnight Hemp Twine

Monday, May 23, 2016

My Favorite Things–Live Colorfully!

 

Happy Monday, friends!

 

I’m popping in between cuddles with Lucy to share another project featuring My Favorite Things products!

 

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We haven’t had much rain around the Phoenix area, but this concept could cheer anyone up, right?!  I mean, who doesn’t love sunshine and rainbows?!!  Here’s how I created my project:

 

  1. Trim an A2, vertical top-folding card base Sno Cone Card StockScore at 5.5”, fold in half and perfect the crease with a Teflon Bone Folder.
  2. Die cut an image panel from Sweet Tooth Card Stock using the Wonky Stitched Rectangle Die-Namics.
  3. Die cut the cloud from Summer Splash Card Stock using the End of the Rainbow Die-NamicsStamp the sentiment from the Rainbow Greetings onto the cloud using Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink.  Heat emboss it with White Detail Embossing Powder.  Stamp the Swiss Dot Background Stamp onto the cloud using VersaMark Ink.
  4. Die cut the sun from Sunshine Card Stock using the Radiant Sun Die-Namic.
  5. a.  Mask off the top half of the image panel using Stamping Mask Paper.
    b.  Apply Sunshine Hybrid Ink to the long stamp from the  Distressed Patterns stamp set, wipe off the ink on the left side of the stamp, and then apply Limelight Hybrid Ink, butting one color up next to the other.
    c.  Stamp the two colors onto the image panel, in the middle of the panel.
    d.  Clean your stamp; then apply Orange Zest and Razzle Berry Hybrid Inks in the same manner as mentioned in Step b, above.  Stamp the image to the left of the first stamp.
    e.  Clean your stamp; then apply Grape Jelly and Summer Splash Hybrid Inks in the same manner as mentioned in Step b, above.  Stamp the image to the right of the first stamp.  Carefully remove the masking paper.
  6. Adhere the cloud die cut to the image panel using foam tape.
  7. Adhere the sun die cut to the image panel using foam tape.
  8. Adhere Sparkling Clear Sequins to the image panel using Glossy Accents.

 

Boom!  Easy, peasy!  I think this would brighten anyone’s day!  I’ve listed all of the products that I used below.

 

That’s it for me today!  I’m still hanging out with my kids and granddaughter – lounging by the pool, shopping, and just generally a great time with them while they’re here!  Thanks so much for spending part of your day with me here – I hope your day is filled with sunshine, too!

 

Friday, May 20, 2016

Avery Elle–Floral Frames and Best Ever!

 

Hello again!

 

Thank god it’s Fri-YAY!!  I’ve been looking forward to the weekend all week long!  One more sleep and my youngest daughter, her husband and 2 mo. old granddaughter will be here!!  To say that I’m excited is an understatement!  LOL  I live for those baby snuggles, and plan to get more than my share over the next several days!

 

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I’m popping in today to share another project that I created using a couple Avery Elle stamp sets.  This one features the Floral Frame Stamp Set and coordinating Elle-Ments, as well as the Best Ever Stamp Set.  I made this card for my mom for Mother’s Day.  Here’s how I created it:

 

  1. Trim an A2, horizontal top-folding card base from Silver Fox Card Stock.  Score at 4.25”, fold in half and perfect the crease with a Teflon Bone Folder.
  2. Trim an A2 piece of diagonal stripe patterned paper from the Neutral Collection 6 x 6 Paper Pad, and adhere it to the card base.
  3. Die cut an image panel from White Linen Card Stock using the Double Pierced Rectangle Elle-Ments.  Die cut an aperture from the panel using the You’re Invited Elle-Ments.  Adhere it to the image panel with foam squares.
  4. Stamp the main image from the Floral Frame Stamp Set onto some Solar White Card Stock using Silver Fox Pigment Ink.  Color the image with colored pencils and Gamsol.  Die cut the image using the coordinating Floral Frame Elle-Ments, and adhere it to the image panel with foam squares.
  5. Die cut the “love you” words using the A Tag For All Elle-Ments, once from Silver Fox Card Stock, and three additional times using Solar White Card Stock.  Adhere the four layers together with liquid adhesive, and adhere it to the card base with more liquid adhesive.
  6. Stamp the sentiment from the Best Ever Stamp Set onto the card base using Magenta Pigment Ink.
  7. Adhere Sparkling Clear Sequins to the card using Matte Medium.

 

There you go!  My mom is one of my biggest creative supporters, so it was fun to create a card especially for her.  I’ve listed all of the products that I used below.  Please click on through to the Avery Elle Design Blog for more amazing inspiration.

 

That’s it for me today, friends!  I’m almost done crossing off the items on my “to do” list!  I’m close, and boy will it be a relief to be caught up so that I can focus all of my attention on our upcoming visitors.  If it’s quiet around here, I know you’ll understand why!  Thanks for stopping by!  I’ll be back with another crafty project soon!  Until then, have a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

My Favorite Things–WSC281–Thanks A Buzz-illion

 

Hello my loves!!

 

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I’m back AGAIN today to share a project that I created that was inspired by this week’s My Favorite Things Sketch ChallengeWSC281!  Here’s the sketch:

 

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Pretty straight forward!  Of course, I’m the deviant of the group and flipped it.  Here’s my take on the challenge:

 

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Fun, right?!!  I love to look at a sketch and flip it from side to side, until I finally have a vision.  When I flipped it upside down, I saw a beehive!  Here’s how I created my project:

 

  1. Trim an A2, vertical top-folding card base from Pineapple Card StockScore at 5.5”, fold in half and perfect crease with a Teflon Bone Folder.
  2. Stamp the Mini Hexagon Background Stamp onto the card base using Pineapple Hybrid InkStamp the stitched trail from the Fly-By Friends Stamp Set onto the card base using Black Licorice Hybrid Ink.
  3. Trim an A2 panel from Sweet Tooth Card Stock.  Emboss the Mini Chicken Wire Cover Up into the panel using an embossing pad.  Die cut the panel using the stitched rectangle die from the Blueprints 15 Die-Namics Set.
  4. Die cut a hexagon from the center of the panel using the Stitched Hexagon STAX Die-Namics.  Adhere the panel to the card base with foam tape.
  5. Stamp the large bee and two smaller bees from the Fly-By Friends Stamp Set using Black Licorice Hybrid Ink.  Color them with Copic Markers, and die cut them using the coordinating Fly-By Friends Die-Namics.  Adhere them to the card base with foam tape, aligning the large bee with the previously stamped stitched trail.
  6. Die cut a sentiment banner from Pineapple Card Stock using the Dimensional Banners Die-NamicsStamp the sentiment from the Fly-By Friends Stamp Set using Black Licorice Pigment Ink.  Heat emboss the sentiment with Clear Detail Embossing Powder.  Fold the banner on the provided score lines.
  7. Tie some black and white baker’s twine through the top of the hexagon, and tie it into a bow.  Adhere the image panel to the card base with foam tape.  Adhere the sentiment banner to the image panel with foam tape.
  8. Apply a light coat of liquid adhesive to the wings of the bees, and sprinkle some Warm Diamond Glitter onto them.

 

There you have it!  A super fun take on an even more fun and versatile sketch!  I hope you’ll click on through to the My Favorite Things Challenge Blog to see some additional inspiration using this sketch!  There, too, you’ll find the link up tool where you can link up your take on the sketch!  I hope you’ll give it a try!

 

That’s it for me today, friends!  Still plugging away in my craft room.  Deadlines, deadlines, deadlines!  Thanks so much for stopping by – you have no idea how much your kind words get me through the day!  Have a good one!

 

 

 
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