Thursday, June 4, 2015

Avery Elle Summer 2015 New Release Blog Hop!


Hello, friends!!

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The day is finally here!!  The brand spankin’ new products from Avery Elle are finally available in the store, and you can find them all right HERE.  We’re having a little blog hop featuring the new products!  Here’s my project:

6-4-15 Happy Hour Blog Hop

My project features the new stamp set called Happy Hour – a stamp set loaded with super fun sentiments that will tickle anyone’s fancy!  I also used the new Margarita Shaker Elle-Ments set.  I mean, come ON!!  Right?!!  There’s a Wine Shaker Elle-Ments set, too – be still my heart!!  Oh, and see that amazing pierced border panel?  That was created using the new Double Pierced Rectangles Elle-Ments set!!  BOOM!!  Here’s how I created my project:

  1. Trim an A2 top-folding card base from white cardstock; score at 5.5” and perfect crease using a teflon bone folder.
  2. Die cut an image panel from white cardstock using the Double Pierced Rectangles Elle-Ments.
  3. Using an ink blending tool, lightly blend some Tumbled Glass and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Inks onto the image panel.  Sprinkle a few water droplets onto the inked panel, and blot with a rag.  Allow to fully dry.
  4. Stamp sentiment from the Happy Hour Stamp Set using New Moon Pigment Ink.
  5. Die cut the margarita glass from white cardstock using the Margarita Shaker Elle-Ments.  Using an ink blending tool, lightly blend some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to give the look of glass.  Blend some Salty Ocean Distress Ink at the top edge of the glass and the stem of the glass to give the look of an authentic Mexican margarita glass!
  6. Die cut the top of the margarita glass ONLY from some clear acetate using the Margarita Shaker Elle-Ments; adhere that to the back of the inked margarita glass.
  7. Die cut the top of the margarita glass ONLY four times from white cardstock using the Margarita Shaker Elle-Ments.  Adhere the four layers together with adhesive, and then adhere them to the back of the inked margarita glass.
  8. Sprinkle yellow seed beads and clear sequins in the opening of the margarita glass – enough to look as though the glass is almost full.
  9. Die cut the top of the margarita glass ONLY from white cardstock using the Margarita Shaker Elle-Ments; lightly blend some Tumbled Glass and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Inks.  To enclose the seed beads and sequins, adhere this with a strong adhesive to the back of the assembled margarita glass, making sure that the inked side shows through the front of the glass through the acetate.
  10. Die cut the lime from some Lemon Grass and Celery Cardstock using the Margarita Shaker Elle-Ments.  Assemble with liquid adhesive.  Cut a slice from the lime and adhere it to the assembled margarita glass.
  11. Apply a narrow line of Glossy Accents to the rim of the margarita glass and sprinkle on some white seed beads, giving the appearance of salt.  Apply a thick layer of Glossy Accents onto the remainder of the margarita glass and lime.  Allow to  thoroughly dry – over night, if possible.
  12. Adhere the assembled margarita glass to the image panel with foam squares.
  13. Adhere sequins to image panel with liquid adhesive.

That’s it!!  This seriously was a BLAST to create, and I look forward to playing with the Wine Shaker Elle-Ments, too!! I think my wino friends are really going to love that one, for sure!!!  LOL

Here’s the full list of hoppers, as well as some information about a prize opportunity!!  Check it!

Avery Elle / Jamie
Karolyn Loncon
Caryn Davies
Heather Campbell
JJ Bolton
Yainea
Melania Deasy
Katie Gehring
Maska Vanacker

To celebrate our Summer 2015 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, June 7th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, June 8th .  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 (@averyellestamps);
  3. Follow us on Facebook (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);
  6. Join our Flickr group (comment on the Avery Elle blog, if you already belong).

    Okay, so the next stop on the hop is the uber talented Caryn Davies, and I have no doubt that she’s got something delicious and delightful to share with you all!!



    Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I have a date with my craft room this weekend – so many deadlines looming, and so very little time!  LOL  I hope you have some awesome plans in store for your weekend!  Enjoy the hop!!


    60 comments:

    stephine said...

    i like it!!! so fresh for the summer!!

    Brandi said...

    Great shaker!!!! So cute!

    Vicki Dutcher said...

    Oh this die is perfect for a friend of mine! Happy hour it does scream :)

    Aj D said...

    I'm loving this new set! I could have a of fun with this stamp & die set! Great shaker card!

    nannersmom said...

    Super cute shaker card! Very sassy!

    Eva Bussom said...

    Love the touch of watercolor in the background, In love with the die, and stamp! Amazing card...

    NanW said...

    Love this shaker card!

    cghundley said...

    Super cute shaker
    card! Great set.
    Carla from Utah

    Debbie Lou said...

    Love shaker cards,
    especially sparkly ones!

    momyeung said...

    Very cute card! Love the watercolor background, and the glossy accents on the line is the perfect touch!

    Barbara Williams-Beaird said...

    Oh... I just love margaritas and this one looks good enough to drink. ahhhhh!!!

    Christine Kiehl said...

    Down the hatch with creative goodness! You are so creative and I love this card! Whoop Whoop!

    Mary Holshouser said...

    A refreshing drink. Looks good.
    thanks for sharing.

    Kim P. said...

    Love the shaker card.

    sharrilou said...

    Unique die, makes a great shaken not stirred card.

    Teresa Godines #6857 said...

    Fun card. Thanks for sharing.

    Shelly said...

    FAB card!

    Sue D said...

    How fun to turn this into a shaker!

    Pink Room Therapy Designs said...

    Absolutely love that shaker! How fun!

    Jeri said...

    This die is perfect for a shaker card. Love it!

    D.Ann said...

    What a fab shaker... love the juicy lime!

    Jean said...

    Love this!

    Amber Dollinger said...

    Using white seed beads was brilliant to mimick salt. I have yet to use them but this is convincing.

    Ruth G said...

    So much fun! I love the wonderful colors you used and the awesome details with the salt and the shaker! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Linda Rubarski said...

    Fun card.

    Mary Roberson said...

    Fantastic! Love, love, love your Shaker. Great idea! I ordered the new Double Pierced Die Set today. And the Furry Friends Bundle:)

    Amante del Papel said...

    beautiful shaker card!!!! I love it!

    Sharbogast said...

    What a great way to do a shaker card. I love it! I wish I had it for my sister in law a couple weeks ago, but there is always next year! This is a fabulous card. Thank you for sharing!

    Shona Chambers said...

    Makes me want to go and make a drink right now!! What an incredible die!

    ~amy~ said...

    SUCH a fun shaker card!

    jan metcalf said...

    Great way to use the shaker, love the shading of you colors!

    loulou said...

    Absolutely stunning shaker card. I love the blue and green colour combination. It is totally my favourite.

    Brandi R said...

    Oh My! I LOVE this card! What a super fun and creative shaker! ♥

    Michele Henderson said...

    I LOVE this shaker card idea! So cute!

    Sabrina said...

    What a fabulous shaker card!!

    Geri said...

    Fabulously fun & creative....AND yummy! Awesome card!

    Pam Crusberg said...

    Super fun shaker card! Love the colors.

    Judie said...

    LOVE this card. NO I am not an alcoholic :p

    pcm said...

    super fun card!

    Mary-Anne V said...

    What a fun and summery shaker card!

    Michelle said...

    Fun card! You did a fabulous job of making that drink delicious. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Celeste Goff said...

    What a gorgeous and super creative shaker card! This would end up in a frame on permanent display if were given to me!

    Zelda C said...

    Such a fun card! Perfect for the summer. TFS :)

    Pam Young said...

    Love, love, love this card!!! I follow you on Pinterest and Facebook

    Sandra KM said...

    Fantastic, fun card! Love your coloring.

    Pam said...

    Great shaker! So fun!

    Patt H. said...

    Love this cute shaker card! So colorful!

    Patt H. said...

    I follow on Pinterest.

    Laurie said...

    Love your card!! So cute! I thin I will have to get this die.

    BeckyR71 said...

    Live this card!

    Kathryn S said...

    Love the ink blending on this one - what a perfect summertime card!

    Nandini said...

    Lovely card! Love the dies in the new release!

    Nandini said...

    Lovely card! Love the dies in the new release!

    stamper101 said...

    Cute shaker card!

    sabbycat said...

    Amazing card! Love love love!!😊

    Barb said...

    Love the shaker card- so neat!

    D- said...

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful shaker card.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

    Julene VanKleeck said...

    Love the blended background and glass! Such a fun card!

    Indy said...

    I love this die! What a fabulous way to make a super festive shaker! Your margarita looks so yummy and refreshing!

    Pin_Addicted said...

    Love the card!!