Thursday, August 10, 2017

Avery Elle–Fall 2017 New Release Blog Hop!


It’s time for the Avery Elle Fall 2017 Release Blog Hop!  And let me just tell you, you are going to LOVE this release!!  I was thrilled to be able to work with the brand new Merry Flowers Stamp Set and the coordinating Merry Flowers Dies.  It’s super fun and festive!



Merry Flowers Stamp Set
Merry Flowers Dies
New Moon Dye Ink
Pure White Pigment Ink
Pure White Embossing Powder
Double Pierced Rectangle Dies
Midnight Hemp Twine

There’s nothing more holiday-ish to me than a gorgeous Poinsettia and holly bouquet, with a little eucalyptus thrown in for good measure!!  I think Jamie NAILED the Merry Flowers Stamp Set, and I was thrilled to get the chance to play with it for the hop!  Here’s how I created the card:

  1. Trim an A2, vertical, top-folding card base from red card stock. Score at 5.5”, fold in half and perfect the crease with a Teflon Bone Folder.
  2. Die cut the outside edge of an A2 panel of white card stock using the Double Pierced Rectangle Dies, and die cut a rectangle aperture from the image panel using one of the smaller Double Pierced Rectangle Dies.
  3. Stamp the floral image from the Merry Flowers Stamp Set TWICE onto white card stock using New Moon Dye Ink.  Color the images with Copic Markers (R14, R17, R24, Y18, BG18, BG75, YG17, YG67, G99, and YG61).  Die cut one of the images with the coordinating Merry Flowers Die. Trim out the largest of the poinsettias in the second image with detail scissors, and adhere it to the full image with foam squares.
  4. Temporarily position the image panel onto the card base, prep the aperture with a powder tool, and stamp the script sentiment onto the card base using Pure White Pigment Ink.  Heat emboss the sentiment with Pure White Embossing Powder.
  5. Stamp the other sentiment onto the image panel, below the aperture, with New Moon Dye Ink.
  6. Wrap Midnight Hemp Twine around the bottom of the image panel and tie it into a bow.
  7. Adhere the image panel to the card base with foam squares.
  8. Adhere the floral image to  the card base with foam squares.
  9. Adhere Sparkling Clear Sequins to the image panel using Multi Medium Matte adhesive.


Okay, now it’s time to hop along for the chance to win a prize!!  The hop stops are listed below, and then below that is the information about what to do for a chance to win a $25 Avery Elle Gift Certificate!  Check it out!

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

To celebrate our Fall 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 on Sunday, August 13th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, August 14th .  All products are available for purchase in the Avery Elle store HERE.

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 (listed above) 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 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/or
  6. Join our Flickr group (comment on the Avery Elle Blog if you already belong).

Okay, friends!  That’s it for me!!  I’m headed back to Seattle after an amazing 10 days in Arizona!  It was hot, but I had a wonderful time visiting with friends and spending time floating in our pool – something I rarely do when we’re living here!  What’s up with that?!!  LOL  Anywho, we have a super busy weekend planned, so I won’t be back with crafty stuff until next week!  I hope you have a wonderful weekend – thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you enjoy the Avery Elle Blog Hop!


Unknown said...

Beautiful card. I love the Merry Christmas window.

Elise Smith said...

Your card is beautiful! I love the traditional Christmas colors :)

Caryn said...

Stunning x

Nora Noll said...

Oh WOW!! this is amazing!! I love that window for the sentiment and the fabulous way you colored in the flowers. This is just oh so lovely!!!

Becca Yahrling said...

I love this pretty card! Lovely design. I love Poinsettias.
I love this release!!

Kelly B. said...

Great card!

NatQuebec said...

Very nice card ☺

Teresa Doyle said...

Karolyn, this really is a gorgeous card. This poinsettia stamp set is just beautiful.

Lisa Petrella said...

Gorgeous card! I love all of the dimension and the touches of sparkle!!!

Kerry Taylor said...

I love how you added a scattering of sequins in various sizes to add a little sparkle. Just gorgeous!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Love all the bling !!!!
As for the release, LOVE all of them, of course!!!!!!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card! Love the window cut out, and those lovely poinsettias! Lovely new stamps and dies!

Patti H. said...

An awesome design! I love the bright red & those gorgeous poinsettias!

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

Gorgeous card ! So Christmassy.

Peniche5 said...

Gorgeous flower arrangement, TFS! Dennice

Arianna Barbara said...

1. Wow! Love so much your darling Xmas card!!! Love it!!!

Arianna Barbara said...

4. Follow Avery Elle on Pinterest as Arianna Barbara

Arianna Barbara said...

5. I'm already Avery Elle's blog follower.

Arianna Barbara said...

6. I'm already joining Avery Elle's Flickr group as Arianna Barbara (raggiodiluce82)

Ann Greenspan's Crafts said...

I love this Christmas flower you used and the Halloween release is adorable.

Mary-Anne V said...

wonderful design with the window and the Merry Flowers framing it.

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Kleri said...

Lovely Christmas card,Karolyn!tfs

Deb Selby said...

Great Christmasy feeling on this card. Love it.

Sue D said...

Beautiful card with the poinsettias and the window for the Merry Christmas.

Angela Walters said...

This set is beautiful and I love the card you created with it! There are too many great new sets to pick a favorite, but this is definitely tied at the top of my must-have list!!

francesca said...

beautiful project!! :)

Mary Holshouser said...

Love Christmas cards.
Get to dig out the poinsettia
stamps set and make pretty cards.
thanks for sharing.

Andrea Shell said...

What a lovely card! The fussy-cut and foam-mounted poinsettia adds so much to the bouquet.

Cyndi said...

Beautiful card -- love the design. The Merry Flowers are so nice.

Kentucky Daisy said...

I like the way "merry Christmas" is recessed and framed on this card. it really adds a lot to the design!