Introducing Our April Release & Design Team Blog Hop!!

March 28, 2013

**Our AEI♥U Challenge ends this Sunday.  Click here to play along to win a May Guest Designer Spot**

 Hello everyone!   Welcome to our Designer Blog Hop.  I am so excited to finally showcase the products from our April Release.  All products are loaded up in the store and are available for purchase RIGHT NOW!!

Be sure to check all the way at the bottom of this post for information on how to win a $25 gift certificate to the store.  I have a lot to announce today so I apologize in advance for the long long post.

This is a very exciting day for us at Avery Elle for many many reasons.

#1 - I am thrilled to introduce our newest design team member - Nina Yang .  I have long been a fan of Nina's work and was impressed by her when she was a guest designer for us.  I am so excited that she is now a part of the team!


"Hello, my name is Nina Yang. I have been interested in stationary and gift packaging since a kid. Stamping and card making came after I started working from home in 2011. Fun & cute, bright & bold are my favorite styles. Cards and party/home decor items are my favorites to make. I share my projects at my blog http://waffleflower.com, hoping to offer something new or inspiring every time.  I’ve been looking to add a more clean & graphic style to my DT portfolio and has found the stamps by Avery Elle very easy to work with. I was overjoyed when Jamie asked me to join the team. I hope that this partnership will add variety to my blog and bring more inspiration your way. "

#2 - I didn't even know that this would be on my list today, but our very own Design Team Member Heather Campbell has been selected to be a Paper Crafts Magazine Go-To-Gal.  What a fantastic accomplishment and opportunity!  I literally couldn't be happier for Heather!  Not only is she so talented, but she is so nice too.  Gotta love that!  Congratulations!!!!

#3 & #4 - We have a new product designer in the house - drumroll please......JJ Bolton!.  As many of you know, JJ is known to some as the die cutting queen.  She has an incredible ability to work with a die and create magic.  Who would be better to be a designer of.... DIES!!!  Eek!  I have to say that I am so happy that we now offer our own line of Custom Steel Dies that work with your favorite tabletop die cutting machine.  We are releasing two die sets this month and over time will be releasing some to match past sets as well.  Please let us know which past sets you would like dies for and we will do our best to introduce the ones that you would like most.

#5 We are introducing another product line this month - Sequins.  Sequins are popping up on all sorts of projects and are definitely an emerging trend.  We now offer mixed blends of satin finish sequins that also coordinate with the colors of our Card Stock.  Our sequins have a much softer appearance than traditional metallic sequins.  Each bag of sequins contains two sizes, 5mm & 6mm.  Each bag except for the color Gold also contains a blend of shades to coordinate with almost any project.

Here is a summary of our entire April release.

Bonjour 4"x 6" Clear Photopolymer Stamp Set & Free Matching Cut Files - Retail Price $15

Our 4" x 6" Bonjour clear photopolymer stamp set is deliciously cute.  Create macarons in various colors and sizes.  Add the background building strip, flourishes and sentiments to customize your creation.  This is the perfect set for a get well, birthday, hello or thank you card.  Consider using the coordinating steel dies to cut out the shapes to create professional results.  Measurements: Large macaron:1 1/2" x 1"; Small macaron: 15/16" x 5/8"; Have a sweet birthday sentiment" 2 1/8" x 3/4"; Bonjour sentiment: 1 1/8" x 3/8"; Border strip: 5 5/8" x 7/16"


Bonjour Elle-ments Custom Steel Dies - Retail Price $6.50

Our Bonjour Elle-ments Custom Steel Dies are exclusive to Avery Elle.  These premium steel dies coordinate with our Bonjour clear photopolymer stamp set and are proudly made in the USA. 


 Rounded Diamonds 4" x 6" Clear Photopolymer Stamp Set & Free Matching Cut Files - Retail Price $15

We think our 4" x 6"  Rounded Diamonds clear photopolymer stamps have so many uses.  Make flowers, feathers, leaves, retro patterns and more.  Consider using the coordinating steel dies to cut out the shapes to create professional results.  Designed by JJ Bolton and Jamie Gracz.  Measurements: Largest solid rounded diamond: 1  3/8" x 1 3/8"; Smallest solid rounded diamond: 1/2" x 1/2"; Chevron leaf image: 1 3/4" x 1 3/4"


Rounded Diamonds Elle-ments Custom Steel Dies - Retail Price $12

Our Rounded Diamonds Elle-ments Custom Steel Die are exclusive to Avery Elle and are designed by JJ Bolton.  These premium steel dies coordinate with our Rounded Diamonds clear photopolymer stamp set and are proudly made in the USA. Largest Die measures approx: 2 1/4" x 2 1/4" ; Smallest Die measures approx: 3/4" x 3/4"


Funky Monkey 4" x 3" Clear Photopolymer Stamp Set & Free Matching Cut Files - Retail Price $8

Our 4" x 3" Funky Monkey clear photopolymer stamp set may be small in size, but is SO cute.  Combine the monkey and accessories included in this set to create a fun and "hip" greeting.  The monkey image measures: 1 1/4" x 2"; Thanks a Bunch sentiment measures: 1 3/4" x 3/16"


Link It Up 4" x 6" Clear Photopolymer Stamp Set - Retail Price $15

Our 4" x 6" Link It Up clear photopolymer stamp set is perfect for building custom backgrounds for your layouts or cards.  The classic link images included in this set are a great staple for any stamper's collection.  Measurements: Left border strip: 7/8" x 5 5/8"; Center border strip: 3/4" x 5 5/8" ; Right border strip: 1 1/8" x 5 5/8"


5mm & 6mm Stain Finish Sequin Packs (approx. 300 per pack)- Retail Price $3

The Berry Blend, The Citrus Blend, The Carribean Blend

 Gold, The Lucky Blend, The Kraft Blend



The Sugar Blend, The Winter Blend, The Lemonade Blend

I created the following card using our Lemon Grass, Pixie and Ultra Smooth Pure White card stock, a sentiment from our Sentimental Swirls stamp set, a Link It Up background strip, the Rounded Diamonds stamp set  & the coordinating Rounded Diamond dies.  I had a lot of fun coming up with this modern flower design.  I just ADORE the background building strips in Link It Up.  I think that the fine lines of the greek key strip compliment the flower beautifully.


 I am happy to continue the Hipster series of stamp sets with this little fellow from Funky Monkey.  You will see in later posts how this monkey can be sweet or a bit of a punk. ;)  I chose to show the punk side of him here. 



 So let's get to the hop shall we?

We have a very special Guest Designer on our hop this month.  Laurie Willison won our April Guest Designer Challenge and I am thrilled that she is joining us. I know that she is going to be such an inspiration.

Avery Elle / Jamie
Chunyuan Wu
Nina Yang
Heather Campbell
JJ Bolton
Laurie Willison
Kasia Curry

To celebrate our April Release Blog Hop, Avery Elle is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to one winner.

You have until midnight Sunday, March 31st to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, April 1st (no foolin') .  All products are now available for purchase in the Avery Elle store.

To increase your chances of winning:
  1. Comment on any of the design team's posts & here on the Avery Elle Blog
  2. Tweet the contest (we are @averyellestamps )
  3. Share us with your friends on Facebook (we are www.facebook.com/AveryElle ) and make sure they tell us you sent them.
  4. Pin one of the April Release projects from here or the design team’s blogs to Pinterest
  5. Like us on Facebook (comment on the Avery Elle blog if you already like us)
  6. Become a blog follower (comment on the Avery Elle blog if you already follow us)
  7. Join our Flickr group (comment on the Avery Elle blog if you already belong)

I hope you enjoy all of the inspiration.  If you are still reading this, I am amazed!!!!  I would love to hear what you think about our release.

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek. Have a great day!

160 comments:

{VICKI} said...

love the cute monkey!

Quip1320 said...

Wow! I'm totally impressed what an awesome post with tons of fun news. Love the addition of the dies and those sequins are FAB!

obee said...

So enjoyed all of the designers projects! Lots of ideas for the fabulous new dies and stamps... thanks so much for a chance to win!

Jingle said...

SO EXCITED For Nina, Heather, AND JJ!!!!! Way to go, girls!!!! Awesome new stamps and dies, too... shopping list has officially gotten longer! :)

Annette said...

congrats to Nina.. she is amazing.... this blog hop was so awesome.. love the new release..

AJ said...

how awesome!! love the new stuff! congrats to Nina & JJ! and Laurie is an amazing guest- A-MAY-ZING!

Carol said...

LOVE the new rounded diamonds elle-ments! Yum!

Kristie Goulet said...

Love the new rounded diamonds! WOW! Wish list is getting longer and longer. Congrats to Nina & JJ!

Kristie Goulet said...

Already a blog follower!

Kristie Goulet said...

Like on Facebook!

Kristie Goulet said...

Pinned on Pinterest.
http://pinterest.com/pin/286260120037298807/

MMJ said...

Love the french-themed set and the links! And soooooooo excited you now carry coordinating dies for those of us who love to hand crank! ;)

marylouh said...

Just finished the hop. So many great projects. But they had great products to work with. Love the monkey and the cookie stamp sets. The dies make up so pretty. Have to go shopping. thanks.

Virginia L. said...

Congrats to Nina! These new stamps and dies (by JJ) are to die for! Wow!

Kim S said...

Such sweetness with Bonjour. Such boldness with the Rounded Diamonds. AND a little bling! I love it all!

xiumaiyuki said...

These sets are fabulous!!

xiumaiyuki said...

Just became a follower.

xiumaiyuki said...

Already liked ya on FB.

Jackie said...

Love these new sets! My favorites are the Rounded Diamonds and Link It Up. That little monkey is so cute, too!

Jackie said...

I Like you on Facebook.

Jackie said...

I follow your blog in Google Reader - and in Feedly for when Google Reader goes away.

Jackie said...

And last, but not least, I am a member of your Flickr group - a lurker, not a poster, though.

Happy Dance said...

Wonderful new releases! Really nice variety, and I can see so many uses for the stamp sets, the dies and who doesn't love sequins?!! Congrats to AE for Nina's addition! She's one of the best out there. Well done!

Happy Dance said...

I've been a follower for a while too. Thanks for the opportunity. Bev

June K said...

Lots of wonderful news on your blog today. I love the new Rounded Diamonds stamps (especially the chevron) and the dies. Can't wait to get them.

June K said...

I follow your blog (as well as all your DTs' blogs) on my Google Reader. I still have to figure out what I will be changing to but whatever it is I will have all your blogs on my new reader.

Debbie said...

Love the Rounded Diamonds and all those sequins!

hopefulcrafter said...

Great new release! I just love the rounded diamonds stamp & die sets!

hopefulcrafter said...

I am a follower also! Thanks again for another great release!

maria f. said...

Where to start... congrats on picking up Nina. Great move. Kudos to Heather and JJ. Such fun stamps AND DIES this month. So much to love.

maria f. said...

Like ya on fb.

maria f. said...

Follow AE blog.

maria f. said...

In your Flickr gallery.

Tracey McNeely said...

Love the stamps, love the dies and great projects.

Jessica Pascarella said...

Cannot have enough dies!! So cool that you are adding them! Love the new sets!

Jessica Pascarella said...

Already 'like' on FB!

Jessica Pascarella said...

Already a follower!

Jessica Pascarella said...

Already a member of Flickr group!

Tracey McNeely said...

Tweeted the contest

Tracey McNeely said...

I like you on Facebook.

Tracey McNeely said...

I am a follower.

Tracey McNeely said...

I belong to your Flicker group.

Jean Bullock said...

Both cards are darling, but my favorite is the Congratulations card. It has a very modern look to it. Great job!

donna mikasa said...

Such exciting news, Jamie! Dies and sequins in addition to your awesome stamps? LOVE!!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

wow love the dies and stamps the DT did amazing!!!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Love the dies! I'm not surprised that JJ came out with such fab design. She works wonder with dies. Excited for this new releases.

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

I shared on Twitter!! :)

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

I already follow your blog. :)

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

I pinned JJ's card here: http://pinterest.com/pin/87046205270306786/

lenny said...

Wooow! A lot of awesome news!!
Cool new stampsets and dies!! Looooove!!! :)

Sue McRae said...

What a great release! The Rounded Diamonds looks like a cool set and how fun to have the matching dies.

cardsbymo said...

The rounded diamonds are so cool! I could do so many things with them.

Sue McRae said...

I'm already a follower.

Sue McRae said...

I tweeted about the new releases.

Sue McRae said...

I pinned one of JJ's cards.
http://pinterest.com/pin/20547742022520968/

Nina Yang said...

Love how you built the modern flower card Jamie!

Sue McRae said...

I'm already a Flickr follower.

cardsbymo said...

I found out about your products through the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog. Your stamps are so cute! And I just became an email follower.

Jamie said...

WOW, Love all the new products!!

Nadège said...

Very excited by the new products and by the new design team member, Nina is awesome.
Now let's go hopping ;-)

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

LOVE the new sets!!! Fantastic projects!!

Jackie said...

That Monkey is super cute! All the sets are fantastic!

Laura M. said...

Great cards!
Thanks for the blog hop & giveaway :)

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

I like you on facebook!!!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

I'm a blog follower too!

Torrie said...

I really like the rounded diamond shape and your stamp set is right up my alley. I don't own a die cutter but it's going on the wish list and I'd love the die set in the rounded diamond too.

Torrie said...

I also liked on FB and am subscribed to the blog. Thanks for the chance to win.

rommelsmom4 said...

I'm a blog follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jen Carter said...

What a great announcement of new dies and sequins!! Fun release!

Jen Carter said...

I like you on FB!

Jen Carter said...

I follow your blog!

Jen Carter said...

I am a member of your Flickr group!

Jen Carter said...

I tweeted. @jensinkspot

Jen Carter said...

I commmented on Laurie's blog.

Annheidel said...

Love the new sets, especially Funky Monkey. Glad that you're doing dies now! And wow, sequins too. :)

Lynne said...

Love the new release - but especially love the die and stamp set created by JJ Bolton - super awesome (BTW love your card creation with it! Congrats on your great new designer.

Barb Ghig said...

What an AMAZING release! I am so impressed with all the new stamps and dies...oh dear, what to buy first!
Thanks so much for all of your inspiration...off to check out the DT's creations!

Tracy said...

Great release, love that monkey!

Tracy said...
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Tracy said...

I like Avery Elle on Facebook

Tracy said...

I am already a blog follower :)

Tracy said...

I have already joined your Flickr group

Tracy said...

I tweeted about the release :)

Tracy said...

I pinned two cards to Pinterest. Great blog hop!

Anonymous said...

love these new sets, and all the inspiration along the hop!
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Love your new sets and the new product line. The dies look great and I can't wait to try sequins!

Chris L.

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

I already follow your blog!

Chris L.

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

I pinned three cards from the release:
http://pinterest.com/pin/441704675923411190/
http://pinterest.com/pin/441704675923411188/
http://pinterest.com/pin/441704675923411170/

Love the inspiration!

Chris L.

Sue D said...

Great release--love the monkey!

Sue D said...

I am a blog follower.

Sue D said...

I joined the Flickr group.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Oh my goodness these are amazing!!! LOVE this release! Fabulous job!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

just shared on fb: Lisa Bankes - Lahiff!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I already like you on fb yay!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I'm already a blog follower

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I've already joined your flickr group yay!

pcm said...

love the links!

pcm said...

i'm in the flickr group!

Letty Abad said...

Great Stamps and dies !

Jennifer said...

Awesome new sets! And such great news....congrats to everyone!

Jennifer said...

Already a blog follower!

Jennifer said...

FB follower too =)

Denise Bryant said...

All kinds of excitement here today! I love this fun set, and the fact that it has coordinating dies... Fabulous and fun!

Denise Bryant said...

I already like AE on FB!

Denise Bryant said...

I already follow AE through Google reader!

Leigh said...

What great looking new products!

Denise Bryant said...

Shared on FB too!

Joyce said...

Love all the new stuff.

Joyce said...

Pinned!

Joyce said...

I already 'like'

Joyce said...

I already follow

Joyce said...

Am already in your flikr group.

Maeghan M. said...

Love the monkey and the macaron stamps! TFS!!!

Maeghan M. said...

I follow you!

Maeghan M. said...

I like you on FB!!!

Liz said...

Great release!!! Joined the Flickr group today!

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful new stamps release especially the rounded diamonds! Great inspirations from all DTs!

conil said...

Your new sets and dies are the bomb and thanks so much for carrying sequins, these blends are perfect. As for your cards...terrific.

Linda Beeson said...

Talk about cuteness!!!! I am in love!

WickedPixie said...

I am so excited about the new stamps sets and dies!! :)Traci

WickedPixie said...

I already follow you :)Traci

Janelle Davis said...

So fun! Can't wait to play with the new goodies.

Wendy said...

Awesome blog hop! LOVE the new products.

Wendy said...

Shared this blog hop on FB:
https://www.facebook.com/wendy.w.orme?ref=tn_tnmn

Wendy said...

I already liked you on FB.

Wendy said...

I'm an Avery Elle blog follower.

Wendy said...

Pinned it here:
http://pinterest.com/pin/432064157971060598/

Miriam Prantner said...

So exciting! Love that is news involves some of my very favorite crafty friends. Hooray for Heather, Nina, JJ and Laurie! And a GREAT new release!

Miriam Prantner said...

I already follow you n FB

Miriam Prantner said...

I already follow the blog

Miriam Prantner said...

And I'm already a member of the Flickr group

Miriam Prantner said...

I tweeted (somehow can't paste link on mobile)

Miriam Prantner said...

I shared on FB

Miriam Prantner said...

I pinned your first card- love it! http://pinterest.com/pin/62980094761301369/

Lucy Newton said...

Jamie I can't believe I just bought most of your stamp sets and yet I want all the new ones too, your designs are so versatile and beautiful!!!!

Lucy Newton said...

I am a facebook fan!

Lucy Newton said...

I follow your blog!

Gillian said...

Love love love these new stamp sets

Mary-Anne V said...

Great new release..love the wonderful dies to go along with the stamps.

Mary-Anne V said...

I like you on FB.

Mary-Anne V said...

I follow your blog.

Mary-Anne V said...

I have already joined your Flickr group.

Mary-Anne V said...

Shared on FB.

Nancy L. said...

Awesome cards, set, and dies!!

Nancy L. said...

I am already your blog follower!

April said...

These look amazing!!!
- April W

April said...

I like you on FB. :)
- April W

April said...

I follow your blog too...
- April W

April said...

I tweeted...
- April W

https://twitter.com/markandapril/status/318187155962875905

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Kathy Mc said...

So much news and inspiration with all the new goodies how could one stop reading before reaching the end? Not me! What a great release and so awesome that you & JJ collaborated for Rounded Diamonds. My wish list is growing so that GC prize would be helpful. Thanks, Jamie!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Love the new products! Especially the decorative elements and that cool... French whoopie-pie-looking image I have seen on Pintrest so much lately. The new sequins are yummy too! Thanks for the chance to win!

Crafty Math Chick said...

I'm following Avery Elle as well! (Hey, that rhymes! LOL!) Happy Easter!

Crafty Math Chick said...

I already like you on FB too! :)

Amy Kolling said...

Jamie.....fabulous release and such a great addition to your team.....Nina!!!! Hugs!

Amy Kolling said...

I like you on FB!!

Amy Kolling said...

I follow on Flickr!!!

Amy Kolling said...

I am a blog follower too!

 
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