Quirky Christmas Week - Day 2

October 16, 2018

I am popping in with a quick card and video today.  I had so much fun making this card.  I hope you enjoy it as well!


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

Quirky Christmas Week - Day 1

October 15, 2018

Hey there, Caryn here today with a collection of cards I created using a fun set called Quirky Christmas.  This set of 4 cards were whipped up in no time using just a few supplies and go to show that you can create very different looks using just one stamp set and some essential dies.  Each card starts with a 4 bar sized white base with a simple, festive colour palette and a few enamel dot embellishments to finish.  I gathered a few fabulous Avery Elle dies, Cherry Pigment Ink and New Moon Dye Ink.  I picked a fresh, green card stock from my stash to complement the red for a traditional Christmas feel.  However, ANY colour scheme would work equally well!

I laid all five of the tree stamps from the set onto my MISTI stamping tool and inked them all up together using Cherry pigment ink.  I stamped 3 times to get a good, even coverage.  I then ran them through my Gemini Junior die cutting machine and die cut them all at one - what a time saver! The supplies for each card are listed under the photos.

And here's a look at all 4 cards together.  I plan to create sets like these in different colours for my holiday cards this year - I might actually get a few sent out too!!!

 Thanks so much for stopping by x

Polar Peek-A-Boo Pals Week - Day 5

October 12, 2018

Hi Everyone! It's Ashley here, back again with my favorite set of this release Polar Peek a Boo Pals

To create my card I started by coloring a few of my favorite animals. 

Next, hand trimmed a hill and added glitter. Then I stamped the sentiment and added a little ink to the background of my card.

Finally, I assembled all of the pieces and added twine. 

I love this cute and simple card! Thanks for joining me!


Polar Peek-A-Boo Pals Week - Day 4

October 11, 2018

Hey all!  It's Heather here with a fun card using the new Polar Peek-A-Boo Pals stamp and die set.

I don't know about you but I'm loving the Peek-A-Boo Pals series.  These little critters are just too much fun to play with!

To create my card, I stamped and die cut the critters and their coordinating hooves/paws/wings.  I also stamped and die cut some of the add on accessories.  Then, I colored everything in and on the bulbs around my moose, I added glitter and glossy accents.

To assemble, I ink blended a background and then popped that behind a snowdrift which I mounted underneath a Wonky Scalloped Frames die. Finally, placed all of the images and stamped a sentiment and mounted it onto a A2 card base. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing part of your day with me! 
XOXO, Heather

Polar Peek-A-Boo Pals Week - Day 3

October 10, 2018

Katie - Polar Peek-A-Boo Pals

Hello friends,

Katie here with a card to share with you using the Polar Peek a Boo Pals stamp set and the Three Stars Elle-ments die.  The Polar Peek-A-Boo Pals set is just adorable!!  It features animals that are in their element in the colder wintery months, and it's among my favorite from the Fall Release!

For my card, I stamped and colored the animals using Copic markers and created a glitter shaker background for the Pals. I die cut the Three Star Elle-ments die from a panel of white card stock and stamped the sentiment in black ink.  Behind each star, I blended Distress Oxide ink in red, yellow and green and added a pinch of glitter before sealing up the shaker with acetate and foam tape. 

I tucked each of the Polar Peek-A-Boo Pals to each star and adhered a few flat star sequins as a finishing touch.


Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing part of your day with Avery Elle!


Polar Peek-A-Boo Pals Week - Day 2

October 9, 2018

Elena - Polar Peek-A-Boo Pals

Hi there!

Elena here, with the adorable moose from Polar Peek-A-Boo Pals:

I started out by stamping, die-cutting and coloring the images. That moose is my fave! I gave him a present to hold (from Brring On The Joy) and used a square die to cut into the Snow Tags snowflake.

Once I had the focal image put together, I set it aside to work on the rest of the card. I rubbed blue ink to cover a Wonky Stitches layer, and stamped the greeting (from A Merry Little Christmas) at the bottom. I love the whimsical nature of that sentiment, and I thought it worked so well with the kooky moose (all of those tangled up lights!)

I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!


Polar Peek-A-Boo Pals Week - Day 1

October 8, 2018

Hello!  This is Nicky back with you today sharing my latest card using the newest Avery Elle release.  This card features 'Polar Peekaboo Pals' in combination with 'Three Stars Die Set'.

To start with I took a panel of white cardstock and die cut it using the new Three Stars Die which makes 3 openings in one pass through your die cutting machine and leaves a stitched edge.   I then stamped and heat embossed the silver sentiment.   I took another panel and ink blended in grey and added the snowflakes by hand with a Uniball Signo White gel pen.  I applied the star panel over the blended panel lifted up on foam tape and then applied it to a 110lb white cardstock base.

I stamped out my images onto Bristol Smooth cardstock using Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black.  I watercolour painted them using Kuretake Zigs and highlighted some points with the Uniball Signo White gel pen again.

I die the images and applied them tucked into the scene with dimensional foam tape.  The final embellishment was the addition of a few die cut silver glitter cardstock stars.

I do hope you enjoyed my card and I will see you next time.

Nicky x

Three Star Die Set
Polar Peekaboo Pals

Fireside Week - Day 5 & Video

October 5, 2018

Hello!  I am popping in quickly today with an easy card that I created using our new Fireside Clear Stamps and Dies.  I just love it! I created a quick video as well.  Enjoy!

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

Fireside Week - Day 4

October 4, 2018

Hi Everyone! Ashley here today sharing Fireside. Let's get right to the card...

I started my card by die cutting Let it Snow and backed the die with blue card stock. Next, I stamped, die cut and colored the fireplace and garland. 

I created a fun background with Distress Ink and adhered all the pieces together. I finished the card with the sentiment embossed on a banner. 

Thanks for stopping by today!


Fireside Week - Day 3

October 3, 2018

Hello!  Amy K. here with a card using the Fireside stamps and coordinating dies.  I thought I would focus on showing off the wreath image from this set.  


TIP:  One thing about a "coloring" set that I get stuck on sometimes is that I want to Copic color everything.  While I enjoy coloring, adding color using Distress Inks over heat embossed images is always amazing to me!  

All 3 wreaths were white heat embossed and using Twisted Citron and Candied Apple Distress Inks for the bows.  This TIP is such an easy and quick technique to add colors to your projects!  I arranged my wreaths, added the bows, and some gems.  For the sentiment, I stamped Warm Wishes directly on the cardstock with a raised sentiment.  To finish, a few light turquoise gems were added!


Fireside Clear Stamps
Fireside Elle-ments

Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me!

Fireside Week - Day 2

October 2, 2018

Hi!  This is Nicky with you today sharing a card I made using 'Fireside' the wonderful new stamp set from Avery Elle.

I stamped out all of my images onto Bristol Smooth cardstock using Ranger Archival Ink in Potting Soil.  I watercolour painted them using my Kuretake Zigs and then used a Uni-ball Signo White Gel Pen to highlight some spots and to make patterns on the individual stockings.

I took an A2 panel of Bristol Smooth and ink blended it with Distress Inks in Spun Sugar and Antique Linen and applied the painted elements with varying amounts of dimensional foam tape.

Finally I put the panel into my Misti and I stamped the sentiment with Versamark Ink and heat embossed in gold.  I attached my panel to the 110lb white cardstock base.  Card complete!

Thanks for stopping by to read today, see you next time!

Nicky x

Fireside Clear Stamps
Fireside Coordinating Dies

Fireside Week - Day 1

October 1, 2018

Hey there!  It's Caryn here today sharing a cozy Christmas card featuring the Fireside stamp set and dies.  I wanted the fireplace to be as cozy as possible so to create a country feel I stamped the image onto some wood effect paper and cut it out by hand.  I used a scalpel to cut out the central piece with the fire and popped the wooden fireplace on top to give it some dimension.

I then dressed my fireplace with the wreath and garland by stamping and colouring them with Copics and then die-cutting them before popping them onto the card.  To finish I added some blobs of red glitter glue for some sparkly berries and completed it with a sentiment stamped in Truffle dye ink.


Merry Merry Week - Day 5

September 28, 2018

Hi Everyone! Ashley here sharing the Merry Merry stamp set. I love the big bold sentiments in this set. Let's get started...

Today I wanted to play up the awesome big words in this set by making a statement. I started by heat embossing the sentiment. I love that this set has big sentiments but also gives you lots of options for ordering them how you'd like. 

Next, I taped off each word and blended distress inks. I could have stopped there but I want to add a little extra. I die cut shapes from Fireside and added them to my layout for a little interest and dimension. Fun, right?

Thank you for stopping by today! I can't wait to try this card again with different colors and a new sentiment. What will you create? 


Merry Merry Week - Day 4

September 27, 2018

Hey all!  Heather Campbell here.
I'm back with another project - this time using the new Merry Merry stamp set

I had so much fun with this sentiment set.  I started out by heat embossing my sentiment on an ink blended background.  

Then, I added a snowdrift and a bunch of mice from the A Merry Little Christmas stamp set

I also created this very graphic card just by stamping the sentiments together in different colors and popping it on top of a piece of patterned paper.  

Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing part of your day with me!  Have a great one! 
xoxo - Heather

Merry Merry Week - Day 3

September 26, 2018

Hello friends,

Katie here with a video to share with you today featuring the Merry Merry clear stamp set and the Gift Box Card Holder Elle-ments die.  With a teen and tween in the house, gift cards are a popular item on our family's wish list. 

The Merry Merry stamp set and Gift Box Card Holder die make it easy to create a fun and festive way to package and present gift cards.  I die cut the Gift Box outer box and insert from red glitter card stock and used the Wonky Square Frames and Wonky 3D Bow to trim the box to look like Santa's suit. 

I hope you'll take a peek at the video to see how it came together!


Thanks for stopping by!

Merry Merry Week - Day 2

September 25, 2018

Hello!  Amy K. here with a CAS card that uses some non-traditional colors---purple, turquoise, pink, and green.  This would be a perfect card to make multiples of for the holidays!

I've paired Merry Merry up with probably my favorite set of this past release--Quirky Christmas.  I stamped one of the trees in a row using Sugar Plum, Aquamarine, Magenta, and Celery pigment inks from Avery Elle.  I did use my mini Misti to get my alignment just right and to double stamp my trees for a darker look.

Merry Merry

Once my trees were stamped, I stamped the 'Merry and bright' sentiment over the top using Versafine Clair Nocturne ink.  I wanted that bold black sentiment to stand out over the bright, fun trees!  I added my trimmed panel, with opposite corners rounded, to a notecard and added some pink gems.  If you were doing multiples to send, I would most likely leave off the gems for easier mailing!

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Merry Merry Week - Day 1

September 24, 2018

Hi everyone, this is Nicky with you today sharing an 'infinity' shaker card I made using 'Merry Merry' which is a stamp set from the most recent release.


I took a panel of Bristol Smooth cardstock.  I stamped and heat embossed the sentiments in white then ink blended in Spun Sugar and Cracked Pistachio Distress Inks.   I applied a few sequins and other glittering embellishments with glue and once dry  I slid this panel into a stamp storage pocket, easing it down all the way to the very end.  I then put together a blend of sequins, stars, micro beads .. you name it and poured those into the pocket making sure that they only go on top of the decorative panel and not behind.  Once satisfied with the blend and the quantity I firmly wrapped the rest of the storage pocket around the back of the panel and stuck it down really well and then stuck the whole thing to a sturdy card base of 110lb cardstock which such a weighty card needs.

I'm in love with this moose from 'Polar Peekaboo Pals' and so I stamped it onto more Bristol Smooth using Ranger Archival Ink in Potting Soil.   I die cut the image and I watercolour painted it using Kuretake Zigs and highlighted a few points with a Uniball Signo White gel pen and stuck it onto the lower right of the front panel.

Such a fun and interactive card style for any time of the year.  I hope you like it!

I will see you again soon, thanks for stopping by to read today.

Nicky x

Merry Merry Clear Stamps
Polar Peekaboo Pals Clear Stamps 
Polar Peekaboo Pals Dies

Peaceful Pines Week - Day 3

September 21, 2018

Hello!  I am popping in today with this quick card and video I created using our Peaceful Pines Stamp Set.   Enjoy!

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

A Merry Little Christmas With Ashley

September 20, 2018

Hi Everyone! Ashley here today sharing A Merry Little Christmas and a few little tips on how I like to use Alcohol Inks. 

Let's kick it off by checking out the finished product...

Now, let's talk about the background. I just started experimenting with Alcohol Inks and I'm pleasantly surprised how easy they are!

Here are the products I used: inks, alcohol blending solution and 5x7 Yupo paper. Tip: I prefer to create on the 5x7 size and then trim it down. This allows me to pick the "best" section to display.

I start by adding Alcohol Blending Solution and a line of the two colors on opposite sides.

Next, I tipped and turned the paper to move the color where I wanted it. Tip: I used a paper towel to tap excess ink off of the sides. I found by doing this I could control the color from moving too much and I also got a lighter coverage, which I prefer. 

Finally, I stamped and die cut the cute critters from A Merry Little Christmas and then stamped the sentiment in a Wonky Circles.


Peaceful Pines Week - Day 2

September 19, 2018

Hello!  Amy here with a very clean and simple card using some heat embossing with Peaceful Pines.  

Clean and simple does not have to mean plain.  I've used the main pine image and heat embossed it with Rich Gold Embossing Powder and the berries in a red embossing powder.  This ramps things up with lots of shine!  

Peaceful Pines

This set can be used either with the dies or without. The main image was die cut along with the word Peace, from Peaceful Pines Elle-ments, out of thick red glitter cardstock and adhered it in the space on the stamped image. A supporting sentiment from Sending Peace was stamped on a tiny strip and adhered with foam adhesive.  To make this other wise simple card, I scored 1/2" up from the bottom and down from the top, leaving a space to adhere my focal image with foam adhesive.  It adds so much texture!

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