Loved & Admired Week - Day 1

April 24, 2018

Hi there!

Elena here, with a card featuring Loved & Admired. The large-scaled oval wreath and that sassy sentiment are so fun!

I did a watercolor wash on the background using our new watercolors. Then, I colored and die-cut the wreath and figured out where I wanted it. I then white-heat-embossed the sentiment. I obviously can't stop using the little critters from Party Pals - I fit the little bunny behind the wreath at the bottom, and added a heart in front for a pop of color.

This sentiment makes me smile every time I see it. I love out-of-the-box greetings!

I hope you like what I created! Thanks for stopping by!


2018 Mega Sponsor Spring Blog Hop

April 23, 2018

2018 Mega Sponsor Spring Blog Hop Begins Today!

Hi there!
Today is the big day! We are excited to be part of this exciting event. We have partnered with 17 other stamp and papercraft companies to do a special blog hop and will be giving away 18 prizes to 18 lucky winners!

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2018 Mega Sponsor Blog Hop

In honor of the hop I am posting some of my favorite design team cards from this past release.  Enjoy!

Chevron Mat Die


Splash! Clear Stamps for the images and sentiment
Splash! Elle-ments to die cut the images
AE Coarse Glitter for the shaker 



In honor of the hop we are also offering 20% off anything in our store now through 4/27/18.  Use coupon code MEGA20 at checkout to redeem - not valid on wholesale orders.  

You should now be heading to  Technique Tuesday

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

Critter Crew Week - Day 5

April 20, 2018

Hi everyone!  Today I am popping in with a cute Critter Crew card by Nicky!  Don't you just love those cute animals and that double scalloped edge?!

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

Critter Crew Week - Day 4

April 19, 2018

Hi Everyone! Ashley here today sharing the super fun stamp set Critter Crew. This is one of those amazing sets that packs a ton of cute animals in to the perfect card sized stamp. I love it!

To create my card I started by water coloring the background and flicking on extra color. Next, I stamped and die cut the adorable animals. I paper pieced the box and colored the animals with Copics. To create the box I just used kraft paper and drew the dots with a slightly darker shade of Copic marker.

I finished the card with an embossed sentiment on a die cut banner and some twine. 


Critter Crew Week - Day 3

April 18, 2018

Hello!  Amy K. here sharing some inspiration using the Critter Crew stamps.  This image is just adorable!  

Critter Crew

After stamping my image, I colored it in with Copic markers.  I wanted to make the image the focal point and I did this by using the Diagonal Stripes Elle-ments.  I die cut it out of white cardstock and added it to a white top folding notecard using foam adhesive.  I used the rectangle from the die and ink blended Broken China Distress Oxide ink.  I inset this back into my Diagonal Stripes frame.  I added my image with foam adhesive, added my sentiment, and some coordinating confetti.

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Critter Crew Elle-ments Dies
Diagonal Stripes Elle-ments Dies

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Critter Crew Week - Day 2

April 17, 2018

Hi Everyone!  I have a fun video for you today created by Iliana from My Sweet Petunia.  She used her amazing MISTI and our Critter Crew Stamp and Die Set.  Enjoy!


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

Critter Crew Week - Day 1

April 16, 2018

Hey, it's Caryn here with a colourful card featuring the fun Critter Crew stamp set and co ordinating dies.  I just love these wee guys Heather has created and love to see where they're going to pop up next.  For my card I created a background using Distress Oxide inks splattered with gold spray and adhered a Polka Plate die cut over the top to break up the background a little.

Next I stamped the Critter Crew twice and fussy cut around the front "layer" so I could have them popped up to give a bit more dimension to the scene.   I coloured them all with Copics and for some bling I added Avery Elle glitter to their hats!

For some added sparkle I die cut the Star Frame using gold glitter adhesive paper and placed it onto the card before popping the Critters on top.  To finish I stamped the sentiment in (from Toucan Party) in gold embossing powder and added it to the front of the card.

Supplies used:

Party Pals Week - Day 5

April 13, 2018

Hi Friends! We have lots of great Party Pals inspiration for you today! 

To create this card I started by die cutting the Chevron Mat die. It makes the best background! Next I stamped, die cut and colored several images from Party Pals. I paper pieced the balloon with a water colored paper (I have lots of fun scraps from previous projects). The card was finished with twine. 

Chevron Mat Die
Party Pals Dies
Water Colors
Aquamarine Twine


It' Yainea here! I hope you're all doing well! 
I've been playing with this fun and absolutely adorable set called Party Pals and I decided to make a set of tags to have something ready for any occasion!

I started by creating just one tag but I really enjoyed the process so I decided to create nother two! I started by coloring the critters and banners with my alcohol markers. Are they cute or what?? 

Then I die cut the tags with using the circle die to create a negative space in the center. I adehered a piece of acetate on the back to heat emboss part of the sentiement and hold the sequins.

Finally, I just decorated the tags with the critters and banners, a bunch of sequins some washi tape, ribbon and twine. I love playing with different elements and textures on my projects :)

I hope you feel inspired to get crafty! Thank you so much for stopping by today, have a nice weekend!


Party Pals Week - Day 4

April 12, 2018

Hello everyone!  It's Heather here.
Oh my gosh, Party Pals week is finally here and boy am I excited.  I seriously squeal every time I look at Party Pals.  It's just too cute.  I love all of these critters so much I can't stand it - I can't even pick a favorite critter.  What's your favorite critter in this set?

To my cards, shall we?

For my first card I created a background out of watercolors for my little scene here.  To prevent too much blending of the two colors, I simply put very little water and color where to two colors come together and then dab with a wipe if it gets too crazy.

I also position the banner first when I put these cards together - that helps keep everything centered perfectly. 

Next I used the cats and ink blended a background.

Don't these little scenes look so cute and are so easy to create!  

I'd love to see what you've created with Party Pals - so add your links in the comments and I'll come check them out!
Thanks for stopping by!

Party Pals Week - Day 3

April 11, 2018

Hello friends,

Katie here with a fun card to share with you today featuring the Party Pals stamp set and coordinating Elle-ments die.  For your convenience, below you can find a list of all the Avery Elle supplies I used on my card.

For my card, I invited ALL the Party Pals to the soirĂ©e, so first I stamped all the animals, colored them in with Copic markers and die cut them using the Party Pals Elle-ments dies.  I love all these adorable animals and couldn't decide which ones to use, so they all made the scene.

Next, I prepared the background.  I blended Distress Oxide ink (Tattered Rose, Fossilized Amber) onto a panel of watercolor card stock.  I added some spritzes and spatters and die cut the stars from the Cityscapes Elle-ments set onto the inked background. I also die cut a piece of green cardstock using the Picket Fences Elle-ments die to create the grass. 

Finally, I arranged all the stamped images and adhered them to the card.  I stamped "make a" above the "WISH" balloons to finish out the sentiment. 

That's all for me today, but I hope that you'll think of these Party Pals to help you celebrate your next big occasion!

Thanks for stopping by!

Party Pals Week - Day 2

April 10, 2018

Hi there!

Elena here with a different take on those cute pandas from Party Pals:

The lines around the eyes are meant to be colored in so that he looks like a panda, but I added some lines using a copic-friendly pen and voila! glasses. After everything was colored, I added glossy accents to those glasses, which is so fun in real life.

Since it was already going a quirky route, I also added a few extra lines to give the bears some sweaters. I know that some of you are experiencing springtime weather, but it just snowed the other day in Montreal. The bears looked cold.

I gave them balloons to hold (from Toucan Party) and set them against a bright yellow background. To make that bright yellow really pop, but also not be super overwhelming, I confined it to the inside of the circle (from the Horizontal Stripes Ellements.) 

I opted to not stamp a greeting, but cut the word celebrate (from Sentimental Ellements) in a fun mint color. 

I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!


2 CUTE Party Pals Cards & A Video

April 9, 2018

Hi Everyone!  I am popping in with a quick card and video using our Party Pals Clear Stamps & Dies.  I also have a fantastic card by Nicky to share with you today too.  I hope that you enjoy!


This card by Nicky is too cute!  I just love the soft pink and yellow background.  Who wouldn't want to go to this party?!


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

Take A Peek Week - Day 4

April 5, 2018

Hi Everyone! Today I'm sharing Take a Peek that has stamps and amazing dies!

 For my card today, I started by water coloring the background, mixing cherry and mimosa. I love the coral color these two paints create when mixed. Next, I die cut the envelope and quickly assembled it. It's so easy! Then, I water colored a small panel, die cut Banner Bits and embossed sentiment from Take a Peek

Finally, I stamped and die cut Critter Crew, colored them with Copics and tucked them in to the envelope.

This envelope is perfect for hiding so many fun stamps and notes. I can't wait to use it again!

Take A Peek Week - Day 3

April 4, 2018

Hello!  Amy K. here with some adorable mini envelopes and notecards.  These will be perfect to tuck into my daughter's lunches.

Take a Peek

I've used the mini stamp set called Take a Peek and the coordinating Take a Peek Elle-ments.  I created my mini envelopes out of rainbow papers from The Everyday Collection 6x6 paper pad.  I love using these thinner weight papers for 2 reasons:  1) they are double sided so there is super cute paper on the inside too and 2) they fold perfectly without cracking on the score lines.  The little notecard that fits inside the envelope has the fun pierced edges.  This die set comes with small images to embellish the envelopes on the front or the back of the envelope like I have done here.

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Take a Peek Clear Stamps
Take a Peek Elle-ments
The Everyday Collection 6x6 Paper Pad

Take A Peek Week - Day 2

April 3, 2018

Hello!  I hope that everyone is having a great week.  I am popping in today to share a quick introduction video that shows our Take a Peek clear stamps and dies as well as a card I created using the sets.  I hope that you enjoy!


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

Take A Peek Week Card & Video - Day 1

April 2, 2018

Hi it's Caryn Davies here today with a card and short video showing how I used the Take A Peek stamp set and Elle-ments Die Set.  I went for a "coffee and cream" color palette as inside my little envelope on the card I've hidden a Starbucks card. 

Here's a wee video showing how it all came together.

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