Thursday, October 19, 2017

Avery Elle Snowflakes


Hi! Today I'm sharing Snowflakes! I added a little Festive Wreath light bulbs in for fun too!


I started the card by heat embossing the sentiment. I love the font combination of this sentiments. Next, I blended the background with Distress Inks and then stamped the snowflakes with Distress Oxide. 

I cut the card front and die cut a window using Wonky Stitches dies. Next I stamped and die cut the lights from Festive Wreath. The string is the "tails" from sentiments in Snowflakes dies.


I hope you have a great day!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Avery Ellle Winter Wonderland Wonders

Hi Everyone! Ashley here sharing a few tips using the new Winter Wonderland Wonders stamp set and dies. I love creating layered scenes and I'm going to share how easy it is with you today!


To create my card I started by cutting a piece of Post it Tape in the shape of a hill. You can free form cut this or use a die like Picket Fence. I like to add a piece of copy paper to the side of the tape I want to mask so I have great coverage on my card. Next, lay the mask on your card surface and add ink. Tip: concentrate the ink close to the mask and then fade it out. Move your mask up our card and turn it slightly, layering a background of hills. I created 3 hills but you can created as many as you'd like!


Next, stamp a tree at the top of your hill. This adds fun depth and interest. Next, stamp and die cut the animals you want in your scene. I chose the bear, bunny and deer. Aren't they cute?

Place the animals on each hill, varying their position on the card. Tip: put the animals below the hill line for a more realistic look. 


Finally, stamp the sentiment and add sequins, patterned paper or any other embellishment you'd like. 

Tip: when I find a layout like this that I like, I often repeat it. HERE is another card I created using the layered scene. 

Thanks for stopping by! I can't wait to see what you create!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Avery Elle Holiday Bouquet

Hi Everyone! Ashley here sharing the amazing poinsettia stamp set Holiday Bouquet. One of my favorite holiday traditions is looking at poinsettias at my local nursery. I couldn't wait to bring my favorite poinsettia color to this stamp!


I started the card by coloring and die cutting the main image from Holiday Bouquet. I love the new Shaker Dies and decided to use the circle die to add a tag shape behind the focal image. I kept the background simple with some Distress Stain and sequins. The card was finished with twine and a stamped sentiment. 


Thanks for stopping by! I can't wait to see what YOU create!


Friday, September 1, 2017

Avery Elle Brring on the Joy

Hi Everyone! Ashley here today sharing Brring on the Joy!

I started my card by stamping and die cutting all of the images from the stamp set. I do this often when I first get a stamp set to play with the stamps and move them around to see how I can use them. Tip: All the pieces I didn't use are tucked away for another project. ;)



I decided to use this penguin to carry the wreath and lights. He is ready to deck the halls! I placed him on the ice and completed my card with one of the great sentiments from the set. 


Another tip! I like to use my die cuts to create windows on my cards. On this card I used Wonky Stitches Dies.

Wanna see another penguin card I created? Check it out HERE!

Thanks for stopping by!




Thursday, August 24, 2017

Avery Elle Warm Wishes

Hi Everyone, Ashley here! I LOVE all of the holiday products right now and am super excited to share Warm Wishes with you today. One of the joys of Avery Elle stamps and dies is how well they work together. I'm going to share a fun combo with you today!



To create my card I stamped the large jar from Warm Wishes. Next I masked the bottom and stamped the ice burg from Brring on the Joy. Next I stamped the inside images, the tree from Warm Wishes, the penguin from Brring on the Joy, the lights from Sledding Critters and the star from Festive Wreath. See how well they all work together!


After I colored and die cut the images and die cut the back frame with Diagonal Stripes and Double Pierced Rectangles. The sentiment was embossed on black card stock to finish the card.


Thanks for stopping by!

Products used:
Warm Wishes
Warm Wishes Dies
Brring on the Joy
Brring on the Joy Dies
Sledding Critters
Sledding Critters Dies
Festive Wreath 
Festive Wreath Dies
Diagonal Stripes Dies
Double Pierced Rectangles Dies

Friday, August 18, 2017

Avery Elle Bad Kitty

Hi Everyone! It's Ashley here and today I'm featuring the new Bad Kitty stamps and dies.


To create my tag (perfect for Halloween treats!), I stamped and die cut the cat and pumpkin from Bad Kitty and colored them with Copics. Next I cut the tag from Shaker Tag Dies, the fench from Picket Fence Dies and the moon & cloud from Cityscapes Dies. I added the background color with Distress Inks and then assembled by tag. 



Thanks for stopping by!

Products used:
Bad Kitty Stamps
Bad Kitty Elle-ments Dies
Shaker Tag Dies
Cityscapes Dies


Thursday, August 10, 2017

Avery Elle Blog Hop!


Welcome to the Avery Elle blog hop! I'm excited to share one of the new sets being released! You won't want to miss out on all of the other inspiration so after you check out this card, hop on over to see what Elena Roussakis made!

Today I'm featuring Sledding Critters! These are the critters you've come to love over the last several releases and now they are all jam packed in an adorable sled. 


I love this stamp because it really makes the whole card for you. I stamped, colored and die cut the image. Next, I lightly inked the sledding hill with Distress Inks. 


I cut a piece of black card stock and embossed a sentiment from the set. Adding two pieces of black card stock on either side, with a little flag cut on the ends makes a quick and easy DIY banner. 


I finished the card with sequins and mounted it on some patterned paper.

Here are all the hop details!

Karolyn Loncon 
Caryn Davies
Heather Campbell
Yainea
Melania Deasy
Katie Gehring 
Amy Kolling 
Ashley Marcu (you are here)
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 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 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 here on the Avery Elle Blog
  2. Follow us on Twitter and tweet the contest (we are @averyellestamps )
  3. Follow us on Facebook (we are 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)




Saturday, August 5, 2017

Avery Elle Summer Favorites

Hi Everyone!

I'm excited to share my projects today! These are some of my favorites from this summer. First, I used several products for sweet card. I can't say it enough but I love how Avery Elle products mix, match and combine with each other during each release and from previous releases. This card proves it!


This card using Birthday Bus, Sentimental Too on the outside...


...and Birthday BusSentimental Too, Woodland Wonders and Monsters. Isn't it fun how they all work together.


Next I created a fun mini album with Modern Alpha. I love prints and it's fun to recreate some of my favorite sayings with this alphabet. I had to add the adorable crab from Bubbles because he is just so cute.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

United We Flourish: Avery Elle with Ellen Hutson




We are excited to announce that we have teamed up with Ellen Hutson to bring you a very special exclusive stamp and coordinating die set!  G'day Mate features the cutest unique critters! This United We Flourish set is sold exclusively at Ellen Hutson and you can find it here.

Below is a little bit more about Ellen Hutson's United We Flourish program:

Last November we began celebrating our 10th anniversary with the theme United We Flourish. And what does United We Flourish mean? It means that our company would not be here without the amazing companies we work with, the designers who create stunning projects showcasing the wonderful products being created AND you, our fabulous customers! YOU are such a vital part of our creative community - you inspire & encourage us! Your response to United We Flourish was overwhelming and heart-warming. We heard repeatedly from you that you appreciate how our little company works together with the other manufacturers we carry to bring you their products and education showing how to use those products. To thank you for your constant support and encouragement, we have partnered with some of our friends to offer exclusive limited edition stamp & die sets!!! These sets will be available for a limited time (most likely 3-6 months) after each release, depending on how quickly you snap them up. The theme of these stamps sets are uplifting and fun.

We are thrilled to present the second one to you... G’Day Mate Avery Elle exclusively for Ellen Hutson LLC.






Today I am SO excited to share my card with you using the new set! This set is AMAZING. 


I created a little scene adding hills to my card. I did this by creating a curved mask with Post-it Tape. Next, I stamped, die cut and colored the platypus and kangaroo images from the set. I stamped the koala and the butterflies directly on the card base. 


After I adhered the animals, I stamped the sentiment and adhered the sequins. I finished the card by matting it on patterned paper from the Avery Elle 6x6 Happy Collection.


This was such a fun card to create! I can't wait to see what you create!



Friday, July 21, 2017

Avery Elle

Hi Everyone!

Today I'm sharing Avery Elle's Mom & Dad stamp and die set. The flowers in this set are amazing! I started by stamping and coloring the flowers. This set the color theme for my whole card. Next, I stamped "Mom" and die cut it out. I LOVE when die cuts to all the work on such detailed stamps. I grounded the two stamps withe the black die cut banner. 


I mounted everything on a white card stock panel die cut with Wonky Stitches. The card was finished the with Happy Birthday sentiment and patterned paper from The Brights Collection.


Next up I used Beside the Sea for this sweet simple card. I stamped and die cut the houses, added the kite and colored them all in. The houses were adhered to a white piece of card stock that I ink blended with Distress Inks. 


The card was finished with a sentiment and some patterned paper from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Avery Elle No Way & Welcome Home

Hi Everyone! Today I'm sharing Avery Elle's No Way and Welcome Home

On my first card I started the card by cutting two pieces of patterned paper. This created a place for me to stamp the adorable avocado stamp. I added a few action lines with a Copic multiliner and then stamped a birthday hat from Extraordinary.


I stamped the large sentiment next and then heat embossed "it's your birthday" on black.
I finished the card with sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and twine from Avery Elle.

Next, I created a card with this timeless house stamp. Won't this be fun to use year round? I stamped the individual pieces of the house, die cut the door, tree and roof and pieced it all together. 


Have a great week!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Floral Bouquet Avery Elle

Summer is here! I LOVE this time of year! Soccer, swimming, beach and free time.

I had so much fun creating this card using Floral Bouquet from Avery Elle. The flowers are so detailed and pretty! I paired the stamps with Heart Frame Die. This combo is going to be one I use a lot. The Star Frame Die is also a must have. Wreaths are all over Pinterest and I can't wait to bring that look to my cards. :)



Have a great day!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Avery Elle Extraordinary

Hi Everyone!

Every once in awhile I really enjoy getting my watercolors out and have fun playing around with backgrounds. 

Today's card features Extraordinary, an amazingly fun mini set with narwhals!


I created a soft background with watercolors, then I stamped and die cut one of the two narwals from the set. Next, I took a sentiment from the set and made it bigger by adding "magical" with the Modern Alphabet

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Avery Elle Cool Treats

Hi Everyone! It's warming up where I live so the kids have been enjoying daily popsicles and ice cream sandwiches. :)  Its the perfect time to put some Cool Treats on your cards too. ;)


On my card, I stamped, colored and die cut a few of the frozen treats. Next, I die cut Horizontal Stripes and added an ombre Distress Ink panel behind them. Finally, I stamped the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Avery Elle Birthday Bus

Hi Everyone!
Today I'm sharing the super fun stamp set Birthday Bus by Avery Elle.

I started off by stamping and die cutting the bus. This mini set is SO fun to color. I'm looking forward to making several bus cards in different themes. 



The bus is the perfect size for a card so all I needed to do was add a little ink blending to the background to make it pop. Next, I heat embossed the sentiment from the set on black card stock, I finished the card with a few sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and some coordinating pattern paper.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Avery Elle Bubbles

Hi Everyone!

Today I'm featuring my favorite set from the Avery Elle release called Bubbles! This fun ocean set has adorable animals and perfectly matched sentiments. 


I wanted to color every animal for this card but I ended up picking 3. I will have to use the other animals on another card. ;)

I used Diagonal Stripes Dies to frame out this sweet card. I will be using this frame a lot!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Avery Elle Tropics

Hi Everyone!
There is so much tropical fun in Avery Elle's new Summer release. I combined 3 stamp sets today to create today's card.

I started by creating the patterned side panels using Tropics and several Avery Elle inks. Next, I stamped the turtle from Bubbles and finished the card with a sentiment from Aloha.


The twine and Pretty Pink Posh sequins and droplets added a little more color and shine.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Pretty Pink Posh Blog Hop


Welcome to the Pretty Pink Posh blog hop! When Paulina asked me to join, I jumped at the chance to use her amazing products. Today I'm featuring Bee Friends with the coordinating dies, Scallop Hexagons Dies, Thoughtful Greetings and Build a Bloom with coordinating dies.


On my first card I started by die cutting the largest Scallop Hexagons Die and colored them with Distress Oxides. Next, I placed the hexagons on my card base and taped off the edges so I could added the background, also inked with Distress Oxides. I stamped and die cut the bee and flowers from Bee Friends and placed them on my card with foam adhesive. The card was finished with the AMAZING sentiment found in the mini stamp set. 


For my next card I started by embossing the sentiment from Thoughtful Greetings on black card stock. Next I stamped and die cut flowers and leaves from Build a Bloom. I layered Distress Stain on the back white card stock, then adhered my black sentiment panel and flowers to the card. The sweet sequins are from Mini Sparkling Clear Flower Sequins and they add the perfect amount of shine to the card. I added one more layer to the back of the card. I simply used tape adhesive and Distress Oxide ink to make a striped background. 

For those of you that are new to my blog you can also follow me on Instagram @ashmarcu. I LOVE using Pretty Pink Posh products on my cards!

Prize time! Pretty Pink Posh is generously giving away 4 $25 gift certificates! Two winners from today's hop and two from yesterday's. Winners will be picked at random along the blog hop so leave a comment on each blog to increase your chances of winning. Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PST on 5/17/2017. Winners will be announced on the Pretty Pink Posh blog.

Now keep hoppin'! Enjoy!

Ashley Marcu (you are here)

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Avery Elle Summer Release Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Avery Elle Summer Release blog hop!

My card to features the mini stamp set Aloha plus a sentiment added from Floral Bouquet.

To create my card I stamped the coconut drink and pineapple from Aloha. Next, I colored them with Copics and die cut them out.


To create the frame I used Scalloped Pierced Rectangles. The background was blended with Distress Ink. I finished the card with a sentiment from Floral Bouquet and Raspberry twine.



Aloha and have fun on the rest of the hop!

Karolyn Loncon 
Caryn Davies
Heather Campbell
Yainea
Melania Deasy
Katie Gehring 
Amy Kolling 
Ashley Marcu (you are here)
Maska Vanacker 

To celebrate our Summer 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 Sunday, May 14th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, May 15th .  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 here on the Avery Elle Blog
  2. Follow us on Twitter and tweet the contest (we are @averyellestamps )
  3. Follow us on Facebook (we are 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)


Thursday, May 4, 2017

Avery Elle Punny Pantry

Hi Everyone!

Today I'm featuring the fun stamp set from Avery Elle called Punny Pantry. This unique stamp set has some amazing sentiments pairs with fun whimsical illustartions.

To create my card I stamped the lime image and colored it with Copics.


Next, I die cut the lime and mounted it on cardstock colored with Distress Ink. I framed the image with white cardstock die cut with a cirlce. I finshed the card with sequins, patterned paper and washi tape. I love how how this stamp set pairs images and sentiments together making creating simple and care free.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Avery Elle Pegasus


Hi Everyone!

A quick share today of a card I created for Avery Elle. I used the Pegasus Duo mini stamp set to create this fun card. 


I started by stamping and die cutting the Pegasus and clouds from the set. Next, I die cut a frame from a dark grey card base. The white card stock behind it was die cut, splattered with watercolor paint to create a whimsical sky. The card was finished with a large embossed sentiment form Big Greetings.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Avery Elle City Celebrations

Happy Thursday!

Today I'm sharing the amazing City Celebrations die from Avery Elle. I've used this die several times during this release and I LOVE it. There are so many fun ways to use it. 

Today, I water colored a piece of water color paper. Next, I cut out the die. I like to put a piece of wax paper between the die and the paper to make removal a little easier. 


Next I stamped and die cut the dog from More Furry Friends and added the sentiment and stars from the City Celebrations stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Avery Elle Sip Sip Hooray

Hi Everyone! 

I love looking at stamps and dies in creative ways. Today I used Avery Elle's Wine Bottle Die to create a celebration popper!


To create my card I used Distress Ink to blend the background. Next I layered a strip of patterned paper on the bottom of the card. 

The popper was created by die cutting the Wine Bottle Die, I inked up the edges with Distress Ink and stamped the sentiment from Sip Sip Hooray. This stamp set has my favorite sentiments from the release. The handwritten font is amazing!

I finished the card with a large amount of sequins. I placed them randomly and overlapping to give a fun look. The star sequins are not glued done. The card with come out of the envelope spilling glitter everywhere. Fun, right? 

Have a great day!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Avery Elle Mimosas

Hi Everyone! Today's card features some amazing Avery Elle stamps and lots of water coloring. 

I started the card by embossing the Mimosas flower in white embossing flower. Next, I used Kuretake Gansai Tambi water colors to add color to the leaves and flowers. I die cut the flowers and black label using the Mimosas dies.


To create the background, I lightly water colored stripes and stamped the sentiment once my paper was completely dry.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Avery Elle Birthday Cake

 Hi Everyone!

Today I'm sharing Avery Elle's Time to Party stamp set.

To create this card I stamped and die cut the birthday cake from Time to Party. I added the sweet bow from Carousel


The background was created with a combination of Distress Oxide inks and Distress Inks. I added a few sequins to finish off my card. I can't wait to deliver this card!

Thanks for stopping by!