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
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
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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!