Avery Elle – Sea Monkeys

Oh my goodness, I can’t even believe it’s already July! This wacky, crazy year is flying by but at the same time, almost standing still. I’ve really been in the mood for all things summer, bright and fun so today’s card is very fitting.

As soon as the new Avery Elle release was live I hopped on scrapbookpal.com and put in my first order! There were a few that I definitely had to have. Today’s card is actually my daughter’s top pick from that order.

To create this card, I pulled out an old favorite technique – ink smooshing with Tombow brush markers. I did that on a panel and when it was dry die cut it with an Avery Elle panel die. Then I stamped out my images from Monkey Sea Monkey Do and colored them with my copics. I used the coordinating dies to cut everything out and started deciding on final placement.

With that decided, I stamped my sentiment on the panel and adhered all the images with liquid glue. Then I took the bubble images from the set and stamped them throughout in blue ink.

The panel was popped up on a white card base with foam tape. Then, I finished it off with white gel pen accents on the images, unicorn Stickles in the bubbles and glossy accents on the monkey’s goggles.

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Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Cool Beans

Hello everyone! I’m up on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today with this awesome and crazy cool beans birthday card. I was chatting with a crafty friend this weekend and she dared me to go wild and crazy with the Trinity Stamps coffee bean stencil. So I totally accepted and this is what I came up with.

To make this fun card, I started with the background by using Thermoweb transfer gel on the first layer of the Trinity Stamps coffee bean stencil. I let it dry overnight and came back with rainbow shattered glass deco foil. Then I lined up the second layer of the stencil and used black glitz glitter gel on the other half. I just love how this turned out!

Here’s a closer look at the top half of the colors. This is where I pulled the yellow from for one of my coffee cups from the Avery Elle cool beans stamp set.

And then here’s the bottom half where I pulled the blue from for my other coffee cup. I colored those, stamped my sentiments on the sleeves and the clear heat embossed over them. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and moved on to assembly.

I started with a white cardbase, trimmed a black panel to 4 1/8×5 3/8 and glued it down. Then I trimmed the stenciled panel down to 4×5 1/4 and glued it down too. The coffee cups are popped up with foam squares.

It’s a crazy, fun card and I have plenty of crazy, fun friends who would get a kick out of this wild card.

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Avery Elle – Peek-a-boo Rainbow

Hello everyone! I thought it would be fun to share a happy rainbow with you today. Goodness knows there’s enough yuck all around right now. We could all use a little happy.

This is a simple card design and it came together fairly quickly but I was sooo excited to pair this new cute peek-a-boo unicorn with the previously released rainbows from Avery Elle!

To make the card, I stamped, colored and die cut my images from Avery Elle Peek-a-boo Fair and Rainbows and die cut them with the coordinating dies. I trimmed down a teal textured cardstock from my stash and adhered it to a card base. Then I stamped the sentiment on the cloud of the rainbows image and popped it up with foam tape. Last, I popped the unicorn up and glued the hooves down on the rainbow.

For finishing touches on this card I added Unicorn Stickles to the unicorn’s hair and Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to the horn and hooves. Last, I glued some red clay hearts around the unicorn and cloud.

This is such a cute card and would be fun to put together so many different ways. I hope it brings someone a smile when they open it!

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Avery Elle – Peek-a-boo Pals Fair Fun

I am BEYOND EXCITED to finally have had the chance to play with the most recent Avery Elle release…specifically more of my beloved Peek-a-Boo Pals! I have had this idea in my head since I saw the stamps at Creativation in January and was so happy to finally put ink to paper and make it happen!

To create this card, I started by inking up a panel with distress oxide inks in mermaid lagoon, peacock feathers and tumbled glass and then die cut it with my slimline dies from Trinity Stamps.

Next, I moved on to stamping, coloring and die cutting all my images from Peek-a-boo Pals Fair and Peek-a-boo Pals! They’re so stinking cute! I just love all these critters!!!

I assembled all the bumper cars with their critters and flags and popped them all up on the inked panel with foam tape. Then I stamped my sentiment along with some fun stars to fill in the open space. I really like the look this gives without taking away from the main images.

I added the panel to a card base measuring 3.5×8.5. For finishing touches I added black glaze pen to the animal’s eyes, glossy accents to the bumper car lights and Stickles to the unicorn’s horn.

This card just makes me smile! I hope you enjoyed it too!

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Peek-a-boo Thanks!

Happy Tuesday everyone! I’m up on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today with my first post as a design team member. I pulled out those fabulous Avery Elle peek-a-boo pals again and paired them with the awesome cool beans set for this adorable thank you card.

To make it I stamped, colored and die cut my my panda from the original Avery Elle Peek-a-boo Pals set and the coffee cup, sleeve and beans from Avery Elle Cool Beans. Then I die cut the Avery Elle Quilted Frame from gray cardstock and, using that for a guide, inked spun sugar distress ink in the center of my card front. I popped the frame up with foam tape and adhered my cup and panda to that. Using my MISTI I stamped the steam in light gray ink and then my sentiment in black over that.

For finishing touches I added black glaze pen to the panda’s eyes and nose, glossy accents to the coffee beans and white gel pen accents throughout the images.

Last but not least, I added some adorable sweethearts clay hearts from Honey Bee Stamps on the coffee cup and throughout the background. Super cute and easily customizable by changing the critter and sentiment to match whoever your recipient is.

I don’t know if pandas like coffee, but in another life I must have been a panda, and I love coffee so we’ll go with that. Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed today’s card. Have a fabulous day!

Avery Elle – Peek-a-boo Balloon

Hello everyone! Thanks for stopping by today. I hope your holiday was wonderful and you’re recovering from all the excitement! Ours was wonderful and after a few days of cleaning up things are getting back to normal. I was finally able to jump in the craft room and play with some new Avery Elle stamps that I received a few weeks ago. I’m totally crushing on their newest Valentine release!

Today I’ve pulled out my favorite – Peek-a-boo pals – again and paired one with the new Peek-a-boo Balloon for a great birthday shaker card.

I actually started this card by ink blending my background with distress inks – scattered straw, picked raspberry and salty ocean. Then spritzed it with water and set it aside to dry. Next, I stamped, colored and die cut my images from Peek-a-boo Pals and Peek-a-boo balloon. I glued the clouds to the inked panel and started on my shaker.

For that part, I die cut my Plus Frame twice and sandwiched acetate in-between. I scattered some shaker bits to the center of my inked panel, added foam tape to the frame and stuck it down. Then I glued my balloon and monkey to the acetate. For the sentiment I took some vellum and stamped my sentiment in black ink. I cut flags on the ends and sent it through my Xyron sticker maker so no adhesive showed through and stuck it down.

For finishing touches on this super fun card, I added black glaze pen to the eyes, glossy accents to the nose and balloon scallops and finished with Wink of Stella glitter brush pen on one stripe of the balloon.

I love the bright, cheery colors of this card and those peek-a-boo pals will always have my heart. They are so sweet and fun to play with. I love that Avery Elle has started creating things for us to pair them with like this awesome balloon!

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Peek-a-boo Pals Tag

Hello everyone! I hope you had a great weekend and are all ready for Christmas! I’ve been super busy with family holiday stuff but finally managed some time in the craft room to make a couple of last minute projects.

Today I’m sharing another Christmas tag. I loved the star-shaped tag I did before so I decided to try a heart. I love how it turned out!

I used the Lawn Fawn scalloped hearts and inside out stitched hearts paired with Avery Elle polar peek-a-boo pals stamps.

I die cut the scalloped heart from blue cardstock and then the inside out stitched heart 3 times from white. One went on the back with the recipient’s name and the other 2 got ink blended and glued to the front. Then I stamped, colored and die cut my pals and adhered them as well.

For finishing touches I used black glaze pen to the eyes and small noses and white gel pen accents throughout. Then I added glossy accents to the deer hooves and nose and penguin’s beak. I added Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to the antlers, hats and scarves and Stickles to the pompoms on the hats.

The last thing I did was punch a hole and thread some baker’s twine through it.

Super cute and I loved using non-traditional colors for a Christmas tag.

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12 Days of Christmas Tags – Day 7

Thanks for stopping by today! We’re all the way to day 7 of our series and I’m really excited about today’s tags. I bought this Flora and Fauna stamp set at least a month ago, hoping to have a chance to use it. These tags were the perfect excuse!

Do you ever have leftover from another project laying around that you don’t want to waste? I hate that and it usually drives me nuts until I find a use for it. Today’s tags started with that. Those white panels were the centers of the frames from Day 5! Pair them with these great Flora and Fauna stamps and we have adorable, easy to mass produce tags!

I used my Misti to stamp the pieces one at a time so it went really fast. I saved the Fa La La for last because I knew I wanted to heat emboss it in gold. After that was done, I die cut the base and glued them all together, adding black twine to the top.

I made 10 of these tags in about 20 minutes total, which is pretty quick for me. You could save even more time if you didn’t heat emboss and just used another color of ink too! I will be honest, I contemplated adding Stickles to all of the berries but I held back…this time. 🙂

Don’t forget there are prizes to be won. Comment each day on here, on my Instagram post for the day and then head to Caffeinated Craftiness and do the same for her. Four comments per day gives you a shot at any one of four prizes!

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12 Days of Christmas Tags – Day 5

Hello! Today I’m so excited to share my very first shaker tags! I’ve been wanting to make something like this for quite a while and everything just came together in my head perfectly. I’m so happy with how they turned out!

The supplies I used today were all Avery Elle. I started by die cutting the Shaker Tags and then blended distress inks on the panels. Then I die cut the frames 4 times for each tag and glued them together. I die cut an additional frame from white cardstock and the base again from acetate for my window and glued those together.

I set the stacked tags aside to dry while I colored my images from Polar Playtime. I love these little guys so much! I planned out the placement and stamped my sentiments before adding all the shaker bits to the inside and sealing it all up.

I just love how these turned out! The coordinating colors are so much fun and I also love the non-traditional color palette that just kind of happened by accident. Sometimes things just work out.

Don’t forget there are prizes to be won. Comment each day on here, on my Instagram post for the day and then head to Caffeinated Craftiness and do the same for her. Four comments per day gives you a shot at any one of four prizes!

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12 Days of Christmas Tags – Day 1

Over the next 12 days, my friend Shanna over at Caffeinated Craftiness, and I are going to share different Christmas tag ideas with you. We’re hoping to inspire you to spice up your gift wrapping this year. Be sure to check out both blogs and leave comments for a chance to win at the end of our 12 days.

Shanna and I are giving away 2 prizes each. A gift certificate for $15 to Newton’s Nook, $15 to Trinity Stamps and we’ve both created loaded envelopes with handmade goodies from us! We will each choose an Instagram commenter and a blog commenter. That’s a chance at 1 of 4 prizes! Comment each day because you never know which day will be the lucky one.

First up today I’m using stamps and dies from Avery Elle. I love this company and can’t get enough of everything they release! Today we’re using Snow Tags, Polar Peek-a-boo Pals and Christmas Magic. But keep in mind that these ideas are meant to inspire you to dig in your stash and see what you have to use.

I made two sets of tags to show you different ideas with the same set of stamps.

This first set is to die for! I love them so much! I distress inked a giant panel, stamped and heat embossed the snow tag image and die cut them. Then I stamped, colored and die cut my polar peek-a-boo pals and glued them down. I also die cut a second set of the snow tags and heat embossed to and from on them, then glued the two together. To add a little pizzazz I used a rivet setter and riveted the holes before adding some striped baker’s twine from my stash. Here’s a look at the backs too.

Next I’m going to show you the exact same tags but with a simpler twist. This might help if you have tons to make and don’t have time for the ink blending and so much coloring.

With this set of tags I have two that are stamped in colored ink on white cardstock and three that are heat embossed on solid cardstock. They all have the same cute snowman from Christmas Magic on them and different sentiments from the Snow Tags set. Same idea, much easier to mass produce. And here’s a look at the back of these as well.

I hope you’ve enjoyed day 1 of our 12 Days of Christmas Tags adventure! I hope to see you back tomorrow.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!