Miss Ink Stamps – Release Day | Warm Wishes Tag

Welcome everyone!!! Miss Ink Stamps is having an adorable winter release today and I’m sharing a fun tag featuring one of the new stamp sets.

When I saw this image I thought it would fit perfect on a tag so I checked and, sure enough, it’s perfect! I cut the inside panel of the Avery Elle Easy Layer Tag dies and stamped my image and sentiment on it. Then I used copic markers to color the scene.

I inked up the edges of the panel with chipped sapphire distress oxide ink and lined the back with foam tape. I cut the main part of the tag from white cardstock and patterned paper. Then I adhered everything and threaded ribbon through the hole, tying it with some twine.

For finishing touches, I added glossy accents to things like ornaments and snowman eyes. Then I added unicorn Stickles to the mistletoe berries, flower and a little shadow beneath the sentiment.

Such a sweet winter image! This new release is so much fun and not just for Christmas so be sure to check it out HERE.

Products used today:
Miss Ink Stamps Snow Couple stamps
Avery Elle Easy Layers Tag dies
Glossy accents
Stickles – unicorn
3D foam tape

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Avery Elle – Christmas Tag Set

Hi there! It’s Amanda from Twiddler’s Nook with a super fun set of Christmas tags featuring Avery Elle goodies – some from the most recent release and some from years ago. Let’s get started.

To create these tags, I started by die cutting the pieces from the Easy Layer Tags die set. I cut 2 of the largest layer from white cardstock for each tag and adhered them together. This makes it more sturdy and hides any marks from my die cutting plates too. Then I cut the inside layer and inked them all up with distress oxide ink in chipped sapphire and blueprint sketch. I spritzed those with water, flicked pearl watercolor and set them aside. Next, I cut the snowy border and banners for each from white cardstock as well.


For these two tags, I chose images from the Christmas Critters stamp set. I inked them up and colored them with my copics before using the coordinating dies to cut them all out. I also used sentiments from this set to stamp on the banners. 


For assembly, I used liquid glue to adhere the snow bank to the inked panel. Added foam tape to that panel and adhered it to the white tag base. Then I added foam squares to the images and banners and popped up. I strung some red ribbon through the hole and pulled out my glossy accents to  finish things off.

For these two tags I chose some cute images from Avery Elle sets that released previously. The snowman and sentiment are from Snow Fun and the sleigh full of cuteness is from Sledding Critters. These tags were adhered the same way and just a little added inspiration to dig in your stash and see what you have that might word. 


Products used:
Avery Elle Easy Layer Tags dies
Avery Elle Christmas Critters stamps and dies
Avery Elle Snow Fun stamps and dies
Avery Elle Sledding Critters stamps and dies
Distress Oxide Ink – chipped sapphire and blueprint sketch
Glossy accents
Snow Day embellishments from Twiddler’s Nook
Copic markers
Foam squares
Foam tape
Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink


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Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Happy Camper

Welcome everyone! It’s time for Tuesday Tea with Twiddler’s Nook over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today. My family and I are headed camping so I made this super adorable card to celebrate the occasion! It’s been years since we’ve gone and to say I’m excited is a very giant understatement!

I bought this fun Avery Elle Camping Critters set last year but I hadn’t had a chance to play with it yet and this was the PERFECT excuse! I set up my scene to see how many of these cute critters I could fit all together. Then I stamped and colored them with my copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out and started ink blending my background.

I ink blended a white panel with chipped sapphire, weathered wood, twisted citron and lucky clover distress oxide inks. Then I spritzed the panel with a distress sprayer and let it dry. I ran the panel through my die cut machine with the Avery Elle Ray cover plate die. I love how this die gives the cut line detail and the circle highlight that you can remove or just paper piece back in place. Today I removed it so that it looked like a big moon glowing in my camping scene sky!

I added foam tape to the back of the ink blended panel and adhered it to a white card base. Then I added foam squares to the back of my images and popped them in place next. I stamped a sentiment from the set and trimmed it into a strip. I added it with a foam strip and and used liquid adhesive to glue the fireflies around it.

For finishing touches I added glossy accents to things like noses and firefly bottoms. Then I came in with unicorn Stickles for the flames on the campfire for a little more sparkle.

Products used on today’s card:
Avery Elle Camping Critters stamps and dies
Avery Elle Ray cover plate die
Distress Oxide Ink – lucky clover, twisted citron, weathered wood, chipped sapphire
Copic markers
Foam tape, squares and strips
Glossy accents
Stickles – unicorn

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Miss Ink Stamps – Perfect Match

Hey friends! Popping in with a fun and punny card featuring one of the new Miss Ink Stamps gnome sets – Perfect Match! The sentiments in the set lend it to a variety of card themes from birthday to anniversary and lots more!

I colored up my cute fireman gnome, a flame and the firehose in the set with my copic markers. Then I used the scan-n-cut to cut them all out. I stamped a sentiment and trimmed it into a strip and switched gears to ink blending my background.

For that I used distress oxide inks in squeezed lemonade, carved pumpkin and barn door on a white panel. I spritzed it with water and flicked some black paint across the panel. Once it was dry I ran it through my die cut machine with an Avery Elle Ray cover plate die. I added foam tape to the back of the panel and popped it up on a white card base. Then I used liquid glue to adhere my images together and popped them up with foam squares. Last, I used a foam strip to add my sentiment just under the images.

For finishing touches I added unicorn Stickles to the flame and glossy accents to the hat emblem, boots and hose nozzle.

Products used on today’s card:
Miss Ink Stamps Perfect Match stamps
Avery Elle Ray die
Distress Oxide Ink – squeezed lemonade, carved pumpkin, barn door
Glossy accents
Stickles – unicorn

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Avery Elle – Special Delivery

Hey friends! I have a really adorable card today featuring some Avery Elle goodies. I’ve been so excited for their recent release that it inspired me to pull out things I already have and play with them.

To create today’s card, I stamped images from Sending Hugs and colored them with my copic markers. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I did want to slip the elephant inside he envelope so I stamped it a second time and used the special die in the set to cut it out. Then I used liquid glue to adhere it all together, including the flower in the elephant’s hand. I put this in my MISTI and stamped the sentiment on the bottom in Lawn Fawn guava ink.

Next, I inked up a white panel with stormy sky and tumbled glass distress oxide inks. I kept the stormy sky to the center so it was a little shadow coming out from behind the envelope. Once that was blended, I splattered it with watered down ink of both colors and let it dry. Then I ran it through my die cut machine with the quilted backdrop die. I added foam tape to the back, keeping the center cut out in place and adhered it to a white card base. Then I added foam tape to the back of my image and popped it on too.

For finishing touches, I added Nuvo Crystal Drops in wedgwood blue to all the points where the quilted stitching meets. Then I added glossy accents to the “berry” looking flowers and heart in the speech bubble. I brushed a little Wink of Stella glitter on the flower in the elephant’s hand and also added black glaze pen to the elephant’s eyes.

I just think this card turned out so sweet! I can’t wait to play with this set some more and add the other critters to the mix too!

Products used on today’s card, using affiliate inks at no additional cost to you:
Avery Elle Sending Hugs stamps and dies
Avery Elle Quilted Frame die
Lawn Fawn guava ink
Nuvo Crystal Drops – wedgwood blue
Distress oxide inks – tumbled glass, stormy sky
Glossy accents
Wink of Stella glitter brush pen

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Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Boba Tea Birthday Wishes

Hey everyone! Over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers for another fantastic Tuesday Tea with Twiddler’s Nook! Today I’m playing with some really fun Mama Elephant goodies my family spoiled me with for Christmas.

I simply started by die cutting the penguin favor bag add on from white cardstock and colored it with my copics. Then I had a fun idea to add it to a frame so I pulled out my Avery Elle wonky scalloped frames and cut the largest from teal cardstock. I inked up the center part that the frame cuts out with a couple of purple inks and my blending brushes and decided my penguin needed to hold something. My mind immediately went to the super fun boba tea set so I went to work stamping and coloring one of the cups. I used the coordinating dies to cut it out and started assembling everything.

I found it easiest to adhere my penguin to the inside frame panel and then adhere it to the card base. Then I added the frame around it because it overlaps the side of the penguin just a bit. I carefully tucked the boba cup in the penguins hands and glued it in place. Then I popped the whole thing in my MISTI and stamped my sentiment in the same purple ink that I blended on the panel.

For finishing touches, I added eyelashes to my penguin and glossy accents to the penguin beak, eyes and the bow on her head. Finally, I added some conversation hearts clay bits from the Twiddler’s Nook shop around the sentiment.

Isn’t this just the cutest?!? I seriously have a thing for these big die cut cuties! I love playing around with them!

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Avery Elle – Raining Rainbows

Hey everyone! I have a new happy card to share with you today. This idea popped in my head the moment I saw the reveal for Avery Elle’s new Look For Rainbows stamp set. It’s just too cute and had to be paired with the Rainbows stamps immediately!

I started by stamping and coloring my bunny images with copics. I die cut these images and set them aside to work on the rainbow background. I stamped it on a full panel and colored it with copics, then put it in my MISTI and stamped a sentiment in the cloud. I adhered the panel to a card base with liquid glued.

Then, I die cut the Avery Elle plus frame from white cardstock, lined the back with foam tape and popped it in place. I added the puddle with liquid glue and the bunny with a combination of foam squares and liquid glue where it overlaps the frame. Last, I glued the raindrops down in place.

Finally, for finishing touches, I added glossy accents to the bunny’s nose, the raindrops and just a few lines on the puddle.

I couldn’t be happier with how this card turned out. I think it’s a wonderfully uplifting and happy card and can’t wait to share it. I’m kind of feeling a set of these coming soon because I want to color that bunny in every color possible!

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Lawn Fawn – Hello & Thanks Embroidery Cards

Hello everyone!!! I’m starting off your week with a big batch of really fun cards featuring Lawn Fawn and Avery Elle goodies. These embroidery dies came out from Lawn Fawn a few years ago and, while I thought they were cool, it didn’t totally interest me at the time. Fast forward to now and I like stitching on paper quite a lot so I picked them both up recently and decided to give them a shot. Obviously I had a problem stopping because I whipped these up in a weekend and was eager to make more.

I did 3 hello and 3 thanks style cards and used different paper and stamps to decorate each one but generally kept to the same layout. Here is a picture of just the hello set.

I had so much fun pulling out stamps that I haven’t used before or very often and was able to decorate these cute stitched panels. Let’s take a look at the thanks set closer too.

For this whole set of cards, I just chose some colors of cardstock I liked and cut them into 3×4 inch panels. I ran them through the die cut machine with the Lawn Fawn hello and thanks embroidery dies and sat in front of the TV stitching one evening. Then I die cut a Lawn Fawn scalloped rectangle frame from white cardstock 6 times and adhered the panels to them. With this part done, I dug through my stamps and paired different sets with the different stitched panels. Some I chose because of the cardstock and stitching colors and some because of the sentiment.

I stamped out the images I chose and colored them all with copics. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out and put the cards together one at a time.

I know this will get long but I’m going to run through each card individually in case anyone is wondering what I used to create them.

This dino one is my absolute favorite. I have a serious affliction for dinosaurs and these guys are adorable. The paper is an old Avery Elle pad I had in my stash and the stamps are also Avery Elle – Rawr.

This flamingo set also happens to be Avery Elle also and is called Flamingos. It’s retired now but I love how well it framed up the sentiment here. I used the Lawn Fawn ocean waves border for the water panel on the background.

This cuteness uses a Lawn Fawn set from last spring called Hey Lady that I was gifted from a wonderful friend. Aren’t they so cute crawling around on that panel? The paper in the background is Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid. This was one of my favorite pads they created and I’m sad it’s retired now.

Next, we’re tooting our horns with Lawn Fawn Critter Concert stamps and the Perfectly Plaid Chill paper pad. My daughter and I actually scored this at a super discount this summer and she just had to have it. These critters are adorable and I love how the sentiments work together here.

Staying on track with Lawn Fawn, we’ve got those adorable squirrels from Let’s Go Nuts playing around our whole scene. That beautiful floral paper is from the Lawn Fawn Fall Fling paper pad. This card has a fall feel to it but it’s really just pretty and I would totally give it year round. I embellishments on this one are from Trinity Stamps called Glass Slipper.

And for the final card in this set, I chose these cute bunnies from Avery Elle Party Pals. The striped background is a stamp from MFT Stamps called diagonal stripes. The embellishments across this one are Nuvo Crystal Drops in dandelion yellow.

I always like to add those finishing touches to cards so most of these have glossy accents or unicorn stickles in various places too. Black glaze pen on critter eyes is always a must as well. Some also have white gel pen accents added for a little extra interest.

I truly hope that you enjoyed today’s post and found a little inspiration to create something wonderful.

I really appreciate you sharing your time with me, especially for such a long post. Have a fabulous day!

Avery Elle – Happy Holidays

Hello again! I’m popping in a little late today because I made this super fun card yesterday for the Coffee Lovers Hop but ran out of daylight to take photos. I got some taken this morning and couldn’t wait to share. I had fun putting this one together.

I had an idea so I started stamping and coloring my images from Avery Elle’s Cocoa Stand right away. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and moved on to my die cut sentiment. At first I thought I would ink blend it and then I looked at my glitter cardstock and had to use that instead. There are 3 white sentiments glued together with the gold glitter glued on top.

Then I die cut a white Wonky Frame and set it all aside while I ink blended my background. This ended up being distress inks in evergreen bough, mermaid lagoon, cracked pistachio and black soot spritzed with water and blotted dry.

I used a combination of liquid glue and foam squares to adhere all of my images and then added them all to the inked panel. The panel was glued to a white card base and I moved on to finishing touches.

For those I used a combination of glossy accents and Unicorn Stickles on the various images throughout the whole design.

I just love all the fun glitter and shine that’s going on with this happy card. I hope you enjoyed it too. I’m linking up to the Coffee Lovers Hop. Are you playing along?

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Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Shark Week

Hellooooooooo everyone!!! I’m so excited that shark week has begun! I always love this week on TV. So today, for our installment of Tuesday Tea with Twiddler’s Nook over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog, I decided it would be fun to celebrate with a silly themed card.

I love this Shark Hugs stamp set by Avery Elle! It comes with a variety of things you can fit in the shark’s fins but I decided to think outside the box a bit and found a coffee mug the perfect size! This die set can be tricky so I started by using the die made to cut the slits for his fins, then I stamped my image over that, lining up the fins with the cut marks. Then I colored him with my copics and cut him out. I snagged a mug from the Lawn Fawn Love You a Latte set, colored it up and die cut it too. I used liquid glue to adhere the mug in the shark’s fin.

Next I blended distress oxides on a panel – salty ocean, blueprint sketch, chipped sapphire and black soot. Then I spritzed it with water and flicked pearl watercolor on it for a little extra texture. I adhered that to a card base and die cut my Avery Elle plus frame. I popped the frame and shark up with foam tape and moved on to my sentiment.

I stamped the speech bubble from the Avery Elle speech bubbles set and stamped part of my sentiment from Shark Hugs, masking off what I didn’t want. Then I pulled out Thanks a Latte from Lawn Fawn and added the word “coffee” to finish off the statement. The speech bubble is popped up wtih foam squares as well.

To finish off this fun card, I scattered a few confetti sequins about and adhered them with liquid glue as well. I added black glaze pen to the shark’s eye and white gel pen accents throughout.

Happy Shark Week everyone! I hope you enjoy it, even if you aren’t binging Animal Planet all week long.

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