Saturday, December 22, 2012

Young Crafter Unite Challenge #17: Something Sweet


It is the time for another challenge at Young Crafter Unite. The theme is something sweet.  Since it is right before Christmas and I just finished making cookies and gingerbread men.  The first thing came to my mind is holiday treats.

I used Hey, cookie and Sweet home from Neat and Tangled and made a fun and cute holiday card


Check out the fabulous DT for more inspiration:

Stephanie
Chari
Danielle
Jen
Marie
Britta

I hope you find time to play along. Simon says stamp is sponsoring us with a $25 gift certificate to their online store as usual.

Thanks for stopping by, and Merry Christmas.

Supplies:
cardstock: Avery Elle card stock
Stamp: Neat and Tangled Hey, cookie; Sweet home
Ink: Fresh ink tomato red currant; VersaMark
Other: detail white embossing powder,
 

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Glitter Chevron holiday card

It has been really quiet here.  I have been busy preparing for the holidays.  I bet everybody else is too.  I am glad to say I am ready for Christmas.

Today I am playing along Lawnscaping Challenge #48: Make it shine


I used the wide chevron pattern from Lawn Fawn Chevron background stamp set.  It was stamped twice in red and then with glue stamp pad, and applied glitter. 

It was also entered into CFC83: Dashing into the snow, 10 minute's card dash, and Simon Says Merry Christmas Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by,

Supplies:
cardstock: Avery Elle card stock Stamp: Lawn Fawn chevron pattern, Amuse contemporary greetings
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Fresh ink red current
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Friday, December 14, 2012

Avery Elle's new challenge: AEI♥U

 
Avery Elle is starting up a new challenge!  Isn't the name of the challenge is the sweetest!
And the fabulous part is the winner will get to be the guest designer for the next month's release!
 
The challenge for this month is to create a project that sums up your personal paper crafting style.
Here are the challenge details:
1. Avery Elle stamps or our
free digital stamps must be used in each entry. To use our digital stamp, right click on the image and save it to your favorite photo editing program. You may re-size it slightly if you wish. Please note that our free digital stamps are copyrighted and are for personal use only. Please credit Avery Elle when using them.
2. You may enter as many times as you wish.
3. The winner will not be chosen randomly. We will be looking for entries that include great use of color, design & creativity.
4. You will have three weeks to enter. We are adding an extra week this month due to the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.

THE DEADLINE TO ENTER IS FRIDAY, JANUARY 4th. THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON MONDAY, JANUARY 7th.


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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Avery Elle December Release Day 5


Hi, everybody, welcome to the release day of Avery Elle release.  I am sharing the projects made with All occasion tag set.


The first is a holiday tag.  I used one of the tag tops and a tree image from Warm wishes set.  Stamps "TO" and "FROM" are from the Blooming Banners set.


The stripped tag topper matches perfectly with the sail of the boat in the Knotty set.  So I stamped the stripped tag on a piece of card stock and tugged it behide the main panel to add some interest. 


Check out the rest of the DT for more inspiration.

Jamie Gracz (Avery Elle blog)
Kasia Curry
JJ Bolton
Heather Campbell

The products go live in the store today. Avery Elle is giving away $25 credit. Each entry will be a Facebook like, comment on the Avery Elle blog or any Design Team release week post.

I am also entering the tag into CAS-ual Fridays challenge #80: Gift Tags. Joscie is sponsoring the challenge this week! Check out the awesome flairs she makes.

Thanks for stopping by.

Supplies:
Tag:
cardstock: Avery Elle card stock
Stamp:
Avery Elle All occasion tag stamp set, Warm wishes set

Ink: Fresh ink  tomato red, basil, Memento tuxedo black,
Other:ribbon

Card:
cardstock: Avery Elle card stock
Paper: My Mind's eye

Stamp: Avery Elle knotty set, All occasion tag set
Ink: Memento  tuxedo black, Fresh ink island
Other: Copics

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Monday, December 3, 2012

Avery Elle December Release Day 3


Hi, everybody, welcome to the thrid day of Avery Elle release. The stamp we are featuring today is a punny valentine set - Knotty. 


I die cut the circles from the cork and stamped the knot on my first card.  I arranged the circles in different direction.  The background was stamped with the nordic lines images.  The cork I used is adhesive backed.  I adhered the cork onto the cardstock before die cut . 



My second card used the anchor image.  It was stamped and colored with copics.  I threaded some twine to add some texture.


Check out the rest of the DT for more inspiration.

Jamie Gracz (Avery Elle blog)
Kasia Curry
JJ Bolton

The products will go live in the store on the 5th. Avery Elle is giving away $25 credit. Each entry will be a Facebook like, comment on the Avery Elle blog or any Design Team release week post.

It was also entered into Simon Says Stamp Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Supplies:
Card 1:
cardstock: Avery Elle card stock
Stamp:
Avery Elle knotty stamp set,

Ink: Fresh ink  island, Memento tuxedo black,
Other:Spellbinders circle die

Card 2:
cardstock: Avery Elle card stock
Stamp: Avery Elle knotty set

Ink: Memento rich cocoa
Other: Copics, bakers' twine

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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Avery Elle December Release Day 2

Welcome to the second day of Avery Elle release.  The stamp set we are showcasing is Fun with letters set.
 
The chunky letters are so cute and versatile.  Since I am in the mood for valentine's.  I made a quick card with the frame and letters.  The heart is from the Framed font set.


Check out the rest of the DT for more inspiration.

Jamie Gracz (Avery Elle blog)
Kasia Curry
Heather Campbell

The products will go live in the store on the 5th. Avery Elle is giving away $25 credit. Each entry will be a Facebook like, comment on the Avery Elle blog or any Design Team release week post.

Thanks for stopping by.

Supplies:
Card 1:
cardstock: Avery Elle card stock
Stamp:
Avery Elle  fun with letters set, lots of love stamp set, framed font set

Ink: Fresh ink strawberry, pink lemonade, sugar, Memento tuxedo black


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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Avery Elle December Release Day 1

Happy first day of December.  You know what it means -- the first day of Avery Elle release.  I know the holiday just into full swing.  But we are already looking ahead to Valentine's.

Today we are featuring Lots of love set. Here is the stamp set.  Love the font of thesentiment in this set so much.


My first card features the three heart images and the happy valentine's day sentiment.

 
For my second day,  I tried to create the chalkboard effect by stamping on DCWV chalk card stock.


The third card features severl sentiment on a masculine valentine's card.


Check out the rest of the DT for more inspiration.

Jamie Gracz (Avery Elle blog)
JJ Bolton
Heather Campbell

The products will go live in the store on the 5th. Avery Elle is giving away $25 credit. Each entry will be a Facebook like, comment on the Avery Elle blog or any Design Team release week post.

Thanks for stopping by.

Supplies:
Card 1:
cardstock: Avery Elle card stock
Stamp:
Avery Elle lots of love stamp set,

Ink: Fresh ink strawberry, pink lemonade, sugar, Memento rich cocoa
Other: Recollections rhinestone stickers


Card 2:
cardstock: Avery Elle card stock
Stamp: Avery Elle lots of love set

Ink: Fresh ink tomato red, pink lemonade, sugar
Other: PTI heart die, felt

Card 3:
cardstock: Avery Elle card stock

Paper: Studio Calico Heyday
Stamp: Avery Elle lots of love set

Ink:  Memento pear tart
Other: PTI heart die, felt


 
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Britta's Birthday Blog Hop

Today the girls from Young Crafters Unite are having a surprise blog hop for Britta's birthday.  Britta is such a talented and sweet young woman.  Wish you best for the coming year, Britta. 

I know Britta loves Lawn Fawn stamps.  So I used some of my Lawn Fawn stamps that I have not used for awhile to make this birthday card.  The card is already on its way to Britta.


I stamped the chevron background on the aquamarine card base with Fresh ink Island.  Ferris wheel was stamped on the speckled card stock and colored with copics.  The Polaroid frame was cut from the pure white card stock.

Your next stop is the fabulous Danielle.

Here is the full list of the designers if you ever get lost.

Marie Forberg - http://legojenta.blogspot.com/
Chari Moss - http://www.mossymade.com/
Chunyuan Wu - http://dahliamemories.blogspot.com/  you are here
Danielle Walls - http://neatandtangled.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Rzasa - http://ourchangeofart.blogspot.com/
Kelly Marie Alvarez - http://lawnfawn.blogspot.com/
Stephanie Britt - http://www.stephmade.com/
Thanks for stopping by.

Supplies:
cardstock:
Avery Elle card stock
Stamp: Lawn Fawn chevron set, Lawn Fawn Admit one, Studio Calico Heyday set
Ink: Fresh ink island, Memento tuxedo black,
Die: PTI fabulous Frames
Other, Copic markers, Ranger's distress ink, PTI buttons

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Sunday, November 25, 2012

CASE Study Challenge #118

 

This is Angeline's card to case this week at CASE study challenge.  Isn't the stamping gorgeous?  I love how she used different shades of ink and stamped around the sentiment.


I used the same layout with the Christmas sentiment in the middle and stamped a bunch of small stamps from various stamp set around to make a one-layer holiday card.

I am also entering this card into Jackie's one layer holiday card challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Supplies:
cardstock:
Avery Elle card stock
Stamp: Hero Arts Joy to All set, Avery Elle Warm wishes, Avery Elle merry & bright, PTI boy basics: rock on, PTI Tag-it #2, PTI postmark
Ink: Fresh ink tomato red, island
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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Young Crafter Unite Challenge #16: Happy Holidays


Happy Thanksgiving for those who celebrate!

It is the time for another challenge at Young Crafter Unite.  The theme is Happy Holidays. 

The day after Thanksgiving marks the official start of holiday in my household.  We are getting the tree and decorating it.  The boys are so excited. 

I used Avery Elle Warm wishes set for this card. 


Check out the fabulous DT for more inspiration:

Stephanie
Chari
Danielle
Jen
Marie
Britta
I hope you find time to play along. Simon says stamp is sponsoring us with a $25 gift certificate to their online store as usual.
 
It also entered into Jay Gee's Nook Challenge #25.


Thanks for stopping by.

Supplies:
cardstock: Avery Elle card stock
Stamp: Avery Elle Warm wishes, PTI happiest of holidays

Ink: memento tuxedo black, Fresh ink tomato red, basil, mango, island, ginger, Pin It

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Die Cutting for Paper Crafters Blog Hop Winner

Happy Thanksgiving week!

I am popping in to share the winner for the Die Cutting for Paper crafters blog hop.

So the winner is Sue D.
Congrats Sue!  I emailed you.

Thanks to everyone who participated the hop and left sweet comments.  And Thanks to Paper Crafts Magazine for hosting the fun hop and the amazing prizes.  The magazine is also available at your local book store, or crafts store or here at the Paper crafts online store.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great thanksgiving.

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

CASE study #117

For my Die Cutting for Paper Crafters blog hop, scroll down or click here
 

This month at CASE study,  the muse is fabulous Angeline Young.  She is one of my favorite designer.  Her elegant CAS style is impeccable.  I was hoping to play along since the beginning of the month.  Of course I already missed the first two challenges. 

This week we are casing this card of hers.  I love the symmetric stamping and the dimension of the layered mother and baby birds.


Here is my interpretation.  I used the same theme and layout of Angeline's card.  I stamped Avery Elle ikat pattern in famine colors and die cut the bird in cork.


It is also entered into Moxie Fab World Paper Crafting Tips & Tricks: The canvas, cork and burlap challenge.

If you have been admiring the Avery Elle stamps, I have 15% off discount code for you - DAHLIAS.  It is valid until Nov 24th and works for any stamp sets in stock. 

Thanks for stopping by.

Supplies:
cardstock: Avery Elle card stock
Stamp: Avery Elle ikat pattern, PTI mega mixed message, script sentiments
Ink: Fresh ink ginger, mango, pink lemonade, sugar, honey, memento tuxedo black

Die; Memory box perched bird


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Friday, November 16, 2012

Die Cutting for Paper Crafters Blog Hop


I am super excited to participant my first blog hop with Paper Crafts Magazine for the special issue of Die Cutting for Paper Crafters. 

For today's hop, we will make a card die cutting something other than paper.

I die cut a frame from cork and made a fall card.


Your next stop is the amazing Heather.  If you lost on your way please use the full list below.

 
Leave a comment by Tuesday, November 20th to win a copy of the magazine. And don't forget to leave a comment at Paper Crafts Connection for your chance to win a super amazining prize.
 
Thanks for stopping by,
 

Supplies:
cardstock: Avery Elle card stock
Stamp: Unity country pumpkin chowder
Ink: Fresh ink basil, memento tuxedo black
Die; PTI fabulous frames; Mat stack 4


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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Ten minutes Craft Dash Challenge #6

 

Today, Avery Elle sponsors the 10 minute craft dash challenge using the colors in the above graphics.  I am the slowest card maker. I can say I am pretty fast and efficient in many other areas.  But not when it comes to card making, it takes me hours to make one card.  This is definitely a challenge to me. 

So before I started, I read the tips and tricks Paulina put together.  And I came up a few more strategies might work for me - use only card stock, no patterned paper since it always takes me even more time if I use patterned paper; keep it one layer; use stamp with bigger image to cut down the time for stamping; use stamps that I used before and am comfortable with.

With these in minds, I pulled out the stamps, the inks and the card that I already cut and scored, and set the timer. Stamping went pretty smooth. It was done under 9 minutes!



Check out the rest of the Avery Elle DT for more inspiration. Jamie provoided $20 gift certificate to Avery Elle store for a winner.

Jamie Gracz (Avery Elle blog)
Heather Campbell
Kasia Curry
JJ Bolton
10 minutes craft dash challenge

Thanks for stopping by.

Supplies:
cardstock: Avery Elle card stock
Stamp: Avery Elle fanfare set, to the point set
Ink: Fresh ink mango, ginger, provicial grey, memento tuxedo black
 
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Monday, November 5, 2012

Avery Elle November Release final day

Welcome to the final day of Avery Elle November release.  The stamp sets are available today. 

I have one more project to share today.  It is a quick Advent calendar using Count on it.  I was thinking about make muslin bags like this and maybe reuse it again.  But I am pretty sure I am not going to use it again.  So I used glassine bags instead.


I die cut some polka dot papers as the cover and stamped the number on the circle die cuts.  I'm still working on what to put inside the bags and what to write on the cards.  I am thinking about include lots Christmas scavenger hunt since my kids love scavenger hunt.  Any ideas are welcome.


Avery Elle stamps are also available at Simon Says Stamps.

Thanks for stopping by.

Supplies:
cardstock: Avery Elle card stock
Paper; unknown source
Stamp:
Avery Elle count on it

Ink: Fresh ink tomato red
Other: Twinery twine, glassine bags, Papertrey ink mat stack 5 die, Spellbinders circle die
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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Avery Elle November Release Day 3


Welcome to the third day of Avery Elle November release. The stamp set we are featuring is Merry and Bright.

I used the sentiment from the set and Ikat background for my first card.


 
I used a lot stickles on the second card. 
 


Check out the rest of the DT for more inspiration.

Jamie Gracz (Avery Elle blog)
Kasia Curry
JJ Bolton

The products will go live in the store on the 5th. Avery Elle is giving away $25 credit. Each entry will be a Facebook like, comment on the Avery Elle blog or any Design Team release week post.

Also Avery Elle is now also available at Simon Says Stamps and one brick and mortar store in CA.  Check out Avery Elle for more detail.

Thanks for stopping by.

Supplies:

Card 1:
cardstock: Avery Elle card stock
Stamp:
Avery Elle merry and bright stamp set, Ikat background set

Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Ranger Vividian
Other: Copics

Card 2::
cardstock: Avery Elle card stock
Stamp: Avery Elle Merry and bright set

Ink: Memento tuxedo black;
Other: Stickles
 
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Friday, November 2, 2012

Avery Elle November Release Day 2

Welcome to the second day of Avery Elle November release.  The stamp set we are featuring is Lovely Letters.  It is a very elegant font.  I love it also includes numbers and there are two versions of small case k and y.


The bases of the Lovely Letters set are designed so that they can be used to line up the individual stamps with one another. If they are stamped individually, they can be linked together to form a "seamless" word with no space between the letters.

Halloween is over and I am starting to plan for Thanksgiving.  Lovely Letters are perfect for some quick place cards.



The second project is a set of monogram stationary cards for my sister-in-law who is getting married next July.  I am super excited for them.  Their wedding colors are lavender and mint.  Isn't that so fresh and trendy!


I used Fanfare set for the background.  I also made the package for the cards.


Check out the rest of the DT for more inspiration.
Jamie Gracz (Avery Elle blog)
Kasia Curry
Heather Campbell

The products will go live in the store on the 5th. Avery Elle is giving away $25 credit. Each entry will be a Facebook like, comment on the Avery Elle blog or any Design Team release week post.

Thanks for stopping by.
Supplies:

Place cards:
cardstock: Avery Elle card stock
Stamp:
Avery Elle lovely letters stamp set,

Ink:  Memento tuxedo black
Stationary card set:
cardstock: Avery Elle card stock
Stamp: Avery Elle lovely letters set, Fanfare set

Ink: Ranger's Viridian,, Fresh ink  lavender, melon, Memento tuxedo black;

 


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