Thursday, January 4, 2018

Avery Elle Ballons & Banners


Hi Everyone! Ashley here today sharing the super fun and versatile Balloons & Banners!


I started my card by heat embossing the double banner from Balloons & Banners on watercolor paper. Next, I water colored the background with Distress Inks. 

After my background was complete I watered colored another panel and stamped the balloon after it dried. I finished my card with Birthday Bus (one of my ALL time favorites!) and an embossed sentiment from Balloons & Banners.


This card was so fun to create! Thanks for stopping by!

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Friday, December 29, 2017

Avery Elle Windmill

Hi Everyone! Ashley here and I'm excited to share the Windmill stamps and dies today!


To create my card I started by stamping all of my images. Then I die cut them and colored them with Copics. 


Next I embossed my sentiment from the stamp set Sentimental Too. Finally, I water colored the background and added a gem to the windmill.


Thanks for stopping by!

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Avery Elle Cool Beans

Hi Friends! Today I'm sharing how much fun I've been having with the stamp set Cool Beans

This set has the best coffee cup image. I've been filling in the cup with all sorts of fun images. Today I combined Cool Beans with Lava You.


I started the card by stamping the coffee cup, then masking the sides and bottom. Since the cup is such a simple image, I just used 4 pieces of post it tape. Next, I stamped the volcano image from Lava You. I was careful to leave out the mountain and only included the exploding hearts. 
Cute right?


Next, I water colored the background, added some copic coloring to my cup and die cut the sentiment from Diagonal Stripes. I finished the card with some patterned paper and a few sequins.


These cups are so fun to make I had to create another one! This time I created the background using Distress Inks and heat embossed the sentiment.


As you can imagine you can let your imagination run wild with whatever image you want to place on your cup! Have fun creating!

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Avery Elle Holiday Cheers

Hi Everyone! Happy Thanksgiving! Today I'm sharing the amazing Large Pierced Scallop dies. This is one of those die sets you can use again and again. I've already used it several times!

In today's card, I started by stamping the coffee cup from Cool Beans. This coffee cup is SO fun to decorate. I added the bear and deer from Winter Woodland Wonders by masking the sides of the cup image, then I die cut and colored the cups. Next, I stamped the hearts from Cool Beans, colored and die cut them. 


Next, I blended Distress Ink on a the back panel and embossed the perfect greeting from Merriest. It's so fun to dig through my older stamps to find the perfect greeting to match the new release!

I finished the card with the sweet white frame from from Large Pierced Scallop dies and my card was complete!

Thanks for sharing some crafting time with me! 

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Avery Elle Modern Calligraphy

Hi Everyone! Today I'm sharing some of the sweet new stamps and dies just released! 


Alphabet stamps are on the top of my favorites list and Modern Calligraphy is a show stopper. It is my DIY dream come true! 

For my card today, I personalized it by starting the card with my daughter's name. Stamping the letters was so easy. I just used a ruler to make a soft pencil line, stamped, then erased my line. 

Next, I die cut the frame from Large Pierced Scallop Dies. The pink patterned paper from The Sorbet Collection is also one of my favorites. I stamped, die cut and colored the otter and hearts from Otterly Fantastic. Isn't that otter so sweet?

I finished the card by ink blending the waves on the card base, assembling all of my stamped and die cut pieces and then finally stamping the sentiment. 


I hope you enjoyed my card today! I can't wait to see what YOU create.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Avery Elle Blog Hop


Hi! Welcome to the Avery Elle Winter release blog hop!

Today I'm sharing the super cute Love is in the Air stamp set!


To create my card I simply stamped the largest heart balloon stamp from the set. I love the look of the layers overlapping and blending colors, just like real balloons! Next, I stamped the strings and added a sentiment from Balloons and Banners.

The super sweet frame is form the new die set Large Pierced Scallops. 


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Check out the other great inspiration on this hop...


Ashley Marcu (you are here)



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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!