Thursday, May 30, 2013

Avery Elle June/July Release Blog Hop


Are you ready people?  I'm so, so, so excited to be posting with the Avery Elle June/July release Blog Hop this month!  As I mentioned earlier this week, this release is so special because it's the one year birthday of Avery Elle!  I have been so lucky to be a part of this great company with one of the best owners/stamp designers out there!  Thanks Jamie!  Now on to this awesome release and hop! 



Today I'm using the new stamp and die set Modern Leaves!  I designed this set to be super versatile and I can't wait to find new and fun uses for the leaf shapes!  For my first card, I used the largest die as a mask to create a rainbow-colored lotus flower.  The lotus petals are colored with sponged on Distress Inks.  This technique gives the best soft color!  A simple stamped sentiment in deep black was the final touch. 


For my second card, I took one of the leaf stamps and did something a little graphic and organic  ;)  I stamped a vine design up the side of the card and finished off with the sentiment stamped on some cork to go along with the organic theme. 


As a little something expected, I backed the cork tag with some gold card stock.  I think this little bit of shine really highlights the sentiment and gives it last little something extra:)


That's my bit for today!  You MUST go visit all the other gals in the Blog Hop today!  Here's the blog line up if you've just started...

 Chunyuan Wu
Jennifer Rzasa (guest designer extraordinaire) 
Nina Yang
Heather Campbell
JJ Bolton (you are here:)
This month Avery Elle will be hosting lots of fun activities throughout the month to celebrate turning 1!  To kick off the festivities, every stamp order placed through the Avery Elle site between now and June 30th will receive the Party Animal mini set for free (limit one set per customer)!  We are all so excited to celebrate with you and for all your support over the last year!

To celebrate the Release Blog Hop, Avery Elle is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to one winner!  You have until Sunday, June 2nd midnight EST to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle blog on  Monday, June 3rd.  All products are available for purchase in the Avery Elle store right NOW!!!

To increase your chances of winning do any or all of the following (each item will give you one chance of winning):
Mahalo and Aloha,
jj

60 comments:

  1. wow wow wow you are an amazing designer.. Love how you used the new release.. love it all..

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  2. I am a huge fan of your work and I love these new sets. I have a wish list as long as my arm!

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  3. Looks like a very versatile set. I love your rainbow lotus card. I'll be purchasing the stamps and dies.

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  4. I am loving what everyone is doing with the new stamps! I love your "hello" card and how you used twine!

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  5. I really love this stamp set, can think of so many uses for it! Your 'hello' card is just devine!

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  6. Oh my, so unique and different!! Love the first one with the graduation of colour, expertly done!! The texture and mix of elements and colours on the second one really surprised me, but like in a totally good way! Added this set with my order JJ, awesome work!!

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  7. Love what you have created here.

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  8. Love the colorful & gorgeous designs!

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  9. Beautiful job, JJ! I am a sucker for a leaf and a great font!

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  10. I like the colors on both cards.

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  11. OMGosh, I NEED this leaf set and dies!

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  12. Fabulous job designing this set, JJ!! So awesome!

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  13. These cards are fun, pretty, and look like they were very easy to make. Great color choices!

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  14. These are super pretty cards!

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  15. I am loving those leaves!!! TFS!!!

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  16. I adore anything "leafy" so these stamps and dies are on the top of my wish list.

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  17. JJ- I love how you created two totally different projects with this set. Your talent is amazing as always. It has been a pleasure working with you this past year. I am truly lucky that we crossed paths and am looking forward to the future!! Thanks for all you do!!

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  18. Love the vibe of that second card :)

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  19. Your cards are amazing as always, JJ! Couldn't choose between them...both are great. I do so love them. Using the vines on kraft is brilliant, and that twine, gold and cork are perfect. *sigh* Bev

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  20. These leaves are so cool. Lovely cards jj

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  21. This is such an awesome set, JJ! And what a wonderful showcase of your talent! Super duper proud to be on the AE team with you! Hugs!

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  22. The lotus flower card is beautiful! I love the striking colors on such a clean and simple card.

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  23. what a pretty rainbow flower! beautiful cards!
    -Rachel w k
    rwkrafts.com

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  24. Congrats on this new and AMAZING stamp and die set, JJ! I love how you played with it, too...your cards are really beautiful!

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  25. Oh my! The rainbow lotus is soooooo perfect. The layout in the second card is amazing!

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  26. Loving these JJ!!! And your new sets are wonderful, you are an amazing designer (and an even better friend)! Big Honks and wishes for an unending supply of enamel dots. ;)

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  27. Wow, how fabulous!! Love the new stamps and die set! You sure make them shine like no other, JJ!

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  28. JJ, this is such an awesome set! Love it! I especially love the scratch leaf.

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  29. Both of your cards are just so fantastic JJ! Wow!

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  30. Fab cards and you've showcased them so beautifully!

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  31. Great cards. Great use of the stamps!

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  32. Wonderful cards! The first one is signature you (if that makes any sense), and they are both fantastic.

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  33. JJ - Love this set you designed. So very pretty. I live in the northwoods of Wisconsin and this would work out so well up here.

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  34. Beautiful cards made from a fabulously designed stamp set. Hugs.

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  35. More goodies! Love how your brightest petal points to the sentiment on your first card, such smart design. And the gold with the cork ... crazy good!

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  36. Great cards...love the beautiful lotus flower you created with the die masks.

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  37. another fabulous stamp and die set. Love the fun texture of the leaf stamp and the nested die. This is definitely a set I will be reaching a lot.

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  38. Hey sistah! I felt you've read my mind when I saw the leaf set! I NEED it! I think it is the perfect clean shape with lots of possibilities! Can't wait to play with them! Your samples are amazing as always! Smooches!

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  39. Love what you did with this set!

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  40. J'adore the card with the color overlap! That would probably look good with a limited color palette and Neon ink from Hero Arts...hmmm!

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  41. Wow...love the brights on white....but there is something about the other one stamped on the granite-looking stock that really appeals to me, too. Great job!

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  42. Great job designing product again this round my friend.

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  43. Congratulations on your versatile new set & matching dies! I love the fonts you chose! Your samples are amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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  44. Once again I have to say...FABULOUS. Your creativity knows no bounds.

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  45. The first card with the rainbow colored leaves is just spectacular!

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  46. Such a wonderful set. You have created such a variety of styles. Couldn't pick a favorite.

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  47. oohhh love love love your rainbow card!

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  48. love that rainbow of leaves!

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  49. Amazing Card Designs!! THANKS so much for sharing and have a Fabulous Weekend!! =)

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  50. That touch of gold is so you JJ just as much as the eye-pleasing rainbow leaves!! I cant believe the year has gone so quickly.... love both you projects both earthy and bright :0)
    jenny x

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  51. Love this stamp and die set - the possibilities are endless. Fantastic idea to use the diecut negative and such a beautiful result.

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  52. Your cards are great and I especially love the colorful one! :)

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  53. Your cards ROCK!! Love what you did with both of them! :)

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  54. Wow! Look at the contrast going on here - something to please everyone!

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  55. I bookmarked this long ago, but want to feature your colorful rainbow Thank You card next week, Jan 14 for Trendy Tuesday at Paper Crafters Library blog. You can ck out the blog here: http://blog.papercrafterslibrary.com/ The image of your project will credit you and link back to your blog as well. If you do not wish to be featured for this article, just let me know.

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