Thursday, May 2, 2013

Avery Elle May Release Blog Hop


Happy May People!!!   Are you enjoying the Avery Elle May Blog Hop?  So many fun things are coming out this month!  

My first card today uses the awesome new Father's Day set called The Man!  I can always use more masculine sets, and I love the style of this one.  Modern, fresh, and loving without being sappy:)  You laugh, but that combo is hard to find!


I knew that I wanted to use the bubbly bottle for my card but instead of beer, I went "pop"!  First I stamped the bottle and soda in a yummy orange. {Just a tip, it's easier to stamp the soda part first and then the outline}  I used my Silhouette to cut out the simple "pop" and glued it over the bottle with some foam tape.  I added a bit of colorful paper at the top (October Afternoon Midway) and some orange "bubbles" (My Minds Eye enamel dots).  I really love how this turned out!  Colorful and still masculine:)


My second card is a quickie that I made using one of the new dies I introduced earlier this week in this post.  For this card I used the Chevron Border in a slightly different way! 


To get this look, I layered 3 chevron borders in 3 different colors.  All 3 layers were glued together and glued to the card base under a circle cut out.  A simple and compact sentiment from All Squared Up was the perfect sentiment to finish it off!   Are you thinking how you could do this other colors?  Fun, right?  


That's it for me today!  I won't hold you up because there's so much more to see!  Just remember, the new release is available in the store now!  No teasing for weeks here;)  

Before you fill up your cart, you may want to check out all the amazing projects in store for you today!  Here's the blog line up if you've just started...

JJ Bolton (you are here:)
Amy Kolling (guest designer)
Donna Mikasa
Don't forget, to celebrate the May Release Blog Hop, Avery Elle is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to one winner!  You have until Sunday, May 5th midnight EST to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle blog on Monday, May 6th.  All products are available for purchase in the Avery Elle store right NOW!!!

To increase your chances of winning:
Mahalo and Aloha,
jj

50 comments:

  1. Just wonderful! LOVE the pop bottle, and the "bubbles"!

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  2. Oh my goodness!! I am SO in trouble this month. Love everything and that pop card is ridiculously cute!

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  3. LOVE the pop card! So cute!

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  4. Love the pop card and the enamel dots bubble.

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  5. Awesomeness as always, JJ! And that pop card is so fab & fun. :)

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  6. Wonderful cards! I love that new chevron die.

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  7. Both of the cards are so cool! I love how you added orange bubbles on your first card and how you layered the dies on you second! Thank you for the inspiration! :)

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  8. That soda card is just so adorable!!! TFS!!!

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  9. These are so fantastic! Enamel bubbles?!? Yes please! We are so fortunate to have you on board with us. You are the best!!!

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  10. Love these JJ! The enamel dots on the first one are so fun, but the second is my favorite. LOVING those new dies!

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  11. Fantastic work! I adore the "pop" card. Made me smile. :)

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  12. Great cards! Love the thank you one, and how you used your dies! :)

    Chris L.

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  13. My problem with most sentiment sets is that they are "sappy". I want to say it plain and simple. This is a great stamp set. Love your cards.

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  14. Love these cards. The pop card is really fun & those chevron dies you designed are fabulous & you are doing some great things with them. Thanks so much.

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  15. Love the "pop" from your pop! So clever! And your chevron dies are going to be such a hit! So exciting to be on the AE team with you!

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  16. So cool - love the pop card with the bubbles of fizz!

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  17. Two more amazing cards, JJ. Both the stamps and dies are such fun. Top of my wish list. Great release. Bev

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  18. BOTH OF YOUR CARDS ARE VERY CUTE!!

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  19. That pop card just rocks :) I really love the matching bubbles!
    And the chevrons...love the colours, and the whole die concept is fabulous. Honestly! I'm going to have to get out the thesaurus so I can find more interesting ways of saying 'fabulous' and 'genius'!!

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  20. Love your orange pop card. The enamel dots are fabulous I have those, but I love how you used them. Great tip about stamping the inside first, that would work good for my PTI Love Potions set too.

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  21. Love the first card - it really pops!

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  22. Your "pop" card is so fun, love the enamel bubbles!

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  23. Those orange bubbles are super fun!!! And the layered chevron is AWESOME!! LOVE IT!

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  24. So cute! Love the bubbles coming out of the bottle!

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  25. Great card designs--love the pop bottle.

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  26. BOth of these are stunning cards!

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  27. How clever and talented you are. Love both cards. Really great graphic design! I especially love your POP card. I love puns.

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  28. I just love the POP card you made, it is so cute!

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  29. Gotta get this stamp set so I can make my husband a father's day card using the bottle with bubblies...he's a homebrewer!

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  30. These are such super adorable cards! I love how you used the enamel dots! So fun!

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  31. Great cards! Love the new stamps and dies!

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  32. LOVING your FUN cards!! THe way you layered and offset the die cut on your second card is AWESOME!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

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  33. I find masculine cards difficult too but you seem to have no problem. I LOVE the 2nd card the best! Amazing!

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  34. As always, your cards are just amazing, JJ! I think these new stamps and dies are so versatile...can't wait to start playing with them!

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  35. Love both cards! I should start working on my masculine cards now :)

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  36. Boy, you really NAILED these two cards. They're so well designed and the colors ROCK!

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  37. I absolutely adore your first design, especially how you were able to make it cute and colorful but still perfect for a guy. And those chevrons--swoon!

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  38. Such fun cards, JJ! I especially love your clever first card!

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  39. Love them! I especially love the Pop card! I'm loving this set...a lot!

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  40. The first time I saw this set I thought - where's the POP - I LOVE that you added it JJ! FAB new stamps & dies :)

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  41. I really love your cards - great style! I used to call my father 'Pop' when I was a little girl, so your first card has a special place in my heart. <3

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  42. Stunning cards ... so inspiring! Anita :)

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  43. Both are awesome but I am totally digging that colourful masculine 'Pop' card! Great design JJ!!

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  44. First time I saw that bottle with its bubbles I thought of your Gallery Idol beer mug :)

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  45. Oh, these are such clever cards!!

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