Thursday, August 8, 2013

Avery Elle August/September Blog Hop


It's release day and we're hopping!  There's so many new goodies, so let's get right to it, shall we?  The other day, I promised to come back today with projects using my new stamp set called Fill in the Blank.  This stamp set is designed to mix and match with two die sets to create all kinds of custom sentiments.  It's much easier to show than to explain;)  


For the first card, I used the stamps above with the word dies here...

To create this card...

I used the word die on textured gold cardstock and it looks so cool!  I backed the die cut with one of the background stamps from All Squared Up and leaves from Petals and Stems.  Add a few gold sequins and that was it!

For this next card, I used the stamps with the icon dies here...

These icon dies are meant to take the place of a letter in the word stamps, but my mind is racing with other ideas!  Here's a quickie card I did using the icon dies as they were intended:)


I used the icon die as a reverse die cut this time and backed it with glitter paper.  For fun, I colored the glitter paper with copics in an ombre pattern.  It was a happy coincidence that the "YOU" fits perfectly on the large tag die from Simply Tags: Everyday

I have one last card to share with you today!  


This time I used the little house icon die, but I only partially die cut it so that the house is still attached to the landscape.  If you're not familiar with this technique, google "partial die cutting" and you'll find lots of tutorials out there.  I stamped the "HAPPY" sentiment behind the die cut and the house just nestles right in place:)  The setting sun background was created by blending distress inks.  I even snuck in some soft stars from the new set Written in the Stars.  

Thank you for stopping by today (and for your patience earlier this week)!  I do hope you stop by all the other Avery Elle blog hoppers today!  Here's the blog line up if you've just started...

JJ Bolton (you are here:)

To celebrate the August/September Release Blog Hop, Avery Elle is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to one random winner!  To enter to win just comment on this post.  There is no purchase necessary and you must be 18 years of age or older to enter.  This giveaway is void where prohibited.  You can also do options 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following to increase your chances of winning. You have until midnight Sunday, August 11th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, August 12th .  All products are available for purchase in the Avery Elle store right now.

To enter to win you can do 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following to increase your chances:
  1. Comment on any of the design team's posts and/or here on the Avery Elle Blog
  2. Follow us on Twitter and tweet the contest (we are @averyellestamps )
  3. Follow us on Facebook (we are www.facebook.com/AveryElle ) and share us with your friends - make sure they tell us you sent them.
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  5. Become a blog follower through Feedly or Blog Lovin' (comment on the Avery Elle blog if you already follow us)
  6. Join our Flickr group (comment on the Avery Elle blog if you already belong)
As an added bonus, I'll also be choosing an extra winner from anyone who leaves a comment on this post by Sunday, August 11th!   I'll make sure that person gets something really special!  

Mahalo and Aloha,
jj

66 comments:

  1. SUPER gorgeous cards JJ - FABULOUS showcase of the new release!

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  2. Terrific, as always, JJ!! Love your starry sky!

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  3. FAbulous cards with these new products. I like the textured gold cardstock on the first one and the sky on the last one.

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  4. JJ these cards are so cute! I just love the home one!

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  5. Love your cards - especially the HAPPY Home card!

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  6. Fabulous cards to showcase the new AE release! Wonderfully delightful and ever so inspiring!
    c

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  7. Such fantastic cards, love your creativity!! Thanks for all the inspiration:-)

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  8. All are fabulous - but I especially LOVE the second one! It just POPS!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  9. Love the combo of die cuts and stamps! Great cards!

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  10. very cute. love how you used all of the dies!

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  11. Those are some great cards. I love the use of the icons and dies to fill in the words and the coloring on the sky card is great.

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  12. Gonna have to add textured gold cardstock to the list of things I need! Loving these cards and your new releases JJ! That last card is fantastic!

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  13. Just love love the Happy new Home card. My favorite.

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  14. I love the CAS of your sunshine card. Very clean and just perfect!

    Thanks for a chance to win too.

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  15. I LOVE all of your cards. Love the different ways you showed to use these. TFS.
    D~
    http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

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  16. SO clever to tie the die in with the sentiments!

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  17. Genius designs as always...the Happy New Home has got to be the best card I've seen for that category...LOVE THEM!!!!

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  18. Fabulous card...love those new dies, so fun!

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  19. Amazing cards! Love the new dies and how well it goes with the stamp sets!

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  20. Such pretty cards! That textured die cut in gold DOES look cool! I also like your perfectly curved ground in your last card, I have difficulty achieving that effect.

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  21. All 3 of your cards are amazing!!!

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  22. Your sets are AMAZING, as usual! I absolutely love them! Always my favorites! And your cards are fabulous!

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  23. SO glad you chose to use this set! I have been wanting to see what it looked like on a design and now I have three fantastic samples! So awesome...adding another set to my list of wants.

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  24. Awesome cards. Love the first one. The gold is very classy.

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  25. The "You are my Sunshine" Card is gorgeous!

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  26. I can see why you are so excited about this new release. I love that you can mix and match the stamps and die cuts, and your cards are awesome.

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  27. Gorgeous cards JJ! You really know how to showcase new stamps and dies to their fullest! And it's such a bonus that you can mix and match these! Woo Hoo!

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  28. Love love the new sets and the cards you made with them! Can't wait to get these stamps!

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  29. Gorgeous job of inking on the "new home" card!

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  30. I love love love the icon dies! so glad you used them in your cards!

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  31. I love all of these cards!!! I am really liking this new release!!

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  32. The cutout on the first card is suh a cool effect! It looks like a tiny stamped gold bar! Avery elle dies rock

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  33. Your cards are all amazing!!! Love the dies!!

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  34. I love how you showcased your stamps and dies, what a clever idea to fill in the blanks with different icons.TFS

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  35. Your new set is so fun. I especially love it paired with the icon dies, which would be totally awesome by themselves as well. What fabulous designs!

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  36. Just love what you have done with these new dies/stamps - I feel my wallet getting lighter!

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  37. I love this set and your cards are awesome!!

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  38. So clever the way you filled in the blanks!

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  39. You have so man wonderful ideas, JJ! I love your cards so much!

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  40. You never fail to amaze me with your designs. Now I really need these stamps and dies. You've sold me.

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  41. Wow you sure showed off the fun of using those new dies with the stamps, great ideas.

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  42. Love this release and your amazing cards. TFS

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  43. Love them all, but the last is especially creative - great use of the die and different sets!

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  44. Your creations are always so awesome. So glad you rocked that set...it's on my must have list!

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  45. Your cards are great! I am loving this set of stamps and dies!!

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  46. Love the ideas for the dies. thanks for sharing.
    The cards are great. I'm so happy when I get a lot of ideas for cards.

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  47. Your cards are always awesome!

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  48. AWESOME cards!!!! Love the designs...great new set!!!

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  49. What cute cards--your concept of stamps and dies is just so much fun!

    Chris L.

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  50. Three fantastic cards! Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  51. I love the new icon dies! And your sample cards with them are beautiful.

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  52. Fantastic cards. I love how you have used the icon dies. My favourite is the happy new home - the way the happy sentiment looks like it part of the landscape, the setting sun, the gorgeous sky colouring and stars just starting to come out.

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  53. Love these cards! I especially like your use of the "remainder" after the cuts rather than the cuts! And the house card is fabulous! Your surely have a remarkable design sense, JJ!! All 3 are terrific!
    Thanks so much for sharing...I love getting emails telling me you have shared more of your work! Really makes my day!

    Sue Brailey

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  54. WOW!! Such AWESOME cards!! I LOVE the different designs!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  55. Just love the idea of replacing a letter with an icon - stroke of genius JJ.

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  56. I really love this stamp and die combo..... Thank goodness Jamie let your creative mind run loose on designing products!! :0) they're all wonderful projects but the sun rising behind the house is just awesome :0)
    Jenny x

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  57. I finally put in an order for my first Avery Elle stamps based largely on the gorgeousness you create with them and that you're involved in the designing! Loving all of today's cards but especially the second one. The glitter sun and ombre floss make me swoon!

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