Thursday, December 18, 2014

Custom Gift Holders with Avery Elle

Hi folks!  Just dropping in with a few ways to use the Just a Note die from the latest Avery Elle release!  With this die set, you get the large die plus a "just a note" word die and a bunch of cute die cut flourishes.  The large die can be used in a variety of ways: gift card holder, treat holder, envelope wrap, self-closing card (check out the Avery Elle site for some more tips on how to use the die).

I chose to use the die to create a couple of quick and easy treat and gift card holders... 

I used the dies from Fill in the Blank and Holiday Fill in the Blank to dress up my treat holders.  When folded, the large die creates a pocket.  The pocket is slim, but can accommodate small, flat items.  I slipped in a chocolate square candy but you could try something like a tea bag or flat lollipop.  

I also created a gift card holder with a snowflake (Noel dies) reverse cut that I backed with some glitter paper.  The "Enjoy" sentiment is from the Gift Tags stamp set.   I kept it pretty CAS, but the stitched line gives it just a little something extra.  Here's a pic of the backs of each holder...

I told you, easy, right?  Thanks so much for stopping by today!  

Mahalo and Aloha,

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Sunshiny You with Avery Elle

Good morning everyone!  Just a little card today to bring a bit of sunshine to your week:)  I'm using a couple of sets from the new Avery Elle release,  Simply Said You die and stamps & Dotted Borders dies!  This card combines so many of the elements I love: sunshine theme, word dies, and border dies.  I usually do vertical cards, but I thought it rotate it for a different perspective.   

Because the card background is just one color, I blended a bit of yellow and orange ink onto the sun and the rays to give them some depth.  This helps you avoid that flat look that you get with color card stock.  The "sun" is adhered to the card with foam tape and I glued the "you" die cut to it.  On the "y" side of the word die, I glued it straight to the sun, but the "u" side is glued to the card base with foam tape.  This keeps everything level.  

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you are having a beautiful week!  

Mahalo and Aloha,

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Avery Elle December/January Blog Hop

Hey everyone!  Are you ready for the new Avery Elle release?  Before I move on to the fun goodies, I have to say a farewell and a hello.  The farewell is for our sweet Kasia Curry.  That sweet girl is stepping down from the team and we will miss her and her wonderful creations terribly!  Hugs Kasia!!!  

The hello is for our new team member, Melania Deasy!  I've always been a big fan of Melania and I can't wait to see what she's going to create!

Now, let's talk new release:)  For my card, I used the new knitty set, Made with Love!  Even if you don't knit, this is the perfect wintery set.  I used the long border stamp to create a custom background.  To give it that dyed look, I blended Distress inks over my stitches in an ombre pattern.   For the sentiment, I borrowed a stamp from the Let it Snow set.  Apropos, no?

To celebrate our December 2014 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, December 7th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, December 8th .  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 ) and share us with your friends - make sure they tell us you sent them.
  4. Follow us on Pinterest
  5. Become a blog follower through email (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)
The next stop on the hop is the awesome Yainea, but here's the full hop list just in case...