Avery Elle Spring 2016 Release Blog Hop!

It’s finally here!  The Spring 2016 Release from Avery Elle is available to buy NOW!  I’m so excited about this release (not just because I have a fabby new stamp set featuring the most awesome creatures in the whole world ever) but because Jamie is introducing two amazing new product lines as well as an array of totally fabulous stamps and dies.  By the time you finish this blog hop you won’t know where to start!  You’ll want it ALL!  You should have arrived here from the awesome Karolyn Loncons blog but if not you can head back to the Avery Elle blog so you don’t miss out on any of the fun!

So onto my cards.  Today I’m proud as punch to be showcasing my latest stamp design called Hello Chum.  This is a set I’ve wanted to create since FOREVER – I’ve had a love affair with sharks since I was 6 years old and in particular with the Great White (I blame JAWS!).  I have dived with sharks up close and personal in Australia but diving with a GW is top of my bucket list!  I wanted this set to be a bit different though – I didn’t want the sharks to look cute, I wanted them to be menacing (but still happy!).



As you may have suspected, JAWS is one of my all time favourite movies and the sentiment “We’re Gonna Need A Bigger …. CAKE!” is my homage to that film!  I created this card after being inspired by Kathy Racoosin on Day 1 of the current Daily Marker Challenge.  The woodgrain effect is made using the Woodgrain and More stamp set.

Hello Chum 1Hello Chum 1 inside

The next couple of cards feature the other shark image from the set.  I coloured them with Copics and used the brand new dye inks also being released today – they are amazing!  I’m also in love with the large Tag die from this release (A Tag For All), I think I’m going to be making LOTS of use of this one!!

Hello Chum 2 Hello Chum 3
Avery Elle / Jamie
Karolyn Loncon
Caryn Davies (you’re here)!
Heather Campbell
Melania Deasy
Katie Gehring 
Amy Kolling 
Elena Roussakis
Maska Vanacker 

To celebrate our Spring 2016 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, February 28th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, February 29th .  All products are available for purchase in the Avery Elle store right now.
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  1. I just wanted to say: thank you, thank you, thank you, I loove this stamp set!!!

  2. I know I’m a bit late with this coment, but I just want to say: Thank you, thank you, thank you! Loooove this stamp set!!!!

  3. Caryn, These cards are adorable.,,, though I realized I wouldn’t typically say that about shark cards. LOL Regardless, I love the designs and the colors. 🙂

  4. I just love the sentiments with this stamp set! Your cards are fantastic.

  5. AWESOME projects. Love the first card with the shark in the window.

  6. Great projects! Awesome job on the coloring. I’m loving this release. So many options with it!

  7. SQUEAL!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your Cards!! Such an AWESOME Set of Designs!! LOVING the New Release!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS RELEASE WEEK!! =)

  8. Following you on FB and Pintrest, the others are too modern and trendy for me. Loving the cleanses and simplicity of your cards Caryn.

  9. Eeek! What a fun and clever stamp set! Gotta love that shark-with-attitude and all the hilarious sentiments.

  10. This release is so much fun and just delightful. There a lot of these stamps I would love to have and I like your card.

  11. What a fun fun shark set! I love the sentiments and how you created these cards.

  12. Love this stamp set! My husband, who normally has zero interest in the stamps I’m always talking about, even said “Cool, Sharks!”

  13. Aloha Caryn, kudos on designing one super fun stamp set!! This is going to be popular for as long as Avery Elle produces it. Your cards are adorable

  14. This is a great set! And your cards are fabulous–I like all the details, and I also like how the fishies on the last card look shadowy 🙂

  15. I love your stamp set!! I can’t wait to get to make cards for my sons 🙂

  16. This shark cracks me up. Love the way you’ve showcased him on your card and tagg.

  17. Super fun designs, love the port hole card! Great dwigns, thank you for the inspiration!
    Have a wonderful day!

  18. At first glance, I didn’t think I would like this set much…but your creations proved me wrong!!! 🙂

  19. Love the shark looking in the port hole; beautiful ink blending in the last card! A fun stamp set!

  20. I love love love this set!! It is at the top of my (chum) bucket list!! It is totally awesome!!! I love the cards you made too!!

  21. This shark is super cute! Reminds me of Bruce from Finding Nemo 🙂 I love the ombre water and woodgrain backgrounds. Thanks for the ideas for more masculine cards!

  22. The shark stamps make me smile! I love this set! Your cards are adorable!

  23. Great cards! Love that tag die and the shark! Fun ideas for your cards!

  24. Who knew that sharks could be this much fun! Fabulous showcases…and I know a certain niece and nephew, along with a bunch of their friends, who would get a kick out of shark-cards! Thank you for the inspiration…and the big smiles!

  25. Haha, this set gave me a good chuckle, the sharks are fantastic! love the cards

  26. The sentiments that go along with the shark are fantastic.
    I like wording that is more cute – rather than those that are so flowery.
    Great release.
    thanks for sharing.

  27. That shark is super adorable… for a shark…LOL Great projects

  28. Congrats on your new stamp set!! I absolutely LOVE those sharks and the super fun sentiments! They totally make me smile!! And your sample projects are fabulous!!!

  29. Such great cards! Can’t decide which is my favorite as they are all awesome! I “need” that set!!

  30. Fierce looking shark! Reminds me of Bruce from Nemo. I really like this set.

  31. What terrific cards and great images. These are good for masculine cards for sure.

  32. Caryn, so awesome meeting you at CHA!! Love the set, very creative!!!..the third card rocks my world!!! FAB release!!!

  33. Wow… A happy? Toothy grimacing shark to start your day. Do you want to receive this card before you open your bills? Or right after? Probably do not want to send this card to any public officials, just little boys!

  34. Uhh, they are kinda creepy, aren’t they. Perfect for boys cards. Love how many cool cards you came up with.

  35. I am a huge shark fan so totally love every creation. The first one with the wood grain is totally awesome !!
    Take care and have a great day x

  36. I too, just totally enjoy JAWS…and…that IS the best line in the movie! I think this shark set is the most cute and best new product in a while! Love your card!

  37. So cute and wonderful
    designs and coloring!
    Love the tag shape.
    Carla from Utah

  38. Great cards, but how could you not with these stamps. So cute even though that shark looks ferocious.

  39. Quite the “adventurous” design! 🙂 Your cards were “fin-tastic”!!!

  40. This is really cute, it’s so hard to find boys stamps! I think this is wonderful! Thank you for releasing new stuff for boys!!!!!

  41. Oh my goodness… I love these cards!!!! Are absolutely fabulous!!!

  42. This is definitely one of my favorites in the new release. Your cards turned out “Great!”

  43. HO HO CARYN,

    Oh my GOODNESS – I looooooooveeeee this stamp and die set. I’m only half awake, tucked in with my coffee and iPad doing my comments rounds and when I got to your sweet and funny shark cards I near spit coffee for laughing. Oh Gosh I’ll hope to WIN so I can buy these but if not they are going on my wish list. Absolutely fabulous.

    Your blog is always an inspiration!


  44. Oh my goodness! I LOVE EVERY card you made with this set! One of my BFF’s favorite animal is the shark! I can totally see getting this set and making her cards with it!

  45. Awesome cards! Love the first one … I loved Jaws, too, and watch it every chance I get.