Avery Elle Winter Release 2017 Blog Hop

 It’s release day over at Avery Elle so that means a designer blog hop (starting at the Avery Elle Blog) to showcase all the fabulous new products available right now over in the Avery Elle store!

This release is full of fun stamps and awesome die collections so there’s sure to be something for everyone!  Today I’m, featuring a sweet little set I designed called Windmill.  I had so much fun coming up with this set and I hope you like it as much as I do!!!


I decided a long time ago that this would be a perfect set to use with a paper-piecing technique.  I used my favourite paper pad of all time, the Everyday Collection and created a kind of patchwork effect using all the little scraps I’ve been holding onto forever!!  I stamped out the images I wanted to include onto different patterns and then die cut them using the co-ordinating dies.  A GREAT die collection that partners with this stamp set perfectly is the Picket Fence die set.  I used the grassy border, picket fence and cloud dies to create my little countryside scene.  The path is from the Cityscape collection from the last release.

The sails of the windmill actually turn thanks to a wee brad (crikey – haven’t used one of those in a while!!).


Supplies used:

Windmill Stamp Set

Windmill Elle-ments

Wonky Stitches Elle-ments

Everyday Paper Collection

Cityscape Elle-ments

Picket Fence Elle-ments

New Moon Dye Ink

Truffle Dye Ink


Your next stop on the hop is the gorgeous Heather Campbell – make sure to leave her some love on your way!!

Avery Elle / Jamie
Caryn Davies – You’re HERE
Heather Campbell
Melania Deasy
Katie Gehring 
Amy Kolling 
Ashley Marcu
Elena Roussakis

To celebrate our Winter 2017 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, November 12th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, November 13th .  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.
  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)


  1. carol ann says:

    I never think to use printed card stock for die cutting. This totally makes those cards! Love ’em!

  2. Judie Attard says:

    Awesome card! Love the different patterns!

  3. Judie Attard says:

    Joined the Flickr group!

  4. Judie Attard says:

    Following through email 🙂

  5. Judie Attard says:

    Following on Pinterest!

  6. Judie Attard says:

    Following on Facebook! 🙂

  7. Judie Attard says:

    Following on twitter!

  8. Judie Attard says:

    Off to hop and be inspired!!

  9. Renee VanEpps says:

    This is so cute and I love that the windmill spins!!! I know what you mean about using a brad LOL. Thanks for the inspiration !!

  10. DUMONTIER Marjorie says:

    I follow you on Flickr group with Marjorie SSW

  11. DUMONTIER Marjorie says:

    I follow your blog with the email margessw@icloud.com

  12. DUMONTIER Marjorie says:

    I follow you on Pinterest as Marge ssw

  13. DUMONTIER Marjorie says:

    I follow you on Facebook and shared about the contest : https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1579873718736352&id=100001412178355

  14. DUMONTIER Marjorie says:

    I follow on Twitter and posted about the contest : https://mobile.twitter.com/MargeSSW/status/929218425678974977

  15. Marjorie Dumontier says:

    Oh my goodness !! How adorable is this windmill !!

  16. francesca says:

    this set is lovely! Beautiful card!

  17. Debbie Selby says:

    This card is just fabulous

  18. Arianna Barbara says:

    6. I’m already joining Avery Elle’s Flickr group as Arianna Barbara (raggiodiluce82)

  19. Arianna Barbara says:

    5. I’m already Avery Elle’s blog follower.

  20. Arianna Barbara says:

    4. Follow Avery Elle on Pinterest as Arianna Barbara

  21. Arianna Barbara says:

    3. Follow Avery Elle on Facebook as Arianna Barbara and I’ve just shared about the contest with all my friends https://www.facebook.com/arianna.barbara.1/posts/1549454651802145?pnref=story

  22. Arianna Barbara says:

    2. Follow Avery Elle on Twitter as raggiodiluce82 (Arianna Barbara) and I’ve just tweeted about the contest https://twitter.com/raggiodiluce82/status/928986968712794112

  23. Arianna Barbara says:

    1. Wow! Such adorable set!!! Love this release!!!
    Your card is absolutely adorable!!!

  24. Angela W says:

    This is such a sweet set! I love how you made almost the entire card with patterned paper. I know that must have taken a lot of time. It looks fabulous!

  25. Tracy A says:

    You did a fabulous job on the paper piecing. Love your card.

  26. Stefanie White says:

    This card is adorable! I love the gum drop trees!

  27. Sue LD says:

    So cute–love your choice of papers.

  28. This is so sweet!!!

  29. Carla Hundley says:

    Love this windmill and
    it works wonderfully with
    the paper piercing! So
    Carla from Utah

  30. Daria Zender says:

    This card is so sweet! I love your paper pieced scene -so whimsical.

  31. Becca Yahrling says:

    What a great set for paper piecing! Love your pretty card. This is a really cute set.

  32. Julie says:

    Such a sweet scene. Avery Elle dies are great–I reach for them most often of all my dies.

  33. Mary Holshouser says:

    What a unique set and so cute.
    Love the card. The pastel colors are
    thanks for sharing.

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