27.09.2021

Avery Elle … Layered Holiday Truck

Hi there, Caryn here today with a couple of cards and a video sharing some tips on using the Layered Holiday Truck stamp set.I love this vintage style set and once you get everything lined up it creates a fun, retro look perfect for the holidays.

I made two cards – one Fall themed and one Christmas themed.  I love how they both turned out.I pulled out some older die sets to create today’s cards.  The first uses the gorgeous Quilted Frame Elle-ments in a dark, pine green. and layered some snowy hills behind the oval aperture using the Slimline Borders Elle-ments  

The little holly flourish is from the Prosecco-ho-ho stamp set and I created the sentiment banners using the wavy banner from the Easy Layers 1 Elle-ments set.

For the second card I created a simple Thank You card by stamping the truck in two shades of blue and then loading it up with the little pumpkin stack from the set.  I die cut the Star Scene elle-ments and then finished it off with the sentiment from the Invitation Frame Elle-ments.

Supplies:Layered Holiday Truck Clear Stamps

Layered Holiday Truck Elle-ments

Prosecco-ho-ho Clear Stamps

Quilted Frame Elle-ments

Star Scene Elle-ments

Invitation Frame Elle-ments

Easy layers 1 Elle-ments

20.09.2021

Avery Elle … Layered Pine

Hey there, it’s I’m here today sharing a card using some new products from the fall 2021 release as well as a couple of older ones! 

I’ve been having so much fun designing and using the layered stamp sets we have at Avery Elle.  Today I’m showcasing 2 of them – the Layered Holiday Truck and the Layered Pine stamp sets.  

A few tips I often use when creating with these sets is to use the MISTI and load all the layers of the image onto one platform.  This helps to stamp several images at a time.  For example, the Layered Pine set consists of two images so I put them into my stamping platform and make sure to use the exact same size piece of card each time.  You can use a square or rectangular die to be extra precise! In this case I cut squares of 9mm length.

To help line up the second layer of the stamp I sometimes use the printed carrier sheet that the stamps live on.  This can really help if the images are a bit more difficult to see through.

I used the same techniques when stamping the truck and the trees  It can take a bit of trial and error but once you have everything lined up you should get great results.
Once I stamped all images I die cut the Snow Scene Elle-ments in white and blended some aqua blue ink over the top half of it.  I used the wavy banner from the Easy Layers 1 Elle-ments and stamped the sentiments from the Layered Holiday Truck set onto them.  
Here’s a wee tip when you want a curved sentiment but the stamp is straight.  Die cut the piece you want to stamp onto.  The flip it over so the front side is facing down and put a clear stamping block on top of it.  Curve your sentiment to the shape you want it to stamp onto then turn the die cut back over and ink up your stamp and it will be lined up to the shape of the die cut! 

I made the wee Happy Holidays flag from the same wavy banner die but snipped it in half and added a slither of card for the the stick!


Supplies:

Layered Pine Clear Stamps

Layered Pine Elle-ments

Layered Holiday Truck Clear Stamps

Layered Holiday Truck Elle-ments

Easy Layers 1 Elle-ments

Snow Scene Elle-ments

14.09.2021

Avery Elle … Halloween S’mores

Here today sharing a card featuring the new Halloween S’mores stamp set –  the cutest collection of Halloween treats you ever did see!! In the UK s’mores aren’t really a thing (we don’t have Graham crackers here) but we do make our own versions using good old McVities chocolate digestives!!  Not sure how they compare to the originals but they do taste good!

Anyway, back to the card!  I started with a white A2 landscape card and blended some lime green ink to give a bit of background colour.  

I used the Double Pierced Rectangle dies and cut a mat and then a smaller frame using two of the smaller rectangles.  I then blended orange and purple inks onto the frame to keep with the Halloween vibe! I adhered the frame onto the mat and popped them onto the card front using foam tape.

I coloured the cute s’more characters using Copics and then stamped and die cut them and popped them onto the card using foam tape.For the sentiment I used the banner from Easy Layers 1 die set and stamped the Halloween is S’more onto it in black and orange then completed the card by stamping “fun with friends like you” underneath – finishing off with a couple of stars.

Supplies:

Halloween S’mores Clear Stamps

Halloween S’mores Elle-ments

Double Pierced Rectangle Elle-ments

Easy Layers 1 Elle-ments

14.09.2021

Avery Elle … Merry Circle tags

Hey there, Caryn here today sharing a card using the Merry Circle Tags stamp set.  Instead of creating tags, I decided to showcase how great a set this is for creating backgrounds or patterns using all the tiny images.

I started by stamping the larger sentiment image in red ink in the bottom right corner of a panel cut using the Double Pierced Rectangle die collection.  I then selected the small holiday images one by one and stamped them in green until I had filled the rest of the panel To add a little contrast and “pop” I added a piece of red card to the back of the front panel using foam adhesive.and tied some twine around the panel.

To add a little bit more interest I added colour to the berries on the holly images and added a red heart bubble onto the twine.  I love how clean and simple this design turned out!
Supplies:

Merry Circle tags Stamps

Double Pierced Rectangle Elle-ments

16.08.2021

Avery Elle… Christmas Dreams

Hey there, it’s Caryn here today with a holiday card made of a number of the new sets from the Fall 2021 release.

I stamped, coloured and die cut the mouse from Christmas Dreams then created my bas card.

I wanted to have him perched on top of the Merry die so stamped some foliage using the layered pine stamps and dies.  I cut 3 of the Merry die from white cardstock and once from red and layered up the four layers.  I used some of the small images from Merry Circle Dies to create a band across the card behind the mouse and used the “be” part from the sentiment in the Layered Stars stamp set.

Supplies:

Christmas Dreams Clear Stamps

Christmas Dreams Elle-ments

Merry Elle-ments

Merry Circle Tags Clear Stamps

Layered Pine Clear Stamps

Layered Pine Elle-ments

Layered Stars Clear Stamps

12.08.2021

Avery Elle Fall 2021 Release Blog Hop

Hello Avery Elle fans. Today is the day our fabulous Fall 2021 release is unveiled and available in the store. I love this release and look forward to it every year. Today I’m sharing a card using a couple of sets I created – Layered Stars and Layered Pine clear stamps.

I stamped the branch a couple of times in different shades of green to give a more bushy effect. Then I created three stars by layering up different inks of the same colour. Just experiment with inks you have – I used different Catherine Pooler inks on my card.

For a summary of all of our new products that are available for purchase right now check out this section in our store . We will be showcasing projects using our new sets starting today and will continue to show them throughout the next few months. I can’t wait!

Let’s get to the hop.

Avery Elle
Caryn Davies – you’re here
Heather Campbell
Yainea
Melania Deasy
Katie Gehring 
Amy Kolling 
Ashley Marcu
Elena Roussakis

19.07.2021

Avery Elle … Lovely

Hi there.  It’s Caryn here today sharing a bright and fun card featuring the Lovely stamp set and dies.  I’ve paired it with the gorgeous Hooray die and a palette of rainbow gorgeousness.

I blended Distress Inks onto some watercolour paper and spritzed with water for a textured effect.  Whilst that was drying I stamped all the images from the Lovely stamp set onto more watercolour card and used Karin Pro brush Markers to colour the images.

I die cut the rainbow panel using the Double Pierced Rectangle dies  then also cut a strip from the centre using the curved border die from the Slimline Border elle-ments.  I popped the two rainbow die cut pieces up on foam tape them glued the flower elements along the edge and finished with a multi-layered die cut HOORAY in the centre!

Supplies:
Lovely Clear StampsLovely Elle-mentsHooray Elle-mentsSlimline Border Elle-ments

29.06.2021

Avery Elle … Sweet Day

Hi there.  I’m over on the Avery Elle Blog with a card using the cute-as-can-be Sweet Day stamp set and dies.  I love the way Elena illustrated this set with the cute critters and all the different ways to “dress up” the van.

I stamped the images and coloured them Copics in pastel “ice-cream” shades to compliment the theme.   Instead of using inks for the background I decided to pull out some patterned papers from the Spring Collection Paper Pad and use dies to build up a scene.  I used the grassy border from the Slimline Borders die set and the rectangle layer die from Easy Layers set.   Using papers in this way is a great technique for adding texture and interest in a different way.

To finish I stamped the sentiment onto a strip of white card and added some glitter highlights here and there.
Supplies:
Sweet day ClearStamps

Sweet Day Elle-ments

Spring Collection Paper Pad

Slimline Borders Elle-ments

06.05.2021

Avery Elle Summer 2021 Release Blog Hop

It’s an exciting day in the Avery Elle Universe – the brand new Summer 2021 release is LIVE!

I have been DYING to share some cards I’ve made with this release and now I can! I have designed 3 new sets )the Layered Cupcake, Layered Ice-Cream and You Rock!) – woohoo – I hope you love them xxx

Today I’m focusing on the You Rock stamps and dies. I LOVE retro 50’s style. I wish I could go back in time to a diner and order a coke float sundae and put Ritchie Valens on the jukebox.

Doesn’t this card make you want to jive? I stamped the sundae image and die cut it along with 3 more from white card. I stacked them up with liquid glue and added some rock candy distress glitter here and there. I stamped the checkerboard border in pink and cut a flag panel using the fabulous new Easy Layers 1 die set. I am definitely keeping this one on my desk at all times!!

I used one of the little sparkle element stamps from the You Rock set to stamp some interest on the panel and heat embossed them in white Sparkling Snow embossing powder from WOW.

To finish off I stamped the retro sign andHappy Birthday on it with a bit of shading using Copics. I added some Glossy Accents to the circles to make them look like lightbulbs!

My second card is all about the Jukebox! I stamped and heat embossed the jukebox image then die cut it. I coloured it with Karin markers and added glossy accents to highlight a few parts. I made a mat using the Double Pierced Rectangle die set and cut it from aqua and gold to pick up the gold elements I added on the jukebox.

I wanted the sentiment to go on the jukebox itself but still wanted to use the sign so I just cut off the extra bit I didn’t need – simples!!

To finish I stamped a few music notes and a record and added them for a little more pazazz!!

Supplies:

You Rock Clear Stamps

You Rock Elle-ments

Easy Layers 1 Elle-ments

Double Pierced Rectangle Elle-ments

All the details for the Avery Elle Blog are found below. Happy Hopping! Next stop is Heather Campbell ...

I am so excited because our Summer 2021 Release is finally here!!  We have an amazing blog hop full of inspiration today and we are so glad that you are here. Thank you so much for all of your comments and likes during our previews this week.  We read each and every comment and it really makes our day!!
For a summary of all of our new products that are available for purchase right now check out this section in our store .  We will be showcasing projects using our new sets starting today and will continue to show them throughout the next few months.  I can’t wait!


Avery Elle  
Caryn Davies
Heather Campbell
Yainea
Melania Deasy
Katie Gehring 
Amy Kolling 
Ashley Marcu
Elena Roussakis

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15.04.2021

And now for something completely different!

No, this isn’t an episode of Monty Python’s Flying Circus (she says showing her age)! I am sharing a project I’ve been working on and it’s a bit different to my usual creations! Lately I’ve been enjoying using my supplies and tools to try to stretch them and get the most from them. I LOVE scrolling through Pinterest, ETSY, Instagram and even TikTok looking at gorgeous home decor and crafts. I am in love with shadow boxes right now and have a whole bunch of different ones sitting in a cupboard that I bought with full intentions to create magical works of art.

Well, instead of leaving them there to collect dust I am turning them into something beautiful. And here’s my first one!

Isn’t this fun? I am very happy with this considering it’s my first real go at it. And I’m particularly pleased because I used all materials that I already owned!

The rainbow was created using the Pinkfresh Rainbow Colour Block Die. I cut it multiple times from white cardstock then stacked them for dimension. The top layers were each inked using Catherine Pooler Inks then heat embossed three times with clear embossing powder and a 4th time with holographic embossing powder. I adhered it onto some heavyweight white card cut to fit the back panel of the frame and used liquid glue to add Essentials By Ellen rainbow Droplets.

The clouds at the front were cut using a die from Avery Elle (shh, this is a sneak peek!!) and layered up twice to give more dimension.

Once everything was secured and dried I put the frame back together. To personalise it I used my Cricut Explore to cut my daughter’s name from white vinyl. Isn’t it pretty?!