Thursday, December 4, 2014

Avery Elle Blog Hop

Hooray!  It feels like FOREVER since we had our last Avery Elle release blog hop - I've missed them!  You should have arrived here from the fantastic Caryn Davies's blog.  If you need to start from the top, head to the Avery Elle blog.

For the hop, I'm playing with the new Avery Elle Bunting stamp set!  Yay!  It's FULL of banners and all sorts of things you'd string across the sky!  

This set has been so fun to play with!  Of course there are coordinating dies as well. :)  Now, I know I'm a little biased when it comes to this stamp set (because I designed this one) but I really feel the possibilities are endless!

Here's a few ideas for how it works when you put it together. 


For my first card, I wanted to play with the lanterns. 
Here I stamped the stitched string in Fog ink and then used a coordinating Bunting die cut string and placed that right over the top.  I stamped and die cut the lanterns and added the die cut bows as well. The strip of patterned paper at the bottom is from The Everyday Collection 6x6 paper pad


Next up, I have one of my favorite cards I've created ever.  I know I shared it on my blog on Tuesday but I had to share it again. 
On this card, I stamped both colors of the strings just like I did above and then added the stars and banners (all from Bunting).  Then, I added a sentiment using the cute new mini Elle's Alphas. 

I couldn't stop with the stars. :) 
Here I used the new Dotted Border Elle-ments dies to add this decorative edge. 

I shared this card also on my blog yesterday, but again - had to share it again. 

One last thing... I thought I would share how I stamp the strings. :)  One comes pre-curved but the other two are straight which work perfectly for creating your own custom curve.
First I stamp the solid curve.  
Then I come back in and stamp the stitched curve right over top and it's time to go to town adding all the little tid bits tied to the bunting banner. 

Now to the hop...  you should be off to JJ Bolton's blog but here's the hop order incase you get lost!

Heather Campbell <-- You are here!

Fine Print:
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 )
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Thank you so much for stopping by and joining in the hop!  Have a fantastic day!

51 comments:

Tina said...

beautiful cards, amazing stamp sets and dies..love these

Renee said...

I can see why it's your fave!! All of these are amazing and so glad you showcased the Bunting set because it's the one I want to buy :) The stars and lanterns are perfect!

Renee M said...

I really like these bunting stamps! Thanks for sharing the fun projects you made with them.

Lorraine Marasigan said...

Using different shades of grey for the strings...makes the stars and bunting really pop! Your cards make me so happy:)

Amy C. said...

Fabulous job! I love this new set!

lisa808 said...

Fabulous card samples. Awesome stamp set and dies.

Lindsay said...

LOVE, love, love! Oh my, I must have this stamp set!!

kel said...

wow, tons of possibilities with this set!

{VICKI} said...

so pretty!

Yukari Y. said...

Beautiful card set! Love all of the different variations! :)

Dotty Jo x said...

Totally gorgeous, Jo x

Lisa Petrella said...

Ooooo....all of those colorful banners are so super fun!!!

Rudi said...

Super cute cards!!!

marylouh said...

Love the hanging lanterns. The "wires" are a great idea. So many things could be adapted to hanging.
thanks for sharing some wonderful cards.

Elise C. said...

These are so cute! This is looks such a versatile set! Thanks for sharing! :)

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Love, love, love the Bunting Stamps set! It definitely goes to my must have list!

Lori Barnett said...

As my friend Karolyn would say..."DUDE! Those are amazeballs!!!" LOL! But really...they are awesome!

Pam said...

Fabulous cards!

Jean said...

LOVE the stamps and dies! These cards are so inspiring!!

Jean said...

I joined the Flikr group!

Jean said...

Following on pinterest!

Jean said...

Shared on FB!

donna mikasa said...

Oooh, I think this is my favorite stamp/die combo in the release! Love your samples!

Patt H. said...

Fantastic cards! Love this set & it's now on my Christmas list.

Marcie Sharp said...

Banners are my stamping weakness...I just loooove a fun banner set!!

jc said...

Love all your cards!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This set looks so awesome!!!

Ina Good said...

Very Kewl cards and stamp sets used to make them.Thankyou for tutorial also!

Julene VanKleeck said...

I love love love this stamp set... It is my favorite! And your cards are just a perfect showcase of this set!

Grandma Ronda said...

Wow, these banner cards are gorgeous and the set is SO versatile. Thanks for the inspriring samples.

Pam Young said...

You are amazing!! Love the new set, and your projects are wonderful!!

mimi said...

Super fun banner cards!!!

Tami B. said...

These are so cute and fun. I especially like the strings of stars card.

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

I just love this set--it is so cute and so versatile!

Chris L.

Dave and Pam said...

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE these cards!! I have to get this set! Thank you! Pam Burke

Hamutal Shafrir said...

Beautiful cards!! Thank you for the inspiration.

Efrat said...

Beautiful!! what a great stamp set!

~amy~ said...

super fun & festive cards! Love all the colors!

Kim A. said...

Such fun, festive cards! Love the stamp and die set!

pcm said...

heather, these cards are fantastic!!!

Sue D said...

Very fun and versatile stamps and dies!

Kathy H said...

I love these different swags, especially the stars. They are so cute!

Debra said...

Great job using the products!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

fantastic cards!!!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh this is so fun

Mary-Anne V said...

Love how you used this stamp set...love the wonderful and festive banners.

Miriam Prantner said...

You are a master with these banners, so fun, love all the possibilities!

Iris said...

Cute cards - love the lanterns and the stars.
isoscia at aol dot com

TracyM #6773 said...

FABULOUS stamps & dies - CONGRATULATIONS on creating such a wonderful design Heather!!!
LOVE the cards you created, they are so FUN & CHEERY - WOW - the CREATIVE options are endless => added them to my wishlist :)

Kathy Krug said...

Grea stamp and die set. Lots of possibilities here.

Sheila B said...

Love this! So many possibilities:)