11 June 2013

Ooh La La!

Today is a fun day because Imagine Crafts® / Tsukineko® & Avery Elle have paired up for a blog hop!  There are going to be a lot of amazing projects on the hop today showing how well Avery Elle and Imagine Crafts / Tsukineko products work together.  We also have a fun giveaway, so be sure to visit all of the blogs participating.


I made a fun, colorful card using Avery Elle's 'Bonjour' stamp set and coordinating dies.  Here is a closer look at how it all came together:


I started by gathering the supplies I thought I might need:
  • IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento™ Dye Ink full sized pads in New Sprout, Dandelion, and Cantaloupe (which didn't actually make the card!).  Not pictured is Tuxedo Black.
  • Various patterned papers (Echo Park's For the Record 2 - Documented)
  • card stock (Neenah Desert Sand, Crafter's Companion Ultra Smooth White)
  • Avery Elle Bonjour stamp set and dies


I die cut each of the shapes and stamped them as desired.  The great thing about clear stamps is that it's easy to position them right where you want them!  And how fantastic is the little bow die?  That saved me all sorts of fussy cutting!


In the middle of my card I used a large die from Crafter's Companion UK.  Here's a little trick: place wax paper between the die and your card stock before cutting.  It helps to more easily release intricate shapes and you then get a second die cut image to use (I placed mine directly behind the white one)!  I hand doodled the black lines inside the circle. 

The kraft strip across the middle of my card is the long border image from the set.  I stamped three small shapes in the lower right corner, and added the sentiment on a baner die. 

I love how easy Avery Elle made using this set - the coordinating dies are fantastic!  I'm definitely a big fan of their stamps now, too.  Have you seen Hipsterpotamus?  I made a great card with that set recently, just because it makes me smile.  If you don't have any Avery Elle yet, you're missing out!

Emily Lanham    

Now it is time for our giveaway! Leave a comment below and/or on any of the posts in the hop to be entered to win.  We will be selecting two random winners.  One will win a $50 Avery Elle gift certificate and the other will win $50 worth of IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® product! You have until June 14th to comment for a chance to win! The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle blog on Monday, June 17th.

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72 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

How cute and pretty is this AWESOME card, Miss Taylor!! You ROCK, girl!!

Jingle said...

This is so super duper cuteness! (And making me want a macaron right now. Good thing I have some in the freezer at home.)

*Jennyfer Leung* said...

Yummy!!! Love macarons and you're making me want one now:-) Love the colors you've chosen!

Deepti said...

Cute card :) love the focal image over the flower die :)

~amy~ said...

Oh la la is right...love the colors!

Lindsay said...

So cute! It's bright and fun!

Lindsay said...

So cute! It's bright and fun!

Jackie said...

Love that card!

Basement Stamper said...

Wow, love this card! The image is so cute and great color combination.

Joyce said...

Super card.

Julia Hernandez said...

Love the card! thanks for the step by step! ps. I too LOVE avery elle stamps!

John Creighton Petersen said...

I'm with the J's- craving a macaron now too! Love the color choice, pulled together very well Missie!

C Wu said...

so cute and sweet. love the stamping.

Pam W Merwin said...

What a beautiful card - love the color choices and your design!

Kristie Goulet said...

Love your card!

Rachel W K said...

beautiful card! i just LOVE the pattern paper, it matches so perfectly!
-Rachel w k
rwkrafts.com

Ellen said...

Super cute card! tfs

Nina Yang said...

Love how you paired the stamps with the perfect patterned paper and inks, Taylor! So sweet and... yummy! :)

Sue D said...

Very cute--love the colors.

donna mikasa said...

I love how you showcased the macarons! Such a sweet card!

Gillian R said...

So super cute, love love love the colours

Maureen said...

This is so cute!! Love the color choices too!

Lydia said...

so beautiful- great colour combo xx

MichelleZ said...

Bows on the macaroons? TOO CUTE! This card is fabulous!

Laura Turcotte said...

Love this!

Cathy A said...

These look yummy in fresh greens and yellows!

Kavitha Vadhri said...

beautiful card with lovely stampset. beautiful papers also

Mary-Anne V said...

Very cute card...love the background paper and the fussy die cut images.

barbara macaskill said...

Smashing card! LOVE the colors and that sentiment stamp ROCKS! TFS!

RachelB said...

Very pretty!

fun stamping said...

Oh la la - what a yummy card!

Shirley N said...

So pretty, love all the colors!

Sharron said...

Love your sweet macaroons! And I checked your Hipsterpotamus---so adorable--love it!

Renee said...

Taylor! You're making me hungry!! Such a cute card, I just want to eat it up. :-)

Barbara said...

What a cute and yummy card!

Miriam Prantner said...

Oh so sweet! I love that you added the little bows to the cookies and love the vellum doily layer!

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful card!Love the design,awesome stamps!!!

Cathy Fongjoyo said...

Oohhh. Very cute and stylish card!! Love those macarons!

Karen Schroeder said...

Yummy card...love it!

Iris said...

Cute, cute card. Love the colors.

Iris said...

Such a lovely card.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Yummy card. Love the colors. TFS

Kailash said...

A fun and super sweet card!!

Torrie said...

You packed in the details, nice card.

Letty Abad said...

So pretty card!!!

JJ Bolton said...

Ohmygoodness! Just plain adorable! Love how you framed the macarons! And the little banner is super cute too:)

Barb Ghig said...

Such a pretty card! I love the color palette you chose and your design is really beautiful!

Dawn said...

Cookies! Thanks for sharing your charming cards =) I need a snack now.

Paula Laird said...

Cute!!! I love the little bow! Fabulous colors on this card!

Chark said...

love your fancy cookies!

Jean Bullock said...

How cute!

Lovely Linda said...

This is very cool Taylor - loving those colours! {{{hugs}}}

Karen said...

so fun...love the bows on the top...

scrappi said...

your card looks good enough to eat.yummy.

loulou said...

Totally yummy! Love your colour and paper selection.

Happy Dance said...

Macaroons on a doily! How clever is that?! Love these colors. Great design and very fun card. Bev

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Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

So very cute. I love your layers. Wonderful card.

Lynne said...

Taylor - Love your very pretty card. Especially love the tiny bows! So cute and whimsical.

Gilu J said...

Love the combination of colors you've used. Thanks for sharing.

Larissa Heskett said...

Such a BEAUTIFUL Card!! I LOVE the FUN Design!! THANKS for sharing and for the chance to win!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

maria f. said...

Bows on macarons - how fun!

Janis said...

Love the waxed paper idea!!! Great idea for layering, too.

Bella Carta at Art 'n Soul said...

I love the stamps and die; would be great for my peeps who like macaroons!

Nadège said...

Great card! these macarons are so adorable and yummy. The die you used is very pretty

Gail said...

Very nice. I like the use of dies also.

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a SWEET card Taylor. Love the colors and the papers. The border piece in the middle looks great!