Avery Elle – Jumping for Joy

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a friendship card created with Avery Elle supplies. I don’t believe that I’ve ever created a frog card before!

Avery Elle Ribbit Ribbit

I stamped the Avery Elle Ribbit Ribbit images on Arches Watercolor Paper with VersaFine Ink and colored with ZIG Brush Markers. I also used a Zig marker to add color to the background using the smooshing method. I cut the images with their corresponding dies and added to the background with foam adhesive, after stamping the sentiment on the watercolor background.

Avery Elle Ribbit Ribbit

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Avery Elle – Oh Happy Day!

Hello! I’m sharing a spring-themed card created with Avery Elle stamps and dies. It’s been cold and wintry here in the Pacific Northwest, so a little spring color appealed to me!

Avery Elle Happy Day

I stamped the various critters from Woodland Wonders and colored them with Copic markers. I used components from the Tree die set to create the tree, which I dry-embossed with a Stampin’ Up embossing folder. I curved the sentiment to fit one of the banner dies in the Pierced Banner Layers set. When I was finished assembling the scene, I felt there was too much blank sky, so I tucked in clouds cut with the Lawn Fawn Simple Puffy Cloud Frames set.

Avery Elle Happy Day

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Avery Elle – Winter Hello

Hello. Today, I’m sharing a winter-themed hello created with Avery Elle supplies.

AE Winter Hello

I’m still embracing my seasonal supplies, such as the Falling Snow die and Penguin Greetings stamp set, and trying to find ways to use them for non-Christmas projects. I stamped the penguins and paper-pieced their clothing. I chose bright colors for their sweaters in colors other than green and red!

AE Winter Hello

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12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist – Day 7

I’m playing along with the 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist – Day 7 at Ellen Hutson which is a sketch challenge. I really liked the colors Melania used and that was my starting point.

EH 12 Tags Day 7 Sketch

I used the Lawn Cuts Extra Sentiment Banners to cut the red strips, which I added to a Reverse Confetti tag, cut from brushed silver cardstock. Before cutting the strips, I heat-embossed a small sentiment from the Avery Elle Snow Much Fun set. The snowflakes are a combination of die-cuts from the Lawn Cuts Mini Snowflakes set and a Paper Smooches set.

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Let It Snow!

Hello! Today I’m sharing a CAS Christmas card created with Avery Elle supplies.

AE Santa

I used the Falling Snow die to create the background for the Copic-colored Santa (I also used colored pencil on his boots and belt).

AE Samta
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Beach Dog

A lot of my paper crafting focuses on holidays and events, such as Halloween and Christmas or birthdays and weddings (as I’m sure yours does as well). You know the adage “write what you know”?  Between holidays and events, I like to create cards in the season I’m experiencing that relate to my world.

This card, created with a variety of die cuts, is inspired by our Golden Retriever Ginger’s love of the beach. Ginger died two years ago (and we still miss her every day!).

Jean Manis Beach Dog

During the last year of her life (in which she battled cancer) we took her to the beach as much as possible, as it was truly one of her favorite places to be.

Ginger at the Beach

Enjoy your day!

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Papertrey Ink Flipping Out stamp set; Poppystamps Puffy Cloud Border; Poppystamps Labrador; Impression Obsession Small Grass Die Set

How You Doin’?

Today, I’m sharing a CAS spring-themed card created with Avery Elle stamps and dies.

Avery Elle How You Doin'?

I paired a sentiment from the Simply Said You set with images from the Storybook set. I stamped and heat-embossed the duck and bird on watercolor paper and colored with Distress Inks before cutting with their corresponding dies. The background was created with Distress Inks, which I applied by creating a mask from vellum, which I cut with a die in the Dotted Borders set. The sentiment was heat-embossed on a panel cut with one of the Double Pierced Rectangle dies, from which I cut out a circle.

Hope your Monday is off to a great start! Spring is just around the corner!

AEI♥U Challenge #33 – Friendship

It’s time for a new AEI♥U Challenge!! This month’s theme is friendship – a perfect theme given that Valentine’s Day is less than two weeks away!

Avery Elle Challenge 33

Here’s my take on the challenge theme:

Jean Manis Avery Elle Challenge #33

I couldn’t resist pairing the whales in the Whale Hello set. At some point, when my sons were much younger, we had several whale books, and I could identify one from another. But I’ve forgotten a lot of that stuff (along with all of the different dinosaurs)! I do know that in the PNW, there are a lot of Orca whales, which we occasionally see traveling in their pods.

I created the card background using the smooshing technique with a variety of Distress Inks. I watercolored the whales using watercolor pencils, Distress Inks, and once dry, I added more shading with colored pencils.

There’s no limit to how you can interpret this challenge! Check out the inspiration from the rest of the Design Team over on the AEI♥U Challenge Blog!  You’ll also find the InLinkz tool to link up YOUR take on the challenge – we’d love to see your beautiful work in our gallery! There are two $25 Avery Elle Gift Certificates up for grabs for the two best entries!  You have until  February 24, 2016 to link up your take on the challenge!

Supplies: Avery Elle Pinked Elle-ments

Avery Elle Punny Valentine

Today I’m sharing a Valentine’s card with a punny sentiment created with the Avery Elle Hogs and Kisses set.

AE Hogs and Kisses

I created a barnyard Valentine. I stamped the chickens and cow, colored with Copic markers, and cut with the corresponding dies. I added clouds, a fence (MFT Stamps), a hill and sun (cut with a Spellbinders circle die) to complete the scene.

AEI♥U Challenge #32 – Winter

Happy New Year! It’s time for a new AEI♥U Challenge!! This month’s theme is winter!

Here’s my take on the challenge theme:

Jean Manis Avery Elle Challenge Jan 2016

I stamped the images from the Penguin Greetings set onto the card base and colored them with colored pencils (and Gamsol). I added a sentiment using the “warm” die from Penguin Greetings ELLE-ments set and heat-embossed words from the Penguin Greetings set.

There’s no limit to how you can interpret this challenge! Check out the inspiration from the rest of the Design Team over on the AEI♥U Challenge Blog!  You’ll also find the InLinkz tool to link up YOUR take on the challenge – we’d love to see your beautiful work in our gallery! There are two $25 Avery Elle Gift Certificates up for grabs for the two best entries!  You have until  January 26, 2016 to link up your take on the challenge!

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