Avery Elle April/May release blog hop!!





Hello, and welcome to today’s blog hop featuring brand new products from Avery Elle! If this is your first time visiting my blog, welcome! I hope you’ll stay for a while and take a look around! If you found me through the blog hop, you probably came here from Chanyan Wu‘s blog. She’s amazing, isn’t she? If you’re a regular visitor to my blog, thank you! And welcome to today’s blog hop!

I’m beyond thrilled to serve as Avery Elle’s guest designer this month, along with their super talented design team, to bring you a peek at these fantastic new products! I loved working with these new sets. They are just what you’d expect from Avery Elle. They continue to bring amazing new products every time! These will not disappoint, I promise! If you’ve visited the Avery Elle blog over the last few days, you will see what I mean.

I’m using the new Storybook stamp set for my card today. The sweet, storybook inspired, images are great for kid’s and baby themed cards, as well as projects for adults who enjoy animals and cute critters.

I made a card appropriate for a baby girl, because I’m running low on baby girl cards. There have been so many babies born to folks I know in the past year. Around 40 in our church alone! I don’t think I could ever have too many baby cards on hand!


I colored the little fawn and balloon with my Spectrum Noir markers before cutting them out and adhering them to my card with foam adhesive to make them stand out a bit. The spots on the fawn’s back and balloon were made using the clear blending marker. I also stamped some of the stars and sparkles behind the balloon for a fun, confetti, welcome-to-the-world party effect.

I love that these images work so well for either gender, and that little animals are so popular right now. Well actually, aren’t cute little animals always popular?

I know you’ll want to see what everyone else has created using the new products, so you can hop on over to Caryn Davies‘ blog from here. Or check out the full blog hop order below!

Blog hop list:

Avery Elle blog/Jamie Gracz

Chanyuan Wu

Brenda Weaver– that’s me!

Caryn Davies

Heather Campbell

JJ Bolton


Kasia Curry

Maska Vanacker

There are a few ways to win some new stuff during this new release blog hop. Below is a blurb from Avery Elle explaining just how you can win!

To celebrate our April/May 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, April 13th to enter. The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, April 14th . 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 http://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)

I plan to show you another card tomorrow that I made, also using this stamp set. So you may want to check back in tomorrow.

As always, thanks so much for stopping by and brightening my day!

59 thoughts on “Avery Elle April/May release blog hop!!

  1. Jean Bullock says:

    Wonderful stamping and coloring and layout. Great background paper choice. Excellent use of white space and I especially like the sweet gentleness of this card. It “feels” like it’s about a new baby. Well done.

  2. Samantha M says:

    oh, what a beautiful baby card!! i love that little deer holding the balloon!!! so sweet!! your style is so lovely, and makes me want to get out my watercolors and do some playing around!! just gorgeous!

  3. Sharon Hayes says:

    Thank you for sharing such a sweet baby girl card. I love the gentleness of the deer and the spots on his back add to hugs Storybook look.

  4. Sarah Gray says:

    Love the sweet deer and soft colours – it looks so fresh and airy! These animals are cute without being twee – I can really see myself making lots of use of them🙂

  5. Katie B. says:

    That little bunny is so sweet! And I love this deer too. Great cards. Love this stamp set. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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