Monday, August 13, 2018

Good stuff inside! (for Neat and Tangled)

Hi there!

I'm here and on the Neat and Tangled blog today, with a trio of Christmas treat boxes:

Good stuff inside!

I used our new Gift Card Box to create these fun packages. I don't know about you, but between teachers and my sisters, I give a lot of gift cards over the holidays. I love being able to make a gorgeous packaging for them! This box is a snap to put together, and doesn't require a lot of glue. I like that it's just one piece, fold on the score lines, adhere and done. No need to cut a second piece and fiddle to put it together.

Good stuff inside!

To decorate the top of the boxes, I heat-embossed both the frame and the sentiment from Thanks So Much. I feel like this set, which coordinates with the box die really makes both must-haves. I love how Miriam designed these products!

I also added a few images to the tops of the boxes: the snowman from Get Yeti and the little trees from Bunny Slopes.

A few wooden stars adds an accent to balance out the other side.

Good stuff inside!

When the box opens, I shredded some white computer paper to make the gift card presentation feel more special.

I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, August 9, 2018

Christmas cheer (Avery Elle Fall/Winter release blog hop)

Hi there!

I'm thrilled to be joining the rest of the Avery Elle team to show off our newest release!

Avery Elle Fall/Winter release blog hop!

I colored the adorable images from A Merry Little Christmas and gave them a sparkly rolling snowy hill to stand on.
Avery Elle Fall/Winter release blog hop!

The little mice in their onesie pyjamas are my fave! I die-cut a snow-fall in the background, and gave that layer the lighter blue-ink haze.

I hope you like it! There's more to see today!

To celebrate the Fall 2018 Release Blog Hop, Avery Elle is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to one random winner.  To enter to win just comment on their post today (click!)  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, August 12th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, August 20th .  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 on the Avery Elle Blog
  2. Follow Avery Elle on Twitter and tweet the contest (we are @averyellestamps )
  3. Follow AE on Facebook (we are ) and share us with your friends - make sure they tell us you sent them.
  4. Follow AE on Pinterest
  5. Become a blog follower through email (comment on the Avery Elle blog if you already follow us)
  6. Join the Flickr group (comment on the Avery Elle blog if you already belong)
The next stop on your blog hop is to the amazing Nicky - click!


Monday, August 6, 2018

Happy 6th birthday, Neat and Tangled!

August is Neat and Tangled's birthday month!

To celebrate, there are mini blog hops going on every day this week. AND, you don't have to wait until Friday to purchase the new goodies - they are in the store right now! There are also some big giveaways going on this week - check out the NT blog for all of those details.

I illustrated one set this month, and am sharing it here and on the NT blog this morning:
happy 6th birthday, Neat and Tangled!

I designed Floral Frame so that I could have stamps for when my mom says: I need a grown-up card, please. haha.

happy 6th birthday, Neat and Tangled!

You can have the middle of the frame cut out or not, depending on your preference. And, there are extra florals that you can stamp and fit around the frame, if you want to have a fuller look.

happy 6th birthday, Neat and Tangled!

I am obsessed with this gift box that Miriam designed. Mostly because she designed a matching stamp set, Thanks So Much that features sentiments to fit on the front of the box, and lots of fun art-deco-ish touches. I added some of my florals so that it could match the birthday card.

I created a second card to share with you today:

happy 6th birthday, Neat and Tangled!

Instead of stamping the frame in black ink like I did for the first card, I gold heat-embossed it. I love both looks! I then did the simplest watercoloring, and fit it over a bright pink paper layer.

happy 6th birthday, Neat and Tangled!

I hope you like what you see so far! Be sure to celebrate with Neat and Tangled all week long!