Thursday, August 22, 2019

Christmas Kids (Avery Elle new release blog hop!)

Hi there!








I am so thrilled to be part of the Avery Elle new release blog hop - and even more elated to reveal that I will now be joining their team of illustrators! I have 4 stamp sets included in this release, and I hope you love them all!

For today, I am showing off Christmas Kids:

Christmas Kids (Avery Elle new release blog hop)

I designed this set to be a stamp-one-and-done kind of Christmas set. I love this kind of large-scale image, especially because I can stamp and die-cut a bunch of them in advance, color them at my leisure and then have my holiday cards come together in a snap.

Christmas Kids (Avery Elle new release blog hop)


For this card, I did some very subtle ink-blending on the card base, and then popped the main image up using foam tape. I colored everything with copic markers. I had so much fun giving the kids different skin tones and hair colors! The little Santa image on the boy's sweater is my fave.

Christmas Kids (Avery Elle new release blog hop)

I did a bit of doodling on the girl's mug to make it look like Santa's face, and added polka dots and stripes to clothing with a white gel pen. I also used my gel pen to add little snowflake doodles to the background. I would have used the stamp image for that, but I thought of it too late ::facepalm::

Christmas Kids (Avery Elle new release blog hop)

My second card is a bit of a stepped-up card design. I backed the kids with a starry night patterned paper, added a snow-bank and a white frame die (the Dotted Frame by Avery Elle,) and added a pop of red as the base layer.

Christmas Kids (Avery Elle new release blog hop)


I also took the extra step of re-drawing the black lines around the snow-pile images, so that the snow would look seamless on top of the tree.

To celebrate our Fall 2019 Release Blog Hop, Avery Elle is giving away a stamp set of their choice to 3 winners.  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 and 4 of the following to increase your chances of winning. You have until midnight Sunday, August 25th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, August 26th .  All products are available for purchase in the Avery Elle store right now.  You can check them all out here
To enter to win you can do 1, 2, 3, or all 4 of the following to increase your chances:


  1. Comment here on the Avery Elle Blog
  2. Follow / Tweet us on Twitter (we are @averyellestamps )
  3. Follow / Share us on Facebook (we are www.facebook.com/AveryElle ) .
  4. Follow / Comment on Instagram (we are https://www.instagram.com/averyellestamps/).

Let me know what you think in the comments below! And be sure to check out all of the other blog hop participants:




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15 comments:

  1. Your sets are gorgeous and I can’t wait to get my hands on them. Beautiful cards too! Congrats on your new team!

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  2. This was my favorite set! I can't wait for it to come! Your cards with it are simply stunning!!!

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  3. This set is just adorable! As soon as I saw it, I knew I would have to have it! I love the cards you made with it as well!

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  4. Yeah for you! As soon as I saw those adorable kids, I knew you had a hand in it! SO excited to see more of your stamps!!!

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  5. This is absolutely DARLING! Fav of the release! Your coloring is incredible!

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  6. Love all those fun outfits on the kids. Awesome card.

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  7. Love the Christmas Kids set! Adorable cards with pretty coloring! Congrats on designing for Avery Elle!

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  8. I just LOVE your card! This tree trimming stamp/die set is awesome. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  9. Congrats on your designs, lovely cards and coloring with this fab set.

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  10. How fun! I love this stamp set!

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  11. Congratulations! I am excited to hear I can continue to buy stamps designed by you. All the best to you.

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  12. These kids are sure having fun! Great idea on how to use this stamp to make multiple cards.

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  13. I'm so glad to see your illustrations again!! This stamp set is so cute! :)

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  14. Love this release! So adorable!

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