Sunday, October 20, 2013


Here's my card for this month's Avery Elle AEI♥U challenge. I used the sketch with a "classic" Avery Elle set, Petals and Stems, for this feminine thank you card.

MerciI used a piece of blue dotted paper as the backdrop for my card--I love the somewhat unexpected pale pink dots with the blue!  The patterned paper is topped with a paper doily with a pale pink circle in the center.

I die cut a light blue tag using the large tag die from Avery Elle's Simply Tags die set and adhered that to the pink circle, then added one of the pretty flowers from the Petals and Stems set on top.  The flower and leaves were stamped with Memento Luxe inks--they work beautifully with solid images like these.

The "merci" sentiment is stamped in the open space above the flower in dark pink ink.  I scattered a trio of pink sequins round the flower and sentiment for a little sparkle and shine.  The finished panel is adhered to a dark pink cardfront to bring in just a bit more of that color to the design.

I'm sure you know by now that my favorite place to get Avery Elle stamps and dies (and those fabulous stamp storage pockets, too!) is i {heart} papers. Did you know that October is IHP's birthday?  i {heart} papers is thrilled to be celebrating our 5th birthday this month! To celebrate we’re having 5 days of savings! From October 21-25 (Monday through Friday) check our SALE PAGE for steep birthday savings on hundreds of items, some marked down as much as 50%! 

We know there’s no way we could have made it this far without each and every one of our loyal customers sharing their IHP love with their friends or following us on Facebook, Twitter, our blog or through our newsletter. We will also have a giveaways on the blog and on Twitter during these days (they’ll be linked from Facebook too but since giveaways aren’t technically allowed on Facebook we have to do it on the blog!) so be sure to check in daily to see how to enter.

But wait! There’s more! Most customers know that Kate is a huge dog rescue advocate, volunteering for a local dog rescue, transporting dogs in need and doing rescue work on Facebook. October happens to also be Adopt A Shelter Dog month, as well as the birthday of one of Kate’s dogs, BooBoo and the Gotcha/Adoption day of Mr. Barbo. So, in honor of all of that, IHP will be donating 10% of all sales during the birthday sale to Home For Good Dog Rescue, Eleventh Hour Rescue and Pilots ‘n Paws. Thank you for supporting IHP for 5 years. We’re so happy to celebrate this milestone with all of you!

Materials Used:
from i {heart} papers:  Avery Elle Petals and Stems stamp set and Simply Tags dies, Tsukineko Memento Luxe Angel Pink and Pistachio inks and Memento Rose Bud ink, My Mind's Eye Cut and Paste "Adorbs" 6x6 paper pad, May Arts white faux suede ribbon, Sticky Thumb dimensional dots

other:  Bashful Blue, Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, and Whisper White cardstock (Stampin' Up!); pink sequins (Avery Elle); white paper doily

1 comment:

  1. Petals & Stems is one of my favorites too, Lori! Love how you used the tag! ;)


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