Another release has come and gone and once again I have had the honor of working with one of the best design teams in the business. This morning I got to peruse the entire August gallery and they have wowed me once again with all of their incredible creations. I thought I would take the opportunity to share a few of my very favorites with you today. This should prove to be an extraordinarily inspiring collection of projects, so sit back, relax and enjoy!
Betsy Veldman transformed the tail of the turkey in Gobble, Gobble with pretty bits of our Twill. I love the texture that this detail adds and it got me to thinking how many other things you could layer behind the body. Real feathers? Bits of patterned paper? Layers of fabric? The sky is the limit!
Dawn McVey used a totally unconventional color scheme in conjunction with the Falling Leaves stamp set. I also loved the way she added leaves and acorns to the ground under the tree, which really balanced her design.
Debbie Olson created an adorable set of Halloween treat bags using the new Favor It Box 1 die. She used the coordinating Mat Stack 1 die to cut her chosen patterned paper and mat the front of these miniature cuties. She created small tags for each of the bags using Been Boo'd. I just love these and can picture them all lined up for party favors!
Erin Lincoln used the new Take Three:Fall to create this stunning variegated card. She added the wheat bundle from First Fruits as part of the background which added a wonderful finifhing detail. I also like the whole premise of punching the blocked reverse images with a smaller square punch. Totally gives you more options and variety.
Heather Nichols used Friendship Jar and Friendship Jar fall Fillers to make this little masterpiece. She paired the stamp set with her new patterned paper collection, Halloween Prints, to create a fun & festive flair. Ilovw how she flanked the side of the card with a scalloped border, I always seem to only add them horizontally rather than vertically. Also, adding the label to the side with it partially trimmed was simply genius!
Kim Hughes stamped and layered images from Falling Leaves to build this amazing autumn tree. I am also really inspired by how she drew a simple horizontal line to ground the tree and used that design orientation to house her sentiment. Just perfect in every way!
Lisa Johnson took my breath away with this soft & stunning Leaf Prints project. The leaves look so realistic and so pretty tucked behind the Rustic Jute Button Twine detail. Her use of the new Mat Stack 4 die paired up with a sentiment from Inside & Out: Thank You. This whole ensemble just really speaks to my heart and I look forward to creating one myself.
Maile Belles always manages to create with the most stunning simplicity and this project doesn't disappoint. She stamped the tree from Falling Leaves. The detail that steals the show is the amazing frame. It was created with the new Fillable Frames #7 die nested within the Mat Stack 4 die. After die-cutting was complete she added texture with the Woodgrain Impression Plate. Just perfection.
Melissa Phillips designed an amazing project around the new Embellishments stamp set. I love the colors and design of this card along with the way she layered the sentiment over the large fleur-de-lise image. She also added a large die-cut flourish from the set behind the frame as an accent. I just love how the whole thing came together.
Michelle Wooderson used Leaf Prints to assemble this beautiful tribute to fall. The die-cut & stamped leaves are mounted on top of the Mat Stack 4 shape that has been impressed with the Woodgrain Impression plate. I love how she highlighted some of the words in the beautiful sentiment from Falling Leaves with a marker. Every detail of this project is just stunning.
Niki Estes also used Leaf Prints to build a beautiful background. But most of all, Ilove the central frame accent she created. By stitching the Mat Stack 4 shape and then adding the Fillable Fames #7 to it was just brilliant. I love how each point of the frame is also accented with rhinestones. Spectacular!
Isn't everything just amazing! I was so incredibly impressed with everyone's creations, it was actually very difficult to narrow it down to eleven favorites! I don't know about you, but I am so inspired for the fall stamping season to begin! It opens up so many more design options!
Thank you for stopping by today! Have a wonderful weekend!