More May Release: Day 1

Welcome back as we continue sharing incredible inspiration using all of the new May Release products! Today we are covering a few of my very favorites! There's a lot to take in today, so sit back, relax and scroll away!

Ivy-&-Bloom-webview

The Ivy & Bloom stamp set is now available in the store HERE.

Ivy-&-Bloom-dies

And the coordinating dies are now available HERE.

Betsy-Veldman

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Betsy Veldman

Instructions

1. Create horizontal A2 card base from white cardstock.  Emboss front of card using woodgrain stencil and embossing mats.

2. Cut Ivy & Bloom frame and Lovely Lace frame from white cardstock. Sponge lace frame with Spring Rain and Blueberry Sky inks.  Adhere both to card front as shown.

3. Diecut stitched banner and stamp with sentiment.  Adhere with foam adhesive.

4. Diecut flowers and stamp.  Arrange into cluster above sentiment banner and adhere.

5. Diecut corners from white cardstock using the Mix & Mat Herringbone dies. Sponge with Spring Rain ink and adhere.

Supply-list

  • STAMPS: Ivy & Bloom
  • DIES: Ivy & Bloom, Mix & Mat: Herringbone, Lovely Lace Mini Kit, Tag Sale: Quilted
  • INK: Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White
  • OTHER: Woodgrain metal stencil, embossing mats, ink blending tool

 

Dawn-McVey

To see more from Dawn McVey, CLICK HERE.

Dawn

Instructions

1. Die cut flowers and leaf frame.

2. Die cut oval from teal panel.  

3. Stamp sentiment on card front.  Adhere teal panel on top with foam adhesive.

4. Stamp flowers. 

5. Adhere flowers & leaf frame in place.

Supply-list

  • STAMPS: Ivy & Bloom, Keep It Simple: Thank You II
  • INK: Saffron Spice, Pure Poppy, Scarlet Jewel
  • PAPER: Raspberry Fizz, Saffron Spice, Tropical Teal, Stamper’s Select White
  • DIES: Ivy & Bloom

 

Heather-Nichols

To see more from Heather Nichols, CLICK HERE.

Heather

Instructions

  1. Make a card base from kraft cardstock. Add a line of stitching along the bottom of the card front with white thread and a sewing machine.
  2. Die cut the largest rectangle from the Noted: Scalloped A1 collection from white cardstock and then die cut the oval opening from the center with the die from the Ivy & Bloom die collection.
  3. Center the white cardstock frame on the kraft card base to use as a guide and stamp the “thank you” sentiment in the center of the opening with Fresh Snow ink.
  4. Die cut the leafy vine from Prairie Grass ink and attach to the lower left side of the oval opening on the white cardstock frame. Die cut some leaves from Spring Moss cardstock and attach a few in with the leafy vine die cut piece.
  5. Die cut the lilac flower several times from Lilac Grace cardstock and stamp on the lilac detail with Lilac Grace ink. Attach the flowers to the leafy vine on the frame.
  6. Attach the frame to the card base using adhesive foam tape to pop it up from the card front.
  7. Add some sequins along the flowers and leafy vine on the frame.

Supply-list

  • STAMPS: Ivy & Bloom, Keep it Simple: Thank You II
  • INK: Fresh Snow, Lilac Grace
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Kraft, Lilac Grace, Prairie Grass, Spring Moss
  • DIES: Ivy & Bloom, Noted: Scalloped A1
  • OTHER: sequins

 

Keeway-Tsao

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Instructions

  1. Add double sided adhesive paper to watercolor paper and die cut the leaf border from Ivy & Bloom
  2. Adhere your die cut border to another piece of watercolor paper
  3. Blend on distress inks and then brush with water after. Add splatter if desired.
  4. Heat emboss sentiment in silver in the center.

Supply-list

  • STAMPS: Pen & Ink
  • DIES: Ivy & Bloom
  • OTHER:  Watercolor paper, Distress inks, Silver embossing powder, Adhesive paper

 

Laurie-Schmidlin

To see more from Laurie Schmidlin, CLICK HERE.

Laurie

Instructions

  1. Diecut the oval frame from white cardstock
  2. Add the diecut ivy frame in Soft Stone.
  3. Diecut and stamp flowers and apply them randomly around frame.
  4. Tie small bow and adhere in place.
  5. Stamp the sentiment and adhere small wooden heart.

Supply-list

  • STAMPS: Ivy & Bloom
  • DIES: Ivy & Bloom
  • INK: Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy, Smokey Shadow, True Black, Harvest Gold, Honey Nut, Simply Chartreuse, Ocean Tides
  • PAPER: White, Soft Stone
  • OTHER: Rustic Jute Button Twine, Wooden Heart

   

Michelle-Leone

To see more from Michelle Leone, CLICK HERE.

Michelle

Instructions

  1. Create card base from Berry Sorbet (4.75×4.75”).
  2. Die cut 3 7/8” square from SS White cs , layer with True Black cs.
  3. Stamp oval and sentiment in black.
  4. Die cut leaf shapes (x5) from Simply Chartreuse and form oval.
  5. Stamp and die cuts flowers. Add dimensional tape to flowers and arrange around oval wreath 
  6. Add dimension tape to center focal point and attach to card.

Supply-list

  • STAMPS:  Ivy & Bloom
  • PAPER: SS White, Berry Sorbet, True Black, Simply Chartreuse
  • INK: Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy, Versafine Onyx Black  
  • DIES: Ivy & Bloom

  

Wanda-Guess

To see more from Wanda Guess, CLICK HERE.

Wanda

Instructions

  1. Diecut stitched oval from Pure Poppy cardstock. Back opening with acetate.
  2. Add diecut ivy frame to Pure Poppy card front.
  3. Place foam tape around outside edge of oval and fill with sequins.
  4. Stamp sentiment onto card base. Adhere frame with sequins in place over sentiment.

Supply-list

  • STAMPS: Ivy & Bloom
  • INK: True Black
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Pure Poppy
  • DIES: Ivy & Bloom
  • OTHER: Acetate, sequins

Ways-to-ay-Sympathy-webview

Ways to Say: Sympathy is now available in the store HERE, and the coordinating dies are HERE.

 

Dawn-McVey

To see more from Dawn McVey, CLICK HERE.

Dawn

Instructions

1. Stamp leaves on card base.

2. Die cut and stamp flowers.  

3. Die cut diagonal, scalloped strip and stamp with sentiment.  Adhere to card front.

4. Die cut sentiment and adhere to card front.  

5. Adhere flowers in place.

Supply-list

  • STAMPS: Ways to Say: Sympathy, Gran’s Garden
  • INK: Amethyst Allure, Royal Velvet, Autumn Rose, Soft Stone
  • PAPER: Amethyst Allure, Lilac Grace, Autumn Rose, Stamper’s Select White
  • DIES: Ways to Say: Sympathy, Gran’s Garden, Noted: Scalloped A2 Vertical

 

Heather-Nichols

To see more from Heather Nichols, CLICK HERE.

Heather

Instructions

  1. Die cut the card base with the Noted: Scalloped A1 die.
  2. Stamp the sentiment in the center of the card front in black ink.
  3. Die cut the leafy vine twice and attach them to the card front, above and below the stamped sentiment.
  4. Stamp the tiny tulip flower stems with Prairie Grass ink to look like they are coming out from the leafy vine die cuts. Stamp the flowers onto the stems with Fresh Snow ink.
  5. Die cut the flowers  from Pale Peony cardstock and add the stamped details with Pale Peony and Berry Sorbet inks. Attach the flowers onto the leafy vines.
  6. Add sequins scattered around the leafy vines.

Supply-list

  • STAMPS: Ways to Say: With Sympathy, Ivy & Bloom
  • INK: True Black, Fresh Snow, Pale Peony, Berry Sorbet, Prairie Grass
  • PAPER: kraft, Pale Peony, Prairie Grass
  • DIES: Ivy & Bloom, Noted: Scallop A1 dies
  • OTHER: sequins

  

Laurie-Schmidlin

To see more from Laurie Schmidlin, CLICK HERE.

Laurie

Instructions

  1. Adhere strips of cardstock to card front. Die-cut oval from white cardstock.
  2. Diecut and stamp ivy and flowers, Adhere around oval.
  3. Add sentiment to oval and accent with stamped and die-cut bird.
  4. Accent ivy with pearls.

Supply-list

  • Stamps: Ways to Say: Sympathy, Ivy & Bloom
  • Dies: Ivy & Bloom
  • Ink: Lemon Tart, Harvest Gold, Blueberry Sky, Enchanted Evening
  • Paper: White, Aqua Mist, Blueberry Sky, Enchanted Evening
  • Other: White string, Pearls

 

Lizzie-Jones

To see more from Lizzie Jones, CLICK HERE.

Lizzie

Instructions

1. Watercolor a wash onto watercolor paper; die cut when dry.

2. Stamp woodgrain pattern onto card base.

3. Stamp flowers and sentiment onto mat and embellish flower centers with glitter.

4. Tie crochet thread around mat and attach to card front with foam tape.

5. Attach vellum butterfly.

Supply-list

  • STAMPS: Ways To Say: Sympathy, Morning By Morning, Background Basics: Woodgrain – Papertrey Ink
  • PAPER: Royal Velvet, Stamper’s Select Vellum – Papertrey Ink; Watercolor Paper – Ranger
  • INK: Winter Wisteria, Lilac Grace, Royal Velvet, Olive Twist – Papertrey Ink
  • OTHER: Mix & Mat: Herringbone Die, Flower Favorites Die – Papertrey Ink; Watercolor Paints – Gansai Tambi; Foam Tape – Scotch; Fine Crystal Glitter – Martha Stewart Crafts; Crochet Thread

 

 

Melissa-Phillips

To see more from Melissa Phillips, CLICK HERE.

Melissa

Instructions

  1. Create card base from Fresh Snow cardstock.  Stamp flower images in upper and lower corners using a variety of inks, including Aqua Mist, Harvest Gold, Limeade Ice, and Spring Moss.  Round bottom right corner.
  2. Sponge ink colors over stamped images and splatter with ink.  Allow to dry.
  3. Cut a strip of vellum and adhere down left side.
  4. Die cut Leafy Vine Border from coordinating paper and adhere down left side.
  5. Stamp and die cut flower images and adhere to the left of stamped and die cut Double Ended Banner.
  6. Finish with gems.

Supply-list

  • STAMPS:  Ways to Say:  Sympathy, Especially for You
  • INK:  Aqua Mist, Harvest Gold, Limeade Ice, Spring Moss, Hawaiian Shores
  • TOOLS:  Especially for You, Double Ended Banners, Leafy Vine Border dies
  • CARDSTOCK:  Fresh Snow and Sheer Basics Vellum

 

Michelle-Leone

To see more from Michelle Leone, CLICK HERE.

Michelle

Instructions

  1. Create card base from Vintage Cream, trim down to 3.75” x 5”. 
  2. Emboss card base with polka dot embossing folder.
  3. Stamp tiny bouquet (3x), highlight flowers with pink Zig marker and die cut. Die cut tags from pink/cream and back pink tag with vellum. Attach tiny bouquets. Stamp sentiment on banner tag and attach to layered tag. Attach tag to card front with dimensional tape.
  4. Create double looped bow from seam binding and attach to card.

Supply-list

  • STAMPS: Way to Say: Sympathy, Ivy & Bloom
  • PAPER: Vintage Cream, Sweet Blush, Vellum
  • INK: Dark Chocolate, Green Parakeet, Sweet Blush  
  • DIES: Ivy & Bloom, Made With Love Tags 2, Tag Sale: Quilted
  • OTHER: Misc. seam binding, Polka Dot embossing folder

  

Wanda-Guess

To see more from Wanda Guess, CLICK HERE.

WAYS TO SAY SYMPATHY WANDA 1

Instructions

1. Diecut oval frame, back with diet herringbone pattern.

2. Heat emboss sentiment onto Pinfeather cardstock strip. Adhere over bottom of frame.

3. Diecut ivy from vellum, adhere around frame. Accent with pearls.

Supply-list

  • STAMPS: Ways to Say: Sympathy
  • INK: VersaMark
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Vellum Cardstock, Pinefeather, Green Parakeet
  • DIES: Ivy & Bloom, Mix & Mat: Herringbone
  • OTHER: Pearls, white embossing powder

Wow! I don't know about you, but that is a whole lot of inspiration for one post! Has a particular project jumped out at you today and inspired you to create? Are you gushing over the Ivy & Bloom frame die as much as all of us behind the scenes are? And how amazing did Heather do with selecting the phrasing for the new Ways to Say: Sympathy set? Hoping you are leaving today itching to get into your craft space and create something fabulous! Please join us tomorrow as we have even more to share with you!

Nichole Heady

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