Happy Monday, friend!
I hope you had a beautiful weekend. Mine was a bit of a whirlwind as I headed from MA to PA and back for the Heirloom Productions stamp show. It was the first debut of my newest release and I'm glad to say it got lots of love. If you haven't had a chance to peek at what's new, I put together a walk-through video as well as a quick card tutorial using some of the items.
Let's get started...
Freshly Picked Stamp + Die Set
This set was inspired by the rows of freshly picked bundles of flowers you can find at your favorite farmers market. I adore bright spring flowers and try to always have some on my kitchen counter. Why not have some on my cards as well?
There are a variety of different ways you can mix and match the floral and leaf images included to create a custom bouquet. Wouldn't it be sweet to create a card with a bundle of the recipient's favorite flower? I think so.
Here's a peek at how you can build all the elements together...
Use the little twine stamp or banner to finish off your bouquet...
If you want to keep some ideas of how to use this set on hand, make sure to download my stamping guide here.
Thanks a Bunch
This next set was inspired by the little banner included in Freshly Picked. I wanted to have sentiments that were both small enough to fit on it as well help the sender express why they were sending a bouquet to the recipient. And that's how Thanks a Bunch was born!
You'll find a variety of different sentiments that can be curved on an acrylic block and stamped onto the banner. You'll also find a few that can work on their own or be stamped on the inside of your card. I added in a few abstract shapes which are always fun to play with to create backgrounds.
Backgrounds you say? Here's what I mean...
I also created a cluster of flowers from Freshly Picked around the sentiment. Such a versatile set!
Fluttering By Stamp + Die Set
I know. You've all been waiting for a Right at Home butterfly set. I was hesitant as there are so many butterfly stamps on the market and I wasn't sure that mine would be anything special...until I created these.
This set features three different sized butterflies that are built by stamping all the layers together. Keep them monochromatic or colorful depending on your ink choices. Some of the butterflies have a few additional layers that be mixed and matched to create different looks.
Here's how these cute critters with wings look stamped...
And here's the stamping guide for stress-free stamping.
Please note: This die set will ship separately from orders placed with the coordinating stamp set. This is due to a manufacturing error that is currently being resolved. I'm so sorry for the inconvenience.
Folk Alphabet Solid + Detail
These two alphabet sets have caused quite a stir on social media. "This set is genius, Nicole!!" "seriously brilliant girl!!!!" "Super cute!!!"...and I can't say I disagree. (biased?)
These two sets layer together to create a whimsical, folk-style sentiment. Start by stamping your solid letters in a light ink and add the detail letters overtop in a slightly darker color. Both look adorbs stamped on their own but are spectacular when used together.
Say "hello" to your new favorite alpha set...
And again with those florals and banner. I just can't even.
Download the stamping guide for this set here.
Scallop Stitches Die Set
This die set is a bonus item that I wasn't sure would be ready in time for the release. Luckily the crafty gods were looking out for me.
This die set cuts a panel slightly smaller than A2 size and impresses a scallop stitched detail around the perimeter. In addition this set includes a few extras such as a scallop circle and two script words: "hugs" and "friend".
You can see everything up close and personal in my walk-through video below...
And here's a few photos of the card project shared in the video...
I somehow managed to get every item from the new release on this one card. You'll either love me or hate me for that.
What's your favorite item from this new release? As always I can't decide. Let me know yours in the comments below!
Oh, and if you just have to have every single item, don't forget there is a bundle option available that saves you 10% off. Just note that the Scallop Stitches Die Set is not included.
Hope you have a great Monday!