Wednesday, July 1, 2015

AEIHeartU Challenge #26


Is it really time for another AEIHeartU challenge? It is really hard for me to accept that it is July. The summer is just flying by. So, this month we want to see you sparkle, using Avery Elle stamps, and dies! I went a little crazy and made two cards, with a video. I know...don't be an over-achiever. ;0)

Isn't that word die cut fabulous? Yeah, I think so too. All of the Simply Said stamp sets and dies are among my favorites.

To start this card, I cut strips of glitter paper from American Crafts, and adhered them to a white piece of cardstock. I then took the die, and ran it through, right over the glitter strips. Using Staz-On ink, I added the first part of the sentiment from the coordinating stamp set.

I then added a piece of acetate to the back, and adhered foam tape to create a little area for my sequins. I used three different sizes from Pretty Pink Posh to fill the well. I covered it with a piece of cardstock, and adhered the panel to a white card base. To finish it, I adhered a scattering of black pearls. Now, how about a second card?!

I started with the Finished Frames Elle-ments, and a white card base, dry embossing the two frames into the front of the card. I then stamped the two flower images from the Peonies stamp set, onto white cardstock, adhering clear double sided tape over top. I removed the backer and sprinkled on some Martha Stewart fine glitter. I made sure to burnish it really well, and trimmed them out.

After I adhered the flowers, I placed the die cut where I wanted it, and using the Simply Said: Amazing stamp set, added a few words to complete my sentiment.

I will leave you with a little video! Thanks so much for stopping by! Remember, there are two $20 store gift certificates up for grabs to the winner, so please play along!


Supplies used:
Neenah Solar White 110lb Cardstock
American Crafts Glitter Cardstock 6x6 paper pad
Avery Elle Simply Said: Amazing Stamp Set
Avery Elle Simply Said: Amazing Die
Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins 4mm, 6mm, 8mm
Michael's Recollection Black Pearls


  1. Gorgeous cards! Love the 'Amazing ' die, the font is so pretty!

  2. What beautiful cards - love your colours and the amazing sparkle.