Hello and welcome everyone to Day 1 of our anticipated Fall 2016 Release Week!! We are so excited to finally share this release with you! In the next four days, we have a total of 23 stamps, 14 dies and 5 Couture Mixes that are being released. In addition to giveaways (scroll down for more giveaway information), we have two free gifts with purchases for this release!
Christmas Poinsettia, 2×3 Incentive Stamp
Create simple but stylistic poinsettias on your paper crafts with our new Christmas Poinsettia mini stamp set! Our Christmas Poinsettia is easy to layer and each set comes with its own color printed layering guide for your convenience.
*For all purchases of $75 (before taxes and shipping), I will include our new Hazelnut Kisses Couture Mix with your order. For all purchases over $100 (before taxes and shipping), I will include the Hazelnut Kisses mix and a mini 2×3 Christmas Poinsettia set in your order! This promotion does not apply to prior purchases and is only available until October 3 or until supplies last.*
We’ll be debuting all new products in the course of the next few days. All new products will be available for purchase on Monday, September 26 at 7AM (EST). Then join us for a fantastic blog hop on Tuesday, September 27 where we have some super special guests joining us to celebrate our Fall 2016 Release.
Now let’s get started on the rest of the release! We are debuting 6 stamps, 3 dies and two Couture Mixes today.
Today’s Couture Mix is called Candy Cane Garden!
Now onto the stamps!
Fresh Cut Garden Roses, 6×8 Clear Stamp
First up is our beautiful Fresh Cut Garden Roses stamp set. When I designed this set, I knew I wanted a more realistic layered rose set in our collection (our original Fresh Cut Roses are more stylistic). This set come with three roses in different blooming stages, a layer-able crystal vase and several leaves and stems. The largest rose in this set measures approximately 1.75 x 1.5 inches.
As with most of our layering sets, our Fresh Cut Garden Roses comes with a color printed layering guide.
Fresh Cut Garden Roses Coordinating Outline, 4×6 Clear Stamp
Next up is a coordinating outline stamp set for our Fresh Cut Garden Roses. You can add these stamps as an extra layer or use them as a standalone set for some coloring therapy. We’re all about mixing and matching from different sets for this release!
Coordinating dies for our Fresh Cut Garden Roses will also be available on Monday!
Thankful Cornucopia, 4×6 Clear Stamp
Our next stamp is our Thankful Cornucopia. I really wanted to create a unique Thanksgiving stamp set that did not focus on turkeys or leaves. I came up with this fall themed bountiful cornucopia. It’s such a versatile set! You can stamp the cornucopia on its own and color it. Or you can create a seasonal wreath with the individual fall elements included in the set. The cornucopia measures approximately 3.5 x 3 inches at its widest points. The banner measures approximately 3 x .5 inches.
Coordinating dies for our Thankful Cornucopia will also be available on Monday!
Dog Life, 4×6 Clear Stamp
Next up is our new Dog Life set! I am especially excited about this set because the scruffy pup was inspired by my own fur baby. Also, I just had to add some pugs for our dear, Vera 🙂 This set includes a punny sentiment based off of the “thug life” memes circulating the internet (I crack up every time I stamp this sentiment). I also included a sympathy sentiment at Vera’s request. While it broke my heart to design this sentiment, I recognize the need for it. If you don’t have an occasion to use the wings for that purpose, you can always dress your pups up as unicorns. These pups are slightly smaller than 1.5 x 1.5 inches.
On a more happier note, coordinating dies for this set will be available on Monday.
Scripty Greetings, 4×6 Clear Stamp
Next is our Scripty Greetings sentiment set. You can never have enough general sentiment sets (in my opinion) especially when they come in a modern scripty font! This set also includes two stylistic (two step) layered florals.
Lastly, we have our Scripty Holiday Greetings set that will send the perfect message for your holiday cards this season.
I hope you enjoyed the debut of stamps!! Now keep scrolling for some serious eye candy – our design team did an amazing job with this release 🙂 You can click on each team member’s link to navigate to their blogs where they have additional details on how they created each card including which inks, dies and gilding they used!
First up is Emily’s Fresh Cut Garden Rose card! She created a bright border of ruby roses offset with her scripty birthday sentiment panel. I love how she added some sparkling stripes with our Glossy Fine Transparent adhesive paper.
Next is Mayline’s beautiful watercolor rose card! Mayline’s watercolor work is so impressive and I love how she created an abstract piece of floral artwork by combining the layered and outlined Fresh Cut Garden Rose sets.
Next is LauraJane’s simple, elegant and classy rose card! The added stitching and strategic splatters offer a subtle backdrop to her sunny yellow rose.
Eunji’s next card is another beautiful watercolor work of art! She played around with the different layers of the Fresh Cut Garden Rose stamp set to create this beautiful bouquet.
Next is my card that I created using both the layered and outline Fresh Cut Garden Rose stamp sets. I started off by stamping the roses and leaves in our Peony, Citrine, Coral and Crystal Garden Couture Collection Inks and then I fussy cut the roses and leaves. Next I stamped additional leaves (layered and gold embossed outlines) and buds onto a separate card panel. Then I partially die cut the center of the panel with one of our Double Stitched Rectangle dies (the left side of the inside panel was cut/trimmed with a craft knife). I also added stitching to the edge of my panel with the largest rectangle die in the double stitched rectangle die set. Then I blended some Caribbean Turquoise dye ink within the die cut window. I arranged and adhered the roses and leaves next to my window. Then I stamped the sentiment (Basic Labels) in our Light Onyx dye ink and then I fussy cut that out and popped it up in the window. I finished the card by adding some Matte Gold sequins in 8, 6, 5 and 4mm sizes.
Tae Eun created a beautiful bouquet of roses with our Fresh Cut Garden Roses Coordinating Outlines. The ombre bouquet of ruby and amethyst roses just pop against that sunny frame.
Vera used a combination of the layered and outline Fresh Cut Garden Rose stamps to created a bright and beautiful bouquet of garden roses. I love how she added additional shading to each rose to give them more depth.
For Mayline’s next card, she uses the coordinating outlines of our Fresh Cut Garden Roses as a standalone set to watercolor the outline images a bright and beautiful pink.
Eunji’s next card takes on a more otherworldly dimension with her nontraditional floral color combinations. I love how she offset her outline garden roses with her florals from our Scripty Greetings set.
Next up is Tae Eun’s beautiful Thanksgiving cornucopia card! Her coloring skills keep the card dreamy and wonderfully warm.
Eunji’s next card is colored to perfect as well. Her cornucopia takes on a more beautiful folk art feel.
Emily’s next card is more modern and chic as she infuses some chalk art techniques to her Thankful Cornucopia card.
Mayline’s next card looks lovely and gilded with her watercolored and embossed cornucopia!
Next is my cornucopia card! I started off by gold heat embossing the cornucopia stamp throughout the entire card panel. I colored the center cornucopia with zig markers. After I finished coloring, I stamped the banner and sentiment with our Caviar Hybrid Ink, cut out the banner and popped it up over my colored cornucopia.
Next I created a wreath using the individual elements from our Thankful Cornucopia set. I started off by drawing a circle in the middle of my panel using my Double Stitched Round Dies. Then I stamped the elements onto the panel with Caviar Hybrid Ink. Next I colored those elements. Then I stamped additional wreath elements on a separate card panel and colored them in with copic markers. Then I cut out all of the elements and arranged them above my one layer wreath. I stamped, cut and adhered the sentiment banner. Then I finished the card by adding some Warm Gold Posie Floral sequins around my wreath.
Eunji combines our Dog Life set with the earthy individual elements from our Thankful Cornucopia to create an adorable Thanksgiving canine card!
LauraJane’s next card is sweet with her subtle pup footprints running across her angelic card.
Vera’s next card is also a sweet sympathy card with her rainbow riding pug.
Next up is my Dog Life card! I love this set and I especially adore this sentiment. I started off by stamping, coloring and fussy cutting the pup. Then I die cut a circle with our Double Stitched Round dies. Next I painted the spotlight using some metallic watercolors. To add some interest, I die cut our from our Matte Gold adhesive paper. I adhered the patterned background onto a side folding A2 card base and then popped up the spotlight and sentiment panel onto my base. I colored the pup in with some light cream toned copics. I adhered my pup into place and finished by putting down some Matte Gold Sequins in 10, 8, 6, 5 and 4mm.
Tae Eun’s next card is earthy and bright. Her mix of floral elements from our Fresh Cut Garden Roses and Scripty Greetings sets to create a partial wreath is strategic and beautiful.
LauraJane created a custom birthday border with a single sentiment from our Scripty Greetings. Her bright floral clusters keep the card fun and cheerful.
Mayline’s next card is clean, simple and bright with her repeated stamping of our layered florals from our Scripty Greetings set.
Mayline takes the same set and creates a beautiful cluster of roses. By curving the sentiment, her card takes on a custom look as it wraps around her bright bouquet.
Next is my card created with our Scripty Greetings. I love the simplicity of these layered florals in this set! So I created two floral corners by repeatedly stamping the roses in our Valentine Red, Peach Blossom, Beach Blondie, Plum Wine and Grape Crush dye inks. Then I cut the edges with a craft knife. Next I blended some Caribbean Turquoise around the corners so that you could see the glow after I adhered the floral corners. I finished the card by adding some Medallion Gold sequins.
LauraJane’s next card features a beautiful cutout border of our Christmas Poinsettia mini stamp set. She offset the border with our Minor Stripes background stamp to give it a candy cane and holiday feel.
Emily’s blue poinsettia tags are perfect with the combination of silver foil tape and tinsel.
Mayline’s last card is pretty and playful with her Christmas Poinsettias and Holiday Flourishes for a festive holiday card!
We hope you enjoyed the gallery of inspiration from our team!
Our Christmas Poinsettia mini stamp and Mistletoe Kisses Couture Mix are not available for sale in our shop just yet. They are currently only available as a gift with purchase over $75 (mix) and $100 (mix and mini stamp) (before taxes and shipping). This promotion will end on October 3 or until supplies last. This promotion does not apply to prior purchases and there is no need to enter any code at checkout.
And now for some giveaway details:
Daily Release Giveaway: Leave a comment here each day of Release Week (1-4) for a chance to win one of four $25 gift codes to the shop.
Design Team Daily Giveaways: There are additional $10 gift code giveaways that you can win by leaving comments on the Design Team member blogs on each day of Release Week – so there are an additional 7 gift codes up for grabs!
The comment period for the Daily Release and DT Giveaways will close on Thursday, September 29 at 11:59 PM. Winners will be chosen at random and announced on our blog shortly after.
I hope you all enjoyed Day 1 of our Fall 2016 Release! Leave a comment here and on our DT blogs for chances to win some gift codes to our shop! Happy Friday and remember to stop by tomorrow as we continue our Release Week festivities.