Fall 2016 Release – Day 3

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Hello and welcome back to Day 3 of our Fall 2016 Release!!  Today we have five new sets to show you and they’re the first half of our Holiday sets for this year.  We also have one new Couture Mix and three new die sets for today’s release debut.

Our Couture Mix for the day is our new Elf Stockings mix!

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Laura Jane created another gorgeous sample for our Christmas Poinsettia mini stamp.

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Her nontraditional green poinsettia is so festive and cheerful!  Her text backdrop that also serves as part of the sentiment is so clever!  For more information on our gift with purchase promotions, head on over to our Day 2 post for more details.

Now let’s check out some new stamps!

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Fresh Cut Poinsettias, 6×8 Clear Stamp Set

Our latest installment in our Fresh Cut series features two beautiful 3 step holiday poinsettias.  It also comes with a festive vase and candle to create the perfect centerpiece on your holiday cards this year. The front facing poinsettia measures approximately 2.5 x 2.25 inches.

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As with most of our layering stamp sets, our Fresh Cut Poinsettia set comes with a free color printed layering guide for your reference. coord-outlines-fresh-cut-poinsettias-water

Fresh Cut Poinsettia Coordinating Outlines, 4×6 Clear Stamp Set

In addition to layering your poinsettias, you can color these florals in with this coordinating outline stamp set. This set can be a standalone set or you can pair it with the Fresh Cut Poinsettia to add an additional outline layer to your floral elements.

A coordinating die set will be available on Monday for our Fresh Cut Poinsettias.  Please note that the single die set includes coordinating dies for all the floral elements in both stamp sets.

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**This die collection contains combined coordinating dies for both the Fresh Cut Poinsettias and the Coordinating Outline sets.**holiday-cones-water

Holiday Cones, 4×6 Stamp Set

In addition to layered poinsettias, we have added layered holiday pine cones to our collection!  This set features three different angles of pinecones and are all three step cones. We’ve added a layered pine branch and holly elements to the mix!holiday-cones-layer-guide

A color printed layering guide will be included with all Holiday Cone stamp sets. coord-outlines-holiday-cones-water

Holiday Cones Coordinating Outlines, 4×6 Clear Stamp Set

You can add an additional outline layer to your Holiday Cones with our new Holiday Cones Coordinating Outline set! Or if you’re not a fan of layering, this set can also serve as a standalone set for you coloring enthusiasts out there.  The tall and skinny pinecone measures approximately .75 x 1.5 inches.

Coordinating dies for our Holidays Cones will be available on Monday.

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**This die collection contains combined coordinating dies for both the Holiday Cones and the Coordinating Outline sets.**mistletoe-kisses-water

Our last stamp set for today is our new Mistletoe Kisses sentiment set!  If features 6 sentiments that are perfect for your holiday cards this year.

Last but not least is our new Holiday Word Die collection.

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The dies come in a modern scripty font.  The die measurements are as follows (approximately):

  1. Bright: 3.5 x 1.25 inches at its widest points
  2. And: 1 x 1 inch
  3. Merry: 3 x 1 inches
  4. Christmas: 3.25 x 1 inches

Now please enjoy the festive gallery of inspiration by our design team!

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Tae Eun’s shaker holiday card is elegance at its finest!  I love how she partially gilded poinsettia with some gold heat embossing.

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Next is my card created with the Fresh Cut Poinsettia set and coordinating dies.  I started off by stamping all the floral elements using our Couture Color inks.  The poinsettias were stamped with Soft Garnet Dye, Red Sangria Hybrid, Lipstick Red Dye inks.  The leaves were stamped with Soft Garden Dye, Bright Fern Dye.  The flame was stamped with Coralline Hybrid and Amber Citrine Dye Inks.  The candles were stamped with Crystal Pewter and Smoky Quartz Dye inks.  When I finished stamping all the elements, I die cut everything using the coordinating dies.  Then I die cut a stitched circle which would serve as the backdrop for my centerpiece.  Next, I traced a circle onto my card panel – this served as my guide as to where I was blending my yellows (the candle light glow).  I blended the area behind the die cut circle with Beach Blondie, Amber Citrine and Peach Blossom Dye inks.  Then I assembled the florals together using several layers of foam tape.  I gold glitter embossed the banner and sentiment and adhered it right onto my main poinsettia.  I finished the card by adding Glass Slipper sequins in 10, 8, 6, 5 and 4mm.

Eunji created a beautiful fresh cut bouquet of poinsettias for a parental holiday card.14352212_789268952338_8506141913960125405_o

Emily created her own border of Fresh Cut Poinsettias and Holiday Cones for a modern and beautiful holiday card. 14361339_1031940756904321_7187821400426725146_o

Eunji’s poinsettia centerpiece is so bright and elegant!  I love how she added the longer pine needle branches to accent her centerpiece. 14380030_1028144617283256_5692326230370303307_o

Laura Jane’s poinsettia card is bright and sunny! Her subtle background of Folk Art Florals add an additional floral element to her gorgeous card. 14424672_1659375274376218_3182399353141323671_o

Mayline’s holiday card is festive cornucopia of holiday elements!  I love how she mixed and matched all the different branches and florals from our featured sets today. 14468529_10154618170809216_3911249031889466159_o

Vera’s holiday card is soft and lovely as she combined our Holiday Cones and Poinsettia sets. 14481787_10154618170814216_3394712195360738414_o

Vera’s  next card is so out of the box and beautiful with her turquoise poinsettia. The added dimension to the berries give the card an extra pop of depth!14310518_1155494031189353_3516899711465356844_o

Tae Eun’s coloring of our Poinsettia outlines is just beautiful as she takes on a non traditional blue color combo to her gorgeous project. 14379885_789268947348_5967432187376774983_o

Emily’s card is modern and eye catching with her pop of hot pink poinsettias!14424970_1659375271042885_3361549427420398299_o

Mayline colored in her Outline Poinsettias for her next card! I love the bright watercolor washes she applied to this project!14435181_10154616978364954_6501608222898714583_o

Jenny’s chalkboard version of her poinsettia outline card is so chic and modern! 14444967_1028144573949927_7324170362680106854_o

Laura Jane’s next poinsettia card is out of this world with her festive green foil border! Her vellum overlay softens up the pine branch background.

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For my next card, I used the outline and layering stamps from both Poinsettia sets.  I started off by stamping the 2nd layers of the poinsettias and then I heat embossed the outline over that layer.  Then I heat embossed and die cut additional branches, buds, berries and leaves from both the Poinsettia Outline and Holiday Cone outline sets.  For my card panel, I used our Double Stitched Rectangle dies to create the layers on may panel.  I took the inside die cut panel and blended some Bright Emerald Dye ink at the bottom edge.   Next I die cut our new Holiday Word Dies using our Gold Foil Adhesive paper.  I adhered the sentiment onto the blended panel. Then I arranged the florals at the corners and finished the card by adding some Glass Slippers sequins. merry-bright

The process of making this card was the same as the above card with the exception of the colors of the supplies used (Red Sangria Hybrid Ink and Red Foil Adhesive Paper).

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Jenny’s bright Holiday Cone shaker is a beautiful collage of multi toned pine branches. I love the 14305346_1031909560240774_1381086770858726959_o

Eunji’s next card is arty and beautiful as it features a bright holly berry branch as a dramatic focal point. 14409587_1031909503574113_4293647112299615768_o

For her next card, Eunji created a beautiful cluster of layered Holiday Cones.  Her glitter and snow accents make her project extra festive!

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I created a pine tree partial border with our Vogue Skies skyline to create a wintry scene.  This is a one layer card and thus, a lot of masking was involved.  I started off by blending some Cali Blue Ink on the bottom edge of my card panel for my sky.  Then I stamped my pine cones in our Cocoa Collection Inks.  Then I masked the pinecones and stamped the pine tree bristles with our Bright Fern and Basil Mojito dye inks.  Then I stamped the skyline in our Crystal Pewter and Smoky Quartz dye ink.  I added snow to the buildings for a more scenic effect. Lastly, I added some Call Me Maybe Red sequins to give the card a more seasonal and festive look.

Mayline’s next card is artsy and so pretty with her watercolored outline pinecones. 14425494_1031941260237604_1870343972894626562_o

Eunji created a joyful wreath around her sleeping fox.  She went outside the box with her Vintage Frames accent around her adorable holiday fox. 14425496_1659375211042891_3528046237358093422_o

Mayline created a festive and colorful border with her berry branches and multi colored gilding.

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For my last card, I used the long pine branch stamp from our Holiday Cones Coordinating Outlines set to create a gold glitter heat embossed border. Then I die cut the edges of the panel and a shaker window using our Double Stitched Rectangle Dies.  Next I stamped the sentiment (the set will be debuted tomorrow) onto the inner panel and then adhered that panel onto my card base.  I adhered a clear acetate windows to my border panel, filled my shaker with our Hazelnut Kisses Mix and popped the panel up onto my top folding card base.

That’s it for Day 3 of our Fall 2016 Release!  I hope you enjoyed the first half of our new holiday stamps and inspiration from our team. Remember to leave a comment on our blog for each day of Release Week (1-4) for a chance to win one of four $25 gift codes to the shop.

There are additional $10 gift code giveaways that you can win by leaving comments on the Design Team member blogs! So there are additional $10 gift codes up for grabs – seven to be exact!

  1. Mayline
  2. Emily
  3. Vera
  4. Eunji
  5. Laura Jane
  6. Jenny
  7. Tae Eun

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.

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Please join us tomorrow for the debut of our final five sets of our Fall 2016 Release.  Then head on over to the shop to begin some retail therapy as all new products will be available for purchase at 7am EST.  Then join us on Tuesday, September 27 for an amazing blog hop with our incredible design team and the following special guests: Laurel Beard, Laura Sterckx, Amy Tsuruta, Janette Kausen, Chris Dayton, Lisa Harrolle, Carisa Wiley, Kymona Tracey, Lydia Fiedler and Justine Hovey.

Thank you all for stopping for by and for leaving such wonderful and heartwarming comments!

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67 thoughts on “Fall 2016 Release – Day 3

  1. Susan Wareham says:

    I think I may have already commented on this post but I wanted to say Great job on the Poinsettia you really captured a true poinsettia, I should know I worked in a greenhouse for 15 years and planted and cared for those blessed plants every year. LOL

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  2. Tee Hall says:

    I am loving the fresh cut poinsettias and the way the design team has displayed them in so many ways, and colors, beautiful! And combining the poinsettias and holiday pine cones together really work their magic in creating some stunning cards!

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  3. Pat says:

    Winter foliage is a favourite of mine and those pine cones are spectacular, and I also love the candle and poinsettias too. Thank you to the DT for all the fabulous inspiration. x

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  4. TracyM #6773 says:

    Nothing says Christmas more than pine and poinsettias … feeling the rush of Christmas memories and looking forward to the JOY of Christmas creativity!!!
    CONGRATULATIONS on this wonderful release Effie and THANK YOU ALL for sharing such WONDERFUL INSPIRATION!!!

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  5. Debbie Peysen says:

    Awesome Christmas Cards. The stamps and dies are so perfect. I adore each card. I learned so much from looking at the cards. pinecones and poinsettias are made for each other. turquoise poinsettias are the new color, sequins everywhere etc. Thanks so much.

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