Third Anniversary Release Blog Hop – 1/19

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Hello everyone and welcome back for the first of our Anniversary Release Mini Hops! I hope you enjoyed seeing all of the new products and inspiration this week by the team.  This week we released 23 new stamps, coordinating and standalone word dies, 9 new Couture Mixes and additional gilding.  Everything is available in our shop now!





For this special release, we have two free gifts with qualifying purchases: Daisy Duet and Peony Notes Bundle A+B+C). This promotion does not apply to prior purchases***. The threshold amount is calculated before taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until January 28, 2018 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per order. No coupon code needed. All incentive prducts will automatically be added to qualified orders (they will not show up in your cart but will be added to orders as we pack them).


  • Spend $125 or more: Receive a 4×6 Daisy Duet set;
  • Spend $250 or more: Receive our Peony Notes Bundle (A+B+C) (and a Daisy Duet set).
  • **There must be a new release stamp in your order to qualify for a GWP.**
  • ***If you placed an order for our Smooched or XOXO set in the last few weeks, we will combine that order amount to your new order for a total qualifying threshold amount. Please include your original order number (the order that included Smooched or XOXO Mini) in the notes of your new order.
  • Coordinating dies for these sets are also available now.

If you’re joining us today for the first time during our Release Week, head on over to Days 1, 2 and 3 for a more in depth look at our new products!

Today’s mini hop includes:

  1. The Ton —–> You are here
  2. Kay Miller
  3. Vera Yates
  4. Justine Hovey

Let’s move on to my cards for the day!

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Photo taken against our White Brick and Smooth White Wood Backdrop Boards

For my card today I used our new and beautiful Peony Bouquet set.

Be sure to follow us on YouTube for more inspiration! I update our channel on a weekly basis!

I started off by white heat embossing the peony cluster in the corners of watercolor paper panel (Canson XL 140lb). I decided to do some loose watercoloring using Color Bursts with this project. I used Rouge, Lime Green and Jack O Lantern.


Once I finished watercoloring, I let the panel dry before I added stitching to the edges of my A2 panel using our Double Stitched Rectangles Large dies. Next I heat embossed the sentiment from our Most Interesting Cardmaker 2.0 (Updated Set) not vellum.  I made sure that the sentiment would be long enough to wrap around my watercolor panel. Additionally, I cut a slighter bigger strip of gray cardstock which I used to mount my vellum strip onto.

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I adhered the ends of the vellum on top of the ends of the gray strip. Then I fold the two strips back and adhered the strips to the back of my watercolored panel. Lastly I embellished the card using Clear Rhinestones.

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I hope you all liked my card! Be sure to join us back here tomorrow (and everyday until January 26) to continue celebrating our Third Anniversary!


For each day of our Third Anniversary blog hop festivities (1/19 to 1/26), we’re giving away a stamp set of choice to a lucky commenter. To qualify, you must leave a comment on each blog stop for the respective giveaway day for which you are entering. The comment period for all giveaways closes on January 28, 5pm EST. 

Thanks for joining us today! You’re next stop is the fabulously talented Kay Miller!

Be sure to stop by tomorrow for our second mini hop with giveaways!


Remember our challenge for the month of January! Cue Word: CHEERS


126 thoughts on “Third Anniversary Release Blog Hop – 1/19

  1. Susy says:

    Beautiful card! Love the lovely colors used on the beautiful flowers. The sentiment is cute too.
    I’m always amazed with your embossed and colored cards.


  2. Rae H says:

    Wow, so many beautiful stamps and bold dies! I’m simply lost in creative thought. Will have to visit a few times to see which I have to add to my collection. Lovely card – watercolors are beautiful with the peonies!


  3. Andrea Hastilow says:

    WOW, that card is so beautiful, the flowers look so real, I can’t believe you did that so delicately with those colour bursts, amazing.


  4. Andrea H says:

    Beautiful peonie stamps. Your card is exquisite. I’m hoping one day I would be able to colour like you do. As much as I try I can not get flowers to have the depth that you do. I. Very jealous of your talent. Xx


  5. Susan O'Halloran says:

    Your card is stunning! The video of you watercoloring the cared is inspiring. love flowers and the peony stamp is just lovely! Love all of the floral stamps in the anniversary release.


  6. Debbie Varnes says:

    Beautiful, I love the embossed images and the watercolored look with the color bursts powder. Such a versatile way to use these powders.


  7. sharon878 says:

    Wow! such a beautiful release and those flowers look amazing! Wish I could colour like you, just amazing. Sure would have to give colour burst a try soon. Thanks for the video and sharing with all of us stampers. Lots of good stamps but hard to choose.


  8. Annalisa says:

    Wow, I would not have guessed that you did that watercoloring with Color Bursts from the picture. So cool to learn that you can get different looks with these products, and, of course, the stamp is gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing! I’m really looking forward to all these mini hops!


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