Third Anniversary Release Blog Hop – 1/25

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Hello everyone and welcome back for the seventh Anniversary Release Mini Hop! We’re almost at the home stretch – tomorrow will be our last mini hop! I hope you have been enjoying seeing all of the new products and inspiration these last few days by the team and our special guests.  If you’re just joining us for the first time today, we have released 23 new stamps, coordinating and standalone word dies, 9 new Couture Mixes and additional gilding for our Third Anniversary Release and everything is available in our shop now!

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We have two free gifts with qualifying purchases: Daisy Duet and Peony Notes Bundle. 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 (and a Daisy Duet set).
  • **There must be a new release stamp in your order to qualify for a GWP.**
  • 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, 2and 3 for a more in depth look at our new products!

Today’s mini hop includes:

  1. The Ton —–> You are here
  2. Tae Eun Yoo 
  3. Simon Hurley
  4. Isha Gupta
hello folk hummingbird

Photo taken against our Gray Noise and White Paint Backdrop Boards

For my first card, I used our Sweet Folk Hummingbird set and Bold General Greetings Die Word Plates.

I started off by rose gold heat embossing the tulip cluster from our Sweet Folk Hummingbird set at the top and bottom edges of my watercolor paper. For the bird, I stamped on a separate piece of watercolor paper. Then I gave my florals a base layer of color using my Color Bursts (Marigold and Lemon Yellow). I detailed my tulips with my zig markers (Geranium Red, Scarlet Red and Bright Yellow).  I also added a blue outline to my florals using some Ultramarine Blue Color bursts. For my hummingbird, I quickly colored this little guy with my zig markers (May Green, Geranium Red and Dark Brown).

Next I die cut my  watercolored panel using the largest die from our Double Stitched Rectangles (Small) set. I also die cut my hummingbird at the same time. Next, I die cut my sentiment with my “hello” word plate and then blended some Bright Fern Dye Ink to the bottom half of the word. Finally, I assembled my card by adhering my painted panel onto a side folding A2 base. Then I popped up my sentiment, sentiment strip (white heat embossed onto black cardstock – sentiment is from Sweet Folk Hummingbird) and bird. Lastly, I added our Clear Rhinestones around my sentiment.

blue riotous

Photo taken against our Gray Noise and White Paint Backdrop Boards

My next card was VERY easy to make! I simply stamped our Riotous Wildflowers background stamp onto cardstock, colored it in using zig markers (no special shading), stamped the sentiment from our Seriously Amazing Sentiment set (Noir Dye Ink), added stitching to the edges of the panel and adhered it onto a base. Done!

blue painted peonies

Photo taken against our Gray Noise and White Paint Backdrop Boards

For my last card, I used our Painted Peonies. I stamped out two of the clusters in the corners of an A2 cardstock panel (I saved this panel for the next step). I used our Cali Blue, Cobalt Breeze and Parisian Blue Dye Ink. For the leaves, I used Crystal Pewter and Smoky Quartz. Then I die cut both clusters using the coordinating die.

Next I blended the corner edges of the panel using our Caribbean Turquoise Dye Ink. Then I blended some of our Noir Dye Ink with water and splattered a bit of the ink onto my blended die cut panel. Once the panel was dry, I adhered it onto a side folding A2 base. Then I popped up my clusters in their respective negative areas on the base (this way you use the positive and negative spaces of the cardstock while stamping leaving no waste or scraps!).

For my sentiment, I started off my heat embossing a portion of a piece of black cardstock using silver glitter embossing powder. Then I die cut my hello word plate from this panel but I made sure that the embossed portion covered only half of my sentiment. Next I popped up my glittery, two toned sentiment onto the middle portion of my card. Lastly, I embellished my card using our Silver Dew Drops.

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I hope you all liked my cards! 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 fabulous wonderfully talented Tae Eun!

Be sure to stop by tomorrow for the last mini hop with more giveaways!


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


59 thoughts on “Third Anniversary Release Blog Hop – 1/25

  1. ambecoming says:

    Wow! I am seriously holding my breath. These are beautiful. Love every one of the color choices. But the little hummingbird is the thing that really caused the gasp! Thank you. (Respirations have returned to normal!)


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