Third Anniversary Release Blog Hop – 1/26

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Hello everyone and welcome back to our FINAL Anniversary Release Mini Hop! It’s been about a week since our release launch and I had so much fun creating with our new products. I hope you enjoyed seeing all the inspiration this week by the team and our special guests!

For this release, we released 23 new stamps, coordinating and standalone word dies, 9 new Couture Mixes and additional gilding.  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. Svitlana Shayevich 
  3. Taheerah Atchia
  4. Olga Matyushevskaya

For my first two projects, I used our GWP (Gift with Purchase) Daisy Duet set. I cannot stress how much I love coloring this stamp. The size of the blooms are really wonderful. So for today’s projects featuring this large image, I went with a cool and warm color palette to showcase how amazing this floral stamp is.

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Photo taken against our Cabin and Natural Wood Backdrop Boards

For my first card, I did some masking (created with the coordinating die) and then rose gold embossed an entire panel using the large Daisy Duet image onto watercolor paper (Canson XL 140LB). I created my own background that is ready for watercoloring. I used my Color Bursts for this card (Lemon Yellow, Marigold, Sap Green and Terre Vert).

I started off by painting a base layer of Lemon Yellow onto my daisies. Then I added a second layer of color using my Marigold CBs but I went back in and added a more concentrated amount of Marigold to the inner petals. Next, I finished my painting by watercoloring my leaves – first layer of Sap Green, then Terre Vert. Next I took the largest die from our Double Stitched Rectangles (Small) set and die cut my panel and then adhered it to a side folding A2 base using strong double sided adhesive sheets.

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Photo taken against our White Sheepskin Backdrop Board

Next I die cut my thank you sentiment from our Bold General Greetings Word Plate Die set. Using the negative space as a guide, I popped up my sentiment onto my card using pop up squares. Next, I added a white heat embossed sentiment strip (Peony Notes) to my card. Lastly, I embellished my card using our Clear Rhinestones.

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Photo taken against our Cabin and Natural Wood Backdrop Boards

For my next card, I masked and rose gold embossed my Daisy Duet the same way as my first card.

However, I didn’t emboss the entire panel. I left about a third of the panel unembossed for my sentiment. I used my Shinhan watercolors for this card. Next I painted my daisies using a combination of blues and purple (Cerulean Blue, Ultramarine Deep and Permanent Violet). For my leaves, I used a combination of Gray and Neutral Tint.

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Photo taken against our White Sheepskin Backdrop Board

Once my florals were painted, I added shading to the areas surrounding my clusters using my Indigo paint. Once my panel was dried, I rose gold embossed the thanks sentiment (Peony Notes) and added stitching to the edges of my panel using the largest die from our Double Stitched Rectangles (large) set. Lastly, I added our Clear Rhinestones to further embellish my card.

I hope you all liked my cards! Thank you so much for joining us these last couple of weeks to celebrate this milestone with us. As we go into our fourth year, I will continue to strive to bring you all fabulous, quality designs and products.


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 talented Svitlana!


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


58 thoughts on “Third Anniversary Release Blog Hop – 1/26

  1. Tracey Magner says:

    WOW, I am New to you and I am STUNNED at not only the New release but the stamps and products you have, such beautiful and amazing products. I just am so thrilled I finally found you, I only wish I had found you about a month earlier when I was spending my pre Christmas money and was going wild buying stamps. I am loving your site. Thank you.


  2. Sue D. says:

    Oh, so beautiful. I especially like the first card; the colors are absolutely gorgeous, and I love the BIG black and white sentiment. Nicely done!


  3. Annalisa says:

    There’s nothing I don’t love about these cards. The bright oranges and yellows on the daisies are so happy and they make for a perfect thank you card. And I always love a good set of blues, and these look particularly nice against the rose gold. Thank you so much for all the inspiration you’ve given us this week. I hope you can go take a nice nap now!


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