Fall 2018 Release Blog Hop

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Hello and welcomeback!! Today we’re celebrating our Fall 2018 release with a blog hop! We have some talented guests and amazing team members showcasing our new designs. For more details on our release, head over to this post.  For this release, we have 12 new stamps, coordinating dies, one Pop Up die and…. a Snowflake Layering Coverplate Die collection! All new products are available and ready to ship now!

Also, Happy World Cardmaking Day! This is the day that kicks off holiday cardmaking season. So I have a post that is jam packed with Christmas cards. Enjoy!


This promotion does not apply to prior purchases*. The threshold amount is calculated BEFORE taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until October 7 2018 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per customer. No coupon code needed. All incentive products 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 $150 or more: Receive a 4×6 Christmas Tree set;
Spend $250 or more: Receive a 6×8 Wonderland Print Bundle (and a Christmas Tree set).
**There must be a new Fall 2018 Release stamp in your order to qualify for our GWP promotion.** These GWP products are available for immediate purchase.

We also have some giveaways so be sure to scroll all the way down for all the details. Winners from our 9/24 post will be posted at the same time as our hop winners in a few days. Thank you for your patience!

For today’s hop, here is a list of all of the fabulous participants:

  1. The Ton Stamps
  2. Svitlana Shayevich
  3. Olga Matyushevskaya
  4. Renee Day 
  5. Anna Kutcenko
  6. Kymona Tracey
  7. Brenda Noelke
  8. Ilina Crouse 
  9. Amy Tsuruta 
  10. Tae Eun Yoo
  11. Amy Kolling 
  12. Laurel Beard 
  13. Chris Dayton 
  14. Lisa Harrolle 
  15. Laura Jane
  16. Vera Yates
  17. Janette Kausen 

Our surprise for today is our new Snowflake Layering Coverplate dies!

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Snowflake Layering Coverplate Dies (A and B), 4.25 x 5.5in Coverplate Dies

This is our newest layering die collection which features an A and B plate. When combined, the result is a fun and whimsical design perfect for winter themed cards.

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Photo taken against our White Sheepskin Backdrop Board

In this photo, I layered both A and B coverplate die cuts. The color combinations for these dies are truly endless.  Just add a sentiment for a quick holiday card. Also, break out all of your colored cardstock for this die bundle!

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For this next photo, I used the A plate die cut only and adhered it over white cardstock. Then I took the design a step further by using some of the snowflake die cuts that are produced with each pass and layered some  of elements over each other for a more intricate and fun layered snowflake effect.

snowflake die cuts

The beautiful thing about our Snowflake Coverplate bundle is that there’s more to the bundle than just layering the cover die cuts. You can take all of the negative snowflake die cuts and layer the elements together to make your own layered snowflake embellishments. This is a great way to stretch these dies! Also, layering the snowflakes and coming up with different color combinations is really fun and addicting! You can also try adding some Blizzard Hugs die cuts to your layered snowflakes for an additional design element!

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For this card, I simply layered both coverplate die cuts (I cut A from mint cardstock and B from white cardstock). Prior to mounting the layered die cuts onto a base, I adhered some of our Silver Ribbed Glitter Adhesive paper as a background. For the sentiment, I silver glitter heat embossed the large sentiment from our Brushed Merry stamp set. Then I die cut the sentiment three times and layered them together to create an embellishment type sentiment. Lastly, I stamped the christmas sentiment in our Noir Dye Ink onto a sentiment strip and popped up across the merry. This was a very simple card to make – little effort but high impact!

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

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For this card, I started off by layering some of my leftover snowflake die cuts from the A+ B coverplates. I also added a Blizzard Hugs snowflake die cut behind my layered snowflake for an added embellishment. Once my snowflake was assembled, I adhered it onto a round die cut and set it aside. Next I blended some Bright Emerald and Hot Tourmaline onto the bottom portion of an A2 panel. I blended the color towards the top of the panel for a minty ombre effect. Next, I die cut the panel using the largest die from our Double Stitched Rectangles Small Die Collection.  Then I used the A Plate in our Snowflake Layering Cover Dies and used that as a stencil to apply embossing paste onto my blended panel. This was matted onto a piece of black carstock which was then adhered onto a cardbase. For my sentiment, I gold glitter heat embossed the large Brushed Hugs and die cut it three times to create my sentiment embellishment. Next I adhered the sentiment onto my card and added the blizzard sentiment which was stamped in our Noir Dye Ink.

cardinal poinsettias

For my next card, I white heat embossed our new Coming Up Poinsettias onto watercolor paper and then used Color Bursts (Alizarin Crimson + Lime Green) to color in the outline images. After I painted the poinsettias, I heat embossed more foliage using the foliage cluster image from our Cardinal Friends. Once my background was complete, I die cut the panel into an A2 sized stitched panel and set it aside. Next I stamped this adorable cardinal and foliage cluster images onto cardstock with our Caviar Hybrid copic friendly ink. After I colored the images with copics, I die cut them and popped them up on my watercolored panel.

wonderland print shaker

For my next card, I stamped the clusters in our Wonderland Print set (Bright Emerald Ink, Orchid Crush Ink and Rose Gold Embossing). Then I die cut the panel using the largest die from our Double Stitched Rectangles Small die collection. I also die cut the inner negative space of my stamped border using the coordinating die. I set my stamped window panel aside to blend some Bright Emerald and Hot Tourmaline dye ink onto my card base. I wanted an minty ombre effect to show behind my shaker window.  Next I created my shaker window using acetate and dimensional foam tape. Before I filled my shaker window, I stamped this large sentiment using our Noir Dye ink. Then I filled the window with some 3mm Glass Slippers sequins and beads (Diamond, Flurries and White Satin Beads). Lastly, I mounted the window panel over the base to complete my shaker card.

blizzard hugs blue

For my final card, I created a simple stamped project using our Blizzard Hugs set. I tamped the mid sized and smallest snowflake burst stamp a few of times onto an A2 panel in our Cali Blue Dye Ink. Next I stamped the smaller solid snowflakes in our Blue Diamond and Azurite inks. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment (Noir Dye Ink) to finish this simple card.


For today’s hop, there are giveaways on each stop so be sure to leave a comment on each blog for a chance to win a stamp set of choice from our new release! The comment period for this giveaway will close on Monday, October 8 at 11:59pm EST. Winners for this giveaway and our Release Debut Post giveaways will be announced shortly after the 8th.

I hope you enjoyed my projects! Your next stop is the talented Svitlana!



65 thoughts on “Fall 2018 Release Blog Hop

  1. Brenda Rohlfing Simpson says:

    The large snowflake stamp is stunning enough to stand alone with a nice Christmas sentiment – and afterwards for winter wishes & holiday thank you’s. They way it appears airbrushed makes it look like a much more complicated technique – although stamped once keeps it quick & simple!


  2. Mirella Rogan says:

    Wow, what a gorgeous release, and the hop is so full of amazing inspiration! I found some new to me names and crafters, and boy am I happy I did – some fab talent out there! I now know what I love most from this release, the hop was very useful for that 🙂 Thanks for this great new release, and for the chances to win, too!


  3. Mindy1414 says:

    This release is filling up my “must have” list quickly lol, I love it all! All the cards in this post are amazing, my favorite here is the Cardinal (they hold a special place in my heart) and this card just grabbed my heart 🙂 Thanks for a great release and some amazing inspiration. (mardy14@bellsouth.net)


  4. Andre M. says:

    So many fab products in this release and the samples showcase them beautifully. I’ve never seen such a lovely style of snowflakes before. The hop has been so inspiring and it’s wonderful to see so much creativity.


  5. Jen K says:

    What a great release! The blog hop is so helpful to see all the many possibilities with these stamps. I’m looking forward to lots of crafty fun!


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