Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Avery Elle: Let It Snow (without snow!!)

As my stamp collection has grown too big to fit into its allocated space, I have gotten pickier about the stamps that I buy.  (Don't get me wrong - I still buy way too many!)  I particularly love Christmas stamps that have other uses and the tree and bird from Avery Elle's Let It Snow is a perfect example!

You Brighten My Day

The sun and sentiment come from the first Avery Elle set that I ever bought - Bright Days.  It came out in their very first release back in 2012 (shhh...I bought the entire release).  It also has big sun rays so you could do a sunburst across the entire card.   The sunshine idea allowed me to show off some of Avery Elle's wonderful sequins.  They have multi-packs of mono-chromatic sequins that are just lovely (shhh...I own all of those too....which is really sad because I remember telling a blog friend that I absolutely did not need big packages of sequins!)

I hope this happy little bird brightened your day!  Be sure to check out my card and others on the Avery Elle blog.
  • Stamps: Avery Elle Let It Snow, Bright Days
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Bermuda Bay, Summer Sun, My Favorite Things Primitive White, Pebbles Seen & Noted 6x6 pad
  • Ink: Stampin' Up Smoky Slate, Summer Sun, Papertrey Ink Smokey Shadow, Memento Black, Copics
  • Accessories: Avery Elle Lemonade Sequins, The Twinery Caribbean Twine

18 comments:

snappy scrappy said...

Super cute!!!

cm said...

Your card is a resounding, beautiful success: you've brightened my day immensely!
c

Lisa said...

Such a happy card Kim! Makes me smile on this drizzly day!

Annette Allen said...

that little bird just cracks me up.. he is so cute.. great card Kim..

shirley-bee said...

Fab cheery card, Kim! I love it when stamps are stretched like this!

mypapercraftworld said...

Soooo delicious, Kim ... I love the bright sunshine showcasing this week bird ... such a cheerful and fun card! Aita :)

Sherry Eckblad said...

Gorgeous card! I love Christmas stamps too.

Deepti said...

This birdie is real cute and the colors you pick are always soooooo perfect !!

~amy~ said...

This is so darling!

Shannon J said...

That sweet little birdie perched in the sunshine is adorable! I love the patterned paper border too - it's perfect!

Kim Heggins said...

So cute and that sweet little blue bird...love it!

Geri said...

Really love what you've done with these images, Kim! Good luck this weekend...safe travels!!!

Melissa said...

This card brightened my day! :) Love the colors, the sequins and that A-dorable bird!!!

Joni nina Andaya said...

Cute Love it!

Marjolein said...

Ha, ha, loved your story about absolutely not needing big packages of sequins, ha, ha, that's too funny!!
Why oh Why do we 'need' to buy entire releases anyway.... and why don't we feel guilty after buying them....
:-)
Really, we stamp addicts can never ever have to much of a good thing, which in this case would be stamps I guess... :-)
And at least this part of the world economy is thriving, thanks to all the stamp addicts, ha, ha.
My husband is a financial planner ( MFP) and he always tells me, that I can keep the economy going all by myself, well That IS a good thing right?
Bye,

Marjolein

ps. Great, great card!!! loved the sentiment too!

Quip1320 said...

I didn't think I needed that set until now! WOW!

donna mikasa said...

Ha!! Love how you added the "sunburst" behind the bird! Too cute!

Lindsey said...

Super cute! I adore how you've used this set.