I am so excited that today is finally here! Sneak peek days are so fun, and I love to hear from all of you what products have caught your eye. I am so in love with the postal theme throughout this new Love Letters Collection. I have a few cards to share, information on a giveaway, and links to today’s designers. Lets get started!
Let’s start with a Valentine’s card. I used a few new products with this card, so let me walk you through it. The Cupcake card stock is stamped with the new Windowpane Plaid Rubber Cling Stamp, using Cherry ink. I die-cut it with a new Postal Frames die, and mounted it onto Watermelon card stock. The envelope stamp is from the new Signed & Sealed stamp set. I stamped the envelope and liner (yes- there’s a red and white polka dot liner peaking through the flowers!) with Cherry ink, and used the coordinating die to die-cut it. The die cuts an opening into the envelope, making it easy to slip a bouquet into. The flowers, heart, and sentiment come from the new Signed & Sealed With A Kiss stamp set. I used the coordinating dies to die-cut the images, including the sweet sentiment. I stuffed the envelope with the flowers and leaves, snipping off anything peeking out from the sides and bottom. I attached the envelope to the card front, then added the heart and sentiment with thin foam squares. I die-cut white card stock with a Crimped frame, added it to a card base, and attached the stamped panel.
My second card features the Signed & Sealed stamp set, this time in a more masculine way.
I stamped Avocado card stock with the Windowpane Plaid stamp in Avocado ink, and die-cut with a Postal Frames Die. I white heat-embossed a sentiment from Signed & Sealed stamp set onto the blue-stamped envelope before die-cutting it. The Signed and Sealed Die Collection has a single die that will cut a slit. I used that die to die-cut the avocado card stock, so I can add a gift card. So clever for Betsy to add that die! Since the gift card needs more room than what the stamped envelope can give, I just attached the envelope on top of the die-cut slit, and slid the gift card into it. I added leaves from Signed & Sealed With a Kiss, and Inside & Out Berry Branch Die.
My last card Features the romantic Pretty Postmarks stamp set.
When I saw this stamp set, I went immediately back to my grandma’s house. I thought of my grandma’s dishes, her stationary, her handwriting… even her dresser, decorated with vintage perfume bottles. I obviously made this card and envelope with her in mind. I used the small stamps in the set to stamp the background. I pulled out four small acrylic blocks, and Warm Buff dye ink. I started stamping the background, working from the middle out. Once I finished, I used a blender brush to blend Warm Buff ink around the edges of the panel for a vintage look, and mounted it onto a card base. I stamped a sentiment from the stamp set with Espresso dye ink onto white card stock, and die cut with a Crimped Frame die. I blended more Warm Buff ink over the sentiment, attached it to vellum, and added it to the card.
I also used the stamp set to make a coordinating envelope. To keep with the vintage feel, I used the same ink to blend over a cream envelope, and used a die from Postage Frames to die-cut stamped postage stamps. I attached the stamps to the envelope, and finished by stamping the included postmarks and cancellation marks.
Products used today:
- Signed & Sealed Stamp Set
- Signed & Sealed Die Collection
- Signed & Sealed With A Kiss Stamp Set
- Signed & Sealed With A Kiss Die Collection
- Windowpane Plaid Rubber Cling Stamp
- Postal Frames Die Collection
- Crimped Frames Collection
- Inside & Out Berry Branch Die
That’s all that I have for now! I hope I have helped with ideas and inspiration for these new products. Be sure to stop by The Greetery’s blog today if you haven’t already. Betsy has full descriptions for each product, and gorgeous examples to share. All new products will be available in The Greetery shop this Friday, January 17, at 10am EST. Thanks for stopping by!
There will be a $50 store gift certificate given away each reveal day this week. For a chance to win, leave a comment daily at each blog stop. Winners will be announced Friday morning on The Greetery Blog.