Wednesday, May 8, 2013

My Avery Elle Rounded Diamonds-a-Thon

Have you ever ordered stamps and dies that you were super excited about, stalked the mail man for days until they arrived, and then just let them sit?  No?  Really?  I'm the only one?  OK, then.

Today I am grateful for a challenge issued by the super talented JJ Bolton to create and link projects using Avery Elle Rounded Diamonds stamps and dies.  She designed these babies, and she wants to see what we are making with them.  Sounded reasonable to me, and there's a prize, too.  So, I got to work and had a bit of fun, too.

I started with a bit of casing for my first card, and was inspired by this card by Kasia.  I used SU Baja Breeze, Hero Arts Wet Cement, and PTI Royal Velvet inks.  I used just the stamps on this card.

Next up is a card using the stamps and dies together.  Inks are PTI:  Orange Zest, Hibiscus Burst and Limeade Ice, and the sentiment is from AE Framed Fonts.  I used the Aida Impression plate on the front panel, and some Lawn Fawn twine that Kim was nice enough to send me.

I made a couple of Father's Day cards, too.  This next card uses just the stamps again in Blueberry Sky, Scarlet Jewel and Terracotta Tile.  The sentiment is from PTI Boutique Borders and so is the Woodgrain Impression Plate.

My second Father's Day card uses only the die and a rainbow of paper colors:  Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, Lemon Tart, Ripe Avocado and Ocean Tides.

My last card is for my youngest daughter's 8th grade graduation, and uses one  of her favorite owls from There She Goes You're a Hoot and a PTI sentiment.  Just the dies on this card, and a mixture of her favorite colors.

That's it for me today.  A big thanks to JJ for giving me the kick in the pants that I needed to start getting inky with my Rounded Diamonds.  Now, back to the real world of school pickups and basketball games.

Thanks for Visiting


  1. fun graphic cards...great color combos!

  2. I truly relate to stalking the mailman. I'm doing that right now for all the SSS stuff I ordered after the His and Hers online class. You did great using your new stamps and dies. That's a lot of cards in a short time.

  3. What fun cards. I especially love the owl one. You are making me wAnt to order that set and dies.

  4. Busy lady these are all fabulous Joyce,. No favourites just all really great graphic patterns and I love your colour choices.

  5. Fantastic graphic designs! Love where you used the die to cut out a section of the card! Great sentiment and that owl is so adorable!!

  6. Joyce, wow...these are all winners in my book. You really made this set yours! I love how you used your new twine too, just so pretty. Your cards are all amazing...almost makes me want this set!

  7. Before I forget the second fathers day card is my favoriate ! Love that one! Ok love them all! You are not alone on waiting for a card to come and then letting them sit. Why do we do that!

  8. Raising my hand - yes I have obsessed over getting a stamp/die and then let it sit unused lol. Love the graphic shape of this set - and especially the cards using the dies!

  9. I am so guilty of doing this too, Joyce!!! Love all of your cards, this set is on my wish list.


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