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Tue 05

Holiday Release Blog Blitz and Video
by Laura


We are absolutely thrilled to start sharing the new 2016 Holiday Release with you.  There are lots of new stamps, stencils and dies  that we hope will inspire you for Fall and Winter cardmaking.  The video above is a quick slideshow to kick of this week's blog blitz.  If you can't view the embedded video, you can also view it directly on YouTube here:  https://youtu.be/V1ingy88N4E  The blitz will run from Tuesday, July 6th till Sunday, July 10th with 2 posts a day.  As always, there will be chances to win prizes!



As I mentioned before, my most popular card class each year is my 10 in 10 Christmas card class.  People seem to like card ideas that allow you to create a large number of cards in a short amount of time.  The card above fits into this category.  The three windows and snowflakes are all created from one die called Snowflake Spectacle

To make the card, I placed the die onto white cardstock and cut out the windows/snowflakes.  I placed a piece of  double-sided adhesive behind the window (I used Elizabeth Crafts adhesive sheets) and sprinkled the whole thing with blue glitter.  I added some blue metallic paper behind the white cardstock to make the glitter "pop" even more.  To finish the card, I added some rhinestones to the centers of the snowflakes.

Here is a close-up of the glitter and the die:


If you need to make more than 20 holiday cards, then this is a good design to use.  You can change up the colors and switch to red/green or silver/gold depending on your preferences.

Want to win the new Snowflake Spectacle die?  Watch the video above and leave a comment on this post listing your favorite new die featured in the video.  You have until 11:59 EST on Sunday, July 10th to enter.  Good luck!  Don't forget that each designer blog post during the blitz will have a chance to win a prize, so check back often.





My favourite from the video is the country church die because it is so versatile but I really like your card.

Beautiful card! The weather is going to be very steamy starting today so it is great to start it off with some beautiful cool holiday inspiration!

I love your fabulous card and the super new die looks great against the glitter background.
I just checked out the video and fell in love with the plush reindeer. That would be just fabulous for christmas tree decorations or to decorate a stocking or even to add to a present tag xx

There are a lot of die's I like in this collection. I'm particularly drawn to the stitched owl and cottage gate, Oh the possibility's. :)

Difficult choice... I like the Grand Pine tree, perfect for decorating...

I love the Pine Branch Oval especially with the deer. Could use the oval for many, many cards year around.

I loved the Grand Pine tree with the cardinals. White and red, my favorite Christmas colors!

I love the simplicity and versatility of the Marais snowflake. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card.

Gorgeous card with those beautiful and delicate snowflakes!
I watched the video twice to see it all! Didn't want to miss anything! I think the Pine Branch Oval Frame is gorgeous! And I love all the snowflakes too!

This is just gorgeous!! LOVE that it is all one die cut!
<3 J

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Oh my- I love them all! But my favorite from the video is the Emerson Ornament. I love your card with all it's glittery goodness and the layout of this die is fantastic!

All the dies are gorgeous, but my favourite is the Snowflake Spectacle. I just love your card with all the glitter and
can imagine it in silver, gold or red, maybe green!!!

Great card. Love the Snowflake Spectacle.

Love them all but the crystal snowflake corner wins my vote! x

Snowflakes just melt me! I have so many dies/stamps but this one is 'needed' ! Thank you for sharing

Oh my, so many choices....I like the grand stag oval most....going on my wish list!!!
Paper Hugs,

Well I love them all of course but I'm going to say the We Wish You English Script Tree. And the hedgehog. And the reindeer!

Wow, your card is beautiful. I think my favorite die on the video is the Pillar Poinsettia die.

Wow, all the new products are fabulous! My favorites are the Loop Snowflake Trio and the Reindeer and Owl Plush!

Forgot to say my favorite...although they are all so gorgeous....is prob the Grand Stag oval frame. Fabulous!!
<3 J

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Love them all especially the snowflakes & script tree.

Great card! My favorite is the Grand Pine Tree with Plush Wise Owl right behind it. Thanks for the video.

A gorgeous card, Laura. And yes those 10 cards a class is a wonderful idea. My local stamp store used to do that from July through November. Unfortunately the owner closed the store and moved far away! That die would go over glittered card stock, too. Really great! Thank you! I look forward to the rest of the blog, too!

Some really great new products but I think my favorite is the Pine Branch Oval can see so many possibilities with it.

I think the Christmas sweater is lovely, lovely, lovely!

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