Saturday, June 25, 2011

Sneaky Peek Day #5

Day #5

It's Day Five of Sneaky Peek Week and this week is just flying by. Are you ready for our June 28th release?

Each release I like to create a set that is a little graphic. It's a chance for me to spread my wings.

"Nesting" is that set.

Last release we had Home Tweet Home, a CutUps die set that had a birdhouse, a bird and a musical note. I saw so many beautiful things, using that die and The Tweetest Things, the set that went with it, made by so many talented artists, I knew that I had to see more.

So I made a NEW CutUps and stamp set that expanded on that theme. This time around, I wanted to have some birds that would live in the birdhouse. Or in a nest. So I designed this set with the birds and a nest and a Rolled Nest CutUps die. I think it came out really elegant. The CutUps die that you see, Rolled Nest, in particular, was designed with Julee Tilman in mind. Her art inspires me to think outside of the box. And the Rolled Nest is really truly easy to make. I'll be posting a tutorial soon, so keep your eyes peeled.

This card by Amy Rohl is just crazy cute. She uses the Rolled Nest CutUps die with thin cardboard. She took corrugated cardboard and tore one side off, and used that for the nest. How's that for recycling? Then she just stamped the Flourish Branch and "Nest" from the "Nesting" set and tied it up with some of our NEW Rose Seam Binding.

Want to see more? Check out Susan,Tori, and Leigh. Their projects? In the immortal words of Rachel Zoe...I die.


Lisa H. said...

I LOOOVE, seriously LOVE your card! those houndstooth birdies....way cute and the nest cut-up-it's amazing!

Amy Rohl said...

I can't get enough of these pair of hounds tooth birdies...just makes me smile! The touches of blue here and there are just perfect! Is there anything you can't do?!

Nancy Thomas said...

Blue houndstooth birds???? Get out! Love 'em! This set and that matching nest Cutup is at the top of my shopping list.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

OH, Alma, you've just stolen my heart! You're such a rockstar! I saw your card and thought I simply MUST have this set and that FABULOUS die! And then I read what you wrote and I now I'm a little teary eyed. To inspire YOU, when you have always been MY inspiration is possibly the biggest compliment I have ever received. I would not be where I am today if it hadn't been for the spark of passion and creativity your designs rekindled in me when I rediscovered stamping 5 years ago. I am still and always will be your biggest fan!

Unknown said...

WOW, that's all I can say is wow. This is a fab, graphic set and the die is precious! Gorgeous, gorgeouse little houndstooth birdies, too bad they don't come like that in the wild! ;)

Beate said...

What a gorgeous new set and die. This release has so many "must have sets".

The sample cards look AMAZING!
Hugs and smiles


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