Monday, July 6, 2015

July Release Countdown "4 - Inspiration by Anja and Christine

Hello everyone!

It's release-countdown week!
That means we're introducing our newest products to you, sharing inspiration and also excitement :)
Countdown 4 means there are 4 more days until the new products will be added to the shop.

Time for some inspiration!
Today is Anja's and my turn. Before we get started I'd like to show you what's waiting for you during the next days:

Tuesday:      Countdown "3" Inspiration by Kelly and Samantha
Wednesday:  Countdown "2" Inspiration by Anni and Marina
Thursday:     Countdown "1" Giveaway-day!
Friday:         Countdown "0" IGNITION!!!! Sets will be released at 8am CET (2am EST)

Let's see what we have for you today ;)

Anja used Poppin' Over to create little card to decorate your party table. So clever to have those little guys pop up - right? What a FABULOUS use for these stamps that can sit on --- about anything :)
She also used our stacked Pierced banners Die to emboss some extra texture and to add a little banner (you could easily write names on those, of course!)

I would like to introduce Make a Wish to you today. That's a set that is perfect for all stypes of cards, from fun to elegant - and it also covers a wide range of occasions.
I went a little over-board (it that the right expression?) and made 5 cards - just wanted to try out so many things (And I am still not done, yet - haha! :)

1) Super fun and super bright - I embossed the mixed-matched sentiment onto colored cardstock :), just stamped the main part ("wishes") onto white cardstock and fuzzy cut it.

2) simple and classy: With the stars and the right sentiment you have the perfect Christmas card. I did some foiling on this sentiment - a match made in heaven!

3) Elegant handwriting but a male card? YES! Keeping it simple and embellishing with wood can create a male card:

4) colorful and fun again, but less bold: Combining the focal point with some background stamping created endless possibilities (depending on the sentiment, that you need)

 5) the girly way: I added a lot of color and embossing to this one. the sentiment is embossed in white, the stars on top of the colors with Silver pearl. It creates a subtile detail for a simple card :)

We have lots of German customers who love our German sentiment sets, so how could we not create a similar look for them? "Glück ist" is just as versatile:
The sentiment on this card says "Luck/Happiness (that's the exact same word in German) is laughing with you until we gasp for air".

Take a closer look at the entire release here:

So, what's your favorite set? I have a hard time picking a favorite this month!

Thanks for stopping by! Check back for more inspiration tomorrow :)


  1. Hallo Christine,

    Wie toll, dass es den Spruch-Stempel auch auf Deutsch gibt! Leider gibt es zu wenig deutsche Sachen! Deshalb Daumen Hoch für das Set! Es steht ganz oben auf meiner Wunschliste.

    Grüße (:

  2. What a fabulous selection! Jo x

  3. Da hast du dich dieses mal selbst übertroffen! Ich finde alle drei Sets wunderbar! :)

  4. Wow, ich bin verliebt...! Nach Christines tollen Smilespotting-Kunstwerken hatte ich auf etwas Script gehofft :) LG!

  5. Oh.....ich bin entzückt :). Es gibt einen Maulwurf!!! Ich freu mich jetzt schon auf das Set und die beiden Schriftzug-Sets sind auch sehr gelunge und auf meine Wunschliste gewandert.

  6. So süß und ich mag auch die Textstempel immer sehr gern =) Danke, dass du die auch immer raus bringst =)

  7. Wow - lots of fabulous inspiration today! Love these critters and Anja's place cards are just gorgeous. The font on the wishes set is perfect and so versatile as you have shown with your amazing cards. Looks like a great release :)

  8. I am in LOVE with Poppin' Over! I'm going to have to put it on my wishlist for sure!

  9. I love the Poppin' Over. It has en elephant in it and he's darling.
    Also like the Gluck ist. The shamrock will be great for St. Pat's Day.
    thanks for sharing some wonderful cards and a fun release.

  10. Great sentiments on the 'Glück' set....the card made me smile ;-)

  11. Great cards! So much inspiration. Love the font on the Wishes set.

  12. Absolutely amazing!!!! Wow!! So beautiful cards!!

  13. all the inspiration!

  14. Beautiful! I love the sentiments, you really got me with this one! And the cards - all of them wow-ed me!


  15. Beautiful the stamps! :)

  16. these look so the big sentiment and the cute peeking animals.

  17. these look so the big sentiment and the cute peeking animals.