Thursday, July 07, 2011

Day 1 of Super Samples from the July Clear Dollar Stamps Product Parade!!!

Welcome to the July Product Parade!! Are you ready for some fantastic samples and creations?? If not, brace yourself! Super stamps and wonderful inspiration from the design team. Just wait until you see what the team has cooked up for you this time.

Just a reminder, all July quarter sets are being released today .... yep ... TODAY!!! The Design Team will have more inspiration, highlighting each set, over the next few days.

Let's start with ...

I love, love, love the new Elegant Accent Dies! I used 2 of the dies on this card, as well as one of the Bold Butterflies.

Card Recipe -
stamps - Birthday Blessings Oval
paper - dp, safrfron, black
ink - black, VersaMark
copics - None

accessories - Elegant Accents Dies, Bold Butterflies Dies, flowers, Cuttlebug, pearls, sewing machine, sponge dauber, pop dots

These beautiful ovals are so versatile. I know you will find some wonderfully creative uses for them. I used them to highlight the butterflies and to create a background on the card.

Card Recipe -
stamps - Elegant Oval Accents
paper - tickled pink, black, white ink - pink, white
accessories - Cuttlebug, folder, Bold Butterflies Dies, Cricut, SCAL, sewing machine, ribbon, tickled pink ribbon, pop dots

I needed a sewing journal to keep track of sewing tips and information about my machines. I thought it was a great time to try out the beautiful Elegant Accents set in combination with the dies. Didn't it turn out pretty?! I love the beautiful intricacies of the dies and that wonderful butterfly oval stamp in the middle.

Card Recipe -
Stamps - Elegant Accents
Paper - peach, green, black, yellow

Ink - black, versamark
Copics - N/A
Accessories - Elegant Accents Dies, Cuttlebug, Tabs and Tags dies, folder, pearls, lace, ribbon, flowers, tacky tape, composition book

Technique - journal

For this little card, I used the die on a folded piece of paper. It makes such a cute, little, shaped gift card with beautiful edges.

, Card Recipe -
stamps - Your Friendship Oval
paper - powder puff

ink - black
accessories - Cuttlebug, Elegant Accents Dies, flower, pearls, pop dots
technique - die cut card

Have you ever had a card that just surprised you in how it finally came out? This is one of those for me. I love the way all of the elements combine on this card. I double stamped the Tag Frame stamp on the little rectangle tag. It gave a worn, distressed look to it. I distressed other parts of the card, as well, to keep with the general feel.

Card Recipe -
stamps - Elegant Tag Frames, Faith
paper - dp, white, mossy woods
ink - black, brown, fog

accessories - Cuttlebug, Cross dies, hemp thread, brads, pop dots, sewing machine
technique - distressing

So ... don't you just love all of the sets that we are showcasing today?? Well, we've got a lot more for you tomorrow. Hang on tight, and get ready for the ride!! :)

Have a fantastic day and a great, big, beautiful tomorrow.



  1. Nicley done, the oval for a shaped card is creative!

  2. Wow, Shell, your samples are all amazing! I love your new sewing journal :D

  3. Great cards. Really like the die fold one. I really need to add some dies to my collection.

  4. Anonymous12:08 AM

    I love them all, but the journal, the gift card and the last card are my favs... Soni B

  5. Absolutely gorgeous samples Shell.


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