Weekender with Wanda – Avery Elle Spotlight!

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Hi friends! Happy Weekend! It’s time for the latest edition of “Weekender with Wanda” here on the Simon Says Stamp blog! I’m happy to see you today! This week went by fast! I feel like I was behind beginning on Monday. Do you ever feel like that? So many fun things to do now that it’s Spring – and so much awesome craftiness going on too! Did you see the SSS May Card Kit that was released on Thursday? It’s so HAPPY! I love it!  And, next week we will have a new stamp and die release called My Favorite (SNEAK PEEKS HERE). I guarantee you will love that too. We will all be sharing inspiration in a big blog hop next Friday.

Today’s post features beautiful stamps and dies made by Avery Elle. Avery Elle stamps are cute and fabulous and sweet and so fun to color! I am using the Woodland Wonders Stamps and Dies along with the Pierced Clouds dies for my card today. And, I got out my colored pencils, which I haven’t done in a while either. I thought the sweet images would look nice with pencils instead of markers this time….


It was very fun to build this cute scene with the adorable animals. I started by cutting a frame out of kraft cardstock using the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Dies. Then I folded a white A2 card base and mounted a pretty piece of My Favorite Things Gingham paper on top of the card base. Next I stamped and die cut my Woodland Wonders critters and die cut the Pierced Clouds. I used Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink on crisp white Neenah cardstock.


I die cut two sets of the trees/branches so that I could layer one on each side of my rectangle. I tucked the trees into the clouds when I put it all together. The kraft frame was mounted to the card with foam squares. My coloring is soft and ‘rustic’ to give that woodland feeling. I love the way the Prismacolor pencils blend together.


As a finishing touch, I added a pretty green twine bow to match the leaves, and some chocolate brown sequins.


I love how the sentiments fit perfectly into the banner! The banner and sentiments come in the same set with the animals.


Happy wishes indeed!


Thank you for spending part of your weekend here with me! Get out those pencils! Or try some other coloring medium you haven’t tried in a while. Create and have fun! Happy wishes until I see you soon!


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  1. Such a cute card! I look forward to my Weekends with Wanda! It’s always inspiring and a pleasure to read!

  2. OMGoodness Wanda, his is sweet, right down to the pretty twine bow! The sneak peek is rathere intriguing as well.(Enabler! LOL)

  3. Darling indeed! The woodland critters make me smile! Colouring, layering, forest scene…love it all!

  4. Really sweet Wanda. I do color with colored pencils a lot. My local craft girls got me started using Gamsol for shading and I am hooked. Love this darling set, thanks for sharing.

  5. This would make a nice Baby card too, with the beautiful little characters & the soft color palette.

  6. What an adorable card! I love the little scene you built with the critters, clouds and trees. Thanks for sharing with us.

  7. Very cute. Love the patterned paper background and the use of colored pencils. After the watercolor look, this is my next favorite way to color.

  8. Your card is so pretty!!!! I’m a sucker for gingham and love how you used it here. Thanks got sharing!!

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