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Day Three of Gourd-geous September Release Previews!

Welcome to day three of gourdgeous previews of our new September release!

As a reminder, every day this week we’ll be showing off gourdgeous previews of our new release with tips, tricks and inspiration from our Design Team. To close out the week, we’ll be having an Instagram Hop, complete with prizes and giveaways!

Our new spooky September release will be available THIS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16th, at 9 AM PDT, exclusively at!

Need a subtle background idea? Angela’s got you covered!

Try clear embossing small images on an ink blended panel as I’ve done here with a few small leaf images from the Fallish stamp set. The result is a light watermark effect that ties the elements together but doesn’t distract from the design’s focal point.

Our resident sparkle expert, Carissa, shows us how to add some fun shine and detail to your shakers!

Heat emboss images on colored cardstock and add a little bit of ink blending to add dimension and color to outline images.

We’re also thrilled to continue expanding our line of Essential Hot Foil Shapes this month, with our new ESSENTIAL HEXAGONS Hot Foil Stamps!

Say THANK YOU in style with help from Tiffany!

“A fun way to add color behind your die cut windows is with paper strips. Use colored cardstock or swipe an ink pad directly to the paper and die cut strips to your liking.”

Want to see more of Tiffany’s colorful creations? Check out our SEPTEMBER COLOR TRENDS CHALLENGE where she shows us more ways to add fun color to your projects!

Have a foiled panel that didn’t turn out exactly like you wanted? Save it for a shaker background! Carly wasn’t happy with how the ovals turned out but she ink blended over the top and used it for the background with Essentials Hexagon shaker.

Next, Therese shows us how to create your own patterned paper using our new FALLISH stamp set (with coordinating dies)!

“A great way to use small stamps is to repeat stamp them to create a background!”

For a quick and fun patterned paper look like Daniel made, use coordinating dies to create a stencil and brush on a background color for each image in the stamp set.

We’ll be creeping your way tomorrow with our final day of new release previews. Stay tuned for another SPOOKTACULAR round of inspiration from our Design Team!

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  • Reply Denise Bryant September 14, 2022 at 1:06 pm

    Beautiful leaves and gourds! Awesome cards!

  • Reply Eve Lavendermemorylane September 14, 2022 at 1:43 pm

    Beautiful cards with beautiful designs of stamps! <3

  • Reply Lorene September 14, 2022 at 10:38 pm

    Love these cards. Can’t wait for the release.

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