Cricut: Introducing: Over the Edge: Merry

November 18, 2014

HeaderThis is becoming a bit of a tradition I suppose.

Last year, when I launched the inaugural issue of Toile Holiday Gift Guide, I also launched my first Limited Edition Stamp Set – Over the Edge: Joy. The response was great and this holiday season I’m releasing another set that follows that same trend of large, ornate sentiments that make for beautiful handmade stationery. You’re going to love this simple stamp set that can be combined with tons of stamps and dies that you already own.

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This stamp set includes a large and small sentiment in a beautiful script font that I am obsessed with! The accompanying words can be coupled with the larger sentiments for a customized greeting. The “be” sentiment is also separate, so you can choose to use it with your design if you’d like.

Of course, I’m gonna give you a look at how this sentiment stamp set looks in action…so let’s get started!

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As you can see, the large “Merry” sentiment is designed to fall off the edge of your A2 sized cards. This is one of my favorite looks in stationery but it’s tough (if not impossible) to find stamp sets that allow for this feature. For this design, I heat embossed the sentiment with gold embossing powder then stamped a few holiday poinsettias all around.

What you need:

Over the Edge: Merry // Fiskars Stamp Press // Versamark Watermark Ink // WPlus9 Pretty Poinsettias // Ranger Gold Embossing Powder // Martha Stewart Heat Gun // Embossing Magic // Fresh Ink Pigment Ink in Mojito, Basil, Strawberry, Currant and Mango

What you do:

Rub the entire card fromwith Embossing Magic to decrease static and ensure that embossing powder only adheres to the stamped ink  // Place the large “Merry” sentiment onto the Fiskars Stamp Press and apply Versamark Watermark Ink // Stamp the sentiment onto the front of the card  then sprinkle with gold embossing powder // Shake off excess embossing powder then use heat gun to set the embossing powder // Stamp poinsettias around the embossed sentiment

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The large “Merry” sentiment also works for creating a beautiful gift tag like this one. I used the largest shape in the  My Favorite Things Traditional Tag Stax and the size is perfect. Using my Simple Chalkboard technique I created the tag and embossed the sentiment in white. Those little holly embellishments are actually stickers that I created using the Print Then Cut feature of my Cricut Explore. You know how much I love that thing!

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What you need:

Over the Edge: Merry Stamp Set // Fiskars Stamp Press // Versamark Watermark Ink// White Embossing Powder // Embossing Magic // My Favorite Things Traditional Tag Stax // Black Licorice Cardstock // Crayola Chalk // Cricut Explore // Printable Sticker Paper // Papertrey Ink To You From Me  stamp set //  Memento Luxe Pigment Ink in Wedding Dress // Martha Stewart Heat Gun

What you do:

Die cut largest tag shape from black cardstock // Rub tag with chalk and then gently wipe away to create a chalkboard look // Rub entire tag front with Embossing Magic // Apply watermark ink to stamp and stamp onto the tag // Sprinkle with white embossing powder, shake off excess and set with heat gun // Stamp “to/from” with white pigment ink

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When it comes to quick & easy cards, watercolors are you very best friend! The messier you make it, the better it looks – so you can’t go wrong. For this card, I painted shades of blue onto watercolor paper and then stamped and embossed the sentiment in white. Easy! Just be sure the watercolors are completely dry before you start embossing!

What you need:

Over the Edge: Merry // Fiskars Stamp Press // Swathmore Watercolor Paper // Watercolor Palette // Versamark Watermark Ink // Embossing Magic // White Embossing Powder  // Martha Stewart Heat Gun

What you do:

Paint the card front with watercolors in whatever pattern you want // Allow the watercolors to dry completely. You can speed this along by using the heat gun // Once dry, rub embossing magic all over the front of the card // Apply watermark ink to the stamp and stamp onto the card //  Sprinkle with white embossing powder, shake off excess and set with heat gun

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Now let’s take a look at the smaller “Merry” sentiment.  It’s perfectly sized to complement your stamped designs without taking up too much space. On this card, I stamped a simple folkart pattern using two of my favorite stamp sets: Folk Art Florals and Fresh Cut Florals. This took me just a few minutes to stamp out, so it’s a great design for creating mass produced stationery for all your friends.

What you need:

Over the Edge: Merry // Folk Art Florals // Fresh Cut Florals // Fresh Ink in Mojito, Basil, Strawberry, Currant and Chocolate

What you do:

Stamp floral design by first stamping the red center than stamping leaf shapes around  // Stamp sentiment below

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And here’s another simply stamped design. Just one layer and some stamps. Again, I pulled out those  Fresh Cut Florals with a few other faves to create a simple holiday motif that is not overly Christmassy. The smaller “& Bright” sentiment nestles perfectly under the word “Merry” – it looks like they were meant to be together, right?!

What you need:

Over the Edge: Merry // Fresh Cut Florals stamp set  // More Fresh Cuts stamp set // Merry & Bright stamp set // Fresh Ink Pigment Ink in Chocolate, Basil, Mojito, Strawberry, Currant

What you do:

Stamp sentiment in the center of the card front // Stamp floral images in whatever array you wish!IMG_0257

Order-YoursIf you want to add Over the Edge: Merry to your stamp stash, go for it! The set will be available in limited quantity and will be restocked periodically, though I can’t be sure if it will be restocked before Christmas. Grab yours now to be sure you don’t miss out.

To order your stamp set you can visit the SHOP page! Happy stamping.

17 thoughts on “Introducing: Over the Edge: Merry”

  1. This is funny because I just used your Over The Edge: Joy set last night and was thinking we needed more in this series! Need a ‘Peace’ and a ‘Love’ for next year. Love this new set Amber. 🙂

  2. Oh my goodness, Amber! I knew you were crafty but I didn’t know you designed stamps, too! I love this so much and have just placed my order! I can’t wait to get it. I know it will get a lot of love this holiday season! Thank you so much!

  3. Your gold embossed “Merry” is beautiful! Actually I love all your projects here! I never seemed to get the proper stamping technique – mine smudges or is blatantly uneven. My embossing attempts have also been less than stellar. However, the beauty of this design makes me think I might just need to try again.
    Thanks for sharing your fabulous designs/projects!

  4. Please get more…I just found your site! I would love your Merry set, but it is out. Could you let me know if more become available?

  5. This looks like a must-have set for my stash! Please notify me when more are available as I’d love a set. Thanks!

  6. I absolutely LOVE this set! Is there a way to be notified when it is back in stock … even if it’s after Christmas?

    I sure hope you will re-stock it!

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