Monday, January 13, 2014

Premiere of You've Got Love Mail + Giveaway

Note: this is 1 of 2 posts today.  Find Special Guest Star Melissa Stinson's projects HERE.

Are you a fan of old fashioned-stamp-on-the-envelope-folded-paper-mail?  So are we!  We thought love and mail worked perfectly together...salt and pepper perfect.  So we designed a set to send your hugs and kisses to those you love.  We think this set will work for cardmaking, memory keeping, tags, gift giving and other paper crafting projects.  Love is never out of season so this set can be used all year long!


Available for purchase on January 15, 2014.
Retails for $15.00
Includes eight (8) sentiments that fit in the open arrow and seventeen (17) images


Let's get to the fun part and see what Julie, Shay and The Talent (our supernova creative team) made with it. And make sure you visit each of The Talent's blogs for more knock-it-out-of-the-park projects and details.  Don't forget to share some love with them too!

Each special guest star's projects will be highlighted in their own post over the next few days. Today you can see Special Guest Star Melissa Stinson's awesomeness HERE.


Don’t you just love getting a card in the mail?  I know I do!  This set plays a little with the concept of sending valentines and keeping love letters, and so much more.


I wanted to keep this first card more streamlined. The background is stamped with the closed envelope on the diagonal using a pale blue chalk ink.  The main image has 2 sentiments stacked along with the heart chain all above another envelope.  Do you notice how the sentiments are all the same length?  And any of them could fit perfectly inside the open arrow?  And all of this is within the size of the envelope?  Are you getting the picture?  Cool, right?  Hee Hee!!!


I stamped the sentiments and the little heart in various shades of pink.  The envelope and the arrow are both stamped and embossed black.  I used a little stickles to accent all of the hearts on the card. They are a little more shimmery in real life. I love my stickles!!!!

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The Blush Shine spray from Heidi Swapp was calling to me in my studio, and I just needed to use it on a Valentine card, and I think it looks so sweet and shimmery. I’ve been enjoying all of the confetti over the last couple of days, and just had to try another confetti background, but I added the small heart from this set, and the small heart from tomorrow’s The Write Stuff: Love Story set.  All of the confetti elements are in shades of pink. 

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Next I added the paper heart chain cut from our coordinating cut files for the You’ve Got Love Mail stamp set.  Shay and I designed the little bow in this set to work along with the envelope stamp as a fitting closure to a stack of love letters.  I stamped the first envelope and then masked it, and then stamped it twice more.  I stamped the bow, fussy cut and then added it to the envelopes, which are on foam dots.  So Sweet!  The silver glitter Thickers from American Crafts are so stinkin’ cute that I had to have them on this card, and then added the love sentiment in black above.  I may just have to give this card to my husband to give to me for Valentine’s Day!!! 


When I was growing up one of my favorite crafts was making stationary.  With You've Got Love Mail I can pretty up mail just like when I was little and that makes me happy to the tips of my fingers.  I hope you too will find happiness stamping with this set!


I started out with a clean and simple card.  I stamped the closed envelope on a piece of patterned paper from Crate Paper's Fourteen 6x6 paper pad in charcoal.  Next, I used Versamark to stamp the dove and embossed it in gold on a piece of patterned paper from Crate Paper's Maggie Holmes 6x6 paper pad.  To create a mirror image of the dove I stamped the dove onto a solid rubber stamp and stamped that image onto the same patterned paper.  And it worked!!  I stamped the seal and cancellation stripes on the card and envelope.  I then added the envelope and doves with dimensional foam adhesive.


I wanted to do a valentine's card that could be given to a guy or anyone for that matter.  Kelly's card from the Premiere of The Big, the Bold, and the Happy inspired this color scheme.  I stamped the script heart three times in pale tomato Mid-tone Shadow Ink by Hero Arts (one of my favorite ink colors) and then framed the middle heart with the open arrow.  It fits together quite nicely!  Inside the opening I stamped the xoxo in Versamark and embossed it in silver ( gold this time).  I stamped the 14 circle in Versamark and embossed it in charcoal.  I easily punched the 14 circle out with a 3/4" circle punch.  I added it to the panel along with some enamel dots by My Mind's Eye.  I adhered panels of grey cardstock with dimensional foam adhesive over the heart panel.

This card is all about stamping.  You may notice how the sentiments and images are similar if not the same length.  Crazily enough Julie and I planned the stamps that way!  I stamped the sentiments, open arrow and outline long heart strip with Mid-tone Shadow Inks by Hero Arts.  There are 3 more heart strips in this set that can be used to create borders, backgrounds or just as little accents. I adhered the panel on a card base and then after a friendly suggestion I added Stickles in some of the hearts (I think the shimmer looks better in person).

The Talent

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Comment here on this post for a chance to win a You've Got Love Mail stamp set of your own by 12:01 a.m. (central standard time) January 15, 2014.  One comment will be chosen at random.

All winners during our Grand Opening Red Carpet Event will be announced on January 15, 2014.

To enter our First Release's The Big Giveaway CLICK HERE.


  1. This stamp set looks so adorable! I really liked Julie's card. It's just fantastic :))

  2. How cute is that snail??? Looks to be an awesome set!!

  3. Such pretty cards with a very cute set. Fab!

  4. I have loved every single thing I've seen! I can't wait to see more.

  5. Wow! Love this set amazing projects today!!!

  6. Love, love, love this set! Totally calling my name!

  7. Gorgeous new set and amazing ideas.

  8. This set looks totally ADORABLE!! And I love all of the fabulous samples! Thanks for the chance to win!

  9. OMG what an adorable set! Love everyone's cards!

  10. Beautiful cards, tons of inspirations here! Wow!!

  11. Fun new set! I love the bow for the envelopes and that adorable snail. :)

  12. Gorgeous cards!! I love the sentiments! Very different!!

  13. Great new set! Love all the cards, especially Julie's.

  14. This set is fabulous! I love how versatile it is -- all the designers have made adorable cards in completely different styles!

  15. Oh, how adorable! Such great projects!

  16. Oh, this set is soooo fantastic ... what wonderful inspiration from all the designers!

  17. Gorgeous creations!!! So loving the new stamps...can't wait to see the full release!!!

  18. Gorgeous creations!!! So loving the new stamps...can't wait to see the full release!!!

  19. This set looks like it has a lot of options. I can't wait to see the entire set.

  20. I love this one too!!! The silver glittered "YOU" is just fabulous. I love the envelope image and sentiment selection. The reveal will be amazing :)

  21. FAbulous and I love how everything fits together so well.

  22. Julie & Shay, you're amazing! I love to see how you as the designers have used the stamps - amazing!

  23. Love all the different styles using this set! WOW!
    Hugs, Debbie!

  24. Love all the samples using this fun set!

  25. Very nice!!!! Love that there are cut files too!!!!!!

  26. Adore this! Can't get over how fabulous the cards are today.

  27. Love how the awesome DT used this set, Fabulous cards! Thanks for the chance!

  28. Love all od the cards! Fabulous stamp set!

  29. Adorable set!! LOVE that sweetheart of a snail. Love all the cards, but the one that really stood out to me is Heather's with all that delicious stenciling and hearts scattered about!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  30. So well designed how the elements fit with each other! Another awesome set with fantastic Talent designs!

  31. Oh - what DARLING cards with this new set! LOVE that sweet little envelope!!!

  32. more beautiful samples. I love all the hearts and the fun mail/postage themed images shown.

  33. I love the stamp set and it is AMAZING all the different looks the DT were able to get from the same set(s). Can't wait 'til the release is here! And thanks for the opportunity to win!

  34. What fun! Love the projects and the versatility of the stamps! (The dies are awesome, too!)

  35. Such cute cards. I adore that little envelope!

  36. Where would we all be without snail mail?!?!? LOVE these.


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