Tuesday, September 19, 2017

More Papertrey Ink Release: Holiday Tag Along Mini Kit & Quoted

Good morning, friends, and welcome back to another day of Papertrey Ink September release inspiration! I'm back today to showcase Betsy's new Holiday Tag Along Mini Kit and Nichole's latest installation of the Quoted series. Let's get to the projects, shall we?

How about we start with the Holiday Tag Along Mini Kit? Betsy really thought out the details with this kit and it's so much fun to use! I paired it today with my new Wine Bottle Tag #2 Die to create a tag with a pocket for a gift card.

From Our Home To Yours Wine Bottle Tag

I began by die cutting tags from Rustic White and Classic Kraft cardstocks. I trimmed down the Kraft piece to be just a bit taller than a gift card and then die cut it with the tag (along the top) and chevron inserts. The scalloped dip creates a handy finger-hold, making it easy to slide a gift card in and out of the pocket. Next, I stamped the wreath and heat embossed the sentiment from the Tag Along stamp set.

From Our Home To Yours Wine Bottle Tag 2

Then, I sponged New Leaf ink onto a small panel of Rustic White cardstock. I speckled it with clean water and reinker to add texture and then adhered it behind the chevrons. It's not only a pretty background, but it also conceals the gift card so I don't have to worry about a busy pattern peeking out from the pocket.

From Our Home To Yours Wine Bottle Tag 3

I adhered the Kraft piece to the Rustic White tag that I'd already cut using 1/8" ScorTape around the edges. Then, I stamped and die cut a bow (this one is from Brilliant Baubles), added it to the wreath with foam tape, and embellished the berries with Autumn Red Nuvo Crystal Drops.

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Next up, I have a card pairing Nichole's Quoted: Favorite Things set with my Brilliant Baubles and Gift Card Cozy Sentiments sets.

Brown Paper Packages Card

As soon as I saw this greeting, all I could think about was creating a pile of "brown paper packages" just waiting to be opened. To do so, I simply cut a few Fine Linen cardstock rectangles and sponged them with Classic Kraft around the edges. When the ink had dried, I heat embossed them with the thin ribbon from Gift Card Cozy Sentiments. I used the bow from Gift Card Cozy Sentiments on the larger, squarish box and the bow from Brilliant Baubles on the smallest box.

Brown Paper Packages Card 2

I stamped the sentiment from Quoted: Favorite Things onto a Rustic White card base using Ripe Avocado and Pure Poppy inks. I added the small heart and holly leaves (also from the set) below in Pure Poppy and Spring Moss. Then, I adhered the boxes to the card base, using different thicknesses of foam adhesive to add dimension.

Brown Paper Packages Card 3

Next, I stamped and die cut the flower and holly leaves from Brilliant Baubles to embellish the tallest box. All I needed to finish up was add a bit of Florentine Gold glitter to the center of the flower for a touch of sparkle. I'm smitten.

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Thank you so much for joining me today! I'll be back tomorrow for one last official release post. In the meantime, make sure to pop in and visit Betsy, Dawn, Heather, Laurie, Melissa, Michelle, Stephanie, and Wanda for more projects with this month's release. See you soon, everyone!

Monday, September 18, 2017

More Papertrey Ink Release: Beautiful Berries

Good morning and welcome back for more inspiration featuring the Papertrey Ink September release! I'm sharing a project today showcasing Betsy's new Beautiful Berries: Winter stamp set.

Peace & Joy Card

This berry design is fun because you can go with the traditional bluish green cedar look or opt for brighter holiday colors and either one would look gorgeous. We happen to have a big, beautiful cedar tree right in our backyard, so I was inspired to go that direction.

Peace & Joy Card 2

I began by stamping the berry branches using Pinefeather and Aqua Mist inks. I let those dry awhile and then I went back with Versamark and heat embossed the detail image first with white powder and again with glitter powder. The end result looks like snow is dusting the berries and I absolutely love it!

Peace & Joy Card 4

Next, I die cut a Noted: Scalloped A2 Vertical card base from white cardstock and layered it with a piece of Bitty Big: Pinefeather paper. Then, I cut a decorative panel using the same die collection, also from white, and stamped it with the sentiment from Beautiful Berries: Winter in Pure Poppy ink. I matted that panel with Pure Poppy cardstock and adhered it to the card front with foam tape.

Peace & Joy Card 3

Next, I slightly curved the berry branches in my hands and adhered them to the card front just at the very tops. I stamped and die cut a Gift Card Cozy Sentiments bow and adhered that to the stems with foam tape. A dot of Ruby Slippers Nuvo glitter drops was the perfect finishing touch.

That's all for me today. Thank you so much for joining me! I'll see you again tomorrow with more inspiration. In the meantime, make sure to pop in and visit Betsy, Dawn, Heather, Laurie, Melissa, Michelle, Stephanie, and Wanda for more projects with this month's release. See you soon, everyone!

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

More Papertrey Ink Release: Gift Card Cozy Collection & Berry Wreath

Good morning and welcome back to another day of Papertrey Ink September release inspiration! I'm sharing a couple of additional projects with you today featuring my Gift Card Cozy Collection and Heather's Berry Wreath stamp set. Let's get to it!

My first project today is a gift bag with a small, removable folded note tag that slipped into one of the Gift Card Tabs dies.

Josie's Gift Bag

I began by die cutting the Front & Center #2 die four times - twice out of white cardstock, once out of Bitty Big: Pure Poppy Paper, and once out of Green Parakeet cardstock. I cut the patterned paper and Green Parakeet die cuts into two pieces and then die cut the Pinked Gift Card Tabs into the bottom half of the Green Parakeet bag.

Josie's Gift Bag 3

I then adhered all four of the pieces to the white Front & Center shapes in a mix and match arrangement. I adhered those pieces to a white lunch bag and set it aside.

Josie's Gift Bag 2

Next, I xyroned some white cardstock and die cut it with the Simple Gift Bow die. I removed the adhesive backing and applied pieces of tape to select areas that I didn't want to be glittered. Then, I sprinkled the pieces with Crystal glitter to make them super sparkly. I assembled my bow and applied the pieces to the gift bag, covering my seams.

Josie's Gift Bag 4

Next, I made the little note tag. I cut a piece of white cardstock to 3 3/8" x 4 1/4" (about double the size of a standard gift card) and scored it along the center. I stamped it with the ribbons from Gift Card Cozy Sentiments in Pure Poppy and Green Parakeet inks and then added my niece's name in Smokey Shadow using the Fresh Alphabet.

Josie's Gift Bag 5

On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from Very Merry, again in Smokey Shadow. I folded the tag and rounded the corners before sliding it in under the gift card tabs. You could do something similar to dress up a simple, solid-colored gift bag you buy at the craft store, too.

Josie's Gift Bag 6

Just cut a panel the size of the front of your bag, die cut with the Gift Card Tabs die of your choice, and then stamp and decorate to create something totally customized. I'm sure this is a trick I'll be using this holiday season!

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Next up, I have a set of tags I created with Heather's Berry Wreath set. I've always loved Heather's wreath stamp sets and this one is no exception.

Wreath Gift Tags

I began by heat embossing the wreaths onto white cardstock using clear embossing powder. Then, I sponged over them with Aqua Mist ink and die cut the tags using the Berry Wreath Tag Die.

Wreath Gift Tags 2

Next, I colored the leaves with a colored pencil, adding the color mostly at the base of each leaf. I stamped the sentiment from Gift Card Cozy Sentiments in the center of the wreaths using Smokey Shadow ink.

Wreath Gift Tags 3

I then die cut and stamped the bows from the Gift Card Cozy Sentiments stamp set and adhered one to the top of each wreath. I tied on white crochet thread and then embellished each berry and the center of the bows with Ruby Slippers Nuvo glitter drops. I really like that the result is light and airy.

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That's all for me today. Thank you so much for joining me! Make sure to pop in and visit Betsy, Dawn, Heather, Laurie, Melissa, Michelle, Stephanie, and Wanda for more projects with this month's release. See you soon, everyone!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

More Papertrey Ink Release - Very Merry

Good morning and welcome back for the post-release inspiration series from Papertrey Ink. This month's release landed last night, so it's available on the website right now! I have another Very Merry project to share with you today. Let's get to it!

One of my favorite parts about this tree is the whimsical, casual style. It lends itself beautifully to unconventional color schemes and I wanted to use one such palette on my card today.

Winter Wishes Card

I began by stamping the tree in Pale Peony, Berry Sorbet, and Summer Sunrise inks. I added a trunk in Simply Chartreuse and then I heat embossed over the Berry Sorbet layer with clear glitter embossing powder. The sparkle is subtle, but oh so fun!

Winter Wishes Card 2

Next, I cut the Mix & Mat: Berry Boughs frame into a panel of white cardstock. I masked off the frame and sponged Aqua Mist ink in the center of the rectangle. Then I flicked a bit of clean water onto the inked surface to look like soft snow. Then I die cut the Cover Plate: Waves die and arranged the pieces to look like snow drifts. I trimmed them down, stamped my Keep It Simple: Winter Wishes sentiment, and then added texture with the Woodgrain Impression Plate. A adhered those to the snowy panel with foam adhesive.

Winter Wishes Card 3

Then, I matted the snowy panel with a Berry Sorbet cardstock layer and tucked my tree in between two of the drifts. I mounted that whole piece to a card base that I had already covered with Bitty Big Simply Chartreuse patterned paper using foam tape. I sprinkled on a bunch of clear sequins (from the Sunshine & Rainbows kit) to look like ornaments. Isn't it cute?!

Thank you so much for joining me today! Make sure to pop in and visit BetsyDawnHeatherLaurie, MelissaMichelleStephanie, and Wanda for more projects with this month's release. See you soon, everyone!

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Papertrey Ink September Countdown - Day 5

Good morning, all, and welcome back for Day 5 of the Papertrey Ink September new release countdown! I'm back today with a couple of projects showcasing my new stamps and dies coming out this month (just a reminder: all the new products I'm sharing in today's post will be available on the Papertrey Ink website at 10pm Eastern time on September 15th). Let's get to it!

Nichole and Stephanie are featuring the Wine Bottle Tag #2 Die today, so I thought it would be nice to start with a wine bottle tag.

Joy To The World Wine Tag

I began by heat embossing the foliage and ornament hanger from Brilliant Baubles onto a piece of white cardstock. I sponged over the embossing with Spring Rain ink before die cutting the tag shape. Then, I sprinkled clean water and Spring Rain reinker over the tag to add a bit of texture to the sponging.

Joy To The World Wine Tag 3

Next, I embossed the "Joy" sentiment in gold on the tag. Then, I applied a piece of Luxe Gold Adhesive Sheet to a scrap of white cardstock. I die cut that with the narrow banner die and heat embossed it with the remainder of my phrase. I adhered that to the wine tag with flat adhesive.

Joy To The World Wine Tag 2

Then, I stamped and die cut the ornament using Dark Indigo ink. I heat embossed the ornament cap and the teardrop details before adhering it to the tag with foam adhesive. I love the elegant touch the gold gives!

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Next up, I have a card made with images from Brilliant Baubles and a sentiment from Very Merry.

Holiday Cheer Card

I began by die cutting an oval from Rustic White cardstock and stamping it with my sentiment. Then, I stamped a Fair Isle Borders pattern onto a piece of Ripe Avocado cardstock using Olive Twist ink. I die cut that with one of the To The Point Edgers dies and set it aside.

Holiday Cheer Card 2

Next, I stamped the Brilliant Baubles pine boughs and pine cones onto a piece of Classic Kraft cardstock. I textured that with the Linen & Canvas Impression Plate and adhered it to a Rustic White card base. I also stamped and die cut the poinsettias. I achieved that brick red color by stamping once in Americana followed by a second time in Pure Poppy. That subdued the Pure Poppy color just enough to match the rustic vibe of this card perfectly.

Holiday Cheer Card 3

I adhered the Ripe Avocado layer to the card front and then mounted the sentiment oval with foam tape. I added the poinsettias with more foam tape and the berry sprig with flat adhesive. Then I tied on a twine bow and embellished the flower centers with a bit of Brownstone glitter. I can't wait to send this one to someone special this holiday season!

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Thank you all so much for joining me today! Make sure to visit Nichole and Stephanie to see more of the Wine Bottle Tag #2 Die. Betsy, Heather, and Wanda also have projects to share, so you'll definitely want to check in with them too. Have a wonderful day, everyone!