Saturday, November 15, 2014

Release Day: November...

The big reveal is today! The new items for November will be available tonight at 10pm EST at Papertrey Ink. First, I've used Mat Stack 7 Basics and Holiday Thanks on this card.

When I saw the image in the Mat Stack 7, I immediately thought  of the Cover Plate: Hexagon die and that it would be a good match for this focal point, then I used the big hexagon as a snowflake with a Damask Snowflake in the background. A few mica flakes and some berries punched from Scarlet Jewel cardstock finish it off nicely.

Thank You for the Holiday Gift card:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Holiday Thanks, Mat Stack 7 Basics
INK: True Black
PAPER: White, Scarlet Jewel, Aqua Mist
DIES: Cover Plate: Hexagon die, Mat Stack 7 dies
OTHER: hole punch, mica flakes.

Next up is A Cheerful Heart stamps and the new Floral Flaps dies. The Floral Flaps are really fun for creating your own cards that look like petal cards with 4 flaps that open up to reveal the inside (stamped with A Cheerful Heart).

Creating the card with the flaps is quite easy, you just cut 4 of the flaps and adhere them between 2 4x4" pieces of cardstock, scoring the flaps and folding them over. I made white flaps that are embossed and then I added 2 Aqua Mist flaps over the top that were cut. 

To hold the card closed, I created a little white band of cardstock that you can slide off. The tag was made with the Cuppa Love dies (tag), and the little felt flower was cut with lovely layers. I snipped the flower and overlapped it to create a more dimensional look.

Praying For You card:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: A Cheerful Heart
INK: True Black, Pure Poppy; Soft Granite by Hero Arts
PAPER: White, Aqua Mist, Sweet Blush
DIES: Floral Flaps, Cuppa Love (tag)
OTHER: washi tape, twine, felt - Pure Poppy and Tropical Teal, pearl.

Next are the new Pompom Pals and Fair Isle Motifs stamps.
The Fair Isle Motifs were stamped in the background, and the reindeer from Pompom Pals was colored in and popped up with pop dots.
On the inside, I created a little pocket that folds over to hold money or a gift card and used "just for you" from Mat Stack 7 Basics.

Something Special card:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Fair Isle Motifs, Pompom Pals, Mat Stack 7 Basics (just for you on inside)
INK: Pure Poppy, Dark Chocolate, Sweet Blush
PAPER: Sweet Blush cardstock, white, Pure Poppy Pattern Pack
DIES: none
OTHER: markers, corner rounder.

This is Phrase Play #10. I liked the saying in the stamp set, so I used it with some colorful cardstock strips and the Confetti Garland Borders stamps and dies. It's been awhile since I've done something so colorful.

Life Brings card:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Phrase Play #10
INK: Tropical Teal, Raspberry Fizz, Summer Sunrise, New Leaf, Sweet Blush
PAPER: Tropical Teal, Raspberry Fizz, Summer Sunrise, New Leaf, Harvest Gold, Sweet Blush, White, Aqua Mist cardstock
DIES: Phrase Play #10, Confetti Garland Border dies
OTHER: none.

Last is the new stamp set and die called Happy New Year and also Type Strips (celebrate).

With the new Type Strips stamps, you can now make your own letter stickers! How fun! I added some colorful cardstocks under the cut out triangles.

Celebrate New Beginnings card:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Type Strips, Happy New Year
INK: Summer Sunrise, True Black by PTI; Soft Granite by Hero Arts
PAPER: Raspberry Fizz, White, Hibiscus Burst, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold, New Leaf, Tropical Teal, Aqua Mist
DIES: Happy New Year, Type Strips
OTHER: mica flakes - Tinsel & Tags kit, pearls by Melissa Frances.

Is there a product you like the best? All of these new items will be available on Nov. 15 at 10pm EST at Papertrey InkVisit the the PTI team to see more with these new products, and thanks for stopping by:

Friday, November 14, 2014

Introducing Cuppa Love...

Welcome back to another group post by Papertrey Ink! Today we are previewing a new stamp set and die called Cuppa Love! You are SURE to love these pretty patterns you'll see today. I know I do, can't wait to play with them more to create backgrounds and such.

The first card is unique in that I cut out the front of the card in the shape of the cup with the Cuppa Love die, and at the same time, embossed the back of the card. To do this, I folded the card in half and placed the die on top, just ABOVE the fold, so it won't cut on top of the fold.
What happens is it will cut the top piece out (the card front), but just emboss the bottom piece of cardstock (the back of your card). Sort of happened as a happy accident! Used the Cuppa Love stamps and dies to adorn the front of the card. Kept it simple, because when I looked up Fire King mugs, most of them were white with colorful flowers on the front center.

Here is the inside, stamped with Keep It Simple: Get Well.

The second card is simply embossed on the front with the cup die. To do this, I add a scrap piece of cardstock over my folded card and then run it through. It will cut the top cardstock out (scrap), but not the second piece underneath (your card front)! I made a pocket with the Cuppa Love die and stamped some of the florals on it from the set.

This is the stamping I did before assembling the second card. I decided to do the pocket after playing around with the stamps, so some of it was covered up. Cute just like that, isn't it? But you know me, I have to add, add, add...

Added the pocket and the little tag. I just adore this little card set, so cute!

Take Care/Feel Better Soon cards:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Cuppa Love
INK: Tropical Teal, Pure Poppy, Simply Chartreuse, Sweet Blush inks
PAPER: white, Aqua Mist cardstock; Aqua Mist Pattern Pack
DIES: Cuppa Love
OTHER: twine.

The other gals have more to show you with Cuppa Love, don't miss it!