Friday, September 23, 2016

DT Tips: Golden Leaf Placecards...

Today I have a little place card idea for you that you can replicate for your Thanksgiving table decor! These are quick, easy and so pretty and elegant. I've used Papertrey Ink's Enclosed: Leaf dies.

All of the leaves and veins were cut out of White Tag Stock, which is a really thick cardstock by Papertrey Ink, perfect for tags, so they don't bend and are nice and sturdy. Then I glued the veins onto the leaves and painted the entire thing with Liquid Leaf in gold by Plaid. It dries VERY quickly, so make sure you rinse your brush often...or just use a cheap foam brush that you can toss when you are done. The foam brush works great for dabbing the paint into all of the crevices.
To finish off the leaves, I cut the Tremendous Tags from Smokey Shadow cardstock and stamped them with Autumn Pumpkins sentiments and heat embossed them in white embossing powder. You could write your guests' names instead on these if you'd like, then tie them onto the gold leaf stems!

The ribbon I used to tie the little tags onto the leaves is a piece of seam binding from Zipperstop.com in Chalk White. When wet, it crinkles nicely!

The floral pick with the white pumpkin and other white/gold pumpkins in my photos were found at Walmart. Here is another leaf you can make with the Enclosed: Leaf dies with the basic leaf in the background and the grateful outline piece over the top. I adhered the leaf layers, then painted it with the gold gilding like the previous samples.

Thanksgiving is all about food, friends, and family...and what better way to make your guests feel welcome than a wonderful and pretty note to welcome them to the table. You could also frame these and use them for fall decor! I hope you enjoyed this post today! Have a great weekend!


Thursday, September 15, 2016

Release day...

Today is release day at Papertrey Ink, and that means all of the new products we have been previewing this week will be available at 10pm EST tonight! I have a few more things to show you. First up is Fancy Pants Holiday. I used the scroll frame from this set and trimmed it apart to frame the sentiment here.



Next are the Gifts of the Season stamps and dies on a little gift tag...
This cute frame is made with the new Splits: Merry & Bright stamps and dies. It's layered over a Fancy Flake and Chicken Scratch Gingham paper in lavender.

Tinsel was wrapped around the frame for a bit of sparkle, and I used Copics to color in around the green stamping.

Last is Dress Up Dolls: Elves and Elf Sentiments.


Let It Snow card:
STAMPS: Fancy Pants Holiday
INK: Stormy Sea
PAPER: Stormy Sea + White, Soft Granite, Aqua Mist and white, 
Tropical Teal pattern pack
DIES: Fancy Pants Holiday, Christmas Cheer, Phrase Play #9, 
Cover Plate: Pretty Frame
OTHER: sequins.
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 True Gift of the Season tag:
STAMPS: Gifts of the Season
INK: Tropical Teal, New Leaf
PAPER: white, Classic Kraft
DIES: Tag Sale: Quilted 
OTHER: twine.
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 Merry & Bright card:
STAMPS: Splits: Merry & Bright
INK: New Leaf, Lavender Moon
PAPER: Chicken Scratch Gingham paper
DIES: Cover Plate: Pretty Frame
OTHER: Tinsel by Melissa Frances.
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Nice tag:
STAMPS: Dress Up Dolls: Elves and Elf Sentiments
INK: Pure Poppy, True Black 
PAPER: white, Stormy Sea + White pattern pack
DIES: Tag Sale: Quilted, Phrase Play #9
OTHER: Copics, twine.
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Don't forget to shop 9/15/16 at 10pm EST at Papertrey Ink to get all of the new products we have been previewing this week! Stop by each of these blogs to see more: 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Trimming the Tree...

Good morning! Welcome to another blog hop for Papertrey Ink! We have some ornament inspiration for you today. First up are the new What the Doodle: Ornament stamps and dies! I used the two-layer dies to create the ornament and also used the greenery from this set as well. I stamped it and colored it in with a green Copic marker.
The sentiment is from this set also, it's stamped on a Tremendous Tags die, then trimmed down a bit skinnier to fit. The berries are from the new Holiday Greens stamps and dies. I created this as an ornament to hang on a tree, but I think these would be gorgeous on the cover of a mini book, or as home decor as well!


Merry and Bright Ornament:
STAMPS: Holiday Greens, What the Doodle: Ornament
INK: Pure Poppy, Lovely Lady, New Leaf
PAPER: Holiday Plaid, white
DIES: Holiday Greens, What the Doodle: Ornament, Tremendous Tags
OTHER: twine, seam binding, resin frame - Melissa Frances.
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The second ornament is made with Vintage Ornaments II and What the Doodle: Ornament.
These Vintage Ornaments are multi-step, so you can add more than one color to them! So pretty! I started with the dark outline and then filled in the pieces with the other stamps.

Love and Laughter Ornament:
STAMPS: Vintage Ornaments II, What the Doodle: Ornament
INK: New Leaf, Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse, Pure Poppy
PAPER: Holiday Plaid, white
DIES: Vintage Ornaments II, What the Doodle: Ornament, Tremendous Tags
OTHER: twine, seam binding, resin frame - Melissa Frances, Copic markers, sequins.
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Next up are the new Stitched Ornaments: Classics dies (middle snowflake) and Stitched Ornaments: Sequins dies (pink background). These dies will cut the holes and the shape of the ornament. I didn't make a traditional ornament, as you will see on Nichole's blog with Erin's video, but I decided to make flat ones instead utilizing a big snowflake die!
The large felt teal snowflake center is made with the Stitched Ornaments: Embroidered die. I just stitched certain holes to create my own design. Behind the felt centers are Fancy Flakes dies, then I used Rustic Cream Button Twine as hangers at the top.
Here you can see the stitching up close. A bunch of these would make a cute set, don't you think? Or hang a tiny tag on them with a sentiment and use them as gift tags!

Felt Snowflake Ornaments:
PAPER: white
DIES: Fancy Flakes, Stitched Ornament: Classics, Stitched Ornaments: Sequins, Stitched Ornaments: Embroidered
OTHER: Rustic Cream button twine, white floss, Tropical Teal and Sweet Blush felt, sequins.
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Don't forget to shop 9/15/16 at 10pm EST at Papertrey Ink to get all of the new products we have been previewing this week! Stop by each of these blogs to see more: