Wednesday, October 1, 2014

more Monthly Moments: September...

Hello! I'm back with one more project made with the Monthly Moments: September stamps, dies and Journal Card Collection by Papertrey Ink. If you'd like to see all of the products separately, you can see them here. With the cooler nights and all of the back-to-school events lately, I was in a mood to create a fall-ish thankful mini album. I haven't added photos yet, but photos will be easy to insert, just punch holes at the top and add them in between the pages on the binder ring!

Along with the Monthly Moments products, I've also used the Autumn Adornments stamps on the front cover, stamped and embossed it with gold embossing powder onto a Monthly Moments Journal card. I cut a Phrase Play #7 die from watercolor paper and then just painted some color right over the top and used the Monthly Moments: September stamps in the cut out ("falling leaves, harvest, hay rides"). The thankful was cut from gold paper.

The second page is another Monthly Moments: September Journal Card. I stamped "fall" with the stamp set and embossed it in gold again, trimmed it out and added a leaf die cut from the Doodlie-Do dies.

The third page is a little pocket cut with the Journal Pocket 3 die using vellum and is stamped/embossed with gold again ("Autumn"). You could add photos, journaling, etc. in the pocket.

Aren't these journaling cards cute? I love all the sayings on them.
On the fourth page, I made my own little pocket made with two of the Journal Cards and used some of the stamps on the front, also added a tag made from vellum to tuck inside.

The leftover leaf cut out from the "thankful" piece on the front cover works well here.

On this page, I used the Monthly Moments: September die to cut out the word, then glued the word back on over the top, offsetting it slightly. I like how you can see through the cut out word. "Autumn days" was stamped with Dark Chocolate ink.

Here I attached two journaling cards together to make one long page. This would be a good spot for journaling.

On the last page I'm going to show you, I cut an Apple Prints opening in the journal card and backed it with red dot washi tape and added another "thankful" die cut over the top cut with Phrase Play #7 die.
Would anyone like to give this little mini album a home? Please leave a comment if you are interested, and I'll choose a winner by the end of this week. So glad you stopped by!

Thankful Mini Album:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Monthly Moments: September, Autumn Abundance
INK: Dark Chocolate, Pure Poppy, Classic Kraft, Versamark
PAPER: Monthly Moments: September Journal Card Collection, gold paper - Luxe Letterpress kit, white and Classic Kraft cardstock, Fine Linen Bitty Dot patterned paper
DIES: Journal Card 3 die, Doodlie-Do dies, Phrase Play #7, Apple Prints
OTHER: vellum, gold twine - Michaels, washi tape by MT, gold dot paper on front cover/gold stars- Heidi Swapp Project Life, watercolor paper, watercolors, corner rounder.

To see more September projects with the Monthly Moments collection, visit: 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Make It Market: Tinsel & Tags...

One of the truly great joys for paper crafters during the holiday season is putting together coordinated wraps and tags for those we care about most.  Betsy's new kit takes this joy to a whole new level with keepsake ornament tags, trendy colors and patterns, gorgeous ribbons and trims, versatile stamps and innovative dies!  Create miniature winter wonderlands, layer perfectly planned images to create multi-color tags.  Each and every piece of this kit will be used to create masterpieces that will make your recipients smile with joy and wonder!


-Tinsel & Tags stamp set (2 sheets)
-Tinsel & Tags Sprigs stamp set (mini sheet+ label)
-Tinsel & Tags 8-1/2" x 11" paper pad (18 sheets)
-Tinsel & Tags Basics die collection
-Tinsel & Tags Scenery die collection
-(6) Clear Tag Globe Halves (3 whole ornaments)
-Faux Snow (24 gram jar)


-Tinsel & Tags Holiday House die
-1-7/8" Natural Clothespins (12)
-Miniature Hand-painted Resin Deer (4)
-Miniature Sisal Tree Collection (6)
-Silver Tinsel Trim (1 yard)
-Tiffany Blue Adhesive Scalloped Border Trim (1 yard)
-1/8" Black Grosgrain Stitch Print Ribbon (1 yard)
-1-1/2" Red Ticking Stripe Luxe Cotton Ribbon (5 yards, divided)
-Miniature Artificial Pine Garland (5 feet)

The total retail cost of the Tinsel & Tags Main Kit is $100.  The total retail cost of the Tinsel & Tags Trimmings Kit is $35. There will be a limited number of these exclusive kits available, so be sure to get yours tomorrow! The Tinsel & Tags Kit will be available for sale beginning on October 1st at 10pm EST, only at Papertrey Ink. Read all the details on Nichole's blog or contact Customer Service with any questions.

Here are some things I made with the kits.
First, an ornament...

The dies in the kit were used to cut the 3 layers: trees in the background, the house in the center and the deer in the front. I stamped them with the stamps in the kit, then stacked them one on top of the other, layering them with pop dots. Cute, but not quite still needs a tiny bit of magic, don't you think? :)

Next, I added some of the "snow" from the kit. I just used my finger to dab wet glue over the tree tops, house top and on the snowy hills, and then added a few flakes. The snow transforms the whole look! I love this little winter scene!

Now it has that "Wow, how did you make that?" factor... :) But wait, not done yet! You could add this to a card, but I wanted to make an ornament with it.
To back the ornament, I cut one of the large die tags in red cardstock and then added a half round ornament bulb to the front. The tinsel was glued around the outside of the ornament. I used a twisty tie from the kit as the hook to hang it. The kids could get in on making these for teachers, grandparents, etc!

Next, a quick card made with the ribbon slider frame die and the patterned papers.

The smaller tag in the center is preprinted and trimmed out with the tag die. See the little blue ribbon? It's self adhesive! I peeled off the backing and added it to the larger ribbon.

When I first started with the kit, I trimmed out all the smaller tags from the preprinted tag sheet with the die and cut an A2 size of each paper, so I could have some of each right in front of me to work with. It inspires me to see it all in one place and ready to go!

Below are the larger preprinted tags in the kit that you get to trim out with the ribbon slider tag die. I love how it embosses around the frame also.

On this gift box, I used one of the larger ones. The Noel tag was already so beautiful, I didn't want to add much to it. The die that matches with these tags also cuts the slots, so you can slide the ribbon right through! Isn't that gorgeous how it slides onto the ribbon? It looks so professional.

The cute box was in the kit and measures roughly 8" wide x 4" high x 1 1/2" deep. Would be a great gift with a stack of cards inside! I just wrapped it with a piece of patterned paper from the kit that I cut slightly wider than the tag. On the Noel tag, I added some die cut and stamped greenery, a banner and berries to give the tag a tiny bit more dimension.

To create the bow, I just wrapped the two ends together with a twisty tie in the kit and trimmed the ends of the bow into a V shape. I attached the ends of the ribbon down to the box, so they would stay down like this.

Can you see the cross-hatch in the paper? That is such nice paper that these are printed on. I love it. Beautiful!

Last is one more ornament that I attached to a gift bag.
All I added in this ornament was a large tag cut from the patterned paper, a mini tree and some snow. Couldn't be easier! After the gift is given, the recipient not only has a gift inside the bag, but the ornament to keep as well.
What is your favorite thing about the kit?
Betsy has some great videos on what's in the kit and how to assemble these beautiful wintery scenes HERE on Nichole's blog. Make sure to check those out! Visit Nichole's blog, Betsy, Dawn, Heather and Melissa for more inspiration with Tinsel & Tags!