Friday, January 10, 2014

Polka Dot Parade #12 and Polka Dot Parade Alphabet...

Papertrey Ink is counting down to its new releases for January, and today is Day #1 of the sneak peeks! I am previewing a few new things for you, including the Polka Dot Parade #12 stamp set and Polka Dot Parade Alphabet stamp set. First up, I made a layout of my daughter Taylor's 14th birthday from this past November!

The Polka Dot Parade #12 stamp set includes candles and a few cute birthday sentiments. Here I used the candles as little dividers to my layout to add color. The frames were stamped with a new stamp set called Four Square. I wanted them to look like diamonds, so I placed them on the diagonal. The "happy" was made with the new alphabet set: Polka Dot Parade Alphabet. (There are dies to match also, but I didn't get them in time for my layout.) You can spell out anything you'd like with these! FUN!

I added some sweet flair badges by A Flair For Buttons! The centers of the frames are perfect for little embellishments!!

I love the shape of the Four Square stamps, because it's so easy to create a pattern with square photos interspersed with the stamped squares to create an eye-catching pattern.

This layout was originally inspired by the color palette in these MME enamel dots. :)

Happy Birthday layout:
STAMPS: Four Square, Polka Dot Parade #12, and Polka Dot Parade Alphabet
INK: Harvest Gold, Raspberry Fizz, Aqua Mist, Enchanted Evening, Hawaiian Shores, and True Black by Papertrey Ink; Soft Granite by Hero Arts
PAPER: white
DIES: Polka Dot Parade #12
OTHER: Chalkboard Valentine's Flair/February 14th Flair by A Flair for Buttons on Etsy.

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This card is made with the new Polka Dot Parade #12 stamp set. Lots of cute birthday stuff in this one!

Using a Tag Sale #9 die, I die cut the center out.

I kept the tag that popped out of the card and stamped the candles and 2-step flames in Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise and Sweet Blush inks. A sentiment from this set was stamped in Pure Poppy ink over the top.


The finished tag was placed on the inside of the card to peek through the opening, and matches the opening exactly! I love that trick. Never gets old!

A Birthday Wish for You card:
STAMPS: Polka Dot Parade #12
INK: Harvest Gold, Sweet Blush, Summer Sunrise, Pure Poppy
PAPER: white
DIES: Tag Sale #9 die
OTHER: Flair by A Flair For Buttons on Etsy, chipboard star by Studio Calico, seam binding from Zipperstop.com, MME Cut & Paste Enamel Dots.
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Last, a card that combines Four Square with Polka Dot Parade #12 and Polka Dot Parade Alphabet.

I used the little candle stamp as kind of like "a piece of tape" to hold my frame onto the card! The background is vellum die cut with Cover Plate: Hearts over the top of white cardstock. Visit Nichole's blog for more information and links to see more sneaks. All of these awesome new products will be released on January 15th at 10pm EST at www.papertreyink.com.

Happy for You card:
STAMPS: Polka Dot Parade #12, Polka Dot Parade Alphabet, 
Four Square, Happy Hearts
INK: Enchanted Evening, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, 
True Black by PTI, Soft Granite by Hero Arts
PAPER: white, vellum
DIES: Cover Plate: Hearts
OTHER: chipboard star by Studio Calico.
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33 comments:

Pat Heney said...

I love your use of the candles to act as tape and dividers. Thanks for helping us thinking
outside the "box" or "four square"!

Polly Lemire said...

I love all the Polka Dot Parade stamps - and who can''t use more birthday stuff? Instagrammers will love the squares, too.

loulou said...

Fun and fresh creations. I love those polka dot alphas - totally gorgeous.

Diana K said...

Love each of these, Danielle! So clever to use the candles as dividers (and tape!).

Erika said...

love your projects, Danielle! Adding that color scheme from your layout to my list of ideas! Looks like another awesome release this month! :-)

Kari D said...

OH MY! how great are these layouts and cards! I have to say I JUST LOVE the happy birthday card with the tag die cuts. What a great idea to use the negative space for the front of the card. PERFECT!

Leigh Penner said...

Lovely projects, Danielle!

LEG Studios said...

Wowzers! Great projects! Love the soft elegance they portray!

Wida said...

Awesome projects!! Love the scrapbook page :)

jeannine said...

All so fabulous! I love the way you used the candle stamp..looks like washi tape!

Sharon said...

Great projects. Love the first birthday card with the cut out - so cute!

Steph Hilt said...

I am SO in trouble this month! I love, love, love the Four Square, the Alphabet and the PDP #12! You performed your your magic Danielle, all of your projects are just beautiful!

Tere Azua said...

I soooo love your cards, it is going to be a very difficult release... I want it all!

BeverlyBL said...

I like the punch a tag, use a tag inside look, too. Thought all of your tricky uses for the candle were very clever. Thought all of your creations were perfect, including your daughter. So pretty.

Lynn G. said...

lovin' that bday stamp

Kathy Mc said...

Oh my, Danielle, your DD must just adore the scrapbook pages you create for her. She looks like a very mature & sweet girl (and beautiful, too). How clever using the candles to "brighten" things up a bit as tape or dividers. Very clever and beautiful cards!

Holly Saveur said...

LOVE it all!

Lisa Petrella said...

These projects are super fun and totally adorable, Danielle! Lovin' all of that polka dotty goodness and the bright and happy color combos!!!

Nancy said...

So pretty! I think I need the polka dot alphabet! It is so nice to see a LO for a change, and yours is so creative!

Sue said...

Love the colors and designs - I will definitely try some of these out. Thank you.

Grace said...

Loved the layout. I liked how you used the candle. I liked the cards.

Cheryl S. said...

What wonderful bright colors and I will definitely be adding to my polka dot stamp collection-hehehe.

María Alba Negrón said...

Hi Danielle,

Oh My!!!!! What wonderful cards, I am in love with the candles, I think my purse is going to get a beating with this release! Thanks for the chance to win!

Cariños,

María Alba

Megan Carroll said...

These are lovely projects! Looking forward to getting some of these sets!!

Shelley Haganman said...

Lovely projects Danielle! Thanks for making my flair look so great! :) Shelley

nautica97 said...

Loved them all,and loved how you used the candles!

DIANA L. said...

Great cards super job. Love those new stamps

clouds said...

Oh I'm very excited about these new stamp sets! I luv'em already!

C

Cindy Boney said...

Love the scrapbook application. The card is beautiful!

Carol Ann Ater said...

Your birthday wish cards look so fun and beautiful. So unique! love each.

Marie M. said...

I love your birthday card using the cut out tag!

Anonymous said...

Lovely cards and great ideas!!!
Thanks :o).

Cathy said...

Loved the scrapbook layout of your daughter's birthday!