Thursday, October 13, 2011

2011 Holiday Tags...

Today the Papertrey Ink girls are showing projects created with the new 2011 Holiday Tags and  the new Wonderful Words: Holiday stamps and dies, which will all be available on the 15th.

Since I've gotten older, the holidays are now more about gift giving for me instead of receiving, which is why I love to dress up my packages all pretty for the recipients! Here I've sewn 2 pieces of 6x6" paper together on 3 sides, inserted the gift, then stitched up the last side, and added some fun embellishments on top. The holiday wishes tag is from the new 2011 Holiday Tags set, and the "a gift 4 you" stamp is in the set as well!
Lots of layers here. I just starting mixing and matching to see what combination I liked!

Holiday Wishes gift wrap:
Stamps: 2011 Holiday Tags
Ink: Pure Poppy, True Black
Paper: Crate Paper -Portrait (black), October Afternoon (brown)
Dies/punches: Damask Snowflake dies
Other: pinking shears, Papertrey Ink felt and twine, Melissa Frances resin frame and pearl, Crate Paper sticker.

Next, I wanted to play with the Holiday Wishes stamp in another way. It created a totally different look with the same stamp!
Step 1. First, I masked off the bottom portion of the stamp with a piece of cardstock and used the top portion of the Holiday Wishes stamp on my background patterned paper.

Step 2. The word "merry" was die cut with the Wonderful Words: Holiday dies.

Step 3. I punched 3 stars and decided where the sentiment will be stamped.

Here is the finished card...
Merry card:
Stamps: 2011 Holiday Tags, Wonderful Words: Holiday
Ink: True Black by PTI, Weather Vane by JBS
Paper: Memoir by Studio Calico (circle and purple), Crate Paper (creme)
Dies/punches: Wonderful Words: Holiday dies (merry), star punch
Other: Autumn Rose button by PTI

Last I chose another image from the 2011 Holiday Tags set...the "for you" image... to work with. This image doesn't even have to be used for a holiday gift...could just be for someone as a thank you or birthday.

I was inspired by the leaves on the tag image and decided to stitch leaves just like the tag onto felt to make coasters, then wrapped them up with twine and added a tag for gift giving.
Here are the two coasters unwrapped. I die cut the shape with a new die called Mega Mat Stack 3. After stitching the leaves on these with white floss, the strings were showing on the back, so I cut another Mega Mat Stack 3 image and machine stitched them together to create each coaster!

For You Felt Coasters:
Stamps: 2011 Holiday Tags
Ink: Pure Poppy
Paper: Crate Paper - Portrait
Dies/punches: Mega Mat Stack 3 die
Other: floss, PTI felt and twine, pinking shears.

I hope you'll visit the other Papertrey Ink girls to see what they have made with these stamps and dies as well:


Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Absolutely fabulous! I love the color combinations and the layouts you used for these projects. The hand stitching on the coasters is so striking!

isabelle83 said...

ta carte est superbe - bravo et merci pour le partage.

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous ♥ Thanks for the inspiration ♥

Jennifer said...

Beautiful cards!!! More PTI to add to the wish list!!! (=

Gabby said...

Both of your cards are wonderful! I so like your collagey, eclectic style! :) Your black felt coasters with the stitching are fab! I have a friend who would absolutely love them. TFS the project. I may case those to make them as a gift for her. :)

Diane Jaquay said...

Wow Danielle, amazing projects today, I LOVE the card you created with the masked circles, just AWESOME!!

jan metcalf said...

Love your half circles!! Nice look!

The Partiologist said...

I love looking at all your creations! They are always breathtaking!

Lydell Quin said...

Gorgeous cards Danielle!!!! Lovely to stop by and see what you have been creating lately!

Chris Scrap said...

gorgeous !!! thanks for the inspiration : you can see what I have made :