Sunday, September 1, 2013

mighty oak and latte love...

Hi everyone! As some of you may know, my Papertrey Ink box was lost in the mail last month, and I didn't receive my Papertrey Ink goodies in time to participate with the design team group posts. I was so bummed that I missed out on all the fun - but loved seeing all of the other beautiful projects! I was anxious to get started when a new box arrived at my step! So today I'm sharing a few things made with the last release. You can see all of these new stamps sets and dies HERE on the main page.

My first set of cards (I have three) were all made with the Mighty Oak stamps and dies. I LOVED working with this set! So many amazing things you can do with it!

It's so easy to get this card right because of the die.

All you do is cut one time, and then pop out the leaves and stamp them, then place them back in. I layered the white cut out over a white base. For the sentiment, I inked up the whole stamp with Classic Kraft, then dipped the top of the sentiment in Dark Chocolate to get the 2-toned look.

I used lots of warm tones, but left the tree white to keep it simple. And now after looking at it again, I think this would make a gorgeous holiday card in some soft, cool, wintery colors with a bit of sparkle, don't you think?! Must make more of these!

For my second card, I wanted to try something different with the leaves.

I started by stamping the background in Background Basics: Morocco in True Black and added the Harvest Gold centers. Then I stamped a few leaves with Melon Berry, Simply Chartreuse, Hawaiian Shores and Smokey Shadow inks and placed them in a circle pattern. I chose colors that I thought would go well with the black and yellow. (The Smokey Shadow ones were "stamped off" once to get a lighter gray.)

After all the circles were attached, I tied a piece of seam binding around it and wet the top of the ribbon to crinkle it up. Added a frame that was cut and stamped with Boutique Borders: Sympathy. The pin is by Crate Paper, Maggie Holmes' collection. (Punch a hole and slide it right onto your card.)

The last one was really quick and easy.

I pulled out Melon Berry, Pure Poppy, Simply Chartreuse, Hawaiian Shores and Ocean Mist inks and stamped a few falling leaves. I added some swirls in Soft Stone ink from the Happy Trails stamp set. Then a Mighty Oak tree die cut over the top, trimmed at the edge.

A quick card when you're in a hurry!

Here are a couple of things made with the new Latte Love stamp set and the Coffee Cozy dies! See Nichole's blog here with a video on how to make the Coffee Cozy. I used Papertrey Ink felt for mine.

It fits right around a Starbucks cup perfectly, and would make a cute little gift! I thought maybe by inserting a gift card into an empty, clean mug and then wrap the cozy around it with a tag, it would be great for a gift for the holidays for that coffee lover in your life.

You can even fold it flat for easy mailing. I cut a Wonderful Words: Holiday die from Classic Kraft felt to attach to the front and stitched up the side with twine, tying it in a bow at the top and adding one of my PaperClay buttons I made here.

And here is a card that could be given along with the Coffee Cozy. This was made with the new Latte Love stamp set. First I used the Autumn Pattern Pieces stamps to stamp the background in Aqua Mist ink. (I thought the diamonds would go well with the design in the last coffee cup!)

Then I stamped the coffee cup stack in white, embossed it with white embossing powder and colored the little cups in with Copics! My first Copics I've purchased...and I really enjoyed coloring the images in with them. Now I know what all the fuss is about - it IS fun!

Please stop back to my blog again in a few days, and I'll try to have more projects finished and posted with the last release goodies! All products listed below are by Papertrey Ink, unless otherwise noted. Have a great one, friends!!

All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.

Every Leaf card:
STAMPS: Mighty Oak
INK: Classic Kraft, Dark Chocolate, Spring Moss, New Leaf, Ripe Avocado, Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, Canyon Clay, Terracotta Tile inks
PAPER: white cardstock
DIES: Mighty Oak dies
OTHER: none.

Here For You card:
STAMPS: Mighty Oak, Boutique Borders: Sympathy, Background Basics: Morocco
INK: True Black, Harvest Gold, Melon Berry, Simply Chartreuse, Smokey Shadow, Hawaiian Shores, Soft Stone inks
PAPER: white, Rustic Cream cardstock
DIES: Mighty Oak, Boutique Borders: Sympathy dies
OTHER: seam binding, pin by Crate Paper.

Friends Like You card:
STAMPS: Mighty Oak, Happy Trails
INK: True Black, Soft Stone, Melon Berry, Pure Poppy, Simply Chartreuse, Hawaiian Shores, Ocean Tides, Dark Chocolate dies
PAPER: white cardstock
DIES: Mighty Oak dies
OTHER: none.

Merry Coffee Cozy:
STAMPS: Bitty Blocks II (button)
INK: Pure Poppy ink
PAPER: none
DIES: Coffee Cozy dies, Coffee Cozy Details dies
OTHER: twine, Papertrey Ink.

Homemade Just For You card:
STAMPS: Latte Love, Autumn Pattern Pieces
INK: Aqua Mist, True Black, Fresh Snow inks
PAPER: white, gray cardstock- craft supply store
DIES: none
OTHER: white embossing powder, Copic Markers: R20, R39, BG10.


Judith said...

Wonderful creations! Love the tree and your ideas with the leaves!

Holly Saveur said...

LOVE your cards and projects..happy your box arrived!

Melissa said...

Stunning, stunning, stunning!

Cindy O said...

Beautiful projects - Love how you used the white on white tree trunk for your 1st and 3rd cards. Thanks for sharing the inspiration. I'm still thinking about the cover plate, but it's inching closer to my cart with every new example :-)

~amy~ said...

wow! love your post...awesome projects!

Leigh Penner said...

Fabulous projects, Danielle! Totally worth waiting for! :)
My favourites are the ones with the Mighty Oak and the white tree trunk-- so stunning!

StephH said...

What a great post and surprise in my mailbox! Thank you for following thru with your delayed but truely beautiful projects Danielle!

Melissa Bickford said...

I always love visiting your blog and seeing the amazing projects you have created! Beautiful, as always, Danielle! :)

cards by cara said...

Some gorgeous creations!! So glad your box finally came! :)

Jill Norwood said...

Beautiful projects! Love the copic coloring! It is a lot of fun isn't it?!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Fabulous projects, love them all!

Gabby said...

FAB projects! I especially LOVE your design on the "I'm here for you" card! Fantastic! :)

Nancy Penir said...

Well, completely worth the wait! Stacked cups going into my file. Great color combo. Must warn you, copics are addicting! (what about stamping isn't?) Loved all the warmth and bright colors here!

Jodi_E said...

Ok I passed on the Mighty Oak and now I am sorry. It's your fault, I love how you used the die and stamps .

Lindsey said...

This post was well worth the wait! Danielle, I adore each and every one of these cards and the cozy, too!

Shelley Haganman said...

Oh my goodness these are all so beautiful but I am just in love with the tree card! Gorgeous....really stunning!

Daria said...

You certainly made good use of that PTI box of supplies. I'm especially drawn to the Mighty Oak. Fun and beautiful. TFS.