Saturday, March 15, 2014

New releases for March!

We have been counting down to the 15th (when all of the new stamps and dies are released at Papertrey Ink), and today I have a few more things to show you. Everything will be up for sale tonight at 10pm EST.

First is Gatsby Glamour. I used the gorgeous frame and embossed it in white on vellum and die cut it with the coordinating die. I also cut it with Soft Stone cardstock again and inserted the Soft Stone center into the middle. The background is stamped with Background Basics: Art Deco. And yes, if you are wondering, I did put the frame upside down on purpose! It think it looks like a tag this way, don't you? I like it a lot.

The "thank you" if from a new stamp set called Keep It Simple: Thank You.

Thank You card:
STAMPS: Gatsby Glamour, Keep It Simple: Thank You, Background Basics: Art Deco, The Sweet Life
INK: Aqua Mist, Tropical Teal and True Black by PTI; Soft Granite by Hero Arts
PAPER: White and Soft Stone
DIES: Gatsby Glamour, The Sweet Life
OTHER: pearl by Melissa Frances.

The swirls on this card are from the Putting Down Roots set. I wanted to use them in a different and unique way. The spiky cactus would look great as a sun ray too! I tried that at first, but ended up with this instead. You can use so many unique things to create a frame for your focal point. Try looking at your stamps differently to see what would make a cute frame! It's heat embossed on vellum. 

Behind the vellum is a stamped background made with Background Basics: Art Deco. I love these little diamonds that look almost like raindrops! The flowers are from Just Smile, the banner and sentiment is from Stitched Sentiments, and the "you" letters were cut with Script Alphabet dies. I cut the banner in white cardstock and just dipped my finger in Sweet Blush ink and rubbed it across the banner to color it. Creates a soft effect.

You Always Make My Heart Smile card:
STAMPS: Putting Down Roots, Just Smile, Background Basics: Art Deco, Stitched Sentiments
INK: Harvest Gold, Sweet Blush, Raspberry Fizz, Tropical Teal, Versamark
PAPER: Aqua Mist, white, vellum, Harvest Gold Pattern Pack
DIES: Just Smile, In Stitches
OTHER: white embossing powder; pearls by Melissa Frances.

Next is Just Smile. I made some little cookie bags and stamped the background, folded the edge up to create a ledge to hold the cookies in place and wrapped it up with acetate, then a coordinating tag finishes it off!

To make these, I cut a piece of white cardstock 5 1/2" x 3". Then I scored it at 1/2" from the end and 1 1/2" from the end and folded the paper to create a little nook for the cookies. This allows you a little more than an inch to slide the cookies in. I used 3 cookies. (No, I didn't bake them, they are Chips Ahoy! HA!)  Here is a little peek at my process. You can stamp the backgrounds, or just use patterned paper. I stamped the pink and aqua floral ones.

Clear cellophane bags would have worked better than the cellophane on the roll, not so much bulk at the top when you tie them. But the roll of cellophane worked ok! Measure out how thick the cookies are and make sure the bottom of the holder will fit your cookies.

Cookie Bags:
STAMPS: Just Smile
INK: Harvest Gold, Sweet Blush, Raspberry Fizz, Tropical Teal, Aqua Mist
PAPER: Harvest Gold Pattern Pack, Sweet Blush Pattern Pack, white
DIES: Just Smile
OTHER: pearls by Melissa Frances.

Last is Wet Paint. I painted some backgrounds with my watercolors and added these cute brush stroke stamp sayings on top! To get the drip look, I used a lot of water and held the card up, let the paint drip down and let it dry. Artsy!
Thanks for Everything card:
STAMPS: Wet Paint
INK: True Black by PTI, Soft Granite by Hero Arts
PAPER: white, watercolor paper
DIES: none
OTHER: sequins by Pretty Pink Posh.

The other Papertrey Ink team members have a ton to show you also, so stop by and say hello!
Betsy Veldman
Dawn McVey
Erin Lincoln
Heather Nichols
Laura Bassen
Laurie Willison
Maile Belles
Melissa Phillips
Nichole Heady


Unknown said...

Love the cookie bags with holders!! Genius idea. Love your first card...those colors just make me happy!

Polly said...

Uh oh! You just inspired me to get the wet paint! I love that contemporary look!

Polly said...

Love what you did with "wet paint"! Gotta have it!

BeverlyBL said...

Like your upside down deco element. Looks cool. Bags and tags are cute and clever. And I love the "drippy" Thanks card. Really pretty. Thanks.

Leigh Penner said...

Gorgeous projects, Dani!

maria f. said...

The first, the last. Oh how gorgeous!

SD pooja said...

Awesome cards !

Kari V. said...

Sweet little cookie bags and tags. Love it!

Emily Leiphart said...

These are so awesome, Danielle! I'm so in love with that first card.

Kristii said...

Love, love, love your projects today! You totally made me rethink the Art Deci frame! It's so pretty upside down!

Debbie Olson said...

Oh, Danielle--you never lose your touch! Beautiful--all of it!

jintyoo7 said...

Wow, wow - I have run out of adjectives - LOL


Grace said...

Love the cookie bags. Love all your cards , the colors and designs

Elizabeth S. said...

Love your cards! I really like how you put the frame upside down. Those cookie bags are so cute.

Diana K said...

Makes me so happy to see so much pretty all in one place! So Danielle.

Jill Norwood said...

So many wonderful ideas! Love it all! You always think of clever ways to use the products in unique ways! :)

Anonymous said...

BEAUTIFUL designs!!!!

Kristie said...

Gorgeous projects! I really love the first card and how you used the Great Gatsby set.

Tracy said...

everything is lovely but i gotta say those cookie bags with the cute little tags - so wonderful. just loved 'em!

Unknown said...

Excellent! As usual) Love your design!

Kari D said...

As always, your projects are GORGEOUS! Just love the Art Deco card...especially the embossed vellum. So perfect.

Darnell said...

Your works of art are always so impossibly impeccable, Danielle! I was drooling over them and then you had to go and throw some delishus-looking cookies in the mix and now I need a new keyboard coz this one will never dry out!! Thank you for all the inspiration!! Hugs, Darnell

Anonymous said...

Your wet paint card is very cool...very stylish,Di

Joyce said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving your sweet comment. I had such fun making my MIM card with your technique.

Kathy Mc said...

You are so very clever turning the Art Deco upside down, embossing the roots on vellum, sharing your secrets for your little cookie bags and letting your paint drip down the card. Going to add these to Evernote for future reference!