Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Release Day...

It is officially release day at Papertrey Ink! All of the new December products will be available for purchase tonight at 10pm EST! We have been previewing new products all week, but let me show you a couple more new sets you might like!

First up is Fresh Floral Wrap-Ups.

Stormy Sea cardstock was used in the background and a die cut sentiment made from Luxe Gold Adhesive sheets and the Enclosed: Present die was used for the sentiment.

For You card:
STAMPS: Fresh Floral Wrap-Ups
INK: Pure Poppy, New Leaf, True Black
PAPER: Stormy Seas, white, Pure Poppy Pattern Pack, Luxe Gold Adhesive Sheets
DIES: Fresh Floral Wrap-Ups, Enclosed: Present
OTHER: Rainstones.

And one more made with the new Enclosed: Heart stamps and dies. I used Stormy Sea cardstock for the main heart stamped with black, then added some little flowers from the set also.
Next, I die cut two white Enclosed: Heart dies and layered all three together.
Love how the colored one stands out, yet there is some interest above and below it!
 All My Love card:
STAMPS: Enclosed: Heart
INK: Pure Poppy, New Leaf, True Black, Lovely Lady
PAPER: Stormy Seas, white, Chicken Scratch Gingham
DIES: Enclosed: Heart
OTHER: Rainstones.

All of these new products will be available on December 15th at 10pm EST at Papertrey Ink. Visit the rest of the team to see more!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Love All Ways...

Today we have a group post for you previewing lots of fun new "love-themed" stamps and dies coming out on December 15th at Papertrey Ink, so let's get started!

The first two projects are made with Valentine Pin-Ups stamps and dies/kit!
These cute little bags and clothespins are in the kit with fun little characters you can cut out or stamp.

Everything was pre-made here and quick to put together. The only item I made myself from scratch was the "Hey, Foxy" tag, which was die cut and stamped. Super cute way to give a Valentine!

Valentine Gift Bags:
STAMPS: Valentine Pin-Ups ki
INK: Pure Poppy, Hibiscus Burs
PAPER: Sweet Blush, Valentine Pin-Ups kit
DIES: Valentine Pin-Ups kit
OTHER: none.

Next is a card stamped with the Valentine Pin-Ups stamps, which could be used for an anniversary card, love card, etc.

To create the heart shape, I used the new Enclosed: Heart die, cut out a heart and used the negative to stamp the little shapes inside. I started with the sentiment in the center first, then filled in with the green stems, then the colorful flowers...and last the hearts.

Heart card:
STAMPS: Valentine Pin-Ups kit
INK: New Leaf, Pure Poppy, Hibiscus Burst, Tropical Teal, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise
PAPER: white
DIES: Enclosed: Heart
OTHER: twine - Valentine Pin-Ups kit.


This next set of Valentine tags are made with the new Be Mine, Valentine stamps and dies!

The tags were cut out with the Folded Foodie Tag and stamped with Be Mine, Valentine.

Valentine Tags:
STAMPS: Be Mine, Valentine
INK: New Leaf, Pure Poppy, Harvest Gold, Melon Berry, True Black, Tropical Teal, Stormy Seas, Hibiscus Burst, Aqua Mist
PAPER: white
DIES: Be Mine, Valentine, Folded Foodie Tag
OTHER: twine.

Last is a card made with Be Mine, Valentine that could be used as a birthday card with the cute little camera from the Be Mine, Valentine stamp set!

The "enjoy" is die cut with Phrase Play #4 dies.

Valentine Tags:
STAMPS: Be Mine, Valentine, Phrase Play #4
INK: New Leaf, Pure Poppy, Tropical Teal, Summer Sunrise
PAPER: white, Aqua Mist
DIES: Be Mine, Valentine, Phrase Play #4
OTHER: enamel dots.

All of these new products will be available on December 15th at 10pm EST at Papertrey Ink. Visit the rest of the team to see more!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Introducing Petite Places: Barnyard...

For today's group post, we are sharing a new stamp set and dies called Petite Places: Barnyard created by Betsy Veldman! These new stamps and dies will be available on December 15th at 10pm EST at Papertrey Ink. I've made a quick little tag that could be used along with a homemade jar of jam or home baked goods!
The background is cut with the previously released Mega Mat Stack 1 die, then stamped with the checkered stamp from On The Farm stamps. The square background is stamped with On The Farm also. Then I used the barn, silo, sentiment and fence from the new Petite Places: Barnyard set and the new Barnyard Sentiments set!

Farm Fresh Tag:
STAMPS: Barnyard Sentiments, Petite Places: Barnyard, On the Farm
INK: Classic Kraft, True Black, Stormy Seas, Pure Poppy
PAPER: White
DIES: Petite Places: Barnyard dies
OTHER: corner rounder, seam binding.

Well, that is a quick and easy tag for you to give with a fresh jar of jam or home baked goods for someone special. If you are looking for more farm fresh ideas, check back to THIS POST also! All of these new products will be available on December 15th at 10pm EST at Papertrey Ink. Visit the rest of the team to see more!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Gem Inspirations...

Today we are back with another preview of some new products being released at Papertrey Ink this month on the 15th at 10pm EST! I'm showcasing the new You're a Gem stamps and dies.
First up is a quick one where I die cut the new Cover Plate: Gem Stone from white cardstock and placed it over the top of a piece of Classic Kraft cardstock. I used You're A Gem stamps in the center and a couple of die cut jewels.

The little clear stones are the Rainstones from the Papertrey Ink boutique. Had to add a bit of sparkle!
Inside the Rare card, it's stamped with a new set called Tucked In: Anniversary.

True Love Is Rare card:
STAMPS: You're a Gem, Tucked In: Anniversary
INK: Dark Chocolate, Classic Kraft
PAPER: White, Classic Kraft
DIES: Cover Plate: Gem Stone
OTHER: Rainstones.

Next is a card where I used a thick White Tag Cardstock and simply embossed the Cover Plate: Gem Stone onto white cardstock, then added some stamping with You're a Gem.

Inside the Treasure card, it's stamped with a new set called Tucked In: Wedding.

True Love Is A Treasure card:
STAMPS: You're a Gem, Tucked In: Wedding
INK: Dark Chocolate, Classic Kraft
PAPER: White
DIES: Cover Plate: Gem Stone
OTHER: Rainstones.

All of these new products will be available on December 15th at 10pm EST at Papertrey Ink. Visit the rest of the team to see more!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Introducing XOXO...

Today I get to introduce a new stamp set by Papertrey Ink coming out on December 15th called XOXO by Heather Nichols! It is chock full of darling conversation heart stamps and fun fonts to create for thank you's, love cards, anniversaries, Valentine's, etc.

On the Together card, I used a new Papertrey Ink cardstock color called Lovely Lady, which is stamped with the little heart in XOXO to create the background. It's a beautiful shade of pink in between Sweet Blush and Hibiscus Burst. The big conversation hearts are stamped with XOXO.

Washi tape was added to the top with a gold enamel dot and stamped hearts from XOXO. The together sentiment is from Quilted: Spring.

Together card:
STAMPS: XOXO, Quilted: Spring
INK: Pure Poppy, Lovely Lady, True Black
PAPER: White and Lovely Lady cardstock
DIES: none
OTHER: gold enamel dot. twine, striped washi tape.

On the I'll Always Love You card, I used XOXO stamp set and a new set called Keep It Simple: Love ("I'll Always love you" sentiment).

Most of the hearts are stamped directly onto the card front, with the exception of one red one, which is popped up for dimension.

I'll Always Love You card:
STAMPS: XOXO, Keep It Simple: Love
INK: Summer Sunrise, Pure Poppy, Hibiscus Burst, Lovely Lady, True Black, Aqua Mist
PAPER: White cardstock, Pure Poppy Pattern Pack
DIES: none
OTHER: Soft Stone button, floss, washi tape.

Below I've combined the XOXO stamp set with an oldie set called Stitched Sentiments to create a matchbox style card.

To create the matchbox look, a strip of Aqua Mist cardstock was cut 4 1/4" wide by 11", then scored and folded at 4 inches down from the top for the front piece. Then to trim out the heart in the center, I used the Limitless Layers 2.5" Hearts dies.

On the outside, I used Stitched Sentiments stamps for the branches and sentiments. Inside the card, I used a piece of Nostalgic Notions paper and an XOXO stamped heart.

You Always Bring out the Best In Me card:
STAMPS: XOXO, Stitched Sentiments
INK: Aqua Mist, Pure Poppy, Tropical Teal
PAPER: Aqua Mist, Nostalgic Notions
DIES: Limitless Layers 2.5" Hearts
OTHER: seam binding, gold sequins.

Visit Nichole's blog to see more sneak peeks each day this week, and be sure to grab the XOXO stamps and dies on the 15th!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Creative Cardmaker: Tags...

Today I have a quick post up on a couple of ideas using tags over at the Weekly Scrapper!
On this card, I've used the tags, labels and flair from the Happy Place line by Fancy Pants, designed by my sweet and super talented friend, Kim Watson! I've also added a Birthday Cheer die cut by Papertrey Ink.

Swing by the Weekly Scrapper to see another card using these Happy Place tags! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Two Feet Deep Revisited...

Today I have a couple of new cards made with the Two Feet Deep stamps! I've focused on the beautiful snowflake images and lovely quotes. I apologize for the photos, will get some better ones soon.
On these cards, I've stamped the snowflakes with Fresh Snow ink and added white embossing powder over the top, heat embossed them to create a resist. Then I used watercolor paints to color over the top of the snowflakes.

The splatter technique is one I just did here in this video. I've also added some Faux Snow to the sentiment strips.

In the backgrounds of the cards, I used the Ombre Stripes paper pad.

Still love the look of watercolor? To get the striped effect in the paint, I added the watercolor over the top of the embossed snowflakes with a paintbrush, then wiped it straight down with the paper towel.

Visit Nichole, Dawn, Betsy, Heather and Melissa from the Papertrey Ink Senior Design Team for more Two Feet Deep projects!

Monday, November 30, 2015

Make It Monday: Splattering...

I am up this morning with a Make It Monday video! Today I'll be sharing a couple of ways to get the "splattered" look on your tags and cards.
There are a couple different ways to splatter...well, I'm sure there are MANY different ways, but in the video, I'll show you two techniques, a fine splattered look and how to get the big droplets, as well as how to make these pretty tags!
Swing by Nichole Heady's blog to see the new Make It Monday video tutorial! Have a very happy Monday!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Design Team Tips: Snowflake Medallion Gift Toppers...

Hello! Today I have a little post for you on creating pretty snowflake medallions with gold centers (or any color really) to dress up your gift packages. These create SUCH beautiful tags and toppers for the holidays or even for a winter birthday!!

Step 1: 
With the Snowflake Medallion die, die cut two of these pieces from white cardstock. Add a strip of gold tape to the flat edge. Score along the score lines that were imprinted in the die cut. (The gold tape I used was from the Luxe Letterpress Make It Market kit.)
You'll have two pieces that look like the top one after they are folded.

Step 2:
Adhere the ends together of the two pieces creating one continuous piece, as shown below.

Some other items were gathered up and die cut as well. I used a Tag Sale #4 die for the tag shape, a pillow box cut from the Essential Pillow Box die, a gold doily from the Luxe Letterpress kit gold doily, a Wonderful Words: Joy die, and some twine.

Step 3:
Press down in the center of the snowflake medallion to create the snowflake and adhere the center directly to the tag. I used a hot glue gun, because it holds the best for me! The gold tape creates a gorgeous center to the snowflake medallions! I added twine to the top of the tag.

Step 4:
Assemble the pillow box.

Step 5:
Wrap the doily around the pillow box and tie with twine.
Step 6: 
Hot glue the Joy die cut onto the snowflake and attach tag to the pillow box. You are finished with a beautiful gift box and tag for the holidays or a winter birthday! I love the elegant look and all of the pretty dimension!

Joy Gift Box:
STAMPS: none
INK: none
PAPER: white and True Black
DIES: Wonderful Words: Joy, Snowflake Medallion, Tag Sale #4, Essential Pillow Box die
OTHER: twine - craft supply, gold doily and gold tape- Luxe Letterpress kit by PTI.

Hope you enjoyed this idea, have a creative day!