Thursday, October 19, 2017

More October Papertrey Ink Release: Year Of Psalms & To The Point Edgers II

Good morning and welcome back for another day of Papertrey Ink October release inspiration! We're showcasing Betsy's newest Year Of Psalms and Dawn's second To The Point Edgers collection today. Let's take a closer look!

How about the Year Of Psalms: October card to start things off? This card is very simple, but the gilding makes it a real stunner.

Heavens Rejoice Card

I began by die cutting a Cover Plate: Quatrefoil panel from white cardstock. Then, I cut a rectangle from the center using the Botanical Blocks Basics Die. I used the two rectangles together to cut a frame that would fit into the space left behind. I placed the frame on a white card base and stamped my sentiment in the center using Dark Indigo ink. I followed up with one of the stars from the Year Of Psalms set heat embossed in gold powder.

Heavens Rejoice Card 2

Then, I die cut a post it note and used it to cover the center of the card front (where the opening in the cover plate is). I then used the glue pen from the Sincerely Yours: Modern + Marbled Kit to cover the entire card front with adhesive. I removed the post it note and placed the quatrefoil panel over the card front, allowing it to stick to the adhesive areas.

Heavens Rejoice Card 3

Then, I followed the instructions for applying the gold leaf (also in the Modern + Marbled kit). After I had burnished and removed the excess gold leaf, I applied a small rhinestone to the star for a little added sparkle. Clean and simple, but hardly plain.

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Next up, I used Dawn's To The Point Edgers II set to create a decorative panel and glitter mat for my Christmas card (I've been on a glitter mat kick lately - you may see it again soon).

Deck The Halls Ornament Card

First, I die cut my focal panel using the rounded edge die. I stamped the Holiday Greens Borders along the top in Ripe Avocado and Olive Twist inks before heat embossing the ornament hanger with gold powder. Then I added the sentiment from Christmas Cuts Sentiments in Olive Twist. Next, I die cut the Holiday Greens Borders shape and stamped it with the same image in the same colors. I layered it over the first set of greens and trimmed off the edges.

Deck The Halls Ornament Card 2

Next, I die cut the Brilliant Baubles ornament and stamped it with Pure Poppy and Scarlet Jewel inks. The topper was heat embossed with gold powder and the details were embellished with gold glitter. I wanted that extra touch of glittery gold, so I die cut an additional To The Point Edgers II shape from Adhesive Sheet (sticky side up). I removed the adhesive backing and adhered that piece to the back side of the focal panel, allowing just a bit to peek past the edge. Then, I sprinkled gold glitter over the sticky surface. It's an easy, fast way to achieve a glitter mat and I love it!

Deck The Halls Ornament Card 3

Next, stamped a panel of Olive Twist with stripes using the matching ink. I painted gold pinstripes using a tiny detail brush and gold watercolor to pull that metallic element in one more time. I like the perfectly imperfect feeling it gives. When that was dry, I adhered it to a white card base and adhered the focal panel into place. The ornament and branches were popped on in no time thanks to a bit of foam tape.

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Thank you so much for joining me today! I hope you've enjoyed today's post. Make sure to check in with Betsy, Dawn, Heather, Keeway, Laurie, Melissa, Michelle, Stephanie, and Wanda to see even more inspiration. I'll see you again tomorrow!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

More October Papertrey Ink Release: Dash Away All

Good morning, everyone, and welcome back to another day of post-release inspiration with Papertrey Ink! Today we're featuring Dash Away All. Before I jump in, I would like to take a moment to thank all of you for your enthusiasm for this set and your patience while the die is re-manufactured (they should be ready to ship out later this week). I am hopeful that as soon as this set lands on your doorstep it will become a favorite of yours just as it has become a favorite of mine. Ok! Enough chit-chat. On to the project!

Joyeux Noël Card

I began today's card by creating a vellum mask using the Mix & Mat: Snowflakes set. I sponged Spring Rain and a tiny bit of Dark Indigo (mostly around the edges) ink through that stencil. Then, I used the scalloped border from the same Mix & Mat set to add the detail around the sponging. I trimmed down that panel and set it aside.

Joyeux Noël Card 2

Next, I stamped and die cut the reindeer. I used Fine Linen and Classic Kraft inks on the body and then added the nose in Scarlet Jewel. I also die cut and stamped one of the ornaments from Very Merry to hang from the reindeer's antler. I used silver embroidery thread to connect the two. I like that small metallic element.

Joyeux Noël Card 4

Then, I heat embossed the Keep It Simple: Joyeux Noël sentiment onto a Scarlet Jewel Banner Style shape. The beauty of clear stamps (well, one of them) is their flexibility, so I was able to curve the sentiment to fit on the die cut. I backed it with Bitty Big: Scarlet Jewel gingham for a bit of contrast between the two pieces. I also used the Woodgrain Impression Plate to add texture to a Spring Rain card base.

Joyeux Noël Card 3

Once all of my separate elements were complete it was time to assemble my card. I trimmed the bottom of my snowflake panel to match the Banner Style curve and adhered the two together. Then, I used foam tape to attach them to the card base. I also used foam tape to adhere my reindeer into place. Then, I added a sprinkling of clear sequins (from the Sunshine & Rainbows Make It Market Mini Kit) around the reindeer on the snowy panel. I feel like this card has just enough sparkle and texture while still being nice and simple.

Thank you so much for joining me today! Betsy, Dawn, Heather, Keeway, Laurie, Melissa, Michelle, Stephanie, and Wanda all have more to share with you, so make sure to visit them for more inspiration. I'll see you soon, friends!

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

More October Papertrey Ink Release: Traveler's Journal: December

Good morning, friends, and welcome back for another day of Papertrey Ink October post-release inspiration! I have a couple of treat boxes to share with you today featuring Heather's new Traveler's Journal: December and Traveler's Journal: December Words stamp sets.

Traveler's Journal Gift Boxes

Heather has cleverly designed these sets to work beautifully for your December mini books, but other projects as well. I'm not much of a mini book maker, but I love the trees and mittens and labels and snowflakes and sweet seasonal sentiments in these sets. I'm sure I'll be pulling them out for my little gift boxes this year!

Christmas Tree Truffle Tote

I started with the Christmas tree Truffle Tote, so let's look at that one first. I began die cutting a box (two pieces) from white cardstock. I stamped my trees on the front using Dark Chocolate for the trunks and Limeade Ice, New Leaf, and Green Parakeet for the bodies. Then, I added the ornaments using Pure Poppy. Next, I stamped the rest of the open space on both die cut pieces with the smallest snowflakes in the set using Spring Rain ink. Then, I assembled the box.

Christmas Tree Truffle Tote 2

Next, I stamped the label onto white cardstock using Pure Poppy ink and added the sentiment from the December Words mini in Dark Chocolate ink. I trimmed that out and used a Crop-A-Dile to add a hole to one end before tying it to the tote handle with baker's twine. My box still needed a bit of sparkle, so I xyroned a strip of cardstock and die cut it (sticky side up) with the Cover Plate: Waves die. I used one of the waves to create a glittered snow bank along the bottom edge of the box. I also used Ruby Slippers Nuvo drops to give my ornaments a bit of sparkle. I almost want to make truffles just so I have an excuse to make more of these boxes!

Next up is the Let It Snow gable box.

Let It Snow Gable Box

When I saw the Dark Indigo Bitty Big paper I knew immediately that I wanted to make a gift box. I love that color (so, so, so much) and the gingham pattern is one that I think works well for the gentlemen in our lives. Between family and friends I have plenty of fellas on my gift list, so now is as good a time as any to get a jump on it, right? I cut my gable box pieces from the paper and assembled the box with Score-Tape. It's my go-to for treat boxes.

Let It Snow Gable Box 2

Then, I stamped the labels in Green Parakeet and Spring Rain inks. I added the sentiment to the open label using Dark Indigo and trimmed out the labels. Then, I stamped the mittens onto white cardstock using New Leaf ink and trimmed them out too. I used a mix of flat and foam adhesives to adhere all of the elements to the front of the gable box. It about killed me not to put glitter on there somewhere (because Christmas!), but in the spirit of masculine crafting I let it go...this time. Ha!

Thank you so much for joining me today! Betsy, Heather, Keeway, Laurie, Melissa, Michelle, Stephanie, and Wanda all have projects to share with you today, so make sure to visit them for more inspiration. Have a great day and I'll see you tomorrow!

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Monday, October 16, 2017

More October Release: Sing A Song Of Christmas

Good morning, friends, and welcome for more post-release inspiration from Papertrey Ink! The new products are all available on the website, so you can pick them up right now! This morning I'm sharing a project with Betsy's new set, Sing A Song Of Christmas. This is a wonderful set full of beautifully illustrated instruments and festive song lyrics. There are many music lovers in my life and I can imagine this set being perfect for creating their holiday cards. Let's take a closer look!

'Tis The Season Card

I began by using the individual musical notes to stamp a tone-on-tone background pattern on a Pure Poppy card base. Next, I die cut a focal panel using the Sentiment Splits: Curve Vertical die. I very lightly sponged it with Aqua Mist and then stamped my sentiment in Pure Poppy.

'Tis The Season Card 3

Then, I die cut a second Curve Vertical panel, this time from White Adhesive Sheets with the sticky side up (though still covered by the backing paper). I peeled off the paper and adhered it to the back of my focal panel, leaving just about an 1/8" peeking out from the underside.

'Tis The Season Card 2

Then, I sprinkled Sterling silver glitter on the exposed adhesive. That gave me a sparkly, glittered mat! I adhered that entire piece to the card front with foam adhesive. Next, I stamped and die cut the fiddle using Green Parakeet, New Leaf, and Smokey Shadow inks. I adhered that to the left of the sentiment, overhanging the curved bottom edge just a bit.

'Tis The Season Card 4

I die cut three of the bow shapes and stamped the top one before layering them together and adhering them to the fiddle. I wanted to tie the silver in a bit more, so I used a fine-tip glue pen to add glitter to the center to each of the stamped snowflakes. This card just makes me so happy!

Thank you so much for joining me today! Make sure to visit Dawn, Keeway, Laurie, Melissa, Michelle, Stephanie, and Wanda for more inspiration. Have a great day!

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Dash Away All - Day 5

Good morning, friends! Welcome to Day 5 of the Papertrey Ink October New Release Countdown! I'm here today with one more Dash Away All card to share with you. This one is actually by special request. Kathy Mc asked if I would mind sharing a card using the Wonderland Scenes Stencils with my new set. I had planned on it, but her request was just the push I needed to get these products together. It just so happens they're a fantastic match!

Peace On Earth Card

I began by sponging Aqua Mist ink through the birches stencil and then ran it through my Cuttlebug like an impression plate. Then, I stamped the snow (also in Aqua Mist ink) while the stencil was still in place.

Peace On Earth Card 3

Next, I die cut the In The Meadow dies and textured them with the Woodgrain Impression Plate. I love that thing. I used Multi Matte Medium to add a fairly thick bead of adhesive along the top edge of each piece and embellished with the Faux Snow from the Make It Market: Wonderland Trimmings kit. I adhered those, and a strip of Holiday Plaid Patterned Paper, to the card front with flat and foam adhesives. I also tied on a white crochet thread bow.

Peace On Earth Card 2

Then, I die cut and stamped my reindeer. I used a Classic Kraft and Cocoa Bean color scheme along with a Pure Poppy nose. I also sponged a piece of white cardstock with Pale Peony ink and die cut that with a Keep It Simple Frames die. I stamped that with a sentiment from Dash Away All in Pure Poppy and stitched it to the card front. Then, I adhered the reindeer into place with foam tape and embellished his nose with Nuvo Ruby Slipper drops. I'm loving this card so much. I may need to make a few more of these to send out this Christmas.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Make sure to visit Nichole, Betsy, Heather, Laurie, and Melissa for more peeks at the release.


Then I hope you'll tune in to this month's Release Party Live! broadcast at 9pm ET on Sunday evening. I'm running a half-marathon before the broadcast and I'll still be there, so you don't have any excuses! Just kidding! But seriously, I hope you'll join us. See you soon!

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