Saturday, January 12, 2019

Papertrey Ink - Glorious Globes: January



Welcome to Day Three of Papertrey Ink's January Release Countdown.

Be sure to check out DAY ONE and DAY TWO over on the PTI blog if you need to catch up on products already introduced.

Today I will be helping to introduce GLORIOUS GLOBES: JANUARY. I've also incorporated two new dies: BOLD BORDERS: ARABESQUE, NESTING BASICS: OVALS and NESTING BASICS: PIERCED OVALS.

You can find all the details about these new products on the Papertrey Ink blog.

The January Release products will be available at 10 pm January 15 in the Papertrey Ink store.


I started today's card with the globe and the oval it sits on. The globe stand is from the previously released GLORIOUS GLOBES: BASICS, and the globe and sentiment are from the GLORIOUS GLOBES: JANUARY addition. I added a tiny wooden heart and some white linen thread to the globe and popped it up onto the oval panel.

The oval panel was cut with an oval from the NESTING BASICS: OVALS set, then the piercing detail was added with the NESTING BASICS: PIERCED OVALS set.



I added a little stamping to the pierced oval: The rays are from CORNER ADORNER: NOVEMBER, and the tiny stamped hearts are from yesterday's WORTH THE WAIT set.


In the back is a BOLD BORDERS: ARABESQUE diecut in white over a Limeade Ice card base. For added pops of color, I inlaid some Raspberry Fizz and Harvest Gold.



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Friday, January 11, 2019

Papertrey Ink - Worth the Wait


Welcome to Day Two of Papertrey Ink's January Release Countdown.

Be sure to check out DAY ONE over on the PTI blog if you need to catch up on products already introduced.

Today I will be helping to introduce WORTH THE WAIT, and EVEN MORE: WORTH THE WAIT, both darling baby-themed sets filled with hand lettering and a bunch of tassel images for building garlands.

You can find all the details about these new products on the Papertrey Ink blog.

The January Release products will be available at 10 pm January 15 in the Papertrey Ink store.



My card today combines both sets. The tassel garlands in the background were done with WORTH THE WAIT, and the sentiment was done with EVEN MORE: WORTH THE WAIT.


I stamped the tassels in Limeade Ice, Aqua Mist, Dark Indigo and Weathervane. In between the tassels I stamped some darling little circles to look like felt pompoms.



The splatter in the background was stamped using CORNER ADORNER: JANUARY, which was part of yesterday's product introductions. I die-cut the perimeter with piercing detail using NESTING BASICS: PIERCED RECTANGLES, then added the lightly ink-blended sentiment panel.




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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Reverse Confetti January Release Hop


Hello and welcome to Reverse Confetti's January New Release Hop! 

Now available in the Reverse Confetti store:

5 new stamp sets
7 Confetti Cuts
1 6x6 paper pad


Here's the full hop order so you don't miss a thing:



I have two card projects to share with you today:


The features a few of the new products: HEART PATTERNS stamps and dies, DIAGONAL STITCHES COVER PANEL Confetti Cuts, and FROM CUPID pattern paper pad. Also mixed in are a few heart die-cuts from the previously released STAMPED NOTE Confetti Cuts die set.


I'm so excited about the new DIAGONAL STITCHES COVER PANEL die. I almost feel like the stitched cover plates are the new embossing folder. They add just the right amount of background texture without overpowering other design elements.



The larger hearts are a mixture of PATTERNED HEARTS stamped hearts and hearts that I die-cut from the FROM CUPID paper pad. The smaller hearts were diecut from SALSA CARD STOCK using STAMPED NOTE Confetti Cuts.



Finishing touch was a bucket of clear sequins. Too many? (Is there such a thing?) And see those heart outlines next to the card? Extras for a future project! I love that the die is nested. So many more things you can do with it than if it were just a single heart shape.







Next up is a card made with HEART PALS, HELLO LOVELY Confetti Cuts, the DIAGONAL STITCHES COVER PANEL (again), and a sentiment from PATTERNED HEARTS.



I started with a white background that I diecut with the DIAGONAL STITCHES COVER PANEL. Next I diecut the HELLO LOVELY letters out, replacing the middles of the "e's" and "o's." 

The ink blending and splattering behind the letters was done with PISTACHIO, LIME GREEN, and AVOCADO Reverse Confetti inks, as well as opaque white paint.



HEART PALS is just too cute! I can't wait to color the other two critter images!





Enjoy the rest of the hop! Next stop: Tricia Barber.

Have a great day!






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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Papertrey Ink - Bold Borders: Love + Glorious Globes: December


Hi there, friends, it's DAY FOUR of Papertrey Ink's December release countdown. What do you think of what you've seen so far? There's so much more to see today and tomorrow!

I am sharing a project I made with BOLD BORDERS: LOVE, the latest in the Bold Borders series, and GLORIOUS GLOBES: DECEMBER, also the latest in a year-long series. Both are heart/love themed, just in time for upcoming Valentine's Day crafting.

You can find all the details about these new products HERE.

The December Release products will be available at 10 pm December 15 in the Papertrey Ink store.



I've combined both products on my card today, as well as a few other new December products. To begin, I die-cut and stamped the large globe from GLORIOUS GLOBES: DECEMBER. I love these layered hearts!



I placed my globe onto the largest heart from the FROM THE HEART die set. For a fun bull's eye detail, I added the concentric pierced circle detail to the heart using the new NESTING BASICS: PIERCED CIRCLES die set. I added the "with love" sentiment by combining the stamped word "with" from FROM THE HEART and a metallic gold "love" die-cut from the BOLD BORDERS: LOVE die set.



For my background, I die-cut BOLD BORDERS: LOVE from Smokey Shadow cardstock and placed it on a Smokey Shadow card base, which added some subtle tone-on-tone texture.



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Thanks for stopping by!





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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Papertrey Ink - From the Heart + Sentiment Staples: I Love You


Hello and welcome to Day Three of Papertrey Ink's December release countdown. 

Be sure to check out DAY ONE and DAY TWO over on the PTI blog if you need to catch up on products already introduced! It's another great release!

Today I will be helping to introduce FROM THE HEART, a sweet little Valentine's/Love themed mini set, along with the latest in the Sentiment Staples series, SENTIMENT STAPLES: I LOVE YOU.

You can find all the details about these new products HERE.

The December Release products will be available at 10 pm December 15 in the Papertrey Ink store.



I've combined both sets on my project today. Let's talk about FROM THE HEART first. This set has a large solid heart heart stamp image along with a multitude of words to build your own sentiments. The two fonts are just darling - one is an all-caps brush style and the other a handwritten script style. 

Instead of building a sentiment, I used the individual words in a more graphic way to add pattern to my FROM THE HEART diecuts. The companion die set has four nested heart dies, one that fits the heart image in FROM THE HEART, and then three other sizes too.



Here's a closer look at some of those words/fonts. I stamped the words randomly and white embossed for a nice pop. I even white embossed on the white die-cut. Love the subtle texture of the white-on-white embossing.



Last, I added a larger sentiment from SENTIMENT STAPLES: I LOVE YOU heat embossed in white on black card stock. I lightly splattered the Classic Kraft background panel, layered the hearts on top, and accented with clear sequins to finish.

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Thanks for stopping by!







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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Even More Bells & Baubles - Right At Home


Happy Sunday! Just popping in today to share the last few projects I made with Right At Home's new BELLS & BAUBLES stamps and coordinating BELLS & BAUBLES dies.  Such a cheerful and festive set -- I had so much fun making all of these projects!



The first two cards today feature brighter and more festive color schemes than what I've shared previously. 



For this card, I stamped the smallest ornament in rainbow colors, arranged them around a PEACE LOVE JOY sentiment and then filled in with colorful stamped accents.



Of course my eye goes right to the bad stamping on the red accent. I hope in the overall colorful arrangement, that little mistake is well camouflaged! (And if not, it adds to the handmade charm, right? That's what I'll tell myself, anyway!)





I think my favorite part about this set has been playing around with various color schemes. For this one, I definitely wanted something more reminiscent of vintage glass ornaments, so I picked out lime green, hot pink, aqua, and purple


Also in keeping with the vintage ornament inspiration, I added shimmer to these ornaments, both with embossing powder and with a silver sparkle pen. You can see a little bit of that in the close-up below:


I'm usually a big fan of neutrals and even traditional reds and greens for my holiday cards, but this ended up being one of my favorite cards with this set. What's not to love about bright, cheery colors, right?!




I couldn't resist creating a shaker card for my last card. I chose the ball ornaments for this card, and instead of stamping all the layers, I just stamped one solid background and then silver embossed line detail image. 


My background is ink blended in lime green and purple. I layered my shaker frame onto that and filled it with a coordinating sequin mix.



The sentiment, once again, is from PEACE LOVE JOY, which I really love. The mix of type with large handwritten words and the overall large size are so eye-catching!



That's it for me today. Thanks so much for stopping by!