Thursday, August 13, 2015

Introducing Choose Joy + Twig Wreath

Welcome to Day Four of Papertrey Ink's August release countdown. Today's featured sets were instant favorites for me. Heather has designed a beautiful rustic-style wreath stamp set called Twig Wreath (coordinating dies and a Twig Wreath paper pack also available!), and Melissa and Nichole have collaborated on a set with all sorts of unique inspirational quotes, as well as darling wee little hearts and flowers and garlands and stars. That set is called Choose Joy. Both are just gorgeous!

All of the new products will be available in the Papertrey Ink store at 10 pm EST on August 15.


For my first project I've created a new home card and some coordinating baked bread gift packaging using the Twig Wreath stamp set and Twig Wreath dies. This would be perfect to give as a welcome to new neighbors. I don't have new neighbors at the moment, but since the packaging is just a sleeve, I can easily slip it off for another time. (And in the meantime, my family is happy to help dispose of the banana bread.)


For the card, I decided to use the florals in Twig Wreath to make sprigs around a sentiment banner, rather than a wreath. I used masking to stamp all the florals onto the card base (as opposed to layering die-cuts). To soften the stamping, I lightly sponged some Aqua Mist around the stamped images, as well as around the perimeter of the card base. For added detail, I dotted some Glossy Accents onto the berries. I love that little tiny bit of shine and dimension.


The sentiment, from the new Keep It Simple: Home stamp set, is stamped in Aqua Mist onto a Double-Ended Banners die-cut.


I finished the inside with more Twig Wreath stamping, along with a sentiment from the new Tucked In: Home.


Here's a closer look at the bread packaging:


I wrapped the loaf in wax paper, then added a wide belly band out of one of the patterns in the Pretty Pastels paper collection, along with burlap ribbon. Then I adhered a die-cut wreath loaded up with all those beautiful stamped floral die-cuts. The sentiment, from Twig Wreath, is stamped onto another Double-Ended Banner die-cut and tucked underneath the floral cluster. I also added a paper doily in the back and a double bow of jute string for just a touch more homespun charm.

STAMPS: Twig Wreath, Tucked In: New Home, Keep It Simple: Home
DIES: Twig Wreath, Double-Ended Banner
INK: Classic Kraft, Dark Chocolate, Pinefeather, Scarlet Jewel, Canyo Clay, Aqua Mist, and Fresh Snow
PAPER: white and kraft card stock; Pretty Pastels paper collection
OTHER: May Arts burlap ribbon and jute twine, Ranger Glossy Accents, paper doily




I'm so, so in love with Choose Joy. These quotes are perfect for so many different things -- encouragement cards, lunchbox notes, gift tags and packaging, pocket scrapbooking filler cards, really anywhere you could use a reminder to enjoy life's blessings and focus on the important things.


I'm always on the lookout for quick, easy, and inexpensive gifts to use for RAKs, thank-yous, teacher or volunteer appreciation, and more. This project certainly fits the bill.


I filled a clear pillow box with candy and tied on some ribbon and a stamped tag. A 10-minute project for sure! The tag is die-cut with Tag Sale #5, sponged at the top and bottom, and stamped with a sentiment and a darling sun image, both from Choose Joy.




STAMPS: Choose Joy
DIES: Tag Sale #5
INK: True Black, Lemon Tart, Aqua Mist, and Limeade Ice
PAPER: white card stock
OTHER: Aqua Mist ribbon, black and white baker's twine, clear pillow box (SRM)




For more Choose Joy and Twig Wreath inspiration, visit the Papertrey team:


Thanks so much for visiting,

24 comments:

mamashops said...

Love your card and especially the bread wrap with the doily center cut out! So beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Cindy H. said...

OMGosh, Amy, your projects are all so beautiful! Love the color combos and especially your lovely design style.

Holly Saveur said...

Gorgeous cards..love your color combo with the wreath!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Gorgeous Colour combos and beautiful masking! Love these new Rustic Twig and Choose Joy sets!

Diana K said...

Incredible stamping and gorgeous too. You are fearless!

Marcia HIll said...

Absolutely beautiful card and bread sleeve...the colors are so perfect together! And I love your little treat and tag combo too...would definitely bring a smile to the recipients face!! :0)

Cynthia Daugherty said...

Just yesterday I was searching on Pinterest for a way to decorate my homemade bread that I plan on giving to a friend. Thanks for the inspiration!

merryf said...

These are beautiful!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, I love both of these!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOWOWOWOWOWOW!!! Another Day FULL of AMAZING Inspiration!! LOVING LOVING LOVING it ALL!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

TamiBabs said...

The Twig Wreath/New Home card and bread wrapper are gorgeous!!! Also liked your clear gift box - very cool!!

luvpurple said...

Absolutely stunning, as usual! Love your style.

Darla said...

You have fabulous style, LOVE your projects!

Kathie B said...

I'm loving all that you did with the twig wreath, new home, and choosing joy...just stunning!

Leslie S. said...

Your bread wrapper & clear gift box are wonderful! - and so are the Twig Wreath set & Choose Joy stamps!

Kathy said...

Your card, bread wrap, and tag are all lovely gifts perfect for friends old or new! The colors are gorgeous, thanks for the tips on how to make these. :)

MTPatB said...

Such pretty cards and tags. The glossy accents on the berries is the perfect accent.

Kathy Krug said...

I love all the beautiful floral arrangements you made in the pretty fall colors.

Brithzi said...

Both of your projects are beautiful. I love the Twig Wreath and the Choose Joy sentiments.

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

So much lovely inspiration.

María Alba Negrón said...

Hi Amy,

You have the ability to make me so happy with your creations. Melissa should be so proud and thrilled having her inspiration in such marvelous hands! Thanks for placing a Big Smile on my face today!

Cariños,
María Alba

BeckyTE said...

Sweet simplicity and your talent make a wonderful combination. Love the way you used the new set with the baked goods.

jamie vanskiver said...

I love your wreath wrap, so pretty! Gorgeous card, love the added sponging, it adds so much!

Kathy Mc said...

Haven't seen a project on your blog that I don't love, and today is no exception. Your bread wrap is gorgeous, your "home" card sports the best colors and layout, and your little candy box is a ray of sunshine. Your style rocks, Amy!