Monday, October 12, 2015

Holiday Pin-Ups Kit + Petite Places: Holiday Lane


Papertrey Ink's October release countdown has begun! This month, we continue with holiday crafting gift-giving products, but also focus on extending those products throughout the winter. Today, in particular, we are introducing the newest Make It Market Mini Kit: Holiday Pin-Ups. These kit is similar to the darling Halloween Pin-Ups kit, but of course re-done for the winter holidays. We are also featuring the newest in the Petite Places series: Holiday Lane.

Today's featured products, along with the rest of the October release, will be available at 10 pm EST October 15 in the Papertrey Ink store.

I just adore Betsy's Holiday Pin-Ups! They're a grown-up version of the clothespin crafts we used to do as kids.


To make this clothespin snowflake, I clipped eight clothespin snowmen and eight mini clothespins from my stash to a circle die-cut. The snowmen are all die-cut from Holiday Pin-Ups papers. The mini clothespins are covered in Aqua Mist crd stock and topped with a stamped snowflake from a new snowflake set by Heather called Snowflake Sparkle. The center is a vellum circle, a Snowflake Medallion, and a glittered white Christmas Cheer die-cut.


STAMPS: Snowflake Sparkle
DIES: Snowflake Sparkle, Snowflake Medallion, Christmas Cheer, Holiday Pin-Ups
INK: Aqua Mist
PAPER: white and Aqua Mist card stock, vellum card stock, Holiday Pin-Ups papers
OTHER: clothespins, Stickles, clear glitter



Next up is Petite Places: Holiday Lane:


How adorable is Santa's workshop?!? Stamped with different images, it can also be a gingerbread house. So clever!


The snowy banks are done with the Waves Cover Plate, and the background is watercolored. It's a panel I had previously colored, so I can't remember for sure what I used to do the coloring. Probably inks rather than watercolor paints. All of the other images are from the Holiday Lane set. So much detail!

Edited to add:
I forgot to mention that the smoke coming from the chimney is actually one of the little scroll-y cut-outs from last month's Square Petite Ornament. I had set the scrolls aside thinking they might work as cute embellishments for more Bible journaling in my planner. Lo and behold, they're perfect here, too! I always love finding fun little surprises like that!


Along the top I added some candy cane stripes using the new Pure Poppy + White Basics Paper Collection. The little tag was cut with a die from the Holiday Pin-Ups set.

STAMPS: Petite Places: Holiday Lane
DIES: Petite Places: Holiday Lane, Holiday Pin-Ups, Waves Cover Plate
INK: Pure Poppy, Hibiscus Burst, Aqua Mist, New Leaf, Smokey Shadow
PAPER: watercolor paper; white and Vintage Jadeite card stock; Pure Poppy + White Basics Paper Collection
OTHER: True Black baker's twine, wood veneer stars, foam adhesive



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19 comments:

Rema said...

Oh Amy I just love your clothespin snowflake! I would buy all the supplies just to make that. Awesome idea...

Gina said...

Love that Holiday PinUps snowflake!!!! Such a fun idea. The Santa's workshop card is wonderful, too. Just love that little sleigh flying through the sky. Brings out the magical childhood fun of Christmas. :)

Dishtowel Dame said...

Smart use of the waves cover plate!

Mary W said...

Gorgeous! I just said WOW out loud to the dog when I saw it.

Nancy said...

Adorable!

Leigh Penner said...

Fabulous projects, Amy!

Diana K said...

So creative and inspiring!

A Cup of Cold Water said...

DARLING!!!!

jan metcalf said...

Love your card!

KayM said...

Oh my goodness!! You are so clever! I adore what you did with the Holiday Pin-Ups kit! That is too cute! Your card is darling too! Always love to see what you come up with :)

Charlene said...

Gorgeous Amy!! You are always awesome!

Kathy Krug said...

Love the clothepin snowflake and your Santa scene.

Deepa M. said...

I love your clothespin project - that is amazing!

Susi K said...

Such lovely holiday projects, Amy!

María Alba Negrón said...

Hi Amy,

LOVE your projects,however the card just melted my heart!!! IT IS SUBLIME!

Cariños,
María Alba

Brithzi said...

Gorgeous! Wonderful release!

Silke Ledlow said...

Super cute ideas Amy! Great way to show off the new release!

Leslie S. said...

Such great projects Amy -well done you!!!

Nora N. said...

oh my!! I LOVE that snowflake you created with the clothes pins. Just so out of the box GORGEOUS!! I also love the fun card you created with the new "Petite Places." The way you die cut and used the piece for the smoke is genius. Stunning creations!!