Friday, November 13, 2015

Petite Places Through the Seasons




Welcome to Day Three of Papertrey Ink's November release countdown. 

The November release will be available for purchase at 10 pm EST November 15 in the Papertrey Ink store.

Today, you're in for a treat -- Betsy has designed a scenery stamp set for the Petite Places series: Walk in the Park. Cobblestone paths, a darling bridge, trees and shrubs, even street lamps. She has also designed a Petite Places paper collection that includes both scenic background designs as well as sheets of pre-printed trees and shrubs ready for die-cutting.

Today the team is revisiting the entire Petite Places collection and combining previously released favorites with these new scene-building elements. For a fun twist, Nichole has also asked us to create four seasonal variations of our project design. 


I decided to make a set of bookmarks featuring the Petite Places: Church, Walk in the Park, and Scripture sentiments from Betsy's Phrases & Praises, also releasing this month.



The bookmark style is such that the length of ribbon slips between the pages and the bookmark part sits on the front cover.

Here's a look at them one by one:


All four bookmarks begin with the Basic Bookmark 3which I die-cut from the Petite Places Paper Collection. The bridge and street lamps are die-cut and stamped with images and dies from Petite Places: Walk in the Park. The church is die-cut and stamped with dies and images from Petite Places: Church. And the Scripture sentiment is from Phrases & Praises, also coming November 15. To make this specific to Fall, I used fall-colored trees from the Petite Places Paper Collection, and sprinkled on a few tiny leaf die-cuts, which were done with a die in the Shaker Shapes: Pumpkin die set.


The winter bookmark begins with the winter scene paper from the Petite Places Paper Collection. I changed to a winter tree and added snowflake accents (using Quilted: Winter stamps/dies).



Spring and Summer are very similar. Both have the same layout and the sun rays background. The main difference is the trees: The Spring bookmark shows two trees just beginning to get their leaves and one tree that is flowering. I used one of the shrubbery stamps to create both of those looks. For an embellishment, I added a die-cut butterfly from the Wee Folk Make-It Market Mini Kit.



And last, Summer. Here, the trees are in full leaf and the background is the warmer yellow sky. The sparrow embellishment came from the Wee Folk Make-It Market Mini Kit.



I finished off the ends of the bookmarks with a dangling bead. 


STAMPS: Petite Places: Walk in the Park, Phrases & Praises, Quilted: Winter
DIES: Petite Places: Walk in the Park, Petite Places: Church, Make It Market Mini Kt: Wee Folk, Quilted: Winter, Basic Bookmark #3
INK: Dark Chocolate, Ripe Avocado, New Leaf, Simply Chartreuse, Soft Stone, Aqua Mist, Smokey Shadow
PAPER: Stamper's Select white card stock, Petite Places Paper Collection
OTHER: Terracotta Tile, Aqua Mist, Lemon Tart, and New Leaf saddle stitched, ribbon, PTI vintage buttons (white, Aqua Mist, Harvest Gold); white linen thread; D rings; decorative beads




Thanks so much for stopping by! Visit the Papertrey team for more Petite Places Through the Seasons inspiration:



31 comments:

Karen said...

Amy, I love your style and always look forward to seeing your creations. These bookmarks, in particular, are especially beautiful and stylish!

Melissa Sibert said...

Love your bookmarks. They are beautiful.

Nicole Parmentier said...

Awesome bookmarks!!

Beth Beaver said...

These are beautiful!! Do you mine telling where you got the pretty beads from? Thanks!

Carla Crosby said...

These bookmarks are utterly adorable💞

Cynthia Daugherty said...

beautifully designed bookmarks!

Lori B said...

Love this idea-these are the cutest bookmarks ever!!

Diana K said...

So many lovely details and textures. Jaw dropping gorgeous!

June K said...

Love your bookmark design, Amy. Such beautiful details.

BethieJ said...

BEAUTIFUL Bookmarks!!!

Betty said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love that you stamped those sentiments on the bookmarks making them so special!!!

Leslie S. said...

Absolutely beautiful bookmarks!!

A Cup of Cold Water said...

GORGEOUS creations!

jan metcalf said...

Totally awesome bookmarks. The details are amazing!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, these are so fabulous, Amy! I didn't think I needed to add this to my collection, but I guess I do. (To save my wallet, I really should stop visiting your blog! LOL!) I want to make a bunch of these bookmarks now!

Holly Saveur said...

Gorgeous!

artful-notions said...

Um, Amy, these are amazing. Just wow!

Nancy Thomas said...

Such beautiful, serene and lovely bookmarks. I have been making bible bookmarks lately but nothing compared to these. You have inspired me.

Kathy R. said...

Your tags are gorgeous!

Mary W said...

Your bookmarks are just wonderful and love how you tied off the ends.

Henriëtte said...

So pretty bookmarks! Really amazing.

karenb said...

Wow!!! These are awesome!!!! Nice job!!!!

Kathy Krug said...

Love your tags.The verses are perfect with the cute little scenes.

Regina Hamilton said...

Your bookmarks are just gorgeous.

Rema said...

Love it all Amy! I need to get me that church...

María Alba Negrón said...

Hi Amy,

I am an avid reader and I am always looking for new bookmarks to make, and these are AWESOME! I am so happy that you are on this team!!!

Cariños,
María Alba

Amy Sheffer said...

Thank you, Ruth! I've had the beads for a while now, but they would have come from Michael's or JoAnn's most likely. The manufacturer is Blue Moon Beads, Lost & Found collection. Hope that helps!

see mary stamp said...

What a great idea to use this series to make bookmarks. Your projects are just beautiful!

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LisaBee17 said...

These are just the sweetest book marks, I love them. Your projects are always so beautiful & so inspiring!

Oliwiaen said...

Absolutely stunning, just love how precise those little scenes appear!