Friday, March 11, 2016

Introducing Shaped Sayings: Birthday

Happy Friday, friends, and welcome to Papertrey Ink's March release countdown. I'm excited to introduce Shaped Sayings: Birthday, which is the second in a new series designed by Maile Belles.

The March release will be available at 10 pm March 15 in the Papertrey Ink store.



I have a few different projects to share, beginning with this birthday balloon card: 


My "balloon" is actually an upside-down Tag Sale #4 die-cut. Inside is a white circle stamped with colorful confetti using Confetti Toss.  Next is an Enchanted Evening Shaped Sayings: Birthday die-cut on top. To complete the balloon look, I tied on some Balloon Strings die-cuts.



In the background, I first lightly sponged the perimeter with Aqua Mist, then used one of the Modern Background Stencils to add some additional Aqua Mist pattern. The clouds were die-cut with Blue Skies dies. To help them stand out more against the light background, I cut them out of Papertrey's super thick, heavy 160# White Tag Stock and then doubled up each cloud for added dimension. 


Stamps: Confetti Toss

Dies: Shaped Sayings: Birthday, Tag Sale #4, Blue Skies, Balloon Strings

Ink: Pure Poppy, Aqua Mist, New Leaf, Summer Sunrise, Enchanted Evening

Paper: Stamper's Select White, New Leaf, Enchanted Evening

Other: Modern Backgrounds Stencil Collection, clear sequins, ink blending tool




Next up is a very feminine birthday gift wrap project. For this, I started, again, with a Tag Sale #4 die-cut, this time in white. On top of that, in Soft Stone, I added just the outline die-cut from Enclosed: Flower (trimming out the word Smile, which is built in to the flower outline). Next is the Shaped Sayings: Birthday die-cut done in Luxe Gold Adhesive. 


I embellished the tag with stamped flowers from Betsy's new Bloomin' Cute, along with some Branching Out die-cuts in Mint Julep. The glittery silver clothespin was a Target Dollar Spot holiday find. I topped the clothespin with some Sweet Blush satin ribbon.



Here's a look at the shine from the Luxe Gold Adhesive.


Stamps: Bloomin' Cute

DiesShaped Sayings: BirthdayBloomin' Cute, Branching Out
Tag Sale #4
, Enclosed: Flower

Ink: Mint Julep, Soft Stone, Sweet Blush, Lovely Lady

Paper: Mint Julep, Soft Stone, Stamper's Select White, Luxe Gold Adhesive

Other: PTI Sweet Blush Satin Dots ribbon, sequins, air art tool, black marker, glittered clothespin, gray striped gift sack



 My last project shows off the playful, kinetic side of the Shapes Sayings: Birthday die:


Lots of bright and lots of happy on this one. l trimmed down a piece of Star Scribbles patterned paper, then randomly stamped some additional stars and splatter before layering on the Shaped Sayings: Birthday die-cut.


The sentiment is cut from a new color, Green Parakeet, and sponged at the bottom with New Leaf ink for an ombre effect. I added a narrow strip of Black and White All Over Stripes paper, along with some True Black Baker's Twine.


Stamps: Star Scribbles

DiesShaped Sayings: Birthday, Tag Sale: Quilted, Small Sketched Stars

Ink: Green Parakeet, New Leaf, Tropical Teal, Bright Buttercup, True Black, Pure Poppy

Paper: Stamper's Select White, Pure Poppy, Green Parakeet, Tropical Teal card stock; Black and White All Over paper collection

Other: True Black baker's twine, silver sequins



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27 comments:

Vicki Finger said...

I especially love the Feminine Birthday Gift Wrap. Gorgeous!

Vicki S said...

Beautiful cards and birthday gift bag! Stunning as always!

Linda Droege said...

Love the gift bag, Amy. Just beautiful.

Shelly said...

Love how you captured all the different styles of projects this die could be good for. However, I am in love with the gift bag. So stunning!

Cindy O said...

Love that last card with shaped saying and star scribbles - What a great combination!

Gina said...

I'm with Cindy, I love the last card - the Star Scribbles, the additional stars stamped on the paper, plus the Shaped Saying? Fantastic. The design plus the color combo...this card practically sings 'Happy Birthday'!!

jan metcalf said...

I really like your birthday gift wrap up!

Leigh Penner said...

These are all so fun, Amy, but I especially love your feminine treat bag! I think I need to add this die to my collection....

Melynn Long said...

Fabulous cards-I especially like the gold one, of course!

A Cup of Cold Water said...

Amy, as always, your cards are fabulous!
I LOVE the addition of the banner tails!
Totally caught my eye!

artful-notions said...

Lovely, Amy! All so fabulous! The way you did the tag sale balloon! so casing that one!

Anonymous said...

the last card with the star scribbles has my heart but i think you did an amazing job of showing the versatility of this little die. lovely cards!

merryf said...

Every single one of these is terrific! What a genius idea to use that tag die as a balloon. The best part is how this die looks so different on each card!

Kathy Mc said...

Every. single. time. I visit your blog my jaw drops wide open. Your creativity amazes me. A tag sale upside down for a balloon is genius, Amy. Each project is fabulous and all so very different.

Sandy M said...

It I hard to chose a favorite. They are all fabulous. Love the Shaped Saying: Birthday.

Deborah R said...

Hi Amy, I'm in love with every single one of these cards! So amazing. Can you share where you found the grey striped gift bags? Are they cloth or paper? Thank you for sharing your talent.

Holly Saveur said...

Great cards!

Brithzi said...

These are just precious! Love the gift wrap project.

María Alba Negrón said...

Hi Amy,

I am so glad to see your projects again for PTI, SWEET,SWEET,SWEET!!!!

Cariños,
María Alba

Sandy D said...

What fun and colorful birthday cards!

Kathy Krug said...

Beautiful Projects.

MTPatB said...

I love the size of this birthday die. I especially like your last card, which I think would be perfect for a teenager--which are the hardest cards for me to make.

BeverlyBL said...

Everything came out a winner. Beautiful job.

Amy Sheffer said...

Hi Deborah, the gray striped bag is something from my stash. You can find the paper sacks in lots of sizes, colors, and patterns on etsy. Try searching paper bag, paper sack, or paper favor bag. The one I used is approximately 4x6. Hope that helps!

Shirley said...

WOW neat birthday die. Your cards and tag are just beautiful!

Ericka Strange said...

Great cards love the colors and the die is so fun.

Martha said...

Amy, I love your sweet creations.
I used your darling Gift Wrap Project as my inspiration for the "Create Along With Us." Thanks, for inspiring me.