Saturday, October 13, 2018

Papertrey Ink October Release - Winter Window


It's Day Four of Papertrey Ink's October Release countdown. Welcome! I'm excited to help introduce WINTER WINDOW stamps and dies today.

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

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



WINTER WINDOW stamps and dies by Lizzie Jones contain all sorts of different dies and images to create winter and Christmas window scenes: falling snow, a tree, deer, holiday swag, candle, etc.

I wanted to create a nighttime scene outside the window, so I ink blended a night sky, stamped some falling snow, and flecked with shimmer spritz. I added the tree to the left and then thought it would be fun to add Santa's sleigh using an image from Betsy Veldman's FAIRY TALE CHRISTMAS collection. (The Santa sleigh in PETITE PLACES: HOLIDAY LANE that should fit, too, if you have that.)



The sentiment diecut is from last month's BOLD BORDERS: YULETIDE, and my snowflake backdrop was done with this month's BOLD BORDERS: FLURRIES. I really wanted to make a shiplap background around the window, but it wasn't turning out quite like I envisioned, so that may come another day.



I thought the card needed a little sparkle, so I added some silver glass glitter to the window perimeter.  It's quite sparkly in real life, and breaks up all the white in the background.



For lots more inspiration and new product details, visit the Papertrey Ink blog.

Thanks for visiting!




Supplies are displayed and linked below. (*October release products will be available for purchase beginning at 10pm Eastern on October 15.) Where available, I have used affiliate links. If you make a purchase through these links, I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I appreciate your support!

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Papertrey Ink October Release - Pleasing Envelopes + Fawn & Flora


Hello and welcome to Day One of Papertrey Ink's October Release countdown! 

Today I will be helping to introduce two new sets: PLEASING ENVELOPES and FAWN  & FLORA.

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

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


First up is PLEASING ENVELOPES by Jennifer Campbell, which is a set filled with beautiful winter florals, including two poinsettias, and sentiments appropriate for envelope art and tags. I loved  stamping and layering these images to make a card and coordinating envelope.



For my background, I stamped the poinsettias in Pale Peony, added some shading with Berry Sorbet and the veins in Pure Poppy. The evergreen sprigs are stamped in Spring Moss, the leaves are in Spring Moss and Olive Twist, and the pinecones are Cocoa Bean. For more filler images, I added some different sprigs in Ocean Tides, Soft Stone, Classic Kraft and Dark Indigo.



The Merry Christmas sentiment is from FAWN & FLORA. For added interest, I ink blended around the stamping in Aqua Mist, then splattered with Aqua Mist and opaque white. One final touch was to spritz the whole panel with some shimmer spray.


I stamped the coordinating envelope in the same way. Who wouldn't love to receive a colorful envelope stamped with these beautiful florals?!





Next up is a really sweet set designed by Betsy Veldman: FAWN & FLORA. The various multi-step images are quick to stamp and easy to line up. In addition to the holiday greens, there are some other florals too, making this set much more than a holiday set.



I stamped my deer in Classic Kraft, Cocoa Bean, and True Black, then added some Christmas greens stamped in Mint Julep, Tropical Teal, Pinefeather, Cocoa Bean, Pure Poppy, and Ocean Tides. 

I stamped a sentiment onto a BASIC CUT TAG diecut, ink blended in Aqua Mist and spritzed with opaque white.


In the background is a Smokey Shadow MIX & MAT: PLAID diecut with some opaque white spritzing and some slight Fresh Snow blending around the perimeter.


For lots more inspiration and new product details, visit the Papertrey Ink blog.

Thanks for visiting!





Supplies are displayed and linked below. (*October release products will be available for purchase beginning at 10pm Eastern on October 15.) Where available, I have used affiliate links. If you make a purchase through these links, I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I appreciate your support!

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Reverse Confetti - For A Friend Gift Ensemble



I'm on the Reverse Confetti blog today kicking off a brand-new Confetti Camera theme: For A Friend. This round, we'll be focusing on card and gift ensembles for a friend.

What is Confetti Camera? Each week, one of the Confetti Crew designers takes a turn interpreting the theme. Today is my turn! 

Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by!




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Papertrey Ink September Release - Dashing Through The Snow Collection


Welcome to Day Four of Papertrey Ink's September release countdown. 

Today I'll be sharing some products from Betsy Veldman's DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW COLLECTION. This collection includes die sets for a train, a pick-up truck, and a sleigh, as well as a stamp set that coordinates with all three die sets. You're in for a treat. These are sooooo cute!

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

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



I've put together a "North Pole Express" Christmas train to share with you using DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW: TRAIN dies and DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW SENTIMENTS images. Be sure to watch Betsy's assembly video, which will make putting these together easy.

All three vehicles are designed to be treat holders if you'd like to use them for gift-giving. But they are adorable as holiday decor as well.

The basic construction includes a rounded front engine and a more boxy cab. The cab is the part where you can house your treats or small gift. 


After assembling the basic train, I did a little decorating using the DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW SENTIMENTS stamps and a few other sets.

The "24" on the front, the "North Pole Express," and the scroll details for the cab window are all from DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW SENTIMENTS. I added some Christmas greens from another September release set. The snowflakes on top of the cab are from WINTER FOX, also in this month's release. I looked through my stamp sets for something I could use as "steam" and found an image in an unlikely place: FOREST FLOOR: SPRING. Love when that happens!



For one final embellishment, I added some jingle bells to the steam pipe. 



And then here's a look at the inside. If you adhere the lid on just one side, you'll have a box for gift-giving. I can't wait to make more of these in all sorts of color combos. And I'm sure you, too, are already thinking of ways to use this beyond Christmas -- baby showers, baby decor, birthday favors, and more!

For a look at the other "vehicles" in the DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW collection, as well as today's other featured products, visit the Papertrey Ink blog.


Thanks so much for stopping by!




Supplies are displayed and linked below. (*September release products will be available for purchase beginning at 10pm Eastern on September 15.) Where available, I have used affiliate links. If you make a purchase through these links, I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I appreciate your support!

Monday, September 10, 2018

Papertrey Ink September Release - Merry Mug + Sentiment Staples: Christmas



Hello and welcome to Day One of Papertrey Ink's September Release countdown! This release is full of classy and beautifully designed holiday products. I can't wait for you to see everything over the next five days!

Today's featured products are: 

MERRY MUG
SENTIMENT STAPLES: CHRISTMAS
SAY IT SIMPLY: HAPPY HOLIDAYS DIE
SWEET STITCHING

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

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



My card features both MERRY MUG and SENTIMENT STAPLES: CHRISTMAS.

MERRY MUGS is such a cute set! The mug image is stamped in two parts, the main mug image and then several choices for the band, as well as various sentiments that fit within. In addition, you can add some whipped cream/froth for a hot cocoa or coffee beverage, or a sweet little tea bag instead. I couldn't choose, so we have one of each! 

I stamped both mugs and Christmas colors and added the candy cane stripe to the centers. The little holly leaf image makes a perfect little embellishment!



Along the top, I did some ink blending in Mint Julep and added some opaque white and Vintage Jadeite splatter. The sentiment is from SENTIMENT STAPLES: CHRISTMAS and accented with another pair of holly leaves.

Stamps: Merry Mug, Sentiment Staples: Christmas
Dies: Merry Mug
Ink: Mint Julep, Vintage Jadeite, New Leaf, Pinefeather, Pure Poppy
Scarlet Jewel, Pale Peony, True Black
Paper: Stamper's Select White, Vintage Jadeite
Other: Dr. Ph Martin's bleed-proof white, clear sequins, white linen thread



For lots more inspiration and new product details, visit the Papertrey Ink blog.

Thanks for visiting!




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Saturday, September 8, 2018

Reverse Confetti September Release Hop


It's Release Day at Reverse Confetti! 

7 stamp sets
9 Confetti Cuts dies
1 6x6 paper pad 

All of the new products now available in the Reverse Confetti store.

Join the Confetti Crew today for a blog hop to celebrate. The hop begins on the Reverse Confetti blog. You should have arrived here from Melissa Phillips's blog.  and you'll head to Lydia Fiedler's blog next. (The full hop order is down below, too.)



I couldn't resist making more gift sacks using the BAG & TAGS CREATOR die set. I just love these!


My first bag features HOLIDAY GNOMES. Oh my goodness, they are just too adorable! I cut two pieces from the BAG & TAGS CREATOR and simply taped them together on three sides. 



All of the HOLIDAY GNOMES images are stamped and colored with Copics, except for the house, which as paper pieced from one of the ABUNDANT AUTUMN patterns. I used a PIERCED ROUND TOP LAYERS die for the white "snowy" base and just cut the top into a wavy shape with scissors (most of that is covered up anyway). The pierced edge along the bottom and sides is a fun detail, and the size fits these bags perfectly.



This bag was cut from LEAD card stock. I stamped the base with white pigment ink, tucked in some tissue paper, and added a simple tag with the tag dies from BAG & TAGS CREATOR.


 







For this next bag, I used the tag dies as ornaments. They were so quick to assemble!



The greens are from CHRISTMAS CANDLES, the little snowflakes in the background are from HOLIDAY GNOMES, and the sentiment is from the previously released SENTIMENTAL CHRISTMAS.



The bag base here is actually kraft wrapping paper -- the kind that comes on the big wrapping paper rolls. Because it's much thinner than card stock, this bag has more give and will hold something a little more bulky.


 







For my last bag, I went with a beautiful Christmas red. 



The wreath was diecut using the LEAFY WREATH Confetti Cuts dies. I added some greenery from CHRISTMAS CANDLES and a sentiment from TRIANGLE TREES



The bag was cut from SALSA card stock that I stamped in both white pigment ink and SALSA INK using the greenery images from CHRISTMAS CANDLES.







I'm excited to use these this holiday season for gift cards and small candy treats!



Those gnomes! 💗



For more new release inspiration, visit the Confetti Crew, Fetti Friends, and special guests:






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