Sunday, September 24, 2023

Papertrey Ink September Release Countdown - Day 3

It's day 3 of the countdown and today I once again have three cards to share. I'm telling you, this release is so good, I just found myself wanting to make extra! The new Love to Layer Ornament die set is one of my favorites! I made two cards featuring the large ornament that you can create with this set.  

This is an A2 sized card and as you can see the ornament is large! The set includes the main ornament base and topper plus layers to decorate. Because this ornament is so big, it could easily stand alone and be used as a tag or an actual ornament on the tree.  

There's also a new Into the Blooms set called Christmas Sprigs.  This set is perfect when you want to add little berries or sprigs of greenery like I've done at the top of the ornament.  I die cut from white card stock and used Distress Oxide inks to color - Rustic Wilderness, Evergreen Bough, & Crushed Olive. 

For the background I used a stencil from last year, Spectacular Snowflakes, and some Nuvo Sea Sprite Glacier Paste

For this next card, I used one of the Christmas Sprigs dies to create a little wreath on the ornament.  

I love the size of this ornament! It allows for so many different ways to decorate and add embellishments. I adhered three layers of the ornament base together to make it very sturdy then added to the card with a low tack adhesive. This way the recipient can easily remove the ornament and hang on their tree. 

I've embellished the wreath with candy canes from the Ornament Cloche stamp set. I also added little red pearls and a twine bow.  The background was made with the Watercolor Plaid stencils.  

Finally for today here's this month Psalm Reflections.  There's also a coordinating die that creates a delicate frame for the Psalm.  I die cut mine from silver glitter card stock. 

I again used some of the Christmas Sprigs dies to embellish the frame. The berry sprig die from the set is one layer so I used Copic Markers to color the stem brown and the berries red.  I also used Copics to add some light shading onto the large white berries.  

The background you see peeking out was made with the ever popular Exquisite Cover Plate die. I use this one a lot when I need something decorative but not too distracting. 

Be sure to visit the Papertrey Ink blog.  The design team has made some absolutely gorgeous cards for today!   --->click here to go to the PTI blog<---

Saturday, September 23, 2023

Papertrey Ink September Release Countdown - Day 2

It's day 2 of the Papertrey Ink September Release Countdown and I have lots to share today! If you love adding snowflakes to your holiday cards then you'll be happy to know that there's two new snowflake die sets.  The first is called Forever Snowflake Frame and I've used it to create a wreath on the card below. 

The Forever Snowflake Frame set includes many different snowflakes and large wreath like circle frames.  I've die cut the wreath frame from gold metallic card stock and the snowflakes from white glitter paper.  I added some leaves which are from a new Into the Blooms die set we will reveal tomorrow ;)  I sprayed the leaves with Fresh Balsam Mica Stain to add some shimmer and sparkle.  I added the little bird (from the Festive Bird die set) and a foiled greeting made with the large Merry Christmas Hot Foil Plate and coordinating die which is also new for this month. 

This next card features the Perfect Snowflakes die set.  This set is full of large chunky snowflakes!  I die cut several of them out to cover a mini slimline card. 

I die cut the snowflakes from white and silver glitter card stock.  Some of the white ones I sprayed with Mica Stain to add color and shimmer.  The Mica Stains I used were Yuletide, Peppermint Stick, and Sugary Gumdrop

My final card share for today features a pretty little filled ornament created with the new Ornament Cloche stamps & dies.  

This set is so sweet and had different options for filling the ornament. There's also a few different sentiments to stamp onto the cloche base.  I created the bright and festive plaid background with the Watercolor Plaid stencils. Here are the PTI ink colors I used for the stamping and stenciling: Pure Poppy, Lovely Lady, Pine Feather, New Leaf, Green Parakeet, & Mint Julep

There's a bunch more card samples from the design team using these beautiful sets over on the PTI blog.  

Friday, September 22, 2023

Papertrey Ink September Release Countdown

It's countdown day 1 to Papertrey Ink's September release! You'll notice right away that we are jumping right into Christmas.  There's something for everyone in this release! If you like cute and whimsical or tend to be drawn to the more elegant and sophisticated side, we've got you covered.  

For this first card, I have used the new Christmas Bouquet layering stamp set and Christmas Bouquet Elegant Edges die. (links will be added once the release is available for purchase)

I die cut the Elegant Edges Christmas Bouquet out of some Classic Kraft Card Stock.  I blended white pigment ink around all the edges and sprayed the entire panel with Shimmer SprayI adhered this to a white A2 card base. 

I stamped out several images from the Christmas Bouquet stamp set using both Distress Oxide and Papertrey Ink colors: DO Evergreen Bough, DO Rustic Wilderness, PTI Scarlet Jewel, PTI Lovely Lady, and PTI Cocoa Bean.

The large sentiment I used is from another new stamp set this month called With Great Joy.  You'll see lots more of this one throughout the countdown. 

My next two cards feature how I've used the Holiday Car die set in very different ways.  For the first, I went lighthearted and whimsical with it.  My pink car sits front and center framed with some pretty poinsettias from the Christmas Bouquet set.

The Holiday Car set includes all the pieces to create the cute car along with the tree and light string.  Other PTI supplies used are the Stitched Florals cover plate with Classic Kraft card stock; Psalm Reflections frame die; and Winter Globe Sentiments

For this next card I wanted to create a snowy winter night scene for the car.  To color a night sky, I used Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot Distress Oxide inks. I have splattered the entire scene with thinned white painted for a very snowy look. I have also added dark windows to the car like they would appear at night.  

To create the hills, house, tiny trees, and snowflakes, I used Bring Home the Holidays die set which was released last year. I used Copic Markers to color the house roof and doors. I backed the house with yellow card stock so windows would glow in the night. The sentiment I used is from Inside Greetings: Peace Mini stamp set

If you haven't already, be sure to check the Papertrey Ink blog for lots more card samples from the design team using these new Christmas sets.  Here's the link:

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Papertrey Ink August Surprise Box Reveal

Hi everyone! Just a quick and short post today... the August 2023 Surprise Box from Papertrey Ink has been revealed and it's absolutely beautiful! I'm sharing a card I made using only a few of the stamped images but trust me when I say that there's so much more to this set.  I love the basket and sunflower images so much. I wanted to create a card showcasing those.  

I have used some fallish colors for this card however this design could go for anytime of year simply by changing up the color palette.  

Here's a list of all the PTI ink colors I used for stamping and stenciling:
  • Canyon Clay
  • Melon Berry
  • Summer Sunrise
  • Olive Twist
  • Green Parakeet
  • Lovely Lady
  • Scarlet Jewel
  • Fine Linen
  • Classic Kraft
  • Cocoa Bean
  • Smokey Shadow

The little leaves are a stencil from the box.  There's lots more stencils included so be sure to check out the post over on the Papertrey Ink blog to see how they have been used by the design team.  -->click here to go to check it out<--

Saturday, September 16, 2023

Honey Bee Stamps Fall Treats Cards

Hello! Today I'm sharing a Halloween card made with a fun mix of Honey Bee Stamps products. I just could't let the Halloween crafting season go by with out my favorite little ghostie making appearance.  He's included in The Name's Jack Honey Cuts die set.  I always pull this set out at least once or twice every year for Halloween cards.  On today's card I've paired him with some jars full of sweet treats. 

This card is A6 size (6.25" x 4.5"). I needed a bigger card base than A2 to get everything to fit.  I started with a simple polka dot patterned background from the Pinstripes & Polka Dots Harvest paper pad.  

Next I created two jars of different heights to fill with treats. I used the Mason Jar Vase to make both. To get a shorter version, I did some partial die cutting magic. 

I cut out the jars from white card stock and ink blended on the color.  I cut the lid out of solid black since this was going to be for a Halloween card. I tied some twine around the neck of both jars. Next was the fun part.... filling the jars.  I used the new Lovely Layers Fall Treats Honey Cuts set to create lots of candy pieces. 

I die cut all the candy from white card stock and used Copic markers to color each piece. I adhered the candy to the jars and then added some Stickles glitter glue for sparkly highlights.  

I used thick foam tape to adhere the ghost so he appears to be hovering above the jars with his lollipop. The swirl candy piece is included in the Fall Treats set.  For the lollipop stick, I just hand cut that and used a black marker to draw on the stripes. 

Lastly I added some sentiment strips. These were stamped with the Mini Messages Sweets sentiments set. The word "Halloween" is from the FaBOOlous sentiment set

Papertrey Ink September Release Countdown - Day 3

It's day 3 of the countdown and today I once again have three cards to share. I'm telling you, this release is so good, I just found...