Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Papertrey Ink October Release Projects

The Papertrey Ink October countdown is about to come to an end and I'm here to share my final projects with you today. But, before I do, let me remind you that everything you've seen peeks of will be available for purchase through Papertrey Ink beginning 10 pm EST tonight.

Now, let me get right to it!...
Phrase Play #8 designed by Nichole Heady.
The snowflake trails are from Freshly Fallen designed by Lizzie Jones.
Jolly Holiday designed by Melissa Bickford.
I used the reverse side of the tree stamps for the solid shapes.
Painted Poinsettias designed by Nichole Heady.

Birthday Classics: November designed by Dawn McVey.

Festival of Lights and Keep It Simple: Hanukkah designed by Nichole Heady.
Might be a bit hard to see, but the star circle border was stamped repeatedly in soft stone all over the card front.
Another shot of the stamped background.
Merry Kiss-mas designed by Lexi Daly.
A little Rock and Roll Technique applied to the mistletoe. 

All righty, that's all I've got for you today.  Be sure to check out the rest of the Design Teams fabulous projects as well...
Thanks for stopping by!

Maile


Winter Joy & Peace Card
Stamps: Phrase Play #8 and Freshly Fallen
Ink: Smokey Shadow
Cardstock: Soft Stone and Rustic White
Others: Rhinestones and Phrase Play #8 Die

'Tis the Season to be Jolly Card
Stamps: Jolly Holiday
Ink: Ocean Tides, Limeade Ice, Soft Stone and True Black
Cardstock: White

Holiday Joy Card
Stamps: Painted Poinsettia
Ink: Simply Chartreuse, Vintage Cream, Ripe Avocado and True Black
Cardstock: Kraft
Pattern Paper: Soft Stone
Others: True Black Buttons

So Thankful For You Card
Stamps: Birthday Classics: November and Autumn Acorns
Ink: Sweet Blush, Scarlet Jewel and Plum Pudding
Cardstock: Rustic White

Love & Light Card
Stamps: Festival of Lights and Keep It Simple: Hanukkah
Ink: Soft Stone, Enchanted Evening, Spring Rain and True Black
Cardstock: White
Others: Rhinestone

A Christmas Kiss Card
Stamps: Merry Kiss-mas
Ink: Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado, Scarlet Jewel and True Black
Cardstock: Kraft and Rustic White

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Homemade Holiday Gifts & Tags

Welcome to the final day of the Papertrey Ink October countdown. 

Thanks to today's product feature I have my Christmas gifts and wrappings already planned out for this year.  I'm fairly certain that after viewing today's project selection (brought to you by the design team) you will too!  

I have a lot to share with you today.  So, let me get started...
My first gift ensemble focuses on the Canned stamp set and coordinating dies.  I've never canned anything in my life, but I still absolutely love all Weck canning jars.  I am so excited to share my love for them this year by filling them with homemade mustard and meat rub.  No canning involved, just fill, cap, decorate and refrigerate.  Easy peasy!  Here are the jars I used, size #976.
Mustard recipe found here. I kept the wrapping simple to let the jars and the contents take center stage.  I simply wrapped with smokey shadow ribbon and tied the ends through the hole I punched in the banner style die cut (included in the Jar Bonnet die collection), which was stamped with the coordinating strip stamp in smokey shadow ink.
I used the same technique when decorating the rub jar.  Just used half of the Folded Foodie Tag and stamped it with the coordinating stamp.  The recipe is one my hubby came up with and we use it all-the-time.  Delicious on tri-tip and burgers!  In case your curious, he let me share it...  
1/4 C brown sugar, 1 tsp fresh cracked pepper, 1/2 tbsp salt, 1/2 tbsp garlic powder, 1 tsp smoked paprika and 1/2-1 tsp chipotle chili pepper (depending on how much heat you like).
My second ensemble is a pillow box and ornament tag combo, created using the Cross Stitch Alphabet dies and Cross Stitched stamp set.
Each include a hand stitched monogram.
I'm sure most of you know by now, but the Essential Pillow Box is perfect for gift cards! Here's a nice shot of the stitched monogramming and the bow tied from soft stone grosgrain ribbon.
Here's a shot at how the ornament started out.  I used the label shape die (included in the Jar Bonnet die collection) and die cut three times from scarlet jewel cardstock and once from matching pattern paper.  Using a 1/8" hole punch I punched through all four pieces at the same time.  Scored down the center of each of them.  Stitched one, dated and signed (if you prefer) another and attached the final two together.  Using a strong adhesive (I like these and these!) I attached all three side together, strung floss through the holes to create the loop for hanging and finished it off by threading 1/4" silk ribbon through the holes and tied the ends together on the pattern paper side.
The "Handstitched for You" phrase is included in the Cross Stitched stamp set.  This side is perfect for writing a person message to the receiver, would work best if you could do it before assembling.


My final ensemble uses the Vintage Favor It Box die and coordinating Just a Little Something stamp set.
Inspired by this photo, I chose to create a limeade ice, kraft and scarlet jewel box stack wrapped with smokey shadow ribbon.  Each box fits four chocolate squares perfectly.
Topped the boxes off with a couple holly leaves (die cut using dies from the Seasonal Stitching die collection) and a banner (created using the Just a Little Something stamp set and die) tied on with black Baker's twine.

Well, that's all I've got for you today. Just remember... everything you've seen peek of today will be available for purchase through Papertrey Ink, beginning October 15th


Now, be sure to see what the rest of the Papertrey Ink design team has in store for you today...
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Maile



Gift Ensemble #1
Stamps: Canned
Ink: Smokey Shadow
Cardstock: Kraft
Others: American Crafts Precision Pen 03, Smokey Shadow Grosgrain Ribbon, 1/4 Hole Punch, Jar Bonnet Die, Folded Foodie Tag Die and Weck canning jars

Gift Ensemble #2
Stamps: Cross Stitched
Ink: True Black
Cardstock: Kraft and Scarlet Jewel
Pattern Paper: Scarlet Jewel
Others: Embroidery Floss, Soft Stone Grosgrain Ribbon, 1/4" White Silk RibbonCross Stitch Alphabet, Essential Pillow BoxJar Bonnet Die, 1/8" Hole Punch, 3/8 Glue Dots and Mini Glue Dots

Gift Ensemble #3
Stamps: Just a Little Something
Cardstock: Limeade IceKraft and Scarlet Jewel
Others: Smokey Shadow Grosgrain Ribbon, Black Baker's Twine, Score-TapeSeasonal Stitching die collection and Just a Little Something die

Monday, October 13, 2014

Introducing Songbirds

Hello and welcome to the fourth day of the Papertrey Ink October countdown! 

Today's group post is all about the new set Songbirds What a special set!  I just love how these folk-style bird are paired with songs that are suited to match a number of special occasions.  It's so unique and easy to work with too!

Hope you like what I have to share with you today...
Up first are a couple Christmas projects.  This card pairs the bird with a pretty color combo of scarlet jewel, sweet blush, limeade ice and pinefeather.
To create the perfect perch, I stamped the branch onto a rustic white cardstock block and added a few pinefeather berries.  Then mounted the songbird with a few pieces of dimensional adhesive.
To balance out the heaving image at the top of the card I cut two strips and adhered them to the bottom, along with a stamped sentiment and two matching scarlet jewel buttons.
For the tag, I stamped the bird in scarlet jewel once again.  This time pairing it with pinefeather and rustic white.
The tag was created using a label die (included in a set that you will find out about tomorrow), then topped with a die cut branch and a sentiment (from the new Snow Globe Sentiments).
Another occasion this set is perfect for... a wedding!  I've paired these birds up an a color combo of sweet blush and enchanted evening. 
I stamped the branch twice, to create a perch big enough for two.  A few lines of music were stamped in soft stone and a sentiment in enchanted evening to finish this card off.

Now, be sure to see what the rest of the Papertrey Ink design team has in store for you today...
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Maile


Merry Christmas Card
Stamps: Songbirds
Ink: Limeade Ice, Scarlet Jewel, Pinefeather and Sweet Blush
Cardstock: Kraft and Rustic White
Others: Scarlet Jewel Buttons and Songbird Die

Love Joy Peace Tag
Stamps: Songbirds and Snow Globe Sentiments 
Ink: Scarlet Jewel and Pinefeather
Cardstock: Rustic White
Others: Embroidery Floss, Songbird Die and Jar Bonnet Dies

Wedding Wishes Card
Stamps: Songbird
Ink: Soft Stone, Limeade Ice, Enchanted Evening and Sweet Blush
Cardstock: Rustic White

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Monthly Moments: October

Hi there! Welcome to day three of the October Papertrey Ink countdown.  I'm joining the design team today in sharing sneak peeks of the new Monthly Moments: October.  Octoberfest, apple picking, pumpkin picking, pumpkin carving, and harvest festivities... A few of my favorite things to do in the month of October.  I love how the new Monthly Moments caters to it all! 

Let me get right to the project...
Here's a little Halloween inspiration for you today.  I began by stamping a handmade pattern paper, this is the main attraction.  Stamped it in a color combo of smokey shadow, plum pudding and summer sunrise.  Isn't this sentiment just so much fun?!
I then created a focal point using a couple other images included in this months set, stamped in coordinating colors and embellished with matching rhinestones.  I think this layout would work for many other holidays too!

Well, that concludes today's look at Monthly Moments: October. Just remember... this set will be available for purchase through Papertrey Ink, beginning October 15th

Now, be sure to see what the rest of the Papertrey Ink design team has in store for you today...
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Maile

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Freshly Fallen

Hi there! Welcome to day two of the October Papertrey Ink countdown.  I'm here today to share a few samples using one of this months new stamp sets... Freshly FallenLizzie has taken the basic snowflake and given it a fresh modern look. The pieces were designed to be layered on top of each other, rotated and mixed and matched in different colors. With dies to use as well, the possibilities are literally endless!

Keep in mind that these items will be available for purchase beginning October 15th at Papertrey Ink.  Plus, more info and a detail look at these items can be found on Nichole Heady and Lizzie Jones blogs today.

So, let me get right to today's projects...
First up is a mail friendly one-layer card, stamped in a frosty color combo of hawaiian shores, winter wisteria and soft stone.
I began by stamping a freshly fallen snowflake trail, in soft stone, across the front of the card.  On top of that I stamped three focal and larger snowflakes in the bolder ink colors.  Finished the card off with a sentiment and couple cardstock strips (which were cut from the same cardstock color as the card base, creating a bit of a barely there look) and rhinestones.
My sentiment selection was the inspiration for this next card, I went for a peaceful and neutral color combo look.  This one too is perfectly flat, making it perfect for mailing out.
These die cut (unstamped) snowflakes look perfectly lacy and delicate, making them perfect for a peaceful holiday card approach.  To top it off, rhinestones make the ideal finishing touch.
Freshly Fallen makes the perfect back drop for this die cut "Joy" (die cut using the the soon to be released Holiday Double Cuts dies).  These falling flakes were stamped in a color combo of aqua mist and ocean tides.
This card, as it currently stands, could be considered too bulky for sending through the post office.  But this could easily be remade into a more mail friendly version by replacing the large rhinestones with a bit of glitter.

Well, that concludes today's look at Freshly Fallen. Just remember... this set will be available for purchase through Papertrey Ink, beginning October 15th

Now, be sure to visit Nichole Heady for the details on today's featured new product.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Maile



Season's Greetings Card
Stamps: Freshly Falling
Ink: Hawaiian Shores, Winter Wisteria, Soft Stone and True Black
Cardstock: Rustic White
Others: Clear Rhinestones

A Peaceful Holiday Card
Stamps: Freshly Falling
Ink: Smokey Shadow
Cardstock: Soft Stone and Rustic White
Others: Clear Rhinestones

Joy Card
Stamps: Freshly Falling
Ink: Aqua Mist and Ocean Tides
Cardstock: Kraft, Rustic White and Smokey Shadow
Others: Aqua Rhinestones and Holiday Double Cuts dies

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Autumn Hills Revisited

Thanks for joining me today for the October Papertrey Ink Senior DT Challenge. This time around we are bringing back Autumn Hills
Happy autumn!  We've been experiencing a taste of fall weather here in my neck of the woods, and it felt great whipping up a couple cards perfect for the season.
My first card showcases the block scene image included in this set.  A bit of watercoloring adds the perfect fall colored backdrop. 
Here's how the look was achieved... I began by attaching my stamp image onto my acrylic block backwards, so that the sold backside was facing out.  This allowed me to ink it up with three different ink pads, by first pressing the lightest color all over and then the darker two colors on the edges. I sprayed a bit of water (using a tiny misting spray bottle) onto the stamp, which helped to blend the colors.
Then finished the card off with a trimmed sentiment and black Baker's twine.
My second card utilizes a couple of the individual images included in Autumn Hills.
I used the same water color technique as above to help ground the grouped images and sentiment. 

Well, that's it from me today. Hope you enjoy this month feature! Now be sure to visit the other Papertrey Ink senior design team girls for more Autumn Hills goodness...
Thanks for stopping by today!

Maile

Monday, September 15, 2014

Papertrey Ink September Release Projects

The Papertrey Ink September countdown is about to come to an end and I'm here to share my final projects with you today. But, before I do, let me remind you that everything you've seen peeks of will be available for purchase through Papertrey Ink beginning 10 pm EST tonight.

Now, let me get right to it!...
Santa's Sleigh and Keep It Simple: Season's Greetings by Nichole Heady.
Played around with a little bit of clear cardstock to nestle the sleigh between snow drifts, which were die cut using the Snow Drift die collection.
 Phrase Play #8 by Nichole Heady.
Paired with poinsettias from the Bells and Boughs stamp set.
Wet Paint Holiday by Nichole Heady.
 Paired with bells from the Bells and Boughs stamp set.
 Birthday Classics: October by Dawn McVey.
Paired with Autumn Acorns stamp set.  The acorns were inked using the Kissing technique, the polka dots are from Polka Dot Basics II and were inked with pinefeather.

All righty, that's all I've got for you today.  Be sure to check out the rest of the Design Teams fabulous projects as well...
Thanks for stopping by!

Maile




Season's Greetings Card
Stamps: Santa's Sleigh and Keep It Simple: Season's Greetings
Ink: Palette Noir and True Black
Cardstock: Rustic White and Clear
Pattern Paper: Sparkle & Shine paper collection
Others: Aqua Mist Button, Cream Baker's Twine and Snow Drift die collection

Joy Card
Stamps: Bells & Boughs
Ink: Scarlet Jewel, Ocean Tides and Limeade Ice
Cardstock: Rustic White and Smokey Shadow
Others: Gray Rhinestones, Phrase Play #8 Die

Merry Christmas Card
Stamps: Wet Paint Holiday and Bells and Boughs
Ink: Ocean Tides, Soft Stone, True Black, Scarlet Jewel and Limeade Ice
Cardstock: Rustic White

Celebrating On Your Day Card
Stamps: Birthday Classics: October, Autumn Acorns and Polka Dot Basics II
Ink: Limeade Ice, Pinefeather, Dark Chocolate and Canyon Clay
Cardstock: Rustic White

 
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