Saturday, September 13, 2014

Introducing Sparkle & Shine, NEW! Shaker Shapes dies

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

Today's group post is all about the new Sparkle & Shine and Shaker Shapes dies As a follow-up to her popular Shakers & Sprinkles set, Betsy has designed a new set that features lots of sparkle and shine! With tons of sentiment options and looks to achieve, you will never get bored using this set! The coordinating word and sequin dies are sure to be a hit as well!  What an extremely fun collection of goodies!  These bits and pieces have almost unlimited capabilities.  I had a blast working with only a few of the many ideas that had come to mind when brainstorming the possibilities.

Hope you like what I have to share with you today...
First up, a holiday card featuring a non-shaker use for the dies and stamp set.
I die cut the Christmas tree from pinefeather pattern paper.  I have a new found love for this color!  Pinefeather is such a traditional holiday color and I'm having fun pairing it with other colors to create great (and new to me) color combos, perfect for Christmas or any time of the year.  
The Shaker Shapes: Circle die is perfect for creating balloon shakers!  The addition of a hand trimmed balloon end, tied with twine, is really all you need to turn the circle into a fun new shape. 
This non-holiday version features a great color combo of pinefeather, lemon tart, orange zest and sweet blush.
And a little peek at the inside.  This pinefeather is such a deep and beautiful color, it's a great option for sentiments.

Well, that concludes my look at Sparkle & Shine and Shaker Shapes diesJust remember... these products will be available for purchase through Papertrey Ink, beginning September 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!


Holidays Shine Card
Stamps: Sparkle & Shine and S&S Holiday Additions
Ink: Pinefeather, Sweet Blush, Hibiscus Burst, Pure Poppy, Aqua Mist and Hawaiian Shores
Cardstock: Rustic White
Pattern Paper: Pinefeather Pattern Pack
Others: Shaker Shapes: Tree Die

It's Your Birthday... Card
Stamps: Sparkle & Shine
Ink: Pinefeather
Cardstock: Rustic White and Lemon Tart
Others: Shaker Shapes: Circle Die and Cream Baker's Twine


  1. Love the pine feather color featured! Great cards! Awesome balloon idea too!

  2. Gorgeous! Love the boldness of the pinefeather tree, and how clever to utilize the circle die as a ballon! Wonderful ideas :)

  3. Wonderful idea with the balloon. That idea will make great masculine, feminine and especially juvenile cards. Just change out the backgrounds. Love the tree too.

  4. What fun and happy cards. I like the use of the tree in a non-shaker style and the birthday card is a real winner. Thanks for the new ideas and inspiration...

  5. Wonderful cards. Love the colors used. I like how you used the circle die and made it into a balloon

  6. Love the balloon idea and how you draped the lights around the tree.

  7. Love the cards & the creativity...a circle die makes a balloon & a non- shaker shaker card!

  8. Love how you made the shaker ballon card.. fab ideas...

  9. The Christmas tree card is fun and colorful, perfect for the holidays. (Please let us have some more summer first!) And the balloon card is an answer to a prayer. I've been trying to figure out how to make a balloon-shaped shaker card with the supplies I have on hand, without any luck. Thank you for sharing your approach. Love it.

  10. Oh so pretty cards. They sparkle and shine all on their own.