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!


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


  1. Love all the cards but the second is classy.

  2. Lovely, lovely, lovely cards, Maile! LOve the contrast of the smokey shadow "Joy" on the soft blues :-)

  3. Gorgeous samples! I love the snowflake dies and stamps. They look gorgeous in those colors.

  4. Maile, you did an awesome job of showcasing Lizzie's Freshly Fallen set! Is it a challenge to add dimension to the Holiday Die Cuts because it looks like there isn't enough space to "hide" the foam tape?

    1. I chose to keep this card mail friendly and as simple as could be, so I opted to not use foam tape. However, if you chose to do so it could be done without much trouble! I've managed to adhere thinner die cuts to projects before. Just a matter of trimming the foam thin enough.

  5. Beautiful Maile! Love that popped up joy over the multi-colored snowflakes!

  6. Lovely work, as usual. All the cards are so crisp and clean.

    Sherry in MI

  7. Beautiful cards! Love the layouts, those fabulous new loopy snowflakes, and the new double die-cuts!

  8. Love the Freshly Fallen set. I live in Houston so snow is rare so I enjoy making snowy things.

  9. Love the sophistication of your designs.

  10. I so love the elegance of these stamps and dies. Each of your designs is just stunning!

  11. Very pretty!! I love the 'double' stamping on the snowflakes - gives them a whole new look!

  12. What stunning cards!! I like that you made them flat for mailing. Your designs are so simple but have so much impact!!!

  13. Ooohhhhh!!! Love each and every card. I especially love the colors you used.

  14. Hi Maile Belles,

    What a wonderful array of whimsical cards you gave us today, thanks!

    María Alba

  15. I love the Freshly Fallen Snow card. The 2 color stamping is just so pretty.