Monday, September 12, 2011

Bells & Boughs Day Three

***A little update for you, in regards to my previous post: Thanks to all, for your prayers, thoughts, comments and concerns. We are safe, our home and all other homes in this area are safe as well. The fire is still burning and is currently 30% contained. Thanks to the fire fighters for working so hard and doing an amazing job at keeping the fires at bay. Between an air plane crash and crazy thunder storms, they've been dealing with numerous fires around our town for well over a week now. I hope they can get a break soon.***

Anyways, back to business... It's day three of the Papertrey Ink Countdown and I've got a couple more Bells & Boughs cards to share with you today...I'll start things off with a simple one today.I simply stamped a white card base with a large Pure Poppy poinsettia and a sentiment. Die cut and stamped a Summer Sunrise bell. Stamped and hand cut a small Berry Sorbet poinsettia. Then attached both to the card base, at varying heights, and embellished with black rhinestones.This next one features a trio of hanging bells in the colors of Summer Sunrise, Aqua Mist & Plum Pudding.Started by stamping a bunching of bough branches in Spring Moss and Ripe Avocado. Over this I stamped the berries in Pure Poppy and a sentiment in True Black.Arranged and attached the bells with dimensional adhesive. Then adhered a Pure Poppy die cut bow into place with an added layer of dimensional adhesive to give it a bit more height.

Well, that's it from me today. I hope you've enjoyed another look into my new goodies for the month of September. Remember Bells & Boughs and the coordinating die collection will be available for purchase starting September 15th, at Papertrey Ink. I'd love to know what you think so far!!!

Now, for even more sneak peek goodness, be sure to visit Nichole Heady , Dawn McVey, Heather Nichols, Melissa Bickford, Lisa Johnson & Tiffany Pastor.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Peace Love Joy:

Merry Christmas:


  1. Good to hear you and everyone around you were untouched by the fires.

    I just adore your new set! So fun and I love the color combo of your last card! Cute!

  2. So glad everything turned out okay! As usual, your cards are beautiful! Love your new set too! So many possibilities for even non-Christmas projects. I have been wanting bows and bow dies for a while! Thanks for making it happen! :) May the Lord continue to protect you and yours.

  3. You are killing me here! I'm supposed to be on a stamp spending freeze, but how can I resist these? The sentiments look great, too.

  4. I am glad to hear that you are safe. Your bells & boughs cards are beautiful!! Can't wait to see more of your wonderful projects.

  5. Beautiful - love the simple clean look!

  6. Great news to hear that you are safe and sound, with no damage! I hope the rest of the fire will be contained soon.

    Loving all your countdown projects - the boughs and bells is going to be a favorite!

  7. So glad you and family and house are good! :) I love your boughs w/three bells card! Soooo cute. :)

  8. I was out-of-town and missed this post! AMAZING!! GORGEOUS!! Love, love both these cards.

  9. Bernice from Ontario,CaSeptember 13, 2011 at 9:41 AM

    I love your Merry Christmas card that you posted today. Very appealing and simple to make. Thanks for the idea.

  10. This is beautiful Maile. I love the grouped branches background.