Sunday, December 1, 2013

Bells & Boughs Revisited

Hey everyone! Thanks for joining me today for the December Papertrey Ink Senior DT Challenge. This time around we are bringing back Bells & BoughsI'm thrilled to be joining in today's activities!  To be bringing back one of my favorite oldie but goodie Christmas stamp sets.  I may be a little partial to this set, since it is one I designed, but the design team and I will share with you today why this set is one to turn to time and time again. Here's a card and tag I've created just for today. I hope you enjoy them.  

Take a look...
Today's set features Bells & Boughs along with a few other things in common, such as... the use of the Tipped Tops die collection and a color combo of ocean tides, new leaf, limeade ice, berry sorbet, pure poppy and true black.
The top edge of the largest Tipped Top die was stamped using the three bough images included in the stamp set.  Then it was finished off with a few sprinkles of berry sorbet berries and a sentiment from 'Tis the Season Sentiments.  Then fixed to the white card base using dimensional adhesive.
The tag features the small bell image, included in Bells & Boughs, as well as the small bow.
I used the small Tipped Tops die to die cut a portion from a separate white tag, as shown above.
The white portion was stamped with the bell and sentiment (also from 'Tis the Season Sentiments) and then mounted onto another tag, using dimensional adhesive, which was die cut from pattern paper.  This was then topped with a pure poppy bow and cream baker's twine through the top of the tag.

Well, that's it from me today. Now be sure to visit the other Papertrey Ink senior design team girls for more Love Lives Here: Holiday goodness...
Thanks for stopping by today!


Supplies Used
Stamps: Bells & Boughs and 'Tis the Season Sentiments
Ink: Ocean Tides, New Leaf, Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy & True Black
Cardstock: White
Pattern Paper: Limeade Ice Pattern Paper Pack
Others: Cream Cotton Baker's Twine, Bells & Boughs Die Collection, Tipped Tops Die Collection & Tag Sale #7


  1. WOW…so clean and simple, really gorgeous! I especially love the combination of greens for the boughs and how you left the card one layer. It would be easy to make a whole bunch. TFS!

  2. Such elegance, Maile - thank you, for another wonderful year of inspiration :)

  3. Both the tag and card are so pretty. Amazing how you can make something to simple look so elegant.

  4. I LOVE how you did the tag on this. SO COOL!!!

  5. oooo! love those angles (I got that die, thank-you very much!). that tag is sooooo sweet!

  6. Lovely and very creative designs!!!

  7. Exquisite, Maile - that Be Merry card is perfect! Happy 2014!