Friday, August 15, 2014

Release day: August...

Welcome to the August release blog hop! Everything you see here today will be available tonight, August 15th at 10pm EST at Papertrey Ink. Let's get started! First up, I used the new Birthday Classics: September stamp set with Autumn Adornments.


The new Leaf Stitches dies are a gorgeous way to add texture to your card. I stamped and embossed the Autumn Adornments leaves/berries onto vellum and then layered it over some Leaf Prints dies cut out from Rustic White cardstock. Adding textures and layers is my favorite! I love how this one turned out. What do you think?



September Birthday card:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Birthday Classics: September, Autumn Adornments
INK: Dark Chocolate, Aqua Mist
PAPER: Classic Kraft, Canyon Clay, Aqua Mist, Rustic White cardstock, Melon Berry Pattern Pack
DIES: Leaf Prints, Leaf Prints Stitches
OTHER: white embossing powder, floss - craft supply.
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The next card and gift wrap set uses Autumn Adornments and Keep It Simple: Thanksgiving stamp sets. A little more clean and simple.

The card was very quick to make. I inked up the top part of the leafy vine stamp from Autumn Adornments in Canyon Clay ink and the bottom half in Harvest Gold, stamped it, then filled it in with the little tiny leaf stamps in red and brown. A few clear sequins and sentiment from the set finish it off. 

The second item is a pillow box. I used an acorn and berries from the craft store tied on with gold twine and added a quick tag made with Autumn Adornments and Keep It Simple: Thanksgiving.


Thankful for You card and Thanksgiving Gift Wrap:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Autumn Adornments, Keep It Simple: Thanksgiving
INK: Canyon Clay, Harvest Gold, Pure Poppy, Dark Chocolate
PAPER: white
DIES: Essential Pillow Box
OTHER: sequins - Pretty Pink Posh.
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Next is Happy Spooky Halloween (ghost stamped in Soft Stone ink) and the Haunted Borders Stamp Set, which I trimmed down into little banners (boo to you). 

The Dangled Stars die was cut from white cardstock and layered over the top of a Crate Paper patterned paper. I wanted to add more color, and the stripes in the paper worked perfectly. I am in LOVE with these Dangled Stars! I glued most of them down, but let a couple stay up off the paper for a dimensional effect.

Boo To You card:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Happy Spooky Halloween, Haunted Borders Stamp Set
INK: Soft Stone, True Black
PAPER: White cardstock, Crate Paper - Story Teller Generations
DIES: Dangled Stars, Happy Spooky Halloween
OTHER: Seam binding.
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On the Trick or Treat card, I've used Along a Came a Spider and Keep It Simple: Halloween. The chevron paper is from the new Monthly Moments: August Journal Card Collection!


The Along Came a Spider dies were used to die cut the spider and holes, then stitched with floss.

Trick or Treat card:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Along Came a Spider, Keep It Simple: Halloween
INK: Tropical Teal
PAPER: Monthly Moments: August Journal Cards, Lavender Moon cardstock, Silver Shimmer cardstock, white cardstock
DIES: Dangled Stars, Along Came a Spider
OTHER: floss - craft supply.
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The cuckoo clock is from a new stamp set called Tick Tock, and it's paired with an older stamp set, Hands of Time, which I embossed on vellum for a soft background.
The cuckoo clock is interactive, as you can see. Reminds me of my grandma and grandpa's house when I was growing up! They had a cuckoo clock. Cracked me up every hour!

Time is the Most Valuable card:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Tick Tock, Hands of Time
INK: Hawaiian Shores, Pure Poppy, True Black by PTI, Versamark ink
PAPER: white, vellum
DIES: Tick Tock
OTHER: white embossing powder, machine stitching.
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Everything will be available at Papertrey Ink on 8/15 at 10pm EST. Thanks for swinging by and visit the team members to see more with these sets:

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Introducing Superstition...

Get ready to create for your favorite spooks! So many neat images and quotes in Superstition and combined with some of the other many Halloween sets coming out this month, you'll have a great time mixing and matching these for all kinds of treat wraps, Halloween cards and so much more! When Halloween is over, you can use these cute cats for so many other occasions. We are counting down to the 15th, when all of the new releases will be available for August at Papertrey Ink! Today we have a few new sets to share: Superstition, Full Moon and Everyday Cat Sentiments.


On the first card, I used Full Moon in the background, embossed. The stars are stamped with Happy Spooky Halloween. I also added a star border at the top with Winter Wisteria ink. The cat and sentiment are from Superstition.

Black Cats Prowl card:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Superstition, Full Moon
INK: True Black, Versamark
PAPER: Classic Kraft, Winter Wisteria
DIES: Superstition
OTHER: cork stars by American Crafts, gold stars by Studio Calico, twine - The Twinery, white embossing powder.
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On my second card, I used one of the cats from Superstition and paired it with Everyday Cat Sentiments.

These two new sets paired well with Knits Bits stamps (ball of yarn), Stitched With Love stamps (frame) and Stitched With Love dies. On the frame, I used a Copic Marker to shade in the hearts (R20 Blush). I popped her up with pop dots to make her stand out a little bit!

Home is Where the Cat Hair Sticks card:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Superstition, Everyday Cat Sentiments, Superstition, Stitched With Love, Knit Bits
INK: Pure Poppy, Dark Chocolate, Sweet Blush
PAPER: white, Rustic Cream
DIES: Stitched With Love, Superstition
OTHER: enamel dot, doily - craft supply, R20 Blush Copic marker.
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These items will be available on Aug. 15th at 10pm EST at www.papertreyink.com. Visit the rest of the team to see more with these new products!