Monday, December 15, 2014

Papertrey Ink December Freebie: Pretty Petals...

Papertrey Ink has a new stamp set for December called Pretty Petals that you can get for free when you have a qualifying purchase. See Nichole's blog for more details!
I stamped the flowers from Pretty Petals in Aqua Mist ink onto watercolor paper and added just a touch of water to blend it a tiny bit. Then the leaves were stamped in New Leaf ink and Spring Moss ink. I dipped my paintbrush in water and grabbed some ink from the Tropical Teal ink pad to paint the background. When dry, I stamped the sentiment from Pretty Petals.
I can't wait to see what the rest of the team has created with Pretty Petals!

Release Day: December...

The Papertrey Ink team is back to show you some more new stamps and dies being released this month! They'll all be released tonight at 10 pm EST. First up is the Drips & Dribbles stamp set. I used the coffee rings as O's for my XO cards!
I stamped the O's where I wanted them first with Raspberry Fizz ink, then I used a paintbrush with Raspberry Fizz reinker and some water and painted on matching X's. I also used Love You to Pieces: Additions stamps and Keep It Simple: Valentine stamps. You could stamp this XO pattern onto white wrapping paper and wrap gifts with it, how cute would that be. Maybe tape a candy onto the back of these XO cards for little school Valentines!
 XOXO Valentines card:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Drips & Dribbles, Keep It Simple: Valentine
INK: Raspberry Fizz, True Black; Soft Granite - Hero Arts
PAPER: white
DIES: none
OTHER: twine.
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Here is Phrase Play #11. I made a baby shower invitation with Keep It Simple: You're Invited stamped in the background.
After I die cut the Phrase Play #11 front piece, I painted it with Sweet Blush ink, Raspberry Fizz ink, and Pure Poppy ink.
 Hip Hip Hooray! card:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Phrase Play #11, Keep It Simple: You're Invited
INK: Pure Poppy, Sweet Blush, Raspberry Fizz, Pure Poppy, True Black
PAPER: white
DIES: Phrase Play #11
OTHER: gold star - Studio Calico.
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Next is Birthday Classics: January and the new Cover Plate: In the Woods.
The cover plate was cut in white, but left together instead of taken apart. I glued it down to my card base, so all of the pieces would stay on and added fine glitter to all of the little vines for a wintery effect! 
May Your Winter Be Warm card:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Birthday Classics: December
INK: True Black
PAPER: white
DIES: Cover Plate: In The Woods
OTHER: chipboard polka dot star - Pink Paislee, gold star - Studio Calico, 
sequins - Pretty Pink Posh, fine glitter.
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Aren't these little houses cute? This is the new Tinsel & Tags House Additions stamp set, made to coordinate with the Tinsel & Tags kits from Papertrey Ink. The die for this house was in the Tinsel & Tags Trimmings kit. Here I just used the stamps with Sweet Blush, Classic Kraft and Scarlet Jewel inks.
I added an American Crafts DIY Shop tag that I stamped "home" on and some fine glitter on top of the houses.
Home Is Where the Heart Is card:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Tinsel & Tags House Additions
INK: Sweet Blush, Classic Kraft, Scarlet Jewel
PAPER: White
DIES: none
OTHER: American Crafts DIY Shop tag, embossing powder, fine glitter.

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This card is made with Love Notes. Can't wait to give this to my mom and dad for their 44th anniversary in a few days! They are definitely an inspiration to my brother and I.
On this card, I used the same watercolor pencil technique you saw in my video a couple of days ago. This time I used orange, yellow and green pencils, and I put more water on my flowers to allow them to spread out a bit. You'll want to let them dry before you think you need to add more water, because they do spread out as they dry and will look different in about 15 minutes! Don't add too much right away. I added polkadots with my yellow pencil, then colored in the center of the card with yellow, let it dry, and after it was dry, stamped the sentiment with Love Notes.
Your Love Is An Inspiration card:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Love Notes
INK: True Black; Soft Granite by Hero Arts
PAPER: Watercolor paper, Summer Sunrise cardstock
DIES: none
OTHER: watercolor pencils in orange, yellow and green.
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The next two cards were made with Block Party. Some backgrounds and patterns were created with the blocks.
The colorful strip was popped up with pop dots for dimension.
Thanks for Building Me Up card:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Block Party
INK: Pure Poppy, Raspberry Fizz, Summer Sunrise, New Leaf, Tropical Teal, 
Aqua Mist, Sweet Blush
PAPER: Aqua Mist and White cardstock
DIES: none
OTHER: none.
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Another one made with Block Party, using the scallop block as a party banner.
Added a little hanging tag with a sentiment from the same set.
Happy Birthday to a Really Great Kid card:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Block Party
INK: Harvest Gold, Aqua Mist, New Leaf, Raspberry Fizz, Orange Zest by PTI; 
Soft Granite by Hero Arts
PAPER: white cardstock
DIES: none
OTHER: twine, staple.
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Next is a Valentine card made with Little Human. I die cut the pieces, stamped them and added them to one of Betsy's Love You to Pieces papers. 
This one cracks me up, because Kati used to say this when she was little, "My heart is BEEPING!" Oh, I miss those times when my kids were little and the cute things they used to say!
My Heart Beeps Only For You card:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Little Human
INK: Pure Poppy, Enchanted Evening; Soft Granite by Hero Arts
PAPER: Love You to Pieces: Airplane, white cardstock
DIES: Little Human
OTHER: washi tape.
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On this next card with the heart flowers, I used the new Hello There stamps along with Type Strips II (you). I punched 2" circles, then die cut the hearts out of the centers with Hello There dies.
A couple of the hearts were backed with patterned papers, and the largest one is stamped. The Hello There stamps were used to stamp "love" repeatedly onto the circles as well.
 Love You card:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Hello There, Type Strips II
INK: True Black, Aqua Mist; Soft Granite by Hero Arts
PAPER: White cardstock, Tropical Teal Pattern Pack, Pure Poppy Pattern Pack
DIES: Hello There, 2" circle punch
OTHER: sequins by Pretty Pink Posh.
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Last up is Give Me A Hand. I cut a slit in between the fingers and thumb to hold a heart.
The flowers were stamped with Love You to Pieces: Fox, the heart is cut from the Hello There dies, and the sentiment is stamped with Love Notes (love) and Big Hugs (sending).
Sending Love card:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Give Me A Hand, Love You to Pieces: Fox (flowers), Big Hugs (sending), 
Love Notes (love)
INK: True Black, Raspberry Fizz, Aqua Mist, New Leaf, Sweet Blush
PAPER: White, Aqua Mist
DIES: Give Me a Hand, Hello There
OTHER: pearl - Melissa Frances, twine - The Twinery.
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Phew, I think that's all of them! Everything will be available tonight at 10pm EST at Papertrey InkVisit the the PTI team to see more with these new products, and thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Introducing Love You to Pieces...

Today we are back to introduce more new products coming out this month at Papertrey Ink! This is the Love You to Pieces collection of papers, stamps and dies created by Betsy Veldman. You are going to love these innovative products and concepts!
I've created an interactive Valentine. Let me tell you more about it!

First, I have used the Love You to Pieces Foldable Envelope Wraps for girls that were designed to fold up to hold the interactive pieces. (There is a boys one too with a cute airplane!) I die cut the front with a new heart zipper die and folded up the trifold envelope. The front is stamped with the sentiment and hearts with Love You to Pieces: Fox.
When opened, you can see it's a trifold. I did some stamping on the lower flap with Love You to Pieces: Fox and Love You to Pieces: Additions.
Inside, I used the fox die cut to cut the pieces out of a Papertrey Ink coaster. I stamped the fox body parts and tucked this inside the Valentine. It fits inside perfectly! This will be the interactive part that the recipient can put together to make this little stand up fox you see here!
All of the pieces on the coaster were stamped with the Love You to Pieces: Fox stamps.

So the recipient will punch out the pieces and assemble the little fox! Adorable, don't you agree?! And such a fun way to give a Valentine! Betsy also has instructions you can attach inside to let the recipient know how to assemble the cute fox.

 Foxy Valentine:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Love You to Pieces: Fox, Love You to Pieces: Additions
INK: Orange Zest, Raspberry Fizz, Sweet Blush, True Black
PAPER: Love You to Pieces Envelope Wraps - Girls
DIES: Love You to Pieces
OTHER: Papertrey Ink coasters, twine.
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Next up is a quick stamped card with the Love You to Pieces: Airplane stamps onto a Foldable Envelope Wrap for boys.
I tucked in a candy and wrapped the bottom with washi tape.
Side view (below)...even the side flaps are cute! There are 3 different foldable paper designs in each paper pack - 3 in the boys paper pack and 3 in the girls paper pack (24 sheets total in each).
 Fly Valentine:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Love You to Pieces: Airplane
INK: Enchanted Evening, Pure Poppy, Aqua Mist, Sweet Blush
PAPER: Love You to Pieces Envelope Wraps - Boys
DIES: none
OTHER: washi tape, candy.
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Hope you've enjoyed this Valentine inspiration...one of my favorite holidays to make things for! To see more "Love You to Pieces" inspiration, stop by the other PTI gals' blogs: