Friday, November 20, 2015

Design Team Tips: Snowflake Medallion Gift Toppers...

Hello! Today I have a little post for you on creating pretty snowflake medallions with gold centers (or any color really) to dress up your gift packages. These create SUCH beautiful tags and toppers for the holidays or even for a winter birthday!!

Step 1: 
With the Snowflake Medallion die, die cut two of these pieces from white cardstock. Add a strip of gold tape to the flat edge. Score along the score lines that were imprinted in the die cut. (The gold tape I used was from the Luxe Letterpress Make It Market kit.)
You'll have two pieces that look like the top one after they are folded.

Step 2:
Adhere the ends together of the two pieces creating one continuous piece, as shown below.

Some other items were gathered up and die cut as well. I used a Tag Sale #4 die for the tag shape, a pillow box cut from the Essential Pillow Box die, a gold doily from the Luxe Letterpress kit gold doily, a Wonderful Words: Joy die, and some twine.

Step 3:
Press down in the center of the snowflake medallion to create the snowflake and adhere the center directly to the tag. I used a hot glue gun, because it holds the best for me! The gold tape creates a gorgeous center to the snowflake medallions! I added twine to the top of the tag.

Step 4:
Assemble the pillow box.

Step 5:
Wrap the doily around the pillow box and tie with twine.
Step 6: 
Hot glue the Joy die cut onto the snowflake and attach tag to the pillow box. You are finished with a beautiful gift box and tag for the holidays or a winter birthday! I love the elegant look and all of the pretty dimension!

Joy Gift Box:
STAMPS: none
INK: none
PAPER: white and True Black
DIES: Wonderful Words: Joy, Snowflake Medallion, Tag Sale #4, Essential Pillow Box die
OTHER: twine - craft supply, gold doily and gold tape- Luxe Letterpress kit by PTI.

Hope you enjoyed this idea, have a creative day!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Creative Cardmaker: Inlaid Die Cuts...

Happy Thursday! This week I was up with another Creative Cardmaker post over at Scrapbook Expo's Weekly Scrapper blog. This time I have a tutorial on adding inlaid die cuts to your cards to get a really professional look!

This technique involves die cutting a word or shape out of the card front and inserting another of the same shape in a different color, like I did with the gold "birthday" here on this card.

The result is so lovely! I've used Papertrey Ink's Birthday Cheer dies, Confetti Toss stamps, The Sweet Life stamps and dies, gray paper from the new Stormy Sea + White Pattern Pack, True Black cardstock, and Luxe Gold Adhesive Sheets.

Stop by the Weekly Scrapper to read more about this process! Have a great day!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Release Day...

Today is the day all of the new products for Papertrey Ink are released and are available for purchase! You can find them at tonight at 10pm EST! I have a couple more things to show you that I've made with these fun new products.

First up is a new set called Monthly Moments: Mini Slide Frame stamps and dies. I used the die to create a focal point under the "birthday" cut with Birthday Cheer and stamped "Let's" Celebrate with this set. "Happy" is stamped with the new Type Strips III stamps. Then I used the new Scene It: Celebration dies to trim out a few stars and layered them over the top!

Happy Birthday card:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Monthly Moments: Mini Slide Frame, Type Strips III
INK: True Black
PAPER: Confetti Toss patterned paper, Tropical Teal, Pure Poppy, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold Pattern Pack
DIES: Monthly Moments: Mini Slide Frame, Birthday Cheer, Scene It: Celebration
OTHER: enamel dot - craft supply.

Last is a gorgeous stamp set called Phrases & Praises! I love these sentiments!! I've added one over the top of a piece of Confetti Toss paper. I used a strip of the new Ombre Stripes paper pad at the top and some yellow washi tape.

Enamel dots add some extra dimension, as well as the little piece of seam binding.

On the inside, I stamped a quote from Tucked In: Sympathy.
Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Phrases and Praises
INK: Raspberry Fizz, True Black
PAPER: Ombre Stripes, Confetti Toss
DIES: none
OTHER: yellow washi tape, seam binding.

The new products you see here today will be available for purchase tonight, November 15th, at 10pm EST at Papertrey Ink. Here are the other design team members' wonderful blogs...stop by and visit them to see more with these new products!