Friday, September 19, 2014

Crop & Create Delivered ...

Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine asked me to create a few cards with instructions for their Fabulous Fall kit, and I had a lot of fun with these beautiful Fancy Pants products, mixed with some American Crafts and Simple Stories goodies. Click HERE to see the full kit contents! I believe there are still a few kits left! There are also project instructions for layouts and other items as well! Here are the cards you'll get to make:
This one is my favorite, don't you love Fancy Pants' Burlap & Bouquets line? Scrumptious.
And the flair and burlap shapes add such dimension.
More Fancy Pants papers here with some American Crafts die cuts from the kit, and I used the stamp set that was made just for the kit for the sentiment.
Gold, gold, gold. I can't get enough of it lately!
On this one, you'll learn a cool technique for these stamped leaves in the background.

And last, but not least, a bit of fun layering on this one with vellum and die cuts.
That Maya Road leaf-shaped pin! Oh my goodness, so much fun.

Had a lot of fun with all of the patterns and warm fall colors, hope you will too! Thanks for reading today, I appreciate you all. Have a beautiful day! I'm off to the Scrapbook Expo in Denver to see what's happening and take a Technique Tuesday class. Eee! I haven't been to a class in ages. Bye!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Make It Market: Tinsel & Tags sneak peek...

Popping in really quick to share with you a sneak peek of the next Make It Market kit by Papertrey Ink called Tinsel & Tags. You are going to be blown.away.by.this. Honestly. Betsy Veldman is amazing at putting together items that you've probably never had in a kit before, and the way she puts together color and stamps and dies that are out of the box...she's just truly genious, I tell ya. So anyway...here is my peek. EVERYTHING you see here comes in the kit and SO MUCH MORE! There are stamp sets (plural), lots of dies, pretty paper in an 8.5x11" paper pad, these clear baubles...I don't know what you call them, but aren't they neat? Also embellishments, ribbons and even gift bags and boxes. See? Amazing. You can create ornaments, gift bags and tags and gift wrap, and of course cards 'til your heart is content. Grab one when they come out on October 1st! You can read more about it here.

Release day: September...

Today is release day! All of the fun things we've been showing you the past few days (and what I have to show you today) will be available tonight at 10pm EST at Papertrey Ink! I have a few more things to share.

While I was making the bookmarks for my last post, I loved how the colorful leaves turned out and thought they would go cute with the Birthday Classics: October stamp set too. What I did to create the background on this card is die cut the large leaf spray from Doodlie-Do into the woodgrain paper. Then I overlaid some colorful leaves to match the shapes, just offsetting them slightly.

October Birthday card:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Birthday Classics: October
INK: Dark Chocolate
PAPER: Classic Kraft, Pure Poppy, Lemon Zest, Dark Chocolate Bitty Dot; woodgrain and plaid paper - Fancy Pants Designs
DIES: Doodlie-Do
OTHER: seam binding.
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Here is the Phrase Play #8 stamps and die. Don't you just love this joy die cut? Oh my goodness. I think it's my favorite item of the whole release! I made a home decor project with it, and honestly, this project could NOT be any easier!
The joy frame was cut out twice, once with gold paper and once with vellum. Then I offset the two cuts slightly and sandwiched them in between two acrylic stamping blocks. To hold them together, I wrapped the edges of the blocks all the way around with washi tape. I added fine glitter to the outside for the "snow" by just attaching some glue dots and sprinkling on the glitter. A tag stamped with Phrase Play #8 finishes it off. The gold string I found at the craft store is wired, so you can shape it into little curls. So fun!


You could even add a photo inside if you wanted to, but I made mine clear this time, so you could see through the blocks to get the gist of the project. Also, since you are simply wrapping it with washi tape, you can take the tape off easily, take the blocks apart and change out the center for the seasons! When you are creating the center, just lay the first stamping block down on your table, place the die cuts where you want them, then place the second block on top. No adhering is even necessary, which makes it easy to change it out for the holidays.

JOY Acrylic Block Decor:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Phrase Play #8
INK: True Black
PAPER: Stampers Select White
DIES: Phrase Play #8, Tremendous Tags (star)
OTHER: 3x4" acrylic stamping blocks, washi tape, gold twine - craft supply.
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On these tags are the new Keep It Simple: Christmas, Keep It Simple: Season's Greetings and Season's Greetings stamp sets. Just like my post the other day, I painted these with chalkboard paint after die cutting them from Tag Sale #4 out of thin chipboard.
The fronts and backs are both painted, so you can write to/from on the backs of the tags with chalk or a white pen. If you use chalk, you can reuse the tags! The sayings are stamped and heat embossed with white embossing powder, then I used my finger to add some white ink over the top to create the chalkboard effect. I added little blooms and sprigs with Bigger Blooms stamps and dies.


The Season's Greetings tag also utilizes the Bountiful Banners dies.

Chalkboard Holiday Tags:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Keep It Simple: Christmas, Keep It Simple: Season's Greetings, Bigger Blooms, Season's Greetings
INK: Fresh Snow, Pure Poppy, Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado, Sweet Blush 
PAPER: White, Spring Moss and Pure Poppy cardstock
DIES: Tag Sale #4, Bountiful Banners, Bigger Blooms
OTHER: twine, sequins by Pretty Pink Posh.
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This is Wet Paint Holiday (stamp set and dies). I used Rustic Wreath and wrapped a bit of twine around it. Also used the Bountiful Banners stamps and die for the banner. 
The sparkles are cut from vellum and are from the Sparkle & Shine Shaker Shapes: Squares.

Joy On Earth card:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Wet Paint Holiday, Bountiful Banners
INK: Spring Moss, True Black
PAPER: white, Vintage Cream, Spring Moss, Pure Poppy
DIES: Rustic Wreath, Wet Paint Holiday, Bountiful Banners, Sparkle & Shine Shaker Shapes: Squares (sparkles)
OTHER: twine, sequins - Pretty Pink Posh. seam binding.
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This is Santa's Sleigh. I used the little deer image from the stamp set and embossed it on kraft cardstock. The words are cut from Wet Paint Holiday dies.



To All Who Are Deer To Us card:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Santa's Sleigh
INK: Fresh Snow, Pure Poppy
PAPER: Classic Kraft, Spring Moss, White cardstock; Classic Kraft Pattern Pack
DIES: Wet Paint Holiday, Doodie-Do
OTHER: chipboard star by Studio Calico, sequin by Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder.
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Here is the new Oh, Tannenbaum stamp set. I stamped the middle of the tree in white and embossed, and then the outer edge is stamped and embossed with silver embossing powder. Aqua goes good with silver too!
"Peace" was cut with Wet Paint Holiday in Spring Moss cardstock.
Really love this stamp set, so many possibilities for making pretty trees.


Peace card:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Oh, Tannenbaum
INK: Fresh Snow
PAPER: Aqua Mist, Spring Moss cardstock
DIES: Wet Paint Holiday, Sparkle & Shine Sequins
OTHER: silver and white embossing powder -craft supply, clear sequins by Pretty Pink Posh, vellum - craft supply.
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What do you think? Is there a product you like the best? Visit the the PTI team to see more with these new products! Everything will be available tonight, Sept. 15 at 10pm EST. Thanks for stopping by!