I hope you all have enjoyed seeing all the previews of the November 2011 Papertrey Ink products. They are all available tonight, November 15 at midnight! Today, the design team is sharing the remainder of their projects using this month’s released products. Take your time, relax and enjoy browsing through all the projects and blogs because they are jammed packed with inspiration. I have about 7 cards to share today. I’ll explain some information about each project, then provide the supply list below each project, so you can easily see which products I’ve used. Some new or unavailable products are not linked, but will be specified near the supply list. Thanks so much for stopping by!
When Tiny Tags I was released, I had to own this set and immediately purchased it along with the coordinating dies. Tiny Tags II is no different. It offers a lot of more sentiments and what I like most are the familial relation names, such as “sister” like I used on this card. I usually add a tiny tag onto a ribbon knot, but for this card, I decided to make a few tags the focal points as a banner. I layered them on banner builder pennant and adhered them to twine with cool safety pins!
Instead of stamping sentiments on each tag, I embellished some with a button and another with a felt, rolled flower!
Did you see the sentiment? It’s one of the many sayings from Dawn’s Glory Be set. There are so many catchy phrases included in this set that are perfect to use on cards. I also stamped the new Background Basics: Circles set from Maile on the left border. They design is easy to align and repeat the pattern.
Additional Supplies: Tiny Tags II, Glory Be, Bermuda Bay ink, Safety pins
This card features a couple of new stamp sets. Willow is a great set you need in your stash for those moments we all hate to face, but all encounter. I coupled it with a sentiment from Think Big Favorites #10. I really like how large and empowering these phrases are. Alone, they make a statement.
I stamped the text background, then the willow tree stump, then added the willow die cut.
I also used some new ribbon – smokey shadow bitty dot satin! It’s so lovely! It’s nice to have this rich color in my collection now. It’s very elegant and striking.
Additional Supplies: Willow, Willow coordinating dies, Smokey Shadow Bitty Dot Satin ribbon
When I saw this set, I immediately thought about a birthday party! I wanted to create a favor, so of course I chose a Favor It Box die and then made a cupcake pick/topper! These are super easy to make and take your cupcake display to the next level.
In this photo, the cupcake is from Cupcakes Actually in Fairfax, VA. It is a chocolate cupcake with a chocolate ganache and a peanut butter topping (just underneath that ganache)! It was VERY moist, even days after sitting in the fridge!
After die cutting the box, I stamped the circles pattern using watermark ink. Then, I die cut the circles, stamped the borders, patterns and sentiments. For the banner, I stamped it, hand cut it, then adhered it to the circle. To complete the favor box, I embellished each handle with a button and twine.
To coordinate the cupcake pick/topper, I die cut the circles and scalloped circle. I completed the same stamping as on the Favor It box.
To assemble, simply take a craft knife and cut two small slits in the center of the scalloped circle die cut (one on the top and and below it towards the bottom). Then, take a skewer and funnel it through the the scalloped circle. Next, layer the circle embellishment and adhere with foam adhesive.
Additional Supplies: Tag-its #10, Background Basics: Circles
The Winter Penguin set, designed by Heather, is so sweet! It makes me smile every time I see it. I chose to make a penguin-stamped embellishment for my card. I layered everything on the new Holiday Flourishes & Swirls patterned paper, Fillable Frames #1 die cut, and a circle. I just had to add the winter hat to the penguin to keep him cozy!
I also used the new Snowflakes impression plate. I love dry embossing. It adds just the added texture and pattern without being too overwhelming. A few clustered buttons, ribbon with a rusty old jingle bell and a tiny tag finishes this card off.
Additional Supplies: Winter Penguin, Winter Penguin coordinating dies, Snowflake impression plate, rusty bell
When I was designing some thank you cards for my friend, I was kicking myself I didn’t have Mehndi Medallion. Now, I’m so glad Mega Mehndi Medallion is released. I think the mehndi patterns and designs are so rich and striking. So, I simply heat embossed the pattern with black embossing powder. I finished off the invitation with a simple “You are Invited” sentiment.
Although this is a simple one-layer card, it is very graphic and effective for shipping and mass production. You can also alternate the sentiment and include so many other greetings, including gratitude and birthday celebrations!
Additional Supplies: Mega Mehndi Medallion
I had so much fun stamping this little number! First, I stamped the text background. Doesn’t it look like vintage book print?! Then, I stamped all the flowers and centers in various colors. I matted the cardstock on yellow, then the aqua mist card base.
For the last step, I needed a bold sentiment and immediately, I knew Think Big Favorites #10 would be a perfect. I stamped the sentiment using vintage cream ink on true blue cardstock. I cut a notch to create a pennant and secured it to the card front with foam adhesive – having off both edges of the card front. It’s okay if you need to ship it- use a larger envelope! 🙂
Additional Supplies: Flower Fusion #10, Think Big Favorites #10
For my last project, I created a party invitation. I love the new alpha block dies and thought about be dazzling them up with some glitter. So, I came up with this concept to host a cupcake birthday party where people would gather and decorate and eat various cupcakes. Sounds like fun, right?! With the cupcake trend lately, I thought this was a fun ideas! In this photo, the cupcakes are from Cupcakes Actually in Fairfax, VA. Please don’t worry, no cupcakes were hurt during the photographing of these projects! They were; however, eaten in the end! 🙂 They were very tasty too!
I usually go to Georgetown Cupcakes, but last Friday, they had a line down the block, so I decided to try one in the ‘burbs! I’m so glad I did! The chocolate cupcake above is a flourless and decadent! It takes like a brownie and McArthur ate it almost all! We were sharing them, but that one he gobbled up!
Anyway, I used Background Basics: Circles and stamped the pattern only on the top portion of the Holiday Flourishes & Swirls patterned paper. Then, I created the cupcake embellishment. I layered everything and cut a slit in the cupcake to tuck in the candle. To embellish the alphabet letters, I coated each one with adhesive, then glass glitter and let dry overnight. I adhered them to the card front with foam adhesive. Trim your foam adhesive into small squares to fit the letters! Last, I stamped the sentiment. Gotta love cupcake bling, it makes you want to sing – hence the music sheet holiday paper!
Additional Supplies: Birthdays By the Numbers, Background Basics: Circles, Holiday Flourishes & Swirls patterned paper
Don’t forget to stop by the other designers’ blogs (if you haven’t already) to see what they created! I can’t wait to see too!Nichole Heady Betsy Veldman Danielle Flanders Dawn McVey Debbie Olson Erin Lincoln Heather Nichols Jessica Witty Lisa Johnson Maile Belles Melissa Phillips Michelle Wooderson