Friday, November 16, 2018

Reverse Confetti - Stock Your Stash - Holiday/Winter

I'm back as a 'Fetti Friend and to join in for this month's Stock Your Stash Challenge with Reverse Confetti. This theme is all about Holiday & Winter cards. This is the perfect chance for you to add to your stash and get ready to send those holiday cards out. There is still plenty of time for you to join in and there is also a chance to win a $20 Gift Certificate! 

When creating and mass producing my cards for the holidays, sweet and simple is the way I like to go. And that's just what I did for today.

I chose this newly release stamp set to work with for today …

Along with these Confetti Cuts …

And here are two cards I created...

I chose a cheerful color palette and stamped numerous sentiments before die-cutting them all.

I attached some of the die-cuts directly to my white card base and some I popped up with dimensional foam.

For a little more color, I added colorful sequins randomly around the circles. Easy peasy! 

I hope you'll play along and create a few cards of your own to add to your holiday stash! 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Papertrey Ink - November Release Countdown - Day 5

Welcome back for the final day of this month's Papertrey Ink Release Countdown. We have so much to share with you today, including 3 new stamps sets and a new Bold Borders die.

**All of the new products will be available on November 15th at 10pm EST!**

Up first is Corner Adorner: November mixed with a sentiment from the new Expressions of Empathy. To start, I cut a white card panel slightly smaller than my white card base and used the new Nesting Frames: Pierced Rectangles to create a frame in the center. Inside the frame, in each corner, I stamped a heart from Corner Adorner: November. The colors I chose - Green Parakeet, Pure Poppy, Pale Peony and Bright Buttercup. Then using one of ray beam images in the set I stamped the corners of both the card panel and card base in alternating colors.

In the center of the pierced rectangle I stamped one of the sentiments from Expressions of Empathy and I stamped another sentiment on a strip of black and added dimensional foam underneath. This is such a wonderful sentiment set to have on hand in times of sadness and struggle. 

Up next is Words to Live By: Caring and Bold Borders: Polka Dots … two more fantastic products that I know will be getting a lot of love from me. 

I started with the Bold Borders: Polka Dots. I die-cut two, one in Hibiscus and one in Sweet Blush. I added the Sweet Blush dots inside the Hibiscus panel and then attached it all to the front of my white card base. I used the rectangle from inside the Sweet Blush one as a base for my sentiment to sit. on. I attached a white rectangle, die-cut with the Nesting Frames: Pierced Rectangles, and added my sentiment from Words to Live By: Caring.

To dress up my sentiment a little I added flowers from the new Floral Fantasy: Christmas and mixed them with a flower and leaves from Botanical Bounty.

Well, friends, that wraps up this countdown for me. I hope you've enjoyed my projects as must as I enjoyed creating and sharing them with you. Thank you again for taking the time to pop in each day!

You can find all of the information on these new products by visiting HERE!

Have a happy day!

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Papertrey Ink - November Release Countdown - Day 4

Hey there, crafty friends! We're getting closer and closer to release day. Before I start today I just want to say thank you for visiting with me over the past few days and leaving me such kind comments. You always brighten my day with your sweet words. *mwah*

Now onto todays projects! I have the pleasure of sharing three cards/tags with you using the new Mix Ups Pocket Tags! These tags were so fun to create with and I hope I can inspire you just a little when it comes to creating with them. There are 3 tags total and each tag has a matching die that allows you to create a *pocket*. On each of my projects you will be able to see that. Even though I did not place anything inside the tag pockets,  you can envision placing a gift card of cash. So let's get started!

**All of the new products will be available November 15th at 10pm EST!**

Card #1 features one of the tags mixed with the beautiful images from Forest Floor: Winter (introduced on Day 2). I chose a cheerful color palette for this card … Lilac Grace, Hibiscus, Raspberry Fizz, Simply Chartreuse, Hawaiian Shores and Limeade Ice.

Just a helpful tip : 1/4" Scor-Tape is perfect for attaching the top portion of your tag to the bottom. 

After I die-cut and assembled my tag, I attached it to the front of my card with dimensional foam. 

I then just attached all of the pretty images underneath my sentiment and finished it off with a few clear sequins.

Card #2 - Who says you can only add a gift card or cash inside the pocket tag!? I love this sweet little deer from Fawn & Flora and thought she would be a perfect fit inside. Now, on this tag I didn't use the coordinating die that creates the pocket. Instead I chose to use one of the rectangle dies from the new Nesting Basics: Rectangles that was introduced on Day 1. After I die-cut it I then used the coordinating pocket die to cut a tab out of the top. 

I stamped the rectangle with images from Floral Fantasy: Christmas in the following colors … Lilac Grace, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores and True Black. I added dimensional foam on the back and attached that over the Hawaiian Shores tag and the deer.

To finish it I added a few die-cut flowers (also from Floral Fantasy: Christmas) and a sentiment, from Fawn & Flora.

Up last for me today is a pretty in pink baby tag. I used the new Home to Roost set and mixed it with the third and final tag in the Mix Ups Pocket Tags

I used the Bitty Big: Limeade Ice Collection for part of my tag and then stamped the birdhouse in Sweet Blush and Hibiscus. 

Well friends, I sure hope you enjoyed what I shared with you today. These new tags are going to leave you with so many fun creating possibilities!

You can find all the information on these new dies, as well as the other new products being introduced today, right HERE!

Thank you for taking the time to visit. I hope your day is a great one!

Monday, November 12, 2018

Papertrey Ink - November Release Countdown - Day 3

Hey, friends! Welcome to Day 3 of this month's Papertrey Ink Release Countdown. Have you already started making your wish list? The stamp design team sure did create a treat for us this month. Today we are introducing a new Sentiment Staples set, as well as Fence Line: Winter and a new banner die collection! Let's jump right in to what I created for today ...

**All of the new products will be available November 15th at 10pm EST!**

Up first is Sentiment Staples: Warmest Wishes mixed with the new Skinny Mini Banners. This new banner die collection is perfect for so many sentiments, but I chose to do something a little different with mine and created a colorful background for my tree (from Twinkling Trees). Harvest Gold, Melon Berry, Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores and Simply Chartreuse were the colors I used. 

'Warmest Wishes' was stamped in Pure Poppy and 'for a festive holiday season' was stamped in black on a strip of white and popped up with dimensional foam.

Fence Line: Winter is up next. I started with a piece of white cardstock and used the wreath image to create a border around the outer edge and added berries using Pure Poppy and Berry Sorbet. My snowman was stamped, die-cut and attached with dimensional foam. 

I added two sweet little birds on either side, and two clear sequins to complete him and then moved onto my sentiment. This is another one of the sentiments included in the Sentiment Staples: Warmest Wishes set.

I hope you've enjoyed what I've shared today. Thanks so much for spending part of your day visiting with me. Be sure to hop on over to the Papertrey Ink blog for lots more inspiration using these new products!

Have a great day, friends!

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Papertrey Ink - November Release Countdown - Day 2

Good morning to you, friends, and welcome back for Day 2 of the November Papertrey Ink Release Countdown. Today we have three new products that we are going to introduce you to … Glorious Globes: November, Forest Floor: Winter and Nesting Frames: Pierced Rectangles.

**All of the new products will be available November 15th at 10pm EST!**

Up first is a card mixing all three of these new products, with Glorious Globes: November being the main focus.

I chose the snowflake image in the Glorious Globes: November set and started by stamping that on the front of my white card base. I used the following colors … Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal and Limeade Ice. After I had them all stamped, I then used the largest rectangle die, in the new Nesting Frames: Pierced Rectangles, and die-cut the outer edge of my card.

The sentiment is from Forest Floor: Winter and that was stamped on a Hawaiian Shores rectangle that was die-cut with another one of the Nesting Frames: Pierced Rectangles. To finish my first card I simply added a few clear sequins.

My second card features Forest Floor: Winter. Again, I chose to use a simple, white card base to create my card and stamped a border around the outside with one of the leaf images in the set. I used the following colors … Sweet Blush, Hibiscus, Pure Poppy and Green Parakeet. 

I used the Nesting Frames: Pierced Rectangles again to die-cut around the outer edge of my card and then moved onto my sentiment. The coordinating dies include a frame/label die and that's what I used to stamp my sentiment on. I first stamped and die-cut 'Peace, love and joy' in white and then die-cut the frame/label in Pure Poppy and attached that underneath! Two clear sequins on either side complete card #2.

That wraps up Day 2 for me, but there is still so much to see from the team. Visit HERE to see what they have to share to share with you and visit HERE for more information on these wonderful new products!

Have a happy day!