Sunday, January 15, 2017

January Release In Review

Good morning and welcome to January's Papertrey Ink Release In Review post. I have a couple of projects to share with you today, but I'll have even more for you to see in a couple of weeks so be sure to check back. In the meantime, let's get to a little inspiration, shall we?

For starters I have a birthday card made with Betsy's new Dress Up Dolls: Birthday. Our nephew is turning 6 next month, so I thought this was the opportunity to create a personalized card just for him.

Let's Party Card

I started by sponging Aqua Mist and Tropical Teal inks on a white panel. Once that was ready, I die cut it with the Cover Plate: Balloon Bash Die and adhered it to a white card base that I'd pre-sponged with Harvest Gold ink. Next, I stamped and die cut the little boy from the Dress Up Dolls: Basics set. I used Football Frenzy Additions to add a "6" to his t-shirt and I colored the figure with Copics.

Let's Party Close Up

Next, I die cut the Text Block: Party Time die from both white cardstock and Pure Poppy + White patterned paper. I used the patterned paper die cut to fill in the balloons and then adhered the assembled Text Block to the card front with foam tape. I embellished the cake's frosting with crystal glitter before adding the little boy to the card. I think Charlie is going to be tickled to get a birthday card featuring a little boy that looks so much like him!

Next up I have a card pairing Dawn's new Family Ties stamps and die with Betsy's What The Doodle: Paisley set. From the moment I saw the paisley set I knew I wanted to try and recreate a traditional red bandana look on a card.

The Best Dad Card

I began by sponging a Berry Sorbet cardstock panel with Pure Poppy and Americana inks. That gave me great depth and color variation. I ended up really saturating the cardstock with ink, so I set it aside to dry for a good long time before continuing. Once it was dry, I heat embossed the paisley patterns with white powder. I chose to do it that way (rather than using a resist technique) so the white would be nice and crisp instead of that pinkish tone you sometimes get when doing an emboss resist technique with red ink.

The Best Dad Close Up

Next, I went back in with a black fine-tip pen to add details and fill in select areas. Then, I textured that whole panel with the Linen & Canvas Impression Plate. I love the realism of that detail! I stitched around that panel, adding a sentiment flag that I'd heat embossed with one of the Family Ties sentiments. I adhered that to a white card base and added a die cut "dad" sentiment using the Family Ties For The Boys Die. I love how this turned out so, so much!

Thank you so much for joining me! Make sure to check in with Nichole, Amy, Ashley, Betsy, Dawn, Heather, Kay, Laurie S., Laurie W., and Melissa to see more of this month's release. See you soon!

Recipes:
Let’s Party Card
Stamps: Dress Up Dolls: Basics, Dress Up Dolls: Birthday, Football Frenzy Additions - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Pure Poppy + White Patterned Paper - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Enchanted Evening, Dark Indigo, Tropical Teal, Aqua Mist - Papertrey Ink; Tuxedo Black - Memento; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: Dress Up Dolls: Basics Die, Dress Up Dolls: Birthday Die, Cover Plate: Balloon Bash Die, Text Block: Party Time - Papertrey Ink; White Embossing Powder - Filigree; Foam Tape - Scotch; Markers - Copic; Crystal Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts; glitter pom pom

The Best Dad Card
Stamps: Family Ties, What The Doodle: Paisley - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Berry Sorbet, True Black - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Pure Poppy, Americana - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: Family Ties For The Boys Dies, Tag Sale #10 Die, Linen & Canvas Impression Plate - Papertrey Ink; Black Pen - Micron; White Embossing Powder - Filigree; Thread; Xyron

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Designs To Die For

Good morning and welcome back to Day 5 of the January Papertrey Ink countdown! I have a serious soft spot for clever dies, especially those featuring words or phrases. So the products we're introducing today had me at "hello." You're going to love them too. I just know it!

Aloha Card

To start my card today I began by die cutting the Cornered shape from white cardstock and using it to gauge where I needed to place my mask (since I knew I didn't want any color showing behind the die cut. I used post-it notes to protect that area and then sponged some Harvest Gold ink on the uncovered portion of my white card base. Next, I stamped the Boho Rounds images onto that same area using Summer Sunrise.

Aloha Card Leaves Close Up

Then, I stamped Palm Prints leaves directly on the card base as well as on a handful of die cuts. I layered the die cut leaves over the flat leaves to give a bit of dimension.

Aloha Card Sentiment Close Up

Next, I die cut the Cornered shape a second time, this time from Raspberry Fizz. I nested the "aloha" letters into the white die cut and secured them with a bit of foam adhesive. I added a bit more around the edges before adhering that piece to the card front. I finished up by adding clear glitter to the Raspberry Fizz letters to give them a bit of sparkle!

Thank you so much for joining me today. Make sure to check in with Nichole, Amy, Ashley, Betsy, Dawn, Heather, Kay, Laurie S., Laurie W., and Melissa to see more of this month's release. Have a great day and I'll see you back here tomorrow with a few more projects.

Recipe:
Aloha Card
Stamps: Palm Prints, Boho Rounds - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Raspberry Fizz - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Hibiscus Burst, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Terra Cotta Tile, Amethyst Allure, Royal Velvet - Papertrey Ink
Other: Cornered Die, Palm Prints Die - Papertrey Ink; Crystal Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts; Foam Tape - Scotch

Friday, January 13, 2017

Latin Inspiration

Good morning and welcome to Day 4 of the January Papertrey Ink countdown. Today we're featuring a couple of sets with latin flair.

Latin Inspiration Group Photo

I love the bold and graphic look of the stamps we're introducing this morning. They encourage the use of such bright and cheerful colors and who doesn't love that?! This time of year, that flash of vivid color can go a long way to add happiness to a gray day (and we've had plenty of those lately). Let's get on to the details!

My first card just uses Nichole's new Latin Motifs set. These images have a folk-art style that you're going to love!

Brighter Days Card

I began by stamping the sun onto a panel of white cardstock. I trimmed away part of that panel to give a peek at the card base underneath. I stamped the sentiment and then adhered that layer to an Aqua Mist card base that I'd stamped with a line pattern from the set. I used Tropical Teal ink to give a nice, bold contrast.

Brighter Days Close Up

Next, I stamped the bird onto scrap cardstock using Berry Sorbet and Pure Poppy inks. I trimmed around it and played with the wings a little until they had a slight curve. I attached the bird to the card front with foam tape, using two layers under the wings to give that curve some support. Aren't those colors perfect for encouraging someone who needs it?

Next up, I've paired the flowers from Latin Motifs with the leaves in my Palm Prints set.

Thought About You Card

I began by sponging and speckling a white card base with Aqua Mist ink. Then, I stamped the card base with a few leaves and added in some die cuts for a bit of variety. I used both flat and foam adhesives to give plenty of dimension.

Thought About You Close Up

Then I stamped and trimmed out the flowers. I wanted a nice pop of color, so I went with bright oranges. I tucked the flowers in around the leaves and then topped everything off with a simple sentiment strip. I'm really loving that orange!

That's all for me, friends. Thank you so much for stopping by today! Make sure to check in with Nichole, Amy, Ashley, Betsy, Dawn, Heather, Kay, Laurie S., Laurie W., Melissa, and Maile to see more inspiration. Have a great day and I'll see you again soon!

Recipes:
Brighter Days Card
Stamps: Latin Motifs - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Aqua Mist - Papertrey Ink; White
Ink: Tropical Teal, Summer Sunrise, Bright Buttercup, Orange Zest, Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy - Papertrey Ink
Other: Foam Tape - Scotch

Thought About You Card

Stamps: Palm Prints, Latin Motifs - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: White
Ink: Green Parakeet, New Leaf, Pinefeather, Limeade Ice, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Aqua Mist - Papertrey Ink
Other: Palm Prints Die - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch

Thursday, January 12, 2017

A Little More Palm Prints

Good morning! Welcome to Day 3 of the January Papertrey Ink Countdown! I have another Palm Prints card to share with you today, so let's get to it!

Hello Dear Friend Card

I started by sponging and speckling a panel of white cardstock with Aqua Mist ink. Then I added flecks of black watercolor too. Then I used the Palm Prints leaves to create a background pattern using Bright Buttercup, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Pure Poppy, and Tropical Teal inks. I adhered that panel to a True Black card base and set it aside for a moment.

Hello Dear Friend Close Up

Next, I die cut a frame from white cardstock using the Noted: Scalloped A2 Die Collection. Then, I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from Stacked Sentiments on vellum cardstock and adhered it to the leafy panel. I added the white frame with foam adhesive for a bit of dimension. I love how bold and bright this one turned out!

Thanks for checking in on this fine Thursday morning! Make sure to head over to Nichole's blog to see what else is new today. See you tomorrow!

Recipe:
Hello Dear Friend Card
Stamps: Palm Prints, Stacked Sentiments - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: True Black, Vellum - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Aqua Mist, Bright Buttercup, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Pure Poppy, Tropical Teal - Papertrey Ink; Onyx Black - Versafine
Other: Noted: Scalloped A2 Die Collection - Papertrey Ink; Watercolor Paints - Gansai Tambi; Clear Embossing Powder - Filigree; Foam Tape - Scotch

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

More Palm Prints

Good morning! Welcome back for Day 2 of the January Papertrey Ink countdown. I'm back again today with another Palm Prints project for you to enjoy, so let's get to it!

I paired my new set with Maile's latest Splits set and Some Like It Hot for this hello card.

Hello There Hibiscus Card

I began by heat embossing the Splits border image onto watercolor paper with white powder. I used Zig pens to wash very subtle color over the embossing, leaving the space between the borders completely white. After that had dried, I stamped the Splits sentiment onto the watercolor paper with Pinefeather ink and adhered that panel to an Aqua Mist card base.

Hello There Hibiscus Close Up

Next, I stamped and die cut the hibiscus from Some Like It Hot using Pale Peony, Berry Sorbet, Summer Sunrise, and Canyon Clay inks. Then, I stamped and die cut the monstera leaves from Palm Prints using Green Parakeet, New Leaf, and Pinefeather inks. I layered the leaves and flower on the card front using flat and foam adhesives and then embellished with a handful of sequins from the Sunshine & Rainbows kit.

Thank you so much for joining me today and for all of your enthusiasm for this set. Make sure to check in with Nichole, Betsy, DawnHeather, Kay, and Maile to see more sneak peeks. Have a great day and I'll see you again bright and early tomorrow morning!

Recipe:
Hello There Hibiscus Card
Stamps: Palm Prints, Splits: Hello There, Some Like It Hot - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Aqua Mist - Papertrey Ink; Watercolor Paper - Ranger; White
Ink: Pale Peony, Berry Sorbet, Green Parakeet, New Leaf, Pinefeather, Summer Sunrise, Canyon Clay - Papertrey Ink
Other: Palm Prints Die, Some Like It Hot Die, MIMK: Sunshine & Rainbows Kit (sequins); White Embossing Powder - Filigree; Zig Clean Color Markers; Foam Tape - Scotch

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Introducing Palm Prints

Good morning, friends, and welcome to Day 1 of the January Papertrey Ink countdown! I still can't believe it's January, but anyway...this month I have the pleasure of introducing my newest set, Palm Prints (just a reminder...all of the new products being introduced over the next several days will be available in the Papertrey Ink store on the 15th at 10pm ET). I've been looking forward to this set coming out since I designed it a year and a half ago. There are so many fun, and versatile ways to use tropical leaves! I can't wait to share this set!

Tropical Sending Hugs Card

I started today's card by sponging Aqua Mist both directly on a white card front and through one of the Modern Background Stencils. Then I masked off a circle in the center with a die cut post-it and stamped a variety of leaves around the edge. I used Mint Julep, Vintage Jadeite, Ocean Tides, and Pinefeather inks.

Tropical Sending Hugs Close Up

Once that was all nice and dry, I removed the mask and heat embossed the Big Hugs sentiment in the center of the masked circle. I used gold powder for a bit of sophisticated flair and for a nice contrast from the greens of the leaves. To finish up, I simply mounted the card front to a Mint Julep card base. I love a nice, easy-to-mail, flat card!

Thank you so much for joining me today! I hope you've enjoyed this first look at Palm Prints. Make sure to pop in with NicholeAshleyBetsyDawnMelissa, and Maile to see more of this month's release. Have a great day and I'll see you again tomorrow!

Recipe:
Tropical Sending Hugs Card
Stamps: Palm Prints, Big Hugs - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Mint Julep - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Mint Julep, Vintage Jadeite, Ocean Tides, Pinefeather, Aqua Mist - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: Modern Backgrounds Stencils - Papertrey Ink; Gold Embossing Powder - Filigree

Monday, January 2, 2017

Moments Inked: Resolving To Read



Good morning, planner people! Today I'm sharing how I'm using my Moments Inked Planner as of late. My husband and I have talked for years about having our own mini book club and we're finally putting those plans into action! I created a little section in the back of my planner to keep track of what we're reading and my thoughts and notes about the books themselves.

Book & Planner

We're starting the year with Marie Kondo's The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. We're not exactly hoarders, but we figured this book might help us recognize and eliminate bad habits before they become problematic. Plus, who doesn't want to start a new year off on a positive note?

Reading Dashboard

I knew I wanted to compile all of my reading notes in one place in my planner, so I went about creating a simple reading section. My dashboard is a bit more complex than I typically would make one, but I wanted this section to feel special since this reading project is something I'm doing with Sean and I intend to see the dashboard regularly throughout the year (it's not a one-month-and-done sort of thing).

Reading Dashboard Close Up

I used Soft Stone patterned paper (adhered to white cardstock for stability) as my base and decorated with books I created using the Bibliophile stamps and dies. I wanted to keep the rainbow style color scheme used throughout the planner, so I used Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, Simply Chartreuse, Aqua Mist, and Winter Wisteria as the palette for my books.

To Read Tab Close Up

I also used one of the Tabbed List dies to create a tab for the top of my dashboard. This way I can easily flip to this section when I want to take notes. I used White Self-Adhesive paper for the label and stamped everything with the Moments Inked: Listed set.

Weekly Reading Page

I kept the pages incredibly simple. I used the Lined Refill Binder Pages and stamped them with the "date," "to read," and "notes" all from the Listed set using Smokey Shadow ink. Those prompts should be all I need to keep up with the reading. I like that there's plenty of space for notes because I want to be sure to write down all of my thoughts for the discussions Sean and I will have each week. I also like using the lined refills because if I need more room for any reason, I can just slip in another page. Easy!

Weekly Reading Tabs

I broke down the book into five weeks (I just followed the chapters) so we can work through manageable chunks and really digest what we're reading. I created a simple tab for each week using the Moments Inked: Divided die. I decorated the tabs with a patterned strip from Southwestern Style, "week" from Moments Inked: Remembered, and numerals from Get Lost. I used the same rainbow color scheme as before and I like how it coordinates with the planner pages.

Well, that's how I'm kicking off the new year with my Moments Inked Planner! I hope you've enjoyed today's post. Happy planning and all the best for a fantastic 2017!


Recipes:
Reading Dashboard
Stamps: Bibliophile, Moments Inked: Listed - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Fresh Snow Linen, White Adhesive Sheets, Soft Stone Patterned Paper - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Pure Poppy, Scarlet Jewel, Summer Sunrise, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado, Aqua Mist, Tropical Teal, Winter Wisteria, Royal Velvet, Smokey Shadow - Papertrey Ink
Other: Moments Inked: Binder Page Die, Moments Inked: Tabbed List Die, Bibliophile Die - Papertrey Ink

Weekly Reading Pages
Stamps: Moments Inked: Listed, Moments Inked: Remembered, Southwestern Style, Get Lost - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Moments Inked: Refill Binder Pages - Lined
Ink: Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, Simply Chartreuse, Aqua Mist, Winter Wisteria, Smokey Shadow - Papertrey Ink
Other: Moments Inked: Divided Die - Papertrey Ink

Thursday, December 15, 2016

December Release In Review

Good morning, friends, and welcome to my Release In Review post for this month's Papertrey Ink countdown! I have a handful of additional projects to share with you, so let's get to them.

First up, I have a card featuring Maile's new Swan'sational set.

I Love You Swans Card

This set is so elegant. I used the Cover Plate: Waves die to create a little scene, trimming out a few of the waves to create more sky space. I sponged each wave with Spring Rain ink and used the extra waves to create additional texture. I sponged the background with Harvest Gold and Summer Sunrise to give a soft glow.

I Love You Swans Close Up

I die cut the swans, stamping only their details, and tucked them into the waves. Then I added the waterlilies for an extra pop of color.

Next up, I've paired Heather's new To Have & To Hold set with Betsy's Inspired: Love.

Love Never Fails Card

I sponged a Rustic White panel with Aqua Mist before I stamped the heart-shaped wreath in Prairie Grass, Spring Moss, and Olive Twist. I heat embossed the sentiment from Inspired: Love onto a Lilac Grace banner and stitched it to the wreath panel.

Love Never Fails Close Up

Then I embellished the wreath with an assortment of flowers and adhered that panel to a Classic Kraft card base that I'd stamped with Background Basics: Super Gingham. I added a "love" die cut that I'd softly blended with Pale Peony ink and coated with Pearl pigment powder for shine. It's just the right amount of shimmer.

Maile's new Splits: With Love set is the star of this next card.

With Love Card

I heat embossed the floral blooms on a panel of watercolor paper and then added color with Harvest Gold, Pale Peony, Melon Berry, Berry Sorbet, and Aqua Mist inks. Once the background was dry, I stamped the leaves with Green Parakeet ink.

With Love Close Up

Then I die cut the smallest of the Tipped Tops shapes from additional watercolor paper and stamped the sentiment from the Splits set in Berry Sorbet ink. I love how all those colors are playing together!

And last but not least this month I have Nichole's new Stroke Speak set paired with one of Betsy's Thick & Thin dies.

Best Year Yet Card

I stamped the brushstroke sentiment in black ink onto a piece of Confetti Toss patterned paper. Then I trimmed the panel down about 1/4" to make room for the scalloped border. Next, I die cut the "thick" Celebrate word die twice (once from white cardstock that I'd run through a Xyron machine and once from Aqua Mist).

Best Year Yet Close Up

The Aqua Mist layer went back through the die cut machine with the "thin" Celebrate die and then I layered the two pieces. I sprinkled on glitter and it stuck to the exposed adhesive in the "thin" part of the word. I adhered the "Celebrate" to the patterned paper panel with foam tape and then adhered the panel to an Aqua Mist card base.

Thank you all so much for joining me this week. Make sure check in with Nichole, Amy, Ashley, Betsy, Dawn, Heather, Kay, Laurie S., Laurie W., Melissa to see what other projects they have to share today. See you again soon!

Recipes:
I Love You Card
Stamps: Swan’sational - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: white
Ink: Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Spring Rain, Smokey Shadow, Pale Peony, Berry Sorbet, Prairie Grass, Olive Twist - Papertrey Ink
Other: Swan’sational Die, Cover Plate: Waves - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch

Love Never Fails Card
Stamps: To Have & To Hold, Inspired: Love, Background Basics: Super Gingham - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Classic Kraft, Rustic White, Lilac Grace - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Prairie Grass, Spring Moss, Olive Twist, Pale Peony, Lilac Grace, Winter Wisteria, Harvest Gold, Aqua Mist - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: To Have & To Hold Die, Inspired: Love Die, Tag Sale #10 - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch; Sewing Machine; Pearl Pigment Powder - Perfect Pearls

With Love Card
Stamps: Splits: With Love - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Berry Sorbet - Papertrey Ink; Watercolor Paper - Ranger
Ink: Pale Peony, Berry Sorbet, Harvest Gold, Melon Berry, Aqua Mist, Green Parakeet - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: Tipped Tops Die - Papertrey Ink; White Embossing Powder - Filigree; Foam Tape - Scotch

Best Year Yet Card
Stamps: Stroke Speak - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Aqua Mist, Raspberry Fizz, Confetti Toss Patterned Paper - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: True Black - Papertrey Ink
Other: Thick & Thin: Celebrate Die, Loop De Loop Border Die - Papertrey Ink; Sugar Cube Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts; Xyron

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Mom & Me Valentine Inspiration

Good morning and welcome back to Day 5 of the Papertrey Ink December countdown. Today we're focusing on Valentine's Day! Coming up with cute, clever, and unique Valentines can be a challenge year after year. So Nichole and Betsy have designed some fantastic new products that will make it so much easier! Not only are these new stamps and dies adorable, but they're also so simple to use your kids can lend a hand.

Let's start with Betsy's Dress Up Dolls: Puppy Love set.

Puppy Love Valentines

I wanted to keep these little Valentines super simple so you could crank out a whole classroom's worth in an afternoon. I started by stamping the Bubble Talk speech bubble and sentiment and puppy from Betsy's new set onto a Tag Sale Quilted shape. Then, I used the Write Stuff Holders Die to add the pencil holder.

Puppy Love Valentine Close Up

Next, I colored the puppy very simply using colored pencils. I like to keep steps like coloring to a minimum whenever I'm mass producing and this is the sort of coloring that a kiddo may be able to handle after getting a little instruction.

Puppy Love Valentine Back

I adhered a second Tag Sale Quilted shape, this one in Pure Poppy, to the back of the first tag. This allows you to hide any scoring your cutting plate might have left behind and it also adds a little contrast behind the pencil holder. I tied a bow through the hole in the tag using baker's twine and added a "To:/From:" label sticker to the back. I dressed up the pencils with flags made from patterned paper and washi tape.

Be Mine Pencil Flag

The paper flags were die cut using the banner in the new Jumping For Joy Card Dies and stamped with a sentiment from Dress Up Dolls: Puppy Love before being adhered to the pencils. You could have your kids help with the die cutting and with attaching the flags to the pencils. They could also be filling out the "To:/From:" labels while you're doing some of the more skillful elements. The nice thing about the White Adhesive sheets is that it makes labels like these a snap!

Next up I have a gift bag made with the new Jumping For Joy collection. This collection includes a stamp set and dies that coordinate to create paper jumping jack toys. I remember these from childhood and I was so tickled to be able to put one together so easily.

No Lion Treat Bag

I began by creating my jumping jack. I chose to work with the little lion today. I began by die cutting all of the pieces from Harvest Gold and Summer Sunrise cardstocks. I added a bit of texture to the lion's mane by stamping one of the sunburst images from Shine in Canyon Clay. This is a step that honestly could be done by a child. I wasn't worried about making sure I was centered or anything and I stamped over areas a couple of times just to add a random effect. I also sponged a bit of extra ink around the edges to deepen things up a bit.

No Lion Treat Bag Close Up

Next, I stamped the lion's face using Summer Sunrise and Canyon Clay inks. I also added google eyes for an extra playful touch. Then, I stamped the lion's belly using Summer Sunrise and Canyon Clay inks. I did some sponging, but it would look equally cute with just one color or the other. Once all of the details were stamped, it was time to assemble my jumping jack.

Lion Jumping Jack Toy

You need brads and string, but it really is fairly simple. Just attach the limbs with the brads and then tie each pair together with string, twine, or thread. Then use a separate, longer string to tie the arms to the legs and have enough left over for a pull cord. I added a little toggle at the end of my string with some die cut circles stamped with a greeting from Jumping For Joy. It all sounds much more complicated than it really is. Mine came together in about 5 minutes.

Lion Jumping Jack & Treat Bag

You've got to have a clever way to present your jumping jack, right? Enter the Jumping For Joy Card Dies! I die cut the main rectangle from Aqua Mist patterned paper and adhered it to a white paper lunch bag. Then I die cut the banner from white cardstock and stamped the sentiment in Canyon Clay. I adhered the banner to the slot on the Card Die using foam tape and then tucked my jumping jack through the openings.

No Lion Bag & Peaches

I filled my treat bag with freeze dried peaches that I packaged in a clear cellophane bag tied with baker's twine. Other great healthy snacks might be trail mix, granola bites, freeze dried veggies, or fruit leather. And kids are great at helping portion out treats into bags - especially if they got to help choose the snack to be shared!

Thank you so much for joining me today. I hope to see you back here again tomorrow for this month's wrap up. In the meantime, make sure to pop in on Nichole, Amy, Ashley, Betsy, Dawn, Heather, Kay, Laurie S., Laurie W., Melissa, Erin, and Maile to see more inspiration. See you tomorrow!

Recipes:
Puppy Love Valentines
Stamps: Dress Up Dolls: Puppy Love, Keep It Simple: To & From, Bubble Talk - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Pure Poppy, Pale Peony + White Patterned Paper, White Adhesive Sheets - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Pale Peony, Pure Poppy, Smokey Shadow - Papertrey Ink
Other: Tag Sale: Quilted, Jumping For Joy Card Dies, Write Stuff Holders Die, Noted: Scalloped Square Die Collection, Red Chevron Washi Tape - Papertrey Ink; Teal, Cherry Baker's Twine - Divine Twine

No Lion Jumping Jack & Treat Bag
Stamps: Jumping For Joy, Shine - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Aqua Mist Patterned Paper - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Summer Sunrise, Canyon Clay, Fresh Snow - Papertrey Ink
Other: Jumping For Joy Card Dies, Jumping For Joy Dies - Papertrey Ink; White Embossing Powder - Filigree; Gold Brads - Making Memories; White Crochet Thread; White Paper Lunch Bag; Google Eyes

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Feel Better Inspiration

Good morning and welcome back to Day 4 of the Papertrey Ink December countdown. Today we're sharing projects for our under-the-weather friends and family. It's never fun to be sick, but a care package can make even the ickiest days a little bit brighter. Erin has designed a whole collection of products that will make it a breeze to deliver a ray of sunshine to your laid-up loved ones.

I've put together a gift basket full of my favorite sick day staples along with some adorable coordinating accessories I created to make it even more special.

Get Well Gift Basket

I filled my basket with a magazine, tea, a jar of local honey, cough drops, Alka-Seltzer + Cold, hand sanitizer, tissues, and lip balm. I don't know about you, but these are all things I reach for the moment I begin to feel a cold coming on.

Mini Gingham Tissue Box

Erin designed a tiny Tissue Box Cover Die to help you dress up mini packages of tissues. The result is so stinkin' cute! I created my box by stamping the Background Basics: Super Gingham pattern in Berry Sorbet on Pale Peony cardstock. I die cut two shapes and assembled the box, tucking the tissues inside before sealing it up.

Take It Easy Card

Then I created a card using Erin's Take It Easy set and her Cozy Bed Dies. I used Background Basics: Super Gingham in Berry Sorbet on Pale Peony for the comforter. Background Basics: Woodgrain came in handy to add texture to the headboard. The sheet and pillow case were sponged with Lemon Tart and the card base was sponged with Aqua Mist before I adhered the bedding layers and stamped the sentiment. I love how you can change the headline on the little newspaper. Such a fun detail!

Take It Easy Card Interior

On the inside of the card I stamped the pajamas in Pale Peony and the sentiment from Keep It Simple: Sending Hugs in Smokey Shadow.

Back On Your Feet Tag

I also made a tag with Take It Easy to tie to coordinate with my gift basket. I used Tag Sale: Quilted as the base and added a layer of Pale Peony cardstock that got the gingham treatment. I heat embossed the sentiment before I stamped the pajamas in Smokey Shadow and colored them with colored pencils. I adhered them to the tag with flat and foam adhesives for a bit of texture and then tied on a bit of yellow baker's twine. I love how easy it was to make everything coordinate!

Thank you so much for joining me today! Make sure to pop in on Nichole, Amy, Ashley, Betsy, Dawn, Heather, Kay, Laurie S., Laurie W., Melissa, Erin, and Maile to see more inspiration. Have a wonderful day and I'll see you back here again tomorrow.

Recipes:
Mini Gingham Tissue Box
Stamps: Background Basics: Super Gingham - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Pale Peony - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Berry Sorbet - Papertrey Ink
Other: Tissue Box Cover Die - Papertrey Ink; Scor Tape

Take It Easy Card
Stamps: Take It Easy, Background Basics: Super Gingham, Keep It Simple: Sending Hugs - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Pale Peony, Berry Sorbet, Classic Kraft - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Berry Sorbet, Aqua Mist, Classic Kraft, Lemon Tart, Smokey Shadow, Pale Peony - Papertrey Ink
Other: Cozy Bed Dies, Take It Easy Die, Noted: Scalloped A2 Vertical Die - Papertrey Ink; Colored Pencils - PrismaColor; Foam Tape - Scotch

Back On Your Feet Tag
Stamps: Take It Easy, Background Basics: Super Gingham - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Pale Peony - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Berry Sorbet, Smokey Shadow - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: Take It Easy Die, Tag Sale Quilted - Papertrey Ink; White Embossing Powder - Filigree; Foam Tape - Scotch; Colored Pencils - PrismaColor; Lemon Baker's Twine - Divine Twine