Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Gingerbread Lane Day 3

Hello, Blogland! Thank you for joining me for Day 3 of the September Papertrey Ink Release Countdown. I've really enjoyed sharing projects with all of you this week. It's so exciting (and a little bit relieving, too) to be able to show you what I've been doing lately. That said, I have a couple of additional treats to share today.

This first project shows how you can use the Essential Pillow Box for something other than typical gift giving (though it is great for that, to be sure). Today I'm using it as a placecard (with a special message inside)!

If you please, kindly ignore any visible water spots.

I started by cutting my pillow box and then adding texture with the Herringbone Impression Plate. The box is a smidgen too big to be textured in one pass, but the center score line is the perfect place for an impression plate seam so you can do it easily in two passes. I added leaves and an acorn from Autumn Acorns as well as a name plate made from Fillable Frames #8. I used Fresh Alphabet for my fella's name, but you could just as easily handwrite the names (especially if you have some long ones). A little twine bow finished off the outside nicely.


Inside the box is a small card stamped with lines from Desktop File: Inspiration and a sentiment from Think Big Favorites #19. These placecards would do double-duty on your Thanksgiving table: letting everyone know where to park it and letting them know exactly why you think they're so special. Awwwww...

Next up today is a batch of gift tags featuring imagery and sentiments from Gingerbread Lane as well as the super fun Loop de Loop Border die.


I used the same handful of supplies for all of the tags so they would coordinate. Every Christmas I use Kraft wrapping paper and red ribbon to decorate our gifts. The solid paper makes wrapping a snap and I can do whatever I want with my tags without having to worry about them clashing.


The smaller images and corresponding die cuts work perfectly on the Fillable Frames #9 shape (the Framed Out #5 image fits almost perfectly on Fillable Frames #9; I trimmed a tiny bit off of the straight ends to make it work).


The Loop de Loop border is wonderfully suited to decorate the holes in the ends of the tags or add a sort of papery fringe.


The larger Gingerbread Lane images are sweet-as-can-be on the Tag Sale (#4 above & #5 below) shapes. By using the same basic supplies, the tags can all be different while still remaining cohesive.


That's all for me today, but I'll be back tomorrow with Day 4 of the countdown. In the meantime make sure to check in with Nichole Heady, Heather Nichols, Dawn McVey, Melissa Phillips, Ashley Cannon Newell, Melissa Bickford, and Tiffany Pastor for as much inspiration as you can handle. I'll be back tomorrow with even more gingerbready fun. See you then!

Recipes:
Acorn Placecard Pillow Box:
Cardstock: Classic Kraft, Rustic White - Papertrey Ink
Stamps: Autumn Acorns, Fillable Frames #8, Fresh Alphabet, Desktop File: Inspiration, Think Big Favorites #19  - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Ripe Avocado, Canyon Clay, Classic Kraft, Terra Cotta Tile - Papertrey; Burnt Umber, Congac - Palette
Other: Herringbone Impression Plate, Autumn Acorns Dies, Fillable Frames #8 Die, Jute Button Twine - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch; Corner Rounder

Small Gift Tags:
Cardstock: Rustic White, Classic Kraft, Pure Poppy - Papertrey Ink
Stamps: Gingerbread Lane (available September 15th), Framed Out #5, Polka Dot Basics, Background Basics: Retro - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Classic Kraft, Spring Moss, Pure Poppy - Papertrey Ink; Burnt Umber - Palette
Other: Fillable Frames #9 Die, Loop de Loop Border Die (available September 15th), Gingerbread Lane Dies (available September 15th), Dark Chocolate Button Twine - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch

Large Gift Tags:
Cardstock: Rustic White, Classic Kraft, Pure Poppy - Papertrey Ink
Stamps: Gingerbread Lane (available September 15th), Polka Dot Basics, Background Basics: Retro - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Classic Kraft, Spring Moss, Pure Poppy, Fresh Snow - Papertrey Ink; Burnt Umber - Palette
Other: Tag Sale #4 Die, Tag Sale #5 Die, Loop de Loop Border Die (available September 15th), Gingerbread Lane Dies (available September 15th), Dark Chocolate Button Twine - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch; Cherry Baker's Twine - Divine Twine; Colored Pencil - Prismacolor


23 comments:

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Lizzie I've been loving your projects and your new Gingerbread set! Fantastic!

Thinking of you, lots of hugs!

Ann said...

Lovely projects again! Just love those tags - my favourite papercrafting thing! Can't wait to see more.

Donna said...

what adorable tags!

Debbie Brackett said...

Really cute ideas! Thanks for the inspiration.

Cindy H. said...

Love the little pillow box as a placecard - adorable. I'm so glad it's a die, too:) The gingerbread set is so cute - love that little house.

Helen F. said...

LOVE the pillowbox placecards and those darling gingerbread tags ~ kraft/red colors are my fave for Christmas wrap :)

Crabtree-Creations said...

These tags look good enough to eat!

Suzanne Russell said...

I fell in love with the Loop de Loop die today! (Just a little slow, here!) thanks for all of the great tag ideas as well as the adorable placecard/treat box for Thanksgiving. I'm glad to get a better idea of the dimensions for the finished pillow box -love it!

Jill Norwood said...

Love the kraft and red combo of your tags! And the box placecard idea is fab!!!

Jodi_E said...

Sweet! In more ways than one. I love gingerbread cople.

Cindy O said...

Love those gingerpeople! and thanks for showing the loopy border on a V curve - I was wondering if it would bend nicely, and it does.

Michelle said...

Super cute I've got to have this set and dies :-)

jintyoo7 said...

Adorable projects, the loop de loop die coordinates so perfectly :)

Susan Gosman said...

So creative - love the place card and the loopy border is just exuberant.

Denise E said...

So adorable....love the kraft/red combo on all the tags! You're making want to get crafty and get Christmas tags/wrapping all done! =o)

conil said...

Boy did you put the dies and stamps to good use here. Love your projects, clever girl.

Jennifer K said...

Loving these projects, Lizzie!

Sharon said...

Love your tags!

Connie and Jack said...

Awesome projects! So cute.
-- Connie C.

Mary Lou Kemp said...

Your tags are so darn adorable you have me rethinking the sets I want to order.

Sharon Jones said...

Absolutely adorable projects, Liz! I adore Kraft and red together, also and you have totally inspired me! Now I MUST get these for my Christmas projects, too!

Jennifer Lubbock said...

Awesome idea to put the thankful card inside the pillow box! Might have to do that for T-day this year.

Gingerbread Gal♥ said...

This set is so adorable! I can't wait to order it! Love, Love, Love It!