Welcome back to this month's Papertrey Ink Countdown! I'm so glad to hear that you're enjoying the peeks so far and I can't wait to share even more birthday goodness today. Let's get started!
I thought I would begin with a little birthday invitation and favor ensemble. I started by die cutting and stamping one of the balloons from Birthday Bash (available July 15th). Next, I stamped a piece of Classic Kraft with Background Basics: Birthday Fun in white ink. I matted that with a layer of white cardstock, added a crochet thread balloon string, and adhered on a sentiment flag.
The balloon was added atop the flag and balloon string with foam adhesive. That whole piece was then mounted to a Pure Poppy card front that had been embossed with the By The Numbers impression plate. I finished it off with a crochet thread bow embellishing the balloon.
The favor box came next. I started by stamping another piece of Kraft with the Birthday Fun background strip and die cutting the Essential Pillow Box. I cut a negative from the pillow box using the new Balloon Bash die and adhered a piece of Clearly Creative cardstock to the inside of the opening. I pierced a hole and threaded through a bit of crochet thread that was then adhered to the base of the balloon with a tiny piece of Scor-Tape. Next, I assembled the box as normal, added a small bow, and attached a sentiment flag. The final step was filling the box with candies (after checking them for freshness, of course). That window really makes it on this one.
My last project today is a first birthday card featuring images from Wishes Come True (available July 15th).
I started by stamping a plaid pattern on my Berry Sorbet card front with watermark ink. Next, I die cut a Half & Half die and scored two lines near the bottom. I stamped my sentiment within those lines and added a shadow and "glow."
I die cut and stamped my candle next (I used one of the stitches from the Sew Simple Borders stamp set as a wick) and adhered that to the Half & Half shape using foam adhesive. I tied a bow around the card base and mounted my focal point atop that with more foam tape. A little glitter on the flame finished it off nicely.
Well, that's all for me today. I'll be back with more tomorrow, but in the meantime make sure to check in with Nichole, Dawn, Heather, and Melissa for even more inspiration. See you tomorrow!
Birthday Party Ensemble
Stamps: Balloon Bash (available July 15th), Background Basics: Birthday Fun, Friendship Jar, Do Me A Favor Tags - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Classic Kraft, Pure Poppy, Clearly Creative Cardstock - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Fresh Snow, Pure Poppy, Dark Chocolate - Papertrey Ink
Other: Balloon Bash Die (available July 15th), Essential Pillow Box Die, By The Numbers Impression Plate, Sketched Shapes Die Collection, Countdown Details Die - Papertrey Ink; Scor-Tape; Foam Tape - Scotch; white crochet thread
First Birthday Card
Stamps: Wishes Come True (available July 15th), Warm Happiness, Dot Spot, Background Basics: Super Stripes - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Berry Sorbet - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Berry Sorbet, Lemon Tart, Aqua Mist, Summer Sunrise - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: Wishes Come True Die (available July 15th), Half & Half Die - Papertrey Ink; Teal Baker's Twine - Divine Twine; Foam Tape - Scotch; Fine Crystal Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts