Thursday, July 11, 2013

July Papertrey Ink Countdown - Day 2

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 NicholeDawnHeather, and Melissa for even more inspiration. See you tomorrow!

Recipes:
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

19 comments:

June K said...

Lizzie, your sets you designed rock. I love birthday stamps and dies. I'll have to CASE your favor box. So cute!

Jennifer K said...

Great sets, Lizzie! And I really love your pillow box project with the balloon cutout. So, so fun!!

Denise E said...

LOVE this set. The first pairing are awesome! That clear balloon on pillow box is amazing. What set are the sentiments on the flags from? The 'You're invited' looks familiar - one of the jar sets? I don't remember the 'Thanks for joining us'...is it on one of your new sets? Thanks for sharing your inspiration and talent. I'm loving all your sets!

Lizzie Jones said...

Denise, thank you so much for your kind words! The sentiment on the pillow box flag is from Do Me A Favor Tags and the sentiment on the invitation flag is from Friendship Jar. Hope that helps!

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

I love the matching invite and favor box - so cute!!!! I can't wait to see more of the balloon set - squeal!!!

Merryf said...

Lizzie, I always love every set you design! And today I love all of these projects! I am definitely needing some new birthday sets. And that candy pillow box -- that is genius!

Lee Anne said...

Wow! I love your projects today, Lizzie! Just wonderful. I have never thought to use Dot Spot as a sunburst - so clever!

Cindy O said...

Love your projects today! the balloon window with the white string makes such a cute candy box!

Gina said...

The pillow box idea is adorable with the matching card. What a fun little "Birthday Happy" for a friend or coworker as well as favor for a kid party. And I *love* how you used Dot Spot for the glow of the candle flame on the 2nd card.

Luvpurple said...

So cute, that balloon just gets me! So much cuteness!

Sharon said...

So cute to have card and treat match!

Susan Gosman said...

Love all your cards - the sweet favor box is especially fetching.

Jill Norwood said...

Love your birthday sets! And that pillow box is adorable!

Petti said...

thanks for sharing. love the new cards.

Grace said...

I love the pillow box idea. My favorite is the candle card using the dot stamp set as an luminating flame.

rush said...

love your sweet and simple birthday card, and the pillow box is so cute!

Pat said...

Really cool cards. I love your pillow box thanks for the great idea.

jintyoo7 said...

Such cute and wonderful ideas :)

Anonymous said...

Very cute ideas!