Saturday, July 12, 2014

These United States & The Text Block: Thankful Die - Day 3

Good morning, friends, and welcome back to Day 3 of the Papertrey Ink new release July countdown! I'm excited to be sharing even more inspiration featuring These United States and the Text Block: Thankful die with you today. I have a handful of projects on deck, so let's jump right in!

My first card was inspired by a discussion on the Papertrey Ink forum. Lisa mentioned that it would be nice to have a set that you could use for coworkers when they get promoted, retire, etc. and it got me thinking. Here's the result!

I began by covering a white card base with a piece of Spring Rain Striped Patterned Paper. I stamped the watercolor strip to act as a shadow and then set the base aside. Next, I die cut and stamped the desk from Desktop Design using Fine Linen and Classic Kraft inks. I used a kissing technique with Background Basics: Farm & Barn to get the realistic woodgrain texture. I trimmed off the edge and then mounted the desk to the card front with foam tape. Then I stamped the phone using Pure Poppy and Smokey Shadow inks and attached a piece of black embroidery thread to look like the cord. I attached that to the card front along with the sentiments, also in Smokey Shadow, from These United States. There you have it! A going away card for an officemate.

My second card is another one that uses the These United States in a non-stately way.

I began by die cutting a Cover Plate: Hearts panel from white cardstock and heat embossing my These United States sentiment in gold. Then, I placed the sentiment panel on a white card base and traced a handful of hearts. I removed the panel, stamped the hearts with Spring Rain ink, and erased the tracing lines.

Next, I die cut a Small Scalloped Border edge from Enchanted Evening Bitty Dot Paper and attached it to the back of the hearts panel with foam tape. I added more foam tape to attach that panel to the appropriate place on the card base.

This next card pairs These United States with the new Phrase Play die.

I began by die cutting the Phrase Play die from Hawaiian Shores, Summer Sunrise, Limeade Ice, and white cardstocks. Then, I stamped the These United States message onto the sentiment bar and assembled the die (tip: I used a piece of sticker paper to keep everything together and it worked perfectly). Next, I stamped a scrap of Tropical Teal with the star pattern from Bitty Background Blocks II and then die cut the state of New York.

I heat embossed the "NY" and the star over Albany using white detail powder before attaching the state to the Phrase Play shape. Then, I die cut a Cover Plate: Circles panel from white cardstock and attached it to a white card base. I wrapped a piece of Limeade Ice saddle stitched ribbon around the card front and added a crochet thread bow before mounting my focal piece with foam tape.

My last project today features the new Text Block: Thankful die as a window card.

I began by die cutting the die from Berry Sorbet and Summer Sunrise cardstocks that I had Xyroned. I attached the Berry Sorbet shape to a piece of Clear Cardstock and inlaid the ampersand from the Summer Sunrise shape. I continued by adding a decorative edge with the Pinking Shears Border Die. Next, I stamped a panel of Aqua Mist cardstock with the smallest dot in Polka Dot Basics using Fresh Snow ink. I attached that to a white card base and cut a hole through both layers for the window. I added the Text Block piece to the card front with foam tape over the opening.

Then, I die cut two butterflies from the Love Lives Here Die Collection from vellum. I scored them down the middle and attached them to the card front, one on top of the other. I folded up both sets of wings for a bit of dimension.

Well, that's all I have for you today. Thank you for stopping by! I'll be back tomorrow with a few more projects to share. In the meantime, Nichole, Ashely, Betsy, Danielle, Dawn, Erin, Heather, Laura, Laurie, Maile, Melissa Phillips, and Melissa Bickford all have additional inspiration for you to enjoy. I'll see you tomorrow!

Office Move Card
Stamps: These United States (available July 15th), Desktop Design, Watercolor Wonder, Background Basics: Farm & Barn - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Spring Rain Stripe Pattern Paper - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Fine Linen, Classic Kraft, Soft Stone, Smokey Shadow, Pure Poppy - Papertrey Ink
Other: Desktop Design Die Collection - Papertrey Ink; Black Embroidery Floss - DMC; Foam Tape - Scotch

In My Heart Card
Stamps: These United States (available July 15th), Happy Hearts - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Enchanted Evening Bitty Dot Paper - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Spring Rain - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: Cover Plate: Hearts Die; Small Scallop Border Die - Papertrey Ink; Gold Detail Embossing Powder - Filigree; Foam Tape - Scotch

Greetings From NY Card
Stamps: These United States (available July 15th), State Abbreviations (available July 15th), Bitty Background Blocks II - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Hawaiian Shores, Limeade Ice, Summer Sunrise, Tropical Teal, White Adhesive Sheets - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: New York/New Jersey Die (available July 15th), Phrase Play #6 Die (available July 15th), Cover Plate: Circles Die, Limeade Ice Saddle Stitched Ribbon - Papertrey Ink; White Detail Embossing Powder - Filigree; Foam Tape - Scotch; White Crochet Thread

Butterfly Window Card
Stamps: Polka Dot Basics - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Berry Sorbet, Summer Sunrise, Aqua Mist, Vellum Cardstock, Clear Cardstock - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Fresh Snow - Papertrey Ink
Other: Text Block: Thankful Die (available July 15th), Love Lives Here Die Collection, Pinking Shears Border Die - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch; Xyron


Grace said...

What adorable and beautiful cards

Cindy H. said...

These are all beautiful cards! Love how you created the texture on the desk and added the thread for the telephone cord.

Kathie B said...

What wonderful cards! I love all the details you've included...such creativity. I am thing the "greetings from..." Card would make a wonderful gift for someone moving to another state. Thanks for all the inspiration...

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards. Love how you used the state die.

Melissa F said...

LOVE the Greetings from NY card best thought they all are beautiful!

Kathy Krug said...

Love how you used the cover plate in these examples. Wonderful colors and layouts.

Kathy Mc said...

Oh, Lizzie, these are gorgeous. Love how creative you got with your first card to satisfy Lisa's request! Super job once again.

Randi Jones said...

Lizzie is very accommodating w/special requests:-)