Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Introducing The Text Block: Christmas Die

Good morning, friends, and welcome to the first day of the Papertrey Ink September new release countdown! I am very excited to be sharing projects with you featuring the Text Block: Christmas Die (available September 15th). This die is all about celebrating the holidays! Let's get to a project shall we?

Side note: If you follow me on Twitter (in the sidebar----->) you may know this already, but we're right in the middle of moving and my hair is on fire. As a result my posts are going to be a little more succinct this month. If you have any questions just leave them in the comments and I'll do my very best to get back to you.



I impressed a Text Block: Christmas die onto Pure Poppy cardstock using the impression plate sandwich. I colored over the words with a glue pen and embellished with glitter (it looks patchy in the photo, but not in real life). The result are a bit like tinsel, which I love. I trimmed around the inside of the frame and matted it using a bit of gold cardstock I happened to have on hand.


Next, I stamped a Vintage Cream card base with holly and berries. I added Glossy Accents to the berries for a bit of shine. When that dried, I added the Text Block shape with foam tape. Easy, but sparkly and perfect for the holiday season. Try and forget that it was 82ยบ here when I made it.

Thanks for joining me today, everyone! Nichole and Dawn are featuring the Text Block: Christmas Die today and Betsy, Erin, Heather, and Melissa also have projects to share. Have a great day and I'll see you tomorrow!

Recipe:
Stamps: Mistletoe & Holly - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Vintage Cream, Pure Poppy - Papertrey Ink; Gold Leaf - Curious Metallics
Ink: Ripe Avocado, Spring Moss, Pure Poppy - Papertrey Ink
Other: Text Block: Christmas Die (available September 15th) - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch; Smokey Quartz Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts; Glossy Accents - Ranger; Glue Pen

22 comments:

jan said...

Pretty card!

BeverlyBL said...

Very pretty! I love your text block.

Good luck with your move!

Grace said...

Love the text block

Jillisgram said...

This die is just my favorite!

Tracy said...

so pretty and so Christmas-y! love it

Pat said...

Beautiful card. I can't wait to order this new Text Block.

Diana K said...

This is my favourite text block and I love your amazing stamped background on this card!

Kathie B said...

I really like what you did with this textbox. It looks somewhat easy to do and yet it is so very elegant. Thanks for the inspiration!

Sandy M said...

Having recently moved I sympathize. I love your card. Flower and holly stamps are my down fall. Absolutely love this card.

Cindy G. said...

I love your choice of soft colors on the "Happy New Year" card! Makes me realize you don't always have to stick to traditional red and green for those Christmas projects. Thanks for the inspiration!

Kathy Krug said...

Love the glitter idea.

Troy Louise Seegmiller said...

This is such a great text block! Thanks and good luck with the move.

Parker said...

You put in a lot of work with that glue pen, and your work is not for naught. Great job.

Sue said...

This is such a beautiful card - I really like the background created and the use of glitter!

Kari D said...

Oh my! I love this card. So amazing!

Helen F. said...

Oh Lizzie, your card is so pretty. What a great design, using that text block and awesome gold leaves on red ~ very festive :o)

Linda L said...

Love the text boxes! Quick cards are a snap to make.

jintyoo7 said...

FABULOUS!! Great work on the glittering. LOVE this text block :)

nancy jane said...

You stamp the most wonderful backgrounds, Lizzie. If I ever fall out of love with patterned paper, I aspire to reach your pattern making skills. Oh, and your card is so elegant. Good luck with your move.

JAVAGIRL said...

to stinking cute

Randi said...

Love the holly!

Roxanne Rawls said...

That is perfect! I love it!!!