Saturday, January 10, 2015

Introducing The Text Block: Party Time Die

Good morning, Friends, and welcome to the first day of the Papertrey Ink January Countdown! This month I have the great pleasure of getting to introduce you to a brand new Text Block die. This fun new die is all about party time! It also features a bundle of balloons that you can color block, use to highlight a particular day, or paper piece. The possibilities are endless!

Today I've used the new Text Block: Party Time die to create a colorful birthday card with tons of playful pattern!


I began by die cutting my die shape out of white cardstock. I adhered that to an Aqua Mist layer and then die cut and stamped the individual balloons. I used images from Bitty Background Blocks and Bitty Background Blocks II to give each balloon (or balloon section) a unique pattern.


Once my focal point was assembled, I impressed a piece of Pure Poppy cardstock with the Center Stage Cover Plate and adhered it to a white card base. I wrapped baker's twine around the base a couple of times and tied it in a bow. I mounted the Text Block shape to the card front with foam tape and called it a day. I just love how cheerful the multicolored balloons make this card!

Thank you for stopping by today! I'll see you again tomorrow with another project featuring the Text Block: Party Time Die. In the meantime, make sure to check in with Nichole, Betsy, Dawn, Erin, Heather, Melissa Phillips, Lexi, and Melissa Bickford for even more projects featuring this month's release. Have a wonderful day!

Recipe:
Stamps: Bitty Background Blocks, Bitty Background Blocks II - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Aqua Mist, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Limeade Ice, Blueberry Sky, Plum Pudding, Pure Poppy, New Leaf, Tropical Teal - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Limeade Ice, Blueberry Sky, Plum Pudding, Pure Poppy, New Leaf, Tropical Teal - Papertrey Ink
Other: Text Block: Party Time Die (available January 15th), Center Stage Cover Plate - Papertrey Ink; Lemon Baker's Twine - Divine Twine; Foam Tape - Scotch; Xyron

24 comments:

Kelly Flaherty said...

What a fun die! I haven't tried any of the text block, but certainly will now. Your colors are so happy and I'm looking forward to seeing your future projects.

Joan B said...

i love how you used different papers where the balloons overlap. so clever!!! this die is awesome.

Lynn S said...

Such a fun Birthday card. Luv this die. Thank you for sharing.

Donna Cala said...

Awesome card! I love all the colors and the overlapping balloons.

Kris said...

Oh my...bright and cheerful card. This die looks very fun!

Joan V said...

Wow, very festive card. I haven't tried this technique, but this balloon one would be so fun.

Marybeth said...

Oh my gosh this is such a great party card! Love all the inlays!

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

AWESOME die!!!! Love those balloons!

Elaine Cook said...

What a fun card! This die will make birthday cards so easy!!

Lindsey said...

This is so fun! Love it!

Charmaine said...

I am definitely going to attempt to recreate this card when I get that die in my hot little hands! Thanks for the inspiration!

Kathy Mc said...

Lizzie, your multicolored & textured balloons really do make for a cheerful birthday card. This is awesome!

jintyoo7 said...

Gorgeous - love all the colors :-)

nancy jane said...

This was a fun surprise, Lizzie. Balloons are such a timeless, season-less way to wish someone a happy birthday, which makes me a huge fan of them. I'm looking forward to seeing more of what you create with this die.

Tami Babcock said...

That's adorable!!! Love it!

3 Happy Crafters said...

This is my favorite text block yet!

Patt H. said...

Love this card! Wonderful colors & a great card for anyone. That die is going to be in my craft space shortly!

Sharon said...

One fun, bright card you've created! Who wouldn't love to receive such a great card? Thanks for sharing.

Diana K said...

What a totally fabulous and fun birthday product! It can work for anyone,making it a must-have for me.

Sandy M said...

I want that die and I want it NOW! I can see a lot of use for my birthday cards.

Randi Jones said...

My kind of colors! The card is festive, too:-)

Kathy Krug said...

What a fabulous die for a birthday card or invitation. Love how you made each balloon different.

Anonymous said...

This new Text Block: Party die is my favorite die in this series - it's so versatile! Love the balloons. Really like the bright cheerful colors of the card.

Josiane

Beth H. said...

Great creations! Loving the bright colors! Nice change from Christmas:) The way you put the date in the balloon is genius!