Thursday, March 10, 2016

Introducing Just Desserts & Sentiments

Good morning, friends! Welcome to this month's Papertrey Ink countdown! I am very excited about the sets I get to introduce to you this month. Just Desserts is a super-fun set all about cake, birthdays, and sprinkles (and who doesn't love sprinkles?). I also designed a coordinating mini set with even more sentiment options that will work beautifully with these colorful cakes. Just Desserts (and the rest of the March release) will be available for sale on March 15th at 10pm Eastern, but in the meantime let's get on to some projects!

Gingham Strawberry Birthday Ensemble

I thought it would be fun to create a card and tag ensemble using these new sets.

Version 2

I began with the card. I die cut the scalloped Journal Card Borders shape from Rustic White cardstock and stamped it with the Background Basics: Super Gingham using Pure Poppy ink. I adhered that to a Monthly Moments Journal Card 1, also from Rustic White cardstock, and stamped that with a sentiment from Just Desserts using Dark Chocolate ink. Next, I die cut the cake and fruit embellishments.

Sweet Birthday Wishes Close Up

The cake layers were stamped using Dark Chocolate ink and then I used a colored pencil to add shading. I left the frosting layer blank to make it appear to be vanilla frosting. The berry clusters were stamped with Pure Poppy, Ripe Avocado, and Enchanted Evening inks. I adhered the cake and fruit clusters to the Journal Card with foam tape and tied on a bit of baker's twine. I stamped an Enchanted Evening card base with polka dots using the matching ink before adding my focal point with foam tape.

Next up is the coordinating tag.

Sweet Birthday Tag

I wanted to keep things fairly similar, so I die cut the same Journal Card shape to use as the base of my tag. I also die cut and stamped the same Journal Card Borders shape. I stamped the sentiment, this one from Just Desserts Sentiments, and the cake layers on the Journal Card before attaching the scalloped gingham border. I die cut and stamped the berries with the same color combo as the card and adhered them into place with foam tape.

Sweet Birthday Tag Close Up

In order to make the Journal Card feel more like a tag, I added the hole reinforcer shape from Tag Sale #3 in Enchanted Evening cardstock. I used a Crop-A-Dile to punch a hole through the card and threaded it with Ripe Avocado Saddle-Stitched ribbon. I finished it off with a small Rustic Cream Button Twine bow.

So there you have it! I hope you've enjoyed this first look at my new sets. I'll be back tomorrow to share more with you. In the meantime, make sure to check in with Nichole, Betsy, Danielle, Melissa, Erin, and Maile to see more of this month's new products. See you soon!

Recipe:
Strawberry Gingham Birthday Ensemble
Stamps: Just Desserts, Just Desserts Sentiments, Background Basics: Super Gingham, Polka Dot Basics III - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Rustic White, Enchanted Evening - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Pure Poppy, Dark Chocolate, Ripe Avocado, Enchanted Evening - Papertrey Ink
Other: Just Desserts Die, Monthly Moments Journal Card 1 Die, Monthly Moments Journal Card Borders Die, Tag Sale #3 Die, Rustic Cream Button Twine, Ripe Avocado Saddle-Stitched Ribbon - Papertrey Ink; Baker's Twine - Divine Twine; Foam Tape - Scotch; Colored Pencil - PrismaColor

19 comments:

jan metcalf said...

Sweet looks!

Holly Saveur said...

looks so delicious!

Birgit said...

Oh Lizzie, I can't tell you how excited I am to see this new Just Desserts set! Right from the day of the sneak peek, I knew it would be on the top of my wish list for this release. I love the card and tag you made using it and can't wait to add this set to my crafty collection!

Janet B. from WV said...

I can't wait to see more of this set - it's the one I'm most excited about so far!

Diana K said...

Oh boy, I somehow didn't see this one coming. Sweet, fun card and tag this morning, Lizzie. Can't wait to see more!

artful-notions said...

Love! Want more and have to say, so excited that you did a tag! Love the options!

Linda Droege said...

This Just Desserts set was on my list even before I saw your adorable projects. Just wonderful!

Melynn Long said...

I feel like I need a fork! That is one great card.

Sheri Elmont said...

Soooo adorable!

Annheidel said...

Super cute card and tag! This new set looks like lots of fun. Can't wait to see more of it.

Sandy D said...

That cake looks good enough to eat!

Kathy Krug said...

Who doesn't love chocolate and strawberries. Sweet designs.

Sandy M said...

Your card looks good enough to eat. Marvelous card and tag.

Randi Jones said...

Ditto about looks good enough to eat! And Kroger has strawberries on sale this week!!!!

Brithzi said...

Your card and tag are very cute. Love the cake!

Lynn Put said...

I am totally smitten with this new set already! I had asked for a new birthday cake set last year, so to see that you've designed one is fantastic, thank you. I love what you've created here, your cake with strawberries really pops with your dark blue background. I can't wait to see more!

Jodi_E said...

This will be the first thing in my cart soon.
Love it!

Verite Trini said...

Gor-juss and Yummy. Lovely card & tag. TFS.

Jill Norwood said...

Love your projects and this wonderful new set! I know that I will be purchasing it for sure! Thanks for your beautiful inspiration and designs!