Tuesday, November 1, 2016

More October Release Inspiration

Good morning, friends! Today the Papertrey Ink designers are sharing even more inspiration using the October release. I had a blast creating for the upcoming holiday season. A little mood music and a mistletoe candle and I was in the zone! This is going to be a photo heavy post, but I'm not going to go into too much detail, so feel free to leave any questions in the comments and I'll get back to you as soon as I possibly can. All of the recipes will also be at the end of the post, so you can check there for specific stamp sets, ink colors, dies, etc. That said, let's get on to the projects!

Let's kick things off with an ornament I made with Betsy's newest Tiny Town: Gingerbread die collection.

Gingerbread House Ornament

I used painted coasters to create a base. A little Mod Podge, Polyfil, and glitter makes for a nice, snowy landscape.

Gingerbread House Ornament Side

The fence, garland, and wreaths are from the coordinating Holiday Yard set.

Gingerbread House Ornament Top

There's a fine coating of glitter on the roof and architectural details to give everything a fully sugary vibe.

Gingerbread House Ornament Back

I sponged a little bit of ink around the edges, too, to give it a freshly baked appearance. I can't wait to hang this on the tree this year!

Up next, I have a hostess gift featuring Dawn's Cozy Christmas thermoses and a sentiment from Christmas Cuts Sentiments.

Hospitality Coffee Bag

This is the small window coffee bag that Papertrey sells.

Hospitality Coffee Bag Bow

I used both of the new bow dies to create a wrap around the top of the bag. It's not adhered to the bag, so it will come off easily.

Hospitality Coffee Bag Thermoses

The large Fancy Flakes die is a great base for these charming thermoses.

Next, I have a shaker card I made with Maile's Shaped Sayings: Christmas die.

Merry Christmas Shaker Card

I didn't use any stamps at all on this card. No stamps! The dies do all the hard work. I inlaid the Shaped Sayings die cut and cut out the center with a circle die (so you could actually see the shaker insides)

Merry Christmas Shaker Close Up

I filled my shaker with chunky glitter and sequins.

How about a gift tag? This one features Nichole's new Script Swirls: Christmas.

Script Swirls Christmas Tag

I stamped the sentiment and images directly on the tag and then layered a banner that I'd heat embossed with the "To:/From:" from Christmas Cuts Sentiments.

Next up, I have a colorful, modern holiday card made with Maile's new Quick Notes: Holiday set.

Quick Notes Merry & Bright Card

I die cut one plate from each color of cardstock and inlaid the strips in the white panel. I used the largest Double Ups: Rectangle to emboss scallops into the card base before adhering the striped panel into place.

Quick Notes Merry & Bright Close Up

I used assorted sizes of clear rhinestones to add a hint of sparkle to the snowflakes.

Another tag? Don't mind if I do. I used another of Maile's new sets, Splits: 'Tis The Season, on this one.

Christmas Candle Tag

I gold embossed the candle and holly frame onto watercolor paper and then colored it simply with Zig watercolor pens. The sentiment is also from Christmas Cuts Sentiments.

Next, I've used Betsy's Dress Up Dolls: Let's Bake set to decorate a tube of treats!

Christmas Cookie Tube

I heat embossed the sentiment onto the tube with white powder. You have to be careful of the plastic window if you do this - it will melt. I used a spare cutting plate to protect the window from my heat gun and I worked as quickly as possible to minimize heat exposure.

Christmas Cookie Tube Sentiment

The little baker fella was stamped onto white cardstock and colored with Prismacolor pencils. His apron was heat embossed and hand cut.

Christmas Cookie Tube Boy

I adhered him to the tube with scortape and used Pure Poppy Saddle Stitch ribbon to bring it all together. And just in case you're wondering, the tube holds 10 Oreos perfectly.

This next card pairs Nichole's Botanical Blocks IV with her Keep It Simple: Just A Note set.

Holly Just A Note Card

I colored the holly with Copics and used Glossy Accents to give dimension and shine to the berries.

Holly Just A Note Close Up

The focal block is surrounded with Aqua Mist blocks and the sentiment is heat embossed on a Sketched Shapes banner.

And last, but not least, I have a card made with Betsy's Inspired: Hope set.

Hold On To Hope Card

November is Lung Cancer awareness month, so I chose to use a white ribbon in my project. This design could be easily adjusted to accommodate nearly any colored ribbon though.

Hold On To Hope Close Up

I used my recent Make It Monday technique to create the background. The white space behind the butterfly wings is completely glittered, so it truly sparkles.

Thank you so much for joining me today! Nichole, Amy, Ashley, Betsy, Danielle, Heather, Kay, Laurie, and Melissa all have more to share with you, too. See you again soon!

Gingerbread House Ornament
Dies: Tiny Town: Basics Die, Tiny Town: Scallop Shingles Die, Tiny Town: Gingerbread Die, Tiny Town: Holiday Yard Die - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Classic Kraft, Pure Poppy, Mint Julep - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Cocoa Bean - Papertrey Ink
Other: Coasters, 1/4” Fresh Snow Velvet Ribbon - Papertrey Ink; Crystal Fine Glitter, Crystal Coarse Glitter, White Satin Acrylic Paint - Martha Stewart Crafts; ModPodge - Plaid; Xyron; Polyfil; White Crochet Thread; ScorTape

Hospitality Coffee Bag
Stamps: Cozy Christmas, Christmas Cuts Sentiments - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Sheer Basics Vellum, Ocean Tides - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Ocean Tides, Americana, Olive Twist, Spring Moss, Fresh Snow - Papertrey Ink
Other: Cozy Christmas Die, Fancy Flakes Die, Simple Gift Bow Die, Layered Gift Bow Die, Small Kraft Window Coffee Bag - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch

Merry Christmas Shaker Card
Cardstock: Aqua Mist, Simply Chartreuse, Pure Poppy, Sparkle & Shine Patterned Paper - Papertrey Ink; white
Other: Shaped Sayings: Christmas Die - Papertrey Ink; Garnet Fine Glitter, Crystal Coarse Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts; Marshmallow Sequins - Pretty Pink Posh; Marker - Copic; Foam Tape - Scotch; Xyron

Swirls Tag

Stamps: Script Swirls Christmas, Christmas Cuts Sentiments - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Pure Poppy - Papertrey Ink white
Ink: Mint Julep, Tropical Teal, Aqua Mist - Papertrey Ink; Onyx Black - Versafine
Other: Number The Stars Banner Die, Tag Sale #10 Die, Sunshine & Rainbows Sequins - Papertrey Ink; Cherry Baker’s Twine - Divine Twine; Foam Tape - Scotch

Merry & Bright Card
Stamps: Quick Notes: Holiday - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Pure Poppy, Pale Peony, Hawaiian Shores, Green Parakeet, Limeade Ice - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: True Black - Papertrey Ink
Other: Quick Notes: Holiday Die, Double Ups: Rectangles Die Collection - Papertrey Ink; Rhinestones - Darice, KaiserCraft, Mark Richards; Foam Tape - Scotch

Christmas Candle Tag
Stamps: Splits: ’Tis The Season, Christmas Cuts Sentiments - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Watercolor Paper - Strathmore
Ink: Versamark - Tsukineko
Other: Tag Sale #8 Die, Ripe Avocado Twill Ribbon, Rustic Jute Button Twine - Papertrey Ink; Gold Detail Embossing Powder - Filigree; Clean Color Pens - Zig

Christmas Cookie Tube
Stamps: Dress Up Dolls: Let’s Bake, Dress Up Dolls: Basics - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Pure Poppy Patterned Paper - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Tuxedo Black - Memento; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: Dress Up Dolls: Let’s Bake Die, Dress Up Dolls: Basics Die, Pure Poppy Saddle Stitch Ribbon, Kraft Treat Tube - Papertrey Ink; Silver Detail Embossing Powder, White Detail Embossing Powder - Filigree; Foam Tape - Scotch; Oreos

Just A Note Card
Stamps: Botanical Blocks IV, Keep It Simple: Just A Note - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: True Black - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Aqua Mist - Papertrey Ink; Tuxedo Black - Memento; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: Sketched Shapes Die - Papertrey Ink; White Detail Embossing Powder; Glossy Accents - Ranger; Foam Tape - Scotch; Glitter Pen - Sakura; Markers - Copic; Colored Pencils - Prismacolor; White Crochet Thread

Hold On To Hope Card
Stamps: Inspired: Hope, Life Is Beautiful - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Terra Cotta Tile - Papertrey Ink; Watercolor Paper - Ranger; white
Ink: Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold, Aqua Mist, Tropical Teal - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: Hope Die, Life Is Beautiful Die, Fresh Snow Satin Ribbon - Papertrey Ink; White Detail Embossing Powder - Filigree; Fine Crystal Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts; Foam Tape - Scotch; Xyron


Cindy H. said...

Love all these gorgeous projects! I am just so awed by the gingerbread ornament - the smoke coming out of the chimney is genius!!

jan metcalf said...

The bow on your treat bag caught my eye, and I love the swirls tag you made! And then the pretty hope card with the butterfly!

Randi Jones said...

You've been one busy, creative girl!!!

Nora N. said...

What amazing projects!! I LOVE the goodie bag with the coffee!! Such a great hostess gift!!

Birgit said...

What a wonderful array of projects here! I adore your little house ornament. Super clever idea of using poly fill for snow. What darling ideas and inspiration!!

Diana K said...

Oh, Lizzie! Just now getting around to checking out all of the extra inspiration. Your gingerbread house ornament is top on my list to CASE - I absolutely love how neat and cute it is. I can definitely see these hanging on my tree this year. P.S. Your other projects are all stunning too.

Unknown said...

i would be forever indebted if you could tell me how you got the plastic lids on those treat containers!!! the one that i tried is completely ruined as i couldn't get it on :(:( thank you!!!! happy holidays