Friday, February 10, 2012

Global Greetings - Day 1

Hello, Blogland! How are you today? Well, here we are - day one of the Papertrey February Anniversary Countdown. Yay! This month I'm introducing a series of five mini sets of international language sentiments. The series includes French, Spanish, German, Dutch, and Italian and they cover several common occasions: birthday, congratulations, baby, hello, and thank you. I truly hope these sets will fill a need for Papertrey's wonderful global community. Let's get to some projects, shall we?

Today I'm focusing on a couple of baby cards and thank you notes made using the Spanish and Dutch sets. When I started playing around with these sets, I knew I wanted to make a baby card or two. Then I thought of putting together coordinating thank you notes - a set of these would be such a thoughtful gift for new parents!

To start with the Spanish version I stamped the onesie with Enchanted Evening ink onto Spring Rain stock and embellished it with the smallest argyle pattern from A Little Argyle and the tiny ship from Bitty Baby Blessings. I trimmed that out and mounted it to a die cut Fillable Frames #1. That whole piece was adhered to a bit of Enchanted Evening cardstock and set aside.

Next, I cut a piece of Linen Vellum with the Small Scalloped Edge die to make it resemble waves. I stamped the sentiment in Enchanted Evening ink and ran the vellum through the Cuttlebug with the Plaid Picnic Impression Plate. I adhered the vellum to my base with vellum tape and wrapped the card with some knotted Pure Poppy Topnotch Twill before mounting the onesie panel with a bit of foam tape.

For the coordinating thank you note I stamped the larger ship image onto Spring Rain cardstock in Enchanted Evening ink and did a little coloring with my Prismacolor pencils. The sail was stamped a second time onto Linen Vellum and then trimmed out and adhered to the note with vellum tape. It would be super easy to put together a set of these in no time!

For the Dutch cards, I stamped the bunny from Tremendous Treats: Valentine in Dark Chocolate ink and colored her with my pencils. Her little heart-shaped tail was embellished with a pom-pom (tip: trim the back of the pom-pom a smidgen and it will sit flat against your cardstock).

I die cut a decorative edge onto a piece of Lavender Moon Bitty Boxes paper and stamped the sentiment with Dark Chocolate ink. I adhered that to the base (already textured with the Canvas/Linen Impression Plate) and embellished with a Lemon Tart ribbon/white floss bow treatment. The bunny was matted with Dark Chocolate cardstock and mounted over the ribbon with foam tape.

The coordinating thank you note features the bunny and the thank you sentiment from Global Greetings: Dutch. The bunny is highlighted with colored pencils and her tail is embellished with white flocking to give her a little texture. Another super simple design that would allow you to make a batch of these in a snap.

Nichole and Jess Witty are showing more of Global Greetings over on their blogs today, so make sure to check out their posts. For more amazing projects featuring this month's releases make sure to visit Heather, Maile, Lisa, Melissa, and Tiffany.

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you'll be back tomorrow when I share more of the versatility of these mini sets. Have a great day!

All materials from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted
Spanish Baby Boy Set Recipe:
Stamps: Bitty Baby Blessings, A Little Argyle, Fillable Frames #1, Global Greetings: Spanish (releasing on February 15th)
Cardstock: Spring Rain, Kraft, Enchanted Evening, Linen Vellum; generic white
Ink: Enchanted Evening, Pure Poppy; Versamark - Tsukineko
Tools: Fillable Frames #1 die, Picnic Plaid Impression Plate, Small Scalloped edge die
Other: Pure Poppy Topnotch Twill; Foam tape - Scotch; colored pencils - Prismacolor

Dutch Baby Girl Set Recipe:
Stamps: Tremendous Treats: Valentine, Global Greetings: Dutch (releasing on February 15th)
Cardstock: Kraft, Dark Chocolate, Lavender Moon Bitty Boxes Patterned Paper; generic white
Ink: Dark Chocolate
Tools: Canvas & Linen Impression Plate, Small Scalloped edge die; Circle Dies - Quickutz; Corner Chomper - We Are Memory Keepers
Other: Lemon Tart Saddle Stitch Ribbon; white pom-pom - Darice; white floss - DMC; colored pencils - Prismacolor; Fun Flock - Stampendous; Foam Tape - Scotch


Melissa said...

These are amazing, Lizzie! You designed these sets with such beautiful fonts! Love that fluffy bunny tail!

Gabby said...

Like the CAS look of all four of your cards! The details on the baby onsie card, as well as the cute bunny w/the pompom are terrific. :)

Unknown said...

Cute cards. I love the clean and simple look:)

Gabby said...

Forgot to mention that I loved the cute sailboat card, as well. So CAS, so CUTE! :)

Wendy ten Hove said...

These are so cute!! Love the images that you used and so funny to see the Dutch sentiments there!!
Hugs from Holland!!

Joyce said...

Just wanted to say a big congratulations to you on your new post. Your first (actually second) set is a sure winner. Very beautiful and useful, and your cards today are just darling. Way to go, girl. You've got an entire community cheering you on.

Holly Saveur said...

Very sweet cards !
Dank je voor de nederlandse teksten.

Helen L said...

Love your cards and the "foreign flair"!! Congrats on your new assignment!! I'll bet you are "hopping" from excitement!! :-)
And I'm wow'd by what you did with that white vellum!! (I never know what to do with vellum!) First the scalloped edges to look like waves, and then the embossing: brilliant!! (That's why you have the job and I don't:-D Have a great weekend!!

Jill Norwood said...

Lizzie - Wow I love these sentiment sets (especially the Italian!) and your design style. Beautiful!

Randi said...


Anonymous said...

Yeah french thank you or merci beaucoup

Cindy Gratton said...

I love the new global sentiments! My family in Canada are sure to appreciate the cards I will be sending them which I make from this set! Thanks for the great ideas!