Tuesday, September 11, 2012

September Papertrey Ink Countdown: Gingerbread Lane Day 2

Good morning, Blogland! From the sounds of things you're all as excited about this month's release as I am. Thank you all for your comments and kind words. I have even more surprises to share today, so how about we get down to it.

My first project is a card that shows the versatility of the little house in Gingerbread Lane (releasing September 15th). You can achieve a completely different look simply by shaking up your color choices.

I stamped my house onto the Kraft card base and added color to the roof and door with the corresponding fillers. The rest of the house was colored with a subtle blue colored pencil for a nice, soft, wintery look. I added the loop de loop image (look a little familiar? just wait, you'll see) to look like smoke coming from the chimney and embellished that with a stardust glitter pen.

I then took the In The Meadow snowdrift die cuts and sponged them with Spring Rain ink, shimmer sprayed them, and texturized them with the Woodgrain impression plate. I layered the final pieces to the card base and stamped the sentiment as a finishing step. The card is so sparkly and tactile in real life.

My next project for today is another sweet (literally) pillow box.

To get the masked label area I first drew an outline of my die on my cardstock. That allowed me to line up where I wanted to stamp my label and the outline isn't a big deal because it's going to get cut off eventually anyway. I then covered my label with a post-it mask and stamped the rest of my background.

Die cutting was next (I used painter's tape to keep my die in exactly the right spot when it was run through my machine), followed by embellishment with the small candy images and sentiment from Gingerbread Lane. The final step was glittering the candy bits. Now this box is all ready to give someone a treat come Christmas time.

And my final project of the day (along with my final introduction of this release) is a happy little gift bag.

Do you see my last surprise? The Loop De Loop Border die (available September 15th)! This die is a much larger version of the loopy image in Gingerbread Lane. It's about 3/8" tall and 8 1/2" long with open ends, so you can make your loop...uh...loop on forever. Or at least long enough to embellish scrapbook pages and gift wrap and whatever your heart desires. The loops are also slightly irregular so the border has a little bit of a whimsical, hand hewn look about it. I love it and I hope you do too!

Anyway, details about the bag...I started by stamping the herringbone pattern on my bag bases (the front and back are decorated in almost exactly the same way) and trimmed two white fronts to be just long enough to accommodate the height of my gingerbread people. Those white pieces were first stamped with the dashed background and then with the ginger folks and hearts. The white pieces were mounted to the green pieces and the borders were attached with a glue pen.

The sentiment panel was die cut and stamped with the frame from Fillable Frames #7, sentiment from Believe (an oldie, but a goodie), and a tiny heart from Gingerbread Lane. That piece was attached to the bag with a bit of foam tape. Finally I embellished the gingerbread people's buttons and the tiny heart on the sentiment panel with a bit of glitter (apparently I'm on a glitter kick this week). The bag looked a teensy bit empty, so I randomly stamped the gingerbread people outlines onto tissue paper. Much better!

I hope you've enjoyed today's projects. Make sure to visit Nichole Heady, Heather Nichols, Dawn McVey, Danielle Flanders, Jessica Witty, Melissa Bickford, and Tiffany Pastor for even more inspiration. Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you again tomorrow with a handful of additional projects. See you then!


Home for the Holidays Card:
Cardstock: Classic Kraft - Papertrey Ink; white
Stamps: Gingerbread Lane (available September 15th) - Papertrey Ink

Ink: Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, Classic Kraft - Papertrey Ink; Burnt Umber - Palette
Other: In The Meadow Dies, Woodgrain Impression Plate - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch; Colored Pencils - Prismacolor; Stardust Pen - Sakura; Shimmer Spray - Tattered Angels; mineral spirits

Candy Cane Pillow Box:
Cardstock: White
Stamps: Gingerbread Lane (available September 15th), Fillable Frames #7, Polka Dot Basics - Papertrey InkInk: Simply Chartreuse, Sweet Blush Pigment, Pure Poppy - Papertrey Ink; Burnt Umber - Palette
Other: Essential Pillow Box Die (available September 15th) - Papertrey Ink; Crystal Fine Glitter - Martha Steward Crafts; glue pen

Gift of Friends Gift Bag:
Cardstock: Simply Chartreuse, Terra Cotta Tile - Papertrey Ink; white
Stamps: Gingerbread Lane (available September 15th), Background Basics: Retro, Background Basics: Herringbone, Believe, Fillable Frames #7 - Papertrey InkInk: Simply Chartreuse, Classic Kraft, Terra Cotta Tile, Aqua Mist Pigment - Papertrey Ink; Burnt Umber - Palette; VersaMark - Tsukineko

Other: Front & Center #1 Die, Loop De Loop Border Die (available September 15th), Fillable Frames #7 Die - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch; Crystal Fine Glitter - Martha Steward Crafts; glue pen; lunch bag; tissue paper


Debbie Brackett said...

Great ideas! I really love what you did with the dies!

Melissa said...

Such sweet projects, Lizzie! I love the gift bag!!

Jennifer K said...

I love the Loop De Loop die! It's awesome. And your first card with the gingerbread house is wonderful - it's making me want the set.

homerjmo said...

I need these snowdrift dies!

LEG Studios said...

That gift bag is just too cute, Lizzy! I love the herringbone texture, the Loop de Loop border and the fact that you stamped your tissue! Cute! :)

Nancy said...

Adorable little gift bag, the gingerbread people are adorable, great job!

Denise E said...

That first house with snowdrifts is simply gorgeous! And, the ginger people, gift bag, all so cute. And, the stamped tissue paper! Brilliant! Thanks for sharing!

Amy Kolling said...

Lizzy, I'm lovin' the gingerbread people soo much! Thanks for bringing a classic image to PTI!!!

Susan Gosman said...

Tey are all beautiful, but I admit a weakness for the little gift bag.

conil said...

Oh my gosh. These projects are adorable. Love the kraft card and little box. Thanks for sharing.

MORMOR said...

I especially love the Loop de Loop die.It reminds me of a childhood song which is now stuck in my head - lol. Great projects and I know for certain I shall be purchasing Loop de Loop.

Jill Norwood said...

Love your projects and the sweet gingerbread people! :)

Sharon said...

Love the gift bag, especially the stamping on the tissue! And love the little house on the snowy drifts--so pretty and wintry!

Danielle Flanders said...

Super cute projects - am loving the sweet gift bag!

paperplay said...

Love your cards. I have been waiting for a pillow box die from PTI and here it is. That will be in my cart for sure.

Randi said...

Gift bags now, too? Awesome!
You know I already love your pillow boxes:-)
I can see the wine bottle tags as gifts for several members of our families!
Keep up the great work.

see mary stamp said...

Love the Loop de Loop die. Especially love it as an embellishment on the gift bag. So cute.

jintyoo7 said...

Lovely, just lovely - the loop de loop die is so very versatile :)