Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Introducing Balloon Bash & Wishes Come True

Good morning, fellow crafty folks! Welcome to the first day of the July Papertrey Ink Countdown. Today I get to introduce two very exciting birthday sets and it's my sweet fella's 30th birthday! How fun is that?! Balloon Bash and Wishes Come True will both be available for sale on the 15th at 10pm; in the meantime, I get to share five days worth of projects that show the versatility of these fun, new sets. Let's get started!

First up is Wishes Come True. This birthday set features a series of 2 1/2" candles in a variety of patterns along with a handful of playful sentiments. Some of the patterns are even two-step images!

For this first card I started by stamping the candle outline repeatedly onto white cardstock. Next, I used several of the filler images to add color to the candles in a random pattern. I continued by cutting a strip of vellum, scoring it to create a raised banner, and then stamping my sentiment in black ink.

I adhered that to my base and used threaded buttons to hide the adhesive. It's simple, but that really allows the sentiment to become the focus.

On this next card, I wanted to show how well this new set coordinates with the previously released Shape Up Cupcake die (note: this card would fit best in an A6 envelope or in a Bulk Mail Envelope).

I started by die cutting my base and an additional front piece from white cardstock. I also cut the cupcake liner from Lemon Tart patterned paper that I had adhered to a layer of Lemon Tart cardstock. Layering the patterned paper with cardstock really allows the detail from the cupcake liner die to impress deeply and show well.

I stamped the front of my cupcake with polka dots and the sentiment before adhering it to my base. I added my cupcake liner, a Berry Sorbet Loop De Loop and a candle that I had die cut and stamped with the coordinating images.

I didn't use the candle outline in this instance, so I just drew on a wick using a colored pencil. I embellished my flame and my Loop De Loop with glitter for a little sparkle.

Now let's take a look at Balloon Bash. This set includes three patterned balloons along with multiple strings and several small embellishment images. You'll love how much you can do with this set!

I thought we'd start with a shaker card today. I started by die cutting my shaker balloon from the Aqua Mist panel and stamping my swirls and numbers onto a white base in the resulting negative space. Then I stamped my strings and sentiment onto the Aqua Mist panel. I adhered a small piece of clear cardstock to the back of my balloon cut out and created a barrier around the perimeter using thin strips of foam adhesive.

I used more foam adhesive to pop-up the whole panel and sprinkled a small bit of glitter in the shaker area before adhering that top layer to my base. I die cut and stamped two additional balloons that I then added to the front of my card. The last tiny detail was adding a dot of pearlized, dimensional paint to the center of the flower in my sentiment.

My final card today also features a balloon bundle, but this time I used crochet thread in place of stamped strings for a bit of extra texture.

I started by die cutting and stamping my balloons onto white cardstock. I followed suit with the sentiment onto a Fillable Frames #8 shape. I then stamped a white panel with polka dots and adhered it to a Simply Chartreuse card base.

The card was wrapped with a piece of Harvest Gold Saddle Stitched Ribbon before the sentiment was added with foam adhesive. The balloons (embellished with crochet thread) were added with additional foam adhesive. Lots of dimension on this one!

I hope you've enjoyed today's projects! I'll be back with more tomorrow, but in the meantime make sure to check in with Nichole, Betsy, Cristina, Dawn, Erin, Heather, and Melissa for even more inspiration. See you tomorrow!

So Many Candles Card
Stamps: Wishes Come True (available July 15th) - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Vellum - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Hibiscus Burst, Summer Sunrise, Limeade Ice, Hawaiian Shores, Lemon Tart, True Black - Papertrey Ink
Other: Limeade Ice buttons - Papertrey Ink; square punch - EK Success; white crochet thread

Make A Wish Cupcake Card
Stamps: Wishes Come True (available July 15th), Polka Dot Basics - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Lemon Tart Polka Dot Patterned Paper, Lemon Tart, Berry Sorbet - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Aqua Mist, Simply Chartreuse, Enchanted Evening, Lemon Tart - Papertrey Ink
Other: Shape Up Cupcake Die, Wishes Come True Die (available July 15th), Loop De Loop Border Die - Papertrey Ink; Fine Crystal Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts; Xyron Machine; Colored Pencil - Prismacolor

Shaker Balloon Card
Stamps: Balloon Bash (available July 15th), Fresh Alphabet - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Aqua Mist, Crystal Clear Cardstock - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Winter Wisteria, Hawaiian Shores, Lemon Tart, Aqua Mist - Papertrey Ink
Other: Balloon Bash Die (available July 15th) - Papertrey Ink; Chunky Crystal Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts; Foam Adhesive - Scotch

Birthday Wishes Card
Stamps: Balloon Bash (available July 15th), Fillable Frames #8, Polka Dot Basics - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Simply Chartreuse - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Simply Chartreuse, Aqua Mist, Terra Cotta Tile, Harvest Gold - Papertrey Ink
Other: Balloon Bash Die (available July 15th), Harvest Gold Saddle Stitched Ribbon, Fillable Frames #8 Die - Papertrey Ink


Cheryl said...

Lizzie, these sets are perfect! I love your style, and I love that you call your hubby your fella. :)

Evelyn S. said...

Beautiful, colorful cards!

Linda Nicholson said...

Beautiful cards one and all, but I especially love the first one (with all the bright, colorful candles) and the little shaker card!

Hope your 'fellah' has a wonderful birthday!


Jill Norwood said...

Lizzie your cards are wonderful! It is my son's birthday today too! I hope you enjoy celebrating with your fella! Love the shaker card you made! So fun! And the awesome candle background is amazing!!!! Your cards always inspire me! :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful cards today! So many ideas.

Grace said...

I loved the cards. The colours you used are beautiful.

Grace said...

Love the shaker cards. They are beautiful cards. You showed that these ballon stamps and dies can be used for all ages.

Pam Young said...

You have outdone your self with the new sets!! I love all your cards especially the cupcake and the one using the border boutique frame!!

TLady said...

I AM LOOOOOOOOVING this new Birthday set!!!!! :) SUPER CUTE CARDS LIZZIE!!!!!!! ( I used to live in Columbus!) :)

Susan Gosman said...

I love your cards - thanks for the inspiration.

jintyoo7 said...

Beautiful, love all the pretty details and colours :)