Wednesday, August 14, 2013

August Papertrey Ink Countdown - Day 5

Welcome back for Day 5 of the August Papertrey Ink Countdown! This is my last day to share projects for this month's release and I have just a few more featuring the Tiny Take Out Box and the Rustic Burlap Impression Plate. Let's get going!

The first ensemble I have today is a little fella's birthday set.

I started with the box. I wanted to try creating a fabric box. I tried fabric with interfacing, but that wasn't quite sturdy enough. I tried laminating the fabric onto a piece of cardstock and that worked perfectly!

I die cut and assembled my box before cutting slits along the score lines on the short sides. Then, I slipped ribbon through the slits to create mini basket handles. From there I die cut and colored the rocket from Boy Basics Out Of This World set.

I embellished my rocket window with a bit of glitter for some sparkle and strips of crimped Harvest Gold patterned paper as flames. Then, I die cut a Countdown Details shape and stamped it with a sentiment from Faux Ribbon. Those pieces were then adhered to my box with Scor Tape.

Next I worked on my coordinating card.

I started by texturing a piece of Enchanted Evening cardstock with the Rustic Burlap Impression Plate and adhered it to a white base. Then I die cut a circle from Harvest Gold patterned paper and die cut a number 3 from the resulting shape. It's a little moon! I stamped "happy" on the moon using the Simple Alphabet and adhered it to my textured card front.

Then, I die cut the long banner strip from the Get A Handle On It Die Collection and cut one of the Birthday Trio Dies from that. That birthday banner was mounted to the card front with foam tape. Finally I die cut, colored, and embellished a second rocket and mounted that to the card with more foam tape and rounded the bottom corners.

My final project of this release is a very simple sympathy card.

I began by stamping the stems, leaves, and blooms for the flowers onto Rustic White cardstock. Then, I die cut and stamped a second bloom onto more Rustic White cardstock. I stamped my sentiment over the flower stems and textured the card front with the Rustic Burlap Impression Plate.

I deliberately didn't use my shim when I added the texture to ensure that it would be slightly more subtle on this card. I rounded the corners and mounted the extra bloom to the card front with foam tape. The last step was embellishing the bloom centers with small pearls.

Thank you for joining me over the past several days! Make sure to visit with NicholeAshleyBetsyCristinaDawnErinHeather, JessMaileMelissa, and Melissa to see sneak peeks of this month's new releases. See you soon!

Birthday Rocket Ensemble
Stamps: Boy Basics Out Of This World, Faux Ribbon, Simple Alphabet - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Enchanted Evening, Harvest Gold Patterned Paper - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Enchanted Evening - Papertrey Ink; Tuxedo Black - Memento
Other: Tiny Take Out Box, Rustic Burlap Impression Plate, Get A Handle On It Die Collection, Rocket Die, By The Numbers Die Collection, Suffix Style Die Collection, Countdown Details Die, Harvest Gold Twill Ribbon - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch; Scor Tape; Glue Pen; Super Fine Crystal Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts; Paper Crimper - Fiskars; Circle Dies - Quickutz; Corner Chomper - We R Memory Keepers

Soft Sympathy Card
Stamps: Meadow Greens, Think Big Favorites #3 - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Rustic White - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Spring Rain, Spring Moss, Dark Chocolate - Papertrey Ink
Other: Rustic Burlap Impression Plate, Meadow Greens Die Collection - Papertrey Ink; foam tape - Scotch; Mini-pearls - Mark Richards


Rhonda said...

Great inspiration for the August Release Lizzie. Can't wait to try the new things.

Nicole Parmentier said...

I love the paper strokes on the rocket, great idea!!

Jane C. (fellow Buckeye) said...

Your gift ensemble is darling and the sympathy card is so soft and beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.

Kathy M. said...

I love the simplicity and the soft look for this sympathy card - thank you.

Mary said...

I love both your cards today! My dad worked in space science, so I just need a bigger moon to make a card for an 83rd birthday ; )

Lindsey said...

Lizzie, I adore both of these cards (and the box)! The birthday card is too cute and I love crimped strips is genius! And your second card is absolutely beautiful. Stunning really.

Juanita B said...

Beautifully crafted ideas. The cards have wonderful color and great texture. TFS.

Unknown said...

Oh my, Lizzie. That sympathy card is breathtaking. So glad I ordered that set, and it's due to arrive some time this week! I'll be pressing it into service, pronto.

Grace said...

I love the cards especially the simplicity of the cards.

Susan Gosman said...

Your style is so beautiful and so inspirational!

Kim G said...

Love both your cards, but that sympathy card is just beautiful!!

Kathy H said...

Lizzie, your sympathy card is beautiful and perfect. My impression is of peacefulness. Perfect!

jintyoo7 said...

Fun projects, and your sympathy card is exquisite :)