Monday, October 12, 2015

Holiday Pin-Ups Kit + Petite Places: Holiday Lane

Good morning, Friends! Today is Day 3 of the October Papertrey Ink Countdown and you know what that post! Today we're featuring two of Betsy Veldman's new sets, the Make It Market Mini Kit: Holiday Pin Ups and Petite Places: Holiday Lane. I have plenty to share with you, so let's get to it!

How about we start with a trio of treat bags made with the new Pin Ups kit?

Holiday Pin Ups Treat Bags

I used the printed papers in the kit to create these adorable packages. I cut out the individual pieces with the coordinating dies and assembled them onto the clothespins with a mix of flat and foam adhesives.

Christmas Treat Bags Close Up

These really couldn't be easier! I simply punched holes in the bags and threaded with twine (the red/green one is from the kit, the white is crochet thread I had on hand), adding a printed tag to each before tying a bow. The pins were clipped on at the end for an extra festive touch. I'll keep these on hand to use for my niece and nephew at the holidays.

Next up is a little bonus. I kept thinking about how this kit would be perfect for creating a garland to display the cards we receive through the season. I couldn't get it out of my head, so I went ahead and put one together!

Holiday Pin Ups Card Garland

I pretty much followed the same steps for the garland that I had for the treat bags, but this time I added glitter here and there on these clips for a bit of extra sparkle.

Card Garland Pins

I'm quite tickled about how it turned out and can't wait to use it this year!

My next project might be my favorite of today's post. I used the Petite Places: Holiday Lane set and dies to create this set of gift tags. There's something magical about Santa Claus that still gets me excited for Christmas even now as an adult. I wanted to capture a little of that magic while keeping the tags on the understated side.

Santa Tags

I began by sponging Enchanted Evening ink onto Spring Rain cardstock. Next, I die cut the snow drifts from White Shimmer stock using the Cover Plate: Waves die and textured them with the Woodgrain Impression Plate. I also die cut the house and window frames from white cardstock using the Petite Places: Holiday Lane Die and colored the doors red for a pop of color.

Santa Tag Close Up

I stamped the trees onto the sponged tags with Pinefeather ink and heat embossed the sentiment and Santa's sleigh using white and silver powders. I layered my snow drifts onto the tags, added my assembled houses, and tied on some red baker's twine. They turned out just how I imagined they would.

Lastly today I have a set of simple thank you notes that I created by pairing the Fair Isle Borders set with the new Keep It Simple Gift Thanks set.

Christmas Thank You Notes Full Set

It seems like every year we have a mad, post-Christmas scramble to find enough seasonally appropriate thank you notes to send messages of gratitude to our loved ones. Not this year, my friends!

Christmas Thank You Note

The cards in this set are all 4Bar size (4 7/8" x 3 1/2"), a size I really like for thank yous. I stamped the patterns on the inside of two of the cards and then used the Edgers #1 die for a peek-a-boo effect. One of the cards is just the opposite, with the sentiment on the inside and the pattern on the outside.

Christmas Thank You Notes 2

The rest of the cards have both the pattern and the sentiment on the front. The stamping is simple, but I kept the colors lively and cheerful to make them interesting.

Christmas Thank You Notes 1

I'll need to stamp a few more before we get to Christmas, but this is a pretty good start.

Well, that's all for me today. I hope you'll join me again tomorrow for more of this month's new releases. In the meantime, Nichole, Amy, Ashley, Betsy, Danielle, Dawn, Heather, Kay, Laurie, Melissa, and Maile have more to share with you today. See you soon!

Christmas Treat Bags
Supplies: Make It Market Mini: Holiday Pin Ups Kit (includes printed papers, dies, bags, and twine) - Papertrey Ink; White Crochet Thread; Foam Tape - Scotch

Christmas Card Garland
Supplies: Make It Market Mini: Holiday Pin Ups Kit (includes printed papers and dies) - Papertrey Ink; White Crochet Thread; Foam Tape - Scotch; Crystal, Onyx, Garnet Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts; Tiny Clear Rhinestone - Mark Richards; Copic

Santa Tags
Stamps: Petite Places: Holiday Lane - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: White Shimmer, Spring Rain - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Enchanted Evening, Pinefeather - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: Petite Places: Holiday Lane Die, Tag Sale #10 Die, Cover Plate: Waves Die - Papertrey Ink; Cherry Baker's Twine - Divine Twine; Silver, White Embossing Powder - Filigree; Foam Tape - Scotch; Copic

Christmas Thank You Note Set
Stamps: Fair Isle Borders, Keep It Simple Gift Thanks - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: White
Ink: Pure Poppy, Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado, Aqua Mist, Vintage Jadeite, New Leaf - Papertrey Ink; Onyx Black - Versafine
Other: Edgers #1 Die - Papertrey Ink


Darla said...

Those tags are STUNNING!

Darla said...

Those tags are STUNNING!

Nancy said...

Very cute and adorable items, great job!

Marcie Rhys said...

Fabulous projects, though my favorite has to be your house tag. It is a show stopper. Thank you for sharing all the details (that gorgeous sky and snow!!!), that make your tags truly extraordinary.

Diana K said...

Love these, Lizzie. Especially your Fair Isle thank you notes. My first thought for the Holiday Pin Ups was a little tree pinned with Christmas cards that we receive :)

jan metcalf said...

Love your idea for a card garland and your tags are beautiful!

Mary W said...

WOW the card garland is a great idea - every year we do one but have only hung side decorations but this year - THANKS! The deep blue sky against that crisp white house is so beautiful and the thank you cards would make up so fast that there is no excuse for waiting to send them after Christmas.

Kathy Krug said...

Love how you used the clothes pins to make the garland. So clever.

María Alba Negrón said...

Hi Lizzie,

Your projects are GORGEOUS, the PP tag is AWESOME!!!

María Alba

Brithzi said...

Lovely just lovely. Great tags. Wonderful release!

Paula said...

I love that Holiday Lane tag! How clever of you to use the wood grain embossing on your drifts!

Sharon said...

Love the little thank-you notes! Love the white house against that blue sky--so striking! Great projects!