Saturday, October 10, 2015

Introducing Fair Isle Borders

Good morning, everyone! Are you ready for the October Papertrey Ink Countdown to begin? I sure hope so, because we have a pretty great line-up for you this month. I am super excited to be introducing my brand new set, Fair Isle Borders, to you over the next few days. You're going to love how easy this set makes creating cozy backgrounds and decorative borders for all of your winter projects. Let's get to a couple, shall we?

Fair Isle Sweater Cards

Fair Isle Borders + Shape Up: Sweater Die = Match Made In Heaven. I mean, seriously.

I wanted to make two sweaters for today to show how easy it is to make cards for the ladies and the fellas using this stamp and die combo. A quick color swap and you're in gender neutral territory. So easy and versatile.

Masculine Fair Isle Pullover Card

Let's begin with the stylish gentleman's pullover. I began by die cutting the sweater shape from white and Pinefeather cardstocks. I stamped the multicolor medallion strip onto the white shape and then trimmed off the excess above and below. Then I trimmed out the same section on the Pinefeather sweater so that the pieces all inlay just right. I textured the pieces with the Linen & Canvas Impression Plate before adhering them to a white card base also cut with the sweater die. I then cut the trim pieces from additional Pinefeather cardstock and adhered them into place.

Masculine Fair Isle Pullover Inside

I wanted the visible interior of the card to coordinate with the medallion strip, so I trimmed a piece of striped Spring Rain patterned paper to fit inside and stamped it with one of the new Tucked In: Holiday sentiments from Dawn McVey. I used a Christmas sentiment here, but this card would also be perfect for a winter birthday.

My second card today is a more feminine version with a little surprise inside.

Feminine Fair Isle Cardigan Card

I began by die cutting a white card base and an additional panel of white cardstock with the Shape Up: Sweater die. I stamped both pieces with the same pattern and then trimmed them so that they would overlap once the card was assembled (essentially, I just cut them both so that more than half of the sweater remained). I created a hinge for the outer sleeve by folding a piece of cardstock before cutting it with the sweater die. I embellished the neckline, sleeve, and waistline with Spring Rain trim pieces.

Feminine Fair Isle Cardigan Inside

Next, I created a Soft Stone insert, cutting a slit to allow for the sleeve hinge, and stamped it with a sentiment from Cup of Cheer. Then, I die cut a Monthly Moments: Journal Card Pocket 1 Die from the swiss dot patterned paper out of the new Pure Poppy + White Basics Paper Collection. I adhered that to the inside of the card and tucked in a gift card. I embellished the outer cardigan flap with Fresh Snow buttons for a realistic finish.

And there you have it! Thank you so much for joining me today! I'll be back again tomorrow with more of Fair Isle Borders. Make sure to check in with Nichole, Betsy, Dawn, Heather, LaurieMelissa, and Maile for more of this month's fantastic new release. See you tomorrow!

Masculine Pullover Card
Stamps: Fair Isle Borders, Tucked In: Holiday - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Pinefeather, Spring Rain Stripe Patterned Paper - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Spring Rain, Pinefeather, Enchanted Evening - Papertrey Ink
Other: Shape Up: Sweater Die Collection, Linen & Canvas Impression Plate - Papertrey Ink

Feminine Cardigan Card
Stamps: Fair Isle Borders, Cup Of Cheer - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Spring Rain, Soft Stone - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Spring Rain, Pure Poppy, Simply Chartreuse - Papertrey Ink
Other: Shape Up: Sweater Die Collection, Monthly Moments: Journal Card Pocket 1 Die, Fresh Snow buttons - Papertrey Ink


Kelly S. said...

That sweater card with the buttons, ack! Love this, Lizzie!

JanetB said...

So cute!

Cindy H. said...

Wow, Lizzie, talk about creating outside of the box!! The button-down sweater is just AMAZING!!

bailey19 said...

What a cute idea!

BeverlyBL said...

Such a clever idea and executed to perfection. Love them.

Nancy Penir said...

No ugly Christmas sweaters here... just jolly masculine and feminine cozy goodness! Beautiful! Love the button one. Can't wait to play with this die again!

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Oh my, how cute are these sweater cards. I have an embossing folder that I may pull out and use.

DIANA L. said...

Wow so super cute Lizzie. Pretty sweater great idea!have a blessed day DIANA L.

Kay Miller said...

I just love your new stamp set this month Lizzie! I had so much fun creating with it! I'm so happy to be on this team and get to work with such beautiful stuff!! Absolutely love that sweater!! :)

SRob said...

Love your sweater cards. So creative!

Gina said...

Yay! I will definitely be getting this set to use with Fair Isle Motifs to make our Christmas gift tags this year.

I love the cardigan sweater card - that is so cute!!!!!

Kathy Krug said...

Such a cute stamp and cie set. Love your sweater designs.

Nora Noll said...

Oh so cute!!!

Mary W said...

Just in case you didn't get what a great card that woman's sweater is from all the comments, That was a Great Card!!! I think interactive cards really make a statement.

Diana K said...

Oh how I love that cardigan card - it's so darling!

jintyoo7 said...

Adorable :-)

Ohhh Snap said...

that sweater!!!

Unknown said...

Such a cool, different idea for a gift card! And who doesn't love sweaters!

María Alba Negrón said...

Hi Lizzie,

So original and cool your cards are!!!!!

María Alba

Shirley A. said...

I LOVE your sweater cards. So adorable!

Leslie S. said...

So so cute & to quote Randi, who doesn't love sweaters?!!

Brithzi said...

Cute projects!