Well, here we are friends. Today is the wrap up for Papertrey Ink's April countdown. The new products will all be available tonight at 10pm EDT, so it won't be long now. I have a handful of additional projects to share, so let's get to it!
First up is Friendship Jar Flowers
and Bold & Beautiful
I used the rock 'n roll technique on most of the floral elements to add dimension. I added the pint jar in Spring Rain and the sentiment in Blueberry Sky before threading a twine bow through the panel.
I attached that, using foam tape, to a Spring Rain card base that I'd already embellished with Chicken Scratch Gingham paper. I used one of the small border bits from the Cover Plate: Delightful to add a petite row of scallops. As a final touch, I rounded the bottom corners to soften things up a bit.
Next, we have Splits: Get Well Soon
I began by stamping the halves of the splits image. I spaced them a little farther apart though because I knew I wanted to add in the die cut clouds. Next, I masked off the large elements on either side (the sun and the lightning bolt) and I sponged on Spring Rain (top) and Stormy Sea (bottom) inks.
I removed the masks and stamped the sun detail and colored the lightning bolt. I matted the edge with True Black and, with foam tape, mounted that whole piece to a white card base that I'd embellished with a strip of Bright Buttercup paper. I glittered the lightning bolt and layered on the aforementioned clouds before adding a Sketched Shapes sentiment banner.
How about a little teacher gift featuring What The Doodle: Apple
I began by creating a mini tote bag using the Fry Box Die. Do do this, just cut the two pieces as you normally would and then cut ovals (or some other "handle" shape) from each piece. I used a copy paper template to get them in the same spot. Then decorate and assemble as normal. I stamped the pieces with Polka Dot Basics III using the matching Aqua Mist ink.
I added the label using the Treat Box Tags Die and Treat Box Tag Lines with a Sentiment from What The Doodle: Apple. Next, I stamped the custom tissue paper. I just randomly stamped the smaller images in the set with Pure Poppy, Aqua Mist, and Green Parakeet inks.
I finished off the ensemble with a mini bag pick. I began by heat embossing the large apple on a Pure Poppy die cut. I attached that onto a Green Parakeet polka dot die cut using foam tape and then wedged a lollipop stick between the layers. I stamped the sentiment onto a small banner and then added that to the apple with foam tape too. It's the perfect size for a small gift, sweet treat, or gift card.
Next, let's take a peek at Super Succulents
I created a little indoor scene by creating a shelf from one of the border pieces from the Cover Plate: Delightful Die. I layered two Fine Linen pieces together to give a bit of weight without bulk. I sponged on a subtle background and stamped the planters and sentiment before attaching my shelf.
I added a die cut plant hanger before mounting the panel to a Terra Cotta Tile card front that I'd stamped with the mother-of-pearl-styled images using the matching ink. I love these little plants and I can't wait to use them again in the future.
The patterned paper actually ended up being a perfect match for the Paper Clippings: Thank You
set. This card would be ideal for thanking someone who checked on your plants while you were on vacation.
The card came together super quickly. I stamped the large sentiment onto the patterned paper using Smokey Shadow ink. I trimmed it down a little before using foam tape to mount it to a white card base that I'd already covered with another of the Super Succulents papers.
I heat embossed the small companion sentiment onto a tiny banner and used foam tape to attach it to the card front. I embellished with a few enamel dots and a matching embroidery floss bow.
Last but not least, I have a tag featuring the Dress Up Dolls: School Days
I wanted to keep this tag fairly simple, so I just used the accessory images and sentiments rather than one of the little people. I heat embossed part of my sentiment onto Pure Poppy patterned paper before adhering it to a white cardstock tag (just to give it stability). I added the frame before attaching the rest of the sentiment, heat embossed onto a banner.
I colored the die cut backpack and apple with colored pencils and added them with flat and foam adhesives. To finish, I threaded some Aqua Mist Saddle Stitch ribbon through the hole and tied on a Limeade Ice button with a bit of waxed white cord.
Thank you so much for joining me this week! Make sure to check in with Nichole
, and Melissa
to see more of this month's release. There were so many things I wanted to share with you this week that I simply couldn't get to, so don't be surprised if you see another post from me again before long. Happy shopping!
Note Of Thanks Bouquet Card
Stamps: Friendship Jar Flowers, Bold & Beautiful, Just The Jar: Pint - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Pure Poppy, Fresh Snow Linen, Chicken Scratch Gingham Patterned Paper - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Mint Julep, Vintage Jadeite, Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky - Papertrey Ink
Other: Cover Plate: Delightful Die, Rustic Jute Button Twine - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch
Get Well Soon Card
Stamps: Splits: Get Well Soon - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: True Black, Bright Buttercup + White Patterned Paper, Spring Rain - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Spring Rain, Bright Buttercup, True Black, Stormy Sea - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: Blue Skies Die, Sketched Shapes Die, Coaster - Papertrey Ink; Clean Color Marker - Zig; Foam Tape - Scotch; Crystal Fine Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts; Copic; White Embossing Powder - Filigree
Thanks Teacher Tote Ensemble
Stamps: What The Doodle: Apple, Polka Dot Basics III, Treat Box Tag Lines - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Aqua Mist, Pure Poppy, Green Parakeet + White Patterned Paper - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Pure Poppy, Green Parakeet, Aqua Mist - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: Fry Box Die, Treat Box Tag Die, What The Doodle: Apple Die, Limitless Layers: 2 1/4” Oval Die Collection, Tag Sale #10 - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch; White Embossing Powder - Filigree; White Tissue Paper; Lollipop Stick - Wilton
Happy Housewarming Card
Stamps: Super Succulents - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Fine Linen, Terra Cotta Tile - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Terra Cotta Tile, Ocean Tides, Aqua Mist, Smokey Shadow, Simply Chartreuse, Limeade Ice, Mint Julep, Vintage Jadeite - Papertrey Ink
Other: Super Succulents Die, Cover Plate: Delightful Die - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch
Potted Plant Thank You
Stamps: Paper Clippings: Thank You - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Super Succulents Patterned Paper, Simply Chartreuse - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Smokey Shadow - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukinkeo
Other: Tag Sale #10 Die - Papertrey Ink; Embroidery Floss - DMC; White Embossing Powder - Filigree; Foam Tape - Scotch; Enamel Dots - Studio Calico
Thank You Teacher Tag
Stamps: Dress Up Dolls: School Days - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Simply Chartreuse, Pure Poppy Patterned Paper - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: True Black - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: Dress Up Dolls: School Days Die, Tag Sale #10 Die, Aqua Mist Saddle Stitch Ribbon, Limeade Ice Button - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch; Waxed Twine - May Arts