Good morning, friends! Today is the first group post in the June Papertrey Ink countdown and, boy, are you in for a treat! I don't know about you, but it seems like the fellas in my life all have a soft spot for anything with a V8. The products we're featuring today from Erin and Nichole are sure to rev their engines! I've even created projects for both little guys and more mature gentlemen with these wonderful stamps and dies! Let's take a peek.
My first project is a Father's Day card for my papa-in-law. This is a man who appreciates a fine automobile (he drives a canary yellow Corvette), so I knew these stamps would be right up his alley (no pun intended).
I began by stamping and die cutting the sports car from Need For Speed
. I used Terra Cotta Tile and Canyon Clay for the body. I used second generation Aqua Mist for the windows. It gives them a nice, pale blue tint that isn't too overwhelming. The bumpers are stamped in Stormy Sea and then stamped a second time with VersaMark so I could add a Perfect Pearl finish to make them more chrome-y. The tires are Smokey Shadow. I set that aside while I built the rest of the card base.
I began by repeatedly stamping the Route sign from Road Signed
onto a piece of Aqua Mist cardstock using the coordinating ink. I went back and added the route numbers with Road Signed Numbers. I chose state routes that have family significance to give the background a personalized feel. Next, I used the Movers & Shakers: Spinners die collection to cut a channel in the patterned panel. I also die cut a roadbed strip from Smokey Shadow cardstock using the new On The Road Die. I sponged the edges with the coordinating ink to give a bit of depth and die cut another channel with the Spinners die collection, reserving the die cut piece. I adhered the roadbed to the patterned strip and then adhered the whole piece to a white card base with foam tape.
Next, I stamped the sentiment from Need For Speed directly onto the white card base through the channel in the patterned piece. I then created a slider for the car to "ride" on using the reserved roadbed piece and an extra piece cut from white cardstock. I stamped the "pull here" arrow from Movers & Shakers Sentiments onto the white piece using Terra Cotta Tile ink. I adhered all of the slider bits together and tucked them into the channel, adding the car on top with foam tape.
Then, I die cut a Sketched Shapes banner and a Text Block: Dad shape. I trimmed the "Dad" from the Text Block and adhered it to the banner. Finally, I added the banner to the card with foam tape and called it a day. I think he's going to love it!
Next up, I'm sharing a baby rattle I made with Erin's new Stitched Car Die
Every little boy I've ever known has loved cars and I thought this new shape would make a fabulous toy for a small fella. My trainer at the gym, Rachael, has a six month old son and this will make a nice gift for him. I cut the car parts from Tropical Teal, Aqua Mist, Smokey Shadow, True Black, Harvest Gold, Vintage Cream, and Pure Poppy felts.
I stitched it together using the video Erin put together, but instead of just using polyfil, I also tucked in two of these rattle inserts (I found them online - just google "rattle insert" for tons of options). I made sure to protect them with plenty of stuffing, so the rattle is still plenty soft enough and safe for kiddos. They're also great for pet toys. Gus has been trying to steal the rattle for three days.
I wanted to dress up my gift a smidge, so I created this coordinating gift tote to go along with it. I began by stamping several of the images from the Road Signed set repeatedly onto Harvest Gold cardstock using Bright Buttercup ink. Next, I die cut that patterned cardstock using the Fry Box die. I cut mini handles using the small rectangle in the Summer Camp die collection and assembled the box as normal. I filled the tote with custom tissue paper that I stamped with the tread image from Need For Speed.
I also tied on a Keep It Simple Frames tag that I stamped with a sentiment from the new Keep It Simple: To:/From:
set. I love that there are several fonts in the set, so you can choose the perfect option for any style of tag.
Well, that's all for me today, friends. I'll see you back here again tomorrow for another group post. In the meantime, make sure to check in with Nichole
, and Melissa
for more inspiration. Erin
are also sharing more of their new designs, so make sure to visit them, too! Have fun hopping around!
Classic Dad Card
Stamps: Need For Speed, Road Signed, Road Signed Numbers, Movers & Shakers Sentiments - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Aqua Mist, Smokey Shadow, Terra Cotta Tile, Harvest Gold - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Terra Cotta Tile, Canyon Clay, Aqua Mist, Stormy Sea, Smokey Shadow - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: On The Road Die, Need For Speed Die, Sketched Shapes Die, Text Block: Dad Die, Movers & Shakers: Spinner Die - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch; Pearl Perfect Pearls - Ranger
Felt Car Rattle
Felt: Tropical Teal, Aqua Mist, Smokey Shadow, True Black, Harvest Gold, Pure Poppy, Vintage Cream - Papertrey Ink
Dies: Stitched Car Die Collection - Papertrey Ink
Other: Embroidery Floss - DMC; Polyfil; Rattle Inserts
Road Signs Gift Tote
Stamps: Road Signed, Road Signed Numbers, Need For Speed, Keep It Simple: To:/From: - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Harvest Gold - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Bright Buttercup, Aqua Mist, Tropical Teal - Papertrey Ink
Other: Fry Box Die, Keep It Simple Frames Die - Papertrey Ink; Cherry Baker's Twine - Divine Twine; Tissue Paper