Friday, August 12, 2016

Thanksgiving Inspirations

Good morning and welcome to the Papertrey Ink August countdown! Today is our first group post and we're sharing all things Thanksgiving! Autumn crafting is some of my very favorite! I just love the rich colors and natural motifs. The new stamps and dies we're introducing today have me yearning for crisp air, turning leaves, pumpkin picking, and spiced cider. Oooh...I can't wait!

My first card today features Betsy Veldman's new Color Pop: Autumn Kit. I can't even begin to tell you how much fun it was to create the pattern on this card. Her pre-printed background papers make cards like this one an absolute snap!

Color Pop Autumn Paper

Before I show you the card I want to share a quick photo I snapped of the background pattern after I was finished with the stenciling. I started with the Fine Linen full-coverage pattern and filled in the blank spaces with the stencils included in the kit. The "elm" leaves were a combo of Summer Sunrise, Canyon Clay, and Orange Zest inks. The "buckeye" leaves were Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, and Ripe Avocado. The berries were Terra Cotta Tile, Pure Poppy, Americana, and Ripe Avocado. The flowers were Ocean Tides, Dark Chocolate, Simply Chartreuse, and Ripe Avocado. It turned out so pretty that I didn't want to completely cover it up!

Choose Joy Card

So instead I created a frame using one of the Stitched Rectangle dies with one of the rectangles from the Noted: Scalloped A2 Die Collection. I heat embossed a sentiment from Dawn's New Every Morning set onto vellum and adhered that into the frame opening. I tied a bow of Rustic Jute Button Twine through the holes in the Stitched Rectangle and adhered that whole piece into place on the front of my card.

Choose Joy Close Up

Next, I die cut the pre-printed flower stem (I love these patterned papers!) and adhered it to the card front with a bit of foam tape. Then, I embellished the flower centers very simply using Glossy Accents. It adds just a bit of texture without distracting from the sentiment or the background.

The rest of my projects for today go together as an ensemble for your Thanksgiving Hostess.

Autumnal Hostess Ensemble

Any of these items can stand perfectly well on its own, but presented together you have a nice gift that coordinates beautifully without being too matchy matchy. Let's start with the card.

Happy Thanksgiving Pumpkins Card

I began by sponging a bit of Fine Linen Ink onto a Rustic White card base. Then, I stamped the striped pattern using Plaid Builder and an assortment of autumnal ink colors. Then, I stamped the sentiment and the tall pumpkin from Autumn Pumpkins onto a smaller panel of Rustic White cardstock. I stamped and die cut the smaller pumpkin on an extra scrap before adhering it into place on the Rustic White panel with a piece of foam tape.

Happy Thanksgiving Pumpkins Close Up

I added a handful of Classic Kraft dots before mounting that panel to the card front with strips of coaster (it's thinner than foam tape, but gives a similar effect). The card still needed a little something, so I added a bow with a length of natural waxed cord.

Next up is the wine tag.

For You Wine Tag

I wanted to keep the colors similar to those on the card to make sure everything coordinated, so not much changed in that department. I began by sponging the Rustic White tag with a little bit of Spring Moss just to soften the white-ness. Then I stamped the sentiment from Betsy's new Paper Clippings: Thankful for you set with Cocoa Bean ink. I die cut and stamped the shocks of wheat and leaves (also from the Paper Clippings set) and arranged those on the lower half of the tag. Next, I heat embossed the sentiment from Nichole's Keep It Simple: From All Of Us onto an Americana banner (a Sketched Shapes banner that I ran through twice to get the double cut ends) and mounted it to the tag with foam tape. I finished things off by adding a Autumn Pumpkins gourd that I'd stamped and die cut just like the one on the card.

And last but not least is the little treat bag.

So Thankful Treat Bag

I started this one by die cutting the Get A Handle On It shape from Rustic White cardstock. I sponged on a bit more Spring Moss before stamping the wheat along the handle's curve. Next, I die cut the long banner shape from Ripe Avocado cardstock and stamped it with the Plaid Builder stripes using the matching ink. I adhered it to the handle piece and then layered on a Paper Clippings shape that I'd die cut from Canyon Clay. I adhered that whole piece to a kraft lunch sack that I'd trimmed down with pinking shears. I used a piece of velcro on the back to make it easier for the hostess to open the bag without having to tear the whole thing apart in the process.

Alrighty, I hope you've enjoyed today's projects! Make sure to check in with Nichole, Amy, AshleyBetsy, Danielle, Dawn, Heather, Kay, LaurieMelissa, Erin, Lexi, and Maile for more peeks at this month's releases. See you soon!

Choose Joy Card
Stamps: Color Pop: Autumn Mini, New Every Morning - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Classic Kraft, Canyon Clay, Vellum, Color Pop: Autumn Patterned Papers - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Summer Sunrise, Canyon Clay, Orange Zest, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, and Ripe Avocado, Terra Cotta Tile, Pure Poppy, Americana, Ocean Tides, Dark Chocolate, Simply Chartreuse, Saffron Spice - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: Color Pop: Autumn Die, Stitched Rectangles Die Collection, Noted: Scalloped A2 Die Collection, Rustic Jute Button Twine - Papertrey Ink; White Embossing Powder - Filigree; Foam Tape - Scotch; Glossy Accents - Ranger

Happy Thanksgiving Card
Stamps: Autumn Pumpkins, Plaid Builder - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Rustic White - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Fine Linen, Americana, Ripe Avocado, Cocoa Bean, Canyon Clay, Classic Kraft - Papertrey Ink
Other: Autumn Pumpkins Die, Coaster - Papertrey Ink; Waxed Cord - May Arts; Foam Tape - Scotch

For You Wine Tag
Stamps: Paper Clippings: Thankful For You, Autumn Pumpkins, Keep It Simple: From All Of Us - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Rustic White, Americana - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Fine Linen, Americana, Ripe Avocado, Cocoa Bean, Canyon Clay, Classic Kraft, Saffron Spice, Spring Moss - Papertrey Ink
Other: Paper Clippings: Thankful For You Details Die, Autumn Pumpkins Die, Sketched Shapes Die - Papertrey Ink; White Embossing Powder - Filigree; Foam Tape - Scotch

So Thankful Treat Bag
Stamps: Paper Clippings: Thankful For You, Plaid Builder - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Rustic White, Canyon Clay, Ripe Avocado - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Ripe Avocado, Fine Linen, Classic Kraft, Spring Moss - Papertrey Ink
Other: Paper Clippings: Thankful For You Die, Get A Handle On It Die Collection - Papertrey Ink; Kraft Paper Lunch Sack; Velcro; Pinking Shears


Julie C said...

Wow! You made some jaw-droppingly gorgeous background papers today! What a wonderful ensemble to share. Thanks for the great showcase Lizzie!

Cindy O said...

Beautiful, all of them! Especially love your first card with the vellum overlay.

Luanne said...

Gorgeous! Love all the sweet details you've added.

jan metcalf said...

Nice way to use the vellum on your first card! Great ideas Lizzie!

Cindy H. said...

OMGosh, you created that lovely designer paper?!! The ensemble is fabulous, Lizzie!

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Nancy said...

Great cards, love all the colors. Good idea to use just part of the new font from Betsy's stamp (for you) on the wine bottle tag, love the font! Nice idea too for stamping onto vellum (always forget that application).

Diana K said...

Can't believe how many details you added to these projects, Lizzie. Your striped stamped background paper is amazingly well done. I love everything about your hostess gift trio!

Jill S said...

Love, love, love what you've done with these products!

Unknown said...

Most festive!

Kari D said...

So creative. Really impressed with all of your projects, but LOVE Choose Joy. OH MY GOODNESSES! Frame, hydrangea sprig, vellum, background. SO MANY details that are drool worthy.

MTPatB said...

What a terrific treat set. The handle bag is my favorite.

Unknown said...

So many cool, colorful and useful gifts to give for Fall fun! Can't wait to get several of these great sets and make my own for gift giving!

Kathy Mc said...

The vellum with embossed sentiment is ideal with your lovely autumn background. First glance, I thought your striped paper was pre-printed vs. stamped by you. It's so perfect...not that I'm doubting your abilities one bit. Also love your cute gift ensemble, Lizzie!