Saturday, September 10, 2016

Introducing Gifts Of The Season

Good morning and welcome to this month's Papertrey Ink new release countdown! It may be September, but it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here. This month, I'm debuting a new set called Gifts Of The Season. It's a $15 set that features a large stack of presents broken down into two pieces that you can stamp quickly and easily. I've been having a blast playing with this set for the past several days and I hope you love it as much as I do! Let's get on to a few projects!

My first card today pairs Gifts Of The Season with Betsy's new Dress Up Dolls: Elves set. I thought it would be fun to have a little elf carrying the stack of gifts.

Nice List Card

I began by sponging a white card base with Aqua Mist ink. Then I stamped on snowflakes with the Confetti Toss set. I glittered those and added a snowbank that I'd die cut from the In The Meadow dies and textured with the Woodgrain Impression Plate. I stamped the sentiment, included in the Elf Sentiments mini, and set that aside for a moment.

Nice List Close Up

Next, I stamped and die cut my stack of presents using Pure Poppy and Green Parakeet inks. I found it easiest to use the nested bow (inside the chevron package) and the string (inside the large polka dot package) as a guide when stamping. I die cut that and embellished with a handful of Hawaiian Shores bows. Then, I stamped the elf legs and dress and die cut those before coloring with Copic markers. I also die cut one of the Dress Up Dolls: Basics figures and colored the hands. Now, the hands on the Dress Up Dolls characters are actually facing the same direction, so I had to position them so that you wouldn't see the thumbs, but it worked out just fine. I adhered the elf legs to the card front with flat adhesive and then the packages followed with foam adhesive. Cute!

Next up, I wanted to create a card using the same layout and concept, but with a birthday theme rather than a holiday theme. I specifically didn't use any patterns on these packages that would scream "Christmas" so this set could be useful in the off season too!

Wish Big Card 1

I began this card in the same way, by sponging Aqua Mist ink onto a white card base. Then, I embellished the top half of the card with streamers from Hooray and confetti from Confetti Toss.

Wish Big Close Up

I wanted to make this card a little more boy-like so I stuck with a Hawaiian Shores, Summer Sunrise, Terra Cotta Tile, and Canyon Clay color combo.

Wish Big Card 2

I stamped and die cut the stack of presents the exact same way as the first card. I used Dress Up Dolls: Basics for the denim and little shoes. I stamped the sentiment from Stylish Sentiments: Birthday in Terra Cotta Tile ink on the card base before adhering the little boy and stack of gifts into place. I'm going to love using this set for birthdays!

And lastly today I have a set of gift tags to share.These came together in just a few minutes, but they are so, so cute! It would have gone even more quickly if I had just left them flat, but these are folded so you can add a message inside.

Christmas Packages Tags

I began by stamping the package three times, rotating between Pure Poppy, New Leaf, and Aqua Mist inks for the packages. I die cut those and added the bows in the third color (the Aqua Mist bows are the only ones I die cut - just to make sure they'd be visible) and the sentiment in black.

Christmas Packages Tag Close Up

Next, I folded a piece of cardstock and die cut the packages again, making sure the fold was inside the die so that there would be a hinge at the top. I used a piece of typing paper between my plate and my cardstock to minimize scarring the back of my tag while die cutting and it worked wonders.

Christmas Packages Tags Open

I stamped each tag with a "To:/From" message from Keep It Simple: To & From before adhering the stamped tags onto the front of the folded ones. Then, I simply threaded a loop of crochet thread through the bow at the top of the packages.

Ok, that's all for me today, folks! I hope you've enjoyed this first look at Gifts Of The Season. Nichole and Betsy are going to be showcasing this set today, too, so make sure to pop over to their blogs to see it in action. Dawn, Heather, Kay, Erin, and Maile all have projects to share with you too. Have a great day and I'll see you tomorrow!

Nice List Card
Stamps: Gifts Of The Season, Dress Up Dolls: Elves, Dress Up Dolls: Basics, Confetti Toss - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: white
Ink: Pure Poppy, Green Parakeet, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores - Papertrey Ink; Tuxedo Black - Memento
Other: Gifts Of The Season Die, In The Meadow Die, Dress Up Dolls: Elves Die, Dress Up Dolls: Basics Die, Woodgrain Impression Plate - Papertrey Ink; Fine Crystal Glitter, Chunky Crystal Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts; White Embossing Powder - Filigree; Foam Tape - Scotch

Wish Big Card
Stamps: Gifts Of The Season, Stylish Sentiments: Birthday, Dress Up Dolls: Basics, Confetti Toss, Hooray - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: white
Ink: Hawaiian Shores, Summer Sunrise, Terra Cotta Tile, Canyon Clay, Aqua Mist - Papertrey Ink; Tuxedo Black - Memento
Other: Gifts Of The Season Die, Dress Up Dolls: Basics Die - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch

Christmas Presents Tags
Stamps: Gifts Of The Season, Keep It Simple: To & From - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: white
Ink: Pure Poppy, New Leaf, Aqua Mist, True Black - Papertrey Ink
Other: Gifts Of The Season Die - Papertrey Ink; White Crochet Thread


June K said...

Totally cute, Lizzie - both the design of the new stamp set and all the cards and tags. You've designed a very versatile set. And I love the legs showing. So cute. These really do make such pretty gift tags.

Ginger said...

Who doesn't love and want presents. Lovely stamp set to celebrate.

Diana K said...

Love this, Lizzie! Both your adorable projects and your latest stamp set. Genius!

bailey19 said...

Just soooooo much fun! Love the tags!

Nancy Penir said...

Those tags are wonderful! Adorable cards with the elves carrying their treasure!

Vicki Finger said...

I love your clever stamp set! How much fun that will be and so many color combinations will be possible!

Connie G said...

Your cards are so so cute! Love the gifts. You could use for so many occasions. Adorable as tags too!!

Marcie Rhys said...

Oh, your "Gifts of the Season" stamp is TOO wonderful! I promised myself I would buy no more Christmas sets, but now you've ruined that promise. You put so much detail into the boxes (love that herringbone!), that the final image looks like many stamps, not just two. (Boy am I glad I finally have a MISTI so I don't misalign that fabulous marriage.) By the way, don't you just love what Betsy did with that first gold one?!

You really design the fabulous and innovative stamp sets. I'm so happy you work with my favorite stamp company. Thank you for participating in my creative life!

Gina said...

I was thinking your gift stackers would make great holiday gift I love seeing you used them that way! I'm in!!!! Can't wait to get this set, Lizzie!! I love it!

Nancy said...

LOVE those adorable tags!

Kari D said...

Just love this. Amazing color schemes and truly appreciate the effort you took to make sure we could use all year thru! Can't wait to play with these.

Kari D said...

Just love this. Amazing color schemes and truly appreciate the effort you took to make sure we could use all year thru! Can't wait to play with these.

Jill said...

Oh how cute and fun your cards are---love the tags---must have this wonderful set!!! Thanks

JanetB said...

Great ideas!

nancy said...

This is a brilliant design, Lizzie. I thought that when the stamps were sneak peeked and even more so after seeing them in use.

Imke said...

Super cool and FUN cards, Lizzy and it totally love the gift tags !

TeresaC said...

Just lovely, Lizzie!! Love your new stamp set and love your projects!! :)

Leslie S. said...

Oh my Lizzie, the cards & gift tags are so so cute! Fabulous!!

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Super cute projects! Love the elf legs sticking out under the presents!

Sharon said...

Super cute, Lizzie! Love the color scheme of Pure Poppy and Green Parakeet. Also love that the stack of presents can be used for birthdays too!

The Paper Toile said...

Beautiful tags, Lizzie! LOVE!

Jill Norwood said...

Such a wonderful new stamp set Lizzie! The cards are so cute! Love the fact you can use it for birthdays too or any celebration really! And the tags are so fabulous!

María Alba Negrón said...

Hi Lizzie,


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BeverlyBL said...

Love your darling tags. Love the simple version of your card.

Joan V said...

Okay, you are so creative to have the little girl and boy holding the packages. So cute. I am loving that Gifts of the Season stamp. Thanks for the inspiration.