Monday, April 13, 2009

Papertrey Ink!!!


Well...it is finally here! I have been working very hard on my projects for this month's PapertreyInk release. I am in love with the new sets that will be available for purchase on the 15th. Each one is so unique and versatile. I am afraid you will be seeing *a lot* of them in the near future.

For the first project, I was inspired by a *Tea Party* Birthday Party that my daughter is invited to on Friday. The invitation arrived in it's pink, black and white Damask glory, so what did I do? Yes...you are right, I got to work on some fun little projects to tuck in with the birthday girl's gift. Of course "Damask Designs" and the brand-spankin new "Tea For Two" set were the perfect stamp sets to create with. I started out by creating a set of 10 thank you cards and a coordinating card box to hold all of them plus 10 envelopes. I guess this gift is more for the Mother than the birthday girl, since she is only turning 6. I figured that her Mother could use them or she could let her daughter just use them for fun. There are 5 different designs, 2 of each. I couldn't share them all since this post is going to be long enough as it is! LOL!

I started out by creating a black base for each card and then using my swiss dot embossing folder I made a sweet blush layer for each card as well. Every card has the same layout, just a different tea pot for the focal image. I used one of my Nestabilites label die sets for the focal piece. I added some bling to both ends of the label. Since I was making 10 and they needed to fit into the box, I needed to keep the layers to a minimun as well as the foam squares which you all know how much I love to use. Hopefully these will fit into an envelope nicely and not require extra postage. Fingers crossed....





I made a belly band to go around the card box so that everything would be tucked away nicely and not fall open and have the cards go spilling out.


For the final project in the series, I used a plain wooden frame that I picked up at Michael's (the ones that are $1) and dressed it up. I thought it would be fun for the birthday girl to remove the focal image and replace it with a picture from her party. I began by painting the frame with Making Memories scrapbook paint. I then stamped the Damask images with Palette Noir ink and distressed the edges. The invitation came with the crystal charm that is hanging from the ribbon, so I put it to good use on the frame. While I would never throw it away, I thought I might as well give it back to the recipient in a way that she will be able to remember her special day. I do aplogize for the bad lighting on this one. I added some buttons and bling to dress it up. I kept the elements the same as on the card and box for a cohesive feel.

Now...totally changing gears and going for an All-Boy project that I made for my son. He will be starting baseball soon, in fact the draft is tomorrow. I wanted to have something hanging in his room that will let him now how special he is and hopefully the extra boost he needs to try his hardest. I am in love with all of the quotes and words that this set comes with. It will be a go-to set for all of my sports needs from now on. Heather really went above and beyond with this set. I actually used All Star Team and All Star Team Additions for this project.



ETA: I cut each piece into a rectangle first and then marked the center so I could cut them into triangles. I cut the green pieces 3 3/4 by 5 3/4. The Chocolate felt was cut 4 inches by 6. The white was cut at 4 1/2 by 6 1/2. Each one was layered, and then the white was pinked using good fabric pinking shears. The ribbon is adhered with staples and the buttons cover the staples.
I started out by making the banner base with Easy Felt that I picked up at Michael's. I really liked using this felt because it is stiff and it was so easy to cut using my rotary cutter and quilting ruler. I created 3 layers; green, chocolate and white. I don't know what colors his new uniform will be, so I opted for the tried and true Clearfield Thunder colors from football. Oh, did I mention how much I love this set? Each layer was adhered together and then I stitched each piece with my sewing machine. There is something really satisfying about sewing through 3 layers of felt. I can't explain it, you will just have to try it. LOL! I was thrilled to see how well the Fresh Snow ink adhered to the felt as well as the Dark Chocolate ink. Hybrid ink is fantastic!!!!

I used some SU! chipboard, raw and naked, for the letters. I did add a little Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the letters as well as all of the cardstock pieces. I was going into withdrawal.

One of my favorite parts of this stamp set is the tiny pennant images and the coordinating words that fit inside. This is just the icing on the cake with this set.













I had so much fun with this project and my son *loves* it! He was so excited that I made it for him. My daughter got a little weepy that I didn't make one for her.


So...on that note. I got to work on something *just* for her. I always loved getting personalized items when I was a kid, so I thought that I would make her a personalized notebook. She loves to get a notepad and sit and write all of the letters she has learned in Kindergarten. She could sit and write for hours, unless it is homework time! LOL!


I used Dawn's scrumptious new set called "Scattered Showers". Isn't is fun? I can't wait to experiment with it some more! I used a notebook that I had on hand that I picked up from Barnes and Noble; it is a great size. I covered it with bitty dots basics paper and friends til the end paper as well. Isn't the color combo scrumptious? I added quite a few buttons...did you see Nichole's announcement about the new colors?

I had to add the wellies from the Green Thumb set because they work so well with the umbrella. My sponge was still feeling lonely, so I added a generous amount of Vintage Photo Distress Ink to all of the edges. I created the tabs for the side by using my round tab punch by SU! I stamped all of the little sentiments from "Mixed Messages. I hope my daughter is pleased with her surprise.








I had so much fun with all of these projects and I hope you enjoy them! Thanks for fluttering by!


Supplies: Tea Projects
Stamps: Tea For Two, Damask Designs
Ink: Sweet Blush, Palette Noir or True Black
Paper: True Black, White, Sweet Blush
Accessories: Cuttlebug and Swiss Dot embossing folder, wooden frame, diamond gem stickers by Martha Stewart, True Black Saddle Stitch ribbon, Making Memories rose petal scrapbook paint, nestabilities label dies, foam squares, glue dots, blush buttons,

Champ Banner
Stamps: All-Star Team and All-Star Team Additions
Ink: Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Fresh Snow, New Leaf, Dark Chocolate
Paper: Kraft
Accessories: Circle Punch, Sewing Machine and Thread, Vintage Brads by SU!, sponge, Easy Felt, Ripe Avocado Saddle Stitch Ribbon, Vintage Buttons in Dark Chocolate and New Leaf, Linen Thread by SU!, chipboard letters by SU!, foam squares, pinking shears

Emma Notebook
Stamps: Scattered Showers, Fresh Alphabet, Green Thumb, Mixed Messages
Ink: Spring Moss, Summer Sunrise, Dark Chocolate, Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Paper: Vintage Cream, Bitty Dot Basics, Friends Til The End, Kraft, Spring Moss
Accessories: Vintage Buttons, Sewing Machine and Thread, sponge, Melon Berry Bitty Dot ribbon, foam squares, round tab punch, glue dots, notebook, staples

50 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful work!! Now I have to have 2 sets!!

Donelda said...

brilliant use of the rubber boots with the umbrella!! I am surprised that no one else had used them yet!!

jencaputo said...

my oh my these are absolutely amazing projects! I can only imagine how much time you've spent on them - they are so detailed and stunning! What a wonderful gift for your daughters friend!

Niki Estes said...

Youe projects are all so beautiful, Kelly! love your work!

Anne-Marie said...

Very beautiful and classy work! Many thanks for sharing. Can't wait till next month already. Keep up the good work!
Anne-Marie
SAlem, Oregon

LindaH said...

Kelly, what beautiful projects...your work is just amazing....I really like your style, and as usual thanks for allof your inspiration...now I just need to buy these sets and get moving...!!!!

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

GASP!!!!! GASP!!!! Gorgeous, girl!!! Beautiful work and project ideas!!!!! Fabulously done!!!!!

Jackie Pedro said...

I'm really at a loss for words!! Each project is just fantastic!! Your use of color and detail is amazing! Thanks for adding a few more things to my wishlist!!

Roxanne M said...

I love the card with the umbrella and garden boots. Too cute! Thanks for sharing. That penant for your son is so cute - such hard work! Great job!!

Linda Beeson said...

Wow, that pink and black combination is just plain wonderful! Perfect with that cute teapot!

Kurtis and Lindsey said...

These are amazing. I especially love the notebook. These projects are truly beautiful....WOW! ~Lindsey

Dana said...

Beautiful projects! Love the notebook for Emma. She will be amazed!!

Joan B said...

Gorgeous work. Every detail is perfect.

Claire Brennan said...

Absolutely stunning stuff Kelly - Wow!

Amy said...

Oh my word...you are just amazing, and the PTI are a perfect fit for you, Kelly!

One amazing project after another...you are going to make me a PTI snob, esp when it comes to those buttons, ribbons, papers...oh, and of course the stamps!

You don't know how excited I am for you and this new venture--a perfect fit!

Janine said...

FABULOUS!!!!

Danisha said...

Love what you did! I especially love how soft and how well the colors went with the notebook. I hate it when I want all the stamps in the release!!

Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

Fabulous! How wonderful that you are on the PTI design team...so love your style! Now you inspire me with PTI sets! Thank you, Kelly!

Brandi Parshley said...

Wow! They are all so wonderful! I especially love the journal! Such a cute idea!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

oh my goodness! Kelly all of these projects are AWESOME!!!! I love the tea party goodies...so Victorian and beautiful! I've been to a tea room and this project is just perfect.

The banner project is going into my favorites as well for ideas for my boys.

And I LOVE that notebook! I love the colors, the buttons, the layout, everything!!

Melissa Bickford said...

Kelly, you're work is absolutely AMAZING!! Every detail in every project is flawless!! Beautiful!!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Such beautiful projects Kelly! The tea set is so pretty. I love the shape of the teapot and can hardly wait to see others? The little pennants are so cute and you sewed them all, wow! I love the notebook you made for your daughter! That umbrella shape is wonderful and a perfect fit with the wellies!

jaime aldridge said...

oh my! i love the notebook for your daughter! those 2 sets go perfectly together! man! now i have to get both of them tonight!! i love your style! why haven't i stumbled onto you blog before?! thank you for the great inspiration! you have amazing talent!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my goodness! I don't even know where to begin! Each project is FABULOUS Kelly! You have been soooooooo busy!

Heidi Kilgore said...

WOW Kelly!
you've done it again! All of these projects are sensational! I really can't pick a favorite! Love the pink and black cards, and that frame is awesome! The notebook is so stinkin' CUTE! I may have to case it for gifts for my girlfriends. And, the banner is stunning! I never thought of trying it with felt. great idea! I love making banners for baby, or wedding showers etc. How to you adhere it to the ribbon? is it sewn on? and what about the ones made out of paper? I always have a hard time with that.

Wonderful projects! I am so glad you are working with PTI.

Hugs,

Heidi

Tamara said...

Fantastic! Your creativity is inspiring. I LOVE the banner you made for your son, and how nice to make a book for your daughter as well.

Anya said...

Oh goodness! The little boots from Green Thumb look so cute with Scattered Showers. Awesome jobs! Glad to see you as part of the PTI team!

HeatherC said...

I *love* your style. You have been my favorite gallery on SCS for years because of your amazing inspiring work like this! I am so thrilled to see all your examples with PTI. You really outdid yourself on these! Blessings!

lisa808 said...

Where to begin??? Everything is fabulous!

I just love the tea set ensemble. The pink and black together look great. btw--I am a big tea drinker!

The banner is great for a boy's room. What a wonderful job you did on it. And, the notebook is adorable.

Laura said...

Your work is just fabulous! I get so inspired to stamp when I pull up your blo and now I can't wait to purchase these new sets from PTI. I would love to make a pennant banner for my little league playing boys! They are the Cubs and Angels this season. If you don't mind me asking, what are the dimensions of the pennants? Thanks!

Marci said...

These projects are absolutely perfect! So happy you are now a part of the PTI team! Can't wait to see your creations every release! Thanks for sharing your amazing talent with us on a daily basis!

Helen F. said...

WOWOWOW! You have been so busy! All of these projects are very special. My personal fav is the Thank You card set ~ It's a lovely gift to give anyone. Really like the rain boots with the umbrella too, very cute.

Chrissi said...

Kelly, You are just amazing!! These projects are fabulous!

~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

A BIG congrats Amy!! All your projects are amazing! Lovely work!!

Shay said...

I LOVE all you did! Such wonderful gifts for your daughter's friend, your son and your daughter. I am sure they will all be thrilled! I know I would. I can't wait to see what you create next.

Shabby Horse Creations said...

You are so amazing!!! I love both the banner project as much as the notebook project. They are beautiful! Quick question ~ Do you have a die for the banner triangles or do you use your own measurements??? If so, would you mind sharing that? I think these are so cool and would love to be able to make one also. Thanks for sharing your creations!

Kellie B said...

AMAZING! Each project is so wonderful. You are extremely talented. Thanks for sharing!

Karen said...

Wowzers! These are So Fabulous!! I love the combination of Damask and Nichole's new tea set! The champ banner is great and I just love the felt you used!!! And that darling notebook you made your daughter is so stinkin' cute! Those rain boots go so well with Dawn's new set. Love all the colors and all those darling buttons!!!! So glad you are with PTI for the next two months....looks like you have a lot of inspiration to share!! :>

Connie said...

OH MY!! I am not sure where to start...my eyes are on eye candy overload! Wow, that set is just amazing! Love the colors. That banner is just amazing with all the details you put into it! Oh and the final card is just adorable...very springy! Love them all!!

Dizzy Broad said...

OMG! You are now one of my new favorite PTI designers!

Cynthia said...

Goodness Kelly! PTI has never looked so good! You surely didn't disappoint with your signature "knock em' dead" projects!! Wow on everything and ditto to all that has been said!!!! Wahoo!!

Nancy said...

I love the notebook you did for your daughter!

Jessica said...

What beautiful projects, Kelly! I love the black and pink stationery set. What a great idea to use the boots with the umbrella! The colors are so pretty and cheerful.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Stunning projects! I just love every piece. Beautiful colors and images... TFS!

Cindy Major said...

Okay, I love them all because the detailing and thought you've put into each project is amazing, but that notebook! WOW! The colors and design are incredible. You've outdone yourself on this one!!

TFS!
Cindy

Debbie Lee said...

GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS!! But, I especially LOVE the tea set cards!! Great job!! I can't wait to get my stamp set!

Ginny said...

Beautiful projects! I especailly love the gift for your daughters friend. She is getting a true work of art! Thanks for sharing.

Debbie Olson said...

Kelly, this set is out of the ballpark--WOW!!! My jaw dropped lower with every "page down." That scattered showers card is probably one of my all-time favorite cards!

Dawn McVey (dawnsing) said...

Kelly!! Oh my lordy bees....where do I even begin?!! Damask Designs with the teapots is DARLING and geez, louise, could the wellies be any cuter with the umbrella??? :) You did a FABULOUS job.....thank you so much!!!

Have a great weekend, Chickie!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

I don't think I have properly welcomed you to the team - WELCOME:)!!! You bring so much creativity and talent to the group! So excited to see what else you have in store for us, the projects you have created so far are GORGEOUS! Love them all!
Geny