We've reached that halfway point for the Papertrey Ink October release countdown! What's been your favorite so far? I'm not sure I could say because I'm loving it all this month! My Christmas card stash is growing nicely! I have two projects to share with you today, and up first is this AMAZING new sentiment set called Grand Christmas Sentiments! I absolutely adore these new large sentiments and can't wait to try them all! I chose to use the JOY sentiment for this peppermint inspired card!
I used the leaves, candy canes, and berries from the new Go-To Gift Card Holder: Cozy Mitten stamp/die set that is also being showcased today! To begin this card, I die cut the candy canes, berries, holly leaves, bow, and pine wisps. I stamped the berries and candy canes using Pure Poppy ink. I used a blender brush to add Mint Julep, Vintage Jadeite, and Pine Feather ink to the holly leaves. The pine wisps just have Pine Feather ink on them for contrast.
I used the Border Bling: Twinkle Die to create the star background. It is cut from Vintage Cream cardstock with a Skinny Embossed frame around the edge. The entire panel is adhered to a top folding A2 Kraft card base.
Once that was done, I was able to start adding all of the leaves, candy canes, pine sprigs, and berries to the card. I die cut the JOY piece twice and then stamped it using black ink. I glued the two pieces together to create a more sturdy word. I layered it over the top of the candycanes using foam squares.
The bow and pine wisps are from the Tag Creations: Modern Gift die collection. The bow is die cut from Pure Poppy ink with some Scarlet Jewel ink blended to create a realistic shadow.
I added some glitter to the candy canes, foliage and berries and used Christmas Red Stickles to add to the candy canes. This card was so much fun to make! I can't wait to use these dies on more projects!
My second project for today uses the Go-To Gift Card Holder: Cozy Mitten stamp/die set! It is seriously so much fun and I know I will be using elements from both the stamp and die collection often, just like I did for my first card! This is definitely one that transcends WAY beyond its intended design!
The candy canes, flowers, and foliage make this a must-have in my opinion! I guess I may as well apologize now for how often you will see pieces from this set on EVERYTHING! ha ha!
I die cut the main mitten portion twice using the Pretty Pastels pattern paper and the pink portion using the Happy Spots pattern paper. I placed the die on the wrong side of the paper for the back piece so that it would have pattern on both sides. I glued the thumb pieces together and the pink portion and then added some machine stitching around the entire perimeter using a small seam allowance so the gift card slider would still fit inside.
Pardon my washed out photo here...light has been tricky this week! Ugh! You can see how the Go-To Gift Card Slider is stamped using some of the included sentiments in the Cozy Mitten stamp set.
I had so much fun decorating this mitten gift card holder using all of the bits and pieces included in the set, and I didn't even use ALL of them! There are snowflakes and cuff trim to really enhance the snowy vibe! I added some pom poms using hot glue for even more detail! Thanks for fluttering by!
P.S. Don't forget to join me again tomorrow for the 4th and final day of the countdown!