Eeep!! I think today might be my favorite of all the Papertrey Ink August countdown days because of the cute new Pumpkin House die collection! Is this not the cutest thing ever? I'm especially smitten with the cute sentiment that is from the Just Sentiments: Spooky stamp set paired with this cute house!
As promised, here is a better look at the new Fallen Leaves hot foil; I'm loving the gold on the Aqua Mist cardstock!
I die cut all of the pieces from white cardstock using the Pumpkin House dies and then colored them using an assortment of inks! I love all of the sweet details that make this such a fun collection of dies!
Once everything was cut and colored, I die cut the largest oval from the Love to Layer: oval die collection. I used a cloud stencil to create the background, which I admit is hard to see in the photos. I stamped the sentiment in black and then I layered all of the little pieces here and there to create this fun scene!
I already know I will use this particular sentiment quite a bit to send autumn treats and greetings to friends and family!
This photo really shows the beautiful shine that the Fallen Leaves Hot Foil plate creates!
Up next is a SPOOKY version of the cute pumpkin house! I couldn't resist creating something a little bit more on the Halloween side, but I still think it's cute as can be!!!
Once again, I die cut all of the pieces from white cardstock and then inked them up using blender brushes and ink pads. I chose to create a purple pumpkin, toxic toadstools, and spooky trees to bring this cute scene to life!
I opted for coordinating purple clouds in the background and layered a black frame over the top to frame the scene.
The die set comes with little dots for the toadstools, but I chose to just use a fine-tip Sharpie marker to add the black spots!
The sentiment is from the new Just Sentiments: Spooky and I stamped it in black, punched it with a circle punch and then cut it straight below the witches portion.
This is one of those die sets that you just sit down and have a grand time inking and gluing to your heart's content!
My next card features the cute pumpkin from the Pumpkin House die collection, but this time just as a beautiful focal point for this autumn design! I paired the pumpkin with the GORGEOUS new leaves from the Fantastic Foliage stamp/die set; this is one that I was supposed to use the other day, but just couldn't work it into my design! I was sure happy that they work so well with this card!
I had originally stamped these leaves as possible accents to the spooky pumpkin house, but in the end, there just wasn't any room for them! I certainly didn't want them to go to waste, so I was thrilled to see how wonderfully they accent this creamy pumpkin!
One of the things that I like most about the new Fantastic Foliage stamp set is the fun speckled images that you can add to each of the different leaves; it really gives them an organic and realistic look!
The sentiment is from the new Thankful for Fall Sentiments and is heat embossed in gold onto a strip of vellum.
For the background, I cut a panel of Royal Velvet cardstock measuring 4 by 5 1/4 inches and then foiled it in gold using the new Fallen Leaves hot foil plate. I absolutely LOVE the dramatic look of the gold and purple together!
I layered the pumpkin onto an oval of Lilac Grace cardstock that is cut using the Love to Layer: Oval die set. I also die cut the largest oval from Vintage Cream cardstock and then added some Fine Linen ink around the edges.
I tucked the leaves behind the pumpkin here and there until I was satisfied with the arrangement! I layered the foiled panel onto a top-folding A2 card base using liquid glue.
My next project uses the cute new Happy Owl-o-Ween stamp/die set! I chose Lilac Grace and Summer Sunrise cardstock to create the two treat/gift holders!
I may have mentioned that I will only have two kiddos in elementary school this upcoming school year so I will only be making two of everything! ha ha! Well....guess what??????? I just found out that my 6th grader has a male teacher!!!! In the 22 years that I have been a mother, none of my kids have ever had a male teacher so I'm entering into an entirely new world of masculine teacher treats/gifts! LOL! Do they even want cutesy treats and gifts? What's a crafty girl to do??? I guess this is where my creativity will be challenged in new and exciting ways, right?
Needless to say, the man-teacher will NOT be getting an owl gift with purple eyes and belly! ha ha!
The eyes, however, are my favorite part of this cute new Owl set; stars in the eyes!!!
Well friends, this wraps up day 4 of the countdown! Tomorrow is release day...yippee! Thanks for fluttering by!