Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Papertrey Ink August Release Countdown Day 4

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!



RuthCM said...

Your cards using the Pumpkin House die set are adorable! I love the quirkiness of the trees! Great designs!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh wow these are all terrific, great job with them all, my favorite is the first one

Casandra Bennett said...

I can tell you had fun with this release, especially today! Your color combo's always inspire me. Love that gold and purple together, too. You mentioned 6th grade / male teacher. My daughter had a 6th grade male math teacher. He was really nice...probably too easily pushed over by his students, but very kind. During the school open house, we picked up a flyer from his classroom that introduced him to the school, and a few highlights about him. From that flyer, we found that he was just married, and loved football. So we bought him a football mug from Hobby Lobby for Christmas, and filled it with small treats. He loved it.

Marcia Hill said...

I totally did NOT want this post to end Kelly...all 3 of your cards and the treat holders are absolutely AMAZING!! Both of your pumpkin house cards are FABULOUS and I really think I'm going to NEED those dies!! LOVE the gold foiled backgrounds and the pumpkin card with the leaves too! And the treat holders...just way too CUTE!! All 3 of our daughters had a few male teachers and loved them! Especially Mr. Zinc who was our youngest daughter's 2nd grade teacher...he was AWESOME!! You will totally come up with awesome ideas for treats and cards and thank you gifts for the male teacher, and I'm sure he'll love all of them!!!! Hugs. :0)

Connie said...

Fantastic creations, Kelly!
Looks like you had some fun.
Love it all!

Julie said...

I love it all - especially your use of purples and lavenders!

Sherri Thacker said...

I love EVERYTHING!! That pumpkin house is just the cutest ever!!!!

Greta said...

I always love what you make, Kelly, but the 3rd card is one of my all-time favorites! So beautifully elegant!

Denise Bryant said...

Love your spooky Pumpkin House card! I picked it as my favorite project of the release!

Linda E said...

Kelly, one of my friends linked your first card to a post on our forum. We ALL fell in love with it, and we are former members of the now defunct PTI forum. I just wanted you to know how much you’ve inspired us. One of the ladies if she had things in her stash to come up with a version of your card. My brain instantly went into overdrive as I started mentally ticking off things I could use. Someone else chimed in, so I challenged everyone to join me. If we have enough participation, I’ll set something up on IG and tag you. If not, I’ll still post my creation and tag you. Thank you so much for the inspiration with your totally adorable card!

TeresaC said...

Oh my goodness, Kelly, your pumpkin houses are DELIGHTFUL, ADORABLE PERFECTION!! I am hoping to join in the challenge from LindaE (see the above comment) by making one (or more), posting on IG and tagging you. You are an inspiration to us all, Kelly!! Thank you so much!

NickiB said...

These are gorgeous! I love the pumpkins