Monday, April 29, 2024

Papertrey Ink April Release Countdown Day 4

As promised, here is some inspiration for Father's Day and masculine cards! I'm in love with this new Hats Off to Dad stamp/die set! It's such a fun and easy set to use and it's just perfect for all kinds of occasions! The hat die could be used for feminine cards as well, not just masculine!

This card also features the new Perfect Stripes Stencil collection; I know I will be using these a lot! To begin, I stenciled the background using Spring Rain and Classic Kraft onto Vintage Cream cardstock. I added some Classic Kraft ink around the edges and then set it aside.

I die cut the main pieces of the hat from Kraft and then the front patch from Spring Rain. I added some Dark Chocolate around the perimeter of the hat and Kraft around the Spring Rain patch.

The "professional dad" sentiment is from the Hats Off to Dad stamp set and the sentiments at the bottom are from the new Father's Day Sentiments stamp/die set. I used some Bitty Big: Kraft paper to layer over the stenciled panel. I die cut the largest piece in the Reflections: April die set. I layered the Dark Chocolate strip, which was die cut using the Love to Layer: Decorative Bracket dies over the top and then added the hat. I accented the bottom with additional sentiments.

The Father's Day Sentiments stamp set also includes some options for the inside of your cards.

My second card for today, and the last of the release, uses the new Argyle Stencil collection paired with another sentiment from the Father's Day Sentiments. 

I also snuck in another strip from the Love to Layer: Decorative Brackets die set; I love how the stitched detail looks with the Argyle!

I used the medium and smallest sized die cuts from the Reflections: April die set as a mat for the tree, from the Towering Trees stamp set.

I love all of the sentiments in the Father's Day Sentiments, but I chose this fun one to accent this card.
This concludes my projects for today and for the release! Everything will be available for purchase tomorrow night at 10 PM ET! Thanks for fluttering by!


Sunday, April 28, 2024

Papertrey Ink April Release Countdown Day 3

I'm back today with more cute mushrooms, but this time they are from the new Wild About Mushrooms stamp set AND there's a coordinating Wild About Mushrooms Hot Foil Plate!

I really like this stamp set because there are multiple varieties of mushrooms to pick from and to mix and match!

There are two different sentiments included in the set and they are both for birthday cards!

I used red foil on Pure Poppy cardstock for a tone-on-tone hot foil look!

This sentiment fit perfectly on one of the Just Tags die cuts!

My second card for today uses quite an assortment on products today. I stamped the large Reflections: April scripture verse on an A2 panel of Kraft cardstock using Fresh Snow ink.. I added some Fresh Snow ink around the edges of the panel, too!

I die cut the pieces for the new Sapling Frame stamp/die set and then stamped them using Simply Chartreuse ink. I added some green ink on the bottom and Aqua Mist ink at the top. I then stamped the scripture verse over the top of the the frame. Once that was done, I added the tree, which is from the new Towering Trees stamp set, to the middle of the frame and then glued the little "sapling" branches using liquid glue.

The sentiment at the top is from the Sapling Frame stamp set as well. In the two corners I added die cuts from the new Edgers: Decor die set. I added some blossoms that are die cut using the Sweet Celebration die set to reinforce the sentiment! Join me tomorrow for some Father's Day inspiration! Thanks for fluttering by!


Saturday, April 27, 2024

Papertrey Ink April Release Day 2

I have a big post for you today to show you the fun new products being showcased for Day 2 of the Papertrey Ink April release countdown! Up first is a fun and whimsical card using the new Into the Blooms: Mushrooms dies! I have three cards to share with you using these beautiful new dies!
Some of the other dies might look familiar to you; I created this scene using the previously released Pumpkin House dies! I had so much fun turning these toadstools into little houses and using some of the other fun accent dies!

To begin, I die cut al of the pieces using the Into the Blooms: Mushrooms dies and then colored them using distress oxide inks and finger daubers. I glued them together with liquid glue and foam squares. I added some  details using colored pencils on the larger red toadstool and the two tiny toadstools on the left hand side of the scene.

I used the fence, windows, ladder, star, and moon dies from the Pumpkin House collection to bring the scene to life. I also used flowers from the Into the Blooms: Spring Nest dies to add to the scene and reinforce the theme of the sentiment:I chose to use one from the Garden Blessings stamp set!

 For the background I used the Ornate Swirls Hot Foil Plate on a panel of Caribbean cardstock. I am completely out of good pieces of Aqua Mist cardstock, with the exception of the 2 full sheets I have left in an assortment pack I haven't opened! I am using that only in case of an emergency! ha ha!

I used the Watercolor Wonderful Stencils on a panel of white cardstock and then die cut it using the largest oval included in the Love to Layer: Oval die collection. I layered it over the top of the foiled panel and then created the scene using foam squares and liquid glue. I added it to a top-folding A2 cardbase and then added some glitter for sparkle and shine!

My  next card is CAS and much less whimsical than the first! ha ha! That being said, I love this card for its simplicity and natural charm! This card also features a sentiment from the new Sapling Frame stamp/die set being showcased today.

I only used four of the mushrooms  and colored them all the same for uniformity. I did add some colored pencil detail to these mushrooms as well.

I used the Watercolor Wonderful Stencil collection again for the background of this card; I used Spring Moss and Simply Chartreuse on a Rustic White panel of cardstock. I also added a frame that was die cut using the Border Bling: Skinny Embossed Frame and adhered it using liquid glue. 

I used the SU! Color Spritzing tool to add the brown splatter. 

I tucked the greenery here and there until I was satisfied with the arrangement and then layered the mushrooms over the top. 

My third and final card using the Into the Blooms: Mushroom dies was inspired by a scene I saw on Pinterest. I loved the stark black background and a pop of mushrooms!

I absolutely love the Exquisite Leaf Frame Hot Foil Plate and have been using it quite a bit lately. It is the perfect choice to frame a scene, like I have done here.

I used another sentiment from the Garden Blessings stamp set, but this time I heat embossed it in gold to accent the foiling. I die cut it using the Just Tags dies and added it using foam squares.

I layered it onto a top-folding A2 card base using foam squares for dimension. 

My final card for today uses the new Pro Stamper's Box: April collection. This collection includes a ton of stencils; I chose to use a leafy one with Fresh Snow ink and Ranger Texture Paste Opaque Matte. 

It also includes two large word dies; I used the large Thank You and die cut it from Mirror Gold cardstock and a few times from white so that I could glue them together for a sturdy piece.

I white leaf portions are dies that are included in the kit as well; they are LARGE and there are so many fun varieties!

I can't seem to stop with the flowers from the Sweet Celebration dies; I have a project I will be sharing soon that uses these flowers and these are some of the leftovers along with the colored leaves. 

This concludes my big post for the week! Join me again tomorrow for day 3 of the countdown; there will be more mushrooms (wink)! Thanks for fluttering by!


Friday, April 26, 2024

The Greetery {Confetti Encore Collection} Release Day + SALE!

Hello and welcome, friends! It's RELEASE day for the Confetti Encore Collection from The Greetery! I have a bonus card to share with you today, but first I want to let you know about the Anniversary Sale that will be starting today and here is the direct link to the Confetti Encore Collection, but please note it will not be available for purchase until 10 am ET!
You can read the details here, but here are a few other things to make note of:

  • Sale starts at 10am EDT on Friday 4/26 and ends Saturday 4/27 at 11:59pm EDT, so TWO days only, no exceptions.
  • Rewards can NOT be used during the sale time
  • Select products are 15-50% off (products with additional mark-downs will be linked from the shop home page)
  • All BotaniCuts dies are 15% off
  • PLUS every order will receive an automatic 15% discount applied at checkout (this is in addition to the markdowns listed above - woot!

I decided to use the Hey Honeycomb Balloon die since that was the only one of the Hey Honeycomb products I didn't use during the 2 day countdown! I clearly had a glitter problem, but I really couldn't see how much I didn't brush away until I was editing the pictures! Ugh and LOL! Hopefully you can look past the festive glitter that seems to be EVERYWHERE! ha ha!

To begin, I used the Ticker Tape Hot Foil on an A2 panel of Brilliant Blue (SU!) cardstock using Aura foil. I set that aside and then die cut the pieces for both balloons. I chose the pink color based on which Honeycomb Ball I planned on using. For the blue balloon, I added the pink string and vice versa for the pink balloon. I heat embossed the "Celebrate" sentiment, which is from the Inflated Sentiments, and then die cut it using the circle included in the Hey Honeycomb Basics die set. I stamped the "it's your birthday" portion using Raspberry Fizz (PTI) ink.
I heat embossed the sentiments using the Hey Honeycomb sentiments stamp set and then die cut everything using the Hey Honeycomb Basics die set (including the star that was cut from Adhesive Sheets)

You can see how cute it will look when the recipient peels and sticks it open! I had another little gift leftover, so I added it to the bottom for additional birthday charm!

I added some of the streamers and some sequins, and GLITTER of course! ha ha! Maybe too much glitter, but I will make sure to brush it off before I give it to anyone! Thanks for fluttering by!


Papertrey Ink April Release Day 1

It's day one of the Papertrey Ink April release countdown! My first card features the new Blissful Blooms paired with the new Cover Plate Stitched! This floral set is whimsical and artsy!

It includes solid and outline images to create a playful design!

I'm not sure there are any set rules for how to use this set, so you can just play around and have fun!

It includes three sentiments: I chose this one because it's my favorite of the bunch!

My next set of cards uses the new Life's Great Adventure! This is such a fun new camping set!

This card also features the new Playful Stripes stencil collection.

I used the stamping guide for my color and layout ideas. I can't wait to play with this set more!

Some of my favorite images are the backpack and birthday banner.

I love the flannel blanket that you can add to the back of the chair!

And that cooler is pretty realistic! 

This finishes up day 1! I have a big post coming tomorrow so stop by! Thanks for fluttering by!