Autumn is zipping on by and it's time already for the Papertrey Ink October countdown! Today I get to help introduce two new sets along with some great new dies. The new stamp sets and dies I'm previewing tonight will all be available on October 15 from Papertrey Ink. All other supplies are listed and linked at the bottom of this post!
The first line up of products tonight is a set called Tremendous Treats: Christmas. Many people have been requesting super-sized images from some of the Tiny Treats sets. Well here you go! Nichole has selected some of the images from Tiny Treats: Christmas and super-sized them to work perfectly for larger cards and tags. She included a few super-sized sentiments as well!
My first card using Tremendous Treats: Christmas features the mistletoe image. To create the background, I stamped the image onto Simply Chartreuse cardstock and embossed it with white embossing powder. I then inked the edges with Ripe Avocado ink.
For the focal point I stamped the image onto the new Tag Sale #5 die, on which I used Erin's great layered chipboard technique. The tag is made up of 4 layers of chipboard and a layer of Rustic Cream cardstock. I layered some Background Basics: Sheet Music stamped in Latte ink behind the image. The music patterned paper behind the tag is from Authentique's Wonder collection.
The decorative button was made by stamping the mistletoe image and then punching it with a 1/2" circle punch. I then adhered it to the center of a button and topped it off with a clear epoxy dome sticker.
I added some embossed accents to the focal image using an embossing pen and some red and green powders. I've had this pen around forever and I'm not even sure they make them anymore as I couldn't find one to link in my supply list below, but I'm pretty sure you could also use Zig's Fine Glue Pen and get the same results. Using the embossing pen, I colored the leaves first and embossed them with green, then I colored the berries and bow and embossed them with red. I realize mistletoe berries are white, but I just can't resist red berries for Christmas. :-)
Next up is another card using Tremendous Treats: Christmas, this time with the adorable birdie image. I paired him up with the branch from Out on a Limb.
The snow drifts along the bottom were created with another new die that I'm sure you'll be hearing more about in the next few days. *wink* I diecut them from white cardstock, then ran them through my Xyron and coated them with glitter. Fun and sparkly!
The next line of products I get to sneak today is the next installment of the Shape Up Series dies...and this time there's a coordinating stamp set! The die is called Shape Up Series: Snowman and the coordinating stamp set is called Shape Up Snowman Accessories. The two products together let you build your own snowmen...and you don't even have to get your toes cold!
My first project uses the die to create a shaped card. I outfitted my snowman with lots of accessories from the die and stamp collections.
I also gave him a garland to hold which I created using hearts from the Tiny Tags die strung on twine. The sentiment is from this month's Think Big Favorites set, which has super-sized sentiments from the 2010 Holiday Tag collection. I trimmed just a tiny bit off of the bottom of the snowman's body to give it a flat edge so it will stand alone.
For my next project I decided to use the snowman face image from the Shape Up Snowman Accessories set without using the diecut snowman body. I stamped the face onto the circle from the Limitless Layers 1 3/4" Circle Collection and topped it off with a hat from the new Shape Up Snowmand die collection. I used the Tag Sale #4 die as a base and stamped "to" and "from" along the bottom. I really want to create a whole pile of these to use on my gifts this year!!
After I had my little tag completed, I thought it would be fun to use this same idea to create a card. I created a snowman family that represents my little family. For the mom and dad, I used the circle from the Limitless Layers die set just like I did on the tag above, and for the 3 kiddos I used a 1 3/8" circle punch.
I embellished them with diecut hats and small punches and gems. I thought the sentiment from Love Lives Here: Holiday added a punny touch. :-)
Well that's all from me tonight! If you want to know more about these products and see more projects created with them, visit Nichole's blog.
Supplies not yet linked but available on October 15th from Papertrey Ink: Tremendous Treats: Christmas stamp set, In the Meadow die collection (snow scape along bottom edge)