Hey there! Welcome to the first day of the April Papertrey Ink countdown! Today I get to show you some projects using two of the new sets being released this month. One set is called Tweet Talk, which is another adorable bird set from Heather Nichols. There are also coordinating dies for many of the birds in the set. The second set is this month's edition of the Think Big Favorites series, featuring jumbo sentiments that originally appeared in one of Heather's Fillable Frames sets. Both of these sets, along with any other products I mention as "new" throughout my post will be available for purchase from the Papertrey Ink website as of 10pm Eastern time on April 15th.
So let's talk about some projects, shall we?
First off is a sweet baby project. I used the adorable birds from the new Tweet Talk set to create a card and matching onesie.
The word "girl" was cut using a new alphabet die coming out this month called Script Alphabet...it's a super fun font and there will be both upper and lower case available!
Here is a shot of the coordinating onesie. I had an epiphany while lying awake in bed the other night...instead of stamping directly onto fabric, why not stamp on iron-on transfer paper? After Googling it, I am obviously not the first to think of this...but if you've been hiding under a rock like I obviously have, then maybe it's new to you too. :-) I am happy to report that it worked great! I am so excited about all of the new possibilities this holds for fabric projects. I've never really been happy with stamping directly onto fabric, but the results with this are so much better! Obviously it won't work with sentiments, as they'll end up being backwards, but images will work just great! And I think it will hold up in the wash much better than ink woould. I've read that you're not supposed to put it in the dryer, but it should go through the washing machine just fine.
For my birdie image here, I stamped him onto some hp iron-on transfer paper using Raspberry Fizz ink. I then colored him with some Copics.
I cut him out (I would have diecut him, but the dies are just the bird bodies, not the legs) leaving a small border around the edge. Then I just ironed him onto my onesie following the instructions included with the transfer paper.
I love how crisp and bright it turned out! The letters on the onesie were also cut using the new Script Alphabet die. I ironed some Heat 'n Bond to the backside of yellow fabric, diecut the letters and then ironed them onto my onesie. I stitched over them with pink thread so ensure for a little extra touch and to ensure that it will hold up in the wash.
Next up is a fun and simple card. I stacked up a bunch of those cutie-pie birds and added the "hello sunshine" sentiment from the new Think Big Favorites #15 set. The "it's your birthday" sentiment is from the Tweet Talk set. (music notes are from Little Bitty Bird Additions)
The sun was cut using the pinked edge circle die from the Limitless Layers 2 1/2" Circle collection, topped off with a whole bunch of Harvest Gold buttons.
Next up is a very simple thank you card. I positioned two birdies to hold the banner from Door to Door Accessories die collection. I added some tail feathers to my birds this time. A couple of different feather options are included in the set.
The cute "thank you" sentiment is also from Think Big Favorites #15.
And last but not least, I thought these birds had just a bit of a folk art feel to them and went that route for my last project. I created a symetrical design by stamping the birds from the set and using the tail feathers as accents as well. The scroll images in the corners are from Sweet Love. The small heart is from the new Heart-2-Heart set coming out this month.
To create the vibrant folk art feel, I used True Black cardstock for my background, then heat embossed the birds with white and their feathers with bright colored Zing powders. I didn't add a sentiment to the front because I felt like it would take away from the symetrical feel. This could work for just about any occasion, so I can add a sentiment to the inside later.
Well, that's it for my sneak peeks today. I hope you enjoy the rest of the countdown festivities this week! You can hop around to the blogs listed below to see more projects and sneek peeks of this month's new stamps and dies...
Finished size = 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Supplies not linked, but available on Apr 15th from Papertrey Ink: Tweet Talk stamp set and coordinating dies, Script Alphabet die
Finished size = 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Supplies not linked, but available on Apr 15th from Papertrey Ink: Tweet Talk stamp set and coordinating dies