Well, we made it all the way to the end of the March Papertrey Ink countdown, but we still have a few surprises left today!
First is a little sneak peek for you...
The next full-sized Make It Market kit is being released on April 1st and it's called Party Pops. It's like a party in a box! I gasped out loud when I opened my box and saw everything all together. It's a whole lotta happy packed in one kit. Centered around a birthday theme, there are some fun interactive elements. I plan on having a few videos and lots of projects to show you on March 31st. I'm excited to show you all of the details!
So now for a few more March release projects. All of the new products in this post will be available for purchase beginning tonight at 10pm Eastern from the Papertrey Ink website.
I really wanted to play around a little more with the You've Been Framed stamps and dies, so I created one more card using each of the three sets being released - Oval, Hexagon, and Diamond. I thought it would be helpful for you to see them all together in one place. Each set has its own unique look.
My first one uses the You've Been Framed: Hexagon stamps and dies. This set has a trendy, graphic vibe to it. Great for masculine cards, teen cards, etc. But can definitely go other directions too...it's just a matter of what you put with it. For this card I diecut the Hexagon frame from Fresh Snow Linen cardstock and then stamped just the frame portion with Background Basics: Herringbone using True Black ink.
Before nesting the larger panels back inside the frame diecut I stamped them with some stars from the Make It Market Mini Clipsters kit. I love that I can do that and when I nest them back inside it looks like I did some fancy masking, but no masking necessary! The inside of the hexagon frame was stamped with the large label that's included in the You've Been Framed: Hexagon stamp set. The die collection includes some small triangles as well as the banner so that you can do lots of layering if you'd like. I stamped the striped triangles onto the diecuts using Tropical Teal ink. The "thank you" sentiment as well as the star trios stamped inside the frame are all from the coordinating hexagon stamp set.
Supplies not linked, but available on March 15th at 10pm Eastern from Papertrey Ink: You've Been Framed: Hexagon stamp set and coordinating dies, Make It Market Mini: Clipsters kit
My next card uses the You've Been Framed: Oval stamps and dies. This set has a more feminine look to it. There are a few different floral swags included in the stamp set. I used the one that resembles a laurel wreath here. There are dies that coordinate with these included in the die set -- I love that! It makes layering so easy.
I added some watercoloring to a panel of white cardstock, then diecut it with the You've Been Framed: Oval die. I diecut it a second time from Berry Sorbet cardstock. I nested the white watercolored cardstock inside the Berry Sorbet frame. I love that I can keep the other pieces and create another card later, but in reverse colors. I'm just storing the extra diecuts I've been accumulating right alongside my dies to use later. I stamped some of the small flowers from the oval stamp set in the corners for a pretty detail. The sentiment is also from You've Been Frame: Oval set.
Supplies not linked, but available on March 15th at 10pm Eastern from Papertrey Ink: You've Been Framed: Oval stamp set and coordinating dies
My third card in the You've Been Framed trio uses the Diamond stamps and dies. I really like the look of the little accents included in the Diamond stamp set. They can take on lots of different looks. I think this one almost has a tribal look to it. The Berry Sorbet accents at the top and bottom? There is a die to coordinate with that fun image. I layered it over the solid triangles that have the same design.
I also used that same diamond accent to create the background design. I stamped it several time onto the Enchanted Evening diecuts. The sentiment is also from the You've Been Framed: Diamond stamp set. I added three small bouquets around the diamond, which are from the Bitty Bouquets set that was released last month.
Supplies not linked, but available on March 15th at 10pm Eastern from Papertrey Ink: You've Been Framed: Diamond stamp set and coordinating dies
Next up I have a card using Heather's new Noted set. I just love Heather's style...so fun. I paired some of the images from her set with elements from the Make It Market Mini: Clipsters kit.
I stamped those jumbo chevrons from the Noted set along the bottom of my card using True Black ink. I added a strip of patterned paper from the Clipsters kit and layered the diecut "hello" from Noted over the top. I diecut it from Harvest Gold and Berry Sorbet cardstock and layered the two, offsetting just a bit so the yellow would show. I added a heart clip from the Clipster kit and stamped the hearts from Noted above that.
Supplies not linked, but available on March 15th at 10pm Eastern from Papertrey Ink: Noted stamp set and coordinating die, Make It Market Mini: Clipsters kit
My next card combines Maile's new Sentiment Splits stamps and dies along with the new Brushed Blooms set. I started off with a piece of Luxe Gold Foil stripe paper and diecut it with the Sentiment Splits: Curved Vertical die. I layered the cuts over an Aqua Mist card base, then stamped the "lovely hello" sentiment in the open space and heat embossed it with gold powder.
Then I diecut the bouquet from Brushed Blooms and stamped it using several different inks -- Sweet Blush and Berry Sorbet for the blooms, with a bit of Harvest Gold and Orange Zest in the centers. The leaves were done first with Spring Moss, then I over-stamped some of the single leaves using Aqua Mist, then I added some brushstroke details using Ocean Tides (stamped off once to lighten it just a bit). The smaller blooms were done with Aqua Mist with the edges rolled in Ocean Tides and a bit of yellow added to the centers with a Copic.
Supplies not linked, but available on March 15th at 10pm Eastern from Papertrey Ink: Sentiment Splits stamp set, Sentiment Splits: Curvy Vertical die, Brushed Blooms stamp set and coordinating dies
Next is a graduation card using Dawn's new Enclosed: Graduate set. I created this with my son in mind...he graduates from 8th grade in a few short months (do you still do grade school graduations in your neck of the woods?) This is his school colors and I think I'll tuck it away for him.
I use the Enclosed: Graduate die to create a shaker element which I filled with gold stars which were diecut using the Shaker Shapes: Circle die. The black and white paper is from the Clipsters kit, as is the little circle/star on top of the cap and the gold stars stamped in the background. The sentiment along the bottom is from Keep It Simple: Graduation
Supplies not linked, but available on March 15th at 10pm Eastern from Papertrey Ink: Enclosed Graduate stamp set and coordinating dies, Keep It Simple: Graduation stamp set, Make It Market Mini: Clipsters kit
Want to see more projects using the new March stamps and dies? Be sure to hop around to the other DT members who are also sharing projects...