Good morning! Are you ready to kick off the April Papertrey Ink release with some fun product reveals and projects? I get to introduce a couple of new sets I designed for this month. It's a seasonal series called Cloche Quarters. Cloches have been very popular in home decor for the past few years...so many different things you can put under them for the different seasons. I thought it would be fun to have a paper crafted version!
We're kicking off this collection with the Cloche Quarters set, which is a $15 set that includes two different size cloches and three different bases to mix and match. We're also releasing a Cloche Quarters Spring Fillers set, which has several different items that can be put inside.
Another product being showcased today, which I'll be using on my projects, is this month's Mix & Mat die collection. This one features a scalloped border, a stitching detail, and a lacy inset.
All of these new products will be available for purchase beginning on April 15th at 10pm ET from the Papertrey Ink website.
Let's get on with the projects!
First up is a bright and springy birthday card. I used the taller cloche from the set and filled it with the potted daffodils from the Spring Fillers set.
The dies are designed so that you can leave the cloche portion solid, or use the optional cut-out die to cut out the center and leave just a narrow border, which is what I did here. I backed that with a solid cut of Clear Cardstock to create a glass-like effect. I had a hard time capturing that in my photos, but it's pretty neat in real life.
I put it on the plain base from the Cloche Quarters set and topped it off with the banner, also from the basics set. The sentiment is from the Cloche Quarters Spring Fillers set. The little butterflies are as well. The grouping is all adhered to a Mix & Mat Scallops diecut. I chose to use just the outer scalloped border and stitching detail, omitting the lace inset. The background was watercolored just a bit. The panel behind that was sponged with ink and spritzed with water.
My next project features another fun and springy grouping. This time I placed the shorter cloche on the pedestal base and put the birdhouse from the Spring Filler set inside. I once again cut the center out of the cloche so I could cover it with clear cardstock.
I also used the potted flowers from the set, once at the base of the pedestal, and one at the base of the cloche. The die set includes a die that cuts the pot and flowers together, and another small die that cuts just the flowers, so you can choose to use it with our without the pot.
I did a bit of watercoloring on the Noted: A2 panel before adhering everything, using Harvest Gold reinker. The sentiment was stamped using a set you're going to hear more about a little later in the countdown.
My next card uses the cluster of succulents from the Cloche Quarters Spring Fillers set. This time I backed each cloche with vellum for a more translucent effect.
I used the wood base this time, from the main Cloche Quarters set.
The sentiment I used here is from the previously released Bitty Bouquets set. I sponged some Autumn Rose and Amethyst Allure inks onto the background panel and added a strip of Mint Julep paper along the bottom.
One last card for you today - I wanted to use the lacy inset from the new Mix & Mat Scallops die collection. For this card I started by diecutting the card base using the Noted: Scalloped A2 Vertical die, then used the lace from the Mix & Mat set to cut the lacy window.
I wanted to keep it pretty simple to let that lace shine, so I just added a cluster of tulips using the Tulip Time set. The sentiment was stamped onto the stitched banner from the Tag Sale: Quilted set, stamped with a sentiment from the new Ways to Say: Birthday set.
Thanks SO much for stopping by today! I'll be back tomorrow with more products and projects!