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Up, Up & Away!

It's Papertrey Ink countdown time again!  I'm so excited about the set I get to help preview today!  This set is packed with FUN images and I love every bit of it!  Clouds, kites, hotair balloons, rainbows...what's not to love?  This set will be available to purchase from Papertrey Ink on the 15th of May.  I've got some fun projects to share, and even a video, so let's get started....

First off is a fun card using paper-pieced kites, a brand new Impression Plate, and the new cloud dies!


I love the way the impression plate almost looks like wind behind the kites.  I also curved the sentiment a bit and added a flourish from Fancy really gives the feeling of motion and wind.


Those adorable kites are a "breeze" to paper-piece.  And see the cute little twine detail on the tails?  I even made a little video for you, showing you a quick way to make your own colored button twine!


Up next is a card using the balloon images.  Remember these dimensional ornaments I made using Papertrey's Vintage Ornaments set?  Well, I used the same principle here, except Nichole made my life a whole lot easier by creating a die for those balloons!  Yipppeee!  No more fussy cutting!


See the fun banner?  That was made using the kite images!  I just trimmed off the tops and strung them on a piece of button twine.  To make this really easy, I just ran them through my Xyron sticker maker to make them sticky on the back so I could lay them on the twine and they stayed put. 


And lastly, just a fun and colorful card using the kite images in a totally different way.  I combined six of them into a unique flower shape.  I topped it off with a diecut felt flower and button.  And check out the borders...see anything new???? 



Be sure to hop around to see all of the other DT gals that have posts up with sneaks of the new stuff! 

Dawn, Alli, Melissa, Beth, Heather, and Lisa all have projects using their new sets! 


The Sky is the Limit
Stamps:  Up, Up & Away, Fancy Flourishes, Background Basics: Geometrics
Ink:  Hibiscus Burst, Aqua Mist, Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, VersaMark, Palette Noir
Cardstock: Vintage Cream, Aqua Mist
Dies/Impression plates:  Sunshine Impression Plate, Cloud Dies, Balloon Die
Other:  Summer Sunrise Twill, Vintage Cream button twine, white embossing powder, October Afternoon patterned paper

Sending Smiles
Stamps:  Up, Up & Away, Up, Up & Away Sentiments
Ink:  Enchanted Evening, Sweet Blush, Pure Poppy, Spring Rain, Lemon Tart
Cardstock:  Vintage Cream
Dies:  Hotair Balloons
Other:  Enchanted Evening button, Rustic Cream button twine, Girls' Paperie patterned paper, corner rounder

Birthday Wishes
Stamps:  Up, Up & Away,Blooming Button Bits (leaf)
Ink:  Pure Poppy, Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist, Hibiscus Burst
Cardstock:  Stamper's Select White,Hibiscus Burst, Aqua Mist
Dies:  Rick-rack Border, Eyelet Lace Border, Beautiful Blooms #3
Other:  Rustic Cream button twine,Hawaiian Shores felt, button, Beautiful Blooms patterned paper