Welcome! It's time to kick off the September Papertrey Ink countdown festivities! And we are quite festive this month...there are oodles of new holiday products. It is a very fun month!!
Tonight I get to help introduce two new sets. The first one is designed by Nichole and it's called Stylish Sentiments: Holiday. It's a gorgeous sentiment set that features unique font combinations and layouts. Very much like the Sensational Sentiments post I did a while back...only much easier since the work is already done for you!
The second set on tonight's list is designed by Dawn McVey and it's called Holiday LIghts. It's a fun set that lets you built your own string of lights with mix and match bulbs. There are some great sentiments as well.
Both of these sets will be available for puchase on the 15th of September from Papertrey Ink's website.
So let's get on to some projects, shall we?
First off is a card using both of the sets being debuted tonight. That large gorgeous sentiment is from Stylish Sentiments: Holiday.
To build the corner accent I first stamped the string of lights from the new Holiday Lights set, then used branches from Peaceful Poinsettia (one of last year's holiday sets) to build some foliage around it. The string of lights is actually straight, but I curved it on my block before stamping it...one of the many great things about clear, unmounted stamps!
Up next is a card using another one of the sentiments from the new Stylish Sentiments set. I thought this sentiment fit perfectly with one of the little houses from Love Lives Here.
I framed the sentiment by stamping the the border image from Modern Wood Mats (love that image and use it all the time!!). This card has a bit of an unusual color combo, but I'm liking it. That pretty background paper is from Basic Grey's new Nordic Holiday collection.
Next up is a card using Dawn's new set, Holiday Lights. I pulled out my Christmas Tree die (another one of last year's releases) and decorated my tree with the string of lights.
Once I had the lights stamped, I went back and stamped Background Basics: Sheet Music using Latte ink (A Muse Studio). I then inked the edges of my tree with Ripe Avocado ink.
Up next is just a very quick and easy idea for creating gift tags. Seriously easy. I used the Half & Half die and simply folded it in half. Punch a hole in one of the corners, tie a bit of twine and you have an instant tag.
I stamped the lights in various colors to match the pretty colors in the Webster's Pages paper I used. I added a bit of glitter to the lights as well. If you're using double sided paper, the inside of your tag will be pretty too. If not, you can easily just trim a strip of coordinating paper to line the inside of the tag.
Lastly today I have a non-holiday card using Holiday Lights. The round bulbs reminded me of those cute little lanterns you see around lately. I pulled out my Banner Builder stamp set for a string to string them onto.
After I had all of the lanterns stamped I diecut some clouds using the Cloud Die and used them as a mask. I sponged Aqua Mist ink over the top and finished off the bottom by stamping the grass from Hanging Out. The fun sentiment is from Think Big Favorites #2.
I hope you enjoyed today's projects!
Supplies not yet linked but available on September 15th from Papertrey Ink: Holiday Lights and Stylish Sentiments: Holiday stamp sets.
Supplies not yet linked but available on September 15th from Papertrey Ink: Stylish Sentiments: Holiday stamp set
Other: Sage Shadow Stampin' Up ink (retired)
Supplies not yet linked but available on September 15th from Papertrey Ink: Holiday Lights stamp set.
Other: Stampin' Up! Lavendar Lace ink (retired)
Supplies not yet linked but available on September 15th from Papertrey Ink: Holiday Lights stamp set